What is Locktoberfest? We know that a lot of agents have lockboxes that are unused and possibly unneeded. This is a great opportunity for CVR MLS to reconcile our lockbox inventory and for agents to return lockboxes to win some great prizes, including the chance to win your 2022 CVR MLS fees paid. When is LocktoberFest? Locktoberfest begins Monday, October 4th and runs through Friday, October 29th Where do I drop off my lockboxes? You can drop off your lockboxes at either the RAR Office in Richmond or the CVR MLS satellite office at SVAR in Colonial Heights. What exactly are these prizes? We will be drawing weekly for some [...]
During the week of October 18th, RAR Board members are challenging their fellow RAR members and sponsors to get out and volunteer their time for a nonprofit that is near and dear to their hearts. You can reach out to a charity of your choice or look below to find some local nonprofits that need your help. Click here to register for the Service Celebration #REALTORSGiveBack Celebration | Wednesday, October 20th from 5 PM to 7 PM While members are busy logging volunteer hours, we are throwing a REALTORS Give Back Celebration on Wednesday, October 20th from 5 PM [...]
Over 3000 bills were introduced during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session. The Richmond Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs team, along with our local and state counterparts, reviewed every bill that would impact real estate. Below you will find a brief summary of each successful piece of legislation that could affect your business. If you would like to review the legislation in depth, each bill number links to the full text as it is enacted into law. All bills are effective July 1, 2020 unless otherwise noted. For more information on these or other legislative items, contact Joh Gehlbach at firstname.lastname@example.org. [...]
Leigh Brown will be teaching strategies for thriving during this unprecedented time. Her three-part series occurs each Wednesday at noon for the remainder of April. Please register for these webinars with the email on file with RAR. To update your email address follow these steps: Click the Member Account icon on your Clareity dashboard Click Update Personal Information on the left side menu Change your email address #BeTheREALTOR Wednesday, April 15 | 12:00 PM Leigh shares the winning strategies of molding your marketing plan in a virtual, online setting. Learn how to share your new message effectively – learn how to [...]
Last week, the United States Congress passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package with overwhelming bipartisan support. President Trump signed it into law. The measure includes $350 billion for the Small Business Administration 7(a) loan program. Under the terms, eligible businesses (500 employees or fewer) can get up to $10 million toward mortgage interest, rents, utilities, and payroll costs. A portion of these loans will be forgivable. “We worked with the drafters of this legislation to ensure that independent contractors and those living on a commission-based income will be eligible for the loans as well as the forgiveness provision,” said [...]
Applying for the 2019 Outstanding Production Awards: Each year the Richmond Association of REALTORS® highlights the outstanding listing, selling and leasing accomplishments of our members with the annual Outstanding Production Awards. These awards recognize excellence in salesmanship and demonstrate the power of cooperation in the Central Virginia real estate market. Your residential sales transaction information will be downloaded automatically from the Matrix database and your award category determined by RE Stats. No application is required unless: You wish to apply for a Team Award. You participated in sales or lease transactions that are not reflected in the CVR MLS database. You wish to [...]
Broker Conversations At its November 2019 meeting, the NAR’s Board of Directors approved a change to the NAR Code of Ethics training requirement. Since 2001, Realtors have been required to take the Code of Ethics training to retain their membership. NAR has amended the requirement from every two years to every three years to give members more time to fit it into their continuing education schedule and to provide local associations adequate time between cycles to administer the program. The current requirement deadline has been extended from December 31, 2020 to December 31, 2021. The next cycle will begin on January [...]
Thank you for coming out to our annual Shred It, Share It event! Together, we raised over $2,000 in cash donations, collected hundreds of non-perishables and electronics, and shredded 18,000 pounds of paper.
Chesterfield County actively encourages investment in aging neighborhoods and offers an incentive program to homeowners who improve the value of homes that are at least 25 years old (built-in 1994 or earlier). Homeowners anywhere in the county who improve the assessed value of their home by at least 10% may realize a property tax exemption based on the assessed value of the improvement. This program applies to rehabilitation, renovation, or replacement of older structures. The benefit lasts 15 years and runs with the property. Rehabilitation tax exemptions are also available for commercial and industrial buildings, as well as for apartments and [...]
Special thanks to the 2019 RE TRENDS speakers Dr. Lawrence Yun, Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, and Crystal Washington for sharing their industry knowledge with us. We have made each presentation available for reference below: Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of REALTORS - Economic & Real Estate Market Outlook Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, Chief Economist of Virginia REALTORS - Economic & Market Trends Outlook for the Richmond Area Crystal Washington, Futurist & Technology Strategist - Imagine the Future Click for Crystal Washington's guide to getting started using productivity apps and websites for busy professionals.