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Differentiate Yourself with ABR®

July 1, 2019

NEVER WORK FOR FREE AGAIN With the ABR® designation September 11 & 12, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Lunch Included) Early-Bird thru 9/4/19 Members: $199     Non-Members: $249       Register Now  Arm yourself with the skills YOU need to make your brokerage extraordinary! Get started with NAR’s Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation 2-day course.  After taking […]

Fair Housing & Love Letters: How Sharing Can Get You in Trouble

April 26, 2019

Check out the latest video from the Virginia REALTORS®. Taking a look at the common practice of “love letters” through the lens of Fair Housing can keep you from a lot of trouble. Find out how to make sure all parties involved are still protected.

April is Fair Housing Month: Important Resources Available

March 21, 2019

April 2019 marks the 51st anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act, which prohibits housing discrimination and draws attention to both the challenges that remain in housing and the achievements to ensure Americans equal access to housing options. This is a momentous occasion for the real estate industry. Because community is so central to […]

How Do You Effectively Pre-screen Clients?

March 16, 2019

What Do Landlords Want? Join us quarterly in 2019 for hands-on workshops that will impact the way you Work with Renters. It is recommended that you attend all four classes as they will build upon each other.  April 12~ May 20 ~ September 4 ~ November 18 Come sit with an experienced Property Manager, Robin […]

Anti-Trust: REALTORS® Subject to the Same Laws, in Person or Online

March 13, 2019

So, you’re a good REALTOR®, professional, you return your calls, you take care of your clients. You’re courteous and fair to your fellow agents, and you do your best to conduct your business in an ethical and legal manner. But even good agents, as described above, can get themselves into trouble especially with a relatively […]

Ready to Expand Your International Business Opportunities?

February 12, 2019

Friday,  April 8, 2019 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Early-bird Registration Deadline – April 1, 2019   $80 This course provides: 7 hours of continuing education (Real Estate Related) 2 hours post licensing in (Current Industry Issues) This course is designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. Since 1998, the program has […]

Register Now: Virginia Landlord Tenant Law Changes – February 4th

January 26, 2019

Join us quarterly in 2019 to get up-to-date changes from Karen Daily, EKKO Title and Sarah Louppe Petcher, S&T Law Group that could impact your practice.  It is recommended that you attend all four classes as they will build upon each other.  Spend only an 1 1/2 hours to learn about the laws. Register now by clicking on […]

New Education Requirements in 2019 for Brokers and New Licensees

October 26, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2019, all brokers and new licensees (1 year or less) will have new education requirements! No hours were added to either broker requirements or PLE, however both have some of the existing hours allocated to specific topics. Brokers Next year, as part of the already required 8 hours of Broker Management & […]

New Law Video: Copyrights and Your Listing Photographs

September 12, 2018

 Check out the latest Window to the Law video from the Legal Affairs division of the National Associations of REALTORS®.  Watch and learn copyright best practices for listing photographs, including obtaining the necessary rights to photos and understanding the rights granted to third parties, such as MLSs. You may also view the slide presentation. […]

Check out Recent Caveat REALTOR® Podcasts on EMD and Teams

June 17, 2018

Earnest Money Deposits Laura and Jon talk about the risks involved for real estate licenses with regard to confirming that EMDs have been paid into escrow, particularly when it comes to the potential for identity theft. They also answer some questions from the legal hotline regarding how to handle EMDs, both from the listing and […]