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Tips to Comply with the Do Not Call Registry

July 12, 2019

While telemarketing and cold calls can be an effective way to grow your business, REALTORS® should make sure that those calls don’t violate telemarketing laws. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits telemarketing calls to consumers who place their personal phone number on the national Do-Not-Call registry. The Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act also protects consumers […]

Effective July 1, 2019, Unlicensed Assistants Can Either be Employees OR Independent Contractors

June 28, 2019

If you think this is a new law, you are right. July 1st marks the enactment of this and other new laws in Virginia. While the 2019 General Assembly Session ended in February, there was still some back and forth between the Governor and legislators through early May. This year’s legislative changes covered several areas […]

Virginia REALTORS® Select 2020 Leadership Team

June 27, 2019

At the Summer 2019 Board of Directors meeting, elections were held to determine two spots on the Virginia REALTORS® 2020 Leadership Team. Beth Dalton of the New River Valley Association of REALTORS® was elected President-Elect, and Denise Ramey of the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® was elected Vice President. The two will serve alongside the […]

Last Call for 2020 State Committee Applications

June 24, 2019

Time is running out to become a vital part of your association. Virginia REALTORS® is currently accepting applications for 2020 State Committee Volunteers for all Virginia REALTORS® committees including RPAC Trustees. The completed form is due to Virginia REALTORS® by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 28, 2019. If you are interested in this unique opportunity […]

HUD to Strengthen Landlords’ Rights in Service Animal Requests

May 16, 2019

Landlords and property managers are entitled to “reliable verification” of a tenant’s need for a service animal and can require proof beyond an online certification, a Department of Housing and Urban Development official said Tuesday at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. Lynn Grosso, director of HUD’s Fair Housing and Equal […]

Affordable Health Insurance Option is Vetoed by Governor

May 13, 2019

Earlier this year, more than 3,000 Virginia REALTORS® responded to a Call For Action in support of legislation that would open the door for our association to pool together our nearly 34,000 members to negotiate better, more affordable health insurance options for you and your families. Our research indicates that nearly 7,000 of you go […]

Are You Ready to Vote on June 11, 2019 in the Primary Election?

May 3, 2019

It’s Primary Election time in Loudoun County. On Tuesday, June 11th, voters in Loudoun County will head to the polls to nominate candidates for offices to be voted on in the November 5th General Election. Democratic Party primaries will be held for the following offices: Member, Senate of Virginia, District 31 Member, Senate of Virginia, […]

Big Wins from the 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session

March 1, 2019

The Virginia General Assembly has wrapped up the 2019 Session. The 47-day legislative gathering was tumultuous to say the least, but one that concluded successfully for the Virginia REALTORS®. Your Virginia REALTORS® staff and Public Policy Committee (PPC) sifted through the 3128 bills and resolutions introduced this year to assess each’s potential impact on the […]

Virginia REALTORS® Advocate on Behalf of the Industry

January 26, 2019

The 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session has begun and all of the bills advanced by the Virginia REALTORS® are moving! This session will be ‘short,’ only lasting 46 days. It is scheduled to end on Saturday, February 23rd. Join us in Richmond to help advocate on behalf of your business at the 2019 Virginia REALTORS® […]

Call for Action: Virginia Assembly Health Insurance Legislation

January 25, 2019

On Friday, January 25, 2019, the Virginia REALTORS® launched an all-member Call For Action on several health insurance related bills being considered by the Virginia General Assembly.  While these bills approach the problem in different ways, each could open the door for more coverage options for our members. Senate Bill 1689 (Dunnavant) – Allows certain […]