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Member Type | Count


REALTOR®         1,117

Offices                 132 Affiliate                161


Click here to see which RVAR members have switched firms, gone inactive, or joined recently.

RVAR Standard Forms Changes: Effective August 1st 
1. Inspection Addendum

Several revisions to the Inspection Addendum are being made as a result of suggestions recently received.

a. Paragraph G will be renamed Additional Structures and/or Systems to be Inspected (instead of Additional Inspections).   

b. Results of Inspections -- Home and Additional Inspections: The following one word change should help clarify the meaning of the first sentence.

2. Exclusive Right to Represent Buyer Agreement

Paragraph 6 Service Fee will be changed to give Broker the option to credit or not credit the Service Fee to the Buyer once the Buyer closes on the purchase of property.

Paragraph 7 Brokerage Fee will be changed to insert a blank line for the Broker and Buyer to spell out the Broker's fee, rather than the three options currently provided. 

VAR Debuts Meth Disclosure Statement

The Code of Virginia now requires the seller or landlord of residential property who has actual knowledge that a property was (1) previously used to manufacture methamphetamine and (2) has not been cleaned up in accordance with state guidelines, to provide a written disclosure of that fact to the prospective purchaser or tenant.

Click here to view VAR's new Meth Disclosure Statement. NOTE: VAR forms are available in zipForms, in addition to RVAR's library of standard forms. Just click on the "Select Library" tab to select the VAR library of forms.

FORE -- RVAR's 2014 Golf Tournament       

The 2014 RVAR Golf Tournament will be held at the Roanoke Country Club on Friday, September 5th with registration and lunch at 11:00AM and shotgun start at Noon. This is the first time we have held the tournament at the Roanoke Country Club and it will be a great venue for all the golfers. Plus, what better way to start your weekend!

The price is $60 per player / $240 per team which includes lunch, range balls, golf and reception with loads of door prizes. Put your team together and come play for $1,000 in prizes to the top two Net and Gross scoring teams. Click here for details and to register.

         2014 Affiliate/REALTOR® Night  

The Affiliates Committee is pleased to announce that Hidden Valley Country Club will again be the location of this year's Affiliate/REALTOR® Night on Thursday, September 25th! The theme for this Red Carpet event will be "Casino Party II" and singer/songwriter Jane Powell is scheduled to appear for an encore performance!

This event was a huge success last year and we expect this year's event to be even bigger! Tickets are still $15 if purchased by September 21st and include all the fun, networking, entertainment, food and 2 drink tickets! Click here for all the details and to order your tickets now!

Tech Tools REALTORS® Love Most  

REALTORS® are pouring more money into mobile technologies to make their businesses more efficient and expand their reach to clients, according to the 2013-2014 REALTOR® Technology Survey conducted by NAR's Center for REALTOR® Technology.

The survey, based on more than 1,200 responses, found that brokers spent a median of $1,410 on technology for their real estate business last year, a 26% increase over 2012. Agents spent a median of $848.

The survey revealed the following most valued technologies:
*    Real estate software for forms (particularly DocuSign, ZipForms, Authentisign,   
      FormSimplicity and DotLoop)
*    Mobile apps (such as Dropbox, e-Key apps, Evernote, Google Maps, Open Home
      Pro and Supra)
*    Electronic tables (iPad cited as most valuable tablet)
*    Property databases (such as local MLSs, Realist public records database,
      Realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow)
*    CRM solutions (Top Producer and e-Edge)
*    Social media (Facebook and LinkenIn)

The most popular smartphone among REALTORS® continues to be the iPhone. Fifty-two percent of REALTORS® say they own an iPhone for their business, while 36% use Androids and 3% use Blackberry devices.
VAR Relocation Day: August 6th
VAR's Relocation Day Conference, Wednesday, August 6th, 9AM-4PM at the Boar's Head Resort in Charlottesville, will explore the best practices in the industry including: how to help diverse buyers and sellers and the five biggest challenges in corporate relocation today. Plus a variety of breakout sessions. Click here for more information or to register. 
Upcoming Education Offerings
The Keys to Selling HUD Homes: This FREE class, August 21st, 10:00-11:30AM at the RVAR office, will focus on simple and easy steps for HUD registration, plus HUD appraisals, repairs and new HUD listing periods. The presenter will be Walter Grewe of Long & Foster, REALTORS®. Click here to register.

Financial Workshop: RVAR's Education Committee is offering two FREE classes on September 18th: Take one class or both!

Tax Strategies (9:30-10:30AM): Basic tax planning information including record keeping and tax law changes.

Caring for an Aging Parent (10:45-11:45AM): Helpful planning options, tips and resources for caregivers.

These classes will be conducted by Patricia Lucas of Greystone Financial Group, an office of MetLife. Click here to register.

Upcoming Classes: Mark your calendars. The details of these classes will be promoted soon.

    Annual Legal Update with VAR Deputy Counsel Blake Hegeman
    October 28th, 9AM-Noon, South Roanoke County Library
    Social Media with Atlantic Bay's Stacey Wanish
    November 6th, 10AM-Noon, RVAR Office 
Our REALTOR® Family
In Sympathy

RVAR expresses sympathy to Vickie Clarke of Long & Foster, REALTORS® upon the death of her husband; to Ron Allie of RE/MAX All Stars upon the death of his brother; and to John Vaught of MKB, REALTORS® upon the death of his sister.

Let RVAR know if you have news to share.  



August 1st   

Deadline for Nominations for BOD Openings     

August 21st  

Selling HUD Homes

September 1st  

RVAR Office Closed for Holiday    

September 5th  

Golf Tournament
September 12th
New Member Orientation
September 18th
Financial Workshop
September 25th
Affiliates & REALTOR® Night
October 28th
Annual Legal Update
                   2014 RVAR Partner / Sponsors  


The RVAR proudly recognizes our

2014 Partner / Sponsors

for their generous support this year!


Platinum Level Partner / Sponsors


Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group

Southwest Virginia Moving & Storage

Virginia Varsity Transfer & Self Storage


Diamond Level Partner / Sponsors


Union Mortgage Group 

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage


Gold Level Partner / Sponsors


Acquisition Title & Settlement Agency, Inc.

BB&T Home Mortgage

Bill Meador Insurance Agency

Colonial Mortgage Company

Corridor Mortgage Group

Freedom First 

Laura R. Wright, Attorney at Law

Virginia Title Center


Silver Level Partner / Sponsors


2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

Colonial Title and Settlement

First Citizens Bank

HomeTown Mortgage

HMS Home Warranty

Member One Federal Credit Union

Seal-Tite Basement Waterproofing Co.

The Bullington Law Firm

 Thank You!!  

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