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In This Issue
2015 Dues Reminder
Two New Lake Forms
Forms Revisions Slated for December
2014 Installation & Awards
Join an RVAR Committee
News Corp. Closes realtor.com Deal
Claim your Realtor.com Profile
2014 Profile of Buyers and Sellers
REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace
Upcoming Education
Our REALTOR® Family
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
2015 Dues Reminder
To date, 655 members have already paid their 2015 dues (which includes dues for RVAR, VAR and NAR.) The final date to pay 2015 dues is Monday, January 5th. Questions? Or need another copy of your dues bill? Contact Susan Edwards at the RVAR office.

Two New Lake Forms: Training Offered

RVAR's Standard Forms Committee is pleased to present two new Lake forms -- the Lake Disclosure (to be used with listings and contracts) and the Lake Addendum (to be used with contracts). These forms encompass input from many Brokers, Agents and Attorneys who handle Lake transactions.

Three training classes are available -- two classes will be held at Westlake Country Club and one class at the RVAR office. Click on the links below to register.

Samples of these forms will be provided during training. PDFs of these forms will be available by November 21st for member use. These forms will go live in RVAR's zipForm library by mid-December.


November 21st 10-Noon

Agents @ RVAR

November 21st 2-4 PM

Agents @ Westlake CC

December 3rd 2-4 PM

Agents @ Westlake CC

Forms Revisions Slated for December

The following form revisions will also go live in RVAR's zipForm library by mid-December.

1. Revisions related to Lake forms: The following forms will be revised to reflect the Lake Disclosure and Lake Addendum as possible Addenda: Seller Listing; Purchase Agreement; Lot/Land Purchase Agreement.

2. Seller Listing Disclosure: The Exclusive Right to Represent Seller Agreement will be revised to add a Disclosure Statement for Residential Property Previously Used to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

3. Addendum/Amendment to Purchase Agreement: Four copies of this form will become available in zipForms, so that you may use up to 4 per Purchase Agreement.

2014 Installation & Awards Breakfast       

Please join us as we celebrate the successes of 2014 and install our 2015 Officers and Directors. Our Installation & Awards Breakfast will be held on Friday, December 12th at the Sheraton Hotel Roanoke from 8:30 until 10:30 AM. The cost is $15 to attend which includes breakfast. We will also be giving special recognition to our REALTOR® of the Year, and the Community Service and Distinguished Service Award recipients. Click here to register.

Join an RVAR Committee!    

Make a difference in 2015! Volunteering benefits not only RVAR, but also your business. You will be better informed on industry trends, expand your network and have a hand in shaping the Association's direction.

Join a Committee and let RVAR help improve your business! Both REALTORS® and Affiliate members are welcome to serve. Click here to sign up for a Committee, plus review a description of each Committee's purpose and how often it meets.

News Corp. Closes realtor.com Deal

Global media giant News Corp. now owns realtor.com operator Move Inc., with the $950 million deal closing November 14th. News Corp. owns media outlets around the world including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Harper Collins Publishers and London-based The Times. Those assets are expected to expand realtor.com's reach. "In partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® and its 1 million members, we look forward to turbocharging realtor.com and making it the most popular and profitable property site in America," said Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp.
Claim your Realtor.com Profile
Have you claimed your REALTOR® profile on realtor.com®? If not, you may be missing out on opportunities or leads. Here are some benefits of a claimed realtor.com® profile:
*    All of your listings will feature a clickable link to your profile where you can  
      demonstrate your expertise and show your activity.
*    REALTORS® can generate leads and connect with consumers.
*    A profile acts as the basic building block for other free tools from realtor.com®.

Are you unsure if you've already claimed your profile? Just search for yourself in the Find Realtors Directory on realtor.com®. If you are asked to claim your profile through a clickable link, you have not claimed it and should do so! For step-by-step instructions on setting up your profile, please refer to www.realtor.com/profile-support. If you need any further help, just contact the realtor.com® Customer Care Center at 800-878-4166. 
2014 Profile of Buyers and Sellers
Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® gathers detailed information about the buying and selling experience nationwide. Did you know that ...

*    The typical homebuyer in 2014 searched for 10 weeks, and viewed 10 homes
      before purchasing - this is two weeks shorter than the previous year's report.
*    Ninety-two percent of buyers used the Internet in some way in their home
      search and 50 percent used a mobile website or application in their home
*    Eighty-eight percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate
*    The typical home purchased had 1,870 square feet of living space, three
      bedrooms, two bathrooms and was built in 1993.
*    The typical seller lived in their home for 10 years. Buyers expect to live in their
      home for 12 years after buying.

Click here for a one-page summary of this profile.
REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace: Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment for major medical health insurance plans that meet the mandates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began November 15th for plan effective dates of January 1, 2015 and beyond.

The REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace is an easy to use comparative online shopping site designed to help NAR members obtain insurance -- health and dental -- by offering a wide roster of insurance plans and products from top-rated carriers nationwide that meet ACA mandates. Click here to learn more.
Upcoming Education     
Upcoming Classes: If you already have your 2015 calendar, then make a note of these two classes:

Top Producer Panel: This FREE session, scheduled for January 21st, 10:00-11:30AM at the RVAR office, will feature: Curtis Burchett (MKB, REALTORS®), Angie McGhee (Long & Foster, REALTORS®), Joan Turner (BHHS Premier, REALTORS®) and Tom Fansler (Berkshire Hathaway Smith Mt. Lake).

Listings to the Max: LeRoy Houser returns with his newest class, scheduled for February 18th, 9:00AM-Noon. Details are being confirmed.  
Our RVAR Family



RVAR offers condolences to Cat VerSluis of Berkshire Hathaway Smith Mountain Lake upon the recent death of her sister.  RVAR also offers condolences to Ron Owens of Long & Foster Hales Ford Bridge upon the death of his nephew Scott. (Scott's father was Jeff Owens, former broker/owner of Owens & Co.) 

Let RVAR know if you have news to share.



 November 27th & 28th  



RVAR Office Closed for Holiday

 December 12th 
Installation & Awards Breakfast
 December 24th

RVAR Office Closes at Noon

 December 25th-26th
RVAR Office Closed for Holiday 
 December 31st
RVAR Office Closes at Noon
January 1st
RVAR Office Closed for Holiday
January 5th
Final Date to pay 2015 Dues
January 21st

Top Producer Panel

February 18th

LeRoy Houser's Listings to the Max

                   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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