AdvocacyProtecting our members’ ability to conduct business and also the rights of millions of property owners.
How do we advocate on your behalf?
The Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors® (FAAR) represents REALTOR® and affiliate members throughout the Fredericksburg area including the City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline. Our members also work in the neighboring counties of Louisa, Orange, Prince William, and Westmoreland. FAAR focuses on protecting our members’ ability to conduct business and also the rights of millions of property owners across the region. FAAR works to build relationships with local elected officials to ensure that the real estate industry has a seat at the table when important decisions that impact the industry are being made.
Policy and Advocacy News
The Fed released a study on the economic well-being of U.S. households, with extra data from April 2020. No surprise that financial circumstances were generally positive in 2019 but that financial conditions changed dramatically for people who experienced job loss or...
FAAR Releases 2020 Fredericksburg Area Smart Growth Survey In early 2020, FAAR contracted with the National Association of Realtors® to conduct a survey on growth and development attitudes in the Fredericksburg region. The survey was conducted by the firm American...
FAAR's Education Committee and our Affiliate Marketing Partners have weighed in to give you a set of tips to keep you sane and sailing through this time of upheaval due to COVID-19. Check it out! Looking for more resources? Visit faarmembers.com/coronavirus
Information about Reopening: Broken down by the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce and shared by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. Thank you! Governor Northam announced Virginia’s plan to “reopen Virginia” and move into Phase I of the Governor’s...
A new resource from NAR gives associations and members a tool to help homeowners who are struggling to meet their loan obligations due to COVID-19. The Protect Your Investment brochure offers guidance on working with trusted professionals like REALTORS® and housing...
The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR) announces its endorsement of Mary Katherine Greenlaw for Mayor of the City of Fredericksburg. The general election was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and also includes seats for At-Large City...
Public Policy Committee
The FAAR Public Policy Committee consists of Realtor® and affiliate members who are interested in politics and policy. The group meets monthly to discuss issues of concern that impact the real estate profession. These issues are related to specific policies at the local, state, or federal level and also local elections. The Committee members work to develop solid relationships with local elected officials so that our Association has a seat the table when important decisions are being made that will impact the real estate market.
FAAR Standing Positions
The FAAR Public Policy Committee reviews individual issues that agents are facing on a rolling basis. FAAR will ensure that agents get answers to their questions. If the Committee identifies an issue that has implications for the real estate market as a whole, we will submit that issue to the Virginia Realtors® for potential inclusion in our statewide legislative platform before the General Assembly. Interested in submitting an issue of concern? Do it here through our simple online form.
The Committee also frequently reviews and updates our Standing Positions. We refer back to these positions when we are asked to support or oppose something specific. These positions guide the response and engagement of our Association on issues in our local communities. Click here to view our current Standing Positions.
FAAR hosts events throughout the year that give members the opportunity to engage in advocacy efforts. Each February, Realtors® and affiliate members descend on Capitol Square in Richmond to lobby their members of the General Assembly on issues of importance to real estate. FAAR hosts roundtables 3-4 times per year throughout the region to address specific local issues and hot topics such sign regulations and economic development. FAAR frequently hosts events with local elected officials to give our members a chance to interact with those individuals who represent them.
Fredericksburg Area Market Statistics
FAAR has access to a wealth of statistical information that you can use in your publications, market research, and listing presentations. Want to know how the market is faring throughout the region? Read the latest FAAR reports and review market statistics by clicking on the links below.