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
Below is an update from NAR on the ongoing MLS lawsuit. The litigation is proceeding in Missouri, and we are awaiting a judge's ruling on our motion to dismiss for the case in Illinois. NAR intends to demonstrate to the courts how the MLS system creates...read more
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, FAAR hosted a meeting on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) at the Germanna Community College Center for Advanced Technology. So what are Opportunity Zones and why should Realtors® care about them? Great...read more
November 5th is Election Day in Virginia and it's less than 2 weeks away! Your vote is important and truly does make a difference. In 2017, one of the seats on the ballot was decided by just 84 votes so plan to get out there and make your voice heard! ...read more
FAAR was able to secure a grant through the National Association of Realtors® to host a meeting on Qualified Opportunity Zones and how our region might best be able to utilize this new tool for redevelopment. Anyone who works with investors or has an...read more
Without Congressional action, the National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire on September 30, 2019. NAR is working with Congressional leaders and the White House to secure a long-term reauthorization of NFIP before then. In the meantime, NAR has...read more
The Trump Administration issued a blueprint on Thursday, September 5 for getting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of conservatorship. This is important to REALTORS® because the secondary mortgage market impacts the cost and availability of credit...read more
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.