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
From the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®... Prepared by Evan Liddiard, Senior Policy Representative, Federal TaxationExample 1: Amy Agent is a single Realtor® who operates as a sole proprietor and independent contractor. She received $100,000 in net...read more
The Virginia Realtors® (VR)hosted their annual Economic and Advocacy Summit on February 5th and 6th at the Omni Shoreham in Richmond. This event features speakers, an RPAC honors lunch, legislator town halls and a reception. In addition, the...read more
On Wednesday, January 30, a group of nearly 50 FAAR members packed a room at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library's Howell Branch for an economic update with Rick Cobert, Business Development Administrator with the Stafford County Department of...read more
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, a group of FAAR leadership visited our delegation of elected officials to advocate for the 2019 Virginia Realtors Legislative agenda. The group consisted of FAAR President Drew Fristoe, President-Elect Arlene Mason, Director...read more
From NAR, written by Joseph Ventrone, Vice President of Federal Policy and Industry RelationsWASHINGTON (January 22, 2019) – Late last week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding the new 20 percent...read more
FEMA surprised the housing industry by issuing guidance to its insurance agents stating that they cannot issue new policies or renew existing policies through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) due to the partial government shutdown. This will...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.
Annual Legislative Package
Each spring, the Public Policy Committee gathers the issues it has looked at over the last year and decides which issues rise to the level of being included in the annual Legislative Package. This package is submitted to the Virginia Association of Realtors® for possible inclusion in the statewide legislative agenda for the following year. Review the most recent copy of the Legislative Package here. Interested in submitting an issue of concern? Do it here through our simple online form.
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.