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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
Each year, the FAAR Public Policy Committee considers issues for inclusion in the Association's annual Legislative Package. These issues are then sent to the Virginia Realtors for potential inclusion in the statewide legislative agenda for the following...read more
Did you know that the National Flood Insurance Program expires on July 31? If the U.S. Congress lets the program lapse, up to 44, 000 homes sales could be impacted each day. Let your Members of Congress know that extending the program until a long-term...read more
General Assembly Adjourns: What does it mean for real estate? The General Assembly adjourned the 2018 session on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The Virginia Realtors® Legislative Team along with many local Government Affairs Director worked tirelessly to...read more
On Thursday, May 3, FAAR hosted the Taste of Fredericksburg fundraiser to benefit RPAC. Over $2,000 was raised in support of RPAC and members enjoyed a lovely evening at Braehead Manor. The event featured wine tasting by Chateau MerrillAnne, beer tasting...read more
Your copy of the May Newsletter, the FAARside is here! Crack open a copy to learn all about the most recent projects at the Association, a sneak peak of the expo, and more! This edition includes New Member Welcome A special gift from the Fredericksburg...read more
The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® announces endorsements Fredericksburg City Council races on the ballot for the May 1st general election. “Regardless of whether you live or work in the City of Fredericksburg, a vibrant downtown benefits us...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.