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
It was recently brought to FAAR's attention that Stafford County is looking to repeal the state-mandated cluster subdivision ordinance that they have had in place since 2009. The General Assembly mandated that high growth counties such as Stafford have a cluster...read more
A number of FAAR Realtor® and affiliate members attended the Virginia Realtors® Economic and Advocacy Conference this past week. The conference featured a speech from Governor Ralph Northam, an economic update from Stephen Moret who heads up the Virginia...read more
Are your clients concerned about the endless rows of orange construction barrels up and down area roadways? Help them make sense of what is under construction, how it will impact their commute in the short-term, and how it will benefit the community in...read more
On Wednesday, January 31, King George County Economic Development Director Ryan Gandy addressed a packed house of Realtors and affiliates at the brand new Holiday Inn Express at Dahlgren. He discussed opportunities and challenges the County is facing and...read more
After a very long election season that culminated with a race being decided by drawing a name out of a bowl, the 2018 General Assembly session kicked off with calls for bipartisanship and working together for the good of all Virginians. The Republicans hold a razor...read more
The FAAR Board of Directors recently voted to amend the 2018 Legislative Package to include transportation infrastructure funding to the State Legislative Positions. FAAR has always maintained a Standing Position on transportation, but moving the item up to State...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? Email FAAR Public Policy Director Kim McClellan the details.
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.