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
Board of Directors Application Deadline: Friday, June 21stby Pat Breme, RCE, CEOThe question is are you ready to step up be a participant in the organization or will you remain an observer perhaps a complainer without knowing all the facts. Every year the...read more
The Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors® (FAAR) has agreed to join the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) amicus brief in defense of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Association Health Plan rule. Amicus briefs are legal documents filed in...read more
With the summer nearly in full swing at Lake Anna, your clients may have questions about fire and rescue coverage. Here is an update courtesy of Spotsylvania County. Still have questions? Email Kim McClellan and she will run them down for...read more
Recent update from NAR Legal Counsel, Katie Johnson, on the class action lawsuit...In response to NAR's motion to dismiss the Moehrl v. NAR lawsuit, the plaintiff's attorneys this week let the court know they are amending their complaint. Although the case...read more
by Barbara Castillo, RCE, CIPSProfessional Development Although DPOR no longer publishes an official publication of violations and disciplinary actions, the Real Estate Board meeting minutes are public record and it’s quite easy to research and compile....read more
The Virginia REALTORS®, through the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) of Virginia, has endorsed Bob Thomas and Bryce Reeves for re-election to their General Assembly seats.“Our goal is to identify and support candidates who understand...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.