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
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
On March 8, 2018 FAAR partnered with the Fredericksburg Builders Association and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce to host a Legislative Reception. The reception featured brief remarks by City Councilman Tim Duffy, King George Supervsior...read more
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the FAAR Public Policy Committee will interview candidates running for local office in the City of Fredericksburg. While the Committee members’ main goal is to get to know the candidate and whether they will be supportive of the...read more
On Tuesday, March 20, the Stafford County Board of Supervisors listened late into the evening from speakers on the cluster subdivision ordinance. There were 26 speakers who spoke in opposition to repeal while 8 speakers supported repeal of the cluster...read more
Do you have an issue with local or state government that you are struggling with? See something in your business that seems unfair that you want FAAR to work on? Well, FAAR's Public Policy Committee wants to know. Submit an issue for review...read more
For the last ten years, underwater borrowers who either faced foreclosure or short sale were able to escape further financial burdens by cancelling their mortgage debt with the IRS. While the provision of mortgage debt cancellation was renewed many times...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.