Advocacy

Protecting 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.

REALTORS® Political Action Committee

Improving good government by stimulating Realtors® to become involved in government at every level.

Government Resources

Federal, state and local government legal resources for Realtors®.

Submit an Issue

Concerned about an issue? Tell us about it here!

Policy and Advocacy News

Check out the 2021 Virginia Realtors Legislative Agenda

Check out the 2021 Virginia Realtors® Legislative Agenda.  These are the items that your Association will be fighting for in the General Assembly this year. Flood awareness: Creating a flood risk report, compiled by data already available through the Department of...

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Congress passes $900 billion COVID relief bill

Congress just approved a large stimulus package to provide relief from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Check out the laundry list of items included in the bill.  Update is provided by NAR.  Some notable inclusions:  eviction moratorium extended through January 31,...

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Say NO to Stafford County downzoning!

UPDATE as of January 2021:  Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, Stafford County is deferring action on downzoning until the public can safely engage at County Board of Supervisors meetings.  The issue is still on the table, but we expect consideration to be...

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Evictions now require a 14-day notice and other new laws…

From the Virginia Realtors... Critical updates to help YOU operate within the law Governor Northam called a special session of the General Assembly, which began on August 18, 2020. Throughout this session, Virginia REALTORS® worked to maintain the status of...

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Stafford County to consider downzoning on October 29

The Stafford County Board of Supervisors will host a joint public hearing with the Stafford County Planning Commission on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30pm on downzoning.  This meeting will be held at Colonial Forge High School, located at 550 Courthouse Road, to allow...

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Rental Assistance and the Eviction Moratorium

Eviction Moratorium What is the current status of evictions in Virginia?  Can landlords evict individuals for non-payment of rent or other lease violations?  The answer is yes, but with qualifications.  While the statewide eviction moratorium has ended, the Centers...

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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.

Advocacy Events

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.

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