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
Louisa County released a draft ordinance on short-term rental regulations in April which included limiting occupancy to 2 transient visitors per bedroom. Many homeowners at Lake Anna purchased their homes with the intent to rent to make it financially feasible and...
From the Virginia Realtors®... Virginia REALTORS® has received communication from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), informing us that the Virginia Rent Relief program (RRP) will close to all new applications at 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2022....
Included in this year's General Assembly session was SB 533 sponsored by Senator Lynwood Lewis from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The bill unanimously passed both the House of Delegates and the State Senate and has been sent to the Governor for his consideration....
Spring Newsletter covers Affordable Housing, 2022 Legislative Agenda, Presidential Message and more!
The latest FAAR newsletter is live! Pick up a copy or read online for the latest in local real estate news including letters from the President and CEO, upcoming classes and events, and the 2022 legislative agenda. But that's not all! This edition includes 2021 Year...
From Naval Support Facility Dahlgren: The Navy is gathering information from our community for consideration in preparing a Community Involvement Plan for the ongoing environmental cleanup program at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. This Environmental Restoration...
Election Night 2021 contained many surprises for candidates and those watching the elections alike. Several seemingly “safe” Democratic Virginia Delegates were ousted by their newcomer Republican challengers. Those victories rode on the coattails of the statewide...
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.