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

Do you want to win tickets to A Downtown Affair To Go?

FAAR members, do you want to be a part of this year's A Downtown Affair To Go? FAAR is giving away 2 sets of tickets complete with 5-course meal, delivery, AND an extra bottle of prosecco!  Enjoy your meal complete with wine, dessert, and flowers from the comfort and...

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Elections are coming, are you ready?

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd, how are you going to cast your vote??  Get all the info on 2020 voting options! This year’s election is no doubt a big one and many people are concerned about how to cast their vote.  Will you vote in-person at your polling place...

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Stafford County Downzoning: What YOU need to know

What’s happening? The Stafford County Board of Supervisors is anticipated to consider downzoning properties in the A-1 zoning category.  Under current regulations, landowners are permitted to subdivide their acreage into minimum lot sizes of 1 home per 3 acres.  The...

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Women’s Council of Realtors Economic Roundtable

On Tuesday, August 10, 2020, the Women's Council of Realtors® hosted an economic roundtable with officials from all six jurisdictions in the FAAR footprint.  The wide ranging discussion touched on aid to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus, new prospects that...

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Extension of Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

Update from the Virginia Realtors® on the current status of the eviction moratorium... On Friday, August 7, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia responded to a request from Governor Northam for a statewide moratorium on evictions as COVID-19 cases continue to be...

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Discrimination and bias have absolutely no place in housing

FAAR applauds the strong stance the National Association of Realtors® is taking on fighting discrimination and bias in the housing industry and echoes NAR President Vince Malta's recent comments on HUD's proposed changes that weaken the disparate impact rule. "NAR is...

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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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