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
Your copy of the May Newsletter, the FAARside is here! Crack open a copy to learn all about what’s going on in local real estate. But that’s not all! It's like a magazine, but useful! This edition includes: Update on the NAR lawsuit Expo Preview New...read more
Check out the blog below from the Virginia Realtors® for an update on their efforts to expand health insurance coverage for our members.By: Guest Author, Vice President of Political Operations, Anthony ReedyEarlier this year, more than 3,000 Virginia...read more
Seems like deja vu all over again, right? The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire again at the end of May. Congress is working on yet another short-term extension. Read below for an update provided by NAR... Bipartisan...read more
From NAR Legal Counsel Katie Johnson... Following the Moehrl v. NAR litigation filed in March that challenges the MLS system and the way that broker commissions are paid, two additional lawsuits with similar allegations have been filed against NAR and the same four...read more
FAAR hosted a meeting at Lake Anna with the Economic Development Directors from the counties of Louisa, Orange, and Spotsylvania. Discussion focused transportation, infrastructure development, healthcare services and broadband. All three government...read more
FAAR and the Chamber hosted a joint legislative reception on Wednesday, April 17 at the 718 Venue in downtown Fredericksburg. Several legislators were in attendance including Senator Bryce Reeves, Delegate Bob Thomas, Delegate Buddy Fowler, and Delegate...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.