Resources for Brokers

Broker FAQ

Hanging Licenses
  • Active licensees in a brokerage should be a member of an Association the Broker belongs to
  • If the licensee does not join an association, the Broker will be assessed a non-member salespersons fee.
  • This is a bylaw of NAR
    • Bylaw language can be found at https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/policies/limited-function-referral-office-lfro-policy
    • “For a REALTOR® (principal) to be exempt from paying size formula dues based on referral licensees, the licenses must be held by an entity separate from the REALTOR®’s brokerage firm, and all referrals must be made to the REALTOR’s brokerage firm on a substantially exclusive basis. The same REALTOR® can be a principal in both firms. An “entity” is a separate, legally recognized business and includes all possible structures for a business permitted under state law.”
  • If a licensee wishes to go on referral status they may, but the Broker must have a separate company for referrals.
Applications
  • Agents must fill out and sign all pages and pertinent information. Brokers must sign page 4 in order for the application to be processed.
  • Please use the application on the FAAR website as that is the most current application form www.faarmembers.com/how-to-join/
  • If you are unsure of the amount of dues at the time of application, please call FAAR and we will share the latest cost.
  • No Sentrilock or Bright MLS services can be rendered at the time the application is turned in. There is a 24-72 hour turnaround time for applications.
  • A welcome email will be sent to the agent as soon as the application is processed.  Please have agents read it in its entirety.
Terminations and Transfers
  • When an agent is terminated from your office, please notify Lori Hillard Wehr with the specifics of the agents termination with the agent termination form found at www.faarmembers.com/forms
  • When an agent transfers into your office, please notify Lori Hillard Wehr of the agents transfer with the agent transfer form found at www.faarmembers.com/forms and $75 payment.
  • If an agent is transferring from another association, they will need to fill out the application form, not the agent transfer form.
  • REALTOR® members must hold a valid license with DPOR. Upon expiration, the FAAR office will notify a member via email within 5 business days of the expiration. On the 10th of the month, if DPOR does not indicate the license is renewed, the FAAR office will terminate all services- association, Sentrilock and Brightmls.
How to print, pay, or email an agents' dues
  • On the faarmembers.com portal, a broker or office designated person can pay agent dues and as part of this process they can also send a message to selected agents and print renewal notices. Start by logging in at faarmembers.com/myaccount.  If you have not updated your information or logged in recently, you might be prompted to review your information before proceeding to the “My Account” page. 
  • View the rest of the instructions here

Broker News

#Member Monday Meet REALTOR® Chasity Richardson

#Member Monday Meet REALTOR® Chasity Richardson

The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Member Spotlight feature allows members of the community to get to know each other before working with each other in a transaction. Each member answers a series of questions to reveal more about themselves as people. ...

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Regional home prices continue to soar in April

The local real estate market broke more records in April of 2022 with the regional median sales price and two jurisdictions seeing all-time highs.  The month closed out with a nearly 18% increase in total sold dollar volume, going from approximately $288 million in...

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#MemberMonday Meet REALTOR® Joseph Goins

#MemberMonday Meet REALTOR® Joseph Goins

The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® Member Spotlight feature allows members of the community to get to know each other before working with each other in a transaction. Each member answers a series of questions to reveal more about themselves as people. ...

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FAAR presents 2021 Awards

FAAR presents 2021 Awards

The Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS® (FAAR) recognized 2021 award winners who have set themselves apart in the industry through their commitment to professionalism, education, and customer service. The event took place at the “Breaking Barriers” REALTOR...

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ICYMI: VA’s Rent Relief Program Ending in May

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....

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Apply for the 2023 FAAR Board of Directors

Apply for the 2023 FAAR Board of Directors

FAAR is looking for leaders to join our Board! Over the last year we have made great strides in welcoming new leaders in our membership and committees, and now it’s time to continue that trend for the Board of Directors!   Are you interested in serving? The...

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Regional Home Prices Continue their Meteoric Rise

Despite rising interest rates and continued stiff competition, March proved another very strong month in the local real estate market.  The month closed out with a nearly 13% increase in total sold dollar volume, going from approximately $256.6 million in March of...

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Hey, brokers! How does LESS liability sound???

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....

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February real estate market breaks price record

February 2022 was a record-setting month with the area’s median price eclipsing $400,000 for the first time in history.  The local market continues to be very challenging for buyers and for sellers who don’t have a well-defined next step.  FAAR Board Member Michele...

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Toolkits to use and share

Being a New REALTOR®

Get on the road to success with tips, ideas, and helpful advice. Learn what other rookies have done to jump-start their careers, find first clients, overcome objections, and discover negotiation strategies.

Security Features on Social Media

Social media has become an integral part of marketing and communications. Get information on concerns with various popular social media sites as well as tips and suggestions to protect your privacy and identity.

Listing and Presenting

Prospective clients have to buy into the idea that you’re up to the challenge. Learn how to tailor your approach to the seller’s comfort zone, pinpoint the perfect price, and answer any objection.

Rookie Checklist

Life as a rookie real estate professional is not easy, but REALTOR® Magazine is here to help.Get answers to common first-timer questions and review the checklists for your first year in real estate and beyond.

Prospecting Methods

Prospecting is the lifeblood of any successful real estate career. The more people you come in contact with, the more listing and sales you can achieve. All it takes is a plan and some persistence.

Personal Marketing

Personal marketing is the process of getting your name out there and convincing people to contact you when they need real estate services. Learn how to plan and execute your personal marketing strategy.

Property Marketing

With all of the many options available to market a single property, it’s hard to know where to begin. Create a marketing plan and determine the best place and tone for your property advertising.

WorkSmart Sales Meeting Kits

 

 

Enhance your next sales meeting — and make sure your agents are up to snuff — with these 10-minute meeting kits.

What’s included?

The kit comes complete with a presentation (including a short video and Q&A), a broker’s guide, and a printable poster for your bulletin board or fridge.Check it out — you have to be logged in — and bookmark it today — and pump up your next meeting with just a few clicks of your mouse.

FAAR Classroom Room Rental

Hey Managing Brokers! Did you know you can use the FAAR classroom for FREE? Each office is entitled to use the classroom to hold their sales meetings up to 2 hours! This benefit can be used up to once per quarter, and it is for in-house meetings and training only. If you require longer rentals, or additional days, our classroom can be rented at low member rates!

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