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FAAR has a new monthly report provided through the Virginia Realtors® that is chock full of detailed information about the local market. Use this data for your listing presentations, communication with your sphere and for your social media posts.
The local real estate market shows no signs of slowing down despite the ongoing pandemic, fears of another wave of the virus, continued economic contraction, and cooler weather approaching. Total sold dollar volume was up a whopping 63% from last year, coming in at...
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...
REALTORS® and Affiliates did a tremendous job of seeking out cereal this year! YOU CRUSHED the goal of 16,000 boxes and ended up collecting 28,022 boxes of shelf-stable food for our community. Who won? Affiliate collecting the most boxes - 4-way tie! Tim Liddy with...
Congratulations to these FAAR members Please join us in congratulating the esteemed FAAR members who have been appointed to NAR committees for 2021. As of publication, 76 Virginia REALTORS® have been selected to serve on NAR committees, and several individuals...
The local real estate market continues to experience high transaction volume, low inventory, and rising prices. As summer faded into early fall, inventory shrunk to just under one month of supply. A healthy, balanced market is generally considered to have a 6-month...
New Member Tools
The Motherload: NAR's Topic References
Before you search elsewhere, take advantage of the research NAR has already done for you. Formerly known as Field Guides, References contain links to external articles, titles from the NAR Library eBooks collection, websites, statistics, and other material to provide a comprehensive overview of perspectives on each topic.
Realtor® Magazine's Rookie Tool Kit
The Rookie Tool Kit provides answers to common first-timer questions and checklists for your first year in real estate and beyond.
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.
Realtor® Acronym Guide
Download this cheat sheet of Realtor®-related
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.
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.
Handouts for Customers
Reinforce your value and illustrate your real estate expertise by educating your buyers and sellers. Download all buyer or seller handouts to customize them with your branding.
Business Letter Templates
Free template ideas penned by NAR’s Library & Archives for business prospecting or to announce new business ventures.
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.
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.
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.
Graphic Design for Realtors
Canva is a great online tool for new REALTORS® looking to create marketing content easily. View the recording of our graphic design class for tips using this editor.