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RPR provides REALTORS® with data, tools and reports to help clients and close more deals. Access the nation’s largest property database, exclusively for REALTORS®.

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Access free member tools, digital flyers for your clients, tips for improving your realtor.com profile, and more! 

New Member News

Stats, stats everywhere!

FAAR has so many great sources of real estate data, dive in and see what best fits your needs!  Here is a rundown of what we push out on a regular basis. Granular, jurisdiction level reporting Press release on the region as a whole Infographic on the region with a...

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Have clients who need rent or mortgage assistance?

The FAAR Property Management Committee has delved into some important issues recently including accessing rental assistance on behalf of tenants.  Check out the links below for more information on state administration of the program, what might be coming down the pike...

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2021 is the year to get Realtors Health Insurance!

We’ve come close in the past, but 2021 is the year for us to get the Virginia REALTORS® Health Plan legislation across the finish line. Senator George Barker has introduced SB 1341, and Delegate Chris Hurst has introduced HB 2033 to accomplish this goal. NOW we need...

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Top 3 Reasons to Earn Your GRI

Top 3 Reasons to Earn Your GRI

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in the business a while or are just starting out. If you’re hungry for more success, it’s time to raise your real estate career to a higher level by earning the most comprehensive real estate designation: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute...

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Fredericksburg-area Real Estate Market Wraps Up a Sizzling Year

“In a year of uncertainty, one thing was certain:  the housing market was hot,” states 2021 FAAR President Carrie Danko.  “In March, as widespread local shutdowns and quarantines were implemented to curb the pandemic, it seemed that the housing industry should prepare...

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Check out the 2021 Virginia Realtors Legislative Agenda

Check out the 2021 Virginia Realtors® Legislative Agenda.  These are the items that your Association will be fighting for in the General Assembly this year. Flood awareness: Creating a flood risk report, compiled by data already available through the Department of...

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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
abbreviations.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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. 

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