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New Member News
Real estate prices continue to rise while demand craters
January 2023 saw demand crater compared to the highs of early 2022, but prices continued to rise with sizable jumps in nearly every locality. Units sold is the big story for this past month with more than 35% fewer homes changing hands than last year. January 2022...
Scam Alert: Health Insurance Text Messages Target NAR members
FAAR members have reported receiving multiple text messages offering health insurance from a sender who claims to be affiliated with NAR. Messages like these are a scam, NAR does NOT offer members direct health insurance benefits and did not authorize a third party...
Spring Cleaning Lockbox Discount
Decommission an old box for a discount on the new SentriGuard Lockbox! FAAR Brokers and Agents: FAAR and Sentrilock are offering a discount to help agents get the NEW Sentrilock boxes! Stop service on your old lockboxes and get a discount on a new Gen 4...
Alert: Closing Delays in Westmoreland County
Update 1/26/2023: Westmoreland County is back up and running. Text document are being received without issue, but there may be some delays with sending images. Please see the message below from Northern Neck Association of Realtors® Association Executive Teresa...
2022 Real Estate Market Closes with High Prices, Declining Sales
2022 was a tumultuous year for the local real estate market with a fiery start to the year that began to moderate about halfway through due to rising interest rates and continued supply challenges. “The housing market always fluctuates. We had an intense seller’s...
FAAR Presents Orange County with Recognition for Broadband Achievement
On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors® (FAAR) presented the Orange County Broadband Authority with a certificate of recognition for “outstanding results in serving and connecting the community” and “being a leader in broadband...
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.
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