Jun 05

Attention Property Management Professionals

listhubListHub, the listing syndication service that CVR MLS brokers use to disseminate their active listings for display on the Internet, can also send your Rental listings to many of those same websites.

In order to take advantage of this exciting way to get more exposure for your Rental listings, please ask your broker if they are currently using ListHub for their For Sale listings. If they are, then ask them to check their ListHub account to be sure they have the websites below selected to receive their active listings, as these sites also accept Rental listings. If they do not have a ListHub account, then encourage them to sign up for their free account at listhub.net.

Once they have then all you need to do is to put your Rental listings into the MLS in the Rental category. ListHub will pick up that listing from the MLS within twenty-four hours and place it on the websites designated by your broker.

Sites That Currently Display CVR MLS Rental Listings

Adwrex                                       Apartment List                       Buyer Home Site
Condo Compare                     eLookyLoo                             Eppraisal
Find A Place 4 Me                   Freedom                                 Harmon Homes
Home2.me                               HomeBidz                               Homes.com
Home Tour Connect               HouseHunt.com                    ImageWork
Lake Homes USA                   LearnMoreNow.com             Mobile Real Estate Listings
Property Pursuit                       Real Estate Central              Realty Store
Rent Range                              Rent Social                             Sellers Lane
Trulia                                          Vast                                          XiLi Mobile

If you would like more information, please contact CVR MLS at 804.422.5000.

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Jun 03

Contractually Speaking

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 9AM-4PM
Instructors: Michael Lafayette, Esq. & Donna Procise

contractuallyPart One: Anatomy of the Residential Contract
An essential element of a successful real estate transaction is a well prepared contract. This session features a
comprehensive review of the CVR MLS Purchase Agreement taught by CVR MLS legal counsel Michael Lafayette.

In the 1st session you will learn how to:
• Prepare clear, concise, enforceable purchase agreements
• Interpret the financing and property Inspection clauses
• Recognize and resolve ambiguities
• Avoid costly contract preparation errors

Part Two: Contract Drafting Workshop
During this session you will gain a better understanding of the intricacies of the CVRMLS Purchase Agreement and Listing Agreement with instructor Cathy Englishman. Learn hands-on the best practices of writing an offer and negotiating contracts while keeping your clients best interests a priority.

In the 2nd session you will learn how to:
• Prepare and critique actual contracts based on case studies
• Draft comprehensive addendums and complex contract
• Gain hands on contract knowledge and skills that will
benefit you and your clients

This class is recommended for new licensees required to obtain 6 mandatory hours of Contract Writing and interested in improving their contract drafting skills.



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Jun 03

Fair Housing – FREE Member Benefit

Monday, June 23, 2014 | 1PM-3PM

fairGet the facts on Virginia’s Fair Housing Law and how it affects the way you conduct your business. Learn how to avoid the most common fair housing mistakes; how to advertise without discrimination and how the investigative process works.

CE/PLE Credit:
2 hrs Fair Housing

FREE for RAR Members

$25 for non-members


Virginia’s Fair Housing Law applies to:
• Property Managers
• Owners
• Landlords
• Real Estate Agents
• Banks
• Saving institutions
• Credit Unions
• Insurance Companies



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Jun 03

2-Day ABR® Core

Thursday, June 19, 2014 & Friday, June 20, 2014 | 9AM-5PM

ABR_June 2014The Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation is a coveted designation awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (“REBAC”) of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.

To learn more, visit http://RARealtors.com/Education.

To earn the ABR® designation, students must complete the 2-day ABR core course, as well as an ABR elective.

Did you know the GRI designation and SFR certification may be used to satisfy 
the ABR elective requirement?


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Jun 03

Residential Standard Agency (RSA) – LAST TIME OFFER

Monday, June 16, 2014 | 1:30-4:30PM

RSAAs of July 1, 2012, a number of changes to Virginia Agency law went into effect. These changes include new disclosure forms, written brokerage agreements and enhanced disclosure for dual agency representation.

All Virginia real estate brokers and salespersons whose licenses expire between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014 must complete a three-hour Residential Standard Agency Course. This obligation is in addition to the 16 or 24 hour continuing education requirement. Inactive licensees attempting to activate their licenses during this same time period and agents and
brokers licensed with referral companies must also complete the RSA course.


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Jun 02

Richmond REALTORS® Receive National Awards

gailThe Virginia State Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® was presented the 2013 Small State Chapter of the Year for chapter excellence at the annual Awards Banquet on Friday, May 16, 2014.This award is earned by only one chapter in its category from among all chapters nationwide.  It was accepted by Gail Ailor, the Chapter’s 2013/2014 President.


Additionally, the 2013 Virginia Member of the Year was awarded to Cynthia Saady from the Richmond Chapter who served on the 2013 Virginia State Chapter Governing Board and currently as Chair of Education.

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Jun 02

Neighborhood Plan for VUU & Chamberlayne Industrial Center – You’re Invited

CityLogoNOBG2You are invited to two public meetings, as part of a planning effort for the area surrounding Virginia Union University, Brook Road and Chamberlayne Avenue.  The plan is expected to guide the programming and design of future land uses, inform the City’s capital improvement process, identify strategic partnerships, and outline the relationship of the built environment to the growth and vitality of the area.


Monday, June 16, 2014
6PM – 8PM
at the Dovetail Construction Company
1620 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Thursday, June 19, 2014
6PM – 8PM
at the Dovetail Construction Company
1620 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23220

For a map and flyer, CLICK HERE.


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May 29

A Symposium on the Intersection of Housing and Education Policy – June 18th

Connecting the Dots between Where Kids Live and Where they Learn

VCU Student Commons Building, Richmond, VA
June 18, 2014 10am-3:15pm

Plenary Sessions:


Breakout Sessions:


Any other questions? Contact admin@housingvirginia.org
Interested in sponsorship? Contact lynn.bivens@comcast.net


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May 29

RAR Supports Better Block RVA

Richmond’s first Better Block project is coming to Church Hill North on June 13-14, 2014.  RAR is thrilled to be a supporter of this great event and we encourage members to get involved with this community project.

Better Block is an international movement that started as a community effort to help transform neighborhood blocks into vibrant, and healthy community destinations with amenities for all.  While the initiative is temporary, this transformation demonstrates the possibilities of creating a safer, more inviting environment.

Want to get involved with Better Block?
For volunteer opportunities and a schedule of the events, visit the Richmond Better Block website.
Click here, to ‘Like’ Better Block RVA on Facebook.
Share the RICHMOND BETTER BLOCK FLYER on your website to show your support.

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May 29

CRS REALTORS® Partners with CARITAS Furniture Bank & You Can Too

caritas_featureCRS Central VA Chapter is partnering with CARITAS Furniture Bank to provide a sustainable resource of furniture for our community’s homeless.  For the next several months, CRS will have PODS available where clients can take their items and also receive a tax deductible receipt. Clients can also coordinate with the Furniture Bank to have furniture picked up directly from their home for a small fee.

CRS has 2 pods available for furniture drop off. One is located in south side and the other near the west end.  These PODS will be available now through October 10, 2014. (See flyer below for additional details)

Attached below are a few flyers to help promote this cause to clients and community members.  In order to access the POD, simply call the contact on the flyer for the code and a receipt will be sent to the individual who made the donation.  All furniture stays in Richmond, in our community AND all recipients are in sponsored community programs integrating them back into jobs and homes.


Would you like to host a POD?  Have questions?
For more information, contact Janie Peterson at 804-539-5200.

Thank you for your support of this opportunity for REALTORS® to lend a helping hand to CARITAS!




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