It’s Election Day at VPAR ! 


Come out to VPAR to Meet The Candidates from 9am to 5pm and vote for your 2019 Officers and 2019-2020 Board of Directors.

If you cannot make it to the office VOTE ONLINE HERE !

Affiliates cannot vote in the election, but you can sure come by to network with the REALTOR® members – we saw quite a few last year!  Absentee Ballots available this week 9am to 5pm at VPAR Offices.




2019 President Elect (1 Year Term)

  • NOTE: There are Two (2) nominees for One (1) 2019 President Elect Position

Lindsay Pennington – Greg Garrett Realty

Peggy Todd – Liz Moore & Associates


Treasurer (2 Year Term)

Sandra Hood – Coldwell Banker Traditions LLC


Director (2 Year Term) – 3 Open Positions

  • NOTE:  There are Four (4) nominees for Three (3) 2019 – 2020 Director Positions.

Ruby Conn – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty

Michelle Helmsderfer – Rose & Womble Realty Company

Kaera Mims – Liz Moore & Associates

Russell Skidmore – Skidmore & Associate REALTORS, Inc. / Frank & Shapiro Real Estate



Tuesday, October 16th 8:30am-10:30am

​Connecting Housing to Economic Development:


General Membership Breakfast – VPAR – Classrooms A&B

Sponsors: Atlantic Bay Mortgage, Towne Bank Mortgage & Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Join us for an insightful perspective on the importance of linking housing to business growth, job creation and quality of life.

  • Christy Morton, Vice President for External Affairs, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Florence Kingston, Director, Economic Development Department, City of Newport News
  • Jim Noel, Director, Economic Development Department, York County
  • David Denney, CEO, Greater Williamsburg Partnership
  • Representatives for Isle of Wight County, Hampton and Poquoson Economic Development Departments

Wednesday, October 17th 


Property Management Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series

Understanding Judgments & Collections with Chip Goldstein

Free to Members

To Register for these events visit; email to be billed or call us at 757-599-5222 to register and pay over the phone.

Register to Vote

October 15th is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November General Election.  While more than 88 percent of Virginia REALTORS® are registered to vote, we can do better.  If you’re not registered to vote or you’ve moved and need to update your registration, the deadline is approaching.


Eligible residents can visit and register online with the Virginia Department of Elections.  You can also check your registration status, find out information on absentee voting, and learn about what items will appear on your November 6th ballot.


Our goal is to have 100% of our members registered and at their polling place on Election Day. Register today so you can vote for candidates who support REALTOR® issues and policies that protect your business, community, and the rights of private property owners.

VPAR 2019 Partnerships Now Available !

The Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® (VPAR) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the region, serving over 1,100 REALTORS® throughout the Cities of Hampton, Newport News and Poquoson and the Counties of Isle of Wight and York. Our mission is to maintain high standards of ethical conduct, to provide educational programs that foster and promote professional development in accordance with state laws and regulations, and to be a resource concerning all aspects of home ownership.

The most cost-effective and value-added technique to target influential leaders in the residential real estate industry is through the Association’s Peninsula Partner Program.

This program reflects a commitment to provide REALTOR® members with the best business environment while connecting to industry professionals who provide valuable products and services. It is designed to create a unique partnership between sponsors and the Association, where both members and sponsors benefit greatly through the ability to network, exchange ideas, and conduct business.

The Peninsula Partner Program is available for all budgets and affordable. In fact you save by becoming a partner you save on sponsorship by 20%. We also include your affiliate primary membership – a $200 value, a regular monthly advertisement in our Peninsula REALTOR digital magazine, reserved sponsorship and tickets to our major events and many other benefits with the added value of recognition throughout the year.

It is so attractive this year that we hope that many of our current affiliate members will see the great new values added and step up as a Peninsula Partner.

Here’s to a great year in 2019 and many thanks for the wonderful support of all of our current and future Peninsula Partners !

Jim Wetzel, RCE

Become a Partner in 2019 !  If you are interested in our partnership program please review the following Partnership Program Brochure and application.

2019 Partner Brochure and Application

To find out more contact Jim Wetzel, CEO‐ (757) 599-5222 or Jo McNamarra – Education Director and Events Planner‐ today !


2019 Peninsula Partners