VPAR December Holiday Social at Manhattans – Next Monday !

 

 

 

Monday, December 11th, 2017

5PM-7PM

Manhattans NY Deli & Pub in City Center

601 Thimble Shoals Blvd.

This is the end of year holiday social where we draw for door prizes from all of those raffle tickets you filled out all year long at our socials! You will get one more at the door. Great time to network with your fellow members!

Door Prizes! Free Appetizers! 

AFFILIATES – If you would like to donate a door prize please email Jo McNamara at jo@vpar.org

2018 Peninsula Partners Program – Affiliate Members Sign Up Today for 20% Savings

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 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 plus many other benefits with the added value of recognition throughout the year.

It is so attractive that we hope many of our current affiliate members will see the great new values added and step up as a Peninsula Partner. We encourage all members to promote this program to those firms that they work with. Here’s to a great year in 2018 and many thanks for the wonderful support of all of our current and future Peninsula Partners !

https://www.vpar.realtor/PDF/partner/2018%20Peninsula%20Partners%20Brochure.pdf

Our application Deadline to be included on all 2018 Banners and Promotional Material is December 31, 2017 so be sure to send in your application today!

For more information call Jim Wetzel, CEO at 757-599-5222.

Help Improve Tax Reform for Homeowners

Dear REALTOR,

Thanks to our members’ engagement, REALTORS have helped positively influence tax reform in some key areas.  For example, both the House and Senate have agreed to maintain deductibility of state and local property taxes up to $10,000, and to maintain Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges in their present form for real estate investments.

BUT OUR WORK IS NOT DONE.  We still have an opportunity to influence Congress to help make the tax reform bill more favorable to homeowners and consumers.  Now that both the House and Senate have passed The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, a Conference Committee will begin to address the differences between the two bills. Important improvements in the legislation are possible by encouraging Congress to maintain the current law for the mortgage interest deduction and capital gains exclusion.  Retaining current law makes the bill more favorable to homeownership.

Take action to tell Congress to protect middle-class homeowners.

Thank you for your continued support as we work to protect homeownership!
Elizabeth Mendenhall

2018 National Association of REALTORS President