Virginia REALTORS® offers resources such as an Independent Contractor Agreement

Courts around the country ruled on a large number of independent contractor misclassifications in April 2017, with both good news and bad news for companies. When companies properly classify individuals as independent contractors, and maintain all of the necessary formalities, courts are upholding these classifications. However, when a worker is misclassified, it can be costly. Seven- and eight-figure exposure is becoming commonplace for large and medium-sized business. The Virginia REALTORS® offers resources such as an Independent Contractor Agreement (Form 1700) for use with agents. Check out more resources from the Virginia REALTORS® and National Association here.

8 Hour Broker Management CE Classroom Schedule for 2017

The Peninsula Real Estate School delivers a classroom continuing education for Brokers which is taught in two modules:

Broker Management Module 1:

Understand the importance of keeping pace with emerging trends in real estate now and in the future.  Discuss changes that have impacted today’s real estate businesses and the job of managers & changes that could create challenges in the future.

Broker Management Module 2:

Building your offense; Insuring Against Risk; Dispute Resolution; Property Disclosures; Anti Trust; Communication Issues and Policies; RESPA; Fair Housing; Controlled Business Arrangements

Please see the classroom schedule below:

Cost: $30 per module or $60 for both – for members   Non-members add additional $5 to each module

Classes are from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Module 1) and 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Module 2). You are given an hour lunch.

Register at or call 757-599-5222 to pay by phone.  Email Jo McNamara, Education Director with any questions.

VPAR reserves the right to cancel a class if less than 10 people are registered.  Student must give 48 hours notice of cancellation for a full refund. Please notify us in advance if you have a disability that requires additional services.



Attention – Broker Owners, Managers, Associates and those who aspire to manage in the future

Registration for VAR Fall Broker Day 2016 is now open. This comprehensive program was designed for brokers especially like you. If you are seeking to improve your management skills, earn broker CE credits, network with brokers from across the state, and most importantly – learn new ways to grow your business, then you won’t want to miss this event.

Broker Day



Date & Location 
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Four Points by Sheraton Richmond, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

Featured Speakers

Steve Murray

Steve Murray
President and Owner,
REAL Trends 

Blake Heheman

Blake Hegeman
Deputy General Counsel,
Virginia Association of REALTORS®

Industry Trends, Best Broker Practices & Brokerage Benchmarks

Ask the Expert Panel – Q&A

Mock Hearing: Informal Fact Finding

Broker Supervision the Right Way

Read full descriptions of all education sessions 

Your WorkSmart Sales Meeting Kit is here:

Enhance your next sales meeting — and make sure your agents are up-to-date — with this 10-minute meeting kit.

Fair Housing

Federal fair housing law consists of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, otherwise known as the Fair Housing Act. As of 1988, the Act provides that no protected class can be discriminated against in the sale, rental, or financing of residential dwellings. Federal law also states that all U.S. citizens have the same rights to “inherit, purchase, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property.” The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the Fair Housing Act to cover private real estate transactions.

What’s included:

The kit comes complete with a presentation (including a short video and Q&A), a broker’s guide (only two pages), agent handout, and a printable poster for your bulletin board or fridge.

Check it out — you have to be logged in — and bookmark it today: