In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, Virginia REALTORS® are encouraging people to ready themselves by making plans for how to stay safe and communicate during an emergency. Preparedness Month reminds us all to collect supplies and make and share a plan for the protection of our families, homes, and communities. Since natural disasters and other emergencies can inhibit channels of communication, the first step to safety planning is to inform close contacts about the course of action in case of an emergency. Consider transportation routes and property safeguards, as well as the needs of elderly family members and pets. To assist Virginians with disaster preparedness, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management offers www.ReadyVirginia.gov as resource that includes checklists of essential supplies, step-by-step guides for staying safe in emergency conditions, and instructions to stay informed of critical updates.
VPAR is always looking for ways to help its members increase their bottom line.
We recently partnered with a company that has developed a product to help real estate professionals reduce their tax liability and put hundreds, even thousands, more commission dollars in their pockets.
70% of agents overpay their taxes each year and real estate professionals are 3 times more likely to be selected for a tax audit than W2 employees.
Our new partner, Deductr, is hosting a FREE informational webinar to give you a demonstration, important tax strategies, and little known tax deductions you can apply this year. The webinar is less than 30 minutes. You select the day and time most convenient. There is no obligation to attend.
We’ve negotiated a 50% reduction in the price of the product for any member who chooses to try it for their real estate business. They also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee or a full refund.
Register Here, these webinars fill up quickly.
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Do you need to learn about subjects like opening a real estate brokerage, TRID, or the effects of power lines on property values? NAR’s Information Services has done the research for you! Check out Field Guides, one-stop resource packages filled with statistics, articles, books, websites, and more, on subjects of interest to REALTORS®. Visit www.realtor.org/field-guides to explore over 150 topics. Contact NAR’s Information Services at (800) 874-6500 for more information.
Enhance your next sales meeting — and make sure your agents are up-to-date — with this 10-minute meeting kit.
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.
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: www.VARealtor.com/worksmart/fair-housing.