Hurricane Preparedness

ready-virginiaHurricane Matthew has a potential for life-threatening rain, wind and storm surge. Those in potentially affected areas should be familiar with evacuation routes, have a communications plan, and prepare resources necessary to weather the storm.

Virginia REALTORS® are encouraging everyone in the potential path to be prepared. Learn more about resources from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to prepare for tropical storms or hurricanes:

Preparedness Month


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  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.

DEDUCTR – New VPAR REALTOR® Benefit Helps You Lower Your Taxes !

deductr logoVPAR 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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