REALTOR® Enrichment Series: Sensible Solutions to Reduce Your Risk

Thursday, February 19th
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
VPAR Headquarters

Fortify ! Sensible Solutions to Reduce Your Risk

Errors & Omissions Insurance Claims & Cases; YOUR Liabilities Examined and Proven Risk Reduction Techniques!

Instructed by:pearl_insurance

Deborah Bindeman, CPCU, ARP
Senior Regional Director, Pearl Companies

 

 

• Approved for 2 hours real estate related CE credit
• Cost for CE – $20
• Don’t want the CE? – cost is only $10

PROTECT AND FORTIFY YOURSELF & YOUR FIRM

This class is designed to give the real estate professional an explanation of what Errors and Omissions Insurance is and why it is necessary. Included in the discussion are current liability issues facing agents and brokers as a result of the current real estate market. Attendees will get an overview of typical E&O claims and risk reduction techniques to help prevent and reduce these.

The benefits of attending this course for the real estate professional are to examine the features of an E&O policy, gain an understanding of the liability exposure that agents/brokers face with each real estate transaction, and learn how to prevent or reduce that risk. By incorporating these risk reduction techniques into their overall risk management programs, real estate professionals will be better able to protect themselves from professional liability exposure.

 Registration Form

Register online at members.vpar.org or call 757-599-5222 .
 

 

2015 REALTOR® Day on the Hill

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THIS ANNUAL EVENT FILLED WITH LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL MEETINGS, INFORMATION and TOURS!

REALTOR® DAY ON THE HILL IN RICHMOND!

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BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION & HELP US ADVOCATE OUR 2015 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Visiting with local legislators, hearing from political insiders and top administration officials, touring the Capitol and visiting the Executive Mansion.

Virginia Senate Chambers

 

 

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OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS INCLUDE:

Diamond Partner

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Gold Partners

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MonarchBank

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Partner

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This event is FREE and open to all VPAR members. Make your reservation today by calling 757-599-5222 !

If you would like to attend the VAR RPAC Luncheon and the VAR Legislative Reception, you must register with VAR at http://www.varealtor.com/GetActive.

http://www.vpar.org/PDF/R%20Day%20on%20the%20Hill/VPAR%20REALTOR%20DAY%20Marketing%20Piece.pdf

 

Welcome New Members – January Indoctrination Class

Susan Anderson, Hampton Roads Realty Ltd.
Jarad Brown, Mid-Atlantic Residential
Roger Burke, ERA Real Estate Professionals
Mike Colbert, Liz Moore & Associates
Erika Congress, greg garrett realty.com
Ford Cook Keller, Williams Elite – Pen
Corinne Creal, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Hipolito Dominguez, ERA Real Estate Professionals
David Etheridge, ERA Real Estate Professionals
William Gandee, Rose & Womble Realty Company
Sabrina Hack, Rose & Womble Realty Company
Kathleen Hanna, Rose & Womble Realty Company
Betty Haskin, greg garrett realty.com
Evony Howe, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Scott Jeltema, Abbitt Realty Co, LLC
Darlene Kilby, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Nancy Manzlak, William E. Wood & Associates
Tracy Prince, EXIT Real Estate Solutions
Olivia Quinn, Premier Properties & Assoc.
Stephen Sexton, greg garrett realty.com
Diane Shivers, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Alana Simmons, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Marque Staton, CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty
Brenda Taylor, greg garrett realty.com
Justin Taylor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty
Keesha Wells, greg garrett realty.com

Virginia Real Estate Board adds New Mandatory Photo Requirement

VARWe want to share this news with you:

The Virginia Real Estate Board recently added a new requirement for real estate candidates pursuing a license. As an increased security measure, a candidate must now submit a photograph to their pre-license education provider. In turn, the education provider will have to submit that same photo to PSI, the real estate license test administrator, prior to the candidate taking the exam.
This new requirement came about as a result of systemic fraud across several professions regulated by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. The scheme was highly organized and coordinated by a few individuals in Northern Virginia. In general terms, the scam consisted of identity fraud, as well as false verification of education and experience by real estate professionals, cosmeticians, contractors, tradesmen, and others. In some cases, another individual took exams on behalf of the candidate.
Specifically, the Real Estate Board will now require that candidates for initial licensure by examination in Virginia submit, at the time of pre-license course enrollment, a 2″ x 2″ passport compliant photograph to their Board-approved pre-license education provider. The candidate’s photo must be a full-face view, directly facing the camera with a neutral facial expression in front of a plain white background. The Board-approved pre-license education provider will be responsible for submission of the photograph at the time they upload the course completion information for each candidate. PSI Exams, Inc. will train the Board-approved pre-license education provider in this process in addition to providing a template with the specific naming convention required to match the photograph to the individual candidate’s record.
Those who offer Board-approved pre-license education courses will be hearing soon from a PSI Exams representative concerning this matter. If you have further questions, you may contact DPOR’s Licensing Section at (804) 367-8526 or by email at REBoard@dpor.virginia.gov.