National Volunteer Week

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Hundreds of volunteer hours and dozens of charities… Virginia REALTORS® are committed to serving their communities. From smoke detector drives to home repairs and education on housing opportunity, REALTORS® devote themselves to improving the lives of their neighbors. During National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, join an effort to inspire, recognize, and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Do you know a REALTOR® especially dedicated to community service? Nominate him or her for the National Association of REALTORS® Good Neighbor Awards. NAR recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact on their community through volunteer work, celebrating their service and awarding $10,000 to a charity designated by the honoree.

#REALTORS #WeAreTheR-Peninsula #GiveMeFive

Welcome New Members – March Indoctrination

March 2015 New Member Indoctrination Class


Lakala Abrams, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Susan Anderson, Hampton Roads Realty Ltd.
Kyle Bell, greg garrett
Edwin Berry, Premier Properties & Assoc.
Julia Brinkley, Mid-Atlantic Residential
John Brooks, William E. Wood & Associates
Lawerence Callis, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Michelle Collins, greg garrett
Erika Congress, greg garrett
Ford Cook, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Corinne Creal, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
William Gandee, Rose & Womble Realty Company
Joshua Goodin, Progressive Real Estate LLC
Sabrina Hack, Rose & Womble Realty Company
Kumja Hartung, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Donald Hastings, greg garrett
Trevor Hickman, greg garrett
Evony Howe, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Scott Jeltema, Abbitt Realty Co, LLC
Kim Kim, Liz Moore & Associates
Christine Morales, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Rick Nixon, greg garrett
Herbert Paynter, Reliance Realty, Inc.
Brenna Poffenbarger, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Stephen Price, Rose & Womble Realty Company
Tracy Prince, EXIT Real Estate Solutions
Susan Pytash, Pink Flamingo Realty LLC
Linda Robey, Rose & Womble Realty Company
Tilia Robinson, Mid-Atlantic Residential
Amanda Tate, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Justin Taylor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty
Snap Troeschel, Real Estate Depot, LLC
Thomas VanWychen, greg garrett
Joe Viars, greg garrett

March Transfers

Greg Davis, greg garrett
Pamela Double, Willow Beach Real Estate, LLC
Kimberly Dunklee, Brian F. Saunders & Associates
Kimberly Harrah, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Randall Howell, EXIT Realty Central
Estelle L. King, Long & Foster Real Estate
Mansford W. Masters, Movement Mortgage
Benjamin Shirley, Brian F. Saunders & Associates
Mildred T. Walker, Keller Williams Elite – Pen
Betty Walls, BSW Property Management & Sales, LLC
Timothy H. Wheeless, BSW Property Management & Sales, LLC

Supra Keybox Exchange Event – April 23rd &24th

LOCKBOXThe Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® and Supra are hosting a Keybox Exchange

Thursday & Friday, April 23rd – 24th

For Event Detail and Schedule Click Here


Location: The VPAR Offices
1001 North Campus Parkway, Hampton, VA 23666


The Virginia Peninsula Association will be upgrading all iBox users to the the new low energy Bluetooth iBoxes BT LE.  To assist brokers manage the conversion we have scheduled with Supra this Lockbox Exchange Event.

This is a 1 for 1 iBox exchange. Please bring all your issued iBoxes and exchange them for new low energy Bluetooth iBoxes BT LE. Your old iBoxes will not be supported after the exchange. VPAR will be upgrading all Supra iBox users to the new low energy Bluetooth BT LE Keyboxes. Please see when your appointment is scheduled on the attached information flyer. Please find where your last name falls alphabetically. Allow one (1) hour to exchange your keyboxes. Assessments will be made after the exchange for all unreturned assigned boxes.

Agents –Only ActiveKey users need to attend to upgrade and use your smartphone as your key. Check the schedule to see where your last name falls alphabetically. Avoid scheduling showings close to your appointment time. You must attend in person. Only you can upgrade to an eKEY if you intend to use your smartphone or tablet as your keybox key. Please see the Online Compatibility Guide page at for iBox BT LE.

Bring with you to the exchange event:
A government issued photo ID
Brokers/Agents with boxes – Your assigned blue keyboxes, exchanged 1 for 1
Brokers/Agents to exchange Keys: Your ActiveKEY and smartphone/tablet if you choose to upgrade your ActiveKEY to an eKEY (current eKey users need not attend)

For more information and to review the schedule for attending please use this link:
For More information or questions please contact us at:
Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®
1001 North Campus Parkway
Hampton, VA 23666
t. 757-599-5222 f. 757-596-3911

The Voice for Real Estate: Credit, Vacation Homes

The way credit scores are calculated needs to change to reflect shifts in demographics, technology, and lifestyles. At a summit NAR hosted with other groups, credit scoring companies said changes are in the works. HUD Secretary Julian Castro attended the summit and said FHA is looking at changes, too. That’s the lead story in The Voice for Real Estate for the week of April 13, 2015.

VPAR FREE LUNCH & LEARN – Thursday April 23rd

short sales
THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
What Every Selling Agent Needs to Know About Short Sales!
Instructed by Jan B. Miller of Owner Title & Settlement, LLC

A longtime VPAR Member asked that we bring Jan to VPAR saying that “she was amazing- she knows her stuff and that I will certainly write a short sale offer different after hearing her speak!”

Register at or call us at 757-599-5222 ext. 302 – or just reply to my email that you want to attend!

Program Flyer