Cyber Crime and Cyber Security Update

Cyber Crime is on the Rise….It is always good to update yourself on prevention. Please see this NAR update on CyberCrime and Cyber Security to protect yourself and you businesses.  VPAR Members have recently reported receiving phishing emails soliciting gift cards….whenever asked for money online or by email….first contact by phone the requester just to verify to be safe.

The following is an example of a notice you may wish to consider adding to your email signature line. This notice should not serve as a substitute for educating your clients and other participants in your real estate transactions about email wire fraud. For more information about best practices to avoid victimization by cyber criminals, see…/protecting-your-business-and-your…

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Never trust wiring instructions sent via email. Cyber criminals are hacking email accounts and sending emails with fake wiring instructions. These emails are convincing and sophisticated. Always independently confirm wiring instructions in person or via a telephone call to a trusted and verified phone number. Never wire money without double-checking that the wiring instructions are correct.

VPAR Installation & Annual Awards Banquet – 2020 Vision!

2020 VPAR Installation & 2019 Annual Awards Banquet

Friday, November 15, 2019   

Holiday Inn at City Center, Newport News

$70.00 per person/appetizers, duo entrée, dinner & dessert

Register early – seating is limited!

5:30 PM: Cocktails and Social

6:30 PM: Introductions and Pledges, Dinner Service

7:00-9:00: VPARCF Presentation, Annual Awards Presentation, Installation of Board of Directors,

Installation of 2020 President Lindsay Pennington of Garrett Realty Partners … entertainment and dancing!


Manger of the Year; Community Service; Salesperson; Sales Team; REALTOR®; Affiliate, Property Manager; Code of Ethics           

*The Rookie of the Year Award will be presented at the OSC Banquet in March, 2020.

Pre-registration required. Rounds of ten.  Business/Semi-Formal Attire please.

Remit to: VPAR 1001 North Campus Parkway, Hampton, VA 23666
Registration Deadline is on Friday, November 8th 2019

I/We will be attending the Banquet on Friday, November 15, 2019

Credit Card #
Exp. Date:             

Name on Card: _______________________

Check Enclosed □

*Please call Jo McNamara at 757-599-5222 or email at for more information.  Cancellations within 48 hours will receive full refund. Please notify two weeks in advance if you require special services.  For group orders, please include additional pages.

National Flood Insurance Program expires September 30

Without Congressional action, the National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire on September 30, 2019.  NAR is working with Congressional leaders and the White House to secure a long-term reauthorization of NFIP before then.  In the meantime, NAR has prepared this FAQ sheet to help answer any client questions about what this means for any upcoming real estate closings as well as identify several proactive steps clients can take over the next several weeks in the unlikely event of a lapse later this month.


Austin Perez
Senior Policy Representative | Advocacy
Office: 202.383.1046