Disaster Relief Fund

Virginia REALTORS® is pleased to announce the official launch of the Virginia REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund. Now, our association can offer financial assistance to those in the REALTOR® family and greater community who face property loss/damage in the wake of natural or manmade disasters in the Commonwealth.

 

Together, we can make a difference. Learn more here.

 

National Preparedness Month

In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, Virginia REALTORS® is 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.

 

Click here to access our latest blog on National Preparedness Month.

In Memoriam – H. Jennings Bryan, Jr.

H. Jennings Bryan, Jr., 93, left this world on March 17, 2019. He was a native of Newport News, a graduate of Atlantic Union College, past president of the Pioneers Club, and served on numerous boards and foundations. He operated Century 21 Bryan Realty for over 50 years, retiring in 1989. He served on the Newport News Hampton Board of Realtors and was awarded a lifetime membership in the organization for his contributions to the industry. He was active in the Kiwanis Club for over 50 years, having served as President and Lt. Governor of the Capital District. He introduced the “Teenager of the Year” and “Terrific Kids” programs to the Peninsula. Recognizing accomplishments of local youth was one of his passions. He was a recipient of the George F. Hixon Award. He was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, having served as a deacon and elder in the church.Jennings was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Jennings, Sr. and Marguerite Brooks Bryan. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Jane Bryan; his daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Alexander Mackintosh of Atlanta, GA; his sons and daughters-in-law, Henry Jennings (Bucky) Bryan III and Susan of Newport News and Thomas David Bryan and Paige of Richmond; eight grandchildren, Laurie Gandy, Alex and Stuart Mackintosh, Katy Green, Jessica O’Reilly, and Mason, Taylor and Davis Bryan; and five great-grandchildren.A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hidenwood Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Sturge-Weber Foundation. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

Published in Daily Press from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2019

REALTOR® Safety class with catered lunch on September 10th at VPAR

PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS FOR REALTORS WITH NATIONAL EXPERT BRENDA WISE

Join us for a FREE lunch and class on Tuesday, September 10th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at VPAR.

Lunch provided by our Partner Atlantic Bay Mortgage/Ginny Phillips!

Register: members.vpar.realtor or email jo@vpar.org

Brenda Wise of Citizens Against Crime will share her popular program with you and teach you confidence, car safety, showing property mistakes, advertising risks, open house mistakes and more!

Please register so that we may have an accurate count for the lunch!