The FAAR Academy is excited to kick off the Summer Lawyer’s Series on July 11 with an exciting new class from Barry Clark and Ali Lambo Newkirk of RGS Title, E-Communications & Cyber Fraud: Do We Worry Too Much?  Electronic communication has become the preferred method of conducting business in today’s real estate world. E-communication comes with a high level of risk and responsibility for all parties involved in a real estate transaction. As technology evolves, so do the criminals.  What information is at risk? What are the criminals doing with this information? What can a real estate professional do to best protect their clients and themselves? Topics covered in this class include NPI, wire fraud, spoofing, and e-mail best practices. Upon completion of this class, REALTORS® will not only have a greater appreciation for the risks associated with e-communication, but they will hopefully understand the need to implement a more rigorous set of best practices.

Other highlights for the 2017 Summer Lawyers Series include an in depth look at the VAR Purchase Contract with Laura Farley, Vice President of Legal Operations/Deputy General Counsel with the Virginia Realtors on August 15 from 9-12.  Also Michele Freemyers of EKKO Title will be giving 2 great classes: Deconstructing the New Home Contract on July 18 from 9-11, and Distressed Properties August 22 from 9-11.