AdvocacyProtecting our members’ ability to conduct business and also the rights of millions of property owners.
How do we advocate on your behalf?
The Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors® (FAAR) represents REALTOR® and affiliate members throughout the Fredericksburg area including the City of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline. Our members also work in the neighboring counties of Louisa, Orange, Prince William, and Westmoreland. FAAR focuses on protecting our members’ ability to conduct business and also the rights of millions of property owners across the region. FAAR works to build relationships with local elected officials to ensure that the real estate industry has a seat at the table when important decisions that impact the industry are being made.
Policy and Advocacy News
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the FAAR Public Policy Committee will interview candidates running for local office including seats in the General Assembly and local Boards of Supervisors. Each candidate is sent a candidate survey to gather information on where the...read more
Read the special announcement below about why the Virginia Realtors® will not be endorsing any candidates in the statewide elections this year. FAAR will be interviewing for possible endorsement in local elections so be on the lookout for those announcements in early...read more
Virginia Realtors® fought for several news laws during the 2017 General Assembly session to protect private property rights that will go into effect on July 1, 2017. Each year, the Realtor® organization advocates for legislation at the General Assembly to support the...read more
Big changes are coming to Courthouse Road, how will they impact you and your clients? Review VDOT's latest project update to be able to educate your clients and yourself about the construction impact and final project improvements. [pdf-embedder...read more
Public Policy Committee
The FAAR Public Policy Committee consists of Realtor® and affiliate members who are interested in politics and policy. The group meets monthly to discuss issues of concern that impact the real estate profession. These issues are related to specific policies at the local, state, or federal level and also local elections. The Committee members work to develop solid relationships with local elected officials so that our Association has a seat the table when important decisions are being made that will impact the real estate market.
Annual Legislative Package
Each spring, the Public Policy Committee gathers the issues it has looked at over the last year and decides which issues rise to the level of being included in the annual Legislative Package. This package is submitted to the Virginia Association of Realtors® for possible inclusion in the statewide legislative agenda for the following year. Review the most recent copy of the Legislative Package here. Interested in submitting an issue of concern? Email FAAR Public Policy Director Kim McClellan the details.
FAAR hosts events throughout the year that give members the opportunity to engage in advocacy efforts. Each February, Realtors® and affiliate members descend on Capitol Square in Richmond to lobby their members of the General Assembly on issues of importance to real estate. FAAR hosts roundtables 3-4 times per year throughout the region to address specific local issues and hot topics such sign regulations and economic development. FAAR frequently hosts events with local elected officials to give our members a chance to interact with those individuals who represent them.
Fredericksburg Area Market Statistics
FAAR has access to a wealth of statistical information that you can use in your publications, market research, and listing presentations. Want to know how the market is faring throughout the region? Read the latest FAAR reports and review market statistics by clicking on the links below.