Media & Press Releases


Press & Media

NVAR is dedicated to keeping members of the press and various news media up-to-date and informed on the ever-changing world of Real Estate.

Keeping You Informed

NVAR is constantly staying in the forefront of news to keep you informed with changes in government affairs, education, technology and housing market trends. View archived press releases and check out our latest news and trends, which includes articles from our RE+View Magazine.


If you are a member of the press/media and would like to be added to our list, please contact Ann Gutkin at or 703-207-3216. Please also download the NVAR Fact Sheet for more information.


Latest Press Release

November 15, 2019

For Immediate Release


Global Is the New Local in Northern Virginia;

Realtor® Association Achieves Platinum Status in National Global Achievement Program


For the fourth consecutive year, the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) has been awarded Platinum Council status in the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Global Achievement Program.

“NVAR is proud to achieve this national recognition, which reflects our continued commitment to extend our globally-focused initiatives to new heights and to new borders,” said NVAR CEO Ryan Conrad.

In 2016, NVAR created NVAR Global, a re-branded, strengthened composition of its existing strategically focused international activities. NVAR Global enhances NVAR members’ global business opportunities – both inbound and outbound – and helps attract international investment to the incredibly diverse and culturally rich Northern Virginia region.

“As Northern Virginia Realtors®, we represent a diverse metropolitan area. In Fairfax County, 38 percent of residents speak a language other than English at home, and international immigration is consistently one of the largest – if not the largest – source of population growth in the Washington metro region,” NVAR 2019 President Christine Richardson said.

Under the umbrella of the Global Leadership Advisory Group, NVAR initiatives include cultural and international business forums, Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) training, and leadership development for Realtors® to serve as NAR Regional Coordinators and Global Ambassadors. NAR Global Ambassadors are U.S.-based Realtors® appointed by the NAR President to serve as liaisons and form relationships with real estate groups around the world.

This past July, Mario Rubio of Rubio Real Estate, an NVAR past president and NAR Global Coordinator for South America, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federacion Inmobiliaria de la Republica Argentina on behalf of NVAR. While NVAR has previously signed reciprocal agreements with groups in China, Cambodia and Vietnam, this was the first specifically linked to a young professional organization.

Also new in 2019, NVAR held its first global convention, Global Connect, at the NVAR Convention & Trade Show in October, which featured a series of programs related to international investment, tax implications, immigration and other global topics. Global Connect was spearheaded by Lieu Nguyen of Westgate Realty Group, who serves as the NVAR Global Leadership Advisory Group Chair and NAR Global Ambassador to Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia.

“Efforts to bring investment to our region don’t just happen here locally,” Nguyen said. “Our competition exists on a global scale – and Northern Virginia Realtors® help to form relationships abroad that shine a spotlight on our region and encourage international clients to call Northern Virginia home.”




Press Release Archive

  • Fall Market Set to Kick-Off as Summer Comes to Close Low Inventory, Housing Prices Are “On Trend” in Northern Virginia

  • Steady Northern Virginia Real Estate Market Keeps Sellers in the Driver’s Seat Motivated Buyers Harness Low Mortgage Rates to Navigate Limited Housing Inventory

  • Wet June Weather Won’t Dampen Northern Virginia Housing Market Homebuyer Enthusiasm Pushes Limits on Pricing

  • Northern Virginia Home Prices in Full Bloom; May Market Reflects Continued Spring Growth Cycle

  • Multiple Offers, ‘Packs’ of Investors, Record January Sales Point to Early Start of Spring Market, Reports the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®

  • ‘HQ2 High,’ Short-Term Uncertainty Reflected in Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® December Housing Market; New ‘Under Contracts’ Up 74 Percent Year-end Numbers Mirror Historic Highs of 2017; Government Shutdown Impact to be Determined

  • The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Announces its $41,000 in Donations to 19 Nonprofit Beneficiaries. Funds dispersed by the 2018 NVAR Cares Committee

  • 12/12 Symposium Examines Amazon HQ2’s Impact on Local Housing: National Economists to Analyze What to Expect Live Streaming on YouTube Set

  • November’s Northern Virginia New Under Contract Sales Jump Nearly 90 Percent in the Wake of the Amazon News; Despite Lean Inventory, Market Sentiment is Not Dampened (November 2018 Housing Stats)

  • The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Honored with Platinum Global Achievement Program Award By National Association of Realtors® at Annual Convention in Boston, MA

  • ‘Principle of Anticipation’ kicks in for October’s Buyers, Sellers in Northern Virginia: New Listings, New Contracts Rise 7 Percent; Active Listings, All Pendings Dip 7 Percent (October 2018 Housing Stats)

  • Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Wins Progress Sitefinity 2017 Association Website of the Year Award

  • September Home Sales Dip Compared to Last Year; Average, Median Prices Tick Upwards; Home Sellers Still ‘In Driver’s Seat’ (September 2018 Housing Stats)

  • August Home Sales: 1 Percent Rise; Active Listings & Pendings Dip, First-Time Homebuyers Start Their Equity Clocks Ticking While Interest Rates Remain Good (August 2018 Housing Stats)

  • July Home Sales Equity Gains Ring True for NOVA Sellers; Active Listings Dip; New Under Contracts Rise More Than 2 Percent (July 2018 Housing Stats)

  • June Home Sales Dip 5 Percent, New Contracts Rise 5 Percent, Housing Supply Still Lean as Slower Summer Months Approach, Lenders Offer New Products for Interest Rate Locks (June 2018 Housing Stats)

  • May Home Sales Remain Brisk as Spring Season Ramps Up, Condo Sales Strong, Moderate Economic Growth Expected (May 2018 Housing Stats)

  • The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Announces the Selection of Paula Martino, Northern Virginia RPAC Development Strategist

  • April Had Cool Temps But Market Heated Up: Record Overall Sales in Northern Virginia; Total Active Listings, Pendings Have Room to Grow (April 2018 Housing Stats)

  • Monetary Policy, Tax Changes Do Not Affect Northern Virginia’s Serious Clients, March Home Sales Track Evenly with Last Year (March 2018 Housing Stats)

  • Lean Inventory for Northern Virginia Buyers Sparks Competition for Available Homes (February 2018 Housing Stats)

  • Capitalize D.C. to Promote The Metro D.C. Region at MIPIM

  • Tax Reform Impacts Not Hindering Northern Virginia Buyers, Sellers (January 2018 Housing Stats)

  • Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Announces its 2017 NVAR Cares Committee Beneficiaries Inaugural NVAR Hero Awardee Named

  • Lorraine Arora Installed as 2018 Chairman of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®,

  • First-Ever Realtor® Community Action Day Results in Philanthropy, Outreach to Neighbors

  • The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Launches Its New Website,

  • NVAR Awarded Global Platinum Council

  • 2016 NVAR Cares Committees Supports Charities

  • Bob Adamson Installed As 2017 Chairman

  • Nora Partlow, Northern Virginia Realtor®, Selected as Finalist for National Award

  • A Seller’s September: Leaves Are Falling, Autumn is Calling – And So Are Those Buyers!

  • October Market Keeps Seller Spirits High: Properties Continue to Move at a Rapid Pace in Northern Virginia