Priority Issues

Priority Issues

Read about NVAR's work on several legislative and regulatory policy goals, including current priority issues, on-going issues, standing Public Policy Positions and recent Realtor® Advocacy Wins. Make your voice heard by submitting feedback for the annual NVAR Legislative Program, submitted every spring. 

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What We're Working On

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On-Going Issues

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NVAR Legislative Program

Legislative Program

Every spring, NVAR compiles legislative and regulatory policy goals for the coming year into a document called the NVAR Legislative Program.

The Legislative Program is developed over several months based on feedback given by NVAR members. The process begins in March, when NVAR committees and forums are asked to submit issues to the NVAR Public Policy Committee for consideration. Individual Realtors® may also submit issues to the committee. A task force researches these issues and recommends pertinent ones for inclusion in the Legislative Program.

Once a draft program has been developed, the Public Policy Committee reviews it and sends a final draft to NVAR’s Board of Directors for consideration. Following approval by the Board, NVAR forwards the program to the Virginia Association of Realtors® for inclusion in the statewide list of legislative priorities.

An important component of the issues we look at is your voice. If you have suggestions for items we should be looking into please email us at govaffairs@nvar.com OR fill out this quick form.

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Town Hall Notes Blog

  • Dead Bills Show Strength of Realtors®: Protecting the Industry from Harmful Legislation

    Feb 6, 2023, 13:33 PM by Josh Veverka
    Each year we block numerous policy proposals that would harm the industry. Most of these bills are not ill-intentioned or targeted at harming Realtors®, but they do present a threat to the industry through over-reaching regulations or unintended consequences.
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  • Commission to Study Future of Short-Term Rentals in Virginia; Realtor® Bills Advance

    Jan 30, 2023, 20:40 PM by Josh Veverka
    Our Short-Term Rental bill go to the Virginia Housing Commission where we can work with all stakeholders to study the proposals and return to the 2024 General Assembly with recommendations.
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  • Welcome to Richmond! Virginia's 2023 General Assembly Begins

    Jan 13, 2023, 07:11 AM by Josh Veverka
    The 2023 General Assembly session kicked off Wednesday, January 11 for an odd-year short (46 days) session. Each year our local and state Public Policy Committees review legislative proposals and approve a slate of legislation to proactively push in the General Assembly. This is the Realtors® Statewide Agenda.
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  • From the Ground Up - October 26, 2022

    Oct 26, 2022, 15:28 PM by Grace Parr
    A look at economic development, rezoning, and residential and commercial projects happening in Northern Virginia.
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  • FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy News

    Oct 21, 2022, 10:10 AM by Josh Veverka
    Welcome to FIVE FOR FRIDAY: A weekly roundup of Public Policy Issues and Headlines. In this Issue: 1. NAR Urges Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction and Ending Life of Loan Requirement 2. Metro says Silver Line to Dulles could be ready by Thanksgiving if cars return to service; AND D.C. Metro makes case for federal funding 3. As housing prices soar, a wealthy county rethinks the idea of suburbia; AND Missing Middle debate continues amid dueling rallies at County Board meeting 4. 5 Things To Know About New Running Bamboo Ordinance, Effective Jan. 1 5. Amid climate change pressures, Virginia reexamines septic regulations
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