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Many brokers are asking: “Can my firm advertise resales, vacant land and new construction properties that are for-sale-by-owner (“FSBO”) on our website without listing it in the MLS?”

IN A COMPETITIVE MARKET, effective advertising can make all the difference.

THE VIRGINIA FAIR HOUSING LAW (Virginia Code Ann. §§ 36-96.1 et seq. (the “Act”)) recites the policy of the Commonwealth to “provide for fair housing … to all its citizens … and … prohibit discriminatory practices with respect to residential housing…”

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