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Jul + Aug 2017: Community Engagement is Not Just for Realtors® -- NVAR Builds Strategic Relationships, Too

Ryan Conrad CAE RCE e-Pro

In this issue, NVAR Chairman Bob Adamson emphasizes the significance of Realtor® community involvement. Building on that principle, it’s important to understand the value of NVAR’s engagement in local, state, national, and international communities – and how that reflects on you and your business.

Strategic leadership is one of NVAR’s five strategic plan goals. We aim to be a showcase association, advancing NVAR at every level to serve our members.
This past May, NVAR was selected as the only local Realtor® association to receive a booth at the National Association of Realtors® Legislative Meetings Trade Expo. Our participation at the Expo, as well as our annual showcase tour for national and international Legislative Meeting attendees, elevates NVAR’s national reputation as a leading-edge association. This results in leadership opportunities for our members and staff.

NVAR’s involvement with the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, together with our participation in regional organizations such as Leadership Fairfax, George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis and local chambers of commerce, creates positive standing for Realtors® in the community. In June, NVAR was recognized for our consistent commitment to addressing Northern Virginia’s transportation challenges. This past April, our first-ever Housing Fair put a public face on the services Realtors® offer to Northern Virginia’s 2 million residents.

At the state level, NVAR has an exemplary reputation among Virginia lawmakers. With the support of our volunteer-led Public Policy Committee, our Sr. Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, Mary Beth Coya, has developed significant strategic relationships in Richmond during her tenure with NVAR. These alliances position NVAR and our members as trusted information sources for legislative initiatives related to real estate and homeownership.

On the international level, NVAR has forged strong strategic relationships with Peru, Guatemala, Vietnam, Cambodia, Spain and more.  We strive to promote Northern Virginia as a valuable market for international investment, and position our Realtor® members as the front-line resource to make it happen.

When elected officials, industry colleagues, international real estate investors and local residents see “NVAR,” they’ll think of you – trusted advisors, innovators, dedicated Northern Virginia professionals: Realtors®.
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