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The Source immerses readers through captivating video content, expert insights, and scenarios. Elevate your industry expertise by checking back each month for engaging multimedia and invaluable professional advice.

The Source is your inside scoop on legal, governmental, and ethical developments in the real estate industry.

Registration is going fast for NVAR's annual Politics & Pancakes Breakfast on Thursday, April 4 at the beautiful Westwood Country Club! This event is a great opportunity to connect with 30+ elected leaders at the local, state and national levels who join us as special guests for this exclusive event.

Keynote Speaker Margaret Brennan, Moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation and CBS News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, will provide insight on current political affairs and the 2024 elections - all while you enjoy a great breakfast.


Buyer Representation, Agent Commissions and Tips to Consult with a Buyer!
(English and Spanish Versions)


Best Practices from the NVAR Grievance Committee!

Sean Bugg, 2024 Chair of the NVAR Grievance Committee, provides an overview of property access, as well as an educational overview of the citation process.

Unauthorized Access Skits with the Professionalism and Ethics Advisory Group!

Carole Stadfield, Donna Hamaker and Elliot Roberts, 2024 members of the  NVAR Professionalism & Ethics Advisory Group, act out common examples of unauthorized access to help you navigate difficult situations when showing a home.

Event Recording: Northern Virginia Local Elected Leaders' Forum

Our local elected leaders discuss the state of housing in the region, planning and zoning initiatives to grow the supply of housing, the economic climate in the region,  their thoughts on how each jurisdiction can work together to improve housing opportunities and more! 



The NVAR Legal team provides Top 10 Highlights from the NAR Proposed Settlement.



Q&A About Article 16: Commissions are Negotiable 

"There is a home in the MLS that I think my buyer client would love, but the commission being offered by the listing broker is lower than I want to be paid. It’s so low that it won’t cover the time or effort I put in to representing the buyer throughout the transaction. I want to do the right thing. What can I do?"

Realtors® understand that they are entrusted with their clients’ most valuable assets – their homes. NVAR’s Professionalism and Ethics Advisory Group provides information on of the several best showing practices to best serve your clients.