Policy Positions


Legislative bus trip

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. 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

Advocacy Priorities

  • Local/State - Sign Ordinances and Illegal Sign Enforcement

  • State - Fair Housing

  • State – Industry Competency and Professionalism

  • State - Real Estate Teams

  • State - Tolls on the Dulles Greenway

  • State - Timely Disposition of Earnest Money Deposits (EMD)

  • State/Federal – Student Loan Debt Refinancing

  • Federal – Conventional Residential Lending/ G-fees

  • Federal – National Flood Insurance Program

  • Federal – Federal Tax Reform