Message from the CEO

 

Being a member of NVAR helps you stand out from the competition. As your partner in business, we bring you the most advanced tools, services and programs! You can develop your career or re-invigorate your business through NVAR training, Forums, programs and services. Welcome Home to Excellence.

Our website, nvar.com, delivers industry news and links you to NVAR’s powerful programs and services. Updated daily, the site offers quick access to information and resources— NVAR Legal Hotline, training courses, digital bi-monthly magazine and access to tools like Bright—your MLS, SentriLock key system, Remine Docs+ and much more.

Takes You Further is our promise to you. With member surveys and broker/agent outreach, at NVAR we make it our job to anticipate your needs and deliver in a responsive, professional way. With two convenient locations in Northern Virginia, we are the association thousands of working residential and commercial members call home. This website provides an overview of your benefits and must-know information to get your business started and keep it moving further.

Give us a call today at 703.207.3200.

Sincerely,
Ryan T. McLaughlin
Chief Executive Officer
 

Nov + Dec 2019: Realtors®, Association, Industry Evolve and Reaffirm Core Beliefs

by User Not Found | 11/01/2019

From individual brokerages to real estate thought leaders and professional publications, everyone is talking about change in the real estate industry. And we know that change is the reality – in business models, consumer expectations, and our local market.

Our Convention theme this year addressed this paradigm: Realtors® Evolve – and was reflected not only in program sessions, but in the event format itself. We added two new sessions this year to celebrate our global marketplace and our top producers.

In fact, I’m pleased to announce that NVAR has again this year earned Platinum status in NAR’s Global Business Council Achievement Program. You can read more in this magazine issue about the great strides our members are making that helped lead to this achievement in 2019.

And take a look on page 7  to see how we celebrated the success of our top producing agents in a bold new way this year.

I’m excited about the new and innovative benefits and programs NVAR is introducing, yet it’s important to appreciate what’s not changing. The Realtor® profession is based on certain core beliefs that guide our work with one another and with the home buyers and sellers who rely on us as trusted professionals.

And those core beliefs are reflected in our Code of Ethics as well as the concept of cooperation on which our multiple listing service was created.

Your NVAR Board of Directors recently adopted a position statement expressing core beliefs related to the MLS cooperation and off-MLS listings:

  1. Marketing decisions must be made based on what is in the client’s best interest.
  2. Properties not included in the MLS severely limits exposure to the widest group of potential buyers.
  3. Withholding listings from the MLS compromises the integrity of MLS data to the detriment of consumers.
  4. Cooperation between brokers is a cornerstone of the NAR Code of Ethics, the foundation of the MLS, and essential to promote the best interests of consumers. Cooperation is institutionalized and facilitated efficiently and effectively through the MLS.

Continuing dialogue and open lines of communication are critical as our industry and association continue to keep pace with marketplace demands. Please share your feedback and suggestions. Your voice matters.

Our staff team and I are looking forward to working closely with our newly elected volunteer leadership in 2020. I hope that you will continue to be engaged and take it up a notch in 2020!



Ryan Conrad, CAE, CIPS, RCE, e-Pro
NVAR Chief Executive Officer
rconrad@nvar.com

Nov + Dec 2019: Realtors®, Association, Industry Evolve and Reaffirm Core Beliefs

Nov 1, 2019, 10:40 AM by User Not Found

From individual brokerages to real estate thought leaders and professional publications, everyone is talking about change in the real estate industry. And we know that change is the reality – in business models, consumer expectations, and our local market.

Our Convention theme this year addressed this paradigm: Realtors® Evolve – and was reflected not only in program sessions, but in the event format itself. We added two new sessions this year to celebrate our global marketplace and our top producers.

In fact, I’m pleased to announce that NVAR has again this year earned Platinum status in NAR’s Global Business Council Achievement Program. You can read more in this magazine issue about the great strides our members are making that helped lead to this achievement in 2019.

And take a look on page 7  to see how we celebrated the success of our top producing agents in a bold new way this year.

I’m excited about the new and innovative benefits and programs NVAR is introducing, yet it’s important to appreciate what’s not changing. The Realtor® profession is based on certain core beliefs that guide our work with one another and with the home buyers and sellers who rely on us as trusted professionals.

And those core beliefs are reflected in our Code of Ethics as well as the concept of cooperation on which our multiple listing service was created.

Your NVAR Board of Directors recently adopted a position statement expressing core beliefs related to the MLS cooperation and off-MLS listings:

  1. Marketing decisions must be made based on what is in the client’s best interest.
  2. Properties not included in the MLS severely limits exposure to the widest group of potential buyers.
  3. Withholding listings from the MLS compromises the integrity of MLS data to the detriment of consumers.
  4. Cooperation between brokers is a cornerstone of the NAR Code of Ethics, the foundation of the MLS, and essential to promote the best interests of consumers. Cooperation is institutionalized and facilitated efficiently and effectively through the MLS.

Continuing dialogue and open lines of communication are critical as our industry and association continue to keep pace with marketplace demands. Please share your feedback and suggestions. Your voice matters.

Our staff team and I are looking forward to working closely with our newly elected volunteer leadership in 2020. I hope that you will continue to be engaged and take it up a notch in 2020!



Ryan Conrad, CAE, CIPS, RCE, e-Pro
NVAR Chief Executive Officer
rconrad@nvar.com