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PeninsulaREALTOR® Digital Magazine

The Official Publication of

the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® December 2016


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December 2016


Publication Editor Jim Wetzel, RCE Chief Executive Officer Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® 1001 North Campus Parkway Hampton, VA 23666 t. (757) 599-5222 f. 757-596-3911 jimwetzel@vpar.org

PeninsulaREALTOR® Digital Magazine The Official Publication of

the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® 2017 Officers & Directors

President Chandra Patterson President-Elect Carl Burt Treasurer Sandra Hood Immediate Past President Andy Cohen Directors Stephen Abbitt Eugenia Jackson KAERA Mims Lindsay Pennington Stephenie Shanks Crystal Sullivan Robert “Sully” Sullivan CEO Jim Wetzel, RCE

Cindy Anderson Director of Member Services

Jo McNamara Education Director & Event Planner

PeninsulaREALTOR® is published monthly by Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® as a service to its membership.

Advertising Policy While this magazine makes reasonable effort to establish the integrity of its advertisers, it does not endorse advertised products or services unless specifically stated. The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertisement at anytime. Advertisements refused may include, but are not limited to, those that are legally questionable, that may support products or services of questionable standards, or that are inconsistent with the high professional standard of the Code of Ethics of the Association. Advertising is open to REALTOR® members, member firms, affiliate members and non-members. Product advertising is limited to residential subdivisions, commercial, or industrial units and real estate related products and services, excluding personal listings. Equal Opportunity Policy VPAR is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity. The Association encourages and supports an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, elderliness, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Notice VPAR does not fix, control, recommend, suggest, or maintain commission rates or fees for services rendered by cooperating members or non-members.

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Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate™ on the Virginia Peninsula,” is your local association of REALTORS® representing over 1000 local REALTOR® members and affiliates. As members of America’s largest trade association, The National Association of REALTORS® together we represent over 1.1 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Our membership is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS®, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry.

The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

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Affiliate Members

of the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®

1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, Jessica Cecil (757) 877-2444 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Carl Knighton (571) 606-8051 Alpha Pest Solutions, Sindi Rowell (757) 873-4999 Amerispec Home Inspection, Jamison S. Brown (757) 868-0988 Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, Kimberly Niccum (757) 874-6040 Atlantic Exterminating Company, Scott Tully (757)223-9673 BB & T Mortgage of Virginia, Donna Davis (757) 873-6001 BridgeTrust Title Group, Raynelle Ricks (757) 671-7413 C&F Mortgage, Mary Rebholz (757) 873-8200 CCW Construction, Christopher Walker (757) 719-0520 Coleman & Coleman, PLC, Donnie Coleman (757) 965-8482 Coleman World Wide Moving Allied, David Carter (757) 827-6225 Colonial Exterminating Co., Kimberly Beckett (757) 599-0889 Commonwealth Exterminating, Johnny Newell (757)873-2030 Comparity LLC, Michael Vernon (757) 333-0705 Creative Chameleon Media, Karen D. Lawson (804) 694-7586 E.T. Lawson & Son, Inc., Nancy L. Allen (757) 722-1928 Fidelity Bank Mortgage, Nina C. Efird (757) 597-0431 Flemings Awards & Promotional, Fleming A. Buck (757) 229-5688 Fulton Mortgage Company, Ryan Mutter (757) 223-4330 Hanger Law, Mark Stevenson (757) 351-1510 HH Hunt Homes, Chelsea Sutton (757)643-0306 HMS Home Warranty, Amy Holloway (757) 472-5602 Home Title of Virginia, L.L.C, Peggy H. Truitt (757) 599-4663 Home Warranty of America, Tina Carneal-Flowers (757) 675-1185 Johnson Mortgage Company LLC, Allen Barber (757) 873-1287 Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, Herbert Kelly Esq. (757) 873-8000 Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Mark A. Short (757) 873-6351 Langley Federal Credit Union, Tammy Gelles (757) 827-7200 Liberty Mutual Insurance, Anne Burke (757)258-0338 Liberty Title & Escrow, Michael Hamar (757)926-5255 Lytle Law, P.C., Brian D. Lytle (757) 595-5655 Lytle Title & Escrow, LLC., Heather Fuller (757) 643-7899 Mares Exterminating Co LLC, Thomas Mares (757) 868-4898 Miller, Walsh, Kutz & Laster, PLC, Julianne Cyr (757) 595-0123 Momo’s Cafe, Martha Bennett (757)240-5854 D. Wayne Moore, Esq. (757) 873-7700 Movement Mortgage, Nathan Techanchuk (757) 301-7443

NARPM Peninsula Chapter, Russ Skidmore (757) 715-3070 National Exterminating Co., Phillip Burke (757) 599-3621 Navy Federal Credit Union, Karen Arient (877) 573-2324 ext21237 Old Point Mortgage, LLC, Rob Runnells (757) 769-7169 Old Republic Home Protection, Brett Cole (703) 217-8848 OMNI Title and Escrow, Susan Galloway (757)223-8729 OVM Financial Inc., Chip Simkins (757) 713-2600 Peerless Carpet & Restoration, Rebecca Shultz (757)847-6300 Peninsula Title Company, Robin B. McArthur (757) 595-2536 PESTOUT, Glen Workman (757) 223-9902 Pillar to Post Home Inspection, Cathi Lynch (757) 870-4073 PNC Mortgage, William Hitchcock (757) 599-6882 PrimeLending, Mike Hartnett (757) 368-9910 Prof. Termite & Moisture Control, Patrick Rogan (757) 599-3167 Prospect Mortgage, Ilonka Avila (757) 873-4728 Prosperity Mortgage, Kevin Hull (757) 490-9200 Pro-Tech Exterminating, Inc, Bob Herget (757) 224-1339 REIN, Joan Griffey (757) 531-7900 Reliance Pest & Termite,Inc., Wayne Kessinger (757) 485-5005 Servpro of Hampton, Patrice Gary (757) 825-9700 Staged 2 Sell, Therese Robinson (757) 344-5322 Suntrust Mortgage Corporation, Tricia Gentry (757) 873-7920 Temple Law Group, Leslee Connors (757) 234-0348 Terry Peterson Residential, John Peterson (757) 460-1770 The Closers of Virginia, Inc., Bella Trowbridge (757) 595-4707 The Daily Press, Jennifer Cunnison (757) 247-4891 The Gaston Group LLC, Susan Gaston (757) 871-1445 The Real Estate Book, Bill McFall (757) 873-6731 Tidewater Home Funding, Gee Horton (757) 223-9494 Tidewater Mortgage Services, Bob Teravainen (757) 594-6165 TowneBank Mortgage, Andrew Jordan (757) 534-9318 U.S. Inspect , Inc., Kevin Salva (757) 254-2960 Universal Pest & Termite Inc., George Pilkington (757) 502-0200 VA Housing Development Authority, Janice Burgess (800) 227-8432 VA Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Mike Kuhns (757) 325-8170 Virtual Tidewater, Rosalind Boyle (757) 880-6422 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Teresa Rutherford (757) 873-3308

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December 2016


Presidents Message By Chandra Patterson, 2017 President

To my Officers, Board Members, fellow REALTORS®, Affiliates and Staff, I am overjoyed and honored to be elected to serve as your 2017 Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors (VPAR) President. This all began when as a brand new agent my broker encouraged me to get involved with VPAR. I asked him “why?” His response, “so that you can give back to the Association, get to know other Realtors with whom you will be doing business, and grow as a professional.” At the time, I did not fully understand how important and impactful it would be. But as I got involved in VPAR committees, activities and membership meetings, I began learning, understanding and seeing the other sides to this industry. My eyes were opened. The first committee I served was on Budget and Finance. It was a natural fit for me because I have a degree in Finance and an accounting background -- from a previous life. I was just as lost as could be. But I sat quietly to observe and to learn. From then on throughout these years, I served on other committees and have grown professionally and personally from the experiences. So, as you can see, giving back to the PeninsulaREALTOR®

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Association through volunteering to serve on committees has always been a common thread in creating the tapestry of my career. I have gained so many great friends and business relationships locally, across this state, and nationally. It was all because of a simple “ask” from my broker.

Back in August, I attended the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Leadership Summit in Chicago where 2017 President, Bill Brown revealed his theme… “Revolution”. His vision for NAR and its members is to be the revolution in education, technology, and professional development. He mentioned in his inaugural address 2 weeks ago in Orlando that Revolution is about progress, discovery, change, technology, and revelation. His vision is for Realtors to be the center of transactions, preparing to be successful in our businesses and careers, and as Realtors controlling our destiny.

Our 2017 Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR) President, Claire Forcier-Rowe’s theme is “Be the 1”. She said to “Be the 1” to encourage and support another…”Be the 1” to give back… “Be the 1” to invite others… “Be the 1” to help someone else… “Be the 1” to be the best in what you do. To that end, I would like to challenge every member and affiliate. If you are not actively involved in VPAR in some form or fashion, tonight I encourage you to do so. Everyone in this room has something December 2016


Presidents Message

By Chandra Patterson, 2017 President - Continued

to offer. You have seeds of greatness deposited in you! This industry is ever changing and the Association is constantly evolving. We welcome new, fresh talent and I know each of us has some God-given gift and talent that can be shared and utilized to keep this Association vibrant, cutting edge, and ever-changing. Be the Revolution… The 1… the Volunteer! Included in this newsletter is the VPAR Strategic Plan. It shows you the direction this Association is going for the next 3 years. VPAR leadership and staff want to be transparent, so please take the time to read over it. From the Strategic Plan, there are 3 things I would like to highlight. 1. We are bringing back the Broker Manager Enhancement Committee. Brokers, you are key elements to this Association. You are the bridge… the connection… The 1… between VPAR and the membership. I am relying on you to please stay in the loop with all that VPAR is offering and encourage your agents to participate in VPAR activities. Get them out to our membership meetings and education classes. Encourage them to donate to RPAC (which is crucial to our business and the real estate industry). Encourage them to get involved in the Association and join at least 1 committee. If they want to join more… great!! But at least 1… is all I am asking. Share those gifts and talents! You work with your agents daily, and I know you see those PeninsulaREALTOR®

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who have that potential to be great leaders in this Association. Someone saw that in me long before I saw it in myself. Tell them to be that ”Revolution”… Be “The 1”… Be that Volunteer! VPAR would love to work with them!

2. We are bringing back our Young Professionals Network (YPN) Group. On the national and state levels, YPN is the bomb.com! They are an extraordinary group of young professionals. I know we have some like them here at VPAR. So, to my young professionals, please know that you too are key elements to this Association. You have so much to offer VPAR. I am looking for great leaders from your group too!

3. Leaders are not born, but are made. VPAR is planning to start a leadership academy for our emerging leaders in VPAR. We are looking to grow our leadership stock. We are looking for volunteers who have passion, vision and desire to take their volunteering to the next level. I am going to work closely with our Professional Development Committee to have this program developed and in place so that by 3rd Quarter 2017, our first group will hit the ground running. It will not consume a lot of your time, but I feel you would benefit from the experience. I know that when I participated in the VAR Leadership Academy. I learned a lot about me. December 2016


Presidents Message

By Chandra Patterson, 2017 President - Continued

In closing, I would like to thank our Partners and Affiliates for always supporting VPAR. I look forward to VPAR continuing and deepening our relationships and partnerships with you. Thank you in advance to the staff and 2017 VPAR officers and directors, Womens Council of Realtors (WCR) and committee chairs, vice-chairs and members. I look forward to serving as your 2017 President and working alongside you. It is my hope that we continue moving VPAR to be that “Revolution” and “The 1” by giving back through our involvement and volunteering. I wish everyone a beautiful, blessed, safe holiday season and a very prosperous 2017!! The best is yet to come!!!

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December 2016


PeninsulaREALTOR® Membership By Cindy Anderson, Director of Membership

WELCOME NEW REALTORS®

Tanya Barrow, Berkshire Hathaway Towne Realty Vikki Bell, Liz Moore & Associates Danielle Butler, Liz Moore & Associates Jamie Coldsnow, CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty Brooke Darnley, Abbitt Realty Co, LLC Veronica Davenport-Mitchell, Keller Williams Valerie Davis, Abbitt Realty Co, LLC Catherine Evans, Abbitt Realty Company LLC George Fiscella, Premier Properties & Assoc. Daniel Franklin, Nu Homes Realty Jordan Galloway, Keller Williams Elite - Pen Andrea Hartnett, greg garrett realty.com Tammy Haynes, ERA Real Estate Professionals Thomas Hinton, Action Realty Beth Jenkins, Keller Williams Elite - Pen Christopher Jeter, greg garrett realty.com Paige Johnson, Keller Williams Elite - Pen Lessie Jones, Keller Williams Elite - Pen Candy King, Melody Matthews & Associates Margaret Lankford, CENTURY 21 Nachman James McDonald, Howard Hanna-William E. Wood Melissa Naccarato, Anchor Realty Group Peninsula Patrick Pauls, Liz Moore & Associates Cameron Pearson, Realty Executives, Peninsula Sean Rash, Keller Williams Elite - Pen Damaris Santana, Howard Hanna-William E. Wood Patrick Simmons, Golston Real Estate Inc Yolanda Simmons, Golston Real Estate Inc Massiel Spitzer, Liz Moore & Associates Kaitlynn Stone, Keller Williams Elite - Pen Kayla Tucker, Howard Hanna-William E. Wood Laura Walters, Howard Hanna-William E. Wood

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Barbara Wells, Liz Moore & Associates Catina Yates, Coldwell Banker Professional

RECENT TRANFERS

Ilonka Avila, Residential Mortgage Services RMS”” Monteiro Chamblee, Golston Real Estate Inc Laura Drummond, Turn Key Real Estate, LLC Yolanda Fuller, Turn Key Real Estate LLC Josie M Wells, Keller Williams Elite - Pen

ETHICS TRAINING DEADLINE NEARS FOR REALTORS® This is a Mandatory ethics training requirements for new and continuing REALTOR® members.

Quadrennial Ethics for Cycle 4 (1/01/2013-12/31/2016) The current deadline is 12/31/2016 for all members that have not taken the training since January 1, 2013. We will be sending members reminders over the next few months to those members still needing the class.

http://www.realtor.org/code-of-ethics/ training

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The PeninsulaMonitor by Susan Gaston, LEGISLATIVE CONSULTANT

development, from Comprehensive Plans to housing opportunity policy, from recurrent flooding and flood insurance to military installation land use and base encroachment, VPAR is engaged in a wide variety of real estate issues that impact how we conduct business on the Peninsula, day-in and day-out.

2016 YEAR IN REVIEW “Anyone who says they are not interested in politics is like a drowning man who insists he is not interested in water.” —Mahatma Ghandi, Indian Political Leader From January through December, at City Halls, County Administration Buildings, the General Assembly and the Virginia Capitol, and Washington, D. C., VPAR has had its eyes on the ball and its ears to the ground to cover elections, governmental and legislative relations and public affairs for YOU! See the accomplishments that we have made for you, with more to come in 2017! Here at the local level, VPAR is widely sought as a trusted resource and valued community stakeholder. Because of our solid relationships with Peninsula Mayors, members of City Councils, Chairs and members of County Boards of Supervisors, many of whom we have supported with RPAC funds, we are asked to participate in numerous local issues. From zoning ordinance revisions to rental inspection program PeninsulaREALTOR®

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Add to that the value we bring to decision makers by providing housing data and market statistics, the value of our members being sought to serve on local boards and commissions, and the value of our input on ancillary issues such as transit, transportation, economic development and public education, and VPAR is an active, engaged, credible business organization that plays a significant role in the region.

The year started with the 2016 General Assembly session taking action on over 2,000 bills that were introduced in the House of Delegates and the Senate. Of those, about one-third ultimately passed both houses and were signed into law by the Governor Terry McAuliffe, including nearly all of the bills on the VAR legislative agenda. Amendments to the Property Owner Association (POA) and Condominium Owner Association (COA) Acts, agency and licensing laws, and the licensing of home inspectors all met with successful passage. Check out details at http://www.virginiarealtorschoose. com/2016-new-laws/ for a complete December 2016


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overview!

VPAR held another very successful REALTOR® Day on the Hill event in Richmond in February, with over 50 members in attendance, traveling to the state Capitol to meet with the Peninsula legislative delegation. In addition to stomping the halls of the General Assembly Building, VPAR members heard from the Clerks of the House and Senate, as well as legislative pages; from the former Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Maurice Jones; from Mike Hazelwood, legislative aide to Delegate Keith Hodges; and from Jeff Schapiro, Political Editor from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, as well as a few others. The day culminated with the VAR Legislative Reception at The Jefferson Hotel.

From there, in March, the Association and its Public Policy Committee moved straight into Spring local government elections in Hampton and Newport News. Spending two days interviewing over 20 candidates, the Committee made Association endorsements and campaign contributions from RPAC of Virginia in the Hampton Mayoral election, the Hampton City Council election and the Newport News City Council election. Later in the year on the election front, then-President Andy Cohen and PPC member Peggy Todd represented VPAR on a multi-Association interview panel for the 2nd Congressional District PeninsulaREALTOR®

election. After covering issues ranging from flooding and the mortgage interest deduction to FHA and housing opportunity, the panel endorsed Scott Taylor, a real estate investor and former Navy Seal who currently represents the 85th District in the House of Delegates.

In addition to covering the General Assembly and keeping an eye on state issues throughout the year, VPAR also covered a host of local and regional issues that were important to the VPAR public policy program. Highlights included: In March, building upon a partnership with HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS (HFOT), a national non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans, that was initiated by the Virginia Association of REALTORS®, VPAR worked with York County on one of the first homes that Virginia REALTORS® and HFOT built.

Economist and researcher Dr. Tom Hall of the Economics Department at Christopher Newport University gave a VPAR members a thorough presentation of his months-long work that was underwritten by a Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) grant secured by VPAR through the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The study outlined current housing market stock and future housing needs that later was presented to the City Manager and his staff.

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VPAR was awarded a $5,000 Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) grant from NAR to conduct a Housing Needs Study in the City of Hampton. The purpose of the funding is to work with the City and an economist to identify and assess the City’s current housing stock, and to project, using demographic trends and buyer preferences, what the City’s housing needs may be in the future. This in-depth process has just begun with Dr. Hall again being the researcher, but our hope is that the City can use the information in its various neighborhood Master Plans and in its review of the Comprehensive Plan. VPAR continued its NAR grant work by collaborating with the Boys and Girls Club of Newport News to begin the process of garnering a placemaking grant at the Pinedale location, where we hope to develop a park-like setting in memory of former Senator John C. Miller. In May, VPAR held another Residential REALTOR® Day in the City of Poquoson that focused on flooding, flood mitigation, sea level rise and helpful information for REALTORS from Col. (Ret.) Paul Olsen, the former Commander of the Norfolk District Office of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Held at Surf Rider, the day was soggy and wet but fun and informative, and included the City Manager’s now famous (or infamous!) BUS TOUR! Speaking of flooding, VPAR continued to work with the City of Hampton on flood mitigation issues, including holding PeninsulaREALTOR®

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meetings with Members of Council and the Mayor to outline strategies for improving flood-prone areas of the City while maintaining the City’s involvement in the National Flood Insurance Program.

VPAR maintained outreach to and communication with the City’s Codes Compliance and Rental Inspection Program and pressed for a “check-up” meeting with Mayor Tuck City Council. The Association also maintained connection to the Newport News Comprehensive Plan Community Advisory Committee (CPCAC) working behind the scenes to keep VPAR’s message and housing issues in front of City planners. VPAR’s Legislative Consultant is an appointed member of the CPCAC. VPAR is adept at working behind the scenes, especially when it is for strategic purposes. Such is the case with the City of Poquoson, which in the late summer began the process of reviewing its Comprehensive Plan. We are monitoring closely the input and output of this exercise, and will weigh in when appropriate. VPAR’s Legislative Consultant also has been appointed to the Langley/ Ft. Eustis Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) that will outline upcoming land use and designations to the areas adjacent to the installations, for the purpose of insuring that encroachments and natural disaster December 2016


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hazards, including recurrent flooding at Langley Air Force Base, are mitigated, and that the bases’ missions are preserved and enhanced to make them as “BRACproof” as possible. The City of Newport News is the lead agency on the JLUS and will begin the process in earnest in 2017. VPAR members “GOT ON THE BUS” with Hampton Roads Transit in late August! REALTORS® and Affiliate Members learned about the work that HRT is conducting to improve its ridership and services – including rapid bus transit that VPAR supported in the General Assembly -- rode on several routes and heard from riders and businesses who rely on bus service. This very informative morning is the first of what we hope will be additional opportunities to connect with this important public partner!

In early September, then-President Andy Cohen, PPC Chairman Carl Burt, CEO Jim Wetzel and Legislative Consultant Susan Gaston met with City Manager Jim Bourey and his staff to outline ongoing opportunities for the City and VPAR to work together on mutual housing goals. The productive discussions lead to potential grant opportunities to market the City, to explore opportunities to create a REALTOR® College program and to work with the City on a variety of issues in the 2017 General Assembly Session. In late September, VPAR members had the PeninsulaREALTOR®

pleasure of meeting with the leadership of the Newport News Public School Division and touring a number of schools, including the impressive new STEM Academy in the Southeast Community. Meeting with school leadership, visiting inside classrooms and with students, being serenaded by vocalists and musicians, learning about a variety of programs and accomplishments, and even being educated on the Division’s challenges all were informative components to a day that definitely will be repeated…and sought in other area school systems as well.

The October General Membership Meeting with the Peninsula’s local school division Superintendents was extremely informative, enjoyable and beneficial. All of the area school leaders from Hampton, Isle of Wight County, Newport News, Poquoson and York County attended and provided a wealth of knowledge regarding many ongoing issues in public education – from SOL tests to the budget to new schools and programs to student success. Another great example of VPAR members learning as much as they can about their communities! Also in October, the Legislative Consultant met with newly appointed Isle of Wight County Administrator Randy Keaton, who some VPAR members may remember from the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. At issue were cash

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proffers, the County’s previous attempts to implement cash proffer reforms, new staff in the Planning Department, the upcoming Comprehensive Plan review and VPAR’s ability to provide housing statistics and other market data.

In late October, the City designated the Southeast community a rental inspection district. The Legislative Consultant has reached out to the City to ask that the Association be part of a stakeholders group, if one is formed, so that we can provide significant input into the development of the guidelines and processes that will be needed to implement the program and follow state Code. Program guidelines and details have not been developed at this point. The City is making a push to implement workforce housing opportunities, particularly in the Southeast community, as part of a greater investment focusing on enhanced development and redevelopment as well as improved economic development. The City would like to have an incentive-based program to attract builders; VPAR has suggested the workforce housing/affordable dwelling unit (ADU) program to the City and has provided them with the language from the Code of Virginia that outlines that program at the local level. Finally, at the federal level, your input worked to effect passage of H.R. 3700 PeninsulaREALTOR®

which was signed by the President in late July. This legislation: • Solves a number of concerns regarding FHA’s condo rules: • Reduces the FHA condo owner occupancy ratio to 35%, unless FHA takes alternative action within 90 days. • Directs FHA to streamline the condo re-certification process. • Provides more flexibility for mixed use buildings. • Mirrors the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) rules regarding private transfer fees for FHA condo lending. • Provides permanent authority for direct endorsement for approved lenders to approve Rural Housing Service (RHS) loans. • Makes reforms to federally assisted housing programs to streamline the programs. And in the midst of all of this, VPAR members forged ahead in serious public policy work! • Lynn Grimsley was reappointed by Governor McAuliffe to a second term on the Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB). • Peggy Todd completed her term as the Chairwoman of the Hampton Neighborhood Commission. • Chandra Patterson completed her sixth and last year as a Trustee for the RPAC of Virginia Trustees. ONWARD and UPWARD IN 2017!

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October 2016 Homes Sales Report October 2016 residential real estate sales performed steadily relative to prior year benchmarks, rebalancing from a third quarter balloon and still reflecting high buyer demand. The value of transactions for October 2016 was $2.815 billion, up 1 percent from the same month in 2015 ($2.787 billion). Volume through the end of October 2016 exceeded $31.970 billion, a gain of 6.4 percent from last year’s accumulation of $30.050 billion.

As high demand overcame typical seasonal trends, October median price was unchanged month-over-month and was 5.0 percent higher than in the same month last year ($262,500 over $250,000 in October 2015). Typically, price drops monthto-month from June through the end of the year. Average length of time on the market decreased markedly year-overyear, by 16.7 percent (from 78 days last October to 65 this year). The number of October transactions in 2016 was slightly fewer than in 2015, declining 0.9 percent from 8,870 to 8,789. October sales reflect buyer eagerness to absorb inventory and take advantage of continued low financing rates. Click here to view the October Home Sales Report.


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VPAR CONGRATULATES OUR 2016 ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS 2016 REALTOR® of the Year LARRY TOWNSEND Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty For representing REALTOR® spirit, commitment, integrity, involvement and accomplishment... 2016 Affiliate of the Year JEREMY JORDAN Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group LLC In recognition of outstanding service within the REAL TOR® family ... 2016 Property Manager of the Year AL PATEL Howard Hanna-William E. Wood In recognition of outstanding property management service, knowledge and professionalism 2016 Manager of the Year STEPHEN ABBITT Abbitt Realty Co, LLC In recognition of outstanding management skills, knowledge and professionalism ... 2016 Code of Ethics Award ROBERT YOUNG Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty Recognizing high ethical standards and service within the real estate industry ... 2016 Salesperson of the Year lNGRID BAYNE Liz Moore & Associates In recognition of outstanding sales performance, professionalism and service ... 2016 Sales Team of the Year SYLVIA WOODS Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty In recognition of outstanding sales performance, professionalism and service ... 2016 Community Service Award LARRY TOWNSEND Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty In recognition of outstanding community service achievement. .. 2016 President's Appreciation Award AMANDA WALSH PATIERNO 1st Class Real Estate, LLC / Amanda M. Walsh Real Estate For your loyal dedication and unwavering commitment toward Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® goals, and for making the Association stand above the rest.

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HELP US CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH YOUR PEERS AT THE VPAR DECEMBER MEMBER SOCIAL!

601 Thimble Shoals Blvd Newport News, VA 23606 Meet us at Manhattans on Monday, December 12th from 5-7 p.m. We will use the raffle tickets you filled out all year long and including one from this social to draw for door prizes. We will have many more door prizes at this social – as is the tradition! Bring a canned good and receive an extra door prize ticket! If you would like to contribute a door prize you will be acknowledged at the drawing and you can drop it off at VPAR or we can have a volunteer pick it up – just let us know! Email Jo McNamara at jo@vpar.org

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ARE YOU USING THE

APP?

If not, here are some reasons why you should: • Available at NO COST to REIN Members • Residential listings • Rental listings • Access to other MLS listings • Data updates in almost real-time • View your listings • Search by MLS#, zip code, by map or snap a photo • Consolidated messaging feature • Safety timer

DOWNLOAD YOUR APP TODAY Need assistance? Call REIN Tech Support at 757-531-7901.

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Peninsula READS thanks members of the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORSÂŽ for their generous donation in memory of former Peninsula READS Board Chair John Miller.

Pictured above: Eric Stone, Peninsula READS Board Chair Carl Burt, 2017 President Elect Chandra Patterson, 2017 President Andy Cohen, 2016 President Paula L. Bazemore, Peninsula READS Executive Director Sharron Miller, wife of Senator John Miller Jim Wetzel, CEO Susan Gaston, Legislative Consultant

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PeninsulaREALTOR® UPCOMING EVENTS by Jo McNamara, Director of education and events

WINTER EVENTS ARE FILLING UP AT VPAR ! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTER TO ATTEND TODAY !

DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS Dec 6

RPAC PhoneBank at VPAR - 2pm

Dec 12

New Member Indoctrination (includes required Quadrenial Ethics)

Dec 8 Dec 12 Dec 15

Dec 23-26

WCR Bottle Auction - 2pm

VPAR Holiday Social at Manhattans

VPAR Leadership Training - 9am to 11:30am VPAR Closed for Christmas Holiday

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES: Dec 6

8-HR Required CE Course (includes required Quadrenial Ethics)

http://www.vpar.org/PDF/2016%20Education/Final%202016%20CE%20Flyer.pdf Check your CE credits here: http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/LicenseLookup/

Call 757-599-5222 or email jo@vpar.org on these and any other VPAR seminars and events! Register Online at members.vpar.org or call us at 757-599-5222 PeninsulaREALTOR®

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Have the financial resources to pay ongoing property charges including taxes and insurance

Live in the home

You don’t make payments while you live in the house, but the loan and interest come due when you sell, move out for 12 months or more, or last person leaves the house permanently.

For example… A borrower, age 72, with a purchase price of $200,000, would require ONLY $92,000 at closing for the Reverse Mortgage! *Homeowner continues to pay insurance and property taxes, live in and maintain home. Home must be primary residence. Program not currently available in all states. People portrayed are professional models and are used for illustrative purposes only. Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. Consult your tax advisor before choosing a reverse mortgage.

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2017 PENINSULAPARTNER PROGRAM OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE DEVELOPED A SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH MANY OF OUR AFFILIATE MEMBERS WHO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH FOR OUR MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATION! PENINSULAPARTNERS FORM A GROUP OF LOYAL, HARD WORKING AFFILIATE MEMBERS WHO SUPPORT THE GROWTH AND PROMOTION OF THE ASSOCIATION AND REALTOR® ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP PENINSULAPARTNERS NETWORK AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITH MEMBERS OF THE LARGEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRADE ASSOCIATION ON THE PENINSULA ENHANCE YOUR BRAND IDENTITY EXCHANGE IDEAS AND EDUCATE MEMBERS PROVIDE VALUABLE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO REALTOR® MEMBERS AND CLIENTS PENINSULAPARTNERS ATTEND ASSOCATION ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT THE ASSOCIATION PROMOTE ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES SPONSOR ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS AND EVENTS STEP UP TODAY AND SAVE 20% ON YOUR 2017 SPONSORSHIPS!

Please Sign up Before December 31, 2016 to be included in all 2017 recognition banners! CALL JIM WETZEL, CEO AT 757-599-5222 or email jimwetzel@vpar.org 2017 Partner Brochure and Application http://vpar.org/partners/


PENINSULAPARTNER BENEFITS SUMMARY VPAR Affiliate Primary Membership ($200 value) - each additional $25. (Up to 10) 20% Discount on All VPAR Sponsorships throughout the year (excluding REALTOR® Fest) VPAR Website Recognition with URL link VPAR Partner Pull-Up Banner Recognition at all VPAR Events

Bronze

$500

Package Value over $1200

All Partner Primary Benefits plus: 1 Reserved Ticket OSC Banquet 1 Reserved Ticket to Installation & Awards Banquet Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 1 Partners Corner Education Article Peninsula PARTNER Email Advertisement - 1 Free Email Blast Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 12 Month Business Card Advertisement $100 Partner Bucks for Ala Carte Sponsor Menu

Silver

$1000

Package Value over $2100

All Partner Primary Benefits plus: Supporter Sponsorship includes 1 Reserved Ticket to OSC Banquet Supporter Sponsorship includes 1 Reserved Ticket to Installation & Awards Banquet Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 2 Partners Corner Education Articles Peninsula PARTNER Email Advertisement - 2 Free Email Blasts Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 12 Month 1/4 Page Advertisement $400 Partner Bucks for Ala Carte Sponsor Menu

Gold

$2500

Package Value over $4180

All Partner Primary Benefits plus: Booth to REALTOR® Fest Trade Show Patron Sponsorship includes 2 Reserved Tickets to OSC Banquet Patron Sponsorship includes 2 Reserved Tickets to Installation & Awards Banquet Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 4 Partners Corner Education Articles Peninsula PARTNER Email Advertisement - 4 Free Email Blasts Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 12 Month 1/2 Page Advertisement $1200 Partner Bucks for Ala Carte Sponsor Menu

Platinum

$5000

Package Value over $7475

All Partner Primary Benefits plus: Booth to REALTOR® Fest Trade Show VIP Sponsorship includes 3 Reserved Tickets to OSC Banquet VIP Sponsorship includes 3 Reserved Tickets to Installation & Awards Banquet Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 6 Partners Corner Education Articles Peninsula PARTNER Email Advertisement - 6 Free Email Blasts Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 12 Month Full Page Advertisement $2800 Partner Bucks for Ala Carte Sponsor Menu

Diamond

$7500________

Package Value over $11680

All Partner Primary Benefits plus: Double Booth to REALTOR® Fest Trade Show Presidential Sponsorship includes 5 Reserved Tickets to OSC Banquet Presidential Sponsorship includes 5 Reserved Tickets to Installation & Awards Banquet Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 12 Partners Corner Education Articles Peninsula PARTNER Email Advertisement - 12 Free Email Blasts Peninsula REALTOR® Digital Magazine - 12 Month Double Page Advertisement $3800 Partner Bucks for Ala Carte Sponsor Menu


2017 PENINSULAPARTNER Application Company: _________________________________________________ Type of Business: ___________________________________________ Street Address:

___________________________________________

City: _______________________State:________ Zip Code: _________ Primary Member: ___________________________________________ Title: _____________________________________________________ Business Phone # __________________Fax #:____________________ E-Mail Address: ____________________________________________ Website Address____________________________________________ TERMS AND CONDITIONS The VPAR Peninsula Partner Sponsorship Program is serviced by the Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®. Eligibility: Peninsula Partners shall be individuals or firms who while not engaged in the real estate profession, have interests requiring information concerning real estate, and are in sympathy with the objectives of the Association. The contract terms and conditions are established for the mutual benefit and protection of VPAR partners and VPAR itself. References made to partners and/or partnerships in no way constitute any form of legal partnership. Upon execution of this agreement you acknowledge that you are responsible for all annual partnership fees and any additional fees as incurred. All annual partnership fees are payable in advance and are nonrefundable. Approval of all applications is at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Peninsula Partnership Level Requested:  Bronze ($500)  Silver ($1000)  Gold ($2500)  Platinum ($5000)  Diamond ($7500) PERIOD: 01/01 2017 – 12/31/2017 I understand that my selection of individual sponsorships are not guaranteed and are based on course enrollment and availability. I agree to abide by the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations of the Association. I acknowledge that I have read and understand the Terms and Conditions of this contract. Signed:

___________________________________________________ (Primary Contact’s Signature) Date

VPAR Approval:

___________________________________________________ VPAR CEO Signature Date Payment Options: (check one): Check ____Credit Card______ _____ Charge my (Visa, MC, AMEX, and Discover) credit card. Name on Credit Card: _______________________________________ Credit Card #: ______________________________________________ Expires: ___________________________________________________ Authorized Signature ________________________________________


Ala Carte Sponsorship Menu ADDITIONAL EVENT SPONSORSHIPS IN BOLD DISCOUNTED 20% FOR PARTNERS Presidential (OSC or Installation Banquet) $1,000. value

$800

VIP (OSC or Installation Banquet) $500.

$400

Patron (OSC or Installation Banquet) $250.

$200

Supporter (OSC or Installation Banquet) $100.

$140

Friend (OSC or Installation Banquet) $70.

$70

REALTOR® Fest ( Level I ) $450.

$450

REALTOR® Fest ( Level 2 ) $350.

$350

REALTOR® Fest ( Vendor Booth ) $200.

$200

Membership Breakfasts ($150.)

$100 $70

Event Tickets OSC ($70. each)

#_________

Event Tickets Installation ($70. each)

#_________

$70

Education Classroom A & B Rental - Full Day Members ($600)

$480

Education Classroom A & B Rental - Half Day Members($375)

$300

Education Classroom A or B Rental - Full Day Members($450)

$360

Education Classroom A or B Rental - Half Day Members($275)

$220

EDUCATION LUNCH SPONSORSHIPS DISCOUNTED 20% FOR PARTNERS 8 HR CE -Required ($150.)

100

8 HR CE -Elective ($150.)

100

8 HR CE -Broker Management ($150.)

100

Broker Manager Retreat ($250.)

$200

Broker Manager Forums ($150.)

$100

New Member Indoctrinations ($150.)

$100

REALTOR® Enrichment Series ($150.)

$100

Night Courts ($150.)

$100

Designations Courses ($250.)

$200

SPECIAL EDUCATION SPONSORSHIPS

VRLTA with Chip Dicks ($250.) 1 HR. Education Passes: ($10. each)

 #_______

$200

$ 10

$ 25

SECONDARY AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIPS Secondary Affiliate Membership- Partners Only Discount ($25.)max 10


The PeninsulaRealEstateSchool by Jo Mcnamara Daly, Director of Education & Events

Peninsula Real Estate School owned and operated by

Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS®

2016 Continuing Education Classes Location VPAR Building 1001 North Campus Parkway Hampton, VA 23666 757-599-5222

Payment MUST be made at time of registration. Register online at members.vpar.org and click on Member Service Center to login or complete this form and fax to 757-596-3911 or email to: jo@vpar.org. VPAR reserves the right to cancel a class if less than 10 people are registered. Students must give 48 business hours notice of cancellation for a full refund. * Please notify us in advance if you have a disability that requires special services.

8-HR Required CE Class Dates

Registration Form

Tuesday, Jan 12

Tuesday, July 12

Name

Tuesday, Feb 9

Tuesday, Aug 9

Company

Tuesday, Mar 8

Tuesday, Sept 13

Tuesday, Apr 5

Tuesday, Oct 11

Tuesday, May 10

Tuesday, Nov 8

Address

City

State

Zip

Phone

Tuesday, June 21 Tuesday, Dec 6

Email License #

______

Exp. Date

_

Method of Payment  Check  Invoice Office  Visa  MasterCard  AMX  Discover Card Name on Card: ____________________________ Credit Card # _____ Exp. Date Signature

_____

Name on Card: _________________________

Amount Due (check appropriate box)

 8-Hour Course VPAR Member $50  8-Hour Course Non-Member $60  3-Hour Ethics Course VPAR Member $30  3-Hour Ethics Course VPAR Non-Member $35

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All 8 Hour Classes are from 8:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.      

Code of Ethics (Meets NAR Quadrennial Requirements) & Code of Conduct Fair Housing Legal Updates & Emerging Trends (Law) Flood Insurance & Flood Map Instruction Real Estate Contracts Real Estate Agency

8-HR Elective CE Class Dates Thursday Feb. 16

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Tuesday, May 17

Tuesday, Nov. 15

*Anti-Trust *Professionalism *Do-Nots

*Disclosures *Safety

3-HR Code of Ethics Course

Thursday, November 3rd from 1– 4 p.m. Thursday, December 8th from 1-4 p.m. More dates to be added soon Meets NAR Quadrennial Requirements

December 2016


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Return this Form to: Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® 2017 COMMITTEE REQUEST FORM 1001 North Campus Parkway Hampton, VA 23666 Fax: (757) 596-3911 Attention: Cindy Anderson

THE TIME IS NOW TO VOLUNTEER!

VPAR VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP OUR MEMBERS ACHIEVE IN 2017! Do something for your business... and yourself! Please take this opportunity to get involved with your Association’s 2017 committees. You may sign up for your top three (3) choices and return to VPAR by Monday, December 5th, attention Cindy Anderson. The 2017 Committee descriptions are attached. As a volunteer you will have excellent opportunities to network with your peers and the community - and that makes good business sense!

better informed better networked better prepared to act on trends and regulation impacting their business

VPAR will make every attempt to meet your requests. You will receive a confirmation letter informing you of your appointments in late December–early January. Affiliate members may serve on most committees and working groups. Some Committees are limited in number of appointments available. The Charitable Foundation, Public Policy & the Professional Standards Committees & Grievance Committees require specific experience. Call the Board office for more information on these committees. Please call Jim Wetzel, CEO if you need more information. Public Policy applications can be picked up at the VPAR office or by calling VPAR at 757-599-5222.

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_______________________________________ Second Choice _______________________________________ Third Choice

I AM WILLING TO SERVE ON (CIRCLE ONE): 1

Research shows that the people who work on association committees are: • • •

_______________________________________ First Choice

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3

Committees

_______________________________________ MEMBER NAME: ___REALTOR® Member ___AFFILIATE Member _______________________________________ FIRM: _______________________________________ EMAIL: _______________________________________ CELL:

December 2016


2017 Virginia Peninsula Association of REALTORS® Committee Descriptions Awards Committee Annually reviews the Outstanding Salesmanship Club (OSC) Award applications and conducts audits as necessary. Reviews requests for changes to the OSC criteria and forwards recommendations to the Board of Directors. Evaluates, promotes and chooses recipients of the Annual Special Awards such as REALTOR® of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Salesperson of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Community Service Award, Property Manager of the Year, Manager of the Year, Code of Ethics Award, Sales Team of the Year and Salesperson of the Year. REALTOR® Members only. Banquet Committee This committee assists with the planning, obtaining sponsors and conducting the annual OSC Awards and Installation Banquets. Broker Manager Enhancement Committee This committee is comprised of Broker Managers only and plans and implements broker education, networking and forums. Broker/Managers only Budget and Finance Committee Determines and reviews the annual budget, meets quarterly to determine budgeting changes, oversees financial obligations and is responsible for strengthening the Association’s financial resources. REALTOR® Members only. Charitable Foundation VPAR Charitable Foundation volunteers assist with the planning, obtaining sponsors and conducting the annual REALTOR® Golf Classic and other charitable events and fundraising efforts for the Foundation. Member & Community Relations Committee Provides social opportunities for REALTORS® to network with Leadership, Affiliate Members, and Partners. Define and market the benefits VPAR offers to members. Assist with increasing member and committee participation and diversification. Committee subgroup will include the Community Service Work Group which will be responsible for promoting the Association and REALTOR® Community outreach and advocacy efforts. Professional Development Committee This committee determines how to best meet the educational needs of the members through Lunch and Learns and REALTOR® Enrichment classes.

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Professional Standards & Grievance This committee reviews and investigates all public and member ethics complaints and requests for arbitration. Professional Standards will hold ethics & arbitration hearings as forwarded by the Grievance Committee. REALTOR® member for 3 years in good standing. Annual Professional Standards Training. Property Management Committee Provides an opportunity to develop and implement programs, activities and services and help determine how to best meet the educational needs of REALTORS® who are active in property management. Property Managers and Attorneys only. Public Policy Committee This group manages all aspects of the Association’s public policy at the local, state and federal levels. Interviews political candidates and recommends funding to candidates from the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) of Virginia. Plans and coordinates Association activities with elected officials. This Committee will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase housing affordability on the Peninsula. It will also plan and coordinate all RPAC fundraising efforts and events. Application required. REALTOR® Fest This committee is charged with planning and implementing an annual trade show for REALTORS®. Risk Management Committee This group develops and implements programs, activities and services to protect REALTORS® from unwarranted or unnecessary litigation. Serves as a forum for REALTORS® and attorneys to exchange ideas on issues of mutual interest and hosts legal forums for members as necessary. This committee ensures that existing forms are meeting the needs of the members. Strategic Planning Committee Annually conducts needs assessment and strategic planning for VPAR. REALTOR® members only. Technology Committee This committee will assist VPAR in communicating effectively with members, the general public and government entities. YPN Committee YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas: REALTOR® Associations; Real Estate industry; Peer Networking and Community Involvement.

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