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Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Join the Virginia Association of REALTORS® in Richmond to Meet Legislators 

Day on the HillMore than 500 Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR) members, including 30 plus members from the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR), participated in a Day on the Hill gathering at the Capitol Square in Richmond on February 11, 2015. The main priority for coming together was to speak with respective Virginia General Assembly representatives on nine pieces of relevant legislation introduced by VAR. These proposals covered a wide range of issues that could impact Virginia's 30,000 REALTORS® and the rights of property owners in the state.  

"VAR has crafted some very significant legislation - ranging from educating buyers early on in the sale process in order to understand the need for flood insurance certification to asking for stiffer penalties for violent crimes that target REALTORS® and others who may be vulnerable. The bills we drafted represent the best interests of all property owners, not solely REALTORS®," said Deborah Baisden, President of the Virginia Association of REALTORS®.

"It was essential that CAAR participate in this very important gathering at the State Capitol. These face-to-face meetings build rapport between legislators and the REALTOR® community, and help strengthen homeownership and property rights for the residents of Charlottesville and surrounding counties," said Anita Dunbar, President of the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®.

To review the complete list of proposed VAR legislation, visit

About CAAR

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® serves more than 1,000 real estate professionals and affiliate members throughout the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Widely recognized as the leading voice for real estate in Central Virginia since 1925, CAAR members bring professionalism and high ethical standards to every business transaction. The Association advocates for the protection of private property rights and provides tools and technology for members to achieve expertise in serving the needs of customers and clients. The CAAR membership is committed to enriching the region’s neighborhoods by engaging in a variety of educational programs as well as community service events each year.

Our Vision is that REALTORS® add indispensable value to every real estate transaction.

Our Mission is to help REALTOR® members be more professional, ethical and profitable.