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PWAR Members at the General Assembly Building in Richmond

PWAR Members at the General Assembly Building in Richmond

Prince William County’s largest professional trade association gathered in Richmond for Day on the Hill on February 17, 2016. In conjunction with Virginia Association of REALTORS®, REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) members met to speak with their respective Virginia General Assembly representatives. VAR has introduced four pieces of legislation aimed at protecting private property rights and clarifying some vague issues in state law. PWL Staff is also monitoring over 150 additional pieces of legislation that have the potential to impact Virginia’s 31,000 REALTORS® and the rights of property owners in the state.

“We are the voice of the state’s REALTORS® — Some 31,000 members strong,” said Bill White, president of the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. “We are here today to meet with our state legislators and share our viewpoints and gently reinforce that they can never underestimate the power of the REALTOR® voice and vote.”

Maura Sullivan, PWAR member and first-time attendee said, “I learned that REALTORS have a tremendous influence over our delegates and Senators. There is not ONE email, phone call or text that is not returned or taken seriously from them. Our delegates were very impressed with the size of our group. They had to hold court in the lobby because we couldn’t fit into most of the delegates offices! I couldn’t be prouder to be a REALTOR or prouder of my Association!”

To review the complete list of legislation VAR has introduced, visit our website at pwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016_Talking_Points-Day-on-the-Hill-2-16-16-FINAL.pdf.

REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) is the largest professional trade association in the Prince William County, representing approximately 2,000 REALTORS® engaged in the residential and commercial real estate business. PWAR serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners and represents the interests of property owners in Prince William County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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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