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Welcome to Southside

The Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS® is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in real estate business practices and advocating on behalf of the interests of private property owners.

Our mission is to be the voice for real estate in Southside Virginia and enhance our members' ability to be respected professionals. Through our educational and informational endeavors we foster career advancement, real estate best practices, and enforcement of the Code of Ethics promulgated by the National Association of REALTORS®.

REALTOR® Safety Day

When: Tuesday, November 18, 10 am - 4 pm
Where: SVAR in Colonial Heights

Recent events in the news have called attention to the personal safety hazards of the real estate business. Don't be the next victim! SVAR has assembled a team of experts to give you a full day of information, tips, and techniques you can use to make sure you stay safe on the job.
Cost: $25 per person. Register now

Murder Mystery Dinner

When: Friday, November 21, 6-10 pm
Where: Swift Creek Mill Theater, Colonial Heights

Who: Butch Fulcher - victim; Kathie Braswell - emcee; Eileen Knode - SVAR News reporter; and our suspects, Mary Ann White, Melinda Sexton, Kathy Gray, Stephanie Stables, and Scott Whittle.
Special guest appearance by Vickie Zevgolis.
Cost: $40 per person, if paid before 11/7/14, $50 after.
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2015 Candidates for SVAR Board of Directors

The LDAC Committee has completed their review of the candidates and members will be receiving information and instructions for voting. The candidate for President-Elect is Ron C. Hardy. There are two open positions for Directors and there are two candidates: Larry Lewis and Steve Overgard. Additional candidates may be placed in nomination by a petition signed by at least 10 percent (50) REALTOR® members eligible to vote. The petition shall be filed with SVAR by October 15, 2014. Should you have any questions please contact me at (804) 520-4496 or email

SVAR at VAR's 2014 Fall Meetings and Real Show

Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS® members traveled to Virginia Beach Oct. 6-9 to participate in the Virginia Association of REALTORS®' Fall Meetings and 2014 Real Show, featuring a trade expo and educational opportunities galore. SVAR members also attended a reception and installation ceremony for the 2015 state leadership and 2014 awards recipients. Among those honored was SVAR's own Mary Virginia Harris, who was sworn into NAR's Omega Tau Rho fraternity. Recipients of the Omega Tau Rho Medallion are recognized for their service and dedication to the REALTOR® organization and the real estate industry, and become life members of the Omega Tau Rho fraternity. Attendees offered their support as Deborah Baisden of Virginia Beach was sworn in as 2015 VAR president,while SVAR member and 2009 VAR President John Powell led the evening's Pledge of Allegiance. Throughout the week SVAR members also enjoyed the chance to network with REALTORS® and Affiliates from other associations and, yes, have some fun along the way.

SVAR says 'thanks' to businesses that support the industry

The Affiliates Fair, presented Sept. 24 at SVAR headquarters in Colonial Heights, connected REALTORS® with those who provide services, expertise and resources to them and property owners. Also taking part in the afternoon of networking and camaraderie were representatives from the nearly 30,000-member Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). Businesses from an area spanning Windsor to Richmond were represented at the event.

"SVAR is grateful for the support of Affiliate businesses that complement our work in connecting buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate. This was our way of saying 'thank you' to them for helping us in our endeavors," said SVAR President John W. Brockwell.

Among the participants were Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Chester; Capital One, Glen Allen; American Home Shield, Midlothian; Suntrust Mortgage, Virginia Commonwealth Bank and Presidential Mortgage, all in Colonial Heights; First American Homebuyers Protection, Mechanicsville; AirMaxx and Bank of McKenney, both in South Chesterfield; Appomattox Title, Chester; Movement Mortgage, Richmond; Connors Pest Control, Midlothian; The Real Estate Book, Prince George; The Progress-Index, Petersburg; and Colonial Farm Credit, Windsor. Also in attendance were VAR's Anthony Reedy, director of grassroots/PFR, and Martin Johnson, chief of policy and advocacy.