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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®.

Board of Directors Installation

When: Thursday, December 4, 5:00-8:00pm
Where: The Union Train Station, 103 River Street, Petersburg VA

Support your incoming leadership at this annual event. Past presidents will come together to "pass the gavel" to our incoming President, David Patsel.
Cost: FREE! Call or email SVAR no later than December 1 to reserve your seat.

RPN Christmas Party

When: Wednesday, December 17, 4:00-6:00pm
Where: SVAR Headquarters
Cost: FREE! Call or email SVAR to register.

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SVAR Says 'Thanks' to RPAC Major Contributors


SVAR's Legislative Affairs, RPAC and RPAC Trustees committees held their annual luncheon at Swift Creek Mill Theatre recently to thank SVAR members who have contributed $99 or more to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee of Virginia. State legislators Sen. Steve Martin (R.-11th District), Del. Rosalyn Dance (D.-63rd District) and Del. Riley Ingram (R.-62nd District) were the special guests, offering members the chance to enjoy Q&A with the legislators and learn more about the work and challenges of these elected officials. It's opportunities like this that are supported by RPAC contributions and keep association and REALTOR® issues in front of representatives at the state and local levels. Thank you, all, for attending and for contributing to RPAC. To learn more about RPAC, visit

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.