The Southside Virginia Association of REALTORS® (SVAR)—with about 500 real estate industry members and encompassing Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Chester, Emporia and Ettrick, and Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Surry and Sussex counties and much of Chesterfield County—is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in real estate business practices and advocating on behalf of the interests of private property owners.
Among its membership, SVAR is privileged to have the strong support of many real estate-related businesses. Complementing our REALTOR® membership, these real estate-related businesses are called Affiliates. Affiliate members are an important group who offer not only sponsorship of events and meetings, but also bring expertise through networking, as event and class presenters and in articles within our association magazine, and lend a stronger voice to the industry for all of SVAR.
SVAR offers fantastic opportunities for its Affiliate members to reach and interact with the REALTORS® members in large and small groups and individually. As a member of the association, individuals are also members of both the 33,000-member Virginia REALTORS® (VR), the largest of all trade associations in the state, and the National Association of REALTORS®, the largest trade association in the country with about 1.2 million members. Locally, we hold countless events for our members each year, affording the Affiliates hundreds of opportunities to network and interact with SVAR's REALTORS®.
As an Affiliate member, your business can strategically target and network with REALTOR® groups that will enhance your business and theirs. There are many opportunities to build strong relationships within the SVAR membership.
As an Affiliate member, you will be welcomed and encouraged to attend our many, many events with the SVAR REALTORS® – from committee meetings and socials, to classes and courses, to the Affiliates Fair, Annual Member Picnic, Awards for Excellence and much more. Affiliate members are also invited to write for the SVAR magazine, membership in and use of SVAR's private user group on Facebook, and much more.
And in addition to all of the wonderful event sponsorship opportunities available to give "face time" with the REALTORS®, we have advertising opportunities in our quarterly Southside REALTOR® Magazine, which is mailed to all members and others and runs online as well. Affiliate members are welcomed to not only advertise but also to write educational articles. We do have an annual discount available to anyone who advertisers for all four quarters. Here is the link to the deadlines, etc. Affiliate members also are welcomed to write articles for the magazine for free. Eager to learn more about Affiliate membership or advertising in our SVAR magazine? Please contact me at (804) 520-4496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Get involved! Help steer the future of your association, and learn new ways to improve your business. Join the Affiliates Committee! Call SVAR at (804) 520-4496 to learn more.
Brett Cole, Affiliates Committee Chair
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An APP Member has elevated their support of the Association by increasing their commitment to being a consistent contributor of information and in their participation in SVAR activities. Members in this program benefit from increased visibility and exposure through additional marketing and advertising opportunities. Contact SVAR for information on how you can step it up!