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Donna Marie Harris, of Long & Foster, REALTORS®, received RVAR's REALTOR® of the Year award at RVAR's December 8th Installation and Awards Breakfast.
Harris has been a REALTOR® since 2006, serving in many volunteer capacities for RVAR. She served as RVAR's President in 2016 and most recently chaired the Virginia REALTORS® Convention held in Roanoke this fall.
The REALTOR® of the Year award is RVAR's highest honor, recognizing a local REALTOR® who demonstrates outstanding REALTOR® spirit, business accomplishments and community involvement.
Kelli Eagle of Park Place Realty received RVAR's REALTOR® Community Service Award at RVAR's December 8th Installation and Awards Breakfast.
Eagle was recognized for her many volunteer efforts on behalf of Happy Healthy Cooks, an organization that motivates kids to eat foods that protect their health. In addition to recognizing Eagle, RVAR made a $1,000 contribution to Happy Healthy Cooks in her honor.
The REALTOR® Community Service Award recognizes a local REALTOR® who gives of his or her time to an organization that improves the quality of life in the greater Roanoke Valley.
Hash Installed as RVAR President
of MKB, REALTORS® was installed as RVAR's President on December 8th at RVAR's Installation and Awards Breakfast. Also installed were
of The Real Estate Group as President-elect and
of Long & Foster, REALTORS® as Vice President.
Four Directors were also installed:
of Weichert, REALTORS® Bridges & Co.;
of Park Place Realty;
of Wainwright & Co.; and
of RE/MAX Valley, REALTORS®. Donahue serves on the Board as a Broker representative appointed by the Broker Council. Your
2018 Board of Directors
stands ready to serve you!
2017 President Kathy Chandler recognized
Donna Marie Harris
of Long & Foster, REALTORS® with the President's Special Award for her support and passion for the MLS.
Six Firms Win Distinguished Service Awards
Each year, RVAR recognizes those firms whose agents have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the real estate profession by attending RVAR educational classes, serving on RVAR/VAR/NAR Committees, earning professional designations, contributing to RPAC and attending RVAR/VAR/NAR events. The Distinguished Service Awards were presented to the following firms at the December 8th RVAR Installation and Awards Breakfast:
Small Firms (1-15 agents)
Park Place Realty, LLC
RE/MAX Mountain to Lake Realty
Medium Firms (16-35 agents)
RE/MAX All Stars
Large Firms (36 or more agents)
BHHS Premier, REALTORS®
Long & Foster, REALTORS®
2018 Dues Reminder
To date, 730 members have already paid their 2018 dues (which includes dues to RVAR, VR and NAR.) The final date to pay 2018 dues is
Friday, January 12th.
Simply go to
and click on User Login (upper right hand corner). Follow the instructions to log in to access and pay your dues bill online.
Dues bills were NOT mailed to offices this year. However, any member may contact
to request a dues bill via email or mail.
Should membership be terminated for non-payment of dues, payment of the annual dues plus a reinstatement fee of $150 shall be required to reinstate membership in RVAR, provided reinstatement is made within 60 days following termination. After that, application as a new member is required to restore membership in the Association.
2018 RVAR and MLS Budgets: No increase in dues or fees
The RVAR Board of Directors recently approved the 2018 budgets for RVAR and MLS, which reflect no increase in dues or fees. Summaries of the
Food Drive Produces Best Results in Over a Decade
The Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS® wants to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who assisted in making our Food Drive for the Boys and Girls Club of SW Virginia the best in over a decade. We could not have done it without you and your efforts will make the holiday season much brighter for many children and their families in the Roanoke Valley.
A special Thank You goes to the Community Service Committee, led by Tessa Rider, for their efforts in collecting and the delivering of all the food.
RVAR's Family Fun Night on the Ice
Join us for a night of fun and fast paced hockey with the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs on
Friday, February 2nd.
Tickets are just $10 for adults and $8 for children
and includes admission and a meal voucher to be used at the concession area.
Order as many tickets as you would like - bring your family & friends for a fun, exciting evening at the Berglund Center!! The game starts at 7:05PM.
These are pre-purchase only tickets and
be ordered by 3:00PM Monday, January 29th. Tickets can be picked up at the "Will Call" window on game day.
for more information and the
Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® gathers detailed information about buyers and sellers nationwide. How does your experience compare with the national average? Did you know that . . .
- 34% of recent home buyers were first time buyers.
- 89% of sellers used a real estate agent to sell their home; 88% of buyers used an agent to purchase their home.
- 42% of buyers paid the list price or higher.
for a one-page summary of NAR's profile.
Our RVAR Family
RVAR congratulates Frank Martin of Hall Associates upon being named one of 8 2017 Business Icon Industry leaders over 50 by Valley Business FRONT magazine.
RVAR expresses sympathy to
Russell Seneff of Woltz & Associates upon the loss of his mother
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Family Night at Hockey Rink
Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS®
Proudly Recognizes Our 2017 Partner / Sponsors
Platinum Level Partner / Sponsor
Diamond Level Partner / Sponsor
BB&T Home Mortgage
The Roanoke Times
Virginia Mountain Mortgage
Gold Level Partner / Sponsor
Acquisition Title & Settlement Agency, Inc.
Bill Meador Insurance Agency
Blue Eagle Credit Union
Colonial Mortgage Company
Consolidated Construction Services, Inc.
Integrity Home Mortgage Corporation
Southwest Virginia Moving & Storage
Virginia Title Center, LLC
Virginia's All-American Movers
Silver Partner / Sponsor
Bug Man Exterminating, Inc.
Colonial Title & Settlement Agency, LLC
First American Home Buyers Protection
First Citizens Bank
HMS National Home Warranty
HWA (Home Warranty of America)
Seal-Tite Basement Waterproofing Co.
VIA Insurance Agency, LLC