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Kingery Named REALTOR® of the Year

 RVAR has honored Billy Kingery, of Mountain to Lake Realty, with the 2020 REALTOR® of the Year award.

Kingery has been a REALTOR® since 1990, serving in various volunteer capacities for RVAR including service on RVAR's Board of Directors and longtime service on RVAR’s Governmental Affairs Committee. He is well known for his many civic and community service activities, including currently serving on Carilion Hospital’s Board of Directors.

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.     

 
Code of Ethics Change: Effective November 13th

NAR's Board of Directors, at its November 13th meeting, voted to strengthen REALTORS®' commitment to upholding fair housing ideals, approving recommendations from NAR's Professional Standards Committee that extend the application of April 10 of the Code of Ethics to discriminatory speech and conduct outside of members' real estate practice.

The Board approved a new Standard of Practice 10-5: "REALTORS® must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets or slurs based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity."

The Board also approved a change to professional standards policy, expanding the Code of Ethics' applicability to all of a REALTOR®'s activities. The Board made these changes effective as of November 13th, though the changes cannot be applied to speech or conduct that occured before the effective date.

 
Be a Part of the Magic!

Join us beginning Tuesday, November 3 for our 2020 Virtual Angel Tree benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of SWVA. Simply click here , beginning on Tuesday, November 3, and you will be transported to the Boys & Girls Club of SWVA's Amazon Wishlist, choose your gift and checkout. Amazon will deliver the package directly to the Boys & Girls Club. The staff of the Boys & Girls Club will wrap it and make sure it reaches the intended boy or girl.  
 
Be the reason someone smiles this holiday season!  

 
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