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April 2016 In This Issue
Statewide News
Industry News
Industry Events and Education
Local Chapter Updates
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Statewide News
Leah Brewer: Leasing Queen teaching Marketing View for the Maintenance Crew — happening now at 2016 VAMA Conference!
David K. Edmonson, Esq., breaks it down for us. Pay special attention to the sections on the proper way to accept rent with reservation. It's not as easy as you may think.
It might be the ultimate in recycling programs: turning poop into profits.
One area rental community, Highlands at Huckleberry Ridge in Montgomery County, has contracted with a DNA matching company to encourage residents to clean up after their dogs. Violators can be charged hefty fines under a recent amendment to the rental lease.
Hampton Roads businesses are hiring their own online content creators. Why? See what we have known all along in the multi-family industry being embraced in other businesses.
Williamsburg is the fastest growing city in Hampton Roads, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates.
Industry News
Rental housing often gets short shrift from politicians, at least compared with proposals to promote home ownership. The rising share of Americans who rent housing, and skyrocketing rental prices in big cities, have made affordability an issue with broader reach.
Read the full guidelines here — this issue will be explored in more detail by the industry in the coming months and VAMA will continue to publish opinion papers as we receive them. The general take away is that a blanket policy is being called into question. It has been a best practice for years to avoid a blanket policy, nevertheless, now is a good time to review your procedures.

Check out this publication for more news in the coming months.
Press article covering the new guidance from HUD on apartment policies regarding criminal backgrounds and approval policies.
Because the majority of turnover is controllable, adjusting the industry’s focus to what matters most to residents will help reap clear financial rewards.
Virginia Housing Development Authority
Industry Events and Education
Click the link below to view VAMA's Annual Calendar of Events!

4/20 - NALP Class - Blacksburg, VA hosted by NRVAC
4/21 - Morning Motivator - VRHC
4/22 - Morning Coffee - HRAC
4/26 - Fair Housing Certification - CVAA
4/26 - VRLTA with Chip Dicks - HRAC
4/26 - Bedbug Seminar - RVAA - Lynchburg
4/27 - CPO (Certified Pool Operator) - HRAC
4/28 - Morning Coffee - BRAC
4/28 - Fair Housing - NRVAC
5/9 - CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) - HRAC
5/10 - Morning Coffee - CVAA
5/10 - Networking Happy Hour - VRHC
Do you run your own show? Are you ready for an education designation designed JUST FOR YOU? Click below for more information on the NAA education program for Independent Rental Owner Professional designation! ... the IROP
Join NAAEI, Apartment All Stars and Multifamily Insiders for Webinar Wednesdays, the largest premium webinar series in the industry to provide state and local association members with access to industry thought leaders to discuss innovative ideas, best practices and emerging industry trends. These webinars will give participants the tools they need to become industry superstars in their own right.


-will cover industry trends and timely topics that benefit both on and offsite staff
-are available at a one-time or subscription price
-offer NAAEI Continuing Education Credits (CEC)
Local Chapter Updates
Click the link below to check out the ACE Awards photo albums! A fabulous time was had by all and kudos to HRAC for the biggest turnout EVER — over 800 attendees celebrated excellence!
Get to know this month's Supplier Spotlight — Kayla! She's a familiar face for many here in Hampton Roads.
BRAC hosted our membership luncheon on March 15th and paired it with a morning education seminar. We also presented an award to the community that collected the most food during our 2015 Food Drive for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and this month we will be kicking off our 2016 Food Drive.
RVAA hosted a Morning Perk on March 17 that featured speakers from the Carilion Health Center to discuss their future plans in Roanoke and how our communities can benefit from their growth.
RVAA will be hosting our 18th Annual Golf Tournament on May 17 at Ashley Plantation. Join fellow RVAA members for one of the most exciting events of the year, the 18th Annual RVAA Golf Tournament! Networking, delicious food, prizes and tons of fun! Click below for registration information!

This year, RVAA's charity of choice for this tournament will be "Straight Street." This organization provides physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual assistance to "at risk" youth. They are currently building a new facitily in Botetourt called "Street Ransom" to work with children and teens that were victims of human trafficking. Their website is
VRHC hosted a marketing and leasing seminar on March 22 at The Landings at Weyers Cave. Joanna Munsey, with Rentpath, instructed "Closing Techniques" and "Online Reputation Management." Our students learned a lot about closing the deal and how to respond to negative online reviews. Each student left class with the tools to start their own leasing kit as well. April 21 will feature John Henry Jordan and MSC, Charlie Weaver, Central Wholesalers are panelists for a property maintenance best practices discussion.

Click here to register!
You drive for show and you putt for dough. That's what players this year will say at the CVAA Golf Tournament when they line up to take their chance at a $10,000 putt. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of one of the best networking events CVAA offers all year! Click below to register.


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