Buy Alexandria Real Estate: An Industry Leader: Brian Block Elected to the NVAR Board of Directors

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An Industry Leader: Brian Block Elected to the NVAR Board of Directors

I have some very exciting news to report.  I've been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS (NVAR)!  The results of the election were announced last Tuesday at the NVAR Convention. 

Here's the official announcement: 2012 Board Election Results

Last Tuesday morning as I was about to head off to the NVAR Convention, I was surprised by a very touching gesture from my wife.  On the dashboard of my car, she'd secretly placed a chocolate truffle (YUM!) and a "Good Luck" card where she wrote "Good Luck in the NVAR Election.  You should feel honored just to be nominated for the Board and recognized as an industry leader.  I hope you win, but even if you don't, you're still a winner in my book!"  Thanks, Honey!  I couldn't have started the day off on a better note.

At the end of the day, in the big auditorium, the winners of the election were announced and brought on stage.  I was thrilled to hear my name called first and proudly came on stage.  Here's a photo of me on stage during the election results announcement:

NVAR Board of Directors Election

Here's a photo of me with Vinh Nguyen, the Chairman of the NVAR Board for 2010 and recepient of the 2011 NVAR REALTOR of the Year award, and Beau Brincefield, an Old Town Alexandria real estate attorney (with whom I worked for several years while I practiced law and got started in real estate sales):

Brian Block, Vinh Nguyen, Beau Brincefield

 

So, what does it mean to be on the Board of Directors for NVAR?:

  • I will be on the frontline of policy-making and decisions for the future of real estate practice in Northern Virginia.

  • Will be the first to know about changes in the way real estate transactions are conducted in the region (i.e. new provisions in the contract paperwork, new rules and regulations that affect buyers and sellers)

  • Will have an important say on legal and political issues that affect REALTORS and homebuyers and sellers.

  • Will have a hand in helping to design educational programs for REALTORS to increase professionalism within the industry.

  • Increased visibility among agents in Northern Virginia which can help lead to more exposure for the offices that I manage and the properties that I sell.

  • Giving back to an industry that has given me so much.

I'm excited to start my volunteer service on the Board of Directors of NVAR.  I know that my service will help me serve my clients with an even higher level of service than I already do.

If you have ideas or suggestions on issues that affect real estate in Northern Virginia, I'd be interested to hear them.

 

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Comment balloon 7 commentsBrian Block • October 17 2011 01:56PM

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Brian - Congratulations, and I'm sure you will be a worthy addition to the local board.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 6 years ago

Brian, at GCAAR, this almost always leads to the president's post eventually.  Hope you use your influence to get some decent byer diclosure rules in place!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Wow, CONGRATS!  And I knew you when...

Don't forget us little people as you continue on your way up!

I don't know what to do now - how about - Sieg heil!  Sieg heil!  Sieg heil!

That might not be it.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Brian, That is SO exciting! I know you will do amazing things for your board...I just wish you had been elected to mine instead...we need some help down here. LOL

Posted by Shannon Lefevre, Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl (John R. Wood Properties) over 6 years ago

Hey Brian, congratulations to you and what a sweetie you wife is and so encouraging  Have your best year ever.

Posted by Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Holliston, Massachusetts (Realty Executives Boston West) over 6 years ago

That is a huge undertaking and very much an honor to be voted in. Congratulations and good luck with your term.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Brian congratulations.  You are a great addition to the board for NVAR.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

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