Selling Richmond

Between an ever-changing industry and a rapidly growing region, Richmond area real estate professionals need to stay on top of the latest trends. Join the Richmond Association of REALTORS®️ as we dive into the topics that matter to the real estate practitioners in Central Virginia.
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Jun 19, 2020

In this podcast, Government Affairs Manager Joh Gehlbach sits down with Alex Guzmán, the Director of Fair Housing at Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, to discuss source of income. On July 1, 2020, source of income becomes a protected class in the Virginia Fair Housing Act. Learn more about this new law and how it expands housing opportunities.

This podcast is sponsored by Virginia Credit Union.

Sep 20, 2018
In this episode of Selling Richmond, Laura and Joh are joined by Mark Olinger, Richmond's Planning Director. The group discusses Richmond's revamp of its master plan: Richmond 300. The plan will lay the framework for growth in the City of Richmond over the next 20 years. Realtors are invited to share their vision and ideas at the open house across the city during the month of September. Visit to find out more and get involved.
May 23, 2018
In this episode of Selling Richmond, Joh is joined by Jovan Burton, a Research Associate at Richmond Association of REALTORS® to talk about his work on Senior Housing. This episode covers the coming "Gray Wave," Richmond's existing senior housing gap, and what the region can do to assist our seniors as they age.
Mar 15, 2018
This month Joh and Laura sit down with Henrico Supervisor Courtney Lynch. The group covers Courtney's vision for Henrico in 2028, transportation, growth, and how local governments can become more agile.
Oct 19, 2017
In this episode of Selling Richmond, Joh is joined by Elizabeth Greenfield to talk with Chesterfield Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle and Planning Commissioner Gibb Sloan. The group discusses comprehensive plans, transportation in the county, and revitalization.
Aug 17, 2017
In this episode of Selling Richmond, Jo and Laura are joined by Richmond City Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille, and Carolyn Loftin, a Board Member of the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust (MWCLT). The group discusses the concept and mission of the MWCLT, its roll in Richmond's housing market, and what kind of community Richmond needs to be. Visit for more information.
Jun 16, 2017
This episode takes a timely break from our local focus to explore federal policy that affects Realtors and homebuyers with NAR's Senior Legislative Representative Ken Wingert.
Apr 20, 2017
Jo and Laura talk with Richmond City Council members Kim Gray and Kristen Larson about Richmond Public Schools, the budget, and the optimism and responsibility the newly elected City leaders face.
Feb 16, 2017
Laura and Jo are joined by Reverend Ben Campbell to talk about Richmond's transit future, the Richmond Transit Network Plan, and the Pulse.
Jan 12, 2017
RAR's Elizabeth Greenfield and Jo Gehlbach sit with Jennifer McClellan (9th Senate District) and Christopher Peace (97th House District) to discuss local issues, budgets, and what they do day-to-day as legislators.
Dec 16, 2016
In this episode of Selling Richmond, Jo and Laura sit down with Chesterfield County Administrator Joe Casey to talk about comprehensive plans, changing demographics, and the future of Chesterfield.
Oct 27, 2016
In this episode, Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas talks bond referenda on the ballot this election. Learn about phasing and allocation of the bond money, as well as the nifty opportunity to purchase during the retail period. Vithoulkas explains that at the end of bond sales, Henrico County will have less debt than it did in 2012 (when it was considered one of the lowest debt per capita localities in the nation). For a sample ballot, visit We urge our REALTOR® members who reside in the county to vote yes to all five of the referenda questions.
Oct 6, 2016
In this episode Laura Lafayette sits down with mayoral candidate Jack Berry, and RPAC Trustees Vice Chair, Philip Innes.
Sep 11, 2016
Jo and Laura sit down with Andreas Addison in this 15 minute podcast.