Virginia Association of REALTORS® Elects Bill White as 2016 President


Award-winning REALTOR® to lead organization of 31,000 members

Richmond, Va. – October 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — William A. “Bill” White Jr., president and owner of Joyner Fine Properties, has been elected to serve as 2016 president of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR). He succeeds Deborah A Baisden as the top volunteer elected leader of VAR, which is the largest trade association in the state of Virginia with more than 31,000 members. White will assume his new VAR post in November 2015.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve as 2016 president of such an outstanding organization of real estate professionals,” said White, who has held a number of leadership and committee positions on VAR’s board over the years. “I have received significant value from VAR membership, including countless opportunities for career growth and many treasured lifelong relationships. I’m excited about working with the talented team of staff and volunteers at VAR, as well as building on the strong foundation of excellence established by Deborah Baisden and her predecessors.”

During his over 30-year career in the real estate industry, White has been involved in most aspects of commercial and residential sales and development. He holds several designations from the National Association of REALTORS®, is a past president of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® and the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS®. Awarded the Virginia Association of REALTORS®’ Salesman of the Year Award in 1983, White also earned the Richmond Association of REALTORS®’ REALTOR® of the Year Award in 2007.

As president and owner of Richmond-based Joyner Fine Properties since 1998, White runs a full service real estate company numbering over 200 agents and staff with residential, commercial, farm and estate, and property management divisions in three locations plus two satellite sales centers.

Terrie Suit, CEO of the Virginia Association of REALTORS®, commented, “Congratulations to Bill upon his election to the presidency of VAR and we extend sincere thanks to Deborah for her exceptional leadership as VAR president in 2015. Thanks to both of them, our organization has launched several new initiatives and strengthened its advocacy to benefit REALTORS® and the real estate profession across the Commonwealth.”

The Virginia Association of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state, representing approximately 31,000 REALTORS® engaged in the residential and commercial real estate business. VAR serves as an advocate for homeownership and homeowners and represents the interests of property owners in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more information, visit

Note: The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Contact: Martin Johnson, Chief of Policy & Advocacy
Email: Martin (at) varealtor (dot) com
Telephone: (804) 514-9830

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