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CE Contracts & Legal Update Class Rescheduled

January 21, 2019

DAAR’s CE Real Estate Contracts & Legal Update classes will be rescheduled due to Loudoun County Public Schools 2-hour delay on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.  We will start the day at 10am with the Rental Application & Pre-Leasing Concerns class.

Important Bright MLS Update: Feedback and Advocacy Leads to Progress

January 20, 2019

To move forward with improving the data, technical and functional aspects of the Bright MLS system, DAAR and NVAR are working jointly in a work group to help advocate for improvements to the system. For more information, view this recent video from DAAR President Phyllis Stakem and NVAR President Christine Richardson. As part of that effort, DAAR REALTOR […]

DAAR Member Chrissie Goodrum Appointed to Loudoun County Board of Equalization

January 17, 2019

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce that Chrissie Goodrum, Century 21 Redwood Realty, has been appointed to the Loudoun County Board of Equalization. “As an active REALTOR® and a long-term Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Goodrum contributes her financial skills and expertise here at DAAR,” said Phyllis Stakem, DAAR 2019 President. “We […]

Virginia REALTORS® Chief Economist Breaks Down the Truth About HQ2

January 17, 2019

The announcement of Amazon’s HQ2 coming to Virginia has been dominating media stories across the Commonwealth. Reports of dramatic changes ahead for the housing market have REALTORS® and sellers on the edge of their seats… but are those reports accurate? Virginia REALTORS® new Chief Economist, Dr. Lisa Sturtevant, recently attended a forum on Amazon and […]

Did you Know? Listing Agents Can Use a CBS Code for Extra Layer of Security

January 16, 2019

  The call before showing code (CBS code) is an additional code you may need to enter before you can access the key compartment of a lockbox. It is an extra layer of security on the lockbox requiring an additional code before the key compartment will open.  Not all lockboxes use a CBS code. A […]

DAAR Member Linda Thornell Earns GRI Designation

January 15, 2019

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce that Linda Thornell, McEnearney Associates, Lessburg, completed the REALTORS® Institute of Virginia program and have earned the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. “Completion of the coursework for the GRI designation represents a commitment to industry knowledge and professionalism that not all agents make,” said Beckwith […]

December 2018 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Active Listings Lowest in Over a Decade

January 15, 2019

Overview Inventory continued to tighten in December, despite a modest increase in new listings in November. There were only 786 active listings in Loudoun County in December 2018, the fewest active listings in over a decade for any month. The number of active listings declined 12.1 percent from December 2017 to December 2018; declines were […]

What a Government Shutdown Means for REALTORS®

January 14, 2019

(As of January 14, 2019) As of midnight on December 21, 2018, the President and Congress were unable to agree on the provisions of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government. As a result, a partial shutdown of some government operations has occurred. This partial shutdown includes some federal housing, mortgage and other […]

Apply for a DAAR REALTOR Award: It Makes Good Business Sense!

January 14, 2019

Each year the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® recognizes REALTOR® professionals who have reached exceptional levels in various categories. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 15th, 2019. Why applying for a REALTOR® Award makes Good Business Sense: Professional Distinction: Prospective clients are often more likely to consider REALTORS® who are top in their fields. Third-party Validation: It’s always good […]

What’s the difference between canceled vs. withdrawn in Bright?

January 14, 2019

Bright’s listing statuses are different than what you were used to in MRIS. One important difference to know is when to use the cancelled status and when to use withdrawn. Here’s how it works.  Download the Bright MLS Status Cheat Sheet  Want to learn more about all of our statuses? Then you’ll want to download Bright’s MLS Status […]