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New Regulations for Real Estate Teams Course Features Legal Expert Sarah Louppe Petcher – 11/16

October 17, 2018

Are you working as a real estate team?  Did you know that if you work with at least one other person and advertise as a team there are new regulations that impact you effective January 1st, 2019? To understand the new regulations and how that may impact how you operate, join us for New Regulations for […]

Learn about the Bright MLS NOW in Advance of the Conversion on 11/20!

October 17, 2018

DAAR Members! Your estimated conversion date of Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 to Bright MLS is about four weeks away! Bright is excited to bring you onboard so you can take advantage of some of the innovative features Bright offers to help drive your business forward. It’s time to Power Up! Here’s what to expect. Your transition to Bright […]

September 2018 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Inventory continues to tighten as prices increase and closed sales decline

October 16, 2018

Overview Continuing the recent trend, inventory in Loudoun County tightens further. There were 1,240 active listings in September, the fewest September listings in over a decade. Monthly active listings have continued their decline from the same month the year prior since July 2015. Likely a signal that inventory will tighten even further, new listings declined 24.7 […]

Last Chance! Weigh in on the Proposals to Route 15

October 15, 2018

Loudoun County wants your feedback on three proposals for Route 15 between Montresor Road and the Point of Rocks Bridge. Time is limited as the survey will only be open through Wednesday, October 17th! The survey presents three options for consideration: • No Build – Keep the road as is. • Option A – Keep […]

Need to Know: New Law Regulating Real Estate Teams – Effective 1/1/19

October 11, 2018

Are you working as a real estate team?  A new law approved during 2018 Virginia General Assembly session, and supported by the Virginia REALTORS®, as part of their legislative agenda, clarifies the definition of teams, requires teams to obtain a business entity license and requires brokerage agreements to include the name and contact information of the […]

Share the Warmth: Donate a Coat or Blanket Today!

October 10, 2018

The DAAR Community Service Committee is conducting a Winter Warmth program benefiting LAWS, Mobile Hope and the Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter.  Over the past year, Loudoun County homelessness has increased 18.5 percent.*  As the weather grows colder, many, including children, will need warm clothing and bedding for the winter. We are collecting gently worn and clean […]

MRIS Conversion Process to Bright MLS Begins October 15th

October 10, 2018

The MRIS conversion to Bright MLS begins next week.  Bright MLS will convert subscribers by county of their office location, beginning October 15th, with a three-week preview period and conversion date of November 5th, for Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City, VA and then October 22th, with a three week preview […]

Access National Bank Offers Great Rates (plus NO FEE any ATM) for REALTOR® Members

October 9, 2018

DAAR REALTOR® members can now take advantage of an exclusive offer from Access National Bank on an above-market interest rate Executive Checking account that offers a ton of great perks. Additionally, members get tailored service and direct access to a personal banker to assist with financial needs from savings plans to mortgage financing. VALUABLE BANKING BENEFITS: […]

DAAR Members Give Back!-Over $2,500 Donated to Local Charity

October 5, 2018

Over 65 REALTORS® and guests gathered on Thursday, October 4th, at Dog Money Restaurant & Brewery in Leesburg, VA for DAAR’s Fall Mix and Mingle and Silent Auction. The networking event was held to help raise money in support of DeShong’s Gift Back, a local charity in Loudoun County. Auction items were donated by area businesses and were procured by […]

Bright MLS Numbers will Soon include a Geographic Identifier

October 5, 2018

After hearing feedback from subscribers and area associations on the benefits of having a geographic identifier within the Listing Number format, they are planning to reintroduce this in Bright. Because there are several duplicate county names in different states (for example Montgomery MD and PA, Kent, MD and DE) 2 character codes cannot be used […]