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October Government Affairs Committee Meeting Guest Speakers: Representatives from the Virginia REALTORS®

September 20, 2018

On October 3, 2018, members of the Government Affairs Committee will meet with two Representatives from the Virginia REALTORS® – Martin Johnson, Senior VP of Government Relations and Erin Barton, Deputy General Counsel. The Committee invited Martin and Erin in order to learn more about their advocacy efforts, the process of developing legislative proposals for the […]

Slate of Directors for 2019 Announced

September 19, 2018

TO:    All DAAR Members FROM: Barry Allbright, 2018 Nomination Committee Chair Holly Weatherwax, 2018 DAAR President RE:  Slate of Directors for 2019 This memo serves as official notice to the DAAR membership of the Slate of Directors for election at the October 25th, 2018 Annual Membership Meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Washington Dulles, 45425 […]

DAAR Members Appointed to State Association Posts

September 12, 2018

Congratulations to the following DAAR REALTOR® members appointed to various committees and leadership positions within the Virginia REALTORS® for 2019!  Your service is very much appreciated. Beckwith Bolle, Carter Braxton Preferred Properties, President Omni Casey, Weichert REALTORS, Public Policy Committee Lou Cironi, Evergreen Ridge Realty, Risk Management Committee Rick Cockrill, Keller Williams, Leesburg, Professional Standards Committee […]

REALTOR Safety Tip: Showing Strategies 101

September 12, 2018

When showing a home, always have your prospect walk in front of you. Don’t lead them, but rather, direct them from a position slightly behind them. You can gesture for them to go ahead of you and say, for example, “The master suite is in the back of the house.” Visit NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Web […]

Become an Online Winner – Get Started with Your REALTOR.COM® Profile Today

September 12, 2018

Did you know you can claim REALTOR.COM® profile as part of your REALTOR® membership? Your online presence matters and your REALTOR.COM® agent profile lets you easily manage and maximize your professional online image. Key benefits for… Listing Agents  New agent profiles on realtor.com® ensure you are easily discoverable by consumers searching for your expertise online. Plus, you’ll […]

Coming Soon: 5 Can’t Miss Features in Bright MLS

September 7, 2018

While subscribers wait for MRIS and Bright MLS to merge their systems in October and November (exact dates TBD), we will begin highlighting features of the new upcoming system that you will be able to use for your business! According to Bright MLS, here are 5 innovative features you’ll be able to access: Matrix 360: […]

REALTOR Safety: 10 Tips for Holding a Safe Open House

September 7, 2018

Open houses can be a great sales tool—but hosting one also exposes you to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Take these steps to stay safe: 1. If possible, always try to have at least one other person working with you at the open house. 2. Check your cell phone’s strength and signal prior to the […]

Loudoun County Honors Lars Henriksen with a Resolution of Appreciation

September 5, 2018

Last evening, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors commended members of the Envision Loudoun Stakeholders Committee for their hard work and dedication to serving. During the past two years, DAAR Past President Lars Henriksen and other stakeholders volunteered their time and expertise toward creating a new vision for the future growth and development in Loudoun […]

DAAR Public Policy Forum: Charting the Changes – Health Insurance Reform

August 31, 2018

Do not miss this unique opportunity to receive the latest updates on national legislative and regulatory efforts to expand access to affordable health insurance coverage. You will also gain valuable insight about navigating health insurance options. Join us on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 10-11:30 am. Attendance is free for DAAR members, $20 for Non-Members: […]

Special Forms Update: Private Well and/or Septic Inspection Contingency Addendum Revised

August 31, 2018

Effective September 15, 2018, NVAR’s K1360 – Private Well and/or Septic Inspection Contingency Addendum has been updated to permit the parties to designate either the Buyer or Seller as the responsible party for the Septic Inspection. The form was also revised to create additional protections for the Buyer in the event the Seller is responsible for the […]