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Register NOW: Bright MLS Hands-On Training Clinics – January 11th and 28th

December 16, 2018

We are pleased to offer two onsite Bright MLS Training Clinics conducted by Kim Mingo at DAAR in January: Friday, January 11th, 2019 10AM-12PM:  Working with Buyers:  Learn to set your branding, how to search efficiently, work with reports & emails – Register online 1PM – 3PM:    Working with Sellers:  Work with Public Records, build a […]

NVAR Standard Forms Changes: Effective January 1, 2019

December 16, 2018

The following NVAR forms changes are effective as of January 1st, 2019: 1. K1343 – Inspection Contingency Removal Addendum This form is currently known as the Home Inspection Contingency Removal Addendum. Recognizing that there are many different inspection contingencies that may require the parties to negotiate removal terms, the revised form allows the parties to select which contingencies […]

Known Issues and Tips for Using Bright MLS

December 13, 2018

A message from Bright MLS on December 6th, 2018: With a major system conversion like this, there will be continued work in some areas to finalize information and ensure everything is working as expected. Please know that we are actively working to resolve the following items in Bright. In the meantime, we’ve provided some tips […]

What REALTORS® Need to Know About the New Tax Law

December 13, 2018

Changes to the U.S. Tax Code that potentially can save you thousands of dollars were enacted last year as part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. The changes include a new deduction available to you as an independent contractor or sole proprietor for reducing your tax liability by 20 percent. How to take this […]

Get the Most out of Membership – Join a DAAR Committee Today!

December 12, 2018

One of the many benefits of membership is the opportunity to join a DAAR committee of interest.  Serving as a committee member will not only help guide the services and resources the Association provides to members but can benefit your business and work as a real estate professional.  The networking opportunities are invaluable, the insight […]

DAAR Holiday Hours

December 12, 2018

DAAR will close on Friday, December 21st, 12PM through Wednesday, December 26th for the Christmas Holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, December 27th, 2018. DAAR will again close on Monday, December 31st, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.  Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. On behalf of the DAAR Board of Directors […]

Important Notice: Pay Dues for SentriLock by 12/20 to Avoid Late Fee

December 12, 2018

To streamline the process for obtaining access to SentriLock keyholder services, members received an invoice directly from SentriLock for your key service renewal.  Accordingly, key service renewal fees are no longer be paid directly to the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® as it will be paid to SentriLock. Beginning in November, you received several emails from SentriLock notifying […]

You’re Invited: NVAR Standard Forms Updates Class – Monday, 1/7, 10AM-12PM

December 6, 2018

You’re invited to learn about updates to NVAR Standard Forms on Monday, January 7, 2019, 10AM-12PM, DAAR, Ashburn.  Featured speaker Keith Barrett, Esq, Vesta Settlements, will review and answer questions regarding the latest changes effective January 1st, 2019.  Free for DAAR Members.  Register online here. For more information, view the flyer.  

Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® 2019 Officers and Directors Installed

December 6, 2018

Phyllis Stakem, Principal Broker at RE/MAX Select Properties, Inc., Ashburn, VA, was installed as the 2019 President of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) at the annual Holiday Party and Board Installation. The event took place on December 6, 2018 and included the installation of the eighteen local area REALTORS® and two Affiliate members […]

Update from Bright MLS: 7 Need-to-Know Rules, Listing Status Changes, DOM and More

December 6, 2018

Now that you’ve been using Bright as your MLS, you may have noticed some differences that weren’t quite so obvious when you first logged in, especially when you consider the rules, statuses and available property types. It’s important that you become familiar with these nuances, as well as the new rules and definitions that impact […]