2020 DAAR Awards Nominees and Winners Announced

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® recognized several members who reached exceptional levels in the real estate industry in 2020. They were honored and celebrated at the DAAR REALTOR® Awards Reception on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Alamo Drive-In Movie Theater.  Click below to view images from the celebration.

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The awards include the annual REALTOR® of the Year, Jeanette Newton Community Leadership Award, and inductees in the Circle of Excellence. DAAR also announced recipients of the Rookie of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Educator of the Year, Team and Individual Production Winners, and DAAR Membership Anniversaries.

2020 DAAR Award Winners

2020 REALTOR® of the Year
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Barry Taylor
Weichert REALTORS®
Jeanette Newton Community
Leadership Award
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Sue Puleo
BHHS / PenFed Realty
2020 Affiliate of the Year 2020 Rookie of the Year 2020 Educator of the Year
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Sherry Skinner
Interstate Moving & Storage
Emily Marentette
Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Robin Frank
Brown-Carrera Realty
2020 DAAR Top Producers
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1st Place: Lisa Thompson
Hunt County Sotheby’s International
2nd Place: Debbie Meighan
Washington Fine Properties
3rd Place: Jeddie Busch
Compass
2020 DAAR Top Producer – Team
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The Garrell Group
Keller Williams Realty

 

REALTOR OF THE YEAR:
This year’s REALTOR® of the Year, Barry Taylor Barry has been a DAAR member for almost 10 years. Barry is a past recipient of the DAAR Circle of Excellence awards and is committed to professional development and education excellence. His dedication to industry leadership and involvement is unmatched.

Barry’s ability to communicate and advocate on our behalf with local government, MLS leadership and our regional association partners played a key role in advancing the interests of the local industry. We can’t thank you enough Barry and this award is well deserved.

Winner: Barry Taylor, Weichert REALTORS®

Jeanette Newton Community Leadership Award
The Jeanette Newton Community Leadership Award recognizes REALTORS® and Affiliates who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through their volunteer work. The recipient portrays a dedication to leadership, community and public service, humanitarianism and courage. A contribution to a charity or organization of the winner’s choice will be made in the winner’s name.

The Jeanette Newton Community Leadership Award was established in honor of Jeanette Newton, who served as the Chief Executive Officer of DAAR from 1991-2016. Newton initiated several community service programs for the Association including the Habitat/RPAC Golf Tournament, Rebuilding Together/Christmas in April, Charity Auction and DAAR member participation in the Babe Ruth World Series. She served on various board and commissions including Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Loudoun Board of Equalization.

Winner: Sue Puleo, BHHS / PenFed Realty

Sue is the Managing Broker of BHHS Pen Fed Realty.  Sue believes in giving anything she is involved with, everything she has. Sue is a multiple DAAR Circle of Excellence award winner, 5 Time DAAR Top Producer, a DAAR Past President, Past Board of Directors member, and the 2012 DAAR REALTOR® of the Year.

Sue has demonstrated immense commitment toward community service and activism. She followed in Jeanette’s footsteps by devoting over 20 years to the real estate industry, community, and public service efforts.  Sue portrays a dedication to leadership, community and public service, humanitarianism and courage.

DAAR Rookie of the Year
The recipient of this award generated sales volume of $3 million or more or they had 24 transactions in 2020.

Winner: Emily Marentette, Keller Williams

In her first year as a REALTOR® Emily completed 8 transactions and had sales volume over $6 Million. Emily is committed to providing an exceptional home buying and home selling experience for her clients. She believes that knowledge of the real estate market, combined with personalized and timely communications are the best recipe for success.

Educator of the Year

This award is based on the outstanding contributions of an Affiliate Member to the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® and to the real estate industry. This award recognizes an Affiliate for his or her involvement in the association and whose efforts have benefitted the association and its membership.

Winner: Robin Frank, Brown-Carrera Realty

Robin had been a member of DAAR for almost 25 years.  And she has over 25 years of experience in Real Estate Investing, Sales, and Management Services. She has been the Managing Broker of Brown-Carrera Realty since 2001.

Robin has been teaching at DAAR for over 3 years and in that time, she’s taught “Working with renters,” Real Estate Law & Board Regulations.”

Affiliate of the Year

This award is based on the outstanding contributions of an Affiliate Member to the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® and to the real estate industry. This award recognizes an Affiliate for his or her involvement in the association and whose efforts have benefitted the association and its membership.

Winner: Sherry Skinner, Interstate Moving & Storage

Sherry Skinner has been a member of DAAR for 4 years and is currently a GOLD level sponsor. Sherry is a Client Services Manager for Interstate Moving and Storage, Inc. based in Springfield, Virginia. She focuses on Business Development in the Real Estate Industry to help provide solutions for sellers and buyers who are need of professional moving and storage services.

DAAR Circle of Excellence
This award recognizes our REALTOR® members who go above and beyond by giving their time and energy to the industry, community, and Association.
The selection process begins with a thorough overview of the submitted nomination applications by the Awards Committee. The Committee reviews each application with a list of criteria based on the following categories:
• Sales production requirements
• Real estate education
• Industry involvement
• RPAC, local, state, and national activity
• Charitable/civic involvement.

Each application is given a score based on the accomplished merits of the nominee. This score is known as the Level of Excellence. Based on the score, nominees can fall into these levels of Excellence:
• Platinum Inductee nominees meet requirements in all categories and achieve 75 points or more.
• Gold Inductee nominees meet requirements in all categories and achieves 60 points or more.
• Silver Inductee nominees meet requirements in 2 of 3 categories and achieves 45 points or more.

Award Inductees:

Rich Blessing, Weichert, REALTORS® Tania Gonda, Weichert, REALTORS®
Beckwith Bolle, Carter Braxton Preferred Properties Chrissie Goodrum, C21 Redwood Realty
Bob Butcher, BHHS / PenFed Realty Sue Puleo, BHHS / PenFed Realty
Dyana Clarke, BHHS / PenFed Realty Scotti Sellers, Atoka Properties
Robin Frank, Brown-Carrera Realty, LLC Ned Stock, BHHS / PenFed Realty
Kelly Gaitten, BHHS / PenFed Realty Barry Taylor, Weichert, REALTORS®
Shannon Gilmore, Washington Fine Properties Holly Weatherwax, Momentum Realty

 

Top Producers of the Year*

Top Producers – Individuals – $6,000,000 +

REALTORS® with $6 million in sales volume or 48 transactions are eligible to apply for this award.

Top Producers – Individual
1st Place: Lisa Thompson, Hunt County Sotheby’s International
2nd Place: Debbie Meighan, Washington Fine Properties
3rd Place: Jeddie Busch, Compass 

In 2020, Lisa sold over $40 million dollars of real estate in Loudoun County and the surrounding area. Lisa has sold over $100 million dollars in her real estate career. Her passion for architecture and design and her love of learning prompted her to join the field of Real Estate.

*Winners are selected from the submitted DAAR Awards Applicants.

Award Nominees:

 

Suzanne Ager, Atoka Properties Debbie Meighan, Washington Fine Properties
Rafael Antuna, Century 21 Redwood Realty Mark Laing, BHHS PenFed Realty
Eryn Appell, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Kevin LaRue, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Marcia Babashanian, Coldwell Banker Realty Jackie Lawlor, Jack Lawlor Realty Co.
Kevin Bednoski, RE/Max Gateway Laura Lawlor, Jack Lawlor Realty Co.
Jon Paul Blakenship, Pearson Smith Realty Jim Lemon, Washington Fine Properties
Ray Blakenship, Pearson Smith Realty Peter Leonard-Morgan, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International
Beckwith Bolle, Carter Braxton Preferred Properties Christine LeTourneau, Long & Foster – One Loudoun
Julie Bowman, Pearson Smith Realty Cindy LoPresti, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Matt Boyer, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway Janeen Marconi, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International
Angela Bresnahan, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway Ryan Marquiss, Pearson Smith Realty
Sharon Brown, Century 21 Redwood Realty Lynne McCabe, Keller Williams Properties – Fairfax
Sharon Buchanan, RE/Max Premier Debbie Meighan, Washington Fine Properties
Brian Burkart, Century 21 Redwood Realty Katie Nelson, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty
Jeddie Busch, Compass Alana Nichols, Atoka Properties
Robert Butcher, BHHS PenFed Realty Diane Northern, Coldwell Banker Residential
Gina Chatham, Century 21 Redwood Realty Carrie Nosal, Pearson Smith Realty
Dyana Clarke, BHHS PenFed Realty Tamara Palmer-Harrison, Washington Fine Properties
Kristine Condie, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. Pat Patino, Long & Foster – One Loudoun
Jaime Craddock, Century 21 Redwood Realty Nancy Pav, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Linda Culbert, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. Tara Price, Long & Foster – Leesburg
Kelly Davis, Century 21 Redwood Realty Mary Roberge, McEnearney Associates
Geri Deane, McEnearney Associates Pouya Safa, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Ida Dennis, Long & Foster – Loudoun One McKay Sailer, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Kristen Develli, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway Joyce Santiago, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Corie Dickinson, Century 21 Redwood Realty Tracey Savage, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Kathrin Donovan, Keller Williams – Leesburg Frank Schofield, Summit REALTORS®
Adrianna Duggan, Coldwell Banker Residential – Leesburg Kathy Schofield, Summit REALTORS®
Barbara Dugger, Century 21 Redwood Realty Scotti Sellers, Compass
Michael Elias, Century 21 Redwood Realty Rasha Shammout, Pearson Smith Realty
Kelly Ettrich, Century 21 Redwood Realty Amy Sikora, Weichert REALTORS®
Chelsea Gabriella, Century 21 Redwood Realty Orna Simpson, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Kelly Gaitten, BHHS PenFed Realty Dave Snyder, Keller Williams Realty
Kona Gallagher, Century 21 Redwood Realty Jennifer Solomon, Pearson Smith Realty
Ariana Gillette, Pearson Smith Realty Tanya Spotts, Long & Foster – Leesburg
Tania Gonda, Weichert REALTORS® Kathleen Stakem, RE/Max Select Properties
Colleen Gustavson, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Glenn Stakem, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Daniel Gwak, Pearson Smith Realty Christy Stuart, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Windy Harris, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Jennette Taylor, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Nadeem Helfer, Atoka Properties Lisa Thompson, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International
Julie Hertel, Century 21 Redwood Realty Mindy Thunman, RE/Max Allegiance
Christy Hertel, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Dawn Tollus, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Abby Hitt, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Melody Visser, Pearson Smith Realty
Lisa Jalufka, Century 21 New Millennium Rebecca Vittitow, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Keren Jayne, Pearson Smith Realty Charisma Ware, Long & Foster – Leesburg
Kathy Jones, Long & Foster – One Loudoun Michael Wilson, eXp Realty LLC
Gayle King, Century 21 Redwood Realty Charles Witt, Nova Home Hunters Realty
Lisa Kowalewski, Century 21 Redwood Realty Hannan Won, Pearson Smith Realty

 

Top Producers – Individuals 

Top Producers – Individuals – $3,000,000 – $5,999,999

 

Jill Adler, Century 21 Redwood Realty Brent Kohr, Samson Properties
Sarah Baker, Summit REALTORS® Espe Labate, Pearson Smith Realty
Rich Blessing, Weichert, REALTORS® Arianne LaRue, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Jeanne Brown, Brown-Carrera Realty Johanna Lillard, Pearson Smith Realty
Ian Bush, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway Emily Marentette, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
John Candland, Century 21 Redwood David Massey, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Ron Cawthorne, Century 21 Redwood Judy McHenry, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Rose Marie Chabaneix, Long & Foster Josh McKim, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International
Trish Corvelli, Corvelli Realty Dan McNiel, Pearson Smith Realty
Marcia Coss, Weichert, REALTORS® Lauren Milner, Carter Braxton Preferred Properties
Anna Dendrinou, Pearson Smith Realty Lara Rhoades Ewing, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Bobbi Desai, Century 21 Redwood Realty Lauren Riner, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Kay Dillon, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway Farida Saafi, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Justin Folds, Century 21 Redwood Realty Sheri Sackett, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Colleen Fox, Century 21 Redwood Realty Cindy Schmidlin, BHHS PenFed Realty
Jen Fox, Coldwell Banker Realty – Leesburg Jim Shebest, Coldwell Banker
Chrissie Goodrum, Century 21 Redwood Realty Maureen Sheridan, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Debra Hall, Century 21 Redwood Realty Leila Smith, Pearson Smith Realty
Francine Harmon, Century 21 Redwood Realty Balinda Sphar, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Yvonne Holland, Century 21 Redwood Ned Stock, BHHS PenFed Realty
Mona Hope, BHHS PenFed Realty Christine Vandevender, eXp Realty LLC
Noel Igot, Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway Holly Weatherwax, Momentum Realty, LLC
Carol Kearney, Momentum Realty, LLC Dana Wright, Century 21 Redwood Realty

 

DAAR Top Producer Teams*

This award is given to those teams achieving a combined sales volume of at least $12 million.

Winner: The Garrell Group, Keller Williams Realty – Leesburg

Team Members:
Jean Garrell, Mark Garrell, Debbie Buckley, Ronda Hardison, Lisa Krnich, Ruth-Anne Hrebenach, and Marie Curtis.

The Garrell Group is a team built on customer service, dedication, and teamwork. With sales volume over $100 million in 2020, The Garrell Group has established themselves as one of the premier Real Estate teams not only in Loudoun County, but in all of Northern Virginia. The Garrell Group has won the DAAR top producing team award for the last 5 years.

*Winners are selected from the submitted DAAR Awards Applicants.

Top Producer Teams Nominees

Blakenship Properties VA, Pearson Smith Realty
Jon Paul Blakenship, Ray Blakenship, John Rayner, Drew Piccione

The Carolyn Young Real Estate Team, RE/MAX Premier & 1st Realty
Mona Botwick, Traci Brunner, Melissa Donnelly, Hans Schenk, Heather Stauffer, Carolyn Young

Extraordinary Transitions Team, Long & Foster Real Estate
Pamela Jones, Dave Jones, Shirley Vestal

The Garrell Group, Keller Williams Realty – Leesburg
Debbie Buckley, Marie Curtis, Jean Garrell, Mark Garrell, Ronda Hardison, Becky Harrington, Ruth-Anne Hrebenach, Lisa Krnich, Marcy Parker

The Greg Wells Team, Keller Williams Realty – Loudoun Gateway
Alex Ackermann, Rob Rocheford, Greg Wells

Hannan-Moody Team, Century 21 Redwood
Meredith Hannan, Kristin Moody

Kathy Colville and Associates, Century 21 Redwood
Kathy Colville, Lori Coyne, Charlotte Ferrigno, Maggie Gessner, Lisa Glikbarg, Bob Little, Brandon Patrick Mark Ramey

The Lutkins Group, Keller Williams Realty Dulles
Judy Haynes, Donna Lutkins, Garrett Lutkins, Nick Lutkins, Marcia Stewart

Luxury Real Estate Team, Pearson Smith Realty
Anna Dendrinou, Rasha Shammout

Lynne McCabe Team, Keller Williams Capital Properties – Fairfax
Joe Korde, Lynne McCabe

Marlene Baugh Team, Long & Foster Real Estate
Marlene Baugh, Mary Anne Carbone, Patricia Sellers, Nancy Wilson

NoVA Home Hunters, NOVA Home Hunters Realty
Tina Hoffman, Rebecca Luther, Teresa Savka, Amanda White, Charles Witt, May Lee Witt

The Reeder Group, Compass
Simon Reeder, Heather Reeder

Sellers & Co., Compass
Danielle Preston, Scotti Sellers

Summit REALTORS®, Summit REALTORS®
Sarah Baker, Kathy Schofield, Frank Schofield, Matt Sulak, William Teel

Tanya & Co., Keller Williams – Loudoun Gateway
Cindy Eckstein, Tanya Johnson, Brooke Kane

VA Homes for You, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Sandy Brill, Emily Miller, Mike Gardner

Anniversary Awards

Anniversary – 45 Years as a DAAR Member
Jack Lawlor, Jack Lawlor Realty Co.

Anniversary – 40 Years as a DAAR Member
Anne Oller, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.
Beverly O’Toole, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

Anniversary – 35 Years as a DAAR Member
Joseph Kurnos, RE/MAX Premier
John Slye, Ameris Bank Mortgage Services

Anniversary – 30 Years as a DAAR Member
Helga Jantzen, Weichert, REALTORS®
Peter Sparks, Dulles Properties, Inc.

Anniversary – 25 Years as a DAAR Member
Barry Allbright, Keller Williams Realty
Joseph Boddicker, Coldwell Banker Realty
Philip Canada, Lansdowne Real Estate Company
Brian Jarvis, Jarvis Appraisal Service
Marjorie Jensen, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Gilda Montel, McEnearney Associates, Inc
Jocelyn Santiago, Century 21 Redwood Realty

Anniversary – 20 Years as a DAAR Member
Robert Barden, River Point Realty

Daniel Freire, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Julie Gray-Roller, Long & Foster Real Estate
Emily Johnson, Atoka Properties
Mary Kakouras, Atoka Properties
Scott MacDonald, RE/MAX Gateway
Patricia Paulas, BHHS/Penfed Realty
Donna Seeker, United Real Estate
Shabahang Sharif, Weichert, REALTORS®
Jania Short, McEnearney Associates, Inc
Linda Sonnhalter, Pearson Smith Realty
Mary Thunman, RE/MAX Allegiance

Anniversary – 15 Years as a DAAR Member
Oscar Banos Rocabruna, RE/MAX Gateway

Diane Brisk, Pearson Smith Realty
Robert Chehadeh, Samson Properties
Coral Dickinson, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Mark Dickinson, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Stuart Frank, Brown-Carrera Realty LLC
Susan French, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Carolyn Gierer, Weichert, REALTORS®
Margaret Halseth, Keller Williams Realty Dulles
David Harbour, eXp Realty LLC
Windy Harris, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International
Troy Hendrickson, A-Pro Home Inspection Services
Jane Hensley, Washington Fine Properties
Tony Howard, Loudoun Co Chamber Of Commerce
Julianne Ireland, Pearson Smith Realty
Lisa Jalufka, Century 21 New Millennium
Genevieve Johnson, Keller Williams Realty Dulles
Deborah Kilbride, Keller Williams Realty
Jeannette Kohlhaas, Keller Williams-Loudoun Gateway
Nadeem Malik, Green Logic, Inc
Sue Mathey, Keller Williams Realty
Helene McCarron, Walker & Company Real Estate
Cora McManis, Virginia Select Homes
Mark Miller, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Cheryl Monroe-Medonich, Pearson Smith Realty
Jeannette Moore, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Kristin Pangle, Pangle and Associates
Raj Patel, Ikon Realty – Ashburn
Nicole Richards, Keller Williams-Loudoun Gateway
Fredy Rodriguez Cachay, United Real Estate
Charles Rossi, Compass
Judith Rudat, BHHS/Penfed Realty
Matthew Shumate, Tunell Realty, LLC
Amy Sikora, Weichert, REALTORS®
Jim Sonnhalter, Keller Williams-Loudoun Gateway
Gaetano Spiotto, Spring Hill Real Estate
Lonnie Stock, ERA-Teachers, Inc.
Mark Stock, eXp Realty LLC
Marci Welsh, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Jacqueline Wynn, McEnearney Associates, Inc

Anniversary – 10 Years as a DAAR Member
Anne Albright, Century 21 Redwood Realty

Elizabeth Allbright, Keller Williams Realty
Anna Arze, Keller Williams Realty
Diana Austin, AM Realty
Marcia Babashanian, Coldwell Banker Realty
Carmen Bere, Samson Properties
Linda Blanken, Samson Properties
Jon Blankenship, Pearson Smith Realty
Lisa Bradford, Compass
Sandra Brill, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Brian Burkart, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Jeddie Busch, Compass
Jessica Cardwell, BHHS/Penfed Realty
Ronald Cawthorne, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Louis Cironi, Evergreen Ridge Realty
Bradley Clarke, McEnearney Associates Inc
John Constant, Atoka Properties
Christopher Cundall, ERA-Teachers, Inc.
Andrea Dugan, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Adrianna Duggan, Compass
Charles Fincher, Monarch Title
Jorge Frapiccini, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Tracy Fuller, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Lisa Hamilton, Weichert, REALTORS®
My-Hanh Haynes, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Kathleen Hessler, Samson Properties
Cathy Howell, Compass
Joshua Jenkins, Samson Properties
Jeanne Kelly, Pearson Smith Realty
Denise Kempton, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Altaf Khan, Weichert, REALTORS®
Brent Kohr, Samson Properties
Lisa Kowalewski, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Kevin LaRue, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Zubaria Latif, Ikon Realty – Ashburn
Johanna Lillard, Pearson Smith Realty
Ron Lincoln, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc
Jon Lindgren, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Janice Lupia, Keller Williams-Loudoun Gateway
Cynthia Lynch, Pearson Smith Realty
Stephen Makranczy, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Eleni Malliaros, Pearson Smith Realty
Walter Mauk, RE/MAX Select Properties Inc
Colleen McGovern, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International
Judy McHenry, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Deborah Melia, RE/MAX Select Properties Inc
Tim Melia, RE/MAX Select Properties Inc.
Ramona Michauskas, Century 21 New Millennium
William Milletary, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Alison Mooney, Pearson Smith Realty
Marcelo Mori, Keller Williams Realty Dulles
Gina Nelson, Pearson Smith Realty
Leona Nutter, Samson Properties
Eun Young Nystrom, Coldwell Banker Realty
Dawn Poe, Flannagan Associates, LLC
Amanbir Randhawa, Samson Properties
Thomas Rodgers, Keller Williams-Loudoun Gateway
Kim Rosewall, Money Realty LLC
Tracey Savage, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Maureen Sheridan, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Matthew Sulak, Summit REALTORS®
Dawn Tollus, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Sherry Wilson, RE/MAX Premier
Harry Yazbek, Coldwell Banker Realty
Peggy Yee, Frankly Real Estate Inc

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) is Your Resource for Success™ in the Northern Virginia area. Founded in 1962, DAAR works to safe guard and advance the mutual interests of the public, property owners, and real estate professionals for real estate-related matters.