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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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

You’re Invited to the Rural Summit: November 16, 2018

October 4, 2018

Please join Chair Phyllis Randall at a Rural Summit in Middleburg, VA. Here’s your chance to learn more about the opportunities and challenges facing rural Loudoun County. You’ll also hear some ideas and ways to preserve and maintain this area. Residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Save your seat by sending an RSVP to […]

Slate of Directors for 2019 Announced

October 3, 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 National and State Association Posts

September 26, 2018

Congratulations to the following DAAR REALTOR® members and staff appointed to various committees and leadership positions within the National Association of REALTORS® and Virginia REALTORS® for 2019!  Your service is very much appreciated. National Association of REALTORS® Brad Boland, Keller Williams Dulles, Board of Directors and Business Issues Policy Committee Beckwith Bolle, Carter Braxton Preferred Properties, […]

Don’t Delay – NAR Code of Ethics Required by 12/31/18. Take the Course!

September 26, 2018

NEW Two-year Cycle Deadline December 31, 2018 REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, […]

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 […]