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Welcome Christine Aurigema, DAAR’s New Communication and Marketing Manager!

December 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Christine Aurigema is the new Communications and Marketing Manager effective Monday, December 16th, 2019.  Her primary responsibilities include managing DAAR’s marketing, member communications, community services, awards and YPN programs.  She will also serve as the liaison to the Community Services Committee, Awards Committee and Young Professional Network. Wendy has over […]

Get Ready to Increase Your Listings and Grow Your Business

December 11, 2019

Join DAAR on March 12-13, 2020 for a two day SRS designation course!   This is a two day class where you can earn a designation that is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria. The SRS Designation Course will redefine your […]

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

December 9, 2019

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 […]

Renovation in Progress – DAAR Office will Close for Sanding and Painting 12/16-18

December 6, 2019

As reported late last month, construction began on remodeling DAAR’s reception, lounge and REALTOR® store area.  The reconfigured space will include a more welcoming collaborative space for members, a reinvigorated REALTOR® store and private office for members to work between appointments. Enhanced insulation will be added to reduce noise and improve energy efficiency.  Please note […]

NAR Code of Ethics Course Requirement Now Every Three Years

December 5, 2019

In 2019, NAR’s Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics (COE) training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.  REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. […]

A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping: Complete Your CE in January for FREE at DAAR

December 4, 2019

DAAR’s Real Estate School is dedicated to meeting the needs of your professional development by offering more classes and seminars designed to give you the resources and knowledge to stay on top of your business. DAAR is offering in-classroom industry leading CE courses designed to fulfill all 16 required hours within two days for Sales Agents […]

Loan Limits Increase in 2020 for the Washington Metro Area

December 2, 2019

On November 26, 2019, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published the 2020 conforming loan limits for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The baseline (national) limit will increase to $510,400 from $484,350 in 2019. In high cost areas, including the Washington Metro area, the limit will go up to $765,600 (from $726,525). The loan limits […]

Pardon Our Dust: Renovation Begins at the DAAR Office Next Week

November 24, 2019

We are very excited to announce that construction will  officially begin on remodeling our reception, lounge and REALTOR® store area.  The reconfigured space will include a more welcoming collaborative space for members, a reinvigorated REALTOR® store and private office for members to work between appointments. Enhanced insulation will be added to reduce noise and improve […]

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 23, 2019

DAAR will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 12PM through Friday, November 29th. We will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, December 2nd.  We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Census 2020

November 18, 2019

Key Census Messages – Fall 2019 The Census can be complicated. During the Education phase, we are focused on simple messages that emphasize impact, confidentiality, and a general timeline. Census Day is April 1, 2020. – Watch for a postcard that will arrive in the mail in mid-March. – You can respond to the Census […]