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NAR Leadership Hosts Online Event to Discuss Proposed Budget, Dues Increase

April 12, 2018

NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall and other members of the NAR Leadership Team recently discussed the association’s proposed 2019 S.M.A.R.T. Initiatives (Strategic Measures Advancing REALTORS®), during a Facebook Live program rec The budget to support S.M.A.R.T, which includes a proposed $30 dues increase to be voted on by NAR’s Board of Directors on Saturday, May 19th, focuses […]

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

April 12, 2018

All REALTORS® must complete two-and-a-half hours of Code of Ethics training within given two-year cycles according to NAR policy. The current cycle ends this year on December 31, 2018. If you complete Ethics training outside of DAAR, please forward a certificate of completion to Teresa Kirkhart, Professional Development and Standards Director, tkirkhart@dullesarea.com to ensure your […]

NAR Hits Pause on Updating Iconic REALTOR® Logo

April 9, 2018

In response to concerns raised by members, the National Association of REALTORS® announced that it’s pausing the rollout of a newly redesigned logo picture to the right. NAR leadership states: Since we announced the brand evolution and logo redesign, we have received a diversity of opinions that ranged from strong support to outright disapproval. Please […]

REALTORS® and Affiliates honored for their Dedication and Service to the Real Estate Industry

March 15, 2018

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) recognized several REALTORS® who reached exceptional levels in the real estate industry in 2017. They were honored and celebrated at the DAAR REALTOR® Awards Reception on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 1757 Golf Club in Ashburn.  For pictures of the event, click here. The awards include the annual […]

Video: Avoiding Unlicensed Practice of Law

March 9, 2018

The latest Window to the Law video from the National Association of REALTORS Legal Affairs division provides strategies to help real estate licensees avoid activities that could constitute the unlicensed practice of law.   You may also view the slide presentation.   

Charting the Changes: Bright MLS Provides Important Update to Subscribers

March 9, 2018

The message below was sent to all Bright MLS subscribers providing an an update on past, present and future changes to expect with the system: Over the past year we’ve been busy building the foundation of the new Bright MLS system and on continued alignment of fees and policies across the entire Bright footprint. There […]

Safety Alert: Beware of Suspicious Caller

February 19, 2018

According to the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS, female REALTORS® in DC Metro area have been receiving calls from an individual identifying himself as Dwayne Bergeman. He states that he is relocating from Oregon, but will not answer simple questions. The caller insists he wants to see houses in a high value price range. A […]

NAR Wins Pro-Real Estate Provisions in Budget Deal

February 11, 2018

The federal budget deal signed by the President on Friday, February 9, 2018, contains a number of wins for real estate, including a temporary extension of federal flood insurance and extension of NAR-backed tax provisions that include relief from debt forgiveness, the deductibility of mortgage insurance premiums, and several energy-efficiency related provisions. Flood Insurance Extends […]

President’s Page: Everyone has a Voice

February 10, 2018

As REALTORS®, it’s important to recognize that we may each enter the profession by a different path, and to that end we each have something a little different to bring to the association. Like many of you, I grew up in real estate family. Both of my parents were REALTORS® and my mother sold real […]

Special Announcement: Loudoun Habitat’s 7th Annual Raise the Roof Gala – Saturday, 3/3

February 10, 2018

A MUST event to party for a purpose!  Save the date for Loudoun Habitat for Humanity’s 7th Annual Raise the Roof Gala on Saturday, March 3rd at Lansdowne Resort and Spa.  Join us as a guest or sponsor for a fun evening of dinner, open bar, dancing to a live band, auctions and MORE!  For […]