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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 […]

Learn about the Bright MLS NOW in Advance of the Conversion on 11/20!

October 17, 2018

DAAR Members! Your estimated conversion date of Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 to Bright MLS is about four weeks away! Bright is excited to bring you onboard so you can take advantage of some of the innovative features Bright offers to help drive your business forward. It’s time to Power Up! Here’s what to expect. Your transition to Bright […]

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 […]

Share the Warmth: Donate a Coat or Blanket Today!

October 10, 2018

The DAAR Community Service Committee is conducting a Winter Warmth program benefiting LAWS, Mobile Hope and the Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter.  Over the past year, Loudoun County homelessness has increased 18.5 percent.*  As the weather grows colder, many, including children, will need warm clothing and bedding for the winter. We are collecting gently worn and clean […]

DAAR Members Give Back!-Over $2,500 Donated to Local Charity

October 5, 2018

Over 65 REALTORS® and guests gathered on Thursday, October 4th, at Dog Money Restaurant & Brewery in Leesburg, VA for DAAR’s Fall Mix and Mingle and Silent Auction. The networking event was held to help raise money in support of DeShong’s Gift Back, a local charity in Loudoun County. Auction items were donated by area businesses and were procured by […]

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 […]

IRS to Issue Clarification on Client Meal Deductibility under New Tax Law

October 4, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service is working on guidance that would clarify the deductibility of expenses for client meals under the new tax law, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, this guidance is expected to say that the cost of business meals will be 50 percent deductible, even when those meals are purchased […]

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, […]