March 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Sales and Contract Activity Rise while New Listings Lag; Inventory Continues to Tighten

April 14, 2017

The following analysis of the Loudoun County, Virginia housing market has been prepared by George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis. It was prepared for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by analyzing MRIS multiple listing data from MarketStats by ShowingTime. Overview • Active inventory continues to decline and at the end of March was 18 […]

Important Notice about your REALTOR® Membership – Pay Your Dues Once During the Year

April 3, 2017

We heard you! In response to concerns raised about the confusing nature and timing of a two-payment system, you will receive only one invoice during the year for your REALTOR® membership dues. That’s right – one and done. On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 you will receive a request to submit one payment for REALTOR® membership […]

Manual Listing Entry No Longer an Option for Zillow

March 3, 2017

As of May 1st the Zillow Group will no longer allow agents to manually enter their listings into Zillow. According to the Zillow Group, this change was made to provide high-quality listing data and a simple way for brokers and agents to market their listings through Broker and MLS feeds. According to the latest BrightMLS […]

Need to Know: CFPB Consent Orders

March 3, 2017

On January 31, 2017 , the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it entered into consent orders with a mortgage lender, mortgage servicer and two real estate brokers for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). As part of the consent orders, the four companies agreed to pay $4 million. The two […]

NAR Benefit Alert: REALTORS® Save up to $20 with TurboTax®

March 1, 2017

REALTORS® can save up to $20 on select TurboTax® federal products from Intuit®, a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. The benefit extends to association staff and all members can share this discount with family members. Click here to take advantage of your discount.

2017 General Assembly Recap

February 24, 2017

Virginia REALTORS® approached the 2017 General Assembly Session with the goal of addressing several issues. As the Session comes to an end, Virginia REALTORS® will have achieved another successful Legislative Agenda that helps REALTORS® and the real estate industry. Under HB2034, the standard “Red Flag” disclosure statement is renamed to more accurately reflect its true […]

Bright MLS: What’s Next

February 24, 2017

We know you have questions about the new MLS. So we’re going to take this opportunity to answer some. What’s happening now? Next? Support teams from Rockville, MD and King of Prussia, PA are combining. In early April 2017, you can dial a new toll free phone number, and when you do, you’ll hear “Welcome […]

January 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Loudoun Active Home Inventory at a 12 Year Low

February 21, 2017

The following analysis of the Loudoun County, Virginia housing market has been prepared by the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® based on analysis of MRIS multiple listing data from MarketStats by ShowingTime.  Overview There were 972 homes for sale at the end of the month, which […]

NAR Health Insurance Program now offers Medicare Options

February 16, 2017

All REALTORS® now have access to the National Association of REALTORS® private Members Medicare Exchange. This program is specifically tailored to individual REALTORS® who are Medicare-eligible. REALTORS® may use the Members Medicare Exchange to quote, shop and enroll in a variety of Medicare insurance options, including Part C (Medicare Advantage) or Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap), […]

In Memoriam: Claire Larson

January 30, 2017

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Claire Larson, former Chairman of the Board for DAAR in 1995, who passed away last month. She was 88. Born in Berlin NH, she was the daughter of Carl Elmer and Marie Devost Christiansen. After graduating from Boston University, Claire was employed by the […]