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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 […]

MRIS Conversion Process to Bright MLS Begins October 15th

October 10, 2018

The MRIS conversion to Bright MLS begins next week.  Bright MLS will convert subscribers by county of their office location, beginning October 15th, with a three-week preview period and conversion date of November 5th, for Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City, VA and then October 22th, with a three week preview […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

New Law Video: Copyrights and Your Listing Photographs

September 12, 2018

 Check out the latest Window to the Law video from the Legal Affairs division of the National Associations of REALTORS®.  Watch and learn copyright best practices for listing photographs, including obtaining the necessary rights to photos and understanding the rights granted to third parties, such as MLSs. You may also view the slide presentation. […]