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Use Articles to Educate to Drive Sales – Write for the Loudoun Times Mirror!

April 18, 2018

You may want to put more weight on content marketing and white papers in your marketing plan. A new study from Conductor.com says that consumers who read an educational article from a company are 131 percent more likely to buy from that company instead of a competitor as reported by REALTOR® Magazine. Are you ready […]

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 […]

Apply for an NAR Committee! Deadline is May 1st

April 9, 2018

Applications for committee service at the National Association of REALTORS® are NOW OPEN! Serving on a committee provides an outstanding opportunity to apply your knowledge, skills, and passion toward the betterment of our industry. Applications AND endorsements must be submitted by May 1, 2018. For more information, or to apply, click here.

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 […]

Virginia General Assembly Wrap-Up

April 6, 2018

The 2018 Virginia General Assembly was extremely successful for the Virginia REALTORS®. VR’s Policy and Advocacy team worked hard to defend the rights of both REALTORS® and property owners. They also reviewed an impressive 213 bills, and all seven of the initiatives introduced as bills by the Virginia REALTORS® have passed. Click here to access the […]

2018 Flood Insurance Rates Expected to Rise

March 28, 2018

On April 1, 2018, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premium rates are set to rise an average of 8%. This increase is slightly more than last year but consistent with the annual 5-10% increases prior to the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act, which made significant reforms to the NFIP. Under 2014 Flood Insurance Affordability amendments, individual property […]

MRIS: Bright MLS: Ten Things to Know About the New Coming Soon Listing Status

March 15, 2018

MRIS – Bright MLS Corner: Ten Things to Know About the New Coming Soon Listing Status 1. Properties listed under the Coming Soon status are NOT pocket listings. While pocket listings are only marketed to a select few outside of the MLS, properties under the Coming Soon listing status will be viewable within the MLS […]

Health Insurance Rule Needs Improvement

March 9, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to let more associations offer health plans to their members is encouraging, but changes—such as extending eligibility to self-employed individuals or small-business owners who have access to subsidized insurance through a spouse’s employer plan—are needed, the National Association of REALTORS says in a letter to Secretary of Labor […]

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.   

Money Laundering in Real Estate: How is it done? How can we stop it? 3/23

March 2, 2018

Sponsored by George Mason University’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, the National Association of REALTORS is participating in an all-day conference featuring policy makers, law enforcement, academia, financial institutions, and other real estate sector representatives to better understand money laundering in real estate and how to counter the impact. Registration is free and lunch […]