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You’re Invited! A Night of Brews & Baseball: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Purcellville!

July 19, 2018

Join us for a Night of Brews & Baseball, sponsored by Access National Bank, on Wednesday, July 25th. Festivities begin at Dragon Hops Brewing, 130 East Main Street, Purcellville at 5:30PM.  We will then head over to Fireman’s Fields to watch the Purcellville Cannons versus New Market at 7PM.  Let us know you’re coming so […]

Kathy Jones to Receive Virginia REALTORS® Code of Ethics Leadership Award

July 13, 2018

The Virginia REALTORS® announced this week several esteemed 2018 awardees of excellence in various areas of real estate including property management, brokerage, education, and other business achievements, along with notable community contributions. The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce that Kathy Jones, Long and Foster Real Estate, Ashburn, will receive the Virginia REALTORS® […]

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

July 12, 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 […]

Gain Exclusive Access to Purchase a .realestate Web Address

July 6, 2018

Introducing .realestate—the newest unrestricted top-level domain for the real estate industry, and a way for you, as a REALTOR, to increase visibility into specific aspects of their business. From beachfrontproperty.realestate to luxuryseattle.realestate, the possibilities are endless. Beginning Sept. 18, REALTORS® with an active .realtor™ domain gain exclusive access to purchase a .realestate web address before it becomes […]

Update: MRIS and TREND Conversion to Bright by the End of Year

July 6, 2018

DAAR was informed this week that kick off meetings are underway for planning the conversions of MRIS and TREND subscribers to the Bright system. Leadership teams of brokers, agents and association executives are being formed to provide insight into their needs and to ensure critical information and capabilities they rely on are in the Bright system when […]

MRIS Bright MLS Subscription Fee Reduction Ahead

June 28, 2018

In a time of rapid change within the real estate industry, the last year, and especially the last six months, have also been a time of change and growth for everyone at MRIS a Bright MLS, including you. While members in our region are not not yet on the Bright MLS system (members still use the MRIS […]

Route 28 Widening, Route 9 Traffic Calming on List of Approved Road Projects

June 28, 2018

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) adopted its first six-year transportation program, which includes dozens of projects designed to reduce traffic congestion throughout the region.  Out of the $1.285 Billion approved, $508.7 million is allocated to projects in Loudoun County including: Dulles West Boulevard Widening: Loudoun County Parkway to Northstar Boulevard Evergreen Mills Road Intersection […]

It’s Your Time to Lead: Join DAAR’s Board of Directors – Apply by 8/17/18

June 28, 2018

TAKE THE LEAD! Join DAAR’s Board of Directors Deadline to Apply: Friday, August 17th, 2018 DAAR is seeking candidates to become part of our 2019 leadership team. If you or someone you know is interested in taking your membership to the next level, please review the information below and submit your application Valuable benefits include: […]

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

June 27, 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 […]

Check out Recent Caveat REALTOR® Podcasts on EMD and Teams

June 17, 2018

Earnest Money Deposits Laura and Jon talk about the risks involved for real estate licenses with regard to confirming that EMDs have been paid into escrow, particularly when it comes to the potential for identity theft. They also answer some questions from the legal hotline regarding how to handle EMDs, both from the listing and […]