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Join Us to Learn What’s in Store for the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session, 11/13, 9:30AM

November 12, 2019

This month’s election results brings many changes in the Virginia General Assembly. Are you interested in learning how those changes may help the Northern Virginia area? Join us Wednesday, November 13th at 9:30am to hear from Delegate David Reid (D-32nd District) and discuss the election’s impact on the 2020 session and his role as the […]

President’s Page: Off-MLS Policy Update

November 11, 2019

I just returned from the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Conference and Expo in San Francisco, CA with President-Elect Barry Taylor and Christine Windle, CEO representing the association. During the conference, the NAR MLS Committee (view for more info) and NAR Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a Clear Cooperation Policy requiring listing brokers to submit […]

DAAR Members Appointed to National and State Association Posts

November 11, 2019

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 2020!  Your service is very much appreciated. National Association of REALTORS® Brad Boland, Keller Williams Dulles, Board of Directors, Business Issues Policy Committee and RPAC Major Investor Council Beckwith […]

NVAR Standard Forms Changes Effective December 1, 2019; Attend Class on 11/22

October 31, 2019

You’re invited to learn about updates to NVAR Standard Forms, effective December 1st, 2019, on Friday, November 22, 2019, 1PM-3PM, DAAR, Ashburn.   Changes to the forms are earlier due to the Bright Off MLS policy and POA statute related changes.  Featured speaker Keith Barrett, Esq, Vesta Settlements, will review and answer key questions regarding the […]

Everyone Counts! Take Part in the 2020 Census

October 30, 2019

Every ten years, the United States Census Bureau conducts a count of everyone in our nation. The next census will begin in the spring of 2020. It is important that Loudoun County receives an accurate count of our residents because so many things that matter to this area are determined by the census. The people […]

5 Things to Know About the Bright Off-MLS Policy

October 30, 2019

In order to help answer questions on the new Off-MLS policy, Bright MLS put together  additional resources including an infographic and video with their Vice President of Customer Support and Training, Mike DelGaudio. 5 things to know about the Bright Off-MLS Policy 1. All listings must be entered within one business day of public advertising. You can […]

President’s Page: Thank You for Your Feedback on Bright MLS Off-MLS Policy

October 28, 2019

On October 3rd, we shared with you in our weekly newsletter that the National Association of REALTORS® was seeking input from members requiring brokers to share listings with other brokers in the MLS. On October 16th, we received official notification that Bright MLS announced a new policy requiring agents to submit a listing within 1 business […]

Use Your Voice and Cast Your Vote in the 11/5 Elections

October 25, 2019

Did you know that almost 70% of REALTORS® in Loudoun County voted in the 2018 elections? Imagine the impact in Loudoun County if 100% of REALTORS® voted in the November 5th elections. Use Your Voice and Cast Your Vote! The General Election will be held in Loudoun County on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. On the […]

Let Us Know How the New Bright Off-MLS Policy Impacts Your Business

October 19, 2019

Bright MLS announced a new policy on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 that requires submitting a listing within 1 business day of marketing to the public effective Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.  FAQs can be found here.  A fine of $5,000 will be imposed on Sunday, December 1st, 2019 for non-compliance. They also provided additional clarification via […]

Joint Study Confirms Relationship Between Real Estate Values, Public Transportation

October 17, 2019

Neighborhoods located within a half mile of public transit services outperformed those farther from public transit based on a number of factors, according to a report recently released by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the American Public Transportation Association.  The report is timely as our region prepares to welcome the opening of the Silver […]