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Dedicated Funding Plan for Metro Receives Final Approval in Virginia

April 19, 2018

Virginia will provide $154 million a year to support the Metro transit system. On April 18th, the Virginia General Assembly approved funding for Metro through a combination of existing sources, without an increase in the grantors’ tax (“congestion relief fee”). Throughout the process of approving Metro funding, members of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® […]

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 […]

Fair Housing Makes U.S. Stronger

April 16, 2018

April 11, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act. This is a momentous occasion for the real estate industry. DAAR’s commemoration of the Fair Housing Act highlights how far we’ve come in promoting equal housing opportunity – both as a society and as an association – and, more […]

March 2018 Loudoun County Market Trends Report

April 13, 2018

Sales Rise Despite Persistent Low Inventory 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 Bright MLS housing data from MarketStats by ShowingTime.  Overview For the 33rd consecutive month, Loudoun County’s […]

NAR Leadership Hosts Online Event to Discuss Proposed Budget, Dues Increase

April 12, 2018

NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall and other members of the NAR Leadership Team recently discussed the association’s proposed 2019 S.M.A.R.T. Initiatives (Strategic Measures Advancing REALTORS®), during a Facebook Live program rec The budget to support S.M.A.R.T, which includes a proposed $30 dues increase to be voted on by NAR’s Board of Directors on Saturday, May 19th, focuses […]

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 […]

DAAR Members Presented With Fair Housing Resolution

April 4, 2018

Members of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) advocated for a Resolution to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. On April 3, 2018, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors presented the Fair Housing Resolution to DAAR President Holly Weatherwax, President-Elect Phyllis Stakem, CEO Christine Windle, and Government Affairs Manager […]