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Safety Matters: Safe Business is Smart Business – September 17th! 10AM-12PM

July 19, 2018

Join us for Safety Matters: Safe Business is Smart Business on Monday, September 17th, 10AM-12PM, DAAR, Ashburn Have you ever shown a home to complete strangers and realized the vulnerability of the situation especially if safety measures aren’t taken into account?  Being alert to danger no matter how benign the situation appears is a good […]

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 […]

Gene Mock and Beckwith Bolle Receive Virginia REALTORS Honor Society Recognition

July 19, 2018

Congratulations to Beckwith Bolle, Carter Braxton Preferred Properties, Leesburg and Gene Mock, Keller Williams, Leesburg  who have been recognized as a member of the Virginia REALTORS® Honor Society for 2017. The Virginia REALTORS® Honor Society recognizes members for their outstanding commitment, dedication and service to the local, state and national REALTOR® organization. Locally, Beckwith has served […]

June 2018 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Prices reach a record high amid low inventory; Overall sales are up slightly as condo sales soar.

July 13, 2018

Overview Loudoun County’s median home sale price reached $500,000 in June—an increase of 6.4 percent on an annualized basis. This is the highest monthly median sales value on record. For the 36th consecutive month, Loudoun County’s active listings declined, reaching the lowest recorded June inventory number in over a decade. At the end of June […]

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 […]

NAR Call for Action: Congress Must Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

July 5, 2018

The current National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on July 31st if there is no Congressional action. Without federal flood insurance, millions of home and small business owners in 22,000 communities nationwide will not be able to obtain insurance to protect their property against flooding! This will cause an estimated delay or cancellation […]

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 […]