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Need to Know: New Law Regulating Real Estate Teams – Effective 1/1/19

October 11, 2018

Are you working as a real estate team?  A new law approved during 2018 Virginia General Assembly session, and supported by the Virginia REALTORS®, as part of their legislative agenda, clarifies the definition of teams, requires teams to obtain a business entity license and requires brokerage agreements to include the name and contact information of the […]

Share the Warmth: Donate a Coat or Blanket Today!

October 10, 2018

The DAAR Community Service Committee is conducting a Winter Warmth program benefiting LAWS, Mobile Hope and the Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter.  Over the past year, Loudoun County homelessness has increased 18.5 percent.*  As the weather grows colder, many, including children, will need warm clothing and bedding for the winter. We are collecting gently worn and clean […]

MRIS Conversion Process to Bright MLS Begins October 15th

October 10, 2018

The MRIS conversion to Bright MLS begins next week.  Bright MLS will convert subscribers by county of their office location, beginning October 15th, with a three-week preview period and conversion date of November 5th, for Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City, VA and then October 22th, with a three week preview […]

Access National Bank Offers Great Rates (plus NO FEE any ATM) for REALTOR® Members

October 9, 2018

DAAR REALTOR® members can now take advantage of an exclusive offer from Access National Bank on an above-market interest rate Executive Checking account that offers a ton of great perks. Additionally, members get tailored service and direct access to a personal banker to assist with financial needs from savings plans to mortgage financing. VALUABLE BANKING BENEFITS: […]

DAAR Members Give Back!-Over $2,500 Donated to Local Charity

October 5, 2018

Over 65 REALTORS® and guests gathered on Thursday, October 4th, at Dog Money Restaurant & Brewery in Leesburg, VA for DAAR’s Fall Mix and Mingle and Silent Auction. The networking event was held to help raise money in support of DeShong’s Gift Back, a local charity in Loudoun County. Auction items were donated by area businesses and were procured by […]

Bright MLS Numbers will Soon include a Geographic Identifier

October 5, 2018

After hearing feedback from subscribers and area associations on the benefits of having a geographic identifier within the Listing Number format, they are planning to reintroduce this in Bright. Because there are several duplicate county names in different states (for example Montgomery MD and PA, Kent, MD and DE) 2 character codes cannot be used […]

IRS to Issue Clarification on Client Meal Deductibility under New Tax Law

October 4, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service is working on guidance that would clarify the deductibility of expenses for client meals under the new tax law, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, this guidance is expected to say that the cost of business meals will be 50 percent deductible, even when those meals are purchased […]

You’re Invited to the Rural Summit: November 16, 2018

October 4, 2018

Please join Chair Phyllis Randall at a Rural Summit in Middleburg, VA. Here’s your chance to learn more about the opportunities and challenges facing rural Loudoun County. You’ll also hear some ideas and ways to preserve and maintain this area. Residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Save your seat by sending an RSVP to […]

Are You Election Ready? In-Person Absentee Voting Available

October 3, 2018

On Tuesday, November 6th, a General Election will be held at all precincts in Loudoun County. On the ballot will be candidates for United State Senator, United States House of Representatives, two Constitutional Amendments, and two Loudoun County bond questions. Additionally, some residents will vote to fill Town Mayor or Town Council seats. To verify your […]

Slate of Directors for 2019 Announced

October 3, 2018

TO:    All DAAR Members FROM: Barry Allbright, 2018 Nomination Committee Chair Holly Weatherwax, 2018 DAAR President RE:  Slate of Directors for 2019 This memo serves as official notice to the DAAR membership of the Slate of Directors for election at the October 25th, 2018 Annual Membership Meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Washington Dulles, 45425 […]