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Interested in Teaching at DAAR? Submit a Proposal

July 2, 2017

Interested in teaching at DAAR?  Do you have a specific talent you would like to share?  We are accepting proposals for the following: Real Estate Business Development Series  (Submission Deadline:  July 31, 2017) Feb. 5 – Feb. 9 Oct. 1 – Oct 5 Total Agent Series   (Submission Deadline:  July 31, 2017) Mar. 5 – Mar. […]

Listen Up: Informative Legal Podcasts by Virginia REALTORS®

June 26, 2017

Check out the introduction to Caveat REALTOR®, a brand new show from the Virginia REALTORS® legal team. You’ll be able to listen on the go with this new format of legal updates. New podcasts focus on need-to-know information on home inspector licensing, assistance animals and home surveillance. Now available through iTunes and Stitcher.    

NAR Senior Executive Will Be Next CEO

June 26, 2017

REALTORS® have selected Bob Goldberg to succeed current NAR CEO Dale Stinton, who is retiring at the end of 2017 after 36 years at NAR and 12 as CEO. Goldberg currently serves as NAR senior vice president of Sales & Marketing, Business Development & Strategic Investments, Professional Development and Conventions. NAR’s leadership team chose Goldberg […]

In the Know: NAR Analyzes Federal Budget Proposal Impact on Housing

March 31, 2017

On March 16, 2017, President Trump released his budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins on October 1.   The proposal would eliminate funding for community development block grants and HOME housing block grants as part of a 13-percent cut in HUD programs. FHA mortgage insurance appears to be left untouched. Funding for flood mapping, […]

February 2017 Loudoun County Market Trends Report: Homes Selling Faster as Active Inventory Continues to Decline

March 15, 2017

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 MRIS multiple listing data from MarketStats by ShowingTime. Overview Homes in Loudoun County sold significantly faster than last year, with half of […]

NAR Update: Tax Reform and RESPA Fines

February 24, 2017

A tax reform plan by the House Ways & Means Committee would eliminate the property tax deduction, double the standard deduction, and lower tax rates. Also being considered is repeal of 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. REALTORS® expressed concerns over the changes at a meeting two weeks ago with leaders of the Ways & Means Committee. The […]

MRIS is now Bright MLS

January 16, 2017

Real estate organizations from neighboring areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, including MRIS, have united as Bright MLS. The creation of this new organization is a direct response to your demands that the MLS break down market barriers and provide real estate professionals with expanded property information that exceeds what consumers can get from publicly available […]

YPN Workshop: Breaking Down the Sales Contract – Wednesday, 4/5

January 15, 2017

Bring Your Contracts and Your Questions! Gain a Better Understanding of Some of the Most Complex Sections of the Real Estate Sales Contract. This interactive session will cover recent changes to the sales contract, common contingencies, addendums, and disclosures, as well as sections in the contract often left incomplete or completed incorrectly. Areas of focus […]

How to Rock as a Listing & Selling Agent Workshop – Thursday, 4/6

January 15, 2017

Join us for How to Rock as a Listing & Selling Agent on Thursday, April 6th, 9AM-4PM, DAAR, Ashburn. This day-long offering covers a full range of tools, techniques, and strategies involved with successfully working with buyers and sellers. Sessions include: “Working with Buyers,” “The Real Truth in Lending (lender panel),” and “Successful Listings.” Free for […]