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Tips to Comply with the Do Not Call Registry

July 12, 2019

While telemarketing and cold calls can be an effective way to grow your business, REALTORS® should make sure that those calls don’t violate telemarketing laws. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits telemarketing calls to consumers who place their personal phone number on the national Do-Not-Call registry. The Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act also protects consumers […]

DAAR partners with NAR in Supporting AHP Efforts

June 20, 2019

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® supports the National Association of REALTORS® defense of the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plan rule. Earlier this year, a federal court ruled that provisions of the DOL’s rule were unlawful, a ruling that adversely impacts REALTORS® seeking more cost effective and comprehensive health insurance solutions through AHP options. […]

Federal Court Vacates AHP Rule Provisions

April 4, 2019

On March 28, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down parts of the Association Health Plan (AHP) rule finalized by the Department of Labor last summer that expanded access to health insurance benefits through these plans. In this case, twelve attorney generals (AGs) filed suit against DOL challenging the final […]

New Law Video: Copyrights and Your Listing Photographs

September 12, 2018

 Check out the latest Window to the Law video from the Legal Affairs division of the National Associations of REALTORS®.  Watch and learn copyright best practices for listing photographs, including obtaining the necessary rights to photos and understanding the rights granted to third parties, such as MLSs. You may also view the slide presentation. […]

Check out Recent Caveat REALTOR® Podcasts on EMD and Teams

June 17, 2018

Earnest Money Deposits Laura and Jon talk about the risks involved for real estate licenses with regard to confirming that EMDs have been paid into escrow, particularly when it comes to the potential for identity theft. They also answer some questions from the legal hotline regarding how to handle EMDs, both from the listing and […]

Virginia REALTORS®Offers Legal Hotline to All REALTOR® Members

January 14, 2018

Did you hear about the latest NEW BENEFIT for REALTOR® members? The Virginia REALTORS® now offers a Legal Hotline to all REALTOR® members. This new Legal Hotline benefit is a web-based submission process to address your legal questions. To submit a question, you’ll need to be logged into the website with your Username and Password. Your broker will […]

Know the Rules: Real Estate Signs – Permits, Placement & Penalties – Monday, 10/2

September 21, 2017

Join us for a panel discussion on the rules governing real estate signs on Monday, October 2, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at DAAR, 21720 Red Rum Drive, #177, Ashburn, VA. Learn about the licensee print advertising requirements established by the Virginia Real Estate Board and receive an overview of Loudoun County’s new […]

DAAR Plays Key Role in Development of Housing Policy for Loudoun

August 22, 2017

Loudoun County’s Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Committee increased their attention on housing by establishing a subcommittee solely focused on developing information and proposals on county-wide housing policies. Lars Henriksen, DAAR’s representative to the stakeholders committee, was selected along with seven other stakeholders to serve on the housing subcommittee. They will work with county staff to develop […]

Need to Know: Loudoun Changes Temporary Sign Rules; New State Law Addresses HOA’s Treatment of Signs

August 8, 2017

Over the past few months, there have been several changes made to rules pertaining to the placement of temporary signs on private property in Loudoun County and the treatment of real estate signs by Property Owners Association (POA) or Condo Owners Association (COA) in the state of Virginia. Temporary Signs on Private Property in Loudoun County […]

Broker Breakfast with DPOR Director Jay DeBoer: Presentation Available

July 16, 2017

Over thirty brokers and members of DAAR’s Board of Directors gathered on Friday, July 14th, 2017 to meet with Jay DeBoer, J.D., Director, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation who provided an update on legal issues and trends. Mr. DeBoer provided an overview on a variety of topics including changes to the Residential Property Disclosure Act form, types […]