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Important Notice: Pay Dues for SentriLock by 12/20 to Avoid Late Fee

December 9, 2019

To streamline the process for obtaining access to SentriLock keyholder services, members received an invoice directly from SentriLock for your key service renewal.  Accordingly, key service renewal fees are no longer be paid directly to the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® as it will be paid to SentriLock. Beginning in November, you received several emails […]

Renovation in Progress – DAAR Office will Close for Sanding and Painting 12/16-18

December 6, 2019

As reported late last month, construction began on remodeling DAAR’s reception, lounge and REALTOR® store area.  The reconfigured space will include a more welcoming collaborative space for members, a reinvigorated REALTOR® store and private office for members to work between appointments. Enhanced insulation will be added to reduce noise and improve energy efficiency.  Please note […]

Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® 2020 Officers and Directors Installed

December 6, 2019

Barry Taylor, Weichert, REALTORS® in Ashburn, VA, was installed as the 2020 President of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) at the annual Holiday Party and Board Installation. The event took place on December 5, 2019 and included the installation of the nineteen local area REALTORS® and two Affiliate members who will serve as […]

Loan Limits Increase in 2020 for the Washington Metro Area

December 2, 2019

On November 26, 2019, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published the 2020 conforming loan limits for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The baseline (national) limit will increase to $510,400 from $484,350 in 2019. In high cost areas, including the Washington Metro area, the limit will go up to $765,600 (from $726,525). The loan limits […]

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 23, 2019

DAAR will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 12PM through Friday, November 29th. We will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, December 2nd.  We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Census 2020

November 18, 2019

Key Census Messages – Fall 2019 The Census can be complicated. During the Education phase, we are focused on simple messages that emphasize impact, confidentiality, and a general timeline. Census Day is April 1, 2020. – Watch for a postcard that will arrive in the mail in mid-March. – You can respond to the Census […]

Winter Warmth 2019

November 18, 2019

The 2019 Winter Warmth cold weather clothing and blanket drive organized by the Community Service Committee was a great success! DAAR members dropped off coats, blankets, hats, and gloves from the end of September through November 18th. The Community Service Committee collected and distributed 20 huge bags of clothing, sheets and blankets to Mobile Hope, […]

DAAR Members Appointed to National and State Association Posts

November 11, 2019

Congratulations to the following DAAR REALTOR® members and staff appointed to various committees and leadership positions within the National Association of REALTORS® and Virginia REALTORS® for 2020!  Your service is very much appreciated. National Association of REALTORS® Brad Boland, Keller Williams Dulles, Board of Directors, Business Issues Policy Committee and RPAC Major Investor Council Beckwith […]

NVAR Standard Forms Changes Effective December 1, 2019; Attend Class on 11/22

October 31, 2019

You’re invited to learn about updates to NVAR Standard Forms, effective December 1st, 2019, on Friday, November 22, 2019, 1PM-3PM, DAAR, Ashburn.   Changes to the forms are earlier due to the Bright Off MLS policy and POA statute related changes.  Featured speaker Keith Barrett, Esq, Vesta Settlements, will review and answer key questions regarding the […]

5 Things to Know About the Bright Off-MLS Policy

October 30, 2019

In order to help answer questions on the new Off-MLS policy, Bright MLS put together  additional resources including an infographic and video with their Vice President of Customer Support and Training, Mike DelGaudio. 5 things to know about the Bright Off-MLS Policy 1. All listings must be entered within one business day of public advertising. You can […]