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5 Common Real Estate Safety Myths by Tracey Hawkins

September 10, 2019

5 Common Real Estate Safety Myths Most professionals believe these ideas will improve their personal security in the field. Sometimes, they’re wrong. by Tracey Hawkins Real estate brokers and agents have hyped certain safety protocols in an effort to beef up personal security in the field, but some of the ideas that have become popular in […]

NAR Report: Moving with Kids Impact on Buyer and Seller Preferences

August 22, 2019

The act of moving into a new home or selling a home can be a hectic period for both home buyers and sellers. So it is not surprising to learn that changing residences with children in tow adds another level of chaos to the process. That is according to a new report from the National […]

Are you Ready to Achieve Excellence? Start Your Journey and Earn Recognition

August 21, 2019

The National Association of REALTORS recently rolled out a Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program designed to empower REALTORS® via a self-assessment tool that measures proficiency in elements of professionalism, known as the C2EX Competencies. Based on the results, the platform generates customized learning paths, recommends experiences, and provides tools and resources to increase knowledge and […]

Slate of Directors for 2020 and Consideration of Bylaw Changes Announced

August 19, 2019

Slate of Directors for 2020 and Consideration of Bylaw Changes Announced TO:   All DAAR Members FROM: Barry Allbright, 2020 Nomination Committee Chair Phyllis Stakem, 2019 DAAR President RE: Slate of Officer’s & Directors for 2020 and Bylaw Changes This memo serves as official notice to the DAAR membership of the Slate of Directors for election […]

NAR Moves to Dismiss Antitrust Lawsuits; Shows Lawsuits Are Self-Contradictory, Ignore Precedent and Lack Economic Sense

August 16, 2019

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) moved last week to dismiss the Moehrl v. NAR lawsuit and the copycat Sitzer v. NAR lawsuit because both amended complaints fail to show how NAR rules for the operation of Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) inhibit competition or cause the plaintiffs any harm. Moreover, the complaints misrepresent rules which […]

In Memoriam: Barry Harlowe

August 14, 2019

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Barry Harlowe of Lovettsville, who recently passed away. Barry was an associate broker and team leader with Keller Williams in Reston.  A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Thursday, September 12th, 11AM-12PM, Cornerstone Church, 650 Battlefield Pkwy SE, Leesburg and […]

Potential Opening Date Set for Metro to Loudoun

August 8, 2019

According to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), the six-stations, as part of the second phase of the 23-mile Silver to Loudoun County, are projected to open on or about July 16th, 2020. They’ll offer one-seat, no-transfer rides from Loudoun to the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. This is the first time MWAA […]

DAAR YPN Chair Kathleen Stakem Named to Loudoun 40 Under 40

August 2, 2019

DAAR YPN Chair Kathleen Stakem, RE/MAX Select Properties in Ashburn was recently named to the prestigious Loudoun 40 Under 40. In its seventh year, the Loudoun 40 Under 40 awards recognize Loudoun’s rising business and community leaders. The selection committee, comprised of former 40 Under 40 honorees, received more than 150 nominations for this year’s […]

Get the Scoop on Volunteer Leadership!

July 29, 2019

Hosted by the YPN from NVAR, BRAR, DAAR, GCAAR, GPR, & PWAR Come join your Association’s YPN for an educational event at The Barns at Wolf Trap! This event will be a mix of social networking and educational information. There will be a guest panel who will discuss Leadership within local/state/national levels, growing your business as […]

New SentriCard® Renewal Period

July 25, 2019

Did you forget to renew your SentriCard® today? Don’t worry, you will now you have a week to renew it. In response to issues raised regarding the 24-hour renewal period for your SentriCard®, you will now only need to renew your SentriCard® every seven (7) days effective Monday, July 29th. No need to worry about forgetting […]