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You’re Invited: Learn About the Plan to Address the Unmet Housing Needs in Loudoun County, 10/2, 9:30AM

September 20, 2019

We all know about the increased need for housing in Loudoun County. What you might not know is that the County is working to address this issue. Join us on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, when the DAAR Government Affairs Committee meets with Loudoun County officials to discuss development of a strategic plan to address the […]

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 […]

Mark Miller Honored for His Community Service!

September 5, 2019

Congratulations to DAAR member Mark Miller, Long & Foster, Ashburn, who was honored by the Board of Supervisors for his dedication to Loudoun County. Miller has volunteered for the last eight years with the Loudoun County’s Public Library Board of Trustees, serving as Chairman of that Board for the last six years. In addition to […]

Recession? Housing is Likely OK

September 5, 2019

Recession fears are growing, and that may prompt some Americans—who are still haunted by the last one—to get skittish about the housing market. Don’t expect another “real estate fire sale” if the economy heads into another recession, economists say. “This is going to be a much shorter recession than the last one,” George Ratiu, senior […]

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 […]

Shape the Future of the Industry: Join a DAAR Committee

August 15, 2019

DAAR members who serve on committees and work groups make the policy decisions that help shape the Association’s direction and the real estate industry. What’s in it for you? Association leadership offers a host of personal and professional growth opportunities! Here are just a few: Ignite Your Potential: Develop organizational, decision-making, and leadership skills Be […]

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 […]