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Welcome Christine Aurigema, DAAR’s New Communication and Marketing Manager!

December 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Christine Aurigema is the new Communications and Marketing Manager effective Monday, December 16th, 2019.  Her primary responsibilities include managing DAAR’s marketing, member communications, community services, awards and YPN programs.  She will also serve as the liaison to the Community Services Committee, Awards Committee and Young Professional Network. Wendy has over […]

Discovering Commercial Real Estate

December 11, 2019

March 19, 2020 – 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. NAR’s Discovering Commercial Real Estate Frank Dillow, Senior Commercial Broker This course offers a broad overview of the basics of commercial real estate and how it differs from residential real estate. Students will be able to distinguish and understand the broker’s role and discover the different types of […]

Get Ready to Increase Your Listings and Grow Your Business

December 11, 2019

Join DAAR on March 12-13, 2020 for a two day SRS designation course!   This is a two day class where you can earn a designation that is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria. The SRS Designation Course will redefine your […]

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 […]

NAR Code of Ethics Course Requirement Now Every Three Years

December 5, 2019

In 2019, NAR’s Board of Directors approved a change to the Code of Ethics (COE) training requirement, extending it from every two years to every three years. This extends the current cycle deadline from Dec. 31, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.  REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. […]

A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping: Complete Your CE in January for FREE at DAAR

December 4, 2019

DAAR’s Real Estate School is dedicated to meeting the needs of your professional development by offering more classes and seminars designed to give you the resources and knowledge to stay on top of your business. DAAR is offering in-classroom industry leading CE courses designed to fulfill all 16 required hours within two days for Sales Agents […]

Helping Hands for the Holidays!

December 2, 2019

It’s a Wrap! Please join the DAAR Community Service Committee for their last hands-on event for the year to help wrap gifts for the Mobile Hope Holiday Party! When:  Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:00pm-5:00pm (Anytime during these hours is appreciated!  No need to register in advance.  Drop-ins are welcome!) Where:  Mobile Hope Office 741 Miller […]

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 […]