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Virginia REALTORS® Advocate on Behalf of the Industry

January 26, 2019

The 2019 Virginia General Assembly Session has begun and all of the bills advanced by the Virginia REALTORS® are moving! This session will be ‘short,’ only lasting 46 days. It is scheduled to end on Saturday, February 23rd. Join us in Richmond to help advocate on behalf of your business at the 2019 Virginia REALTORS® […]

Call for Action: Virginia Assembly Health Insurance Legislation

January 25, 2019

On Friday, January 25, 2019, the Virginia REALTORS® launched an all-member Call For Action on several health insurance related bills being considered by the Virginia General Assembly.  While these bills approach the problem in different ways, each could open the door for more coverage options for our members. Senate Bill 1689 (Dunnavant) – Allows certain […]

It’s Time to Share Your Ideas on How to Fix Legislative or Regulatory Issues

January 11, 2019

Are you concerned about an issue that impacts the real estate industry? Do you know of a legislative or regulatory way to help address the issue? Now is the time to let us know! DAAR is developing the 2020 Legislative Positions and we’d like to hear from you! The legislative positions address local, state, and […]

You’re Invited: Learn about Key Transportation Issues in our Region on 1/9, 9:30AM

January 3, 2019

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, members of the Government Affairs Committee will meet with Jason Stanford, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance. The Committee invited Jason in order to learn more about the Alliance’s 2019 legislative and regional priorities, other transportation-related issues that could surface during the 2019 Virginia General Assembly session, and […]

Act Now to Protect Association Health Plans

December 20, 2018

Virginia REALTORS® Action Alert We need your help to protect lower cost health options for you and your family! Earlier this year, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring entered Virginia in a lawsuit against a U.S. Department of Labor ruling that expanded the definition of “employer” to include “working owner” in Association Health Plans (AHP). Virginia […]

New Education Requirements in 2019 for Brokers and New Licensees

October 26, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2019, all brokers and new licensees (1 year or less) will have new education requirements! No hours were added to either broker requirements or PLE, however both have some of the existing hours allocated to specific topics. Brokers Next year, as part of the already required 8 hours of Broker Management & […]

DAAR Member Beckwith Bolle Installed as the 2019 President of the Virginia REALTORS®

September 27, 2018

On September 26, 2018, DAAR joined with hundreds of REALTORS® from across Virginia and celebrated the installation of Beckwith Bolle as the 2019 President of the Virginia REALTORS®. Bolle, a member of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR), was installed during the Virginia REALTORS® convention ACCELERATE 2018 in Norfolk, VA. Beckwith Bolle, Principal Broker […]

October Government Affairs Committee Meeting Guest Speakers: Representatives from the Virginia REALTORS®

September 20, 2018

On October 3, 2018, members of the Government Affairs Committee will meet with two Representatives from the Virginia REALTORS® – Martin Johnson, Senior VP of Government Relations and Erin Barton, Deputy General Counsel. The Committee invited Martin and Erin in order to learn more about their advocacy efforts, the process of developing legislative proposals for the […]

Dedicated Funding Plan for Metro Receives Final Approval in Virginia

April 19, 2018

Virginia will provide $154 million a year to support the Metro transit system. On April 18th, the Virginia General Assembly approved funding for Metro through a combination of existing sources, without an increase in the grantors’ tax (“congestion relief fee”). Throughout the process of approving Metro funding, members of the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® […]

Submit Your Ideas for DAAR’s 2019 Legislative Positions

March 21, 2018

Are you concerned about an issue that impacts the real estate industry? Do you know of a legislative or regulatory way to help address the issue? Now is the time to let us know! DAAR is developing the 2019 Legislative Positions and we’d like to hear from you! The legislative positions address both local and […]