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Need to Know: New Law Regulating Real Estate Teams – Effective 1/1/19

October 11, 2018

Are you working as a real estate team?  A new law approved during 2018 Virginia General Assembly session, and supported by the Virginia REALTORS®, as part of their legislative agenda, clarifies the definition of teams, requires teams to obtain a business entity license and requires brokerage agreements to include the name and contact information of the […]

Share the Warmth: Donate a Coat or Blanket Today!

October 10, 2018

The DAAR Community Service Committee is conducting a Winter Warmth program benefiting LAWS, Mobile Hope and the Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter.  Over the past year, Loudoun County homelessness has increased 18.5 percent.*  As the weather grows colder, many, including children, will need warm clothing and bedding for the winter. We are collecting gently worn and clean […]

MRIS Conversion Process to Bright MLS Begins October 15th

October 10, 2018

The MRIS conversion to Bright MLS begins next week.  Bright MLS will convert subscribers by county of their office location, beginning October 15th, with a three-week preview period and conversion date of November 5th, for Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City, VA and then October 22th, with a three week preview […]

DAAR Members Give Back!-Over $2,500 Donated to Local Charity

October 5, 2018

Over 65 REALTORS® and guests gathered on Thursday, October 4th, at Dog Money Restaurant & Brewery in Leesburg, VA for DAAR’s Fall Mix and Mingle and Silent Auction. The networking event was held to help raise money in support of DeShong’s Gift Back, a local charity in Loudoun County. Auction items were donated by area businesses and were procured by […]

IRS to Issue Clarification on Client Meal Deductibility under New Tax Law

October 4, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service is working on guidance that would clarify the deductibility of expenses for client meals under the new tax law, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, this guidance is expected to say that the cost of business meals will be 50 percent deductible, even when those meals are purchased […]

Do You Golf? We’d Like to Know!

September 19, 2018

Attention All Golfers! We are pleased to announce that the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® will conduct a Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Habitat for Humanity and the Dulles Area REALTORS® Political Action Committee in 2019. DAAR will continue the tradition of supporting these pro-homeownership groups by conducting the tournament once again for the twentieth year. […]

Beckwith Bolle to be Installed as 2019 President of the Virginia REALTORS®

September 18, 2018

Beckwith Bolle, Principal Broker and Owner of Carter Braxton Preferred Properties, who served as 2013 DAAR President and held numerous leadership positions within the Virginia REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®, will be installed as the 2019 President of the Virginia REALTORS® this week. The annual installation and awards ceremony will take place at the […]

Coming Soon: 5 Can’t Miss Features in Bright MLS

September 7, 2018

While subscribers wait for MRIS and Bright MLS to merge their systems in October and November (exact dates TBD), we will begin highlighting features of the new upcoming system that you will be able to use for your business! According to Bright MLS, here are 5 innovative features you’ll be able to access: Matrix 360: […]

REALTOR Safety: 10 Tips for Holding a Safe Open House

September 7, 2018

Open houses can be a great sales tool—but hosting one also exposes you to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Take these steps to stay safe: 1. If possible, always try to have at least one other person working with you at the open house. 2. Check your cell phone’s strength and signal prior to the […]

DAAR Public Policy Forum: Future of Health Insurance for REALTORS®

August 31, 2018

Do not miss this unique opportunity to receive the latest updates on national legislative and regulatory efforts to expand access to affordable health insurance coverage. You will also gain valuable insight about navigating health insurance options. Join us on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 10-11:30 am. Attendance is free for DAAR members, $20 for Non-Members: […]