REALTOR® Benefits

Founded in 1962, the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR), located in Ashburn, Virginia, works to provide members with effective business tools, lifelong professional development and consistent business support. DAAR’s focus is on YOUR BUSINESS and the community you serve. Make the most of the following benefits of membership:

EDUCATION

Free Continuing Education and Discounted PLE Take advantage of this member-only benefit taught by top-notch instructors to enhance your knowledge. This does not include designation, specialty or GRI courses offering renewal hours.

Industry Designations and Certifications Increase your skills, proficiency, and knowledge through a variety of designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors.

RECHARGE Conference and Expo Our all-day annual conference showcases the best in real estate practices and services.

Economic Summit and Housing Forecast Our Economic Summit offers valuable insight on the national, regional and local housing market from some of the most renowned economic experts in the country.

Business Building Courses Stay up to date with the latest strategies, techniques and tools to grow your business by taking a variety of workshops and classes focused on lead generation, marketing, effective technology and buyer and seller trends.

Instructor Opportunities Showcase your expertise and become a member of the DAAR Real Estate School faculty.

BUSINESS TOOLS

SentriLock® Lockbox Services SentriLock®, the leading electronic lockbox manufacturer and service provider for the real estate industry, makes showing and selling properties safe and efficient.  Purchase your subscription and access personalized training, support and tools.

Bright MLS Gain access to your success by joining Bright MLS, our region’s Multiple Listing Service. As a member of DAAR, you, you qualify for the lower rate.

NVAR Contract Forms via ZipForms Receive discounted access to local forms via zipforms.com. Only $20 for REALTOR members. Brokerage accounts heavily discounted.  Download the flyer for more information.

REALTOR® Store Take advantage of member-only pricing for real estate products at our retail store.

Loudoun Broker’s Opens REALTORS® are invited to advertise and share information about their broker’s opens to over a thousand REALTORS® on a dedicated Facebook group administered by DAAR.

REALTORS Property Resource Complimentary access to RPR which provides REALTORS with data, tools and reports to help clients and close more deals.

Online REALTOR® Directory and Profile Members can keep their real estate profile up-to-date for within our “Find a REALTOR” search engine.

REALTOR.COM Profile Build your online presence now by claiming your free profile on REALTOR.COM.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

 Mediation/Arbitration and Ombudsman Services – DAAR promotes ethical business practices with a forum for complaints and recourse for satisfaction, if justified. This service saves members thousands of dollars in legal costs arbitrating business disputes. In the minds of the consumers, abiding by a Code of Ethics is a prominent reason for using the services of a REALTOR® instead of a Real Estate salesperson.

Required Codes of Ethics Training  Free in-class instruction includes error-free compliance reporting to DPOR and NAR.

Handling REALTOR Disputes If a problem cannot be resolved informally, there is a complaint process for educating and disciplining members who are found in violation of rules.

ADVOCACY

Protection from Onerous Legislation and Regulation DAAR is your voice in local, state and national government real estate issues, offering members the opportunity for direct involvement.

Support of Industry Friendly Candidates DARPAC supports candidates who support real estate issues and a favorable business environment in Loudoun County and in the Virginia General Assembly.

Leadership, Committee and Community  Involvement DAAR committees help you develop leadership skills and make valuable contacts. Members can help shape the industry and REALTOR organization’s future.

RESOURCES

Legal Hotline Access to a team of expert legal professionals at the Virginia REALTORS who stand ready to answer your real estate questions.

Technology Hotline  Access support for hardware, software, networking and digital devices. Members can contact friendly and knowledgeable analysts via phone, e-mail, or online chat for help with any device. The Tech Hotline will troubleshoot problems and offer solutions, often by ‘remoting in’ to your computer while you relax. The customer care team can advise you on hardware and software purchasing, and most importantly, they are especially attuned to your needs as a REALTOR®.

Inman Select Knowledge is power. Keep you in the know with leading edge information and resources included in your membership.

Awards and Industry Recognition Build business awareness based on your outstanding achievements in the industry at the annual DAAR REALTOR® Awards event.

Market Statistics Share the latest monthly market statistics analysis for Loudoun County prepared by George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis.

Classroom and Board Room Complimentary Rental REALTOR® members enjoy complimentary use of these rooms for sales and client meetings.  Advance reservations required.

Discounts Discounted prices on life, medical, dental, disability income, and errors & omissions insurance options are available through selected vendors.  Visit NAR’s REALTOR Benefits Program and the NAR Member Value Plus (MVP) Program for more information.

COMMUNICATIONS

Online Communications DAAR’s website www.dullesarea.com is loaded with searchable information on events and other Association news as well as the many services provided by DAAR. DAAR also maintains a presence on social media sites including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

DAAR eNews A bi-weekly e-newsletter is sent to keep members up-to-date with happenings in the local real estate market and with DAAR activities and notices.