DCAR Public Policy Committee application open now through Dec. 8

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Do you have a passion for public policy? Or a desire to work with local policymakers to consider measures that make a difference in your community? Now is your chance to apply to serve on the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS®’ Public Policy Committee! The Public Policy Committee works with the DCAR Government Affairs team… Read more »

DCAR-endorsed candidates sweep D.C. elections

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All 10 candidates endorsed by the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® are projected to win.* DCAR supported the following candidates: U.S. Congress: Eleanor Holmes Norton, PROJECTED WINNER Mayor: Muriel Bowser, PROJECTED WINNER Attorney General: Brian Schwalb, PROJECTED WINNER Council Chairman: Phil Mendelson, PROJECTED WINNER Council At-Large: Anita Bonds, PROJECTED WINNER Council At-Large: Kenyan McDuffie,… Read more »

DCAR announces candidates for 2023 Board of Directors

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We are honored to announce the candidates for our 2023 DCAR Board of Directors! In compliance with Article IX, Section 1 of our District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) bylaws, the DCAR Nominating Committee has nominated the following individuals to offices on the 2023 board, as indicated, subject to their election by the membership. The election will… Read more »

D.C. Association of REALTORS® announces 2022 general election endorsements

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Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson among endorsed candidates for Nov. 8 general election   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) has endorsed Mayor Muriel Bowser and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for re-election, Brian Schwalb for D.C. Attorney General, as well as six candidates who… Read more »

D.C. Council passes remote notary bill

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In a win for REALTORS® and the public, the D.C. Council passed legislation on July 12 that allows public notaries to certify paper copies of electronic records and to notarize documents virtually. During testimony at the bill’s first hearing in March 2022, DCAR emphasized the need for flexibility and access to individuals seeking notarial services… Read more »

DCAR announces 2022 primary election endorsements

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State REALTOR® association endorses Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), four Democrats in June 21 Council primaries; no endorsements in two contests The District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® (DCAR) has endorsed Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) for re-election, as well as four candidates who are competing in primaries for the D.C. Council’s June 21 election. The selected… Read more »

D.C. Council passes housing bill, DCAR successful at watering down major provisions

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This week, the D.C. Council passed an omnibus bill that makes permanent many of the landlord-tenant provisions contained in the public health emergency legislation. Despite the new law, DCAR was successful at working with councilmembers to roll back/modify several large items found in the bill dealing with application fees, basic business license requirements, credit reporting… Read more »

DCAR testifies before D.C. Council committee hearing on Real Estate Commission oversight

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Today, DCAR CEO Scott Reiter testified before the D.C. Council’s Committee on Housing and Executive Administration, chaired by Councilmember Anita Bonds, on a variety of topics important to our DCAR members. Today’s meeting was part of Chair Bond’s annual oversight of the D.C. Real Estate Commission. DCAR asked the Commission to continue allowing virtual classes… Read more »