The District of Columbia Association of REALTORS® is proud to announce its 2021 REALTOR® of the Year: Kymber Lovett-Menkiti

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The 2021 District of Columbia Association of REALTORS®’ REALTOR® of the Year is Kymber Lovett-Menkiti. She served as DCAR’s 2020 president and has been a DCAR board member since 2017. She is president of Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP) in Washington, D.C. and is also the regional director of Keller Williams for the Maryland/D.C. region. Prior… Read more »

Exclusive DCAR virtual presentaton with NY Times Bestselling Author and Speaker Shawn Achor!

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Are you looking to be more successful? In this exclusive virtual presentation, New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor will discuss his research about how happiness, optimism and social connection are the fuel that yield higher success rates. Learn how to incorporate Shawn’s formula for success to unlock your potential and create a more positive… Read more »

Registration now open for DCAR’s Inclusionary Zoning Speaker Series, Thurs. Sept. 9 at 11:30 am

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DCAR Speaker Series: Inclusionary Zoning with Gene Bulmash, Program Manager for the Department of Housing and Community Development Thursday, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. The District of Columbia is using an array of tools to meet the city’s housing affordability challenge – including inclusionary zoning (IZ), which has received a lot of attention… Read more »

DC Council one step closer to passing District’s FY22 budget; DCAR opposes income tax increase

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On August 3, the D.C. Council held the final vote on the FY22 budget. The final step is passage of the Budget Support Act, the statutory piece of the budget, on Aug. 10. Key highlights include: An income tax increase on higher-income individuals. $24 million to help low-income first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing… Read more »

Apply for DCAR REALTOR® of the Year now through Aug. 27

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Nominations for the District of Columbia Association of REALTORS®’ REALTOR® of the Year Award are now open! Earning this distinction from your state-level association is an incredible honor, one that will make you stand out among your colleagues – not to mention with potential clients! Who can be nominated? Nominees must be primary DCAR members who… Read more »

NAR highlights DCAR’s rent control success

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When the Housing Committee of the D.C. City Council attempted to pass a raft of rent control legislation at the end of 2020, DCAR pushed back with a Call for Action that prompted nearly 300 messages from REALTOR® members and the public, ultimately sparing property owners from further restrictions for the time being. Read the… Read more »

DCAR achieves RPAC Triple Crown

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DCAR is proud to announce that, for 2020, we achieved the Triple Crown – for the third year in a row!   The Triple Crown recognizes state associations that meet their state-specific REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) goals during the past year (Jan 1– Dec 31 annually). Congratulations to our RPAC Fundraising Committee and thanks… Read more »

Announcing… DCAR’s 2020 REALTOR® of the Year!

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Licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia, Chris Suranna with RLAH Real Estate has been selling real estate since 2004. He was the 2018 President of the DC Association of REALTORS® and currently sits on the GCAAR Board of Directors. He is the recipient of the 2020 DCAR REALTOR® of the Year award. Always seeking out new opportunities to grow, Chris has held volunteer positions on… Read more »