Latest Washington REALTOR News
  • A long session, but a positive one.

    Summary:

    The 2015 Legislative Session, despite being the longest session on record, was a very positive session for REALTORS.

  • Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation

    Summary:

    National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement of a prosed two-month delay for the implementation of the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or TRID, regulation.

  • Call to Action! Last Push For This Session

    Summary:

    This is the final all member Call to Action launched on the Capital Gains Tax. Please take a few moments and ask your State Legislator to oppose a Capitol Gains Income Tax and help us promote the CTA. It's quick, easy to do, and we need one last big push to defeat this idea this legislative session!

  • 154 Days and Counting...

    Summary:

    We continue to hope to have great news to share with you, but the budget process continues to drag on. As of today (June 16) the Legislature has now been in session for 154 days, and with the potential of a July 1 shutdown, we believe that a deal will be reached very soon. Here is where things stand on the budget, and on one other policy issue:

  • UPDATE: Tentative Agreement Between Senate & House

    Summary:

    But contingency plans being worked on in case an agreement is not reached...

Latest Articles
  • Property Management Q & A

    Summary:

    We are in the process of bringing on a new client to our management company. Our form management agreement contains a lot of references to them indemnifying us from claims and holding us harmless. The potential client says that this seems totally backwards to her. She argues that since we are the ones managing the property, that we should commit to follow the law and indemnify them if we do anything wrong. Can you give me some ammunition to bolster our position?

  • Consult the Coach - Summer 2015

    Summary:

    Dear Coach, I am generally a pretty fearless person, except when it comes to picking up the phone to call my past clients. I don't like when people call me, so I think others won't like it if I call them. I know that calling my past clients is an important way to stay connected. Any ideas on how to get unstuck? Signed, Feeling Stuck

  • The Scoop on Home Inspections

    Summary:

    Do you have the Scoop on Home Inspections? Is there a state law requiring agents to be present at inspections? Is it a conflict of interest for a REALTOR® to use their relative to do inspections? He is licensed. If not, does it need to be disclosed that he is a relative? Having a home inspected by a licensed professional provides buyers with a lot of value and security.

  • Community Connections

    Summary:

    Engaging in a group setting, especially one focused on or in your community, is a fantastic way to meet buyers, sellers and garner referrals. In addition, you can learn new skills and enrich your life while you are making connections.

  • Home Staging 101

    Summary:

    Home staging has been made increasingly popular not only by TV shows about selling homes and designing spaces, but also by real proof that it works. Many homeowners, however, are only vaguely aware of the idea of home staging and surprisingly, the majority of real estate professionals are still not using one of the most effective marketing tools for their listings. Yet, many successful sellers and their REALTORS® will tell you that homes that have lingered unsold on the market for months are often sold within weeks, or even days, once they are home staged.



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