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Most Recent Articles 

  • The FOCUS on Real Estate

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® brought together a group of renowned real estate economists to discuss the potential impacts of the new presidential administration on the industry—both on a national basis, and for the state of Washington. Directed by designated brokers from across the state and moderated by Steve Murray of Real Trends, the assembly revealed interesting insights and opinions into what we can expect for the next 1-2 years.

  • Property Management Q & A - Summer 2017

    Summary:

    One of our property managers recently sent out a text message to tenants stating that she was going on three weeks’ vacation and not to contact her during that period. Unfortunately, she didn’t provide any backup instructions as to who to contact in her absence. A tenant ignored those instructions and directed a notice of intent to vacate to the manager while she was on vacation, but no one knew about it. Our client (the property owner) is angry at us, as they now have an unplanned vacancy. So, where do we stand with the tenant and with our client?

  • Consult the Coach - Summer 2017

    Summary:

    Dear Coach: I have been a real estate broker for over 30 years. I am ready to start winding down my business so I don’t have to deal with this crazy market. The constant, multiple offers required when working with buyers is wearing on me. Thankfully, I have a fairly steady stream of referrals from past clients. It would be an even steadier stream if I called them once in a while. Suggestions?

  • Leverage Your Time by Learning Your Net Rate Per Hour

    Summary:

    There comes a time in every broker’s business when a deal becomes too frustrating, a client becomes too demanding, the broker is showing homes too far out of area and at some point, they throw up their hands and say, “This isn’t worth it!”

  • Six Tips to Create Your Online Story

    Summary:

    The key to getting a high level of engagement, likes, reach and clicks on any platform —depends a lot on the type of content you consistently put out there. It can be a real struggle—day after day, week after week and month after month—to come up with creative content for your social media channels to tell your online story. Here are some of my tried and true favorite tips.

  • RE Statistics - 1st Quarter 2017

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  • Earnest Money: An Old Dog That Teaches New Tricks

    Summary:

    Although earnest money is a subject that has consumed hours of continuing education for many brokers, the logistics of earnest money management is still a high-stakes issue.

  • What NOT to Say: Fair Housing Conversations

    Summary:

    Lack of awareness can cause brokers to inadvertently violate Fair Housing law. Real estate brokers need to avoid making comments that can be construed as "steering," or statements that could steer clients away from, or toward, certain neighborhoods based on race, religion or other protected categories to prevent any implication of housing discrimination.

  • Historic Funding For Education - Big Wins for Small Business and Real Estate

    Summary:

    Heading into the 2017 Legislative Session, our Legislative Steering Committee's goal was to ensure great funding for our schools in a way that ensured continued success for small businesses. The final budget provides historic new funding for education.

  • REALTOR® PROfile - Dominic Pettruzzelli

    Summary:

    Building success through teamwork… North Puget Sound REALTOR®, Dominic Pettruzzelli, credits his success to picking the right team. He also knows that when those around him are empowered and successful, he is too. “Success through others has been my success,” says Pettruzzelli, a REALTOR® and team leader with Keller Williams Western Realty in Bellingham.






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