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  • Legislative Successes

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    Coming into the 2017 Legislative Session we knew two things. First, because of a Supreme Court order, the Legislature was going to have to spend significantly more money on K-12 education. Second, we knew that real estate and REALTORS® were in the cross hairs on where that revenue would come from. With a final budget vote taken on June 30th we can now tell you who the winners this session were - schools in our communities and also small businesses like yours.

  • Homes for the Brave


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  • Call to Action - Oppose Increase of the REET

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    Increasing a real estate tax rate that is already one of highest in the country, and is not a fair or stable revenue source, will hurt affordability for homeowners, businesses, and renters. REALTORS® request you oppose increasing the Real Estate Excise Tax.

  • Broker Update: Protecting Business AND Funding Education

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  • Bill Clarke Provides Hirst Update

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    Washington REALTORS® Public Policy Director Bill Clark provides an update and much needed clarification on the Hirst Decision and WR's support for SB5239.

Latest Articles
  • The FOCUS on Real Estate

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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