News & Media
Congratulations NAR Committee Appointees
Congratulations and thank you to the following Washington REALTOR® Members and staff on their appointment to NAR's 2024 committee!
Remembering Donna Wright
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of Donna Wright's passing on 11/29/2023 in Spokane, Washington. Donna was not only a dedicated REALTOR® but also a true leader in our industry for over 40 years.
Register Now For 2024 Legislative Days
Registration is now live so don't wait to secure your spot for this exciting two-day event designed for members to be a part of the advocacy effort as we meet with Washington lawmakers to help them understand the challenges REALTORS® and consumers face in the market.
105 MORE Ways Agents Who Are REALTORS® Are Worth Every Penny of Their Compensation
In addition to the list of 179 Ways agents who are REALTORS® are worth every penny, the National Association of Realtors® has compiled 105 more talking points designed to resonate with your clients, further substantiating the value that you as REALTORS® bring to the table. Embrace these resources, use them confidently as talking points, and let your unparalleled dedication speak volumes to those you serve.
179 Ways Agents Who Are REALTORS® Are Worth Every Penny of Their Compensation
As the real estate landscape awaits significant change in 2024, it's crucial for you to be able to articulate your value with unwavering confidence. To empower you in showcasing your worth to clients, the National Association of Realtors® has compiled an exhaustive list—179 ways you contribute to the home buying or selling process.
Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
November is a time to recognize and honor the diverse traditions, cultures, and invaluable contributions of Native Americans. Native American Heritage Month, also referred to as American Indian or Alaska Native Heritage Month, has been officially observed since 1990, recognizing the remarkable contributions of Indigenous peoples.
After the Verdict... Succeeding in the New Real Estate World
This is a time of rapid change in our industry, requiring calm and well-reasoned decision-making. Good decision-making requires a clear understanding of the facts, challenges, and opportunities.
Statement from Washington REALTORS® President Alisha Harrison on the Burnett v. NAR et al Jury Verdict
Following the Burnett v. NAR verdict, Washington REALTORS® highlights its proactive approach to industry changes, emphasizing the forthcoming transparency-focused Agency Law effective January 1, 2024. The association provides resources and educational tools to assist brokers with the transition. Washington REALTORS® President, Alisha Harrison, expresses gratitude to members and reaffirms the organization's commitment to excellence.
Explaining REALTOR® Value to Your Brokers
There are an abundance of challenges headlining our industry and especially around the dues billing period, some of your brokers might question the value they’re getting as members of the REALTOR® Association.
The Verdict Is In...Burnett Questions Answered
After an 11-day trial in the case of Burnett v. NAR et al, the eight-person jury in a Kansas City, Mo., federal courtroom, came back Tuesday and found NAR and other corporate defendants liable in the case.
WR Wins Silver Global Achievement Program Award
We are pleased to announce that Washington REALTORS® has been awarded the Silver Global Achievement Program Award!
Southwest WA Member Spotlight: Isaiah Johnston
We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on Isaiah Johnston, a rising star from Southwest Washington who has left an undeniable mark on the REALTOR® association. Isaiah's unwavering dedication and enthusiasm set him apart, and his accomplishments are worth celebrating. Isaiah made remarkable strides in his first year as a major investor, showcasing a level of dedication and enthusiasm that truly sets him apart from the rest.
Eastern WA Member Spotlight: Abbey Parsons
Coming from Eastern Washington, we're excited to spotlight Abbey Parsons, a multifaceted professional who has gracefully transitioned from a career as a ballet dancer and hotel manager into the world of real estate. Since embracing Spokane and its vibrant community in 2011, she has built enduring personal and professional connections, truly embodying the motto, "Helping families find their way home."
South Puget Sound Member Spotlight: Gina Madeya
From the heart of Central Puget Sound, WR is proud to spotlight Gina Madeya. Gina has made remarkable contributions to her state and local real estate community and her list of achievements is inspiring.
Multicultural Member Spotlight: Tony Lopez
WR couldn't be more excited to spotlight Antonio (Tony) Lopez, a real estate professional who has spent over 20 years in the industry, bringing his experience and entrepreneurial spirit to the forefront. In 2016, he founded Fresh Look in Bellevue, WA, and set out on a mission to elevate brokers to new heights.
Eastern WA Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Beatty
WR is delighted to spotlight Elizabeth Beatty, an individual with deep roots in the REALTOR® association and an unwavering commitment to its members.
Southwest WA Member Spotlight: Tracie Choate
Coming from the Southwest side of Washington State, please help us spotlight Tracie Choate, an exemplary leader with an unwavering commitment to her community!
Navigating the Burnett v. NAR Trial: Resources and Reminders
In light of the ongoing Burnett v. NAR trial, we wanted to highlight the importance of staying informed while also avoiding undue alarm amidst the deluge of media reports. NAR President, Tracy Kasper, has shared some valuable insights and reminders to ensure that we remain focused and united as we navigate these uncertain times.