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Get the Facts 04.16.24

It's Crunch Time, REALTORS®... Register for Draft Like a Lawyer ASAP! 

Join us on April 23rd-24th, 2024 at the Center Place Regional Event Center in Spokane for Draft Like a Lawyer!

Not sure what value this course could bring? Here's what you can anticipate:

  • Continuous Improvement: Elevate your expertise with each iteration of the course. Discover new techniques, gain fresh perspectives, and refine your approach to drafting and using purchase agreements.

  • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Real estate is a dynamic field, constantly evolving with changing laws and market trends. Taking Draft Like a Lawyer ensures you're always equipped with the latest strategies and best practices to excel in today's landscape.

  • Network and Collaborate: Connect with fellow professionals who share your passion for excellence and education. Exchange thoughts, share experiences, and forge lasting relationships that enrich your professional network.

  • Earn More, Learn More: With 16CE available, each version of Draft Like a Lawyer not only enhances your skills but also boosts your credentials, demonstrating your commitment to continuous learning and growth.

Registration closes Monday, April 22nd at 12:00PM. Reserve your spot before it's too late! 

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SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Owners in Property Fee Dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the government cannot demand hefty development fees from property owners in exchange for building permits. The case is being hailed by NAR®, and other housing groups, as a major victory for property rights in a fight against what’s been called “exorbitant fees” tacked onto permit approvals in new development projects. Read more about the ruling below. 

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Take the Bias Override Course for FREE on April 30th!
Elevate your professionalism with Bias Override! WR members can take this 3.0 clock-hour class for FREE to learn the roots of bias in real estate, master strategies to sidestep fair housing pitfalls & more.
The course helps real estate professionals interrupt stereotypical thinking so they can avoid fair housing pitfalls and provide equal professional service to every customer or client! Participants will examine the history of bias in real estate, learn about the mind science of identity, study how implicit bias can result in fair housing violations, and engage in interactive exercises to enhance communication skills and business relationships with clients of all backgrounds.

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ICYMI: Watch WR's 2024 Legislative Recap!
Tune into this DBrief update, where WR's Government Affairs Director, Mary Hull-Drury, and WR Director of Public Policy, Bill Clarke provide our legislative recap of the 2024 session! Learn about our association’s legislative progress in the last session and get the inside scoop on our legislative agenda for 2025. 
If you'd like more information about our legislative priorities or have any questions for our government affairs team, visit our Government Affairs page here

Watch Recap

One Final Round of Applause for our 2023 WR® Award Nominees & Finalists! 
Help us as we continue congratulating our 2023 Washington REALTOR® Award Nominees! Our association is FULL of passionate, dedicated individuals who work hard every day on behalf of their consumers, colleagues, and communities. Thank you all for your commitment and service! 
Stay tuned! Award winners will be announced this Wednesday, April 17th, during our Spring Business Conference! For more information about our nominees and finalists, visit the link below. 

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Legal Hotline Q & A of the Week 

04.16.24 Q & A