Agency Law Resources

Chapter 18.86 RCW is Washington’s real estate agency law, which governs various legal requirements for brokers and firms providing real estate brokerage services. This law has not been revised for more than 25 years, and should be updated to reflect consumer expectations and industry practices. Washington REALTORS® is developing legislation that would amend the agency law to increase transparency and improve consumer understanding of real estate brokerage practices.

WR has conducted exhaustive research on this topic, including a Presidential Advisory Group appointed by 2022 President Cheri Daniels. Below is some of the documentation on the issues that Washington REALTORS has used to communicate with members and support the decision to move forward with changes to the existing agency law.

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