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WR ADVOCATES ON YOUR BEHALF...

What does that really mean to you? REALTORS® are constantly facing forces from many directions that threaten their profession. Threats to housing incentives and programs, increased regulations, lack of available financing and inventory shortages are only a few of the issues that REALTORS® confront every day.

Washington REALTORS® work on your behalf so that you can practice real estate with the assurance that someone is protecting you and your clients. Want to see how we accomplish this? Come to our conferences, fundraisers, capitol visits and more. There are plenty of opportunities for networking, too. Get involved in advocacy related committees. These committees are full of hard-working, dedicated individuals with the single goal of protecting REALTORS® & their clients. Some more recent successes...

WR has helped pass legislation that increases the supply of homes. 
WR defeated legislation that would negatively impact your independent contractor status.
WR defeated legislation that would have increased the B&O Tax for REALTORS®.

Learn more about REALTORS PAC and Government Affairs
 

Government Affairs News

  • Washington REALTORS® Statement on Kathy Lambert Political Campaign Mailer

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® condemn the Lambert campaign’s mail piece, support the Seattle King County REALTORS® decision to rescind their endorsement of Lambert, and call on the Lambert campaign to return the contribution our PAC made to her campaign.

  • 2021 Legislative Session Report

    Summary:

    On the evening of Sunday, April 26th the Washington State Legislature adjourned Sine Die and put an end to the 2021 Legislative Session. It was a unique session in many regards.

  • STATE B&O TAX UPDATE

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® has been made aware of direction from the Department of Revenue that is circulating among the real estate community regarding State B&O Tax rates.

  • Legislative Day Recap

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® thanks the almost 500 REALTORS® and Affiliates who showed up for the WR Legislative Day event on January 22-23rd.

  • Broker Alert: B&O Tax Letter

    Summary:

    B&O Tax Notice sent to some real estate firms from Washington Department of Revenue is in error...

  • UPDATE: Expiring Flood Insurance Program

    Summary:

    NAR is working with Congressional leaders and the White House to secure a long-term reauthorization of NFIP...