Statewide Forms Revisions

Washington REALTORS® provides the resources you need to safely navigate any upcoming changes to Washington Statewide Forms.

Statewide Forms Revisions


Effective January 1, 2024

Please Review Legal Bulletin 224 
Revisions to the Real Estate Agency Law (RCW 18.86) take effect on January 1, 2024. The revisions include requiring firms to enter into a brokerage services agreement with their buyer clients, changing the term “dual agent” to “limited dual agent”, requiring buyers and sellers to separately initial consent to an individual broker acting as a limited dual agent, requiring firms to disclose any compensation offered to the firm by another party or firm, and updating the Agency Law pamphlet for consumers. 

Due to these changes, NWMLS is revising the listing agreements and related listing forms, the purchase and sale agreements, and the Buyer Brokerage Services Agreement (Form 41) and related buyer forms. NWMLS will also publish informational handouts for brokers to provide to buyers and prospective renters to inform them of the new requirements. 

To prepare for the upcoming Agency Law changes, please review Legal Bulletin 224 and the related SAMPLE forms (including both clean and redline/blueline copies).  Note that since originally publishing the SAMPLE forms, NWMLS has updated the listing agreements and buyer/tenant agreements to include an acknowledgement that compensation rates are fully negotiable.




Effective July 11, 2023