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  • A long session, but a positive one.

    Summary:

    The 2015 Legislative Session, despite being the longest session on record, was a very positive session for REALTORS.

  • Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation

    Summary:

    National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement of a prosed two-month delay for the implementation of the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or TRID, regulation.

  • Call to Action! Last Push For This Session

    Summary:

    This is the final all member Call to Action launched on the Capital Gains Tax. Please take a few moments and ask your State Legislator to oppose a Capitol Gains Income Tax and help us promote the CTA. It's quick, easy to do, and we need one last big push to defeat this idea this legislative session!

  • 154 Days and Counting...

    Summary:

    We continue to hope to have great news to share with you, but the budget process continues to drag on. As of today (June 16) the Legislature has now been in session for 154 days, and with the potential of a July 1 shutdown, we believe that a deal will be reached very soon. Here is where things stand on the budget, and on one other policy issue:

  • UPDATE: Tentative Agreement Between Senate & House

    Summary:

    But contingency plans being worked on in case an agreement is not reached...

  • CFPB Announcement

    Summary:

    Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) made an announcement...

  • Milestone Reached as Lennox Scott Becomes the First Individual in Washington State to Invest at the Platinum R® Level

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® would like to extend our appreciation to Lennox Scott for achieving a new milestone as the first individual in Washington State to invest at the Platinum R® level of $10,000 to the REALTOR® PAC.

  • FORE!

    Summary:

    After the State Legislature could not reach agreement on the state's 2015-17 Operating Budget by the April 26 end of the regular session, Governor Inslee called a 30-day Special Session that started April 29.

  • So far, so good...

    Summary:

    So far, the 2015 session has been a good session for REALTORS® and their clients.

  • Special Session is Imminent....

    Summary:

    This week marks the final week of the regular legislative session, which will end on Sunday, April 26.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Leadership And Industry Changes: Many Questions With Few Answers

    Summary:

    We have fielded dozens of calls from brokerage leaders as to what underlies all of these changes all within 60 days of each other. Generally, the questions fall into one of two categories: Is there something we should know about the background of these changes? And, will this affect the way business will be done in the future? Along with this question, of course, is how it might affect our business prospects.

  • Become A Category Of One: Maximize Your Referrals

    Summary:

    Why do sales associates spend billions of dollars buying leads and chasing strangers? The research is clear. Buyers and sellers prefer to work with someone they know, like, and trust. That's why, according to REAL Trends 2018 Consumer Study, some 92 percent of consumers say they look for a referral from a friend when selecting a real estate professional.

  • CoreLogic Releases Most Recent HPI Forecast Validation Report

    Summary:

    CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, released its latest CoreLogic HPI Forecast Validation Report that compares its 12-month CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) Forecast to the actual CoreLogic Home Price Index.

  • Website Accessibility Lawsuits Soared In 2018

    Summary:

    Thanks to a 2017 decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ), legal challenges over website accessibility for disabled individuals are a rising threat to companies with an internet presence. The federal law governing website accessibility is Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities in places of "public accommodation" such as offices, retail outlets, and events.

  • Valuing Small- To Medium-sized Brokerage Companies

    Summary:

    It's no secret that the housing bull market is in the rearview mirror — years of sharply rising home prices driven by a lack of inventory already created affordability issues. When you factor in rising interest rates and economic fears driven by tanking stock markets and political turmoil, the housing market is no doubt going to feel it. As existing and new home sales continue to slide, the residential brokerage industry is indeed feeling a bit of a pinch.

  • The Other Side Of Real Estate: The Key To Making Successful Tech Decisions

    Summary:

    Who's the technology decision maker? Ultimately, the broker-owner is the final decision maker at 99 percent of brokerages. But, the size of a brokerage has an impact on how much involvement the broker-owner has in the due diligence and analysis of whether they should say "yes" or "no".

  • Global Residential Property Prices — Prices Will Rise in 2019 at Slower Pace

    Summary:

    Slowing price growth is the story for 2019. Five of the 15 global cities tracked in the Knight Frank Prime Global Forecast—New York, Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai, and Hong Kong—all show zero or negative price growth. Berlin, Madrid, and Paris top the list with price growth of 6 percent, followed by Miami at 5 percent, Vancouver at 3 percent, Los Angeles and Sidney at 2 percent, and Geneva, Melbourne and London at 1 percent.

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