LATEST NEWS & ARTICLES

MOST RECENT NEWS

  • Good News on Hirst!

    Summary:

    The Governor has signed SB6091, a REALTOR® supported bill written to fix the State Supreme Court’s Hirst Growth Management Act decision regarding water availability for new private wells.

  • Big News On Tax Reform

    Summary:

    In the anticipation of passage of the final tax reform package late tonight or night or early tomorrow morning, Washington REALTORS® President Margo Willis issued the following statement:

  • REALTORS®' Position on Tax Reform

    Summary:

    We've received a lot of inquiries from members and the public regarding our position on Tax Reform...

  • Misinformation on Tax Reform

    Summary:

    Tackling misinformation spread by Heritage Action for America regarding Tax Reform.

  • Call For Action #TaxReform

    Summary:

    Do no harm to Homeownership! Take action with a few very simple steps to let Congress know that you want to protect tax incentives for homeowners.

  • Washington state median house prices at record level of $337,700

    Summary:

    Washington state’s housing market showed the continuing effects of high demand in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Washington Center for Real Estate Research.

  • Legislative Successes

    Summary:

    Coming into the 2017 Legislative Session we knew two things. First, because of a Supreme Court order, the Legislature was going to have to spend significantly more money on K-12 education. Second, we knew that real estate and REALTORS® were in the cross hairs on where that revenue would come from. With a final budget vote taken on June 30th we can now tell you who the winners this session were - schools in our communities and also small businesses like yours.

  • Homes for the Brave


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  • Ask a REALTOR®

    Summary:

    The Thanksgiving Season is a time when we celebrate what we are thankful for. For Many, that includes the home...

  • Call to Action - Oppose Increase of the REET

    Summary:

    Increasing a real estate tax rate that is already one of highest in the country, and is not a fair or stable revenue source, will hurt affordability for homeowners, businesses, and renters. REALTORS® request you oppose increasing the Real Estate Excise Tax.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Slaying Giants: Keeping Your Clients in the Age of Big Tech

    Summary:

    You can’t out-market a billionaire. This is a growing acknowledgement in the conversations I have with venture capital-driven technology companies throughout the real estate industry.

  • Don't Just Make a Business Plan, Create an Action Plan

    Summary:

    Here are the top eight items that a business plan should include...

  • What is WUCIOA and Why Should I Care?

    Summary:

    On July 1, 2018, a new law took effect. The Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act is found at RCW 64.90 and is best known by its acronym, WUCIOA...

  • My Life-Changing Open House Moment

    Summary:

    Open houses and showing homes are simply a part of a real estate broker’s everyday business. In fact, most of us don’t think much of the very vulnerable position we put ourselves in almost every day.

  • Give the Cape a Break, Focus on Your Business

    Summary:

    REALTORS® are natural helpers. It’s an admirable trait, and invaluable to those that you help. It can also simultaneously become a hindrance to your productivity.

  • Market Research, Autumn 2018

    Summary:

    Market Research - real estate and housing related statistics provided by the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies

  • Property Management Q & A, Autumn 2018

    Summary:

    It seems that there are more and tenants requesting to have a service animal. In fact, more and more of the verifications we are receiving seem to be from online “letter mills.” What recourse do we have when we receive one of these letters?

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