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  • Call for Action Launched!

    Summary:

    On Monday, April 24, Governor Inslee called the 2017 Legislature into a 30-day Special Session to negotiate the 2017-2019 Operating Budget and to comply with the Supreme Court’s McCleary education funding decision. Washington REALTORS® recently launched an extensive media campaign opposing real estate tax increases. And while the budget and taxes will have top priority in the Special Session, we need you to ask your legislator for action on two important policy issues during the Special Session: fixing the Hirst water rights decision and addressing housing supply and homelessness funding.

  • WR Submits Permit

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® submits for building permit...

  • Washington Real Estate Commission Opportunity

    Summary:

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee will be appointing a new member to the Washington Real Estate Commission later this summer when Commissioner George Pilant of Tacoma concludes his twelve years on the Commission.

  • Fix Hirst

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® supports SB 5239 to help fix the Hirst decision.

  • REALTORS® Commemorate Fair Housing in April

    Summary:

    REALTORS® are the leading advocates for housing and protecting the dream of home ownership and we join the nation every year in recognizing Fair Housing Month in April.

  • NEW Event App for #2017SBC

    Summary:

    NEW, improved, and native! Washington REALTORS® Events App

  • Broker Alert: Update on Hirst v. Whatcom County

    Summary:

    Broker Alert on the impacts in Washington State & legislative efforts.

  • Call Before You Dig & Real Estate Signage

    Summary:

    Are sign companies or real estate brokers subject to the "call before you dig" statute when digging a post hole for a yard sign? We have answers...

  • CALL FOR ACTION: Support SB 5239

    Summary:

    REALTORS®, we just launched a Call to Action! Support SB 5239 (Warnick/Takko) to help resolve chaos throughout Washington State concerning the availability of water from single household wells for new homes. This is a critical issue so please read more and take action here...

  • Demystifying Local Planning

    Summary:

    REALTORS® are encouraged to attend one of the three-hour local planning workshops that have been scheduled in several locations.

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  • Coming Soon: Transparency, Scrutiny and More Mandated Professionalism

    Summary:

    The world is becoming more transparent by the day. Our personal and professional lives are monitored by cameras, apps, traffic trackers, and cookies. While the tremendous growth of accessible data has brought great transparency, it can also create liability.

  • A Marketer's Guide To Generation Z

    Summary:

    As a Millennial, I can firmly state that I am ready for the next generation to enter into the public spotlight. I'm sure this is true of each young age, but I am tired of being treated as a walking, talking buzzword. This brings up the question of who is next? As Gen Z starts to acquire purchasing power, they are not drawing the type of attention that has long been bestowed on Millennials.

  • CRE List: 10 Issues Impacting Real Estate

    Summary:

    The Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE®) professional association announced its annual Top Ten Issues Affecting Real EstateTM List for 2018-2019. Today's issues will impact your decisions over the next ten years. Here are the top 10.

  • Recruiting Redux

    Summary:

    While we are swamped with tech news, the real battle that's going on has little to do with technology and much to do about who is doing the best in recruiting new talent. We have commented before that, from our perspective, there are three main things a brokerage has to do to succeed: recruit talent, develop that talent and spend less than you have coming in.

  • The Age Of Amazon, Lesson 4: New Business Models

    Summary:

    A time is coming where brokerage firms will have to pick which spot to excel in, what services to offer and who and how to employ those who will deliver service. There is no right or wrong in the choice. A brokerage services firm cannot be a specialty firm and a mass market retailer all at the same time.

  • An Analysis: Women In Real Estate Leadership

    Summary:

    When you look at the real estate industry, at its surface, you can see why the rumblings about it being a boy's club are so pervasive. After all, the leaders of the ten largest brokerage firms in the nation are men. But, I've interviewed a plethora of top female leaders and, at REAL Trends, four of the top six company leaders are women. So, I wondered, what are the numbers? Is real estate leadership a boy's club?

  • Is it Stellar Service or Extraordinary Risk?

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