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MOST RECENT NEWS

  • Broker Update: Protecting Business AND Funding Education

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  • Bill Clarke Provides Hirst Update

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    Washington REALTORS® Public Policy Director Bill Clark provides an update and much needed clarification on the Hirst Decision and WR's support for SB5239.

  • Call for Action Launched!

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    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

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    Washington REALTORS® submits for building permit...

  • Washington Real Estate Commission Opportunity

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    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

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

  • REALTORS® Commemorate Fair Housing in April

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    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

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

  • Broker Alert: Update on Hirst v. Whatcom County

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

  • Call Before You Dig & Real Estate Signage

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    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...

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • REALTOR® Profile, Jennica Holmquist

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    When you talk to Jennica Holmquist, it is readily apparent that this is a real estate professional who doesn’t let much stand in her way, get her down or keep her from moving ahead.

  • Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Brokerage

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  • Consult the Coach, Autumn 2018

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    My managing broker asked me to mentor a new broker in our office. Since I have never done this before, I am not sure the best way to go about helping this broker. I wasn’t given a lot of direction. What do you suggest?

  • How to Run More Effective Facebook Ads

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    FACEBOOK ADS have changed dramatically over the past few years, but they are still one of the best tools brokers have for targeting their key audience, building brand recognition and generating leads. Here are a few steps that can make a big difference and make your Facebook ads more effective.

  • Brokerage Tech? Old School Predictive Analytics Generate Move Scores

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    Predictive analytics is one of the new sciences that is capturing the imagination of our industry. One can use big data to analyze everything from social media and credit card activity to demographics and GPS movements; data scientists predict who is most likely to buy and sell real estate in the next year. Then, they sell this data as leads to real estate professionals and real estate companies.

  • THE AGE OF AMAZON - LESSON 6: WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE DATA?

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    Big data. Artificial intelligence. Predictive analytics. We hear these buzzwords a lot. In many ways, the real estate industry has been practicing in these three fields for years. What is the MLS? Who are Broker Metrics, Real Data and TrendGraphix and what do they provide? What about your profit and loss statement? Isn't that big data?

  • Profits & Recruiting: Data Tells A Story

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    REAL Trends team members Scott Wright and Alicia Vivian manage the valuation, merger and acquisition efforts for our company and are deeply involved in developing benchmark tools for our clients based on the significant data that we collect. We get data not only from our valuation work but also from the REAL Trends 500, our agent rankings in The Thousand and America's Best Real Estate Agents and other company assessment work.

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