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  • Low-cost Models: Is The Brokerage Value Proposition Under Attack?

    Summary:

    It's time to invest in human capital rather than physical infrastructure. Today's headlines include stories about Opendoor, Offerpad, Zillow, and Knock, along with Realogy buying homes direct from consumers; and Compass and NRT acquiring agents and teams...

  • Redfin And RE/MAX Partner To Reach New Markets

    Summary:

    With this new partnership between Redfin and RE/MAX, REAL Trends and the whole industry must now wonder whether there are numerous more partnerships and restructurings coming.

  • Consult the Coach - Spring 2019

    Summary:

    I am feeling overwhelmed and unfocused as a result of the many (too many) marketing activities I've got going on to sustain my real estate business. What do you suggest?

  • Property Management Q & A - Spring 2019

    Summary:

    Our client has signed a PSA to sell their single family home to a developer (who wants to knock it down and build a new home on the site). The buyer only wants to close after they obtain their building permit, which means that the home will be vacant for 4-6 months. Our client has asked us to find a tenant to occupy the home until the closing...

  • Washington REALTORS® Legislative Update

    Summary:

    For Washington REALTORS® the 2019 Legislative session was focused on our theme of "Unlocking the Door" to affordable homeownership opportunities (visit https://unlockthedoorwa.com/ for more information). Our goal was to have housing policy as the top policy issue that the legislature engaged on. As of this writing and based on the number and scope of bills, that goal is very likely to be achieved. There are nearly 20 pieces of legislation that have to do with housing policy that have made their way through various committees and obstacles and have been passed on either the House or Senate floor.

  • Trust Your Intuition

    Summary:

    In January 2001, Mike Emert, a Bellevue-based real estate broker was brutally killed by a client at a vacant home he was representing. Mike's tragic death inspired the formation of the Washington State Real Estate Safety Council. This Council was made up of REALTORS®, law enforcement and the Department of Licensing...

  • Fixing the Housing Ladder by Addressing Affordability

    Summary:

    The Washington Center of Real Estate Research's James Young tells what REALTORS® can be doing to make an impact on affordable housing in their local areas.

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