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  • Disclosure Lawsuit Against Island County Brokerages Dismissed

    Summary:

    Island County real estate brokerages are pleased that a Skagit County Superior Court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against real estate firms asserting non-compliance with Island County’s noise disclosure ordinances. The Court determined...

  • Grants now available to victims of the Okanogan and Chelan Complex Fires

    Summary:

    Thanks to $150,000 in funding from the REALTORS Relief Foundation and the Washington REALTORS, housing-related grant money is now available to victims of the terrible fires that have ravaged the North Central Washington area. If you personally want to help, see below.

  • 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.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • 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?

  • REALTOR® Profile, Jennica Holmquist

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    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?

    Summary:

    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?

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