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  • 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.

  • So far, so good...

    Summary:

    So far, the 2015 session has been a good session for REALTORS® and their clients.

  • Special Session is Imminent....

    Summary:

    This week marks the final week of the regular legislative session, which will end on Sunday, April 26.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Too Trusting? Key Indicators That Fraud Exists In Your Company

    Summary:

    It's great to have employees you can trust, but stay vigilant. Look for these key indicators that something may be amiss.

  • New Leaders New Perspectives

    Summary:

    There are big leadership changes at many of the large franchises. How will this change their companies?

  • 2018 Real Trends 500 and Up-and-Comers Rankings: These Aren't Like The Old Days

    Summary:

    2018 Real Trends 500 and Up-and-Comers Rankings -- The tops firms on the REAL Trends 500 used to be predictable. Not anymore.

  • If You Build It; Will They Come?

    Summary:

    Many of the national networks are making moves to bring technology in-house. Will it work? Keller Williams recently announced that they are providing a total platform for their agents and customers. RE/MAX announced the acquisition of one of the better real estate web services' companies in the country. Realogy reshuffled their senior team, and the CEO announced a focus on better use of data. Berkshire Hathaway wants to take their technology in-house.

  • The Age Of Amazon, Lesson 3: The Online Experience

    Summary:

    Your website is fantastic but are you delivering on the last mile to the consumer? If you read about Amazon, Walmart, Target and others, you'll see that all offer online ordering that will deliver to your home or allow you to pick up your order, already prepped and ready to go, at the store. Numerous retailers are doing the same.

  • The Five Magic Questions Of Recruiting

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  • Brokerage Spend: What's An Average Advertising & Marketing Spend?

    Summary:

    Trends from the REAL Trends Brokerage Benchmark report: Operating a profitable real estate brokerage business is simple -- spend less than what you're bringing in! Of course, it's the bringing in part that is the ultimate challenge. It's a constant battle to recruit and retain talent.

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