Fair Housing Month


  • What is a Buyer Love Letter?


    Letters, videos, photos, or any communication accompanied by an offer from a potential buyer to appeal to the seller. Love letters place sellers in the position of indicating a preference for a buyer based on a "feeling" or something that the seller "just likes" about a potential buyer. This "feeling" frequently arises from shared interests, history, family preferences, etc. of the buyer and seller and may trigger decisions by seller based on the seller's unconscious bias.

  • Veterans Are Having a Hard Time Using Their VA Home Loans


  • Fair Housing Conversations


  • 2018 Legislative Session Recap


    Washington REALTORS entered the 2018 Session knowing clearly what our priorities are: Help urban and rural housing inventory issues, working with the Legislature to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, and ensuring that more people have a chance to enjoy homeownership.

  • Fair Housing Conversations - History & Unfair Housing Practices


    The road to fair housing in the U.S. has been a long and storied one. While there have been bumps and setbacks on that road, the progress made along the way has helped to open the doors of housing opportunity to a wider population.



Windermere Abode Designated Broker/Owners Anne and Dave Jones have been awarded the Inman Person of the Year 2020 Award.


Olympia, Wash. – Windermere Abode Designated Broker/Owners Anne and Dave Jones have been awarded the Inman Person of the Year 2020 Award. The award was given during the Inman Connect NOW virtual event that took place on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

“The Washington Association of Realtors® joins Inman News in recognizing Anne and Dave Jones for their contributions to the community and the Realtor® organization. The Jones’ and Windermere Abode deserve this recognition and we are very happy for them.”

-- Kitty Wallace

Washington Realtors® President

Both award recipients, selected by the Inman Community, were chosen for their contributions to their local community, including their exemplary leadership before and during times of crisis. The Jones’ made sure their brokers had the technology and skills to go remote, but they also provided ongoing personal contact and support to help people get through the crisis while also supporting the community, including assistance to their local Rescue Mission which provides services to the homeless population.

Anne Jones has served on numerous Washington Realtor® advisory boards and committees, is a valued resource for her knowledge of the industry and her values. Dave Jones is lauded for his courageous conversations surrounding systemic racism and implicit bias in real estate and his well known op-ed, “It’s Time We Pull Back the Racist Curtain in Real Estate | 3 Actionable Steps We Can Take”, which can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-time-we-pull-back-racist-curtain-real-estate-3-actionable-jones/. Dave’s piece was widely read and sparked important discussions at all levels of real estate within Washington State and nationally.


Inman is an independent national news organization dedicated to the real estate industry; headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. Visit www.inman.com.

“REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics”

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