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  • Communicate Like a Leader

    Summary:

    Learn the formula to becoming a powerful communicator.

  • Lower Priced Competition is Gaining Share

    Summary:

    What can you do to compete & win?

  • Cordray comes out swinging in NAR speech, says TRID 'misinformation' being spread...

    Summary:

    Richard Cordray, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) spoke last week at the National Association of Realtors, where he praised the role Realtors play in the homebuying process. Cordray also took the time to address the newest of the bureau’s mortgage reform rules: the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule or, the name the CFPB prefers, The Know Before You Owe Initiative.

  • 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...

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • gen Xers' Adult Children Influence Their Buying Decisions

    Summary:

    One in six Gen Xers purchased a multi-generational home, overtaking younger boomers as the generation most likely to do so; with 52 percent of those Gen X buyers indicating that they did so because their adult children have either moved back or never left home.

  • Real Trends 500 Observations: The Numbers Tell A Story

    Summary:

    Real Trends 500 Observations — the newly released brokerage rankings offer insight and valuable information about the real estate industry. We break it down.

  • Talks With Realogy Leaders: What's On Their Minds?

    Summary:

    We picked the brains of real estate leaders to find out where they see opportunities in the coming year. During the last few months, we had the chance to visit and observe the national conferences for all major brands. While we were there, we had the opportunity to personally visit with a few of the leaders of these companies. Here are some thoughts about what they're thinking about their companies and our industry.

  • Stories Of Leadership

    Summary:

    After traveling around the country to many of the network events and real estate conferences, Steve Murray documents the leadership lessons learned.

  • A Journey To Technology Perfection

    Summary:

    Find out how a brokerage struck gold with a well-thought-out technology strategy, a near flawless platform roll out and record numbers of agent adoption.

  • The Other Side Of Real Estate — Technology Is The Key To Brokerage Success

    Summary:

    Technology won't replace the agent, but an agent with technology will replace one without it.

  • Iceland: Captivating Natural Environment Or Real Estate Opportunity?

    Summary:

    I recently visited Iceland and experienced not only its varied, rugged environment of lava fields, volcanoes, geysers, and fjords, but I also saw how this tiny country had recovered from their economic and banking crisis ten years ago.

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