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MOST RECENT NEWS

  • Good News on Hirst!

    Summary:

    The Governor has signed SB6091, a REALTOR® supported bill written to fix the State Supreme Court’s Hirst Growth Management Act decision regarding water availability for new private wells.

  • Big News On Tax Reform

    Summary:

    In the anticipation of passage of the final tax reform package late tonight or night or early tomorrow morning, Washington REALTORS® President Margo Willis issued the following statement:

  • REALTORS®' Position on Tax Reform

    Summary:

    We've received a lot of inquiries from members and the public regarding our position on Tax Reform...

  • Misinformation on Tax Reform

    Summary:

    Tackling misinformation spread by Heritage Action for America regarding Tax Reform.

  • Call For Action #TaxReform

    Summary:

    Do no harm to Homeownership! Take action with a few very simple steps to let Congress know that you want to protect tax incentives for homeowners.

  • Washington state median house prices at record level of $337,700

    Summary:

    Washington state’s housing market showed the continuing effects of high demand in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Washington Center for Real Estate Research.

  • Legislative Successes

    Summary:

    Coming into the 2017 Legislative Session we knew two things. First, because of a Supreme Court order, the Legislature was going to have to spend significantly more money on K-12 education. Second, we knew that real estate and REALTORS® were in the cross hairs on where that revenue would come from. With a final budget vote taken on June 30th we can now tell you who the winners this session were - schools in our communities and also small businesses like yours.

  • Homes for the Brave


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  • Ask a REALTOR®

    Summary:

    The Thanksgiving Season is a time when we celebrate what we are thankful for. For Many, that includes the home...

  • Call to Action - Oppose Increase of the REET

    Summary:

    Increasing a real estate tax rate that is already one of highest in the country, and is not a fair or stable revenue source, will hurt affordability for homeowners, businesses, and renters. REALTORS® request you oppose increasing the Real Estate Excise Tax.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Win The Race to be Top of Mind

    Summary:

    There's a better way to generate business than buying leads. There are two parts to the real estate sales business. Part one is Doing the Business—listing, selling, and closing. Part two is Generating the Business—this is where many sales associates struggle and is a primary reason they're spending billions of dollars annually buying leads. There is a better way.

  • Housing Impact and Changing Practices

    Summary:

    COVID-19 is sweeping the nation. Things are changing rapidly, and there's no doubt the real estate market will be impacted, as will current practices. Here's what we found.

  • National Firms Have Varied Growth

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    High-level thoughts about the year-end numbers of national brokerage firms.

  • Are You Prepared to Make a Shift?

    Summary:

    Make no mistake, we're in a shift. It's a different one than we've ever seen before. Its cause in and of itself warrants caution. The health challenge is very real. It must be respected, and we must take all necessary actions to keep each other safe.

  • Brokerages Have A Bright Future

    Summary:

    Over one-half of the brokerage firms we ranked on the REAL Trends 500, and Nation's Best (formerly Up-and-Comers) list grew their transaction sides from 2014-2018. Of the nearly 903 brokerage firms from which we have these five years of data, 617 of them grew in those five years.

  • Two Ways to Determine Value

    Summary:

    Two Ways to Determine Value — In the REAL Trends e-book, Valuing Small- to Medium-sized Brokerage Firms, offers guidance on valuations. Here are two ways to determine value.

  • Real Trends Offers You Options

    Summary:

    Real Trends is here for you. These are among the toughest times a brokerage will ever have. This wasn't an oncoming recession like most of the past 40 years—this is a precipitous decline in housing sales activity. No one saw this coming and most are not prepared...

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