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MOST RECENT NEWS

  • Broker Update: Protecting Business AND Funding Education

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  • Bill Clarke Provides Hirst Update

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    Washington REALTORS® Public Policy Director Bill Clark provides an update and much needed clarification on the Hirst Decision and WR's support for SB5239.

  • Call for Action Launched!

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    On Monday, April 24, Governor Inslee called the 2017 Legislature into a 30-day Special Session to negotiate the 2017-2019 Operating Budget and to comply with the Supreme Court’s McCleary education funding decision. Washington REALTORS® recently launched an extensive media campaign opposing real estate tax increases. And while the budget and taxes will have top priority in the Special Session, we need you to ask your legislator for action on two important policy issues during the Special Session: fixing the Hirst water rights decision and addressing housing supply and homelessness funding.

  • WR Submits Permit

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    Washington REALTORS® submits for building permit...

  • Washington Real Estate Commission Opportunity

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    Washington Governor Jay Inslee will be appointing a new member to the Washington Real Estate Commission later this summer when Commissioner George Pilant of Tacoma concludes his twelve years on the Commission.

  • Fix Hirst

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    Washington REALTORS® supports SB 5239 to help fix the Hirst decision.

  • REALTORS® Commemorate Fair Housing in April

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    REALTORS® are the leading advocates for housing and protecting the dream of home ownership and we join the nation every year in recognizing Fair Housing Month in April.

  • NEW Event App for #2017SBC

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    NEW, improved, and native! Washington REALTORS® Events App

  • Broker Alert: Update on Hirst v. Whatcom County

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    Broker Alert on the impacts in Washington State & legislative efforts.

  • Call Before You Dig & Real Estate Signage

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    Are sign companies or real estate brokers subject to the "call before you dig" statute when digging a post hole for a yard sign? We have answers...

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Valuing Today's Brokerage

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    A shift from a majority of traditional firms to other operating models has changed the game for business valuations. With nearly 4,000 valuations of residential real estate firms under our belts, we've practically seen it all...

  • Disrupting The Business; Not The Relationship

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    In many businesses, disruption has caused a significant change in the relationship between suppliers of services, products, and consumers. This was foretold in the late 1990s book Blown to Bits, where Philip Evans, then the Director of the Media Labs at MIT, predicted that the internet would ultimately rearrange all relationships between producers and consumers. They would be blown to bits.

  • NIMBY VS. BANANA — The State of Housing Today

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    How special interest groups are impacting affordable housing.

  • The Evolution of Teams

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    In our work ranking the top individual agents and teams over the past 15 years, we've seen an evolution of teams from what they once were to an infinite variety of such arrangements. These changes have compelled us to change the way we rank teams in our annual reports. We think it is only the beginning.

  • On Black Swans

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    Low-Probability, High-Impact Events Have Defined the 21st Century.

  • Relationships vs. Transactions — What Game Are You In?

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    Are you playing an infinite game or a finite game? Shifting your mindset between the two.

  • Top 3 Ways to Groom Future CEOs

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    Do you have the right leadership team in place, and are you pushing them to think and act like CEOs?

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