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

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    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

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    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®

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    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

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    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.

  • 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.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • BUILDING A NEW MODEL FOR VIRTUAL AGENTS

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    With time during the stay-at-home orders, Jim D’Amico of CENTURY 21 Northeast decided to work on a new model for compensating virtual agents. Here’s what he learned.

  • ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE

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    Strategies for more engaging sales meetings.

  • REAL ESTATE AGENT CAREER PROGRESSIONS

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    Understanding an agent’s career path and productivity is key to your recruiting and retention plan.

  • THE NEW ERA OF BROKERAGE

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    The battle to recruit and retain productive agents has significantly reduced gross margins. Here are some other consequences.

  • WHAT'S THE NEW ABNORMAL?

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    Are we in for a cyclical change or a permanent one? Let’s explore some market trends to find out.

  • INTERESTING PRODUCTIVITY FIGURES

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    REAL Trends benchmarks brokerage performance in a variety of categories, such as the ratio of revenues to expenses, agent contribution to Gross Margin, and Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA), and more.

  • LISTING SERVICES — iBUYERS TO OFFER BROADER SERVICES

    Summary:

    The move by Opendoor, Offerpad and Zillow to offer listing services alongside their iBuying services caused quite a bit of comment over the summer...

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