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  • Call for Action!

    Summary:

    In Olympia today, the House of Representatives released a proposed new budget and tax plan that includes significant new taxes on both REALTORS® and real estate.

  • This week marks the halfway point...

    Summary:

    This week marks the halfway point for policy bill review. House and Senate committees are working quickly to hear and move bills out of committee prior to the House releasing its budget next week.

  • Legislative Progress Report

    Summary:

    Yesterday we passed a major cutoff in the state legislature. All bills had to be out of their originating house by 5:00pm, so we spent the last 3 days doing everything we could to get bills pulled from rules and on the floor calendar and then voted on in their respective chambers.

  • House of Origin Cutoff Deadline

    Summary:

    This Wednesday, March 11, is the house of origin cutoff deadline. This means that all bills must be passed out of their house of origin by this date- House bills out of the House, and Senate bills out of the Senate - to remain alive.

  • Attention Moves to the Floor

    Summary:

    For the next nine days all attention moves to the floor of the House and the Senate. In order to remain alive the bills must be voted out of their house of origin by March 11th.

  • The Budget Battles Are About to Begin

    Summary:

    Every week during the Legislative Session one of the Washington REALTORS® contacts on the Hill will give you a brief update on what is happening in Olympia and how it affects you...

  • FEMA Shows Some Progress Implementing Flood Insurance Changes: GAO

    Summary:

    The agency responsible for managing the federal flood insurance program has made progress in carrying out key changes mandated by Congress in two recent laws but lacks resources and data to completely implement others, a government report says. [See copy of report at end of story.]

  • Understanding RESPA/TILA Changes

    Summary:

    RESPA/TILA changes, including the elimination of the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and the Truth In Lending Act (TILA) disclosure form, take effect August 1st, 2015. To address questions and concerns regarding the changes, the National Association of REALTORS has created some resources for REALTORS.

  • Realtors® Applaud FAA’s Proposed Rule to Allow Commercial Drone Use for Real Estate

    Summary:

    WASHINGTON (February 15, 2015) - National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas, issued the following statement about new proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems issued today by the Federal Aviation Administration:

  • Another Month on the Upswing

    Summary:

    The REAL Trends Housing Market Report for December 2014 shows that housing sales increased 8.7 percent from the same month a year ago. The annual rate of new and existing home sales for December 2014 was 6.395 million units up from a rate of 5.884 million in December 2013.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Increase Productivity — Build A Culture Of Trust

    Summary:

    Find out the eight management behaviors that foster trust. As a leader, what can you do to increase productivity, profitability, and retention? According to The Neuroscience of Trust published in the Harvard Business review, focus on building a culture of trust...

  • Are iBuyers The Relocation Management Businesses Of The 1970s?

    Summary:

    The costs of iBuyers and relocation management are eerily similar.

  • The Real Estate Industry's Greatest Challenge — Trust

    Summary:

    When it comes to giving up consumer data, agents don't trust the brokerage. Most national, regional, and local brokerage organizations have some form of CRM and other consumer-facing technology to offer their agents. However, a majority of agents don't use their company's CRM. They use their own. What gives?

  • What's Driving Brokerage Profitability?

    Summary:

    IN THIS WHITEPAPER, sponsored by Inside Real Estate, REAL Trends took an in-depth look at the top five drivers influencing brokerage profitability and identified critical elements necessary to execute on them effectively.

  • Valuing A Selling Owner's Firm

    Summary:

    The foundation of the sales process is the valuation. Much like selling a home, pricing a brokerage firm to market value is critical as we prepare a firm for sale.

  • No-deal Brexit? What May Happen To Real Estate In The United Kingdom

    Summary:

    October 31 is the deadline for the U.K. to leave the European Union ("Brexit"). What impact will it have on real estate in the area?

  • Today's Regulatory Lay Of The Land — Part Two: Marketing Services Agreements

    Summary:

    Dramatic changes since Cordray's tenure means more opportunities for marketing service agreements (MSAs). Find out what three attorneys have to say on the matter.

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