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  • How the Little Guy Can Beat the Giant Portals

    Summary:

    We’ve been hearing from our customers about the proposed Zillow/Trulia merger. Who can blame them for being concerned? As Bloomberg quoted Steve Murray of REAL Trends, “Zillow has locked up the absolutely dominate position in online real estate in the United States.”

  • .REALTOR Launches Oct. 23

    Summary:

    Members prepare to claim their .REALTOR domains on Oct. 23 starting at 11 am EDT with the .REALTOR Checklist...

  • Washington REALTORS® was asked to participate...

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS was asked to participate on a committee established by the State Public Health Agency help identify financing for repair and replace septic systems.

  • Growth Management Update

    Summary:

    A quick update on which counties have submitted their Comprehensive Plans, some upcoming resources to be made available in September, and a clock-hour education opportunity to help understand the laws governing Comprehensive plans....

  • Announcing...The Hall of Fame

    Summary:

    Announcing, our Hall of Fame members, or those who have invested a lifetime TOTAL of $25,000 or more in the REALTOR® PAC.

  • Valuable Member Resource

    Summary:

    The REALTOR® Political Action Committee is a valuable member resource. The REALTOR® PAC allows REALTORS® a seat at the table, it defends your bottom line and ensures that REALTORS® and your clients best interests are represented when important Legislative decisions are being made.

  • Flood Insurance Resources

    Summary:

    Effective May 1, 2014, all buyers of older properties (“pre-FIRM”) will see a premium rate reduction under the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. Instead of jumping to “full cost” for flood insurance, buyers will assume the seller’s Oct-2013 rate for a pre-FIRM property...

  • Consumer Protection Initiative

    Summary:

    Important notice to real estate licensees and real estate buyers and sellers. Not every real estate broker is a REALTOR®. REALTORS® choose to be members of the National Association of REALTORS® and voluntarily agree to abide by the Highest Standard of Conduct–the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. It is a violation of Washington State Law–RCW 18.85.361 (3) & (14) for ANY real estate broker to:

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Property Management Q & A - Summer 2019

    Summary:

    Property Management Q & A: I have heard that I can no longer force tenants to pay late payment charges. Is this true?

  • Sales or Safety? Yes, You Can Have Both...

    Summary:

    Real estate sales can be one of the most dangerous careers in America. Real estate professionals typically meet strangers in vacant homes. Brokers often work alone and rarely observe significant safety procedures to thwart crime...

  • How to Maximize Instagram TV

    Summary:

    Video content is hot, hot, hot and even more so on Instagram. Are you leveraging Instagram TV (better known as, IGTV)?

  • Top 5 Tips for Staying Organized

    Summary:

    As a real estate broker, staying organized can be tough. One of the primary reasons is due to the many different places we do business—in the home, at the firm, in our cars and on the go...

  • Today's Regulatory Lay Of The Land

    Summary:

    The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) regulatory environment has changed significantly since the former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Richard Cordray left the CFPB in November 2017. New leadership promised to end the era of "regulation by enforcement."

  • Northeast Region Posts First Year-over-year Increase In Buyer Traffic Since April 2018

    Summary:

    The U.S. as a whole reports slightly lower buyer traffic, but more stable showing activity.

  • What Is The Future Of Real Estate Brokerage?

    Summary:

    Despite the constant buzz surrounding technology and its impact on the industry, it is unlikely it will replace the role of a trusted real estate advisor...

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