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  • Market Statistics

    Summary:

    Housing market statistics as featured in the Autumn Issue of RE Magazine. Provided by Steven O'Connor, Director of Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington:

  • August Home Sales Decrease; Prices Rise

    Summary:

    Sluggishness in the general economy is impacting housing sales. The REAL Trends Housing Market Report for August 2014 shows that housing sales decreased 5.2 percent from the same month a year ago. The annual rate of new and existing home sales for August 2014 was 6.002 million units down from a rate of 6.334 million in August 2013. Housing prices rose an average of 4.1 percent from August 2013, a slight decrease from the previous month. Price increases have now settled to a mid-single digit growth rate for the past four months.

  • 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

  • New Zealand Real Estate

    Summary:

    How will the New Zealand property market react to the current crisis? New Zealand has a population of approximately 4.8 million people spread over the North and South Islands, with 1.62 million homes with a value of roughly $750 billion.

  • COVID-19: A Summary Of Recent Federal Laws, Rules And Orders

    Summary:

    Recent Federal Laws, Rules And Orders around COVID-19 have been numerous, it's essential to know how recent laws and stimulus impact your brokerage and homeowners.

  • How Did Your Firm Stack Up?

    Summary:

    We crunched the data to provide insights on the top 500 brokerages in our rankings. For 33 years, brokers, agents, analysts, and investors highly anticipate the release of REAL Trends' acclaimed brokerage rankings. Without fail, this report unveils a plethora of valuable information and insights into the residential real estate industry.

  • Big Rebound In Showing Activity Underway In Most States

    Summary:

    Big Rebound In Showing Activity Underway In Most States... Real Estate Agents Also Turning to Technology to Facilitate Showings in the Face of Stay-at-Home Orders.

  • Patrick Lencioni: 5 Dysfunctions Of A Virtual Team

    Summary:

    Most leaders are familiar with Lencioni's book, but how does it apply to virtual meetings? How do you keep a team engaged and running when your meetings are all online?

  • How To Be A Persuasive Communicator While Working Remotely

    Summary:

    Become A Persuasive Communicator While Working Remotely... Be a top negotiator even when you can't speak to someone in person.

  • How Do You Inspire Your Agents To Keep Them Engaged?

    Summary:

    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country." — Thomas Paine, December 19, 1776

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