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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

  • Hud Proposal: Raising The Bar For Housing Discrimination Claims

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    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule on August 16 that would make it harder to bring discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act for unintentional policies or practices.

  • 2019 Moving Price Index — The Real Costs Of Moving To The World's Top Cities

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    When it comes to relocating, many people don't truly understand the realities of the cost of living in global cities...

  • Shifting Landscape: The Market For Mergers And Acquisitions

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    As the markets shift, so do mergers and acquisitions. Here are some trends we're seeing...

  • Brokerages And Teams Are Adapting To Challenges

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    While it's essential to pay attention to what's going on, for the most part, leaders need to ignore the noise and formulate their plans for remaining viable and competitive going forward.

  • REALTOR PROfile: Diskin Young

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    REALTOR PROfile: Diskin Young This Bellwether broker has built a thriving business around continuing education, a great corporate culture, and a commitment to always going the extra mile for every client.

  • How to Create a Smart (& Time-Saving) Content Strategy

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    Social media takes time, money and energy to manage it effectively. When it's done right, social media can be a great way to keep in touch with clients and attract new prospects.

  • Save Those Texts!

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    In a world where the concept of 'getting it in writing' has completely changed, all Washington REALTORS® should be retaining and storing their text messages as material correspondence in the transaction file. Unfortunately, that's not as easy as one would think.

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