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  • Misinformation on Tax Reform

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    Tackling misinformation spread by Heritage Action for America regarding Tax Reform.

  • Call For Action #TaxReform

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    Do no harm to Homeownership! Take action with a few very simple steps to let Congress know that you want to protect tax incentives for homeowners.

  • 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.

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Today's Tech: Why It Has Yet To Meet The Greater Needs Of The Housing Consumer

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    Why has today's tech yet to meet the greater needs of the housing consumer? Relationships matter in real estate, and that will never change. From Silicon Canal to Silicon Slopes to Silicon Prairie, tech cities continue to pop up across the nation as long as the consumer continues to evolve and demand, tech gurus, will be there to respond...

  • It's All About Automation

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    Scott Smith, president and general manager of the Constellation Real Estate Group portfolio shares his insights on technology trends in 2020. With a portfolio of 15 real estate tech company, Constellation Real Estate Group does extensive research on technology trends and solutions from the front office to back and everything in between...

  • Analyzing the Five Publicly Held Real Estate Company Earnings Reports

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    The five largest publicly held real estate services companies all reported earnings for the third quarter of 2019 and their year-to-date results through September 30, 2019. There were no big surprises. The one interesting thing is that virtually all of them rely on creative non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) to provide clarity to their results.

  • New Research Study Analyzes Hidden Real Estate Commissions

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    With a slew of lawsuits attacking the way commissions are charged, it's not surprising the Consumer Federation of America has a new report out. We analyze the results.

  • Here's Why JV Partnerships Win Out For Companies Of Any Size

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    For brokerage firms to survive and thrive, having a long-term reoccurring revenue stream is no longer a nice-to-have, but a must-have. A mortgage joint venture may be the answer.

  • Brokers Somewhat Optimistic About Sales

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    The first quarterly REAL Trends Broker Sentiment Survey shows that rather than feeling beleaguered, the nation's brokerage leaders are feeling, well, optimistic.

  • The Role of A Sales Manager

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    The Role of A Sales Manager is straightforward: recruit, retain, and coach. A company owner recently asked me if I had a job description for a sales manager...

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