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  • Bill Clarke Provides Hirst Update

    Summary:

    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!

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® submits for building permit...

  • Washington Real Estate Commission Opportunity

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS® supports SB 5239 to help fix the Hirst decision.

  • REALTORS® Commemorate Fair Housing in April

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    NEW, improved, and native! Washington REALTORS® Events App

  • Broker Alert: Update on Hirst v. Whatcom County

    Summary:

    Broker Alert on the impacts in Washington State & legislative efforts.

  • Call Before You Dig & Real Estate Signage

    Summary:

    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...

  • CALL FOR ACTION: Support SB 5239

    Summary:

    REALTORS®, we just launched a Call to Action! Support SB 5239 (Warnick/Takko) to help resolve chaos throughout Washington State concerning the availability of water from single household wells for new homes. This is a critical issue so please read more and take action here...

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Boost Agent Performance — Move The Middle

    Summary:

    Don't forget about low performers and high performers, but spend time moving your middle performers up. "The biggest opportunity for performance improvement in any organization is in moving the middle, according to business coach Michael K. Simpson...

  • Australian Real Estate Market — Signs Of Recovery

    Summary:

    It looks like the Australian real estate market's decline has leveled and started to ease in most major cities. According to the latest report on the Australian residential real estate market by CoreLogic, a property data and analytics provider in Australia, the annual rate of decline in housing values saw continued improvement...

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

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    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

    Summary:

    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.

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