Latest Washington REALTOR News
  • Disclosure Lawsuit Against Island County Brokerages Dismissed

    Summary:

    Island County real estate brokerages are pleased that a Skagit County Superior Court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against real estate firms asserting non-compliance with Island County’s noise disclosure ordinances. The Court determined...

  • Grants now available to victims of the Okanogan and Chelan Complex Fires

    Summary:

    Thanks to $150,000 in funding from the REALTORS Relief Foundation and the Washington REALTORS, housing-related grant money is now available to victims of the terrible fires that have ravaged the North Central Washington area. If you personally want to help, see below.

  • A long session, but a positive one.

    Summary:

    The 2015 Legislative Session, despite being the longest session on record, was a very positive session for REALTORS.

  • Realtors® Applaud CFPB’s Proposed Extension of TRID Implementation

    Summary:

    National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., released the following statement in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s announcement of a prosed two-month delay for the implementation of the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure, or TRID, regulation.

  • Call to Action! Last Push For This Session

    Summary:

    This is the final all member Call to Action launched on the Capital Gains Tax. Please take a few moments and ask your State Legislator to oppose a Capitol Gains Income Tax and help us promote the CTA. It's quick, easy to do, and we need one last big push to defeat this idea this legislative session!

Latest Articles
  • Misunderstanding MSAs Could Cost You

    Summary:

    Let’s get right to it shall we? Do you want to avoid $1 million in fines? That’s exactly what I thought -- keep reading. The topic today is MSAs – Marketing Service Agreements. And if you do them wrong, you could end up facing that kind of fine. When it comes to MSAs today, things are getting serious.

  • REALTOR® PROfile | Sam DeBord

    Summary:

    Coming into the real estate industry after spending years in information technology, Seattle Managing Broker Sam DeBord had some valuable and early insights into exactly how technology was going to impact an industry that relied largely on close, personal relationships between REALTORS® and their customers. Learn more about Sam DeBord in the latest REALTOR PROfile.

  • Property Management Q & A

    Summary:

    We are in the process of bringing on a new client to our management company. Our form management agreement contains a lot of references to them indemnifying us from claims and holding us harmless. The potential client says that this seems totally backwards to her. She argues that since we are the ones managing the property, that we should commit to follow the law and indemnify them if we do anything wrong. Can you give me some ammunition to bolster our position?

  • Consult the Coach - Summer 2015

    Summary:

    Dear Coach, I am generally a pretty fearless person, except when it comes to picking up the phone to call my past clients. I don't like when people call me, so I think others won't like it if I call them. I know that calling my past clients is an important way to stay connected. Any ideas on how to get unstuck? Signed, Feeling Stuck

  • The Scoop on Home Inspections

    Summary:

    Do you have the Scoop on Home Inspections? Is there a state law requiring agents to be present at inspections? Is it a conflict of interest for a REALTOR® to use their relative to do inspections? He is licensed. If not, does it need to be disclosed that he is a relative? Having a home inspected by a licensed professional provides buyers with a lot of value and security.



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