News & Media
Women's History Month 2024
As we approach Women's History Month, it's essential to recognize the role women have played and continue to play in shaping the real estate industry.
NAR Now Offering the ABR Designation at No Cost
NAR is offering the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Course for FREE starting Feb. 27...
Important Announcement from the Appraisers' Coalition of Washington
In recent months, there has been confusion over how local or state increases to residential zoning could impact the ability of residential appraisers to appraise residential properties that currently have 1 to 4 dwelling units, but have been upzoned to allow redevelopment of 5 or more dwelling units.
Detached ADU's - Legal in cities and now legal at the State Capitol - but will they become legal in rural areas?
Black History Month 2024
Black History Month is an opportunity to highlight the achievements and history of African Americans. Washington REALTORS® commemorates this by recognizing the history, culture, contributions, and positive impact of the Black community in housing.
Legislative Testimony 2024: SB6191
Watch Washington REALTORS® Government Affairs Director, Mary Hull-Drury give testimony to the Senate – Ways & Means Committee on Senate Bill 6191, Housing/Taxes.
2023 Legislative Summary
Here's a comprehensive 2023 Legislative Summary in an easily accessible format so you can stay current with association advocacy efforts.
Market Statistics for RE Magazine for 2Q 2023
Existing home sales declined in the second quarter 2023 by 5.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 93,680 units compared to the previous quarter, and dropped 23.6 percent compared to a year earlier.
REALTOR® Profiles: Matt Side & Jasmyn Jefferson
Two Washington REALTORS reflect on the 2023 legislative session, how it impacted the industry and the role they’re playing in helping advance homeownership in their communities.
Agency Law Revisions 2024
Since January 1, 2024,you have been required to deliver the Agency Law pamphlet to consumers and enter a brokerage services agreement with your client “as soon as reasonably practical. ”What does that mean?
Housing and Land Use Bills for Local Associations
The 2023 Washington Legislative Session is being referred to as “The Year of Housing.” The Legislature passed a record number of housing supply and land use bills intended to increase housing supply and reduce the time, cost, and complexity of the local permitting process.
RPAC Did That!
RPAC Did That! A summary of some of RPAC's most recent legislative wins...
RPAC Awards 2024
Your 2024 RPAC Award Winners announced during the 2024 Legislative Days event.
A Successful Legislative Days Event
The two-day event was packed with meetings, networking events, a beautiful installation banquet, guest speakers and more. Furthermore, our members met with 119 Legislators on the Hill to help further REALTOR Legislative Priorities. Read the full recap...
Legislative Testimony 2024: HB2274
Watch Washington REALTORS® Commercial Government Affairs Director, Riley Benge give testimony to the House – Housing Committee on House Bill 2274, Consumer Protections for Solicited Real Estate.
Legislative Testimony 2024: HB2276
Watch Washington REALTORS® Government Affairs Director, Mary Hull-Drury give testimony to the House – Housing Committee on House Bill 2276, Real Estate Excise Tax (REET).
Legislative Testimony 2024: HB2114
Watch Washington REALTORS® Commercial Government Affairs Director, Riley Benge give testimony to the House – Housing Committee on House Bill 2114, the bill's potential negative impacts on our state's housing market, and the stress its passage will have on housing providers in our state.
Legislative Testimony 2024: SB5961
Watch Washington REALTORS® Commercial Government Affairs Director, Riley Benge give testimony to the House – Housing Committee on Senate Bill 5961, explaining how the passage of this bill in its current state will add pressure to our state's already stressed housing market.
Legislative Testimony 2024: HB2008
Watch Washington REALTORS Commercial Government Affairs Director, Riley Benge give testimony to the House – Housing Committee on House Bill 2008: Creating a Taskforce on Housing Cost Driver Analysis on January 8th, 2024.