News & Media
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
National Human Trafficking Statistics report that 24.9 million people are victims of forced labor, 16 million people are trafficked for forced labor in the private economy...
Important Legislative Days Announcement
Legislative Days will be a virtual event this year...
List and Sell More Homes During the Holidays
There is a misconception in the real estate business that selling your home during the holidays is a bad idea....
GOVERNOR PROPOSES LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS WASHINGTON’S HOUSING CRISIS
Washington REALTORS® Invited to Speak During Conference
What is WUCIOA And Why Do I Care?
On July 1, 2018, a new law took effect. The Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act is found at RCW 64.90
Record Retention Requirements for Firms and Brokers
Requirements for Firms and Brokers Things you never knew, things you forgot and some things that changed!
Are You Adequately Insured 2.0?
Often, Legal Hotline articles discuss steps REALTORS® should take to protect their clients. This edition, however, focuses on action you need to take to protect yourself.
ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE? L&I Audits Will Reveal All
Lack of Industrial Insurance coverage could leave firms on the hook for thousands of dollars in back coverage, interest and fines...
Markers in Time
Every adult can pinpoint moments in time when their life made a shift. It may have been for the better and it may have been for the worse
CyberSecurity: Simple Steps to Protect Your Firm, Your Brokers, Your Clients and Yourself
Across the nation, cybercrimes claim victims daily. Washington State is ranked number six in the FBI’s ranking of states with the most number of victims.
Make Every Audit a Success
Every designated broker can be certain of three things … death, taxes and an audit by the Department of Licensing,..
Listing Brokers - Did You Know That Offer Instructions Can Be Dangerous to Sellers?
Listing brokers owe unavoidable Agency Law duties, some of which include, in no particular order: 1) to take no action that is adverse or detrimental to seller’s interests in a transaction..
YOU PAID FOR THE IMAGE and still got sued for using it?
Rights to own and use photographs are quite complex and originate in copyright law...
A Real Estate Broker's Risk Reduction Toolbox
Every broker is required to deliver Real Estate Brokerage Services with “reasonable skill and care..."
Overconfident Sellers Plus Overeager Buyers Equals Broker Liability
Moreover, too many buyers are failing to understand the significance of the three different, and very distinct, buyer signature lines ...
Can Seller Require Proof Of Vaccine Before Allowing Access to the Home?
There is a simple answer to the question asking IF seller can require proof of vaccine before allowing entry to seller’s home....
EARNEST MONEY, An Old Dog That Teaches New Tricks
Should Buyer Brokers Instruct Buyers To Deposit Funds Directly To Escrow So That Broker Can Avoid Handling The Funds?
Antitrust & Social Media…A Costly Combination
In the real estate industry, the only way to find success, financially and for the benefit of clients, is for a broker to work cooperatively with competitors...
I Don't Want to Hire a Lawyer, That's Why I Hired You
Statutory law, the Agency Law to be specific, is very clear. A broker has a non-negotiable duty “to advise the [client] to seek expert advice...