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Informative Q&A Regarding the Impact of Middle Housing Legislation on Appraisers

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Navigating the Burnett v. NAR Trial: Resources and Reminders

In light of the ongoing Burnett v. NAR trial, we wanted to highlight the importance of staying informed while also avoiding undue alarm amidst the deluge of media reports. NAR President, Tracy Kasper, has shared some valuable insights and reminders to ensure that we remain focused and united as we navigate these uncertain times.

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2023 Fall Business Conference Recap

Our Fall Business Conference took place September 13-15 and we accomplished some really great things for our members, our industry, and the communities we serve.

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Washington REALTORS® Announce New Government Affairs Director: Mary Hull-Drury

Washington REALTORS® is pleased to announce that Mary Hull-Drury has accepted the role of Government Affairs Director effective immediately.

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Remembering Laura Bird

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we regret to inform you NPSAR’s 2023 President, Laura Bird, passed away in the evening of October 4th, after her extremely hard-fought battle with cancer.

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REALTOR® Profile: Joy Edwards Brown — Leading the Way

Joy Edwards Brown started her career as a high school English and journalism teacher who always knew she wanted to do something “a little bit different.” She thoroughly enjoyed teaching and forming bonds with her students, but when she and her husband decided to start a family, Brown wanted to be at home with her children.

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REALTOR® Profile: Brandon Nelson — A Servant's Heart

In the mid-nineties, Brandon Nelson was a whitewater rafting guide who had his eye on a bigger prize. After spending several years as a carpenter, new homebuilder and then home inspector, Nelson realized that he might just find his true calling in real estate.

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Embracing AI and ChatGPT in Real Estate: A Guide for Success

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been making waves across industries, and real estate is no exception. AI offers groundbreaking potential to transform the way brokers approach their work, enhancing efficiency, and refining their marketing strategies.

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Why YPN?

When I initially transitioned into the real estate industry, it can be isolating and a little bit lonely. It can be daunting to navigate this new career path alone. That’s when I was invited to attend a YPN meeting for our local chapter in Spokane.

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ABR® Spotlight: Sommer Cronk Q & A

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) Spotlight: Featuring a Q & A with ABR Designee Sommer Cronk

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Summer 2023 - Property Management Q & A

Q: I just heard that the process for doing security deposit accountings changed again. What is going on? I still think we have 14 days to do an accounting, and that it changed to 21 days a while back. Now it is 30 days? What am I missing?

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At the Intersection of the 2023 Forms Revisions and Best Practices

On July 11, 2023, 31 of the statewide forms were revised and half a dozen new forms were introduced. All of the revisions and new forms are important but none of the changes are likely to cause a huge change in the way you do business or the way you draft offers and counteroffers.

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Anzhane Slaughter Honored with Margo Wheeler Aspiring Leader Grant

WR is excited to share that Anzhane Slaughter is a distinguished awardee of the Margo Wheeler Aspiring Leader Grant. This award, emblematic of leadership, service, and unwavering dedication to the real estate community, truly resonates with Anzhane's remarkable achievements and commitment.

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Jana Ross: Honored with Margo Wheeler Aspiring Leader Grant

WR is excited to share that Jana Ross has been honored as a recipient of the Margo Wheeler Aspiring Leader Grant. This recognition, emblematic of exemplary leadership, community spirit, and unyielding commitment to the real estate domain, is a testament to Jana’s contributions and dedication.

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DOL is Seeking Feedback Regarding Notary Biometric Proofing

DOL received a petition for rulemaking to change the notarization laws to include the addition of a secondary identity proofing option through biometrics. Biometric identity proofing is the process of using unique physical characteristics, such facial imaging, to prove identity. Using biometrics does not involve passing a test based on your credit history, rather, individuals may use a web or phone camera.

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Washington REALTORS® Announces New CEO: Nathan Gorton

Following an extensive search, Washington REALTORS® is excited to announce Nathan Gorton as the new Chief Executive Officer. This announcement follows the retirement of Steve Francks who served the organization with distinction for 26 years.

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Washington REALTORS® Statement on Reports of Sexual Harassment at the National Association of REALTORS®

Washington REALTORS® does not tolerate sexual harassment or misconduct in any form from its leadership, directors or staff.

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REALTOR® Safety Month Resources

September is REALTOR® Safety Month, and Washington REALTORS® is teaming up with the National Association of REALTORS® to ensure our members are properly educated and utilizing the safety resources available to you through your membership.

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Standing Together for Maui

Our hearts are heavy as we watch the devastating wildfires sweep across Maui, Hawai'i. Our thoughts are with our fellow REALTORS® Association of Maui, Inc. the Maui community and all affected by this catastrophe. Learn how you can contribute here.

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Insights from the 2023 NAR® Residential Real Estate Forecast Summit

Read insights from the National Association of REALTORS® annual Residential Real Estate Forecast Summit, an event aimed at providing valuable insights into the current state and future projections of the residential housing market.

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