News & Media

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?

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

Uniting for Affordable Housing: Washington REALTORS® and Issues Mobilization Grants Making a Difference

Learn how an Issues Mobilization Grant contributed to Washington REALTORS® monumental wins this legislative session.

Read Full Article

Demystifying Real Estate Deadlines

Annie Fitzsimmons, the Washington Realtors Legal Hotline Lawyer, clarifies that mutual acceptance is considered to occur on the day of the agreement, regardless of the time. Annie explains the significance of the 9 p.m. deadline for specific actions outlined in the purchase and sale agreement...

Read Full Article

​Summer 2023: A Season of Positive Changes in Washington's Real Estate Landscape

Exciting changes await Washington's real estate brokerage community this summer. Annie Fitzsimmons, the trusted Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline Lawyer, shares valuable insights on the upcoming statewide form revisions and new laws set to benefit both real estate professionals and their clients.

Read Full Article

CC&Rs VS. Middle Housing Bill

WR has received a lot of questions about how the new Middle Housing Law (HB 1110) effects density limitations in CC&Rs. #WRLegalHotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons gives an overview on how current and future CC&Rs may be affected.

Read Full Article

DOL Website Gets a New Look

The Department of Licensing is launching their new dol.wa.gov site on June 20th. You can expect the new home page to look different from the current one so take a few minutes to familiarize yourself after the launch.

Read Full Article

Real Estate Commission Position Vacancy

The Governor’s Office is seeking applicants to serve a six (6)-year term as a member of the Washington Real Estate Commission. The current commission appointment will be an at-large post, position #3.

Read Full Article

2023 Legislative Summary

The 2023 Washington State Legislature adjourned Sine Die on April 23. Washington REALTORS® entered the session with a lengthy to-do list, asking the Legislature to update and correct several real estate brokerage issues, and to make this session the year of housing policy. It is well known that Washington State ranks last in the number of housing units per family nationally, and the dream of homeownership is getting farther away from families in our state.

Read Full Article

Tomorrow's Forecast: Back to Basics with a Focus on ACTION!

Savvy brokers don't sit still for very long. They know that inaction and worrying about one's business can easily become a self-fulfilling prophecy. But when a market that was already challenging due to the inventory crisis became even more-challenging due to rising interest rates, business for many became downright scarce...

Read Full Article

2023 Social Media DOs & DON'Ts

As we move into 2023, it's clear that social media is not just a trend, but a crucial aspect of our daily lives. As real estate professionals in Washington, it's important to stay up to date on the latest social media trends and techniques to best serve our clients and stay competitive in the market.

Read Full Article

April Showers Bring May Flowers?

We have heard that expression before—that April showers bring May flowers. It is the premise that when the soil is watered, the flowers, vegetation, and crops will grow. Our business and our lives are very similar. When we invest in that which matters to us, we often find grows, builds, and blooms in kind.

Read Full Article

Media Kit

Interested in partnering with Washington REALTORS? Do you have a product you think our 23,000+ members and affiliates would be interested in? Check out our Media Kit to explore opportunities for exposure...