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Get the Facts 05.07.24

One of Our Most Anticipated Education Events of the Year!

It’s Legal Symposium time, REALTORS®! Join us on May 30th from 9am to 4pm and get ready for a day packed with education, and hear from some of the leading industry lawyers in Washington:
🎤 Lars Neste, Demco Law Firm, P.S. 
🎤 Mike Spence, Helsell Fetterman LLP 
🎤 Erin Varriano, John L. Scott General Counsel 
🎤 Jeannie Simpson, Northwest MLS General Counsel 
🎤 Andy Mathews, Stoel Rives LLP 
🎤 Annie Fitzsimmons, Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline Lawyer
These professionals will live-debate a variety of scenarios and provide expert information on the latest legal issues facing the real estate industry. And that's not all – enjoy a delicious lunch and hassle-free parking on us, plus, earn 7 clock hours!
Trust us, you won't want to miss this event!

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Honor Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with Washington REALTORS®
May is a month to reflect and celebrate the important role that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) have played in our history.

Washington REALTORS® partner, AREAA, and other organizations like the Asian Pacific Cultural Center are great sources of information and resources within the AAPI community! 

We encourage you to honor this month with us through education and exploration!

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NAR Committee Applications Closing Soon! 
If you or someone you know is interested in serving on an NAR Committee in 2025, apply now! Serving on a national committee is a perfect opportunity to learn more about how YOU can add your voice to the national conversation. 
Applications close May 15, 2024. Apply today!
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NAR Practice Changes to Take Effect Aug. 17
The National Association of REALTORS® announced Friday new details regarding the proposed settlement agreement, which received preliminary approval from the court on April 23.  

The announcement provides important information regarding the practice changes required for NAR members under the settlement agreement; it also establishes Aug. 17 as the effective date for these changes. Learn more about these practice changes at the link below. 

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Washington REALTOR® Members Are Invested…And it Shows!
WR Wins 2023 RPAC Triple Crown At NAR Legislative Meetings

THANK YOU to our Washington REALTOR® Members who are extremely invested in the future of real estate! Your commitment to RPAC shows as WR is one of only 21 states to meet/exceed all of the following fundraising goals…

  • State’s National RPAC Fundraising Goal
  • State’s Federal RPAC Disbursements Allocation
  • State’s Major Investor Goal
  • State’s President’s Circle Goal
  • State’s Participation Goal

Learn more about Triple Crown and RPAC here. 

NAR Celebrates 4 Washington REALTORS® at RPAC Hall of Fame Ceremony 

Please help us thank and congratulate this involved group of REALTORS®! To become Hall of Fame inductees, REALTORS® must reach an aggregate lifetime investment of at least $25,000 in RPAC. The new 2023 RPAC Hall of Fame inductees are:

  • Ken Poletski with Tri-City Association of REALTORS®
  • Sue Wise with Thurston County REALTORS® Association

And a pair of Washington REALTORS® were honored for reaching an aggregate lifetime investment of $50,000:

  • Beverly Read from Seattle King County REALTORS® (inducted in 2015)
  • Michael Wallin from Lower Columbia Association of REALTORS® (inducted in 2020)

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Housing Trade Groups Applaud Launch of Bipartisan Congressional Real Estate Caucus

Several prominent real estate organizations express gratitude to Representatives Mark Alford (R-Mo.), J. Luis Correa (D-Calif.), Tracey Mann (R-Kan.), and Brittany Pettersen (D-Colo.) for the establishment of the Bipartisan Congressional Real Estate Caucus.

Their mission resonates with many Americans and REALTORS® alike: foster stable communities, enhance rental housing options, and stimulate economic prosperity through legislative action. Read more about the caucus and it's purpose below. 

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Legal Hotline Q & A of the Week 

05.07.24 Q & A