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Get the Facts 06.04.24

June is National Homeownership Month! 

National Homeownership Month is when we promote the benefits of homeownership and recommit to creating housing opportunities for ALL Americans. REALTORS® strive to ensure everyone has the opportunity to achieve homeownership, the centerpiece of the American Dream. 

We've compiled the best WR and NAR resources for you to refer to all month long. Check it out and learn what REALTORS® are doing to promote homeownership in Washington State and across the US!

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2024 Key National Trends in Real Estate with Jeff Smart & Dr. Jessica Lautz 

Important update! Tune in as WR President Jeff Smart introduces Dr. Jessica Lautz, Deputy Chief Economist & VP of Research at the National Association of REALTORS® to present on key trends in the real estate market. Dr. Lautz covers the economic real estate environment, including some interesting data on consumer demographics and trends. She also covered some great resources for Designated Brokers and a few tips on what REALTORS® can do to better serve their clients in this economy. 

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Are YOU an Alliance Certified Ally™?

Celebrate Pride Month by enhancing your understanding and support for your LGBTQ+ clients! Become an Alliance Certified Ally™ through the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance's interactive session to learn how to better serve LGBTQ+ home buyers and sellers, and address the discrimination they face. Explore and sign up today!
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What's Happening This June?

June is a busy month for REALTORS®! For your ease, we've compiled a brief recap of the National Association of REALTORS® and Washington REALTORS® campaigns, resources, and information you should be aware of this month all in one convenient place!

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Looking for a FUN Volunteer Opportunity? ⚾️

We're excited to partner with Junior Achievement of Washington for the Seattle Mariners 50/50 Raffle Night on Thursday, June 13th! 

We need volunteers to help sell raffle tickets and support this great cause. Enjoy a free meal, watch the game, and make a difference! Friends and family are welcome. Sign up by emailing with your name, phone, email, and company. Let's make it a night to remember! 

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What Constitutes the ‘Unauthorized Practice of Law’?

A fantastic reminder! Real estate professionals must avoid engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, which includes offering legal advice or making substantial modifications to contracts, as it can result in fines, license revocation, or lawsuits. Read the full NAR article to learn more, and as always, WR Members can direct their legal questions to the Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline here

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Legal Hotline Q & A of the Week 

06.04.24 Q&A