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Get the Facts 06.18.24

Curious to Learn How Washington REALTORS® are Promoting Homeownership? 

Check out our Homeownership Month resources page! You'll find our 2024 legislative recap takes an in-depth look at recent initiatives led by Washington REALTORS®, significant RPAC victories, and valuable NAR resources designed to help you promote homeownership in your communities.

Dive into these resources today and discover how REALTORS® are positively impacting homeownership in our home state! 

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Real Estate Commission Vacancy (x2)

The Governor’s Office is seeking applicants to fill two (2) positions on the Washington Real Estate Commission. The current appointments target real estate brokers from Eastern Washington.
Eligible REALTOR® member candidates wishing to obtain endorsement from Washington REALTORS® to be added to their application submission must:

  • Email a screenshot of your application materials, with the subject line DOL ENDORSEMENT, by COB 07/03/2024 to Mary Hull-Drury,
  • NOTE: Applicants are recommended to take a screen shot of submissions for your records.

The Nominations Committee will conduct interviews via ZOOM and staff will arrange scheduling your interview.

Interested in applying and want to learn more? Read the full announcement here or at the link below! 

Learn More & Apply Here 

WA DFI Launches Statewide Fraud Prevention Campaign "$10 Billion Reasons"

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has launched a statewide advertising campaign – “$10 Billion Reasons” – to encourage people to learn how to identify, prevent and report financial fraud.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers reported losing more than $10 billion dollars to fraud in 2023. Consumers reported losing more money to investment scams — more than 4.6 billion — more than any other category of fraud.

Visit DFI's “$10 Billion Reasons” landing page and learn what scams target which demographics most often, how to identify fraud, how to prevent fraud, how to report it, and more.   
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Honoring Juneteenth | A Day of Celebration and Reflection

Celebrated on June 19th and marked as a Federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved people in the South learned of their freedom—two whole years AFTER the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. This day reminds us of our journey toward equality and the work still to be done.

At Washington REALTORS®, we're committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the real estate industry. We encourage you to honor Juneteenth with us by learning, participating in local events, and supporting Black-owned businesses.

Juneteenth Resources

The Real Estate Commission Wants to Hear From You - SSB 5399

The Commission is collecting information to assess impacts related to Substitute Senate Bill (SSB) 5399 – Concerning future listing right purchase contracts (RCW – 61.38.901), formerly known as 40-year listings.  
This is the third and final survey in this series. The survey is anonymous. The information you give will be analyzed to provide recommendations for consumer protections and potential regulations, including potential licensing requirements. The findings will be reported to the state legislature at the end of the year.  
The survey will close on June 24, 2024 at 9:29 a.m. PST. For questions, comments, or concerns, please email

Survey & Listening Session Information

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