Washington REALTORS® has a team of advocacy experts working to ensure our members and property owners are represented on the Hill.
Important Announcement from the Appraisers' Coalition of Washington
In recent months, there has been confusion over how local or state increases to residential zoning could impact the ability of residential appraisers to appraise residential properties that currently have 1 to 4 dwelling units, but have been upzoned to allow redevelopment of 5 or more dwelling units.
A Successful Legislative Days Event
The two-day event was packed with meetings, networking events, a beautiful installation banquet, guest speakers and more. Furthermore, our members met with 119 Legislators on the Hill to help further REALTOR Legislative Priorities. Read the full recap...
Congratulations NAR Committee Appointees
Congratulations and thank you to the following Washington REALTOR® Members and staff on their appointment to NAR's 2024 committee!
Remembering Donna Wright
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of Donna Wright's passing on 11/29/2023 in Spokane, Washington. Donna was not only a dedicated REALTOR® but also a true leader in our industry for over 40 years.
Register Now For 2024 Legislative Days
Registration is now live so don't wait to secure your spot for this exciting two-day event designed for members to be a part of the advocacy effort as we meet with Washington lawmakers to help them understand the challenges REALTORS® and consumers face in the market.
Statement from Washington REALTORS® President Alisha Harrison on the Burnett v. NAR et al Jury Verdict
Following the Burnett v. NAR verdict, Washington REALTORS® highlights its proactive approach to industry changes, emphasizing the forthcoming transparency-focused Agency Law effective January 1, 2024. The association provides resources and educational tools to assist brokers with the transition. Washington REALTORS® President, Alisha Harrison, expresses gratitude to members and reaffirms the organization's commitment to excellence.
The Verdict Is In...Burnett Questions Answered
After an 11-day trial in the case of Burnett v. NAR et al, the eight-person jury in a Kansas City, Mo., federal courtroom, came back Tuesday and found NAR and other corporate defendants liable in the case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.