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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.
June is Homeownership Month!
During Homeownership Month, the National Association of REALTORS® is shedding light on the invaluable role of REALTORS® in assisting millions of Americans in achieving their dream of homeownership....
NAR 2025 Elected Office Applications Now Open
The National Association of REALTORS® is accepting applications for 2025 elected offices....
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: The Impact on Washington State Real Estate
May is a month of celebration as we honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This annual observance supplies an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the rich contributions and cultural diversity of Asian Pacific Americans...
NAR Welcomes FHFA’s Cancellation of August 1 LLPA Fee Increase
National Association of REALTORS®, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rescinded its proposed loan level pricing adjustment (LLPA) upfront fee on borrowers with debt-to-income ratios...
Governor Inslee Signs Major Housing Bills Into Law
On Monday May 8, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a number of major housing supply bills before a group of legislative sponsors and housing advocates...
Governor Signs Agency Law Bill
Governor Inslee signed the REALTOR® Supported Agency Law Reforms Bill (SB 5191) into law...
WR CEO Steve Francks to Retire
After more than 26 years of extraordinary service, Washington REALTORS® CEO Steve Francks has announced that he will retire from WR on July 14, 2023.
Session Ends: Historic Housing Wins
The housing-heavy Legislative Session ended on April 23rd, showcasing huge wins on REALTOR® Legislative Priorities.