Government Affairs

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Government Affairs

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.

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Session Ends: Historic Housing Wins

The housing-heavy Legislative Session ended on April 23rd, showcasing huge wins on REALTOR® Legislative Priorities.

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Celebrating WR Leaders During Women's History Month

Women's History Month is about commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history, including our own REALTOR® history!

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Remembering Janice Hall Matteo

Washington REALTORS® is sad to announce the passing of Washington and Clark County Association of REALTORS® leader Janice Hall Matteo...

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Mongolia Home Stay Program Success!

So grateful for this opportunity to host 8 Mongolian REALTORS this year for our first homestay program. Participants in the program got to stay with their host families for a few days last week..

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Black Homeownership Initiative

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Early Session Wins for REALTORS® in Olympia

Friday, February 10 will be the 33rd day of the 105th day in the 2023 Legislative Session. While it is a budget year, typically the first half of the session is dedicated to policy issues and this year is no different. Washington REALTORS® came into this session with big asks of the Legislature...

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Real Estate Agency Law Reforms – Bill Summary

Washington State’s real estate agency law, Chapter 18.86 RCW, has not been updated since its adoption in the 1990s. Existing law does not require certain basic consumer protections, and does not reflect modern industry best practices. This legislation will both protect consumers and avoid litigation seen in other states.

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Partnership With Black Home Initiative

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February Is Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in the United States during the month of February to honor the contributions and accomplishments of African Americans throughout history...

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REALTORS® Support Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Transit-Oriented Development

Washington REALTORS® greatly appreciate Gov. Inslee and Sen. Liias’ bipartisan bill to promote transit-oriented development (TOD) in Washington..

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Governor Inslee Gives His State of the State Address With A Focus on Housing

On Tuesday, January 10th, Governor Jay Inslee gave his first in person State of the State address in person, in Olympia. The primary focus of the address was the $400 Billion bond to increase housing and affordable housing across the state of Washington....

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Register Now For 2023 Legislative Days

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Month Of The Military Family

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November is Native American Heritage Month

Across the United States, 1 in 3 Native Americans are living in poverty, with a median income of $23,000 a year...

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Computation of Time

Just a reminder that both Thanksgiving, and the Friday after are holidays when doing a computation of time..

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Beware of Phishing Scams

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In Memoriam Fall Business Conference 2022

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2022 Fall Business Conference Recap

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State Triple Crown Award

At the May 2022 REALTORS® Legislative Meeting & Trade Expo, Washington REALTORS® was honored for winning the RPAC Triple Crown, an award that reflects attaining all five major goals outlined by NAR

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