Association News

Young Professionals Network help shape industry’s future on multiple levels

“Like counterparts at nearly 400 state and local associations, this member-driven organization is focused on encouraging newer professionals to become involved with governance (policy and advocacy), leadership, education/professional development and community (volunteerism).” — Cheyenne Gillooly, YPN Chair and YPN Director at Seattle King County REALTORS®

Summer is high season for Seattle King County REALTORS’ political activities

The months of June through August are filled with events and meetings, many in anticipation of important elections.

Overcoming Adversity: The recovery and growth of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®

COVID was a setback for many associations, but it offered the Women’s Council of REALTORS® the opportunity to get creative and dig deep to find ways to connect meaningfully with members across the country.

Northwest MLS brings members state-of-the-art technology

“Data sharing, communications, training and promoting cooperation, professionalism and ethical conduct are integral parts of the NWMLS  purpose.” — Stuart Heath, 2022 chairperson of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors

AREAA fostering progress through greater accessibility

“The AAPI community is undergoing a period of rapid growth, in sheer numbers and in cultural impact … At AREAA, we are proud and humbled to play our part in fostering progress that will lead to greater accessibility and opportunity for the growing AAPI community.” — Tim Hur, president of the Asian Real Estate Association of America

Giving back can yield positive ROI!

Volunteering can also be fulfilling, not only by providing needed services, but also for strengthening or developing relationships, providing a sense of purpose, and acquiring new skills.

Making a difference in our communities

During these turbulent times, Washington’s real estate community has been stepping up to find new ways to make a difference.

Consumer Federation of America: ‘Uncouple buyer, seller agent commissions’

The ongoing commission battle has one report calling for changes the NAR says could freeze many out of the homebuying process.

Bellevue offers assistance with overdue rent, mortgage payments

The city of Bellevue is offering mediation to help tenants and landlords negotiate repayment of overdue rent resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by Seattle King County REALTORS® (SKCR).

Enumclaw expands Multi-Family Tax Exemption program

Enumclaw’s city council recently expanded the city’s Multi-Family Tax Exemption (MFTE) program, a move that many hope will reverse decades-old development patterns and stimulate construction of new multifamily housing, according to a report by Seattle King County REALTORS® (SKCR). 

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