Association News

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). 

A 2022 real estate forecast

“Expect strong housing demand to continue and prices to increase, although both will likely moderate over the next 12 months,” writes incoming NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith.

Seattle Agent’s top 5 Association News items from 2021

2021, our guest contributors shed light on critical topics, including property rights, barriers to homeownership and what’s ahead for 2022.

Governor proposes legislation to address Washington’s housing crisis

Legislation proposed this month by Washington Governor Jay Inslee could significantly impact the state’s housing supply and affordable homeownership crisis. 

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