2016 Hill Day Series: REALTORS® undeterred by zombies on the Hill


REALTORS® visiting Olympia yesterday were surprised to find a myriad of characters, including zombies, wandering the legislative halls of our state Capitol. Over 400 REALTORS® from around the state showed up for “Hill Day” eager to let legislators know about the need for more housing options in our growing economy. Members of the #KeepFilmInWA movement were also in Olympia, but not even the occasional “made-up” film zombie could stop REALTORS® from carrying our housing message.

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“Hill Day is important because legislators need to know where we stand in our willingness to protect homeownership. This is our chance to sit down at the table with the decision makers and let them know how the lack of housing inventory is affecting our business and our ability to help families find affordable homes,” said Patti Hill, 2016 Seattle King County REALTORS President. “Your clients shouldn’t feel like surviving a zombie plague is easier than finding an affordable home in King County.”

President Patti and 55 other REALTORS® and Affiliates from King County started her #PattiHillDay charge by meeting with Senator Bob Hasegawa (D-11) to talk about the important need to increase housing inventory. She presented the senator with the staggering numbers released by the NWMLS for December showing a measly 24 day supply of available housing units. Patti went on to meet with several other legislators and discussed inventory, taxes, and affordable housing.

“Homeownership is still the American Dream, and REALTORS are here today to make sure that dream can become a reality for every family we serve,” Patti said.