Hill Day 2019: First-time attendees speak up

For those that want a more active role in shaping housing policy, there’s no better place to start than with over 500 fellow REALTORS® in Olympia. REALTORS® can feel good knowing that their colleagues and the Association are looking out for their interests with our legislators and in our cities.

First-time Washington REALTORS® Hill Day participants brought fresh perspectives and new stories directly to legislators Thursday.

“It’s really exciting to see government in action,” said first-time attendee Marella Alejandrino of Windermere Seattle-Northlake. “I didn’t know the Association is so organized and strategic. I feel great about the agenda and our ability to get things done.”

Seattle King County REALTORS® Director Sharon O’Mahony of Windermere – Greenwood came down to Hill Day to help communicate REALTORS® ideas and make an impact with legislators. “The energy here today is fantastic. I think we have some great solutions, especially on condo reform, that I’m excited to share with my representative,” said O’Mahony.

Another first-timer, Martin Hurley of John L. Scott Seattle Northeast, decided to come at the urging of his managing broker, former SKCR President Patti Hill. “Patti is very active with REALTOR® advocacy and encourages all of us to get involved,” said Hurley. “Today has been fun because you not only get to see how government works, but you get to add your voice as well.”

Hill Day registration for first-time participants is always free. We hope to see new and familiar faces again next year!