Members weigh in on local advocacy priorities

In our 2021 member survey conducted in mid-July, we asked our members for their top three local advocacy priorities.

Housing affordability came out as the top priority based on rankings by 285 question respondents.

Homelessness solutions and business taxes on real estate also made it to the top three local advocacy priorities list. REALTOR® advocacy protected real estate from the state’s capital gains tax, B&O tax, and real estate excise tax. We will continue our advocacy efforts to fight against business tax increases.

Zoning (and its impact on lack of inventory) and local economic development (business growth, jobs, housing development) came in close to the top three. Fair housing was the sixth highest ranked legislative priority.

Seattle King County REALTORS® believes that housing availability and affordability is an absolute necessity for solving the housing crisis. We will continue to vigorously advocate for increasing housing supply by supporting actions to address missing middle housing options such as ADUs, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, condominiums, courtyard apartments, and up zones near transit and rail stations.

Members can view our Governmental and Public Affairs Page for information on our recent legislative successes, fair housing resources, Governmental Affairs publications, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), and more.