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June is Homeownership Month

June 20, 2024

Back to News Center June is when REALTORS® commemorate National Homeownership Month. The goal of the observance is to raise awareness about the benefits of owning a home and the importance of making homeownership more attainable for all Americans. REALTOR® members serve as trusted advisors, helping consumers navigate the home…

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Bev Read Honored for RPAC Milestone

June 6, 2024

Back to News Center Beverly Prkacin Read, a member of the Governmental and Public Affairs Committee (GAC) at Seattle King County REALTORS® (SKCR) since 1985, was recognized at the group’s latest meeting for reaching a milestone with the National Association of REALTORS®. In singling her out, Gina Madeya, SKCR’s VP…

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Five Colleges Are Collaborating in effort to enhance urban forests

May 31, 2024

Back to News Center Tree canopies in several urban areas across the state should increase and residents in underserved communities will gain knowledge about stewardship of natural resources as part of a five-year project being led by Washington State University. The project, supported by a nearly $1.8 million Inflation Reduction…

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Bellevue Chamber Launches Initiative to Connect Volunteers with Nonprofits

May 22, 2024

Back to News Center Eastside REALTORS®, and especially young professionals, are invited to be part of an initiative of the Bellevue Chamber to connect volunteers with nonprofits. The new event, called Believe, is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The showcase of nonprofits is being presented…

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Brokers in King, Kittitas Counties report solid uptick in April activity on most metrics

May 15, 2024

Back to News Center Despite higher-for-longer interest rates that constrained purchasing power for some buyers, brokers across much of Washington reported solid gains in both pending and closed sales during April. In its latest report, Northwest Multiple Listing Service also noted listing activity improved last month in 23 of the…

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Has Seattle Improved Its ParkScore®?

May 14, 2024

Back to News Center Two free events this month are being presented in celebration of parks. They include a stewardship day on May 18 and a virtual chat on the latest ParkScore® Index with leading park experts on May 22. In extending an invitation, Roland Carette-Meyers, the Northwest associate director…

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Are You Covered by the NAR Settlement?

May 6, 2024

Back to News Center Since the announcement of the $418 million settlement proposed by the National Association of REALTORS® in the Sitzer-Burnett anti-trust lawsuit, individual real estate agents have been wondering whether they are covered by the settlement and protected from similar litigation. The good news is that if you…

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Vote for the 2025 Board of Directors

May 6, 2024

Back to News Center Official Election Notice The online ballot is now open to all members in good standing (paid 2024 dues). Members will receive a weekly reminder email in June with a link to vote electronically. All votes must be received by 12:00 PM on June 28, 2024. Election…

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$51,000 in Scholarships Awarded to 2024 Applicants

May 2, 2024

Back to News Center The Seattle-King County First Citizen Scholarship Foundation is excited to announce that thanks to member generosity, 29 applicants will receive a 2024 scholarship, totaling $51,000. Scholarships are awarded to high school and college applicants, as well as our REALTOR® members, who demonstrate a commitment to community…

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BOLD Summit 2024 Recap

May 1, 2024

Back to News Center During a gathering of brokers and owners at an event dubbed 2024 BOLD Summit (Broker/Owner Leadership Discussion), the leadership of Seattle King County REALTORS® (SKCR), emphasized that the association remains dedicated to its mission and delivering results for members. Their message: “We are focused on getting…

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