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NAR Economist Keynotes Program on Strategies for 2024 Success

April 4, 2024

Back to News Center REALTORS® reported record-high home prices in 2023, based on sales of existing homes, but also the worst volume of sales since 1995, with severe shortages of inventory being a major factor for the imbalance. Those were among insights shared by Dr. Jessica Lautz, deputy chief economist…

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Auction Raised Over $60,000 for RPAC

April 2, 2024

Back to News Center On March 28, Seattle King County REALTORS® hosted their annual auction benefitting the REALTOR® Political Action Committee. This event sold out with over 125 tickets sold. REALTORS® from across King County came together to bid on over 50 silent and live auction items ultimately raising over…

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Cascade PBS Ideas Festival: Quench Your Curiosity

March 20, 2024

Back to News Center Save the date! The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival is on May 4. The daylong event at the Amazon Meeting Center (2031 7th Ave, Seattle) brings together journalists, politicians, authors, thought leaders, and newsmakers to examine the people, policies, and events that shape our lives. The event features…

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WA Secretary of State Unveils New Voter Portal

March 20, 2024

Back to News Center Washington’s Secretary of State launched a new voter portal just before the presidential primary to help those who recently relocated to the state, or for newly eligible voters get registered online. The portal may be viewed in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Somali, Russian or Korean. Upcoming…

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King County Brokers Report Positive Gains in Key Metrics

March 15, 2024

Back to News Center Brokers in King County notched gains in four key metrics during February despite tight inventory and interest rates that are keeping some potential purchasers on the sidelines. The latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) shows brokers in King County added 2,492 new listings of…

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Unified Statement on NAR Settlement

March 15, 2024

Back to News Center Seattle King County REALTORS® is pleased the National Association of REALTORS® has entered into a settlement agreement in their class action lawsuits concerning representation and compensation. The settlement is yet to be finalized, but it demonstrates a potential resolution that will allow us to move forward…

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City Unveils “One Seattle Plan” the first draft of major update to Comp Plan

March 12, 2024

Back to News Center At least 100,000 new units of housing will be created over the next 20 years as part of the draft One Seattle Plan. The 198-page document, released March 5 following two years of meetings that generated input from thousands of people, is a major update to…

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Seattle Bans Batteries, Electronics from Garbage

March 11, 2024

Back to News Center Seattleites can no longer toss batteries and electronics into their garbage. The City of Seattle banned such items from garbage and recycling bins as of January 1. In implementing the rule, city officials cited hazardous substances as a factor, noting they can pose risks to humans…

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News Release: Realtors Name 86th First Citizen Award Recipient Tod Leiweke

February 16, 2024

Back to News Center BELLEVUE, Washington (Feb. 15, 2024) – Sports innovator.  An inspirational visionary. A champion for inclusion. Acclaimed humanitarian. Compassionate. Appreciative. Those are just a few of the words that colleagues use to describe Tod Leiweke, who has been named 2024 Seattle King County First Citizen. Not only…

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Nominations for the 2025 Board of Directors are open

February 14, 2024

Back to News Center Seattle King County REALTORS® is currently accepting nominations for the following positions on the 2025 Board of Directors: In order to run for office and serve, ALL candidates must be REALTORS® in good standing with Seattle King County REALTORS®. Members of the Board are expected to…

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