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NAR Director Election to Be Held August 7

By jnaegeli / July 8, 2024 / Comments Off on NAR Director Election to Be Held August 7

Back to News Center President Michael Orbino has announced an election on August 7 to fill one available position on the Board of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Seattle King County REALTORS® is allocated two positions on the NAR Board of Directors. These NAR Directors are elected at the…

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June is Homeownership Month

By jnaegeli / June 20, 2024 / Comments Off on June is Homeownership Month

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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Are You Covered by the NAR Settlement?

By jnaegeli / May 6, 2024 / Comments Off on Are You Covered by the NAR Settlement?

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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Unified Statement on NAR Settlement

By jnaegeli / March 15, 2024 / Comments Off on Unified Statement on NAR Settlement

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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Kittitas and Seattle King County REALTORS® Agree to Merge

By jnaegeli / December 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Kittitas and Seattle King County REALTORS® Agree to Merge

Back to News Center REALTOR® brokerages from Ellensburg, Cle Elum, and throughout Kittitas County will join the Seattle King County REALTORS® in 2024. The Kittitas and King County associations discussed merging through the summer of 2023, and their merger was approved by both organizations in late October. The National Association…

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Corcoran, Lake & Company, and John L. Scott affirm REALTOR® membership

By jnaegeli / October 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Corcoran, Lake & Company, and John L. Scott affirm REALTOR® membership

Back to News Center Three prominent real estate brokerages, Lake & Company Real Estate, Corcoran Lifestyle Properties, and John L. Scott Real Estate have affirmed their continued membership with the Seattle King County REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). These commitments come amid news that national real estate…

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A Message about Membership from President Sharon O’Mahony

By jnaegeli / October 10, 2023 / Comments Off on A Message about Membership from President Sharon O’Mahony

Back to News Center Recently we have been fielding questions from members of Seattle King County REALTORS® about membership. In the spirit of transparency, we want to answer these questions because we value each individual broker and firm that chooses to participate in Seattle King County REALTORS®. Several national real estate…

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2023 Safety Month Classes

By jnaegeli / September 2, 2023 / Comments Off on 2023 Safety Month Classes

Back to News Center September is REALTOR® Safety Month, when REALTORS® are encouraged to make and assess their plans for safety on the job. REALTOR® Safety Program The goal of the REALTOR® Safety Program is to reduce the number of safety incidents that occur in the industry, so every REALTOR®…

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Statement Regarding NAR from President Sharon O’Mahony

By jnaegeli / September 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Statement Regarding NAR from President Sharon O’Mahony

Back to News Center We are shocked and saddened by the recent story in the New York Times detailing allegations of sexual harassment at the National Association of Realtors® and the subsequent resignation of NAR President Kenny Parcell. These revelations should give us pause to reflect on the apparent shortcomings…

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Big Wealth Gains for Homeowners Over 10 Years in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

By jnaegeli / April 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Big Wealth Gains for Homeowners Over 10 Years in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

Back to News Center New data from the National Association of Realtors® reveal middle-income homeowners in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area accumulated an average of $302,250 in wealth as their homes appreciated over the last 10 years. The data, which was featured prominently in NAR’s new report, Wealth Gains by Income and Racial/Ethnic…

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