REALTOR® News

Ask the Expert - What is the REALTOR® Difference?

  • by Snohomish County Camano Association of REALTORS®
  • Jan 10, 2024, 16:38 PM
Understandably, many misunderstand the terms “Real Estate Agent,” “Real Estate Broker,” and “REALTORS®.” So, what is the difference? “Real Estate Agent” is a blanket term used to describe the different types of professionals who buy and sell real estate: agents, brokers, and REALTORS®. And even though they all work in the same industry, they have very different backgrounds.
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Friday Video Update with Annie Fitzsimmons

  • by Washington REALTORS®
  • Dec 22, 2023, 15:08 PM
Operation Evolve: Buyer Broker Compensation This week we're back with another installment of our latest Legal Hotline Video Series: Operation Evolve! Join us as WR Legal Hotline Lawyer, Annie Fitzsimmons, breaks down buyer broker compensation and seller's ability to offer zero compensation to buyer brokers. You won't want to miss this series—tune in to stay confident and informed as we head toward 2024.
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Get the Facts - Member Updates

  • by Washington REALTORS®
  • Dec 19, 2023, 16:50 PM
Your Voice Matters: Take the NAR Member Survey ​ The National Association of REALTORS® has released a survey to gather members’ inputs about their culture and communication channels. Your feedback is critical and your voice matters! The survey will be open until January 5, 2024, and you can access it with your NAR login here.
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Ask the Expert - What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

  • by Snohomish County Camano Association of REALTORS®
  • Dec 18, 2023, 16:28 PM
A: According to the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington (MSRC), an accessory dwelling unit (or ADU) is a self-contained residential unit located on the same lot as an existing single-family home. Colloquially called “mother-in-law apartments” or “in-law suites” due to the prominence of extended family usage, ADUs have become an increasingly attractive concept for renters and homeowners of differing backgrounds. For many reasons, ADUs have become the subject of much interest to REALTORS®, homeowners, and renters alike.
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Friday Video Update with Annie Fitzsimmons

  • by Washington REALTORS®
  • Dec 15, 2023, 15:38 PM
This week we're back with another installment of our latest Legal Hotline Video Series: Operation Evolve! Join us as WR Legal Hotline Lawyer, Annie Fitzsimmons, breaks down the purchase and sale agreement as it relates to the amount of compensation offered by the seller. You won't want to miss this series—tune in to stay confident and informed as we head toward 2024.
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Get the Facts - Member Updates

  • by Washington REALTORS®
  • Dec 12, 2023, 15:43 PM
Coming in January, WR will start providing exclusive content within your existing NAR Photofy App! In the meantime, use the app to access, easily personalize and share the "That's Who We R" social media assets right to your own social media accounts!
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Friday Video Update with Annie Fitzsimmons

  • by Washington REALTORS®
  • Dec 12, 2023, 15:30 PM
This week we're back with another installment of our latest Legal Hotline Video Series: Operation Evolve! Join us as WR Legal Hotline Lawyer, Annie Fitzsimmons, discusses the new single Buyer Agency Agreement that will go into effect on January 1st, 2024. You won't want to miss this series—tune in to stay confident and informed as we head toward 2024!
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Ask the Expert - What is Housing Shortage?

  • by Snohomish County Camano Association of REALTORS®
  • Nov 20, 2023, 09:39 AM
In the dynamic world of real estate, Snohomish County, like many parts of the United States, is grappling with a housing shortage. While this issue isn't unique to our region, it's indicative of a broader challenge that has affected major metropolitan areas across Washington state and the nation.
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Ask the Expert - REALTORS® Give Back

  • by Snohomish County Camano Association of REALTORS®
  • Nov 3, 2023, 16:48 PM
How do REALTORS® Give Back? REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations are not just business professionals; they are pillars of their communities and unwavering champions of charity and service. These dedicated men and women love their community and recognize the pivotal role of charitable activities in sustaining the diversity and character of the neighborhoods they work in. By immersing themselves deeply in their towns and cities, real estate experts establish themselves as individuals who genuinely understand and care about their local areas. This not only fortifies the bonds within the community but also bolsters trust and name recognition among the general public
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Friday Video Update with Annie Fitzsimmons

  • by Washington REALTORS
  • Nov 3, 2023, 16:30 PM
LEGAL HOTLINE VIDEO SERIES Busting Industry Myths: Dual Agency Agreement This week we're back with the final installment of our Legal Hotline Video Series: Busting Industry Myths! Join us as WR Legal Hotline Lawyer, Annie Fitzsimmons, discusses the common myth that a dual agency agreement comes without harm to the seller. Listen in as she clears up this misconception & review the rest of this series to stay informed!
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Busting Industry Myths w/ Annie Fitzsimmons

  • by Washington REALTORS
  • Oct 13, 2023, 16:17 PM
This week we're back with another installment of our latest Legal Hotline Video Series: Busting Industry Myths! Join us as WR Legal Hotline Lawyer, Annie Fitzsimmons, discusses the myth that a Form 22Q is necessary when entering into a transaction with a Form 22B buyer. Listen in as she clears up this common misconception and tune into the rest of this series to stay informed for the remainder of 2023!
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Q: What are the safety protocols for buying or selling a home?

  • by Snohomish County Camano Association of REALTORS®
  • Sep 20, 2023, 16:29 PM
A: The Snohomish County Camano Association of REALTORS® (SCCAR) has worked hard to keep REALTOR® safety a foremost priority, but what about people looking to either buy or sell a home? Safety is a conversation far too many real estate professionals omit from their discussions with sellers and buyer. As September is REALTOR® Safety Month, SCCAR wanted to share some safety tips for buyers and sellers:
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Q: Does Homeownership Matter?

  • by Snohomish County-Camano Association of REALTORS®
  • Aug 23, 2023, 10:01 AM
Most consumers know homeownership is among the soundest investments an individual can make to begin building their personal wealth. However, owning a home is not just in the best interest of the homeowner. “Homeownership provides stability, builds communities, and is a driving force in our economy,” stated Julie Love, President of the Snohomish County-Camano Association of REALTORS® (SCCAR).
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