May 2016
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"The major fortunes in America have been made in land."

-John D. Rockefeller

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NAR Legislative Meetings Update

NAR Legislative Meetings Update
NAR Legislative Meetings Update

2016 NAR Benefits Catalog:

Legal Hotline Question     Date Posted:     12/23/2015

1. Does a licensed agent need to be at a home inspection? 
2. Does a licensed agent need to be at a home inspection with the inspector for a set amount of time?
Real Estate brokers have a duty to account for seller's property, entrusted to broker. If broker uses broker's MLS key to open seller's home for buyer's inspection, then broker must be able to account for seller's property while in broker's "possession." While the property is accessible to broker and others based on broker's key box entry, the seller's home is in broker's "possession." Broker must be able to account for seller's property during the inspection if broker's key accesses the property for the inspection. If inspector gains access to seller's property by some means other than broker's MLS key or any other access provided by broker, then there is no state law requirement that broker be at a home inspection. Broker's MLS may impose a different outcome to this answer. Broker should confirm this issue with broker's MLS. 

Friday May 27th 9-10 AM

"Nuggets For Newbies" 
is a FREE one hour informative session that over the year will cover a variety of Real Estate related topics. 
This month Shawn Brown with Global Home Loans will talk about Financing Programs, Preparing Buyers, Timing in today's market  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Thursday June 16th 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

"Water Issues Summit"

Local water supplies, are they holding up and how Does it affect my business? Bill Clarke Attorney and State Water Issues Expert with Washington Realtors, will provide an overview of water as a resource, how it impacts us and what issues are looming on the horizon that will have a profound impact on real estate tra nsactions....  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Thursday June 23 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

It's a Hot Market out there

Join us as we hear about the "Local Housing Market" and hear from Washington Realtor Leadership. Today Washington REALTORS is the largest, most influential Association in Washington State. Please join us for an open and frank discussion of how we got here, what we are doing today and the innovative initiatives for the future....


Offered at NO CHARGE to TCAR Members. TCAR offers ONE FREE class per year! As of 12/31/2016 EVERY member will need to have completed a Code of Ethics course to meet NAR's Quadrennial Code of Ethics membership Agreement. 

Have you ever wondered if whether something you're about to do would be ethical or not? Or if another Realtor's actions were ethical?  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Friday July 22
TCAR's Golf Tournament

776 - Active TCAR Members 
113 - New Member 2015
68- New Members to Date 2016

As you can see from our Member Moves section, we have an increase in the number of New TCAR Members! If you are an office that is actively looking to add more Realtor members, please refer to the  TCAR NEW MEMBER CHECKLIST This list will help to make sure that all New Members have the proper information. 


On Wednesday May 18th, 2016 the PACMLS Board voted to adopt the Rules and Regulations to be implemented immediately.  CLICK HERE TO READ PACMLS RULES 
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Mary Harris - President Elect
Jeff Smart - Vice President
Susan Dahl - Secretary/ Treasurer
Gayle Stack- Immediate Past President

2016 Board of Directors  
Cindy House - Miskho
John Keltch
Chad Markel
Cari McGee
John Mower
Dave Shinabarger
Jerritt Wiser

ONLINE Education Opportunities

The Education Committee understands that sometimes it is just not possible to get ALL CE hours for your license renewal in person, so they have solicited partnerships with some of the leading Online Education providers in the country to offer you discounted rates. If you have a need for Online Education please click on the links below to visit any of our Education Affinity Providers: