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TPCAR 2021 General Election Endorsements – Vote by November 2!

Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors is proud to announce its candidate endorsements for this year’s General Election on November 2nd. The below list of candidates were interviewed by our Endorsement Advisory Committee and received TPCAR support based on their understanding and acknowledgement of the importance real estate plays in our communities, their support of REALTOR issues, and their commitment to working with TPCAR [...]

By |2021-10-15T16:39:10-07:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on TPCAR 2021 General Election Endorsements – Vote by November 2!

Guides to Help Prepare for the Winter Season

Stephen Harrington, Chief Operations Officer In the Pacific Northwest, we know a thing or two about severe weather. Wind, rain, ice, and snow – We get it all. In preparation for the winter season, we have prepared a series of guides to help people protect their home. These guides are everything you need to know about how to prepare your home for ice [...]

By |2021-10-12T09:56:26-07:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on Guides to Help Prepare for the Winter Season

TPCAR endorsed candidates fare well in August Primary

Thanks to the good work and effort of our volunteer members who participated, TPCAR fielded a strong slate of endorsements for the Primary Election on August 3. All but one of our endoresed candidates were able to advance to the General Election and are well positioned to win office. The below list of candidates received TPCAR support based on their understanding and acknowledgement [...]

By |2021-08-19T14:03:16-07:00August 18th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on TPCAR endorsed candidates fare well in August Primary

Tacoma-Pierce County Realtors seeks volunteers for Grievance and Professional Standards Committees

The Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors is seeking volunteers to serve on its Grievance and Professional Standards Committees. Each volunteer will be considered based upon their good standing in Tacoma/Pierce County Association of Realtors®-including compliance with NAR’s required Code of Ethics training.  Their experience and knowledge in the different facets of our profession will also be part of the considerations. Additionally, each volunteer [...]

By |2021-08-09T15:10:54-07:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on Tacoma-Pierce County Realtors seeks volunteers for Grievance and Professional Standards Committees

Realtors file emergency motion to enforce US Supreme Court ruling against CDC eviction moratorium

Housing providers brought their case back to court Wednesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the eviction moratorium through October 3. The Lawsuit The Alabama and Georgia associations of REALTORS® filed an emergency motion Wednesday night with Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asking her to enforce the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent order that the CDC [...]

By |2021-08-05T12:24:52-07:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on Realtors file emergency motion to enforce US Supreme Court ruling against CDC eviction moratorium

TPCAR Primary Election Candidate Endorsements

Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors is proud to announce its candidate endorsements for this year's August 3 Primary Election. The below list of candidates were interviewed by our Endorsement Advisory Committee and received TPCAR support based on their understanding and acknowledgement of the importance real estate plays in our communities, their support of REALTOR issues, and their commitment to working with TPCAR on [...]

By |2021-07-20T09:18:08-07:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on TPCAR Primary Election Candidate Endorsements

A Clean, Well-Maintained Property Sells

A Clean, Well-Maintained Property Sells   Is it true that first impressions are everything?? Yes. Especially when it comes to trying to capture the attention of a potential buyer. Whether you are getting a commercial or residential property ready for market, there are several primary factors that will make a big difference. Pay attention to how the property looks when you first drive [...]

By |2021-07-06T16:22:26-07:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on A Clean, Well-Maintained Property Sells

Washington is Open for Business

Washington REALTORS and the NWMLS are excited to announce that effective Wednesday, June 30th, Washington State will lift the majority of restrictions imposed on businesses, including those restrictions affecting the real estate industry. However, certain face covering requirements still apply to real estate firms and sellers may impose their own requirements for those visiting a property. As always, brokers should be respectful of [...]

By |2021-06-30T11:40:45-07:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on Washington is Open for Business

Real Estate Professionals Classification as Independent Contractors

Of the 1.4 million members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), approximately 87 percent are classified as independent contractors. This classification is essential to the real estate industry, homeowners across the country, and to boosting the economy. The ability to work as an independent contractor is recognized and protected under many state and some federal laws. However, litigation and new federal and [...]

By |2021-06-15T12:40:04-07:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on Real Estate Professionals Classification as Independent Contractors

CDC Eviction Moratorium Vacated and Stayed

On May 5, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) nationwide eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of June, concluding the moratorium exceeds the limits Congress placed on the CDC’s authority. In response, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a notice of appeal and a request for an emergency stay [...]

By |2021-06-15T12:36:32-07:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|Comments Off on CDC Eviction Moratorium Vacated and Stayed