Introducing the Most Interesting Realtor® in the World…

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Wouldn’t It Be Great….

...if we got to deliver what we all promise? Selling Real Estate takes a team. It's not very often we sell a home without the assist of a Lender, or a visit from the Appraiser, never without an Escrow and a Title officer, or at least one repair person going out to the house, but it's all the showings our fellow Realtors make with their clients that really sells the home. I would bet that more than just a handful of Brokers sit at a kitchen table and promise would-be Sellers that they will be able to provide … [Read more...]

President’s Message – Summer 2013

Sweetest Summer Selling Season in Years! Clark County housing market heats up, our 3rd Quarter looks promising and changes at the association are coming to fruition. RMLS numbers are in and we are looking good. The numbers don't lie, housing sales are on the rise. Every Broker I talk to has a story to tell about this summer being one of the best in recent memory. Even the unstable bond market hasn't tainted our recovery here in Clark County. New Construction is booming again, Buyers are buying, and we need … [Read more...]

Thanks to all involved for a successful 2013 Golf Tournament!

Last Thursday CCAR held it's 32nd Annual Golf Tournament at The Cedars on Salmon Creek. A great time was had by all! (See our Facebook page for photos.) There were no losers, only WINNERS!!! We'd like to thank our SUPER HERO Sponsors for making the day memorable! (listed in order of placement on the course) Summit Mortgage (voted 2013's Best Hole Sponsor by our players), Guild Mortgage - Banquet Sponsor, Academy Mortgage - Beverage Cart, Pillar to Post Inspection, Old Republic Home … [Read more...]

President’s Message – Spring 2013

Spring is here and it would appear that, at least here in Clark County, it has arrived with a "For Sale" sign on it. The market is moving once again and Home Ownership is alive and well in Vancouver. Just like the flowers popping up in gardens all over the county so are the projects at CCAR: • With the newly unveiled Website we are retooling our communications with our members, as well as our new and improved newsletter. • The annual Dessert Auction met and beat expectations raising over $11,000 for … [Read more...]

Legislative Update

I wanted to give you an update as we head into the last weekend of the regular session and get ready for whatever the special session may hold. From a policy perspective this has been an extremely successful session. Governor Inslee has now signed two of our top three policy bills, and the third one is on its way to his desk. The fiscal picture is somewhat hazy, but we are in a good position as special session begins to defeat a proposal to make the .3% B&O Surcharge permanent. This session has seen us work … [Read more...]

THIS is Why You Have a Trade Association:

If you’ve ever wondered why you have a trade association, this past Monday was a perfect illustration of why it's important. You’ve probably heard that one of the greatest benefits of Realtor® membership is political advocacy.  For many, that concept is hard to understand.  What is political advocacy and how does it really affect you and your business?   Here’s an example: Not all of us understand politics or want to get involved.  Luckily, your membership dollars support staff at the local, state and … [Read more...]

Vern Veysey Honored at Washington REALTORS Spring Conference

We are proud to announce that Vern Veysey has been awarded the Achievement Award by WR! We are so fortunate to have him as a member. He is truly dedicated to our industry. Be sure to congratulate Vern when you see him! … [Read more...]

Register for the Nationwide Open House and Win!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE or call 360.695.5980 weekdays between 8am-5pm or email CCAR The Nationwide Open House is almost here! Join REALTORS across the nation by holding an open house April 20th and 21st! Be one of the first 100 Realtors to register for the Open House event and receive a free Nationwide Open House rider courtesy of our sponsor, Academy Mortgage! (One rider per person.) You will also receive an Open House Survival Kit compiled by Academy Mortgage and Stewart Title. Riders can be picked up from … [Read more...]

2013 Nationwide Open House Comes to Clark County

Mark your calendars for April 20 and 21, 2013—and join REALTORS® and associations throughout the U.S. and internationally for a weekend open house. More details to follow very soon! … [Read more...]