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Oak Harbor broker tapped to chair Northwest MLS Board

KIRKLAND, Washington (March 15, 2021) - Randall (Randy) Fischer, managing broker at Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate in Oak Harbor, has been elected chairman of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) board of directors. Other new officers for 2021 include Stuart Heath, vice chairman, Chris Millsap, treasurer, and Jeff Pust, secretary.

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Walla Walla Realtors join Northwest MLS to further enhance tools and services

KIRKLAND, Washington (March 2, 2021) - The Walla Walla Association of Realtors® voted to merge its multiple listing service with Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), based in Kirkland. With the addition of Walla Walla and Columbia counties, NWMLS expands its service area to 26 counties across Washington and adds a service center within the Walla Walla Association of Realtors® office in downtown Walla Walla.

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Northwest MLS brokers tally more than $56 billion in home sales during 2020

KIRKLAND, Washington. (January 19, 2021) - Northwest Multiple Listing Service member-brokers reported 95,760 closed sales during 2020 valued at more than $56 billion. Both the number of transactions and dollar value eclipsed the totals for 2019.

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Northwest Multiple Listing Service Expands Use of Meridian LMS to Provide a Fully Virtual Training Program to Its Membership

Reston, VA (December 9, 2020) - Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced that Northwest Multiple Listing Service ("NWMLS") has upgraded their Meridian LMS™ and increased the number of learners on the platform, which serves more than 33,000 real estate brokers across 2,500 member offices in Washington state.

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Despite prohibition on open houses, brokers, buyers and sellers employ array of virtual tools to stay safe and fulfill housing needs

KIRKLAND, Washington (November 18, 2020) - Even though in-person open houses are not currently allowed under new and reinstated pandemic-related restrictions, broker-members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) continue to provide services to home buyers and sellers using several contactless and virtual tools.

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Virtual tours proving popular among Northwest MLS brokers and their clients

KIRKLAND, Washington (September 1, 2020) - Conducting business virtually "has been quite a shift for us," admitted Frank Leach, a director at Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Now, he added, "I don't see it reverting to what we had done in the past. Even our broker tours are now done virtually."

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Northwest Multiple Listing Service unveils more options for house hunters to view homes

KIRKLAND, Washington (June 10, 2020) - Western Washington home shoppers can now take various types of guided tours of properties, including a new "Live Stream Open House" option. Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) recently unveiled that new feature plus enhanced ways for member-brokers to promote multiple virtual tours on their listings.

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