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Northwest Multiple Listing Service again updates rules and forms to enhance transparency and flexibility for brokers and consumers

KIRKLAND, Washington (June 9, 2022) – Northwest Multiple Listing Service (“NWMLS”), building on updates implemented in 2019, announced additional revisions to its rules and forms. These member-driven revisions further enhance transparency regarding broker compensation and create additional opportunities for consumers and brokers to discuss and negotiate compensation. The changes, effective [..]

June 9, 2022

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Northwest Multiple Listing Service transitions to OneHome platform to enhance home searching, buying, and selling process

KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON (April 13, 2022) – Listings in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service database attracted more than 3.7 million online views during March. The activity reflects views by around 109,000 unique visitors who used the recently launched OneHome™ platform. Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), the leading resource for the region’s [..]

April 13, 2022

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Bellevue broker tapped to chair Northwest MLS Board

KIRKLAND, Washington (March 3, 2022) – Stuart Heath, owner of Bellmark Real Estate in Bellevue, was selected 2022 chairperson of the board of directors at Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Other new officers include Chris Millsap from Chelan, vice chairperson; Jeff Pust from Olympia, treasurer; Frank Leach from Silverdale, secretary, and [..]

March 3, 2022

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Northwest MLS brokers tally 107,354 sales during 2021 valued at more than $75 billion

KIRKLAND, Washington. (January 19, 2022) – Northwest Multiple Listing Service member-brokers reported 107,354 closed sales during 2021. That marked the first time the annual sales volume surpassed 100,000 transactions. Last year’s completed sales were valued at more than $75 billion, eclipsing 2020’s figure by nearly $18.9 billion for a year-over-year [..]

January 11, 2022

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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 360 Team 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. [..]

May 14, 2021

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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 [..]

March 2, 2021

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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. Last year’s sales of residential (single family) homes and condominiums outgained 2019 by 3,257 [..]

January 19, 2021

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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 30,000 real estate brokers across 2,400 member offices in Washington state. Education is a core [..]

December 9, 2020

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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. Feedback from NWMLS representatives include reports of [..]

November 18, 2020

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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.” [..]

September 1, 2020