Operation Evolve: Revising Agency Law and Industry Practices

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07 Dec

Operation Evolve: Revising Agency Law and Industry Practices

Operation Evolve: Revising Agency Law and Industry Practices

Thursday, December 7, 2023 (9:00 AM to 12:30 PM)
3.5 CE Hours
Live Webinar, NOTE: Online attendance is monitored and you must have your camera on. Class, Courses, Education

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In January 2024, the Agency Law will be revised. The changes in law will necessitate significant change for most brokers in their delivery of services to clients. The changes will impact: the agreements brokers enter with buyers and sellers; the timing of when those agreements are signed; how those agreements are negotiated; how and even if, brokers are compensated; and many other aspects of a broker's relationship to the broker's client and the other party in the transaction. With the changes in law, there will be changes to the forms and there will be substantial changes in industry practices. The media will likely pick up on these changes and create consumer expectations around compensation and other practices that brokers must be prepared to address. Simply put, if you fail to prepare for the changes coming in January 2024, prepare to suffer financial, legal and/or regulatory difficulty. This class is intended to give you the information you need to empower change so that you not only avoid difficulty but so that you embrace the change to achieve greater success than before. 

Live Webinar
Live Webinar
Links to join the webinar will be emailed to students 1 day prior to class.
Class requirements to receive clock hours are: students must attend the full class.
NOTE: Online attendance is monitored and you must have your camera on., 

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Annie Fitzsimmons

Annie Fitzsimmons is a lawyer whose entire post-adolescent life has focused on the Washington real estate market place in one form or another. When she was 11 years old, her parents opened a real estate company and she worked in the office first as the cleaning crew, later as a receptionist, bookkeeper and typist and ultimately as a real estate licensee. At age 23, she school at the University of Washington and upon graduating, began her legal career with the Tacoma law firm of Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Malanca, Peterson & Daheim. She was one of the firm’s primary residential real property lawyers until 2001 when she left to open her own office and since has served as Washington Realtors Legal Hotline Attorney as well as providing a variety of other legal services for WR. She served on the task force that drafted the Agency Law from 1994 to 1996 and the task force that worked in 2004 and 2005 considering revisions to the Licensing Law, RCW 18.85. She has sued and defended real property owners, buyers, sellers and brokers across the state but has recently made it her personal priority to ensure that no Washington REALTOR® is ever sued again for something they could have avoided. Believing that education is the best way to achieve this goal, she is here today. So, take advantage of her experience and ask questions that are important to you. Raise your hand and focus discussion on issues that are challenging you today.