On March 8, 2021, the Department of Licensing (DOL) Real Estate Audit Unit will begin conducting audits remotely. Until further notice, audits will be conducted remotely instead of in person at the license location. This change will impact Real Estate Firms, Branches and Designated Brokers.

What does this mean to you?
You may be contacted by an Auditor to participate in a remote audit.

  • As a licensee you will be expected to participate.
  • Firms with hard copy records will be expected to scan, fax, and regular mail or email copies of the requested records to the auditor who contacted you for review.

Be prepared for an audit.
Preparation is the key to any successful audit process. The real estate licensing laws require that records are up-to-date, accessible and furnished upon request.

  • Be proactive.
  • Make sure you have a good working knowledge of your software.
  • Make sure you know how to access, retrieve, and are able to produce any and all records you are required to keep.
  • For hardcopy records, have a plan for how you will produce the requested records to the auditor for review.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?
Please email the Real Estate Audits Unit at REAudits@dol.wa.gov

MAR. 11 @ 12PM-1:30PM

TCAR Membership Meeting
2021 Regional Economic Forecast

Want the 4-1-1 on what’s to come? Then don’t miss this membership meeting! We will be joined by a panel of economic development leaders from Kennewick, Richland, Pasco and West Richland who will be ready to share their insights into regional project plans for 2021!

Our panel of guest speakers include:

  • Eric Mendenhall – Community Development Manager for West Richland
  • Mandy Wallner – Marketing Specialist of Economic Development for Richland
  • Rohana Carmichael – Economic Development Marketing Specialist for Kennewick
  • Rick White – Community & Economic Development Director for Pasco
  • Mike Alvarez – Guest Moderator

PLUS! There will be plenty of time for Q&As, so jot those questions down and join us!

Register for the meeting here:


This year, Washington REALTORS® hosted a series of webinars for Black History Month. If you weren’t able to attend the live sessions, the recordings are now available online!


Dr. Quintard Taylor gave a fascinating overview of housing discrimination in Washington. The period photos and historical references alone are worth the watch. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING

“What the Game of Monopoly Teaches Us about Race and Housing in America” was a special webinar with Dr. Leonard Moore and was the second video for Black History Month. Dr. Moore covered the history of housing discrimination and what kinds of discrimination we are facing today. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING

As part of their Black History Month series, Washington REALTORS® was excited to welcome the Director of Community Engagement at Highline College, Rashad Norris! Rashad has led teams and developed programs that created sustainable interpersonal relationships. In this webinar, he talked to REALTORS® about perceptions and assumptions of Black culture and Black history by the dominant narratives in textbooks and how society can skew self-identification, self-love, and self-confidence. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING

Washington REALTORS® welcomed Dr. Arthur Acolin with the University of Washington, College of Built Environments to take a deep dive into the data of Black homeownership, the research trends and why the growing gaps matter. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING

You can also check out a list of resources on WR’s dedicated Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page!