PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-124B-210 Real estate licensee advertising/assumed names.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.85.041(5).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Consumer[s] need to know which real estate brokerage they are contracting with. This proposal would consider allowing marketing and branding, but still keep the consumer knowledgeable on which real estate firm they are transacting business with.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jerry McDonald, P.O. Box 2445, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6525, fax (360) 570-7051, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 2, 2010