Weekly Notices
Friday, January 11, 2019  
2019 SAR Installation Luncheon 

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New SAR officers and directors were installed, this week, at the 2019 SAR Officers and Directors Installation Luncheon. The event was held at the Centennial Hotel (formerly Red Lion Inn at the Park).

2019 SAR Leadership Team members are installed by SAR Past-president and Washington REALTORS® Director Patti Boyd (pictured above): President Gina Mosey, RE/MAX Inland Empire; President-elect Tom Clark, Kestell Company; Secretary Marilyn Amato, Windermere City Group; Treasurer Dave Crosby, American Dream Homes; Director Eric Etzel, Choice Realty; Director Cynthia Gustafson, John L. Scott Inc.; Director Kristy Hamby, Windermere City Group; Director Sara Houk, John L. Scott, Inc.; Director Pam Novell, Windermere Manito; Director Jim Palmer, Jr., Real Estate Marketplace NW, Inc.; Director Abbey Parsons, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson V; Director Bill Richard, Keller Williams Spokane - Branch; Director Rick Richard, John L. Scott, Inc.; Director Taylor Ward, Synergy Properties; and Immediate Past-president Ken Sax, Keller Williams Spokane - Main.

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2019 SAR President Gina Mosey (at left in photo above) is installed by SAR Past President and Washington REALTORS® Director Patti Boyd (at right in photo above).

Watch President Mosey's Inaugural Address (six minutes) online here:

2019 SAR President Gina Mosey delivers her Inaugural Address
2019 SAR President Gina Mosey
delivers her Inaugural Address

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SAR Past-president and Women's Council of REALTORS® Past-president Jennifer Valerien (at left in photo above), installs 2019 WCR officers.

Left to right in photo above: Brenda McKinleyJackie KnightElaine Edwards, Jennifer Shupe, and Dezda Finn.

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2019 Young Professionals Network President Matt Side (at right in photo above) is installed by YPN Immediate Past-president Cynthia Gustafson (at right in photo above).

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2019 YPN President Matt Side installs Immediate Past-president, Cynthia Gustafson; President-elect, Justin Gray; Secretary, Mercedes Leahy; Community, Matt Battin; Events, Natalie Elliott; Marketing-Communications, Perry Domini; Membership, Tony Byrne; Social Media, Kaya Kennedy; Sponsorhip, Cody Snow; Treasurer, Abbey Parsons; and YPN Advisor, Stephanie Johnson.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2019 SAR officers and directors!

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The SAR Christmas Party Committee made a check presentation to Safety Net at the Installation Luncheon.
Safety Net was the designated beneficiary of event proceeds. 
Present for the check presentation was (left to right in photo above): SAR Immediate Past-president Ken Sax; Christmas Party Event Chair Cheryl Sontag; Safety Net Co-founder Coleen Quisenberry; Safety Net Co-founder Molly Allen.
The amount on the check was $3,534.34. 
More information about Safety Net is online here.

2019 WR Legislative Day 

January 23-24

Registration for 2019 Legislative Day is now open!   
Join us for two amazing days of defending our industry in Olympia while enjoying a networking opportunity with hundreds of other REALTORS® from across the state.
Legislative Day is Thursday, January 24th but the full event actually spans two days.  
Wednesday, January 23rd is "Committee Day", where members discuss important association business and local and statewide industry trends.  
The shape of the association and how we advocate on the Hill is often formed in many of these meetings!  
If you're interested in getting involved, this is the place to do it.
Go directly to the 2019 Legislative Day information and registration page, online here:

SAR member Judy Flemmer, EXIT Real Estate Professionals, was a first-time attendee at last year's Legislative Day in Olympia.  
"What I was so impressed with was the power that REALTORS have. I had no idea that we actually are the lobbyists and can go and talk with the senators and tell them what the industry needs."  
Watch a one-minute look back on the our local delegation's visit to Olympia for last year's Legislative Day online here:  

Washington REALTORS® Legislative Day - You should go!
Washington REALTORS® Legislative Day
You should go!

Unlock the Door  

The lack of housing opportunities has reached crisis level in Washington State.  
This issue affects us all, creating a burden on home owners, renters, employers and on.  
Washington REALTORS® is pleased to announce a campaign called "Unlock the Door for Affordable Homeownership" to work with our elected officials on legislation surrounding condo liability, buildable lands, zoning requirements and more.  
Get a sneak peek of this campaign and hear a brief message from Washington REALTORS® CEO Steve Francks, Washington REALTORS® 2019 President Dale Chumbley, and Washington REALTORS® Government Affairs Director Nathan Gorton as we work with legislators, business owners, consumers, and leaders of non-profits & for profits to create affordable housing options for ALL.
The four-minute video is online here: 

Unlock the Door - Message + Sneak Peak
Unlock the Door - Message + Sneak Peak


Washington REALTORS® has produced a radio spot to support our  Unlock the Door campaign.

It began running on radio stations across the state and here in Spokane this week.

Listen for it on your favorite commercial radio station, or hear it online now:


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Friday, January 11th
Applications for NAR's 30-Under-30 class of 2019 is January 11th.

Each May/June, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 young rising stars in the real estate industry.

The program offers great national exposure for your business and is a powerful qualification to list on your resume.

All members of the National Association of REALTORS® who will be under the age of 30 on May 31, 2019, are encouraged to apply.

In determining who makes the 30 Under 30 list, REALTOR® Magazine staff looks for candidates who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers.


Form 22A - Low Appraisal Provision 

The Financing Addendum is one of the most important forms REALTORS® will use.  
In this video, Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons ends her series of videos on Form 22A with the Low Appraisal Provision and helps brokers understand the significance of the language on the form.
Watch Annie's new eight-minute video, online here: 

Form 22A Low Appraisal Provision
Form 22A Low Appraisal Provision


Stay Safe from Hackers 

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has tips on staying safe from hackers in an ever-connected world:

* Be suspicious if someone contacts you unexpectedly online and asks for your personal information.

* Only open emails that look like they are from people or organizations you know, and even then, be cautious if they look questionable.

* Be especially wary of emails or websites that have typos or other obvious mistakes.

* Verify the validity of a suspicious-looking email or a pop-up box before providing personal information.

* Don't immediately open email attachments or click on links in unsolicited or suspicious-looking emails.

* Install good anti-virus software that periodically runs to search for and remove malware.

* Be diligent about using spam (junk mail) filters provided by your email provider.

* Don't visit untrusted websites and don't believe everything you read.

* Criminals might create fake websites and pop-ups with enticing messages intended to draw you in and download malware.

Watch the FDIC video Don't be an Online Victim, online here:

Don't be an Online Victim
Don't be an Online Victim


Getting Started with RPR 

Imagine starting the new year with a new car in your driveway, for which you already have the keys!

Would you take it for a drive?

RPR (REALTORS® Property Resource) is the car, your NAR membership is the key.

When considering adoption of a new business tool, new and seasoned REALTORS ® want to know "what will it do for me and how will it help my business?"

Join this webinar to gain a basic understanding of how to use RPR's dynamic data and best-in-class tools to help attract, retain and lead clients to the closing table.

Join the workshop Getting Started with RPR, online here.

2019 REALTOR® Education

Quality of Education 
through SAR/WR Education Instructors

Here is the latest class listing from your SAR - offering the best live and local continuing real estate education classes for 2019.

Click on each class title,  underlined in blue, to bring up a flyer for that class - suitable for posting in your office. 

Register for these classes online here: 


Please be in touch with Tami at the SAR if you have any questions about these classes or your license education requirements, by phone at 326-9222 or by email.
Sabrina Jones-Schroeder - Purchase and Sale Agreements instructor 
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement
Tuesday, January 15 - Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement - with Sabrina Jones Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR  
7.5 clock hours

What else do we need - Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda 
What else do we need
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda

Tuesday, January 29 - What Else do we Need - PSA Addenda - with Sabrina Jones Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at the SAR
6.0 clock hours 
In This Issue
2019 SAR Installation Luncheon
2019 WR Legislative Day
Unlock the Door
Form 22A - Low Appraisal Provision
Stay Safe from Hackers
Getting Started with RPR
2018 REALTOR® Education
2019 SAR Dues Due
2019 NAR President John Smaby
Invest in RPAC
WCR: Wine Not be a Member
2019 Remodeling Impact Report
SAR Special Events
Top Six Things to Know about PDFs
Member 2 Member
REALTOR® Team Store
Member Roster Update - November
Market Activity Report - November

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
2019 SAR Dues Due 

Your 2019 SAR annual dues were due January 1st, 2019.
In order to avoid the 10% late penalty please make sure you pay them by January 31, 2019.     

To pay your 2019 SAR annual dues online, click on the graphic below, which will bring up the login screen for the SAR member portal:  

Once online, use the Review and Pay Balance section to make your payment online.   

Alternately, you may retrieve an invoice while online to pay by mail, or you may pay in person at the SAR:

1924 North Ash Street.

Thank you for your continuing membership in your SAR!

2019 NAR President John Smaby  

Taking the reins as the 111th president of the National Association of REALTORS ®, John Smaby plans to celebrate the achievements of its membership and ensure the association serves as a model for professionalism.

"I think that my greatest impact at the end of the year should be that people believe NAR is working in their best interests and that we're building a relationship of trust," Smaby says.

Read more about our new national president in the latest edition of REALTOR® magazine, online here.

Invest in RPAC 

You have a voice in how things are run at the national, state, and local levels that is more powerful than most. It's called RPAC - the REALTORS® Political Actiopn Committee.

This committee engages at all levels - across the country and here at home, throughout the year - on matters of home ownership, private property rights, taxes, regulations, and other REALTOR® issues.

Take a minute, right now, to invest in your business and your profession:

WCR: Wine Not be a Member   

Thursday, January 17th

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS® invites all SAR members and guests to its Wine Not be a Member event on Thursday, January 17th at Maryhill winery in Kendall Yards.

Download the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here.

2019 Remodeling Impact Report 

Homeowners looking to add personality and individuality to their home are more likely to undertake a do it yourself remodel than hire a professional, according to the National Association of Realtors®' 2019 Remodeling Impact Report: DIY.

The report also shows that cash-strapped millennials are the most likely of any generation to take on a DIY project.

The report examines the differences between remodeling when hiring a professional compared to homeowners who pursue "do it yourself" projects.

The report also differentiates between projects that were undertaken to benefit the homes of consumers and those that benefit consumers' pets.

SAR Special Events 

The SAR Special Events committee is preparing for another fun and memorable year - you can be a part of it!
Volunteers on this committee support many of the SAR's signature events: 3rd Grade Essay & Poster Contest, Golf Tournament, Food Drive, and Christmas Party.
This year's Special Events committee chair Shilo King (pictured) invites you to attend the first meeting of the year to explore how you can be a part of it all.

Whether you can volunteer a few hours or a few days this year, you are welcome to participate!

Wednesday, January 30th
2:00 p.m. at the SAR
Refreshments provided!

Bring your questions, bring a colleague or friend, and expect to be energized for service to a good cause with a great team!


Top Six Things to Know about PDFs 

PDF files are so prominent, you probably have at least one open on your computer screen right now.

Many people utilize and share PDF files as documents or contracts in their business and daily life.

Because at Tech Helpline we often get calls from real estate professionals asking about this file format, today we bring you the top 6 things real estate professionals need to know about PDFs.
Read on to learn some quick basics that will help you harness your files in this type of format with more confidence.

Member 2 Member 

Home Inspections Maintenance and Management (HIMM) shares word that Logan Vietzke has joined its home inspection team.

The father-and-son team of Jeff and Logan Vietzke offer home inspections in both Washington and Idaho seven days a week, with inspection reports always delivered the same day as the inspection.

Get your copy of HIMM's announcement flyer (pictured above) online here.

Member 2 Member is a complimentary service available to all SAR affiliate members to announce a new business, new staff members, a new location, or an office event.

Submit your item online here for the next available edition of the Weekly Notices.

REALTOR® Team Store 

How about a REALTOR®-branded scarf (pictured above) to help keep you warm on those rural property showings? Even better, order a bunch for your team!

The REALTOR® Team Store offers these knitted scarves in black and heather gray for $19.99 each (with quantity discounts) - and you can  choose the color of the thread for the embroidered logo!

Visit the REALTOR® Team Store online now to order this and other REALTOR®-branded merchandise:

Member Roster Update - November

Updated for November

Click here to view the latest Member Roster Update - approved by the Board of Directors.

Click here to view the latest list of MLS Subscription Waivers - approved by the Board of Directors.  

Send a message to Brenda at the SAR with any changes.  

Market Activity Report - December  

Market Activity Reports  

Updated for December
The SAR Market Activity Report for DECEMBER is now online.
See the latest full report - a member-exclusive product
- and archived full reports, online here .

See the DECEMBER 2018 Market Snapshot Report
(pictured above)   online here.

See the 2018 YEAR END Market Snapshot Report (pictured above), online here.

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