Weekly Notices
April 20, 2018

2018 Open House Event - NEXT WEEKEND!



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This year's prizes include:

$1,000 public grand prize (drawn from among all contest entries), gift card from the Tin Roof.

$500 REALTOR® grand prize, for the listing broker of the open house from which the public grand prize is drawn, as a VISA gift card sponsored by Spokane Association of REALTORS®.

$500 public secondary prize, drawn from among all contest entries, as a VISA gift card sponsored by Spokane Federal Credit Union.

$100 REALTOR® participation prizes will be given to 10 members drawn from all brokers who hold open houses during the event, as VISA gift cards sponsored by Spokane Association of REALTORS®.


DOWNLOAD the contest entry form (pictured above),   online here . 
PRINT this two-up document as many times as you need.  Two copies of the entry form will appear on each page. You'll need to cut each page in half to create two entry forms.

PRE-PRINTED entry forms are available at the SAR: 1924 North Ash Street during regular office hours up until the event.

Pick up sign riders (pictured) and REALTOR® balloons at the SAR before close-of-business Friday, April 27th, or at any of our headquarter houses (see below) during the event.

List your open(s) on SpokaneOpen.com - the official open house website of your Spokane Association of REALTORS® - by close-of-business Friday, April 27th. Your open must be posted there in order to be eligible for the contest drawing.

Turn in your original contest entry forms (keep copies for your leads) to the SAR by close-of-business on Tuesday, May 1st. The winning entry will be drawn at the Board of Directors meeting at the SAR on Wednesday, May 2nd - which you are welcome to attend!

Public and REALTOR® prize winners will be announced shortly after the meeting - need not be present to win. 

DOWNLOAD the event logo (pictured above) for your website and social media channels online here.



We have three headquarter houses this year!

These headquarter houses were selected by your peers on the Communications/Member Services committee from among those submitted.

Each headquarter house serves as an entry point to our event: for the public to find us, for the media to find us, and for members to find extra sign riders and balloons (we'll have a helium tank at each house) over the weekend when the SAR is closed.

165 South Post Street (Joel Lofts condo)
This downtown Spokane condo is presented by Stephen Barbieri with Goodale & Barbieri.

24504 E. Hawkstone Loop (Villages at Stonehill)
This Liberty Lake rancher is presented by Vanessa Varona with Professional Realty Services.

2028 S. Oneida Place
This 1936 Cannon Hill Park traditional is listed by Lisa Thome, John L. Scott Spokane.


Seven Things  


Monday, April 23rd

The Coeur d'Alene Association of REALTORS® invites you to its CRS class, "7 things Successful Agents do Differently: A Proven Business System," at its offices on April 23rd.

This course demonstrates those things that successful agents do different from the average agent.

It gives specific strategies and marketing systems to move their business to the next stage of success both professionally and financially.

Attendees will learn how to organize their real estate career like a business, learn how to leverage their market statistics, learn how to plan for retirement and learn how to implement marketing to make these things happen.

Agents of all experience level will find benefit in discovering how to take their business to the next stage of success.

Learn more and register online here.

Legal Hotline: Winning the Offer Battle

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons is back with Part 2 of her new video series: Winning the Offer Battle Without Losing the War.

In this video, Annie talks about which line on Page 6 of Form 17 buyer should sign.

Watch the 10-minute video online here:

Winning the Offer Battle - Part 2
Winning the Offer Battle without Loosing the War 
Part 2


In part 1 of this series, imagine that your buyer cast too much caution to the wind and found themselves forfeiting earnest money, or maybe regretting having paid too much for the property, or possibly found that the property was riddled with conditions that they weren't aware of.

If your buyer loses that battle, you as the agent could be the collateral damage in the loss of that war.

Buyer might be likely to blame you saying that you failed to caution them sufficiently about the risk they were undertaking.

Annie wants to talk about some of the standards that are considered to be buyer protections.

See Annie's new seven-minute video online here:   
Winning the Offer Battle Without Losing the War - Part 1 
Winning the Offer Battle without Losing the War
Part 1
Washington REALTORS® Leadership Tour
Wednesday, May 2nd

You'll want to save the date - Wednesday, May 2nd - for the Washington REALTORS ® Leadership Tour!

This luncheon event at CenterPlace Event Center in Spokane Valley will feature our  2018 Washington REALTORS ® President Jerry Martin (pictured), our Washington REALTORS ® President-elect Dale Chumbley, and Washington REALTORS ® CEO S teve Francks.

This will be a casual luncheon with time for you to hear from and personally meet key members of your state leadership team.

Lunch & Learn: Home Warranties 

Monday, May 14th

Join an informative and fun mid-day panel discussion on home warranties, featuring three of the most knowledgeable local experts in the business: Russel Frans, Beale Luebben, and Kelly Quinn.

Monday, May 14th at noon at the SAR.

See the event flyer with more information online here.

CRS 204: Buying Selling Income Properties   

OCTOBER 11 & 12

CRS 204 - Buying and Selling Income Properties at the Spokane Association of REALTORS®.    
Registration fee will be $250 for CRS members and $295 for Non-CRS members.
2018 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 2018.

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 Debbie at the SAR if you have any questions about these classes or your license education requirements, by phone at 326-9222 or by email.

Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement 
What Else do we Need - PSA Addenda


Thursday, April 26 - 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    

Friday, May 4 - Power of Strategy: Section 1031Tax Exchange - with Annamarie Kooning

Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
at the SAR

3.0 clock hours 


In This Issue
2018 Open House Weekend
Seven Things
Legal Hotline: Winning the Offer Battle
Washington REALTORS® Leadership Tour
Lunch & Learn: Home Warranties
CRS 204: Buying Selling Income Properties
2018 REALTOR® Education
2018 SAR REALTOR® Awards Luncheon
The Question March-April
INW Fair Housing Conference
YPN: U-District Talks
Customizing Property Details
Member Roster Update - APRIL
Market Activity Report - MARCH

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


The names to be engraved on the SAR's 2018 REALTOR® Awards rest in your hands.

Members will decide who will be our

2018 REALTOR® of the Year
Steve Flinn REALTOR® Achievement
REALTOR® Community Service
Affiliate of the Year
Partner of the Year
Spokane's Citizen of the Year

Make your nominations known by April 20th to be counted in deciding this year's awards.

Winners will be announced at the 2018 SAR REALTOR Awards luncheon.

Download the SAR REALTOR® Awards nomination form online here.

Then . . .

Save the date - May 10th - for the 2018 Spokane Association of REALTORS® Awards Luncheon to hear who has earned this year's awards.

Registration is available now, online here:

The Question March-April     

SAR leadership has decided to re-open the MARCH/APRIL edition of The Question for greater member participation.



Of these three things, what is the most important to you?
  • Technology
  • Legal, Governmental / Public Policy, Regulatory Issues affecting REALTORS
  • Effective Communication between the SAR and Membership

You may also receive "The Question" via an email. 

If you have already answered, thank you for responding. 

If you haven't answered, please take it now through one of these three ways.

- OR -

Download, print and respond to The Question on paper (pictured above) - online here - then mail or deliver your completed survey to:

Spokane Association of REALTORS ®
1924 North Ash Street
Spokane, WA 99205

- OR -

You may also email your response to Sharon at the SAR, or call her with your response at 326-9222.

Responses will be shared with all members in a future edition of the Weekly Notices.

Thank you!

INW Fair Housing Conference     

Thursday, April 26th

Registration is now open for the 2018 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference on Thursday, April 26th at the Spokane Convention Center.

We are celebrating 50 years of the Fair Housing Act!

Participants can learn about fair housing basics, tenant/landlord law, and more.

Not sure which session track to choose? Review the Suggested Session Tracks by Profession/Experience Guide!

More information is online here.

YPN: U-District Talks 

Wednesday, April 25th

Spokane Young Professionals Network invites all SAR members to its April event: YPN U-District Talks on Wednesday, April 25th, from 4-6 p.m. at the EWU Center in the U-District.

Come hear from project leaders about plans and development for what's to come in the U-District.

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

Customizing Property Details 

Even with our partnerships for public records, community descriptions, and on-market listing details, we know that it's users who hold the most information about their markets.

With this in mind, we made sure to build RPR property detail pages that are full of opportunities to clarify and add more details about properties, and even the community surrounding it, all exclusively accessible to the individual adding the information.

Learn more about how to customize RPR property details online here

Member Roster Update - April    

Updated APRIL 2018

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 - MARCH  

Market Activity Reports  

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

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

See the 2018 YEAR-TO-DATE Market Snapshot Report (pictured above), online here.

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