Weekly Notices
August 10, 2018 

More than 1,000 SAR REALTORⓇ members still need to take a Code of Ethics class before the end of the year to maintain their active status.
If this is you, please check the local class listings here in the Weekly Notices for classroom training, or visit the NAR Code of Ethics resource page for online training.
Miss the deadline and you risk being dropped as a REALTOR and cut off from the Spokane MLS. 
Annie's Coming to Town! 

SAR photo

Thursday, August 16th

Annie's coming to town next week!  
Annie Fitzsimmons, Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney (pictured above) is coming to Spokane with her new class "The Hotline vs. The Bottom Line."

You won't want to miss this interactive and energetic class with Annie and a panel of Spokane Association of REALTORS® Designated Brokers.  

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

The SAR Quarterly Membership Meeting will be held during the lunch break.  

Lunch & meeting only without class is $20. 

Lunch & meeting are included with class registration fee. 

Register online through the Member Portal, here:

SAR Food Drive - Save the Date!  

September 6-7
Spokane Association of REALTORS® members will be out at the Spokane-area Albertsons grocery stores on September 6th and 7th for their annual food drive.
REALTORS® will be collecting food and cash donations to help Second Harvest stock the shelves of partner food banks serving local neighborhoods.
To volunteer for a short, two-hour shift at one of the Albertsons stores as REALTORS® Pack the Pantry, please call one of our Store Captains. The call list (pictured above) is online here. 
If you can't make your donation in person, make it online right now with Crowdrise - click on the logo below to enter your donation:   

Remember for every $1 donated, Second Harvest provides 6 pounds of food - the equivalent of 5 meals for hungry people.  
The gift of food changes lives and gives people an opportunity to succeed and thrive.  
Thank you for your donation!   

Legal Hotline: Pending Sale Contingency 


Washington REALTORS ® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons continues a new series titled: "Real Estate Fundamentals You Should Know."

In episode 5, Annie talks about the Pending Sale Contingency Addendum (Form 22Q) and mistakes listing brokers make.

See Annie's new six-minute video, online here:

Pending Sale Contingency Addendum - Form 22Q
Pending Sale Contingency Addendum - Form 22Q

EPISODE 4: Annie explores fundamentals related to the Inspection Contingency Form 35 and the Computation of Time Provision Form 21.

See Annie's 10-minute video online here:

Fundamentals Related to the Inspection Contingency - Form 35
Fundamentals Related to the
Inspection Contingency - Form 35

EPISODE 3: Whom do you represent in a transaction?

See Annie's five-minute video on this topic online here:

Ep[isode 3:
Episode 3: Whom do you represent in a transaction?

EPISODE 2: Annie covers THREE fundamental Earnest Money issues.

See the 10-minute video online here:

Episode 2:
Episode 2: Three Fundamental Earnest Money Issues

EPISODE 1: Annie kicks off this series with some very common misconceptions on Mutual Acceptance.

See her eight-minute video online here:

When is the Date of Mutual Acceptance? 
Episode 1: When is the Date of Mutual Acceptance?

The Voice for Real Estate 

Flood insurance is extended.

Lots of opportunities in commercial investment in smaller markets.

Home sales slow as inventories remain a problem.

More agents are in the business.

Fewer international investors are buying U.S. homes.

The upcoming iOi Summit promises competitive advantage.

See the new seven-minute Voice for Real Estate, online here:

Voice for Real Estate 88: Flood, Agents, Commercial, iOi
Voice for Real Estate 88:
Flood, Agents, Commercial, iOi

Lunch & Learn: Reverse Mortgage 

Monday, August 27th
Noon - 1:30 p.m. 
at the SAR 

Back by popular demand!
Learn how to increase your Buyer's purchasing power without a traditional monthly payment.
Come hear Georgina Olsen with Mortgage Solutions Financial speak about the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and how it can help you market to your senior buyers. 
Complimentary lunch provided.
See the event flyer (pictured above) with more information online here.

Lunch & Learn: Appraisals 

Monday, September 17th

Come and hear Amy Chitwood with Amy Chitwood Valuations share some valuable information on how appraisers measure houses, derive adjustments, and other facets of home appraisals. Your questions will be welcome, too! 
Bring your lunch, if you'd like; coffee and water provided. 
See the event flyer (pictured above) with more information online here .

Buyer Tour Report 

Delivering a successful showing experience for your buyers doesn't happen by itself, it comes from great planning.

There's an app for that and you already own it.

RPR ® - REALTOR ® Property Resource - walks you through the specifics of creating a buyer tour using the RPR ® app.

The output is a detailed, yet simple to read, report showcasing each property you wish to send to your clients.

Want to learn more? Click here!


Real Estate Innovation Conference 

August 29-30 

Check out the inaugural Real Estate Innovation, Opportunity & Investment  Summit, August 29-30 in San Francisco!
The event will bring together technology innovators, capital investors, and real estate professionals for the next century of opportunity, covering topics like artificial intelligence, digital privacy, and regulatory forces affecting innovation in real estate. 
Visit the event website for more information and registration, online here.

Income Properties  

October 11-12
at the SAR

Take this two-day class at your SAR this fall and you'll be able to Identify Income Properties like a Pro!
Learn the secrets to smart real estate investing, and start identifying lucrative opportunities for yourself and your clients.
Earn 15 clock hours of continuing REALTORⓇ education credit and 16 hours of CRS education credit toward your CRS designation.  
Download the event flyer (pictured above), online here

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.
What Else Do We Need
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda
Tuesday, August 14 - 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
Purchase & Sale Agreement 
Purchase & Sale Agreement
Tuesday, August 21 - Purchase & Sale Agreement - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at the SAR  
7.5 clock hours
Code of Ethics 
Code of Ethics
Thursday, August 23 - Code of Ethics - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
7.5 clock hours 
In This Issue
Annie's Coming to Town - NEXT WEEK!
SAR Food Drive
Legal Hotline: Earnest Money
The Voice for Real Estate
Lunch & Learn: Reverse Mortgage
Lunch & Learn: Appraisals
Buyer Tour Report
Real Estate Innovation Conference
Income Properties
2018 REALTOR® Education
How to Avoid Illegal Marketing
WR Committee Request
WCR Golf Tournament
Member 2 Member
WR Fall Business Conference
REALTORS® Conference and Expo
Save the Date: SAR Christmas Party
Member Roster Update - June
Market Activity Report - JULY - NEW!

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

The IRS released proposed regulations on the new 20 percent business income deduction for pass through businesses, this week.

The deduction was part of the big tax reform law Congress passed at the end of last year and it was a huge win for REALTORS®.

But it was unclear who would be eligible for the deduction.

Now that proposed regulations are out, it's clear the new deduction will be available to a wide range of real estate professionals.


How to Avoid Illegal Marketing 

Watch this month's NAR Window to the Law video to learn how to steer clear of violating the Fair Housing Act's prohibition on discriminatory marketing practices in your social media posts.

The seven-minute video is online here:

Window to the Law: How to Avoid Illegal Marketing
Window to the Law: How to Avoid Illegal Marketing

WR Committee Request 

Your Washington REALTORS ® association - as your local association - runs on member power!

If you've ever thought of sitting on a committee to help guide your state association, now is the time to make that happen.

The deadline to submit your 2019 Committee Request form to Washington REALTORS ® is Monday, October 15th, 2018 (forms will be accepted from those attending the annual WR Leadership Conference in October).

The form is available on the WR website, online here.


WCR Golf Tournament 

Friday, September 21st

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORSⓇ reminds that it will be hosting its 2018 Golf Tournament at Downriver Golf Course on the afternoon of Friday, September 21st.
Download your copy of the event flyer (pictured above), online here.

Member 2 Member 

The Spokane Mortgage Lenders Association invites all SAR members to its 2nd annual Poker Tournament:  
Friday, October 19th 
Northern Quest Resort and Casino.
Register on or before August 15th for discounted pricing! 
Download the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here.


WR Fall Business Conference 

September 26-28, 2018

Washington REALTORS ® Fall Business Conference is coming to Spokane this year - September 26-28 - at the Davenport Grand Hotel!

Online registration will be open August 10.
Learn all about it, online here
With or without the conference, plan to attend Fun Night with a Heroes and Villains theme - Thursday, September 27th at the Davenport Grand Hotel!

Download your copy of the 2018 Fun Night flyer (pictured above), online here.

Then purchase your tickets online - right here:

- OR -

REALTORS® Conference and Expo 

The SAR has available two complimentary Premier Access Passes that include unlimited access to all educational sessions and the expo floor on all four days of the event, plus access to Saturday's General Session and Sunday's Inspirational Program and Celebrity Concert - a $450 value! (Transportation, lodging, and meals not included).  
To be entered in the drawing for these passes, please email the SAR. Two winners will be drawn from among eligible entries at the SAR Quarterly Membership Meeting on August 16th

The 2018 REALTORS® Conference and Expo will be in Boston, this year, November 2-5.
The conference experience is about education, networking, motivation and fun!  
Choose from 100 education sessions to learn about strategies and solutions that meet your clients' needs.  
Then, browse the industry's largest trade show, with over 400 exhibitors, to find products and services that will help you conduct business more efficiently.  
Make time to attend special events, as they provide a fun way to network with peers in a casual atmosphere.  
You will return home with the knowledge, tools and contacts to be successful in this competitive business.
Download the conference poster (pictured above) online here.
Check out the event website for all the latest information, online here.  


Save the Date: SAR Christmas Party 


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Centennial Hotel (formerly Hotel RL at the Park)

Skyline Ballroom
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details!

Member Roster Update - June 

Updated for June

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 - JULY 

Market Activity Reports  

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


See the JULY 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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