Weekly Notices
August 11, 2017
  
 



2017 Spokane Housing Summit

 


Friday, September 8th



Join us as we welcome Dr. Lawrence Yun, NAR's Chief Economist, to Spokane for breakfast on Friday, September 8th. 

Dr. Yun will keynote our Housing Summit at which the SAR will release "Analysis of Residential Development Capacity in Spokane County," commissioned by the SAR and prepared by consultant Michael LuisDave Nerren, with Spokane Home Builders, will round out the program with remarks on the building trades. 
 
Invitations will be going out to regional elected leaders, planning staffs, and others involved in county planning, next week.  A quantity of seats will be held for SAR members to attend; seating will be limited.
 
Tickets are complimentary, but must be claimed online before the event to guarantee your seat - limit two per person.
 
Enter the password "housing" to make your reservation here: 
 
 
   
 
 






Download the event flyer (pictured above),
   
New SAR REALTOR® Emeritus Members 


SAR photo


The SAR welcomes six new members to its cadre of REALTOR ® Emeritus. 

Certificates were presented at the Quarterly Membership Meeting, this week, at CenterPlace Event Center in Spokane Valley.

Photo above, left to right:
Bill Main, RE/MAX of Spokane
Jerry Klein, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South
Terry Kjolseth, Mt. Spokane Realty
Bob Frankovic, Kelly Right Real Estate of Spokane
Margo Chambers, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South
Jennifer Valerien, 2017 SAR President (presenting)

Not Pictured:  
Yvonne DeBill, Windermere Manito
Bob Kraft, Windermere Spokane Valley/Liberty Lake

A member is eligible for REALTOR ® Emeritus status when s/he reaches 40 years of membership (as either REALTOR ® or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE ®, or both) in the National Association of REALTORS ®, and served one year of service at the National Association level.

If you or a colleague would like to request REALTOR ® Emeritus status, please contact Rob Higgins, Association Executive, at the SAR.


   
     
  
Consumer Alert: How to Avoid Wire Fraud 


 

There are bad people out there, lurking and looking for opportunities to let you do the work and then run away with your client's money.

Washington REALTORS® Annie Fitzsimmons has an important consumer alert on how to avoid wire fraud.

This two-minute video is aimed at your clients, so please share it with them in an effort to protect you both from this growing scheme.

     
Consumer Alert: How to Avoid Wire Fraud 
Consumer Alert: How to Avoid Wire Fraud
  
NAR: Text Message Scam Alert 



 

WARNING: If you receive a text message asking for payment of a fine or sales tax on a prize, it is not from NAR.  

In one version of the scam, a scammer levies false ethics accusations against a member and demands payment of a fine.  
 
Additionally, NAR has seen versions of a text purportedly from NAR, telling the recipient they have won a prize (a car or a TV) sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR has reported both variants of the scam to the FBI.
 
The National Association of REALTORS® urges its members and state and local REALTOR® associations to be on high alert for email, text, and online fraud.
 
If you receive one of these texts imitating NAR, please note the following - article continues here.


     
 
   
ABR Classes 




 

The Yakima Association of REALTORS® shares word that it is hosting ABR classes there on September 6th and 7th.
 
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation.   
 
Learn more online here.  
 
 
 
 
 
See the event flyer (pictured above) online here.
 
   
 

 
 
     
 
   
2017 REALTOR® Education

CONTINUING 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 2017.

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.
  




Tips, tricks & strategies for working with difficult people 
Tips, tricks & strategies for working with difficult people


Thursday, August 17th -  Tips, Tricks and Strategies for Working with Difficult People - with Linda Miller Sheets.

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


3.0 clock hours





Land and Acreage 202 
Land and Acreage 200: Rural Property 


Friday, August 18 - Land and Acreage 200: Rural Property - with Jim Palmer, Jr.

Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

7.5 clock hours





Instructor Development Workshop 
Instructor Development Workshop

August 23 & 24 - Training Superior Instructors
- with Linda Miller Sheets.    

Learn from one of our best instructors as you become one of our next instructors!  Here's a great way to give back to a profession that gives so much to you. 

Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR 

15 clock hours



Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success


Tuesday, September 5 - Code of Ethics: Standards for Success - 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




Purchase & Sale Agreement 
Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement


Tuesday, September 26 - Statewide 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




 
In This Issue
2017 Spokane Housing Summit
New SAR REALTOR® Emeritus Members
Consumer Alert: How to Avoid Wire Fraud
NAR: Text Message Scam Alert
ABR Classes
2017 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
WCR: REALTOR® Safety Event
Social Media for REALTORS®
WR Fall Business Conference
Education Forum
Unity in the Community
ListHub Report for June
Market Activity Report - June
Member Roster Update

SAR CALENDAR

 

Click on the calendar image below to see

the current SAR calendar showing dates and times

of classes, committees and events. 

 


WCR: REALTOR® Safety Event

 
 


 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of
REALTORS® invites and encourages all SAR members and affiliates to attend its September event: The Key to Safety is in Your Hands.

Thursday, September 7th - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at Darcy's Restaurant in Spokane Valley.  

Guest speaker is Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Johnson with the department's Crime Prevention Unit.





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

September is REALTOR® Safety Month, a great time to refresh your safety aptitude and awareness!
 
  
  
  
Social Media for REALTORS 



 

NAR's REALTOR store is offering a four-pack of guides that cover social media for REALTORS:

  • Social Media for REALTORS®: 101 Do's and Don'ts
  • Social Media for REALTORS®: Your Website
  • Social Media for Realtors®: Facebook
  • Social Media for Realtors®: Digital Marketing
 
Take advantage and save by purchasing these newest social media products together!

These easy-to-understand tools that will help real estate professionals take their business to the next level by showing them how to use social media for business success.

You'll receive one download copy of each product for $32.95 - a $10 savings off regular price!

Together these products will help you get started with social media quickly and efficiently and will help you save time, money, and effort.
 
Find out more about this offer, online here.

     
 
   
WR Fall Business Conference

 


 
W ashington REALTORS® will hold its 2017 Fall Business Conference in Pasco, this year - September 20-22.

For more information on content, registration, and lodging, click here.

 
 
  
Education Forum

 
 
SAVE THE DATE!
October 3rd

Sponsor Opportunities

 
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® is joining with Executive Women International and the Inland Northwest Business Travel Association to sponsor an Education Forum on Tuesday, October 3rdMastering Sales, Service & Prioritization.

Speaker Andy Masters will present on two topics:  How to Kiss Your Customer, and How to Stress Yourself Out, Be Late for Everything and Die Young.

Sponsorship opportunities are open now.  For information on these, and the program generally, see the event flyer (pictured above), online here


 
 
  

Unity in the Community 


 
   Saturday, August 19th
          
Find out more about this event online here.
     
  

ListHub Report for June                        



     
     
See the June ListHub report, online here.
     
  

Market Activity Report - July       

   
NEW!   


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 2017 Snapshot Report (pictured above) online here.

  

 

 

 

 

   



    

See the 2017 Year-to-date Snapshot Report (pictured above), online here.

 

 

 

   

   

 

Member Roster Update  
 
 NEW!
Updated August 2017

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.  



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