Weekly Notices
August 18, 2017
  
 



2017 SAR Food Drive 



 

It's time to pack the pantry with the 2017 SAR Food Drive!
 
This is such a great annual event, and does so much good in our community.
 
Come join us on Thursday, September 7th, and Friday, September 8th, as we pack the pantry for Spokane's 2nd Harvest food bank.
 
Sign up for a short two-hour shift at one of our six local neighborhood Albertsons stores.  It's fun - it's easy - just contact the Store Captain at the store most convenient for you.  
 
 
 
 
See the event flyer with locations and store captains (pictured above), online here.

     
 
    
2017 Spokane Housing Summit

 

EVENT SOLD OUT!
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. 
 
The event is sold out, but we are accepting additional seat requests on a wait list.  To put your name on that list, begin the ticket process online here: 
 
You'll need to enter the password "housing" to proceed to the ticket system: 
 
 
   
 
 






Download the event flyer (pictured above),
   
Grow Home Ownership

 
Your SAR submitted a question for our Member in Congress to SpokaneTalksOnline, this week.
 
U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers responded to host Kent Adams when he asked this questionIndividual ownership of our country - private property - is a founding principle of our nation.  We are more inclined to care about what we own, less about what we borrow or rent.  How can we reverse the widening gap between housing haves and have-nots, and grow home ownership in the United States?   
 
See her answer online here:  
 
 
U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers 
U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
 
 
     
Revised SAR-ELA and SAR-BR 

   
 
 

The Exclusive Right to Sell Agreement (SAR-ELA) and the Buyer Representation Agreement (SAR-BR) have been revised.
 
The revised forms will be posted on Instanet (TransactionDesk) and ZipForm on Monday, August 21st.
 
Download the "redlined" copy of each form indicating the changes:
   
    
  
  
Spokane County Home Sales Slow 


The Spokesman-Review photo

 
Spokane County's hot residential real estate market cooled slightly in July.
 
The Spokane Association of Realtors reported that 757 single-family homes on less than 1 acre sold last month.
 
Spokane County home sales set a monthly record in June, with 944 properties trading hands. Though the number of sales dipped in July, homes sales for the month were still 6.5 percent above the sales volume for July 2016.
 
Read the complete article online here
   
 
 
 
    
How to Help Buyers Off the Fence 


 

One of the most common questions we get from REALTORS® is how to help buyers off the fence.
 
Washington REALTORS® Director of Communications & Marketing Steve Klaniecki has some useful insight on the emotional rollercoaster buyers experience that might help you help them!
 
See his four-minute video online here:

     
 
How to Help Buyers Off the Fence 
How to Help Buyers Off the Fence
   
Social Media's Legal Risks 

 
 
 


Did you know there are possible legal risks when you use social media to communicate about your real estate business?

 
 
NAR Associate Counsel, Jessica Edgerton, shares more in this five-minute video, "Window to the  
Law":

Window to the Law: Social Media's Legal Risks 
Window to the Law: Social Media's Legal Risks
 
  
  
  
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.
 
   
 

 
 
     
 
   
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.

 
 
  
WR Fall Business Symposium

 
 


 
Washington REALTORS® will hold its 2017 Fall Business Symposium at the Conference Center Sea-Tac, this year - September 28th.
 
For more information on content, registration, and lodging, click here.


 
 
  
REALTOR® Safety Lunch & Learn

 
 
  
September is REALTOR ® Safety Month so we're bringing REALTOR ® safety to your lunch hour!

Join us for a Lunch and Learn on REALTOR ® safety with Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy David Morris at noon on Monday, September 25th, at the SAR.

Bring a colleague, bring your group, bring your office!

   
See the event flyer for more information, 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.
  
 





Land and Acreage 202 
Land and Acreage 200: Rural Property 

TODAY!
 
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

CANCELLED!
 
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

CLASS FULL!
 
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


 
 
 
 
Thursday, September 21 - REALTOR® Safety: Empower Yourself - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
 
Come away with Ten Commandments for Real Estate Professional Safety and 10 Great Safety Habits.
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours  
 
 
   
 
 
 
Thursday, September 28 - Home Inspections from the Ground Up - with Matthew Pedersen.
 
Approved for REALTORS ®
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
 
7.5 clock hours 
 
 
  
In This Issue
2017 SAR Food Drive
2017 Spokane Housing Summit
Grow Home Ownership
Revised SAR-ELA and SAR-BR
Spokane County Home Sales Slow
How to Help Buyers Off the Fence
Social Media's Legal Risks
ABR Classes
WR Fall Business Conference
WR Fall Business Symposium
REALTOR® Safety Lunch & Learn
2017 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
Nominations are Open
WCR: REALTOR® Safety Event
14 Top Real Estate Apps
Children's Clubhouse
Member 2 Member
Education Forum
Unity in the Community
SAR Christmas Party
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. 

 


Nominations are Open 

 

 
 
DUE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
 
Nominations are open for directors to serve on your association board for 2018-2019.
   
There are five, two-year terms available on the board.

Nominees for directorships must be REALTOR® members who have served on a minimum of two (2) standing committees within the past seven (7) years or on one (1) standing committee within the past three (3) years. 

If a candidate has served on only one (1) standing committee within the past three (3) years that candidate must also attend two (2) Board of Directors meetings within the twelve (12) months prior to running for Director. 

Beginning in 2015, candidate committee attendance must be at a minimum of 80%, inclusive of excused absences, in order for service on said committee to be used to meet eligibility requirements. 

To place a name in nomination with the Nominating Committee, please complete the application, offered below.
 
You may FAX your completed form to the SAR at 324-8650, mail to:  SAR, 1924 N Ash, Spokane, WA 99205 or Email to Sharon@SpokaneRealtor.com by  Friday, September 22nd.     
 
If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Valerien at 232-0824 or Sharon Houston  at 326-9222.        

Thank you for participating in the leadership of your association!  
   
 

Download the 2018-2019 SAR Director nomination form (pictured above), online here.   


 

    
  
  
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!
 
  
  
  
14 Top Real Estate Apps
  
   

Chances are you're a busy REALTOR® who relies on word of mouth or happenstance to learn about the latest and greatest apps.  
 
If so, the RPR team is here for you.  
 
Here are 14 top trending real estate apps that we believe will support your core business activities.  
 
The list might even include apps for tasks or practices that you have yet to consider or procrastinated, concerned they are too expensive or too difficult to adopt.  
 
Fear not, almost all of these apps are free or have upgrades starting at just $5 a month.
 
Read more online here.
 
 
 

  
Childrens' Clubhouse

    
 
 


The Children's Clubhouse at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital - an SAR community partnership - reports it served 170+ kids this past month.   
 
Many of those were served by SAR members giving freely of their time to serve our community.
 
The Clubhouse is a cheerful place where families can go to play, relax, and have fun while a member is in for treatment. 
 
The Clubhouse could always use one more volunteer - how about you?
 
Email member Tom Clark for more information. 
 

 
 
If you'd like to read the August Clubhouse newsletter, it's online here.
 
 
   
 
 

  
Member 2 Member 

 
 
 
 

Spokane Mortgage Lenders Association (SMLA) invites all SAR members and affiliate members to its first annual Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, September 22nd:
 
 
 
 
 
See the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online 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.
     
  
SAR Christmas Party 

 
            
 
This year's SAR Christmas Party will be held Thursday, December 7th - and you can register now! 
 
Early ticket registration is $25 through Friday, December 1st.  Afterwards tickets go up to $30.   
 
Our location this year is the beautiful Monroe Ballroom in the Lincoln Center.
 
Our event starts at 4:00 pm and goes until 8:00 pm.  
 
Come as you are straight from work or change into fancier clothes...it's up to you. Everyone loves to visit with one another and get caught up. Socialize, heavy appetizer type of foods, dancing, photo booth, great door prizes and a small silent auction will be available. Two No-Host Bars available with beer, wine and hard alcohol.
 
Registration is open now:
 
 
 
 
 
If you'd rather not enter your credit card information on a third-party website, registration is also set up on the SAR website.  Register under "meetings" as CHR17 Christmas Party.  The link to our portal is online here.
   
 
If you are an Affiliate Member and interested in sponsorship in our Christmas Party please call Stephanie Peterson, Windermere City Group, at 385-7039
 

   

ListHub Report for June                        



     
     
See the June ListHub report, online here.
     
  

Market Activity Report - 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 2017 Snapshot Report (pictured above) online here.

  

 

 

 

 

   



    

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

 

 

 

   

   

 

Member Roster Update  
 
 
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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