Weekly Notices
Friday, August 19, 2016

New Drone Rule in a Week

The FAA's new small unmanned aircraft (drone) rule takes effect in a week, on August 29th.

The National Association of REALTORS® just posted a new Window to the Law video that explains the new rule and offers some "best practices" for drone use - it's the simplest and clearest explanation of the new rule from a REALTORS'® point of view that we've yet seen.

See the five minute video online here:

Window tot he Law: FAA Issues Drone Rules
Window to the Law: FAA Issues Drone Rules


The slideshow used in this video is available separately as a handout for your team, or to support your own presentation on this topic. 

REALTOR® FUN NIGHT Tickets On Sale Now!

Welcome to the Spokane Association of REALTORS' ® BACK TO THE 80's REALTOR® FUN NIGHT presented by REALTOR.COM ®!

Thursday, September 15th at the Spokane Convention Center Centennial Ballroom.

-- Dress as your favorite 80's personality to enter the costume contest! --

Download the REALTOR® Fun Night event flyer (pictured above), online here.

See the two-minute REALTOR® Fun Night promotional video online here:

REALTOR® Fun Night

Enjoy a rockin' 80's party featuring live entertainment by the renowned 80's cover band "The Spazmatics," games, prizes, photo box, popcorn, and costume contest.  Event admission includes a bodacious all-you-can-eat buffet, including pasta station, salad bar, cheese board, dessert raft, and one complimentary drink ticket (cash bar open all night).

Come celebrate a successful year of being a REALTOR ® - you've earned this! 

Invite a colleague or associate, bring a spouse or partner, include a friend or neighbor - the more the merrier!
TICKETS: $50 until September 5th / $65 after September 5th.

Get your tickets in-person at the SAR, online (see below), or on the phone: (509) 326-9222.

We gratefully acknowledge our REALTOR® Fun Night event sponsors:

REALTOR.COM® - Presenting sponsor

Washington Trust Bank - Photo box sponsor

Banner Bank - Costume contest sponsor

Opes Advisors - Games sponsor

Inland Professional Title - Drink ticket sponsor

Laura Wells - Popcorn sponsor

Envoy Mortgage - Dessert raft sponsor

Prime Closing & Home Warranty of America - DeLorean

WR Fall Business Conference
Washington REALTORS® will be holding its 2016 Fall Business Conference in Spokane!

The event will be September 14-16 at the historic  Davenport Hotel.  Online registration is open now where you can learn about the many events that will be happening as part of the conference - including our REALTOR® Fun Night!

Visit the conference website online here.

Nominations are Open

Nominations are open for directors to serve on your association board for 2017-2018.
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 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 23rd.     
If you have questions, please contact Susie Luby at 455-8600 or Sharon Houston at 326-9222.        

Thank you for participating in the leadership of your association!  

Download the 2017-2018 SAR Director nomination form (pictured above), online here.

Volunteer at Children's Clubhouse                 

REALTORSⓇ - did you know that your association is a select community partner with the Children's Clubhouse at Providence Sacred Heart hospital?

Members who donate just a few hours of their time a month make a big difference in our community.

Here is some encouragement to join them from association past president - and Clubhouse volunteer - Joe Garst.

Children's Clubhouse
Children's Clubhouse

REALTOR.COM Results Summit

As a member of the Spokane MLS, you are invited to attend the first ever REALTOR.COM Results Summit at The Encore Resort in beautiful Las Vegas,
September 19-20, at a discounted rate!

Find out more about the Results Summit online here.

T o access this special offer, go here and click the green Tickets button in the top right and select the MLS VIP rate of $149.00 (full value is $399.00).

Also remember to book your room here to get the best rate available.

But hurry, this special offer expires August 28th!

REALTOR ® Safety - Empower Yourself 

It's here - by popular demand and professional need - a new clock-hour class for REALTOR® safety!

Thursday, September 22nd, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at your SAR

Real estate professionals are in dangerous positions every day, young, old, man or woman.  You must equip yourself with basic safety concepts and habits.

Curriculum created and presented by Beale Luebben and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

You'll be glad you've taken this invaluable training opportunity!

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


Watch a personal welcome to the class from instructors Beale Luebben and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder, online here:

REALTOR Safety - Empower Yourself 
REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself

WCR September Event   

The Spokane-Eastern Washington chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS® welcomes you to its September event - September 29th - on REALTOR® safety.

See the event flyer, with more details and registration information (pictured above), online here.


MVP REALTOR® Safety Two-fer 

Member Value Plus is offering a valuable "two-fer" until the end of the month:

Your Action:  Register for the REALTOR® Safety Webinar Summit on September 14th.

Your Reward:  The Little Red Book: Safety Rules to Live By for REALTORS® download, PLUS a chance to win a Guard Llama Personal Protection kit

2016 REALTOR® Education

Quality of Education 
through SAR/WR Education Instructors

Here is the latest class listing of your SAR - offering the best live and local continuing real estate education classes for 2016.

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.


All REALTORS® must complete two-and-a-half hours of Code of Ethics training within each cycle.  The current cycle ends December 31, 2016

Can't remember if you've already taken the NAR Code of Ethics?  You can log in to your member portal page to verify your member profile or call us at the SAR: 326-9222.

Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement 
Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement

Tuesday, September 6 - Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at the SAR

7.5 clock hours


Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals 
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals

Tuesday, September 20 - The Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.

NOTE: A Code of Ethics course is required as a condition of retaining your REALTOR® membership with NAR.  It must be repeated every four years.  The current cycle is January 1, 2013 thru Dec. 31, 2016.

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the SAR

4.0 clock hours

Current Issues in Washington Real Estate 
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate

Tuesday, September 20 - Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate - with Sabrina Jones Schroeder.

NOTE: You must take this Core Curriculum class once every two years for your renewal.  

Registration: 1:00 p.m.
Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

3.0 clock hours

REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself

Thursday, September 22 - REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself - with Beale Luebben and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

ALL NEW CLASS - by popular demand and professional necessity!

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR

3.0 clock hours

P&S Agreement Addenda 
PSA Addenda

Thursday, September 22 - What else do we need? Purchase and Sale Agreement Addenda - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

Registration: Noon
Class: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR




In This Issue
New Drone Rule in a Week
REALTOR® FUN NIGHT - Tickets On Sale Now!
WR Fall Business Conference
Nominations are Open
Volunteer at Children's Clubhouse
REALTOR.COM Results Summit
REALTOR ® Safety - Empower Yourself
WCR September Event
MVP REALTOR® Safety Two-fer
2016 REALTOR® Education
The Voice for Real Estate
RPR Open House Guide
Job Opening
Legal Hotline: Inspection Contingency
WR Business Symposium
2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo
WCR Wellness Celebration
Save the Dates: SAR Food Drive
Save the Date: SAR Christmas Party
ListHub Report for July - NEW!
Market Activity Report - July
Member Roster Update
Suggestion Box



Click on the image below to see the current SAR calendar

showing dates and times of classes, committees and events. 






The SAR extends its condolences to the friends and family of Ralph Dahman, formerly with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South. 

Mr. Dahman passed away on August 3, 2016, after a fight with cancer. 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Spokane or National Brain Tumor Society.

The Voice for Real Estate

NAR was the only major trade association to participate in a White House event on commercial drone use.

Rules on drones take effect on Aug. 29 and use of the devices in real estate is expected to pick up.

Other top stories in The Voice for Real Estate for the week of Aug. 15 look at tightening bank underwriting for commercial real estate deals, the growth of women in commercial real estate, the top markets for renters to become homeowners, and a template real estate pros can include on their email signature line to remind consumers to verify recipients before they end valuable info by email.

Watch the seven-minute video online here: 

The Voice for Real Estate
The Voice for Real Estate
RPR Open House Guide

REALTORS ® Property Resource (RPR) offers an eBook that introduces insightful tools and techniques that will engage, capture and retain clients at your next Open House.

Learn everything there is to know about the neighborhood and schools surrounding your listing, then master the art of creating marketing materials that will build your brand and create a wow factor for your open house.

We'll even reveal a few good icebreaker ideas for making a positive and lasting impression on your soon-to-be new clients.

Job Opening

Spokane Housing Ventures shares word that it is seeking a Manager of Property Operations who would be responsible for the development, implementation, oversight, and performance outcomes of the property management department.

Spokane Housing Ventures (SHV) is a private, non-profit community housing development organization founded, as a Spokane-based organization, in 1992. Our goal, both then and now, is to not only create new affordable housing options, but to maintain current affordable housing at a high standard and in a manner that keeps our residents both safe and stable.

Eligible applicants must be Washington state licensed brokers.


Legal Hotline: Inspection Contingency 

Washington REALTORS ® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons is back this week to answer a question from the mailbag:  "Does the Buyer have the right to perform an Inspection after waiving the Inspection Contingency (Form 35)?"

Try to answer the question in your office after hearing the question, then watch her answer to see if you got it right!

Watch the three-minute video online here:
Inspection Contingency
Inspection Contingency
WR Business Symposium    

Washington REALTORS® invites you to its 2016 Business Symposium, September 29th at Sea-Tac Convention Center.

What you'll take away from the Business Symposium . . .

·         7.5 Clock Hours

·         Create a prospecting program that is effective and adds to your business profitability

·         Understand real estate advertising do's and don'ts

·         Recognize the legal requirements regarding property advertisement

·         Calculate the cost of advertisement and evaluate promotion effectiveness

More details on the Business Symposium and online registration are available here.

2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo   

What's the secret to earning more money in real estate?

Attending the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 4-7 in Orlando, Florida.

Attendees make two times the average real estate income, so you'll be networking with some of the most successful pros in the industry!

Register today at REALTOR.org/Conference. 


Managing brokers - share the conference general flyer with your team members to get them thinking about attending our national convention.


Will the REALTORS® Conference and Expo help your business?  Watch this two-minute video to find out why the answer is "yes!"

Will the REALTORS® Conference & Expo help my business?
Will the REALTORS® Conference & Expo help my business?

WCR Wellness Celebration                 

The Spokane-Eastern Washington chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS invites you to its sixth-annual 2016 Wellness Celebration and Rally - October 27th at the Spokane Convention Center.

See the event flyer (pictured above) online here. 

Save the Dates: SAR Food Drive                 

SAVE THE DATES - the SAR 2016 Food Drive is Thursday and Friday, September 8th and 9th!

We need volunteers for short two-hour shifts at each of eight Spokane-area Albertsons stores on both days.

Please call the store captain for the location most convenient to you to sign up today - no previous experience required!

Download the event flyer (pictured above) online here.


If you'd like to make a cash donation - office or individual, now or any time - visit the event's Crowdrise page online here .

Save the Date: SAR Christmas Party                 

Temperatures are in the 90s.  There's not a cloud in a big blue sky.  This is a perfect time to have you SAVE THE DATE for our annual Christmas party!

Thursday, December 8th

Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Skyline Ballroom

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tickets are $25 and available here:

Overnight hotel rooms are available for $72 by calling 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466) and let them know you are with the Spokane Association of REALTORS ® Christmas Party.   


ListHub Report for July                      

See the July ListHub report, online here.

Market Activity Report - July


The SAR Market Activity Report for July is now online.

See the latest full report - and archived full reports - online here.



See the July 2016 Snapshot Report (pictured above) online here.








See the 2016 Year-to-date Snapshot report (pictured above) online here.



Member Roster Update - NEW! 

Click here to view the latest Member Roster Update - listing new and resigned members and companies.

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

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

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