Weekly Notices
August 25, 2017
       
   
NAR Call for Action! 


REALTOR Action Center



CALL FOR ACTION
 
Authority for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires on September 30, 2017.

Long-term Reauthorization Is Critical. 
 
Each lapse costs 40,000 property sales per month.
 
Without re-authorization, NFIP cannot issue or renew policies in 22,000 communities where flood insurance is required for a mortgage.
 
Please answer the national Call for Action on this issue right now and let our REALTOR® voice be heard!

   

 
    
2017 SAR Food Drive 



IN TWO WEEKS!

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.

     
 
    
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 are posted on Instanet (TransactionDesk) and ZipForm.
 
Download the "redlined" copy of each form indicating the changes:
   
    
  
  
Hirst: Finding a Solution

  
 
 
 
"The 2017 legislative sessions produced great results for our state.  Unfortunately, finding a Hirst solution and passing a capital budge t were left undone."
 

 
Read more from a joint commentary by Washington State Senator Judy Warnick and Washington State Representative David Taylor in the Building Industry of Washington's newest member magazine (pictured above), online here.  
 

 
    
  
  
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.


 
    
  
  
Salute to the Trades

  
 
   
 
This Labor Day, stop and think for a moment about who builds your inventory - plumbers, electricians, bricklayers, framers, et. al.  Where would we be without them?    
 
   
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® proudly co-sponsors, with the Spokane Home Builders Association, this television spot, Salute to the Trades, to air on KXLY-TV leading up to and through the coming Labor Day holiday.  
 
It's our way of saying "thank you" to the men and women who work hard every day to build our future. 
 
Watch for the spot on your TV, or see it online here: 

 
 
Salute to the Trades
Salute to the Trades


 
    
  
  
The REALTOR® Pledge 


 
 
The REALTOR® Pledge:

I am a REALTOR®.  
 
I pledge myself:  
 
To strive to be honorable and to abide by the golden rule;  
 
To strive to serve well my community and through it, my country:  
 
To abide by the REALTORS'® Code of Ethics and to strive to conform my conduct to its aspirational ideals;  
 
To act honestly in all real estate dealings;  
 
To protect the individual right of real estate ownership and to widen the opportunity to enjoy it;  
 
To seek better to represent my clients by building my knowledge and competence. 
 
See the one-minute video online here:

     
 
The REALTOR® Pledge
The REALTOR® Pledge
     
 
 
Automated Valuation Models



 

 
A handful of organizations offer Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) yet not one is 100 percent accurate.  
 
The truth lies in the types of data that AVM providers use to generate the AVM.
 
 
 
Read more on REALTOR Property Resource (RPR), online here.
 
 
     
 
 
      
 
 
The Voice for Real Estate




 
President-elect Elizabeth Mendenhall and CEO Bob Goldberg said NAR must work with technology innovators to ensure future disruption keeps the role of real estate professionals central as the role of technology expands.  
 
NAR is releasing a Call for Action to its members to advocate for passage of long-term flood insurance reauthorization in the House.  
 
Also, a texting scam is targeting real estate, and brokers say virtual brokerages are becoming key competitors.
 
Hear more on these stories, and more, in the newest edition (seven minutes long) of The Voice for Real Estate, online here:
   
 
The Voice for Real Estate $73
The Voice for Real Estate #73
 
 
     
 
 
      
 
 
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.
  
 




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 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, October 31 - Power of Strategy - know the options available and profit (1031 Exchange) - with Annamarie Kooning.
 
Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
NAR Call for Action!
2017 SAR Food Drive
Revised SAR-ELA and SAR-BR
Hirst: Finding a Solution
NAR: Text Message Scam Alert
Salute to the Trades
The REALTOR® Pledge
Automated Valuation Models
The Voice for Real Estate
ABR Classes
WR Fall Business Conference
WR Fall Business Symposium
REALTOR® Safety Lunch & Learn
2017 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
SAR Leadership Nominations are Open
Your First Year in Real Estate
WCR: REALTOR® Safety Event
WCR: Wellness Celebration and Rally
Member 2 Member
Education Forum
Education Excellence & Quarterly Meeting
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. 

 


SAR Leadership 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.   


 

    
  
  
Your First Year in Real Estate

  
  
 
If this is your first year in real estate, congratulations!  Welcome to the family of professional real estate brokers in Washington state - and to membership in your Spokane Association of REALTORS®.
 
You are likely hearing much advice from colleagues and friends about how to be successful in your work - take the best of this and make it yours.  Habits learned now will serve you well for the rest of your career.
 
NAR offers this simple info-graphic (pictured above), to help you in your first year in real estate.  This is great, but we would add one more thing: engage with your local association.  We're here to help you improve your business and be the best REALTOR® you can be.   
 

 
    
  
  
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!
 
  
  
  
WCR: Wellness Celebration and Rally 

 
 


 

EARLY BIRD TICKETS
SEPTEMBER 15th!

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of
REALTORS® will convene its popular (and 7th annual) Wellness Celebration and Rally on October 19th.
 
 Makeovers, runway show, luncheon, silent auction, raffle, vendor booths and more!   


 

Download the event flyer (pictured above), 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

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


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
This event offers some exciting sponsorship oppor tunities.   
 
For information on these, see the event flyer (pictured at left), online here

 
 
  
Education Excellence & Quarterly Meeting

 
 
 
 
Thursday, November 9th
Centerplace Event Center 
 
It's "not your typical technology class."  That, and our final Quarterly Membership Meeting of the year.
 
Learn about customer/client service through use of technology and mobile apps, online service and communication, video and its use in real estate business model, and community service.  It's a 7.5 clock hour class with lunch break.   
 
$40 for everything - if you register by November 3rd.  Or, join us just for lunch and the meeting for $20.
 
There's much more, so check out the details in the class flyer (pictured above), 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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