Weekly Notices
August 3, 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, 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. 
NFIP Call for Action Successful! 

NFIP Call for Action Successful!

In a big win for REALTORS®, the National Flood Insurance Program will continue renewing or issuing new insurance for four more months under legislation overwhelmingly passed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday.  
The bill, which cleared the House last week, is expected to be signed into law before midnight tonight, when the program expires.

"We applaud lawmakers for taking this needed action to prevent disruptions to closings in thousands of communities across the country," says NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall.  
"Although the program is now extended through November 30, the NFIP is in desperate need of reforms that will make the program solvent and sustainable for the long term.  
The National Association of REALTORS® will continue fighting for these reforms."

REALTORS® have been urging extension of the program for months.  
Almost 125,000 REALTORS®, about 15 percent of the NAR membership, contacted their members of Congress in support of the extension.  
The REALTOR® voice was critical through the process.  
This clean extension of the National Flood Insurance Program shows that it's clear Congress heard the concerns of REALTORS®

SAR Primary Endorsements 

Tuesday, August 7th

You've received your primary election ballot, now for whom do you vote?

Your SAR Governmental Affairs committee has interviewed candidates for many of the local races and offers its endorsements here:

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
LEG 03
State Representative Pos. 1
Marcus Riccelli
LEG 04 

State Representative Pos 1
Matt Shea              
State Representative Pos. 2
Bob McCaslin
LEG 06 

State Senator
Jeff Holy
State Representative Pos. 1
Mike Volz
LEG 07
State Senator
Shelly Short
State Representative Pos. 1
Jacqueline Maycumber
State Representative Pos. 2
Joel Kretz
Commissioner District 2
Mary Kuney 
Commissioner District 3
Al French
Tom Konis
Vicky Dalton
Michael Baumgartner

Remember, your ballot counts only if you return it on or before August 7th.

Your ballot includes postage and may be returned by any mailbox, or you may return your ballot by any official drop box.


Spokane County ballot metrics reported 07/31:
313,507 total ballots out
63,358 ballots returned to date (20.21%)  

RPR Basics & Mobile 


Mark your calendar for Monday, August 6th, and plan to join us for a FREE workshop covering exciting technology that is FREE for all REALTORS®!
RPR Basics & Mobile
Tools for Building your Business
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
at the SAR
See the class flyer (pictured above) online here
Register online here:  

Legal Hotline: Inspection Contingency 


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

This week, Annie explores fundamentals related to the Inspection Contingency Form 35 and the Computation of Time Provision Form 21.

See her new 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?

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 .

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.

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.
Land and Acreage 200 
Land and Acreage 200
Thursday, August 9 - Land & Acreage 200 - 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 
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
NFIP Call for Action Successful!
SAR Primary Endorsements
RPR Basics & Mobile
Legal Hotline: Earnest Money
Lunch & Learn: Reverse Mortgage
Lunch & Learn: Appraisals
Real Estate Innovation Conference
2018 REALTOR® Education
Speed Networking
Annie's Coming to Town!
Save the Date: WCR Golf Tournament
WR Fall Business Conference
Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness
REALTORS® Conference and Expo
Save the Date: SAR Christmas Party
Member Roster Update - June
Market Activity Report - June

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
Speed Networking  

August 9th!

Save the afternoon of Thursday, August 9th, on your calendar to join a Speed Networking event sponsored by Women's Council of REALTORS® and Young Professionals Network!
Download a printable version of the event flyer (pictured above), online here.

Annie's Coming to Town! 

SAR photo

Thursday, August 16th

Annie's coming to town this summer! 
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:

SAVE THE DATE: 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.

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 -

Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness 


The National Association of REALTORS® proudly introduces the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a unique and interactive website designed to meet the specific financial planning needs of REALTORS®.

Log-in to www.FinancialWellness.realtor to assess your current financial profile, receive personalized financial planning goals, practice financial planning decisions in a risk-free way, and explore a robust library of budgeting, retiring, and real estate investing resources.

See the two-minute orientation video online here:

Center for Financial Wellness
Center for Financial Wellness

REALTORS® Conference and Expo 

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 - JUNE  

Market Activity Reports  

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


See the JUNE 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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