Weekly Notices
Friday, December 14, 2018 

NOTICE: About 500 SAR members have yet to take NAR Code of Ethics training in the current two year cycle. If you fail to comply with this requirement by December 31st, your REALTOR® membership will be suspended.   
Click on the image below to take your mandatory ethics class online now:

Scam Email Targets REALTORS®  

Many National Association of REALTORS® members report receiving a solicitation, purportedly from the REALTOR® Party, asking for donations to fund medical expenses for a young girl.  
This solicitation is not from the REALTOR® Party or the National Association of REALTORS®.  
NAR never solicits donations for personal or individual charities. 

If you receive this "Help Support Diana Recovery" solicitation, you should delete the email without clicking on any links.  
If you already clicked on the message and sent money to a link in the email, you should file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at
The National Association of REALTORS® is working to identify and report the sender.  
We urge members to be on alert for email and online fraud.   
NAR has resources on cyberfraud and cybersecurity best practices online here.
Watch this month's Window to the Law: How to Avoid Wire Fraud in Transactions video to learn best practices for helping your clients avoid becoming victims of this fraud scheme, including a re-enactment of the hackers who perpetrate wire fraud.

Window to the Law: How to Avoid Wire Fraud in Transactions
Window to the Law:
How to Avoid Wire Fraud in Transactions

2019 WR Legislative Day 

January 23-24

Registration for 2019 Legislative Day is now open!   
Join us for two amazing days of defending our industry in Olympia while enjoying a networking opportunity with hundreds of other REALTORS® from across the state.
Legislative Day is Thursday, January 24th but the full event actually spans two days.  
Wednesday, January 23rd is "Committee Day", where members discuss important association business and local and statewide industry trends.  
The shape of the association and how we advocate on the Hill is often formed in many of these meetings!  
If you're interested in getting involved, this is the place to do it.
Go directly to the 2019 Legislative Day information and registration page, online here:

SAR member Judy Flemmer, EXIT Real Estate Professionals, was a first-time attendee at last year's Legislative Day in Olympia.  
"What I was so impressed with was the power that REALTORS have. I had no idea that we actually are the lobbyists and can go and talk with the senators and tell them what the industry needs."  
Watch a one-minute look back on the our local delegation's visit to Olympia for last year's Legislative Day online here:  

Washington REALTORS® Legislative Day - You should go!
Washington REALTORS® Legislative Day
You should go!

Myths of VA Financing 

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Real Estate Talk with Ken Sax sits down with local loan officer Tony Byrne to bust the biggest myths of VA financing.

Real Estate Talk with Ken Sax is brought to you by the Spokane Association of REALTORS ®.

Watch the program online here:

Biggest Myths of VA Financing : Real Estate Talk December 5th
Biggest Myths of VA Financing
Real Estate Talk December 5th

Children's Clubhouse 

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The Pulse with Kent Adams sits down with SAR President-elect Tom Clark to talk about the Children's Clubhouse at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.

The Clubhouse is a place where siblings of children in to visit with providers can have a place to play while their brothers and sisters undergo treatment.

The Clubhouse is a long-time community partnership program of the SAR.

Watch the program online here - the Clubhouse interview begins at 14 minutes into the program:

The Pulse of Spokane: 12/12/18
The Pulse of Spokane: 12/12/18

Save the Date: SAR Installation Luncheon 

Thursday, January 10th
Mark your calendar now and plan to join your friends and colleagues at your association's first event of the new year:

2019 SAR Officers and Directors Installation Luncheon on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.

At the Centennial Hotel (formerly Red Lion Inn at the Park).

Download the event flyer, suitable for posting in your office and sharing with colleagues (pictured above), online here.

Veteran's Chronicle  

Wednesday, January 9th
What started as an idea at the Veteran's Work Group at the SAR has grown into the Veteran's Chronicle, to launch in January!

this monthly insert to The Spokesman-Review will feature a wealth of news, views, resources, and information for the regional veteran community - including family members, neighbors, and friends - in short, a new marketing vehicle to a large and growing community of the Inland Northwest.

Reserve your space to be part of this new publication now, whether for your listing, your credentials, or your community goodwill.

Download the flyer (pictured above) online here.


Form 22A, Paragraph 3   

The Financing Addendum is one of the most important forms REALTORS® will use.

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney, Annie Fitzsimmons, dissects parts of this form and what each paragraph means.

In this video, she covers Paragraph 3: Notice of Right to Terminate (22AR).

See the latest video in Annie's video series: Real Estate Fundamentals You Should Know.

The eight-minute video appears below:

Form 22A - Paragraph 3 - Notice of Right to Terminate
Form 22A - Paragraph 3 - Notice of Right to Terminate

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 Tami 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
Tuesday, December 18 - 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 

Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement 
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement
Friday, December 21 - 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
Scam Email Targets REALTORS®
2019 WR Legislative Day
Myths of VA Financing
Children's Clubhouse
Save the Date: Installation Luncheon
Veteran's Chronicle
Form 22A, Paragraph 3
2018 REALTOR® Education
2019 First Quarter MLS Fees Due
2019 SAR Dues Due
Real Estate in a Digital Age
Shopping Online
Homes.com Agent Profile
Member Roster Update - November
Market Activity Report - November

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
Other regional calendars:
The SAR will be closed from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17th, for an off-site event. 
2019 First Quarter MLS Fees Due 

2019 First Quarter MLS fees have been posted to the SAR member portal.   
Click on the button above to pay yours now.   
This is due by December 30, 2018.
Please contact Brenda, SAR bookkeeper and membership administrator, if you have a question about your fees by email here or contact her by phone at 326-9222.

Thank you for your prompt payment and for being a valued member of your SAR!

2019 SAR Dues Due 

Your 2019 SAR annual dues are due January 1st, 2019.
You should have receive an email regarding this.   
If you did not receive this email, please call the SAR at 326-9222 or continue with the online payment process here.
To pay your 2019 SAR annual dues online, click on the graphic below, which will bring up the login screen for the SAR member portal:  
Once online, use the Review and Pay Balance section to make your payment online.   
Alternately, you may retrieve an invoice while online to pay by mail or you may pay in person at the SAR, 1924 North Ash Street.
Thank you for your continuing membership in your SAR!

Real Estate in a Digital Age 

The world we live in today is a digital one and searching for a home is no different.

Buyers now have apps that let them search by location and neighborhoods.

Online searching maximizes the ability to compare and contrast homes on the market by selected features.

Most of this is done before a potential home buyer connects with a real estate agent.

NAR's new report, Real Estate in a Digital Age, examines the process home buyers go through in the initial online search and how REALTORS® are connecting with customers in the digital space.

Read the report (pictured above) online here.

Shopping Online 

E-commerce is great!

It offers choices and convenience.

And this holiday season, many of us will purchase gifts online for our loved ones.

But there is no substitute to being a well-informed consumer.

So, we put together a list of best practices to help you shop safely and confidently this holiday season.


Have a specific computer question? Tech Helpline has your answer and you've already paid for it!

Tech Helpline is a Washington REALTORS® member benefit.

Homes.com Agent Profile 

Watch Your Inbox!
Login info for your new Homes.com Agent Profile is on the Way!
Homes.com is providing you a free Agent Profile. You will want to update your agent photo and bio as soon as possible. You can also include links to your social media channels and personal website. Homes.com always clearly identifies the listing agent on every listing so you will want your profile to look its best.
Be on the lookout for your "Welcome Email" from Homes.com around December 12, which will contain specific instructions for you to access your free profile.
As part of our partnership with Homes.com your Agent Profile also includes a suite of lead management tools at no additional cost.
These lead management tools include:
  • Contacts, Tasks and Leads Manager: Manage leads from your listings on Homes.com and more.
  • Email Campaigns: Dozens of email campaigns help you convert leads into clients.
  • Lead Gator: Aggregate leads from any source into your Homes Connect Lead Manager.
  • Monthly Newsletter: Fresh content written monthly you can send to your clients
You can learn more about the benefits provided to you by Homes.com at its monthly training webinar -


Member Roster Update - November

Updated for November

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 - November 

Market Activity Reports  

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

See the NOVEMBER 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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