Weekly Notices
Friday, December 21, 2018 

LAST CHANCE: About 400 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 Code of Ethics class online now:

Washington REALTORS® also offers online Code of Ethics training yet this year.
Click on the image below to find out more about these webinars:

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!

2019 Economic Outlook 

Single-family homes sales activity is on track to outpace 2017's clip slightly.  
A Realtors association leader says about 8,200 homes will be sold through the Spokane Multiple Listing Service this year, compared with 8,135 home sales in 2017.  
Home sales might increase in 2019, but a big jump isn't expected.
While that market is growing slowly, home prices are still climbing steeply.  
The median sale price in Spokane County this year was $235,000 through the first 11 months of the year, up 11 percent compared with a median price of $210,000 in the year-earlier period.  
The number of homes for sale remains low, and prices are expected to increase by another 6 percent to 8 percent next year.

Read the complete article online here


The Voice for Real Estate   



NAR leaders met with the FBI on wire fraud in home sale transactions.  
REALTORS® won on two federal issues at the end of 2018: a revamped Waters of the U.S. rule that provides the kind of clarity that NAR sought, and a provision in a new farm law that keeps the rural population threshold at 35,000 people.  
That and other NAR-backed provisions ensure no disruption for people looking to federally backed Rural Housing Service mortgage financing to get into a home.  
Also, NAR released a report showing the extent to which REALTORS® are involved in their community.  
NAR also provides an economic outlook going into 2019.
Watch the nine-minute video online here:
Voice for Real Estate 93: Fraud, Rural Win, Water Rule, CARE
Voice for Real Estate 93:
Fraud, Rural Win, Water Rule, CARE

Real Estate Talk  


Real Estate Talk with Ken Sax sits down with Cindy Carrigan and Doc Nicolson of Five Star Real Estate Group to talk about why you should sell your home during the holidays/winter.
Real Estate Talk with Ken Sax is brought to you by the Spokane Association of REALTORS®.
Watch the 30-minute program online here:
Selling Your Home During the Winter : Real Estate Talk December 13th
Selling Your Home During the Winter
Real Estate Talk December 13th

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, Annie continues her discussion on Paragraph 3: Notice of Right to Terminate (22AR).

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

The nine-minute video appears below:

Form 22A: Paragraph 3 - Part 2, Notice of Right to Terminate
Form 22A: Paragraph 3
Part 2, Notice of Right to Terminate

Nine RPR App Features for the New Year 

You know that thrill you get when you come across a tip or trick that helps make your app experience just a tad more efficient?  
Like pressing the app button for a shortcut to a favorite feature, or swiping to the left to quickly save for later.  
Every app has tricks of the trade, yet for some reason, they don't always appear magically on our radar.   
This post will give you nine tips to make sure your next experience with the RPR app is a productive one.


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.
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 

Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education
Code of Ethics - Standards for Success 
Tuesday, January 8 - 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 
Sabrina Jones-Schroeder - Purchase and Sale Agreements instructor
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement
Tuesday, January 15 - Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement - with Sabrina Jones Schroeder.
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
What else do we need
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda

Tuesday, January 29 - 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 
In This Issue
2019 WR Legislative Day
2019 Economic Outlook
The Voice for Real Estate - NEW!
Real Estate Talk
Save the Date: Installation Luncheon
Veteran's Chronicle
Form 22A, Paragraph 3 - NEW!
Nine RPR App Features for the New Year.
2018 REALTOR® Education
Merry Christmas
2019 First Quarter MLS Fees Due
2019 SAR Dues Due
The Right First Steps
REALTOR® Call for Action
SAR Christmas
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. 
Merry Christmas 

Monday and Tuesday

The SAR will be closed Monday and Tuesday, next week (December 24th and 25th), to keep the Christmas holiday.

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!


NAR photo

Friday, January 11th
Applications for NAR's 30-Under-30 class of 2019 is January 11th

Each May/June, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 young rising stars in the real estate industry.

The program offers great national exposure for your business and is a powerful qualification to list on your resume.

All members of the National Association of REALTORS® who will be under the age of 30 on May 31, 2019, are encouraged to apply.

In determining who makes the 30 Under 30 list, REALTOR® Magazine staff looks for candidates who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers.


The Right First Steps   



HouseLogic wants to help your new buyers take the right first steps.

Emotions run high when house-hunting.  
Your client needs an agent they can trust to keep them sane.
HouseLogic is here to help your new buyers take the right first steps with you.
Here are three articles you can share - add your contact information and logo to reinforce your brand:

REALTOR® Call for Action 

Resolve to be more connected with your REALTOR® Party in the New Year.
Register now and you'll receive REALTOR® Party Calls for Action the moment they are issued. 
Sign up online (above) or directly from your mobile device.  
You'll get confirmation instantly (below)! 


SAR Christmas  Party 

SAR photo

THANK YOU to the 2018 SAR Christmas Party committee volunteers for their many efforts to make our event, last week, such an enjoyable occasion!
SAR photo
SAR photo
SAR photo

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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