Weekly Notices
Friday, December 28, 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 SAR Leadership Installation Luncheon 

First event of the new year!
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.

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!


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.


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


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 5   

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 answers the question: How does a Buyer go about recovering its Earnest Money if its financing fails and its Financing Contingency is still in place?

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

The six-minute video appears below:

Form 22A: Paragraph 5 Letter
Form 22A: Paragraph 5 Letter

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.


2019 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 2019.

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.

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 SAR Leadership Installation Luncheon
2019 WR Legislative Day
2019 Economic Outlook
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
REALTOR® Call for Action
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. 
Happy New Year! 

Monday and Tuesday

The SAR will be closed Monday and Tuesday, next week (December 31st and January 1st), to keep the New Year's holiday.


The SAR community extends its condolences to the family and friends of Maureen Williams, Century 21 Beutler & Assoc., Spokane.

Maureen passed away on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018.

We do not have information on any services yet, but will provide that information when it comes in.

The SAR community extends its condolences to Sally Cudney, Professional Realty Services. Sally's husband, Bill, passed away on December 21, 2018.

Bill Cudney was formerly a member with Coldwell Banker T omlinson North.

The famly will be having a private service.

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 

January 1st
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!

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)! 


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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