Weekly Notices
December 29, 2017
NOTE: The SAR will be closed Monday,
January 1st, to keep the New Year holiday.  

2018 SAR Installation Luncheon 

Your 2018 SAR leadership team will be installed at the association's first meeting of the new year, Thursday, January 4th, at Red Lion Park Inn.
All members are welcome!
Meet your association leaders and hear your president's 2018 message: 2018 SAR President Ken Sax will be speaking on his theme of "discovery."
Registration deadline is close-of-business on Friday, December 29th. 
See the event flyer (pictured above) online here.


2018 Legislative Day 

Washington REALTORS® 2018 Legislative Day will be January 17-18 in Olympia.
Our lawmakers want to hear from you.  
YOU represent the constituents of their district.  
YOU represent the real estate industry.  
Come be present on the Hill with fellow REALTORS® and make your voice count...all in one day.  
SAR Governmental Affairs committee members and assocaition leadership are making plans now to attend and help bring the voice of Washington REALTORS® to our elected leaders.
Visit the WR Legislative Day pages online for schedules and more information, online here.    


Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by President Trump on December 22nd. Most of the changes introduced by the bill will go into effect on January 1, 2018, and will not affect 2017 taxes

National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) worked throughout the tax reform process to preserve the existing tax benefits of homeownership and real estate investment, as well to ensure as many real estate professionals as possible would benefit from proposed tax cuts. Many of the changes reflected in the final bill were the result of the engagement of NAR and its members, not only in the last three months, but over several years.

While NAR remains concerned that the overall structure of the final bill diminishes the tax benefits of homeownership and will cause adverse impacts in some markets, the advocacy of NAR members, as well as consumers, helped NAR to gain some important improvements throughout the legislative process. The final legislation will benefit many homeowners, homebuyers, real estate investors, and NAR members as a result.

Read the NAR report, " The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - What it Means for Homeowners and Real Estate Professionals," (pictured above) online here.
Whom may Buyer use as Home Inspector 

Washington REALTORS ® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons continues a new video series, this week, about the use of Form 35 (the Inspection Contingency Addendum).

Whom can the Buyer use to do a Home Inspection of Seller's Property, and should the inspection report be given to the Seller? 

See Annie 's eight-minute answer online here:
Whom may Buyer use as Home Inspector
Whom may Buyer use as Home Inspector

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.
Purchase & Sale Agreement
Purchase & Sale Agreement
Tuesday, January 9 - 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: Standards for Success
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
This is the class for new members. 
Thursday, January 11 - 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
for Loan Type
Basic Appraisal Requirements for Loan Type
Thursday, February 1 - Basic Appraisal Requirements for Loan Type - with Mary Payne  
Check-in: 1:15 p.m. 
Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
at the SAR 
3.0 clock hours
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals
This is the class for renewing members. 
Thursday, February 6 - Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets  
Check-in: 12:15 p.m.
Class: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR 
4.0 clock hours  
In This Issue
2018 SAR Installation Luncheon
2018 Legislative Day
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Whom may Buyer use as Home Inspector
2018 REALTOR® Education
2018 First Quarter MLS Fees Due
First Night Spokane
WCR January Event
TechHelpline: Future Tech
ListHub - November
Member Roster Update - November

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
2018 First Quarter MLS Fees Due

2018 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 Saturday, December 30, 2017.
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!
First Night Spokane
Photo: First Night

If it's New Year's Eve in Spokane, it must be First Night!
First Night Spokane celebrates its 17th anniversary this weekend, hosting the largest visual and performing arts festival of the year in the heart of the city.
This year's event features a Renaissance theme. Dress up or come as you are. Both family and adult zones offer entertainment for all ages.  

Visit the First Night website for more information, online here.

WCR January Event

DEADLINE: Monday, January 15th   
The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS® invites all SAR members, friends, and guests to attend its "Wine Not be a Member" on Thursday, January 18th, at the new Maryhill Winery in Kendall Yards. 
Enjoy complimentary wine tasting while you learn about the benefits of membership in WCR. 
Download the event flyer (pictured above), online here.

TechHelpline: Future Tech

While you may not be ready for the future, it's getting ready for you.  
Remember, we are all living longer too.  
The average lifespan is nearly 80 years today, eight years longer than it was in 1970.  
So we are going to be around to see a lot more changes at our work and in our homes than we can even imagine!  
TechHelpline - a Washingtyon REALTORS® member benefit - just posted a new article to its online blog: Future Tech: Tools that will change our work and our homes.
Smart dust?  Artificial Intelligence entertainment?  Oh my.
Read more online here. 

ListHub - November

The ListHub report for November is now available.
Download the report online here.

Member Roster Update - November    

Updated December 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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