Weekly Notices
Friday, December 7, 2018 

NOTICE: About 700 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:

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!

SAR Christmas Party - Next Week! 

Thursday, December 13th.
Centennial Hotel, Skyline Ballroom

Register now before you forget for the 2018 SAR Christmas Party!

This year's event will feature music from DJ Backwoods Beatz, a silent auction, a photo booth, door prizes, hors d'oevres, a no-host bar - and, best of all, you and your best colleagues and friends to celebrate a great year in real estate!

Special thanks to our terrific sponsors this year:
Banner Bank, Condron Homes, Evergeen Home Loans, Homestreet Bank, Stearns Lending, Wells Fargo, WFG National Title Co., Spokane County Title, STCU, and Mountain West Bank.

Download the event flyer (pictured above) for sharing in your office, online here .

YPN: SAR Christmas Party Pre-funk 

December 13th

The Spokane Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS® invites all SAR members and friends to an SAR Christmas Party Pre-funk - the afternoon of the SAR Christmas party - Thursday, December 13th.

Download the event flyer (pictured above), online here.

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.


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 -


Form 22A, Paragraph 2  

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 2: Loan Information.

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

The seven-minute video appears below:

Form 22A, Paragraph 2
Form 22A, Paragraph 2

Lilac Festival Plaque 

SAR photo

The Spokane Lilac Festival presented a plaque to the SAR, this week, at its December board meeting, thanking the association for its "generous support and contributions" in 2018.
The SAR was a program sponsor for the 2018 Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. 
Presenting the plaque was 2019 Lilac Festival President (and SAR member) Kristy Hamby (right, photo above); receiving the plaque for the association was 2018 SAR president Ken Sax (left, photo above).
You can see the plaque on the wall at the SAR on your next visit - it's near the lobby video display.
A close-up of the plaque appears below. 
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.
Core Curriculum 
Core Curriculum
Monday, December 10 - Core Curriculum - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
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 RE Professionals 
Code of Ethics for RE Professionals
Tuesday, December 11 - Code of Ethics for RE Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
at the SAR
4.0 clock hours 
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
WR Leadership Institute
SAR Christmas Party - Tickets Selling Fast!
YPN: SAR Christmas Party Pre-funk
Save the Date: Installation Luncheon
Veteran's Chronicle
Homes.com Agent Profile
Form 22A, Paragraph 2
Lilac Festival Plaque
2018 REALTOR® Education
2019 First Quarter MLS Fees Due
2019 SAR Dues Due
2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities
Planning Commission
RPR Quick Print
Open Enrollment
With a Holiday Spirit
Member Roster Update - November - NEW!
Market Activity Report - November - New!

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

2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities 
 Your association runs on volunteer power. Here's your chance to plug in and make a difference! 
2019 SAR President Gina Mosey (pictured at left) invites you to join her in volunteering to lead our association in the new year.
If you'd like to talk with Gina before you decide how you'd like to volunteer, call her at 953-3410 or e-mail her at glmosey@gmail.com .  
Here are just some of the volunteer opportunities where you can help get the work done:
Budget & Finance 
Communication/Member Services
Governmental Affairs
SOS  (Serving Our Spokane)  
Special Events  
3rd Grade Poster Contest   
Food Drive  
Holiday Party & Auction                      

Deadline to submit your application is Friday, December 7, 2018     

See the 2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities flyer for more information and application (pictured above), online here.

Planning Commission 

The City of Spokane Valley is seeking three members to serve on the Planning Commission.  
Applications are due December 7.
Planning commissioners study and make recommendations to the City Council for future planned growth as directed by the City Council.  
Qualifications include having an interest in planning, land use, transportation, capital infrastructure and building and landscape design as evidenced by training, experience or interest in the City of Spokane Valley.  
Members must live within the city.
Applications can be found on the city's website at  
RPR Quick Print 

RPR's wide variety of reports are one of the most popular features of the platform.

Although you've let us know that sometimes you simply want to print what's on the screen. Which is exactly what this article is all about.

Here we'll highlight 3 ways you can do exactly that.


Open Enrollment  

Will you be resolving to start or change your health insurance in the new year?
In order for your health insurance to start or be something different on the first of January, you need to enroll by December 15th.
Need coverage today? We can help with that too, with convenient Flexible Term Health plans.  
Visit online or call the REALTOR Member Health Insurance Exchange to easily compare health plans and pricing, make sure your doctors and prescriptions are covered, and quickly determine if you're eligible for tax credits to help lower your costs. 

Holiday Spirit 

SAR photo

Your SAR is now with a holiday spirit, thanks to the good work of our front desk manager, Shayla.
As this year comes to an end, we thought to offer a moment of childhood wonder at the magic of the season.
Once upon a time, an eight-year-old girl with the name of Virginia wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun. In it, she asked if there really was a Santa Claus.
She received an answer that has become the world's most reprinted newspaper editorial. It's a classic:
Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus.  
Read the entire letter from the Newseum archive, online here.

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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