Weekly Notices
Friday, January 4, 2019  
2019 SAR 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.
If you're a member, you may register online here:  

If you're not a member, please call the SAR to make your reservation: (509) 326-9222.

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!

Unlock the Door  

The lack of housing opportunities has reached crisis level in Washington State.  
This issue affects us all, creating a burden on home owners, renters, employers and on.  
Washington REALTORS® is pleased to announce a campaign called "Unlock the Door for Affordable Homeownership" to work with our elected officials on legislation surrounding condo liability, buildable lands, zoning requirements and more.  
Get a sneak peek of this campaign and hear a brief message from Washington REALTORS® CEO Steve Francks, Washington REALTORS® 2019 President Dale Chumbley, and Washington REALTORS® Government Affairs Director Nathan Gorton as we work with legislators, business owners, consumers, and leaders of non-profits & for profits to create affordable housing options for ALL.
The four-minute video is online here: 

Unlock the Door - Message + Sneak Peak
Unlock the Door - Message + Sneak Peak


What a Shutdown Means for REALTORS® 

As of midnight on December 21, 2018, the President and Congress were unable to agree on the provisions of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government.  
As a result, a partial shutdown of some government operations has occurred.  
This partial shutdown includes some federal housing, mortgage and other programs of interest to the real estate industry.  
NAR has created a summary of the impact on selected agencies. 
You can read that document - What a Government Shutdown Means for REALTORS® (pictured above) - online here.



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.


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.


Real Estate Talk   

Spokane Talks photo

Real Estate Talk with Ken Sax begins the new year with a conversation about home buying and home selling with a local homeowner who has recently done both.

Watch the entire program on the Spokane Talks YouTube channel, online here:

Perspectives from a Home Buyer/Seller : Real Estate Talk January 3rd
Perspectives from a Home Buyer/Seller
Real Estate Talk January 3rd


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 Installation Luncheon
2019 WR Legislative Day
Unlock the Door
What a Shutdown Means for REALTORS®
Veteran's Chronicle
Real Estate Talk
2018 REALTOR® Education
Code of Ethics Requirement
Invest in RPAC
Wire Fraud
WCR: Wine Not be a Member
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. 

A Memorial Service for Maureen Williams will be held today - Friday, January 4th - at 1:00pm at the Sunset Chapel (Fairmount Memorial Park) 5200 W. Wellesley.

As we reported here last week, Maureen was with Century 21 Beutler & Associates, Spokane. She passed away on Sunday, December 23rd.
See Maureen's obituary online here.


Code of Ethics Requirement  

If you took a Code of Ethics class in the past two years - congratulations - you are an active REALTOR® today with full access to the Spokane MLS!

If you are one of the nearly 200 SAR members who did not, your REALTOR® status is suspended for two months while you either take the class and return to active membership or become a former REALTOR®.

NAR requires all active members to take a Code of Ethics class every other year. NAR grants and NAR revokes REALTOR® status.

Check your Code of Ethics status and learn more about your training options online here.


Invest in RPAC 

You have a voice in how things are run at the national, state, and local levels that is more powerful than most. It's called RPAC - the REALTORS® Political Actiopn Committee.

This committee engages at all levels - across the country and here at home, throughout the year - on matters of home ownership, private property rights, taxes, regulations, and other REALTOR® issues.

Take a minute, right now, to invest in your business and your profession:

Wire Fraud - A Real Story 

A money wire scam has cost a couple its $130,000 down payment for a house in Kansas City.

During the closing process, the couple received an email from someone thought to be their real estate agent.

The message included the address of the home they were buying, their REALTOR®'s name, email address, title company's name, and closing date.

The couple wired the money as instructed.

The money is now gone with little chance of getting it back.

How could this happen and how can you prevent it from happening to your clients?

WCR: Wine Not be a Member   

Thursday, January 17th

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS® invites all SAR members and guests to its Wine Not be a Member event on Thursday, January 17th at Maryhill winery in Kendall Yards.

Download the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, 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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