Weekly Notices
July 27, 2018
SAR Primary Endorsements 


You've received your primary election ballot, now for whom do you vote?

Your SAR Governmental Affairs committee has interviewed candidates for many of the local races and offers its endorsements here:

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
LEG 03
State Representative Pos. 1
Marcus Riccelli
LEG 04 

State Representative Pos 1
Matt Shea              
State Representative Pos. 2
Bob McCaslin
LEG 06 

State Senator
Jeff Holy
State Representative Pos. 1
Mike Volz
LEG 07
State Senator
Shelly Short
State Representative Pos. 1
Jacqueline Maycumber
State Representative Pos. 2
Joel Kretz
Commissioner District 2
Mary Kuney 
Commissioner District 3
Al French
Tom Konis
Vicky Dalton
Michael Baumgartner

Remember, your ballot counts only if you return it on or before August 7th.

Your ballot includes postage and may be returned by any mailbox, or you may return your ballot by any official drop box.


Spokane County ballot metrics reported 07/24:
313,163 total ballots out
11,003 ballots returned to date (3.51%)  

RPR Basics & Mobile 

August 6th 
at the SAR! 

Mark your calendar for Monday, August 6th, and plan to join us for a FREE workshop covering exciting technology that is FREE for all REALTORS®!
RPR Basics & Mobile
Tools for Building your Business
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
at the SAR
See the class flyer (pictured above) online here
Register online here:  

RPR: Comps Analysis Express 

With more than 356,000 downloads to date, the app provides REALTORS® with hundreds of real estate data sets ranging from property characteristics, photos, tax and mortgage history and valuations to neighborhood and school information, and more.

The RPR app now includes Comps Analysis Express - a simple, intuitive interface to create an on-the-go CMA using a phone or tablet.

Learn more about the RPR CMA online here .

Legal Hotline: Whom do you Represent 


Washington REALTORS ® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons continues a new series titled: "Real Estate Fundamentals You Should Know."

This week, Annie covers some misconceptions brokers have about Agency Law and whom you represent in a transaction.

See her new five-minute video online here:

Ep[isode 3:
Episode 3: Whom do you represent in a transaction?

EPISODE 2: Annie covers THREE fundamental Earnest Money issues.

See the 10-minute video online here:

Episode 2:
Episode 2: Three Fundamental Earnest Money Issues

EPISODE 1: Annie kicks off this series with some very common misconceptions on Mutual Acceptance.

See her eight-minute video online here:

When is the Date of Mutual Acceptance? 
Episode 1: When is the Date of Mutual Acceptance?

Lunch & Learn: Reverse Mortgage 

Monday, August 27th
Noon - 1:30 p.m. 
at the SAR 

Back by popular demand!
Learn how to increase your Buyer's purchasing power without a traditional monthly payment.
Come hear Georgina Olsen with Mortgage Solutions Financial speak about the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and how it can help you market to your senior buyers. 
Complimentary lunch provided.
See the event flyer (pictured above) with more information online here.

Lunch & Learn: Appraisals 

Monday, September 17th

Come and hear Amy Chitwood with Amy Chitwood Valuations share some valuable information on how appraisers measure houses, derive adjustments, and other facets of home appraisals. Your questions will be welcome, too! 
Bring your lunch, if you'd like; coffee and water provided. 
See the event flyer (pictured above) with more information online here .

Real Estate Innovation Conference 

August 29-30 

Check out the inaugural Real Estate Innovation, Opportunity & Investment  Summit, August 29-30 in San Francisco!
The event will bring together technology innovators, capital investors, and real estate professionals for the next century of opportunity, covering topics like artificial intelligence, digital privacy, and regulatory forces affecting innovation in real estate. 
Visit the event website for more information and registration, online here.

REALTORS® Conference and Expo 

The 2018 REALTORS® Conference and Expo will be in Boston, this year, November 2-5.
The conference experience is about education, networking, motivation and fun!  
Choose from 100 education sessions to learn about strategies and solutions that meet your clients' needs.  
Then, browse the industry's largest trade show, with over 400 exhibitors, to find products and services that will help you conduct business more efficiently.  
Make time to attend special events, as they provide a fun way to network with peers in a casual atmosphere.  
You will return home with the knowledge, tools and contacts to be successful in this competitive business.
Download the conference poster (pictured above) online here.
Check out the event website for all the latest information, online here.  


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.
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 
Current Issues in
Washington Residential Real Estate
Thursday, August 2 - Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 1:00 p.m.
Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours 
Land and Acreage 200 
Land and Acreage 200
Thursday, August 9 - Land & Acreage 200 - with Jim Palmer, Jr  
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
Tuesday, August 14 - 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
Purchase & Sale Agreement 
Purchase & Sale Agreement
Tuesday, August 21 - 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 
Code of Ethics
Thursday, August 23 - Code of Ethics - 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 
In This Issue
SAR Primary Endorsements
RPR Basics & Mobile
RPR: Comps Analysis Express
Legal Hotline: Earnest Money
Lunch & Learn: Reverse Mortgage
Lunch & Learn: Appraisals
Real Estate Innovation Conference
REALTORS® Conference and Expo
2018 REALTOR® Education
NFIP Call For Action!
Annie's Coming to Town!
2018 SAR Golf Tournament
Speed Networking
WR Fall Business Conference
Save the Date: SAR Christmas Party
Member Roster Update - June
Market Activity Report - June

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

The House of Representatives, Wednesday, passed an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The vote was 366 to 52 easily clearing the two-thirds vote threshold (287) required by House rules.
Our Representative in Congress, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, voted yes.
The extension measure now moves to the United States Senate.

The Senate vote has not been scheduled.

NAR has modified our CFA to urge the Senate to act before the program expires on July 31, 2018.

Following the Senate vote, NAR will shut down the Call For Action.

Tell Congress to Renew NFIP
before July 31st!

113 (9.12%) Spokane REALTORS®
have responded to date 
828 (7.01%) statewide   

Annie's Coming to Town! 

SAR photo

Thursday, August 16th


Margo Wheeler - 2018 NAR REALTOR® Party director and Washington REALTORS® past president, will be our guest speaker at the August 16th Quarterly Membership Meeting!

Annie's coming to town this summer! 
Annie Fitzsimmons, Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney (pictured above) is coming to Spokane with her new class "The Hotline vs. The Bottom Line."

You won't want to miss this interactive and energetic class with Annie and a panel of Spokane Association of REALTORS® Designated Brokers.  

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

Register online through the Member Portal, here:

2018 SAR Golf Tournament 

A big thank you to our 2018 Golf Committee Chairperson Wendy Shiley, Windermere Cornerstone and her hard-working committee:
Bonnie Aagard, Numerica Credit Union 
Jessica Burns, Exit Real Estate Professionals 
Debbie Crowder, Spokane Associations of REALTORS® 
Elaine Edwards, Exit Real Estate Professionals  
Kendayle Helmberger, Live Real Estate 
Brian Kobs, Ticor Title Co. 
Pam Matthews, Windermere City Group 
Gina Mosey, RE/MAX Inland Empire 
Tara Ostlind, Madison RE & Property Management 
Cheryl Sontag, Spokane County Title

Our first place winning team in the men's division with a score of 53 was: 
Team 15B: 
JW Roney, Windermere North 
Kurtis Bierlink, John L. Scott, Spokane 
Justin Gray, New American Funding  
Jacob Deacy, Guest

First place winning team in the women's division with a score of 77 was from 4 Degrees Real Estate: 
Alexa Munson 
Rachel Kirtland 
Cally Duncan 
Taci VanLeuven

First place winning team in the mixed team division with a score of 68 was:  
Roger Odle, Stamp of Approval 
Susan Odle, Stamp of Approval 
Wendy Shiley, Windermere Cornerstone 
Rob Taylor, City of Spokane

(LD) Longest Drive Tee #14 Women's was Shelley Champagne, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Valley 
(LD) Longest Drive Tee # 10 was Josh Begovich, Skyline Home Loans 
(KP) Closest to the Pin Tee #6 Women's was Lisa Speltz, Guest 
(KP) Closest to the Pin Tee #2 Men's was Cody Sullivan, Keller Williams Spokane; Top Agent Team

We appreciate our sponsors so much and want to give them a big shout out of Thanks: 
Skyline Home Loans 
Spokane Teachers Credit Union 
Premium Mortgage Resources 
Priority Home Lending 
HomeStreet Bank 
Ticor Title Co.  
Leader One Financial 
Movement Mortgage 
Signs and Things 
Umpqua Bank 
Madison R.E. and Property Management 
Golden Services, LLC 
First American Title 
US Bank 
Freedom Home Warranty 
Gifts with an Edge 
WFG National Title Co. Eastern WA 
Spokane County Title 
The Spokesman-Review 
Mountain West Bank 
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 
Pillar to Post Home Inspection 
Vista Title and Escrow   

Speed Networking  

August 9th!

Save the afternoon of Thursday, August 9th, on your calendar to join a Speed Networking event sponsored by Women's Council of REALTORS® and Young Professionals Network!
Download a printable version of the event flyer (pictured above), online here.

WR Fall Business Conference 

September 26-28, 2018

Washington REALTORS ® Fall Business Conference is coming to Spokane this year - September 26-28 - at the Davenport Grand Hotel!

Online registration will be open August 10.
Learn all about it, online here
With or without the conference, plan to attend Fun Night with a Heroes and Villains theme - Thursday, September 27th at the Davenport Grand Hotel!

Learn more about the 2018 Fun night, online here.

Then purchase your tickets online - right here:

- OR -

Save the Date: SAR Christmas Party 


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Centennial Hotel (formerly Hotel RL at the Park)

Skyline Ballroom
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details!

Member Roster Update - June 

Updated for June

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 - JUNE  

Market Activity Reports  

Updated for June
The SAR Market Activity Report for JUNE is now online.
See the latest full report - a member-exclusive product
- and archived full reports, online here .


See the JUNE 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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