Our new MLS mobile application (app) Homesnap Pro is now serving members.
Patrick Kendrick with Audubon Realty LLC says: "
Thank you so much. This app is a beautiful game changer! :)"
We've offered one round of training on the app so far, both in person at the SAR (photo above) and online.
We'll offer a second round if demand suggests - please be in touch with
Edward here at the SAR to put your name on the list, if you're interested -
email here or call
Get your Homesnap Pro App online here:
The old Homespotter app will remain functional for the next few weeks as you become comfortable with this new platform.
You'll want to re-enter your existing clients into Homesnap Pro in order to stay in touch with them after this transition phase.
Legal Hotline: Winning the Offer Battle
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer
Annie Fitzsimmons is back with
Part 8 of her new video series:
Winning the Offer Battle Without Losing the War.
In this new video, Annie talks about home sale contingencies - Buyer wants to buy a house but needs to sell his/her house first.
Watch the eight-minute video online here:
To Form 22B or not 22B
Annie discusses why you want to warn your buyers before they abandon reviewing the HOA Docs.
Watch the five-minute video online here:
Buyer choosing not to review HOA documents?
Annie talks about instances of the misuse of Form 22AD by Buyer's Broker.
Watch the eight-minute video online here:
Misuse of Form 22AD Part #6
Buyer wants to make an offer more attractive to the Seller by waiving inspection contingencies.
Annie explains the extraordinary risks to buyer and also answers the question: "Does a buyer, who does not include an Inspection Contingency, still have the right to conduct an 'Information Only' inspection?"
Watch her nine-minute video online here:
Waiving Inspection Contingencies Part #5
Annie discusses buyers who need financing but don't want to include a financing contingency in their offer in order to make the offer more attractive.
What are the risks to buyer and buyer's broker?
Annie gives points to consider before proceeding in this manner.
Her nine-minute video is online here:
The Risks of Not Including Financing Contingency when Buyer is Reliant Upon Financing
Brokers have been writing some pretty unrealistic closing dates (a "fast" closing) on their Buyer's offers in the hopes of making their offer stand out to the Seller.
In this episode, Annie goes over potential risks for the Buyer.
Watch the six-minute video online here:
Brokers Writing Unrealistic Closing Dates on Buyers' Offers
In this video, Annie talks about which line on Page 6 of Form 17 buyer should sign.
Watch the 10-minute video online here:
Winning the Offer Battle without Loosing the War
part 1 of this series, imagine that your buyer cast too much caution to the wind and found themselves forfeiting earnest money, or maybe regretting having paid too much for the property, or possibly found that the property was riddled with conditions that they weren't aware of.
If your buyer loses that battle, you as the agent could be the collateral damage in the loss of that war.
Buyer might be likely to blame you saying that you failed to caution them sufficiently about the risk they were undertaking.
Annie wants to talk about some of the standards that are considered to be buyer protections.
See Annie's new seven-minute video online here:
Winning the Offer Battle without Losing the War Part #1
Lunch & Learn: Manufactured Homes
Monday, June 4th
Brokering the purchase and sale of a manufactured homes puts you in a different world than traditional site-built homes.
Find out more about manufactured homes with
Angie DeArth at our next Lunch & Learn at the SAR on
Monday, June 4th.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco invites you to participate in a Spokane meeting to discuss how homeownership opportunities can be expanded for enrolled tribal members.
During this meeting, we will discuss how tribes can collaborate with local lenders to provide tribal members access to down payment assistance and other homeownership resources available through the
Washington State Housing Finance Commission and financial institution
members of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines.
Tuesday, June 19th
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Spokane Downtown Public Library
906 West Main Ave
RPR Relocation Packet
Tuesday, June 19th 11 a.m.
Create the Ultimate Relocation Packet With RPR
Join this online webinar to find out how to research an area for your clients and generate reports that highlight pivotal information in just a matter of minutes!
We'll show you how to use the following reports to educate your clients:
Market Activity Report
Trade Area Report
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
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
This year's event will be
Thursday, July 19th at
Down River Golf Course.
Download the event flyer - suitable for posting in your office and sharing with your colleagues -
Real Estate Research Survey
The Spokane-Kootenai Real Estate Research Committee - which is the non-profit organization that organizes the annual Real Estate Market Forum each February - also publishes a 300 plus page semi-annual statistical research report about the local economy and real estate market.
The following short (5 questions) survey is related to improving that report.
All responders to the survey will have their email address entered into a drawing for free registration to the next Real Estate Market Forum, or a future one of your choice.
Thank you for your participation, and helping us improve the utility of the report.
Code of Ethics
You have until the end of the year to comply with the NAR requirement for Code of Ethics class once every two years.
The current cycle ends
Take your required Code of Ethics class in person, locally, here at your SAR, or visit the NAR Code of Ethics resource page for other options,
Marketing in Our Market Today
Thursday, June 7th!
The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS® invites all SAR members to attend its June program:
Marketing in Our Market Today!
Download the event flyer for more information (pictured above),
Annie's Coming to Town!
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, August 16th
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.
Our friends at
Inland Professional Title share word that they have a new name:
WFG National Title Company of Eastern WA.
Or, by a shorter name, WFG.
If you'd like to download WFG's name change flyer (pictured above), it is
NAR REALTORS® Conference & Expo
New Top-level Domain: .realestate
The National Association of Realtors® will be launching a new
.realestate, later this year.
The new domain extension is scheduled to be available in September for members of NAR, with a late November release to the general public.
The .realestate web addresses will be free of restrictions from NAR affiliation and will allow real estate entities and professionals to creatively market properties, geographic areas served, or their personal brands and specialties.
The domain leverages real estate as a descriptive and internationally known term.