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 9 of her new video series:
Winning the Offer Battle Without Losing the War.
This week, Annie brings up the topic of "Delayed Seller Possession."
It gets tricky under Washington law.
Watch her new six-minute video online here:
Buyer's Offer of Delayed Seller Possession
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: Speaking "Investor"
Monday, June 11th
This fast-paced, information-packed class will give you a working knowledge of the benefits of investing in rental real estate.
Gain more business by speaking "investor" with
Eric Bessett and
Tara Ostlind from Madison Real Estate and Property Management with this Lunch & Learn event on
Monday, June 11th.
We had tremendous response to our latest edition of The Question: 775 members responded to The Question - #2 - that's one-third of our total membership!
If you took the minute to answer The Question, here's how your answers ranked:
When asked, "
Where do you want the Spokane Association of REALTORS® to focus on with technology," the top three answers were:
Mobile apps, and
See a larger version of the results (pictured above),
We're also reading through many narrative comments submitted by members.
We'll begin answering those next week here in the Weekly Notices.
Thank you to all members who took time to answer The Question!
We'll be back soon with The Question - #3 and another opportunity to win!
Nicole Alby with Windermere Chewelah is our winner of a complimentary quarter of MLS fees for answering The Question - #2!
See the drawing as it happened at this week's Board of Directors' meeting, online here:
MLS Fees Due
DUE: JUNE 30TH!
Third Quarter MLS fees have been posted to the SAR member portal.
Your payment is due by June 30th.
Click on the button above to pay online now.
Please email Brenda at the SAR if you have a question about your fees or contact her by phone at 326-9222.
Thursday, June 14th
Flag Day marks the day Congress adopted the flag of the United States - June 14, 1777.
Congress voted for Flag Day to be a permanent national holiday in 1949.
Friends of Manito Spring Plant Sale
The Friends of Manito 2018 Spring Plant Sale is this weekend -
Saturday, June 9th.
There will be an amazing selection, new to the market cultivars, hard to find perennials, shrubs, vines, ornamental grasses, vines, and tropicals - and all sales go to support horticultural efforts in Manito Park.
June is Homeownership month - time to celebrate and promote the American Dream of owning a home!
NAR has created a new 2018 Homeownership Month graphic (pictured above) for you to share on your website and social media channels - we've already posted it to the SAR Facebook page.
Download this graphic and others to support Homeownership Month, online here.
See the new one-minute 2018 Homeownership Month video online here - and feel free to share it!
2018 Homeownership Month
Small Business Workshop
Wednesday, June 20th
Triple-Nine Digital - created by The Spokesman-Review marketing division and named for its address: 999 West Riverside Avenue - will be offering a free small business workshop on
Wednesday, June 20th.
First session: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Second session: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Beverages and light fare provided.
The workshop will cover these topics:
Google Virtual Tours
How to Claim your Business with Google
How to show up in Google Search Results
Manage your Business Reputation
Digital Advertising Process
How to Grow Your Business with Online Marketing
See the event flyer (pictured above) for more information,
Tribal Member Homeownership
Tuesday, June 19th
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
SAR Golf Tournament
Thursday, July 19th
The 2018 SAR Golf Tournament is coming soon!
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 -
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.