Weekly Notices
March 17, 2017

HomeDrone Conference and Expo 

The SAR will convene the first enterprise drone conference in the Pacific Northwest - and the first by any REALTOR® organization in the nation - at the Spokane Convention Center on Tuesday, March 21st.

Our keynote speaker will be JD Claridge (pictured at left), CEO and co-founder of Coeur d'Alene-based drone manufacturer xCraft.

JD was born with a passion for flight. Building and crashing flying toys throughout his youth taught him much about the science and art of flight vehicle design. He once built a (mostly) functional hang glider at the age of 7 and convinced his best friend to test fly it.

See JD strike a deal with five sharks in this two-minute clip from the ABC television program, "Shark Tank."

Shark Tank 
Shark Tank


Download the conference "flight plan" (program), pictured at left, online here.

Get your tickets right now, online here:


Congratulations to SAR member Natalya Romanov for winning two free tickets to the drone conference by being quick to share our event posting on Facebook!

2017 SAR President Jennifer Valerien will explain why now, why us, for a drone conference, in her guest column, to appear in the Sunday edition of The Spokesman Review. 

Or, you can read it online here now.


FlightLogic image

FlightLogic, one of our conference presenters, has created a teaser video to encourage attendance and offer views of home from the air - captured by drones. 

See that 1:30 video online here.

2017 Forms Revisions - Form 22A

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons continues her video series detailing our new forms - this time, Annie features Form 22A - Financing Contingency.

The significant change in this form has to do with the low appraisal provision.

In this five-minute video, Annie explains this change and what it means to you.

Form 22A
Form 22A

Visit the Washington REALTORS ® Forms Revisions online resource guide - featuring the NWMLS Legal Bulleting, samples of the new forms, and more of Annie's videos explaining them, online here.

New Email Scam                         

If you saw the image above on your computer screen, would you think it is a legitimate Google page?

A new phishing scam can display what looks like a Google sign-in page if users click on attachments, which could end up sending account names and passwords to hackers.

Here's how the latest scam works:

A scammer will send an email to your Gmail account. The email likely will appear to be coming from one of your contacts and ask you to look at an attached file, such as a PDF or Word document. It may appear to be legitimate since it seems to be coming from one of your contacts, but when you click on the attachment to try to preview the attachment, a new tab opens and prompts you to sign in to your Gmail account.

Read more in REALTOR ® magazine, online here
WR Business Symposium                         

April 27th

The 2017 Washington REALTORS ® Business Symposium is proud to announce nationally recognized speaker Jackie Leavenworth will be spending the day with us and sharing her knowledge, energy, and passion for real estate.

Jackie will present two of her most-demanded classes:
Negotiations: The Games People Play, and It's a Price War to the Door.

Details on the Business Symposium are online here
WR Legal Symposium                         

May 24th

The 2017 Washington REALTORS® Legal Symposium
gathers leading real estate attorneys in Washington to share current legal issues affecting the industry & to help our members to stay out of trouble!

This year, we have; Annie Fitzsimmons, Justin Haag, Lars Leste, Doug Tingvall, Chris Osborn, Jeannie Simpson, and Mark Schedler.
7.5 clock hours. 

Details on the Legal Symposium are online here
2017 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 2017.

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.

What else do we Need:  
What else do we Need: 
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda 


Tuesday, April 11 - What else do we Need: Purchase & Sale Agreement 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

April is Fair Housing Month! 
Don't Miss this Class!

Wednesday, April 12 -   All is FAIR in Love and Real Estate - Guidlines to Fair Housing - with Beale Luebben.

Check-in: 12:30 p.m.
Class: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

3.5 clock hours  

Purchase & Sale Agreement 
Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement

Tuesday, April 18 - 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


Rural Property 101 
Land and Acreage 101 - Rural Property

Thursday, April 20 - Land and Acreage 101 - Rural Property - with Jim Palmer, Jr.

Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
at the SAR

4.0 clock hours

In This Issue
HomeDrone Conference and Expo
2017 Forms Revisions - Form 1S
New Email Scam
WR Business Symposium
WR Legal Symposium
2017 REALTOR® Education
MLS Fees Due
SAR Quarterly Meeting and Awards
2017 SAR Awards
YPN - Saint Paddy's Day
Susie's Retirement
Fritz Wolf to Speak at Gonzaga event
ListHub Report for January
Market Activity Report - February
Member Roster Update
Suggestion Box



Click on the calendar image below to see

the current SAR calendar showing dates and times

of classes, committees and events. 


MLS Fees Due

Second Quarter MLS fees have been posted to the SAR member portal.  They are due by March 30th.

Please email Brenda at the SAR if you have a question about your fees or contact her by phone at 326-9222.

Thank you!  

SAR Quarterly Meeting and Awards
SAR photo

Members convened for the first Education Excellence and Quarterly Membership Meeting at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley, this week.

Keynote speaker was Randy Vessia, Building & Code Enforcement Director with Spokane County (pictured above), who shared the latest reactions by Spokane County to last year's Hirst Decision (water rights) by the Washington State Supreme Court.  

Visit the Spokane County Hirst Decision resource Page online here

SAR photo
Gina Mosey (right) was presented with the James S. Black Memorial Scholarship Award by James S. Black III. 

SAR photo
Ken Lewis (right) was presented the 2016 Gary Fox Designated/Managing Broker Award by Pam Novell, 2015 award recipient.

2017 SAR Awards                            

DEADLINE: April 21st

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Spokane Association of REALTORS® annual awards.

Awards available for nomination are: REALTOR® of the Year; Steve Flinn REALTOR® Achievement; REALTOR® Community Service; Affiliate of the Year; Partner of the Year; and Spokane's Citizen of the Year.

Winners will be announced at the annual SAR Spring Awards Luncheon on May 25 at the Hotel RL River Inn .

Download the 2017 SAR Awards nomination form, pictured above, online here.


YPN - Saint Paddy's Day                           


The Spokane Young Professionals Network invites all SAR members and affiliates to its Saint Paddy's Day event on Friday, March 17th.

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


Susie's Retirement                          

Our friends at John L. Scott Real Estate share word that all SAR members and affiliates are welcome to attend a retirement party for their colleague - and SAR past-president - Susie Luby:

Wednesday, March 29th
4:00 p.m.
Montvale Event Center

See event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here.

Fritz Wolf to Speak at Gonzaga event

Rajah Bose/Gonzaga University photo

The Gonzaga University School of Business Administration welcomes the public to attend the school's sixth Pigott Entrepreneurship Lecture on the evening of Tuesday, March 21st.

Speaking will be Fritz Wolff, chairman of The Wolff Company (and son of the late Alvin Wolf, an SAR past-president). 

The Wolff Company is a private equity business that invests approximately $1.5 billion each year acquiring and developing apartment communities primarily in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; and the Northeast region. Fritz learned the business alongside his father who founded The Wolff Company almost 70 years ago. From Spokane, Fritz grew the company for 40 years. All four of his sons are engaged in the company, which has offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Menlo Park, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; Spokane and Seattle; and Sun Valley, Idaho.

For more information, and to register online, click here.

ListHub Report for January                         

See the January ListHub report, online here.

Market Activity Report - February  


The SAR Market Activity Report for February is now online.

See the latest full report - a member-exclusive product - and archived full reports - online here.



See the February 2017 Snapshot Report (pictured above) online here.









See the 2017 Year-to-date Snapshot Report (pictured above), online here.







Member Roster Update  
Click here to view the latest Member Roster Update - listing new and resigned members and companies.

Click here to view the latest list of MLS Subscription Waivers - approved by the Board of Directors.  

Send a message to Angie at the SAR with any changes.  

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