Weekly Notices
March 30, 2018

2018 Open House Weekend 



Nominate your listing now to serve as a headquarter house for the eighth annual Spokane REALTORS® Open House Weekend - April 28-29

SAR photo

The headquarter house (last year's pictured above) serves as a point-of-contact for the media and public, as well as a supply station (balloons, sign riders, etc.) for SAR members during the weekend event when the SAR is closed.

The headquarter house will be promoted to the media, public, and SAR members before and during the event, and receive excellent media exposure.
To nominate your listing(s), please email event chair
Bill Richard with address, listing details, and photos by Friday, April 13th

This year, we are seeking four headquarter houses - one each north side, south side, valley, and west plains.

Each listing must be active on the Spokane County MLS, available for offers, and included on the official event website, SpokaneOpen.com, the weekend of the event, April 28-29.

SAR members may take advantage of special negotiated rates with the Inlander and The Spokesman-Review for our open house weekend event.

This is optional, but a great way to be sure your participating open(s) get maximum exposure during the event.

Spaces are limited - reserve yours now!

See each flyer below for details.

The Inlander offer (pictured above) is online here.

The Spokesman-Review offer (pictured above) is online here.

DOWNLOAD the event logo (pictured above) for your website and social media channels online here.

New this year: four headquarter houses scattered across Spokane County - North, South, East, and West. 

We're seeking sponsors for our event now, businesses who can appreciate the exposure of getting in front of 2,000 association members and hundreds of active homebuyers.

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $250/month (minimum six-month commitment) for a banner ad on our official event website, SpokaneOpen.com.


Download and share our letter to event sponsors (pictured above) online here, then share it with potential event sponsors.


Home & Garden Show 

COMING UP: April 13-15

Our friends at Spokane Home Builders Association remind us that they are presenting the 42nd Annual Spokane Home & Garden Show -- April 13-15, 2018 at the Convention Center.

Home Show events are designed for homeowners - such as your clients - who are in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes.

Each of the events include home improvement and remodeling exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes.

Visit the event website for more information online here.

Mapping and Technology 


The TriCity Association of REALTORS ® invites SAR members to attend its Mapping and Technology class on Thursday April 12th and Friday April 13th in Kennewick.

This two-day REALTORS ® Land Institute (RLI) class qualifies for 16 CE clock hours for real estate professionals in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

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

Legal Hotline: Incompetent Lender


Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons covers a situation where buyers want to recover their earnest money based on the financing contingency in a situation where buyers lender is incompetent.

See Annie's new eight-minute video online here:   
What if the lender is incompetent?
What if the lender is incompetent?
CRS Complimentary Coffee


Calling all CRS agents!

Come and hear about the National CRS Conference highlights with CRS agents Joanne Pettit of John L. Scott and BethAnn Long of RE/MAX Inland Empire.

We will be sharing our best take-aways from this amazing conference, and sharing Business Building tips for CRS agents.

This is the first of Quarterly networking gatherings for CRS agents.  

Thursday, April 19th
8:30-9:30 a.m.
at Forza Coffee near Gonzaga University
1028 N. Hamilton.

LIMITED SEATING (reserve your spot TODAY by email: bethannlong@gmail.com

This event is made possible by the generous support of Curran Long, Caliber Home Loans. Curran Long, Loan Consultant, NMLS ID 1577800.



The names to be engraved on the SAR's 2018 REALTOR® Awards rest in your hands.

Members will decide who will be our

2018 REALTOR® of the Year
Steve Flinn REALTOR® Achievement
REALTOR® Community Service
Affiliate of the Year
Partner of the Year
Spokane's Citizen of the Year

Make your nominations known by April 20th to be counted in deciding this year's awards.

Winners will be announced at the 2018 SAR REALTOR Awards luncheon.

Download the SAR REALTOR® Awards nomination form online here.

Then . . .

Save the date - May 10th - for the 2018 Spokane Association of REALTORS® Awards Luncheon to hear who has earned this year's awards.

Registration is available now, online here:

Spring Business Conference 


COMING UP: April 18-20

Join hundreds of REALTORS® from all over Washington State for our three-day, semi-annual business conference April 18-20 at the Seattle Airport Marriott.

Network, participate, share, and grow!

Learn more and register 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.

Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals


Thursday, April 5 - Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.

Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

4.0 clock hours 

Land and Acreage 200 
Land and Acreage 200


Friday, April 6
- Land & Acreage 200 - with Jim Palmer, Jr.

Check-in: 8:15
Class: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

at the SAR

7.5 clock hours

Code of Ethics - Standards for Success 
Code of Ethics - Standards for Success

Tuesday, April 10 - Code of Ethics Standards of 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

All is FAIR in Love and Real Estate 
All is FAIR in Love and Real Estate

Wednesday, April 11 - All is FAIR in Love & Real Estate - with Beale Luebben.

This class covers the essentials of Fair Housing, and is being offered during Fair Housing month!

Check-in: 12:30 p.m.
Class: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

at the SAR

3.5 clock hours

Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement 
Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement

Thursday, April 12 - 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

Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate

Thursday, April 19 - Current Issues in WA Residential Real Estate - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR

3.0 clock hours  

Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement 
What Else do we Need - PSA Addenda

Thursday, April 26 - 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
2018 Open House Weekend
Home & Garden Show
Mapping and Technology
Legal Hotline: Incompetent Lender
CRS Complimentary Coffee
2018 SAR REALTOR® Awards Luncheon
Spring Business Conference
2018 REALTOR® Education
The Question
MLS Fees Due
RPR: Design and Deliver a Buyer Tour
WCR: April Program
Children of the Sun Trail
Member Roster Update - MARCH
Market Activity Report - FEBRUARY

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

The SAR extends its condolences to the family and friends of Don and Ronda Church, Professional Realty Services. 

Don passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Services will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at New Hope Bible Church, 1445 N Argonne Rd. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to SCRAPS, Wounded Warriors or Crosswalk Teen Shelter.

The Question


THANK YOU for answering THE QUESTION in the past two editions of the Weekly Notices.

Here was the question . . .


Of these three things, what is the most important to you?"
  • Technology
  • Legal, Governmental / Public Policy, Regulatory Issues affecting REALTORS
  • Effective Communication between the SAR and membership   
There were 40 responses. 

You, the members, say the most important of these three things is: Legal, Governmental / Public Policy, Regulatory Issues affecting REALTORS.

Here's what you said:

There was one "other" response: "Coming soon policy."

See the full report (pictured above) online here.

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!  

RPR: Design and Deliver a Buyer Tour

Your NAR membership makes it easy - and free - for you to design and deliver a successful buyer tour with RPR!

There are several, simple yet highly rewarding steps a REALTOR® can take to ensure a successful buyer's tour.

From complete and accurate preparation to mapping out the tour, and finally following-up with decision-prompting data, RPR® has all of your business-building bases covered.

Get ready to take your Buyers out on tour in a planned, organized manner.

Find out more online here

WCR: April Program

Thursday, April 5th

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS® invites you to its April program:

How to grow your business utilizing social media 
with Josh Wade

Download the event flyer for more details (pictured above), online here

Children of the Sun Trail  


Help plan a future "Children of the Sun Trail" between Wandermere and Interstate 90.

The trail is envisioned as an 11-mile long pedestrian/bike trail along the entire route.

This workshop will help develop concepts for spaces, features, access, alignments, and activities that can preserve, enhance, and create public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being in and around the trail.

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

Member Roster Update - March   

Updated MARCH 2018

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 - FEBRUARY 

Market Activity Reports  
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 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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