Weekly Notices
Friday, November 16, 2018 

SAR 2019 Leadership Announced 
SAR photo
2019 SAR leadership was announced this week at your association's Quarterly Membership Meeting at Centerplace Event Center in Spokane Valley (photo above).
Your 2019 officers and directors are:
Tom Clark , Kestell Company
Marilyn Amato, Century 21 Beutler & Associates Spokane
Kristy Hamby , Windermere City Group
Sara Houk , John L. Scott, Inc.
Pam Novell , Windermere Manito
Jim Palmer, Jr., Real Estate Marketplace N.W. Inc.
Rick Richard , John L. Scott, Inc.
THANK YOU to all who put their names forward as candidates for these offices!   
Members serving on continuing terms next year:
Gina Mosey, RE/MAX Inland Empire 
Ken Sax, Keller Williams Realty 
Eric Etzel, Choice Realty 
Cynthia Gustafson, John L. Scott Spokane, Inc. 
Abbey Parsons, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson V
Bill Richard, Keller Williams Realty 
Taylor Ward, Synergy Properties 

SAR Lunch & Learn 


2019 SAR President Ken Sax presented a live and lively Lunch & Learn at the SAR, this week.

The topic: Inspection & Inspection Response with Computation of Time - one of the most problematic areas in our contract, where most of the mistakes are made - mistakes that, ultimately, harm both brokers, both firms, both clients, and our industry as a whole.

SAR photo

We had a super turn out, as you can see (photo above), with some great learning going on.

Ken says "We will do it again!"

SAR Christmas Party - Tickets Selling Fast! 

Thursday, December 13th.
Centennial Hotel, Skyline Ballroom

Register now before you forget for the 2018 SAR Christmas Party!

This year's event will feature music from DJ Backwoods Beatz, a silent auction, a photo booth, door prizes, hors d'oevres, a no-host bar - and, best of all, you and your best colleagues and friends to celebrate a great year in real estate!

Special thanks to our terrific sponsors this year:
Banner Bank, Condron Homes, Evergeen Home Loans, Homestreet Bank, Stearns Lending, Wells Fargo, WFG National Title Co., Spokane County Title, STCU, and Mountain West Bank.

Download the event flyer (pictured above) for sharing in your office, online here .

Locals don't want to Leave 

REALTOR®.com photo

The city where the most locals plan to stay put is Spokane, Wash.  
It's also the city that is the most popular with out-of-towners who want to move in, according to a new analysis by realtor.com®.  
The city is about four hours inland from Seattle and is known for its affordability compared to many other Western cities.  
Far more buyers around Spokane are looking for homes in the city rather than outside the city, according to realtor.com®'s report.
Read more in REALTOR® magazine, online here.

Homesnap: Webinar  

By popular demand, your SAR is offering another Homesnap App Webinar this Wednesday, November 21st, from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.
This event is online only. 
The Homesnap app training familiarizes agents/brokers with the key features in Homesnap Pro app.  
This training focuses on how to navigate the app, how to search properties, and how to interact with your clients through the app.  


SAR Veterans Day Ad 


Perhaps you saw it in the Sunday edition of The Spokesman-Review this past weekend - an SAR display ad offering our salute to Veterans on Veterans Day.

The public-facing ad supports veterans with a message directed to home sellers and REALTORS ®, as their broker: " When you list your home for sale, accept the loan type offered to those who protect the land under it. We believe in VA loans."

This ad supports the work of our VA Loan Work Group, convened this past summer, to encourage SAR members to be more active in promoting VA financing with their sellers.

Download your copy of the ad (pictured above), online here.

RPR: Customized Cover  Photo 


It's often said that, "You only get one chance to make a first impression."

That couldn't be more true than in the real estate industry.

So when you find yourself sharing a report with a less than flattering cover photo, take a moment to update it.

The process is quick and simple, and can be done from the website or mobile app.

RPR makes it easy to do so, here's how.

NAR: Commitment to Excellence 


The National Association of REALTORS ® just launched C2EX: Commitment to Excellence - a cutting-edge program that empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance, and showcase the highest levels of professionalism.  
Members start by taking the self-assessment that measures their proficiency in each of the elements of professionalism, known as the C2EX Competencies.  
Based on their results, the platform will generate customized learning paths, recommend experiences, and provide tools and resources to increase their knowledge and enhance their skillsets.
Find out more in this two-minute video: 
Introducing NAR's Commitment to Excellence Program
Introducing NAR's Commitment to Excellence Program
Then, make the commitment to excellence and take the self assessment, 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 Tami at the SAR if you have any questions about these classes or your license education requirements, by phone at 326-9222 or by email.
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Tuesday, November 20 - Code of Ethics: Standards for 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 

Sabrina Jones-Schroeder - Purchase and Sale Agreements instructor 
Purchase and Sale Agreement
Thursday, November 29 - 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 
Core Curriculum 
Core Curriculum
Monday, December 10 - Core Curriculum - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 1:15 p.m.
Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours 
Code of Ethics for RE Professionals 
Code of Ethics for RE Professionals

Tuesday, December 11 - Code of Ethics for RE Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
at the SAR
4.0 clock hours 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Tuesday, December 18 - Code of Ethics: Standards for 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 

Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement 
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement
Friday, December 21 - 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 
In This Issue
SAR 2019 Leadership Announced
SAR Lunch & Learn
SAR Christmas Party - Tickets Selling Fast!
Locals don't want to Leave
Homesnap: Webinar
SAR Veterans Day Ad
RPR: Customized Cover Photo
NAR: Commitment to Excellence
2018 REALTOR® Education
Closed for Thanksgiving
Understand the New Tax Law
2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities
Open Enrollment
Unlock the Door
Member Roster Update - September
Market Activity Report - October

The SAR will be closed
Thursday, November 22,
and Friday, November 23,
to keep the Thanksgiving holiday.

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
Understand the New Tax Law 
NAR photo
Here is part four in NAR's four-part video series on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impacts real estate, real estate professionals, and consumers.   
In this fourth and final video, we hear about the elimination of the business entertainment deduction and the addition of a 20% business income deduction.
Watch the 17-minute video online here:
Understand the New Tax Law: Video 4 (Real Estate Professionals) 
Understand the New Tax Law:
Video 4 (Real Estate Professionals)
PART THREE: This 16-minute video addresses impacts on homeowners: 
Understand the New Tax Law: Video 3 (Home owners) 
Understand the New Tax Law: Video 3 (Home owners)
PART TWO: This 18-minute video addresses impacts on individuals and families: 
Understand the New Tax Law: Video 2 (Individuals and Families) 
Understand the New Tax Law: Video 2
(Individuals and Families)
PART ONE: The first video in this series offers a general understanding of the new tax law. 
This seven minute video is online here:

Understand the New Tax Law: Video 1 (Welcome)
Understand the New Tax Law: Video 1


2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities 
 Your association runs on volunteer power. Here's your chance to plug in and make a difference! 
2019 SAR President Gina Mosey invites you to join her in volunteering to lead our association in the new year.
If you'd like to talk with Gina before you decide how you'd like to volunteer, call her at 953-3410 or e-mail her at glmosey@gmail.com .  
Here are just some of the volunteer opportunities where you can help get the work done:
Budget & Finance 
Communication/Member Services
Governmental Affairs
SOS  (Serving Our Spokane)  
Special Events  
3rd Grade Poster Contest   
Food Drive  
Holiday Party & Auction                      

Deadline to submit your application is Friday, December 7, 2018     

See the 2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities flyer for more information and application (pictured above), online here.

Open Enrollment 

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to make Major Medical benefit elections or changes for 2019.  
REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace makes it easy for you to find the coverage that works best for you, your family, and your budget.  
Round out your coverage with supplemental health plan options, REALTORS® Dental, REALTORS® Vision, and more.
Enroll online or call us to speak with one of our benefits specialists. Our consultative services are complimentary and a benefit of your NAR membership.  
Call 1.877.267.3752 or get started here: 

Visit the REALTOR® Insurance Marketplace  online here.

Unlock the Door 


The housing inventory crisis in Washington has severely impacted affordable ownership opportunities across the state.
In many cases we need the federal government and our own local officials to help solve this crisis, but the state's legislature must play a role as well.  
To help do that, we need to educate our elected officials about how the lack of affordable housing impacts the residents of our state.
Stories from constituents like you will be a powerful tool to help us motivate state legislators to focus on this critical issue that impacts homeowners and renters.
Please take a few minutes today to share the story.  
What obstacles did you face? What was the outcome?

Member Roster Update - September 

Updated for September

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 - OCTOBER   

Market Activity Reports  

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

See the OCTOBER 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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