Weekly Notices
Friday, November 2, 2018 

SAR Voting Open Now! 

Your invitation to vote for 2019 SAR officers and directors was emailed Monday of this week - that email includes a link to your electronic ballot.

Deadline to fill out your ballot is Wednesday, November 14th, at 4:30 p.m.
Your SAR Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its final slate of candidates for 2019 SAR leadership:  
Tom Clark , Kestell Company
Marilyn Amato, Century 21 Beutler & Associates Spokane
Mike Crowley, Spokane Home Buyers
Doug Hagood, Hagood Real Estate & Mortgage
Judy Flemmer , EXIT Real Estate Professionals
Kristy Hamby , Windermere City Group
Sara Houk , John L. Scott, Inc.
Britney Inglis , Real Estate Marketplace NW, Inc.
Donlee Marlin , Live Real Estate, LLC
Lee McIntyre , 4 Degrees Real Estate
Pam Novell , Windermere Manito
Jim Palmer, Jr., Real Estate Marketplace N.W. Inc.
Rick Richard , John L. Scott, Inc.
The SAR has created an Official Voter Information Guide that offers 2018 Association leadership candidate statements (pictured above).
Download your copy here to help you make your ballot decisions.
The members of your 2019 SAR leadership team will be announced at the association's Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 15th at CenterPlace Regional Event Center.

SAR-endorsed Candidates 

Spokane County reports a 37% return on ballots, so far, for this year's general election. 
Your ballot is due on or before Tuesday, November 6th
This year, your Spokane Association of REALTORS®  endorses, and encourages you to vote for, these Eastern Washington/Spokane County candidates and issues:
CONG 05  
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
LEG 03 State Representative Pos. 1  
Marcus Riccelli    
LEG 04 State Representative Pos. 2  
Bob McCaslin  
LEG 06 State Senator  
Jeff Holy  
LEG 06 State Representative Pos. 1
Mike Volz      
LEG 07 State Senator  
Shelly Short  
LEG 07
State Representative P os. 1  
Jacqueline Maycumber   
LEG 07
Representative Pos. 2  
Joel Kretz  
Spokane County Commissioner District 2    
Mary Kuney 
Spokane County Commissioner District 3  
Al French  

Spokane County Assessor
Tom Konis   
Spokane County Auditor  
Vicky Dalton  
Spokane County Treasurer  
Michael Baumgartner
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CITY OF SPOKANE - Proposition No. 1
Spokane Public Library general obligation bonds
CITY OF SPOKANE - Advisory Vote
Regarding location of Spokane Public Schools' proposed stadium

Homesnap App Webinar 

By popular demand, your SAR is offering another Homesnap App Webinar this Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.
This event is online only. 
The Homesnap Pro 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.  



Bylaws Vote  

The Board of Directors of the Association will submit to the membership at the November 15, 2018 Annual Membership meeting a proposed Bylaw change.    
The proposed Bylaw amendment is renaming the Education Committee.
Appointed Committees
Section 18.1 Standing Committees. The President shall annually appoint the members and designate the Chairperson of the Standing Committees. The President-Elect shall designate the Vice Chairperson of each Standing Committee. All such appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors. The Standing Committees shall be:
(a)  Education Committee Professional Development Committee
(b)  Governmental Affairs Committee
(c)  Grievance Committee
(d)  Special Events Committee
(e)  Professional Standards Committee
(f)   Communication/Member Services Committee
(g)  Technology Committee
(h)  Forms Committee
(i) Serving Our Spokane


Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting 
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Thursday, November 15th

Our fourth and final Education Excellence and Quarterly Membership Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 15th, at Centerplace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley.
The Education Excellence class will be the required NAR Code of Ethics class (4.0 clock hours) which about half of all SAR members still need to take by the end of the year to maintain their REALTOR status.  
Pay just $25 for early registration on or before Monday, November 12th - cost goes up to $40 after that date.
If you'd like to attend just the Breakfast and Membership Meeting, please call Tami at the SAR to reserve your seat: 326-9222.  
Download the event flyer (pictured above), online here

Seven Reasons to Own a Home 

REALTOR® magazine shares there are " 7 Reasons to Own A Home." Can you guess what they are?

Tax benefits, appreciation, equity, savings, predictability,
freedom, and stability.

Any one of these reasons could be a good starting point for a conversation with a client - or a renter you know who could enjoy all of these benefits as a home owner.

There's an easy way by which you can reinforce your value, and illustrate your real estate expertise - present " 7 Reasons to Own a Home" to your buyers and sellers with a customized hand-out that is already written for you!


Download this and other informational flyers in MS-Word format that you can co-brand with your logo (pictured above) online here. 

Facebook Lead Ads 

Today, more than 80 percent of Internet users are active on Facebook.

The people you can reach by way of Facebook are considered willing participants; in this case, buyers, sellers, and fence sitters who eagerly await informative posts about their community - presenting a perfect opportunity for REALTORS who aim to build their businesses (lead generation) through relationship building.

RPR offers a detailed step-by-step plan for building and deploying a Facebook Lead Ad to a custom audience of your choice.


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
Thursday, November 8 - 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 
Core Curriculum - Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 
Core Curriculum
Friday, November 9 - Core Curriculum - 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 
What else do we need - Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda 
What else do we need
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda
Tuesday, November 13 -   PSA - What Else do we Need - 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 
Wednesday, November 14 - Lunch & Learn - Inspection Process - with Ken Sax.
Check-in: 11:45 a.m.
Class: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
at the SAR
No clock hours
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 - 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 
In This Issue
SAR Voting Open Now!
SAR Endorsed Candidates
Homesnap App Webinar
Bylaws Vote
Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting
Seven Reasons to Own a Home
Facebook Lead Ads
2018 REALTOR® Education
Top Benefits of NAR Membership
Understand the New Tax Law
Form 35R - Seller Concessions
Unlock the Door - Please Share your Stories!
YPN: VA Educational Panel
YPN: 30 Under 30 Class of 2019
WCR: Business Planning with a Purpose
2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities
Member Roster Update - September
Market Activity Report - September


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

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Top Benefits of NAR Membership

Here's a great resource that details the Top Benefits of NAR Membership that can help you in your business.

This tool provides the many resources you need to accelerate your success, including information on the Member Center where you can enjoy all the benefits of membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.  
Understand the New Tax Law 
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Here is part two in NAR's four-part video series on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impacts real estate, real estate professionals, and consumers. 
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)
This first video in this series offers a general understanding of the new tax law. 
The first video runs seven minutes and is online here:

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


Form 35R - Seller Concessions   

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons is back with a fresh video - this one talks about drafting seller concessions (or seller work orders) on a Form 35R.

Annie's new 10-minute video is online here:

Drafting of Seller Concessions on a Form 35R
Drafting of Seller Concessions on a Form 35R

Unlock the Door - Please Share your Stories! 

The stories have started coming in!

We are hearing from REALTORS® from around the state about how the inventory crisis across Washington has severely impacted affordable ownership.

If you have a story to share about the obstacles one of your clients has faced, we want to hear it! Please take a minute and submit it now.

Did you know that according to the Washington Center for Real Estate Research, first-time buyers in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kittitas Counties face home prices that are nearly double what they can afford?

In many cases we need 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. So, we are reaching out to REALTORS® across Washington to collect stories that explain how every part of the housing market is affected by this severe lack of inventory.

Sharing these stories from constituents will be a powerful tool to help us motivate state legislators to focus on this critical issue that impacts homeowners and renters, as well as the ability of REALTORS® to help their clients buy and sell property.
Thank you,

Jerry Martin, President
Washington REALTORS®   


YPN: VA Educational Panel 
Wednesday, November 7th
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® Young Professional Network invites you to its VA Educational Panel and Get out to Vote for your SAR Leadership event on Wednesday, November 7th in downtown Spokane.
Learn about VA guidelines for your listings, your buyers, inspections, and appraisals. This event is free but please register below to reserve your seat!

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

YPN: 30 Under 30 Class of 2019  
NAR photo
Do you think you have what it takes?  
Are you under the age of 30?  
Then we want to hear from you.  
If you're making a difference in your clients' lives, supporting the real estate industry, and crushing it in sales, it's time to throw your hat in the ring for the next group of 30 Under 30.  
Apply now through January 11.

WCR: Business Planning with a Purpose 

Thursday, November 8th

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS® invites you to its November event: Business Planning with a Purpose.

Join guest speaker Sabrina Jones-Schroeder, Broker|Owner - EXIT Real Estate Professionals, as she tackles the question: Where are you going and how are you getting there?

This event is generously sponsored by Envoy Mortgage.

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

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.

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 - SEPTEMBER  

Market Activity Reports  

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

See the SEPTEMBER 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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