Weekly Notices
Friday, November 23, 2018 
 
     


The SAR is closed today
to keep the Thanksgiving holiday.


 
Reminder:  Thanksgiving AND the Day After are Holidays
 
Both Thanksgiving Day AND the Friday following Thanksgiving known as Native American Heritage Day are state holidays per RCW 1.16.050. They are not considered business days for the purposes of computing time. If you have questions regarding the Computation of Time, our Legal Hotline attorney, Annie Fitzsimmons, has a Fundamentals Video on this topic.
   
   
 
2018 NAR Buyer & Seller Demographics 




NEW!
 

The typical home-buyer these days is 46 years old, married, with a median household income of $91,600.
 
Only 34% of buyers have children - the lowest in report history.
 
See more highlights from NAR's 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in this two-minute video:
 


2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers
2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers





National Association of REALTORS® data:






Download the BUYER infographic, online here.







National Association of REALTORS® data:






Download the SELLER infographic, online here.









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 .











Save the Date: Installation Luncheon 






SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, January 10th
 
Mark your calendar now and plan to join your friends and colleagues at your association's first event of the new year:

2019 SAR Officers and Directors Installation Luncheon on Thursday, January 10th, 2019.

At the Centennial Hotel (formerly Red Lion Inn at the Park).

Event flyer and online registration coming soon!
 
 




The Voice for Real Estate  






NEW!


NAR is laying the groundwork to make remote notarization a reality throughout the United States.  
 
Information on the midterm elections is available through two NSR webcasts.The first was broadcast live on election night to show how REAL TOR ® champions running for office were doing around the country, and the second features NAR's SVP of government affairs explaining what will happen to REALTOR ® priorities in the new Congress.  
 
 
Also, learn how to apply tax law changes enacted in 2017.  
 
And learn about two ethics policy changes NAR approved at its Board of Directors meeting at the end of the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston.
 
See the new eight-minute video online here:



Voice for Real Estate 92: Remote notarization, Midterms, Taxes, Ethics
Voice for Real Estate 92:
Remote notarization, Midterms, Taxes, Ethics







2018 REALTOR® Education

CONTINUING 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.
  
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
Sabrina Jones-Schroeder - Purchase and Sale Agreements instructor 
Purchase and Sale Agreement
 
NEXT WEEK! 
 
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 CALENDAR
2018 NAR Buyer & Seller Demographics
SAR Christmas Party - Tickets Selling Fast!
Save the Date: Installation Luncheon
The Voice for Real Estate
2018 REALTOR® Education
2019 SAR Dues Due
Open Enrollment
2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities
Form 22K - The Utilities Addendum
Member Roster Update - October - NEW!
Market Activity Report - October


SAR CALENDAR
 
Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
2019 SAR Dues Due 



Your 2019 SAR annual dues are due January 1st, 2019.
 
You should have receive an email regarding this.   
If you did not receive this email, please call the SAR at 326-9222 or continue with the online payment process here.
To pay your 2019 SAR annual dues online, click on the graphic below, which will bring up the login screen for the SAR member portal:  
 
 
 
Once online, use the Review and Pay Balance section to make your payment online.   
Alternately, you may retrieve an invoice while online to pay by mail or you may pay in person at the SAR, 1924 North Ash Street.
Thank you for your continuing membership in your SAR!
 
 
 



Open Enrollment  




Time is ticking, enroll today!
 
Don't delay, enroll today for your 2019 Major Medical coverage.
 
REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace makes it easy for you to get the plan that works best for you and your family. Round out your coverage with REALTORS® Dental, REALTORS® Vision, and more!  
 
Shop online, or call our licensed benefits specialists.
As always, consultative services are complimentary
as a benefit of your NAR membership.
 

 



2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities 
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 7th
   
 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
Education  
Forms
Governmental Affairs
Grievance  
SOS  (Serving Our Spokane)  
Special Events  
3rd Grade Poster Contest   
Golf  
Food Drive  
Holiday Party & Auction                      
Technology

 
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.






2Form 22K - The Utilities Addendum 



NEW!
   
Buyers brokers have engaged in some bad practices with Form 22K - The Utilities Addendum, specifically leaving the form largely blank.

What does this mean for the transaction?

See the latest video in Annie's video series: Real Estate Fundamentals You Should Know.

The nine-minute video Form 22K - The Utilities Addendum appears below:


 
Form 22K - The Utilities Addendum
Form 22K - The Utilities Addendum





Member Roster Update - October 
 




NEW!
Updated for October

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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2018 NAR New Member Orientation
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