Weekly Notices
November 24, 2017
SAR Christmas Party 

Thursday, December 7th
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Lincoln Center
(1316 N Lincoln,
just 1 block north
of the arena off of Monroe)

Your SAR Christmas Party Planning Committee is working hard on creating a great evening for us, with time for socializing and networking, a heavy hors d'oeuvres reception, dancing to our DJ, a fun photo booth for you and your friends to get your pictures taken, and a jaw-dropping dessert table!

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

We acknowledge here, and encourage you to thank at your next opportunity, our generous sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor:

Diamond Sponsor:

Photo Booth Sponsor:

Dessert Table Sponsor:

Ruby Sponsors:

Sapphire Sponsors:

Spokane County Title

Amethyst Sponsor:


Topaz Sponsor:

Shilo King of

Tickets are available online now - get yours today and you'll be ready for the party! 

Space is limited - this event typically sells out!  


Tickets are also available for purchase on the SAR website:  spokanerealtor.com

The Spokane Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network shares word that its members  will convene an SAR Holiday Party Prefunk at the Viking starting at 2:30 p.m., then walk over to the Lincolin Center together - YPN members and non-members welcome!

Download the event flyer (pictured above), online here
You need not RSVP for the Prefunk, but you may click on the Facebook event to share that you're going, online here
WCR Holiday Gift Exchange
Thursday, December 7th  
The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS ® welcomes all SAR members to its Favorite Things Holiday Gift Exchange at Darcy's restaurant in Spokane Valley.
See the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here
FREE RPR® Classes at SAR
Thursday, November 30th 
REALTORS ® Property Resource (RPR ®) is bringing two free classes to your SAR: Getting Started with RPR® at 10 a.m., and RPR® Mobile at 1:00 p.m. - both on Thursday, November 30th.
See the Getting Started with RPR® event flyer (pictured above) - offered in the morning - online here.  
See the RPR® Mobile flyer (pictured above) - offered in the afternoon - online here
Open Enrollment   


Open Enrollment for Major Medical is November 1 through December 15, 2017.
Now is the time to enroll for 2018 coverage.
This is important to know: If you want your health insurance to start on the first of January, you need to enroll by December 15th, which is soon!
Find out more online here

2018 Business Plan Webinar    

Thursday, December 14th
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. PST
Do you want to maximize your impact and income in 2018?

Focusing your thoughts and plans for the New Year does not have to be an overwhelming undertaking.

Join us for this informative webinar as we show you how to create a simple and effective business plan to focus both your personal and professional goals.

2018 WR Leadership Institute

Leadership development is essential to the long-term health of our Association.  
For that reason, the Washington REALTORS® is accepting applications for the 2018 Leadership Institute.   
Through this program, we will identify emerging REALTOR® leaders, motivate them, and sharpen their leadership skills.   
In return, we expect them to exert a strong, positive influence on the future of the Association and our profession. 
Application deadline:
November 30, 2017 
Session Dates: 
January 31 - February 2, 2018
March 28-30, 2018
May 23-25, 2018 
Learn more and apply online here.
Social Benefits

Imagine finding a common denominator among improved educational performance, higher civic participation, lower crime rates, and improved health.

If such a thing existed, would you want to be a part of it?

Such a thing does exist - home-ownership - and you can be a part of it!

2017 SAR President Jennifer Valerien shares more in her guest column in The Spokesman-Review.

Read it 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.
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Tuesday, December 12 - 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 
Purchase & Sale Agreement 
Purchase & Sale Agreement
Thursday, December 14 - Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
at the SAR
7.5 clock hours 
Purchase & Sale Addenda 
What Else do we Need: Purchase & Sale Addenda
Tuesday, December 19 - 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   
In This Issue
SAR Christmas Party
WCR Holiday Gift Exchange
FREE RPR® Classes at SAR
Open Enrollment
2018 Business Plan Webinar
2018 WR Leadership Institute
Social Benefits
2017 REALTOR® Education
Call for Action!
Join an SAR Committee in 2018!
Member 2 Member
Spokane: Our Early History
Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival
ListHub - September
Market Activity Report - October
Member Roster Update - November



Click on the calendar image below to see

the current SAR calendar showing dates and times

of classes, committees and events. 

Call for Action!

The House of Representatives, this week, passed H.R. 1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" - a bill the National Association of REALTORS® calls an all-out assault on homeownership.
NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall issued the following statement:
It's disappointing to see this legislation move forward, but the real work to shape this debate is just getting started. Realtors® will now look to the Senate as we make our case that the tax reform proposals pending before Congress overwhelmingly remove the tax incentive to purchase and own a home in America.
This is about much more than a cap on the mortgage interest deduction. Rather, it is about whether homeowners will have the rug pulled out from under them with a tax system that suddenly favors renting over owning in a big way.
Make no mistake, middle-class homeowners will see their home values fall if this proposal moves forward, while large corporations walk away with the bulk of the tax cuts.
American homeowners shouldn't have to pay for corporate tax cuts with their home equity. It's a matter of basic fairness; 1.3 million Realtors® have known since the beginning, and America's 75 million homeowners are just beginning to learn, that homeowners will be the ones paying the tab. Realtors® will do our part to spread the word as we work with the Senate to address this impending assault on homeownership.
The National Association of REALTORS® will keep the Call for Action going until the Senate acts on the Tax Reform legislation. 

NAR opposition to the Senate proposal remains unchanged. 

The Call for Action has been updated to ask United States Senators to oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, there will not be a "new" Call for Action. 
The Call for Action letter is pre-written - all you have to do is enter your information and send it in.   
Answer the Call for Action now!

See NAR's United States Senate Tax Reform Talking Points (pictured above) online here.
Join an SAR Committee in 2018! 


The SAR runs on member power. Are you plugged in? 

Members direct nine association committees: Budget & Finance, Communications & Member Services, Education, Forms, Governmental Affairs, Grievance, Serving our Spokane (SOS), Special Events, and Technology.

Join one or more of these committees and make a difference in your association, your profession, and yourself.

Commitments range from just a few hours a year to a few hours a month - there's truly something for everyone!

Download your copy of the committee sign-up form (pictured above) with more information on all of our committees online here.

Member 2 Member 


Skyline Home Loans invites all SAR members to attend its 7th annual Holiday Party on Thursday, November 30th.

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

Urban Settlements invites all SAR members to attend its Cookies with Santa event on December 2nd.

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

Affiliate members: promote your events in the Weekly Notices - distributed to 2,000 qualified individuals weekly!

Member 2 Member is a benefit of your association membership.  Submit your event here.


Spokane: Our Early History

Looking for an end-of-year closing gift for your clients, or a unique reminder of your services for next year?
Why not give them a book of answers to the questions of why things are the way they are around here. 
Spokane: Our Early History (pictured) - arguably the best book on early Spokane history - was commissioned by your SAR for its centennial in 2011.
A limited number of copies remains available for sale to SAR-members only at the special price of just $7.51 per book - that's a screaming deal on this hard-cover book that lists for $29.95!
You may purchase your books at the SAR - call ahead if you'd like a box waiting for you: 326-9222.  

Co-author Tony Bamonte appeared on C-SPAN's 2017 Cities Tour this past summer to talk about this book.  See that 10-minute video presentation online here:


Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival

Saturday, December 9th 
The 12th Annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival will be held on Saturday, December 9, at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane.  
The event will feature some of the best loved films of Spokane's own Bing Crosby, along with a gallery of photos of the famous entertainer, and a special live musical performance by Howard Crosby (son of Bing Crosby's brother Ted) and Spokane's own Hot Club of Spokane, featuring music from the Crosby era.
This year's festival will be especially nostalgic, as it is the 75th anniversary of Bing Crosby's famous recording of White Christmas. 
See the event flyer - pictured above - online here

ListHub - October

The ListHub report for October is now available.
Download the report online here.


Market Activity Report - 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 2017 Snapshot Report (pictured above) online here.








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







Member Roster Update - November    

Updated November 2017

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.  

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