Weekly Notices
Friday, November 30, 2018 

WR Leadership Institute 

Friday, November 30th

Today is LAST CALL if you'd like to participate in the 2019 Washington REALTORS® Leadership Institute.

This program identifies emerging REALTOR® leaders, motivates them, and sharpens their leadership skills.

In return, you will be expected to exert a strong, positive influence on the future of the REALTOR® association and our profession.

If this sounds interesting to you, apply to the 2019 Leadership Institute right now or you'll have to wait another year to try again.

Housing Policy Meetings 

Thursday, December 6th

Members of the Spokane City Council will be all ears to hear your thoughts/concerns on housing policy as they craft the city's new law.
The first in a series of meetings - Thursday, December 6th - will be held at City Hall to specifically tune in to remarks from property owners and property managers.
Download a copy of the event poster (pictured above), online here.

SAR Christmas Party - Two Weeks! 

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: SAR Installation Luncheon 

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).

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

Social Media Quick Start Guide 

You know a lot about your market when you know RPR!

REALTOR ® Property Resource offers a collection of Quick Start Guides, including one on Social Media Marketing. Using this, you can go from a blank screen to an informative and engaging social media post on your Facebook channel in just a few minutes.
Create your own "Five Things About My Marketplace" campaign.  

Co-marketing Tips under RESPA 

Have you given to or accepted gifts from mortgage lenders, title companies, closing attorneys, or other settlement service providers?  
If those gifts are in exchange for referrals, then you're breaking the law.   
REALTOR® magazine offers some co-marketing tips for following RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) rules, online here

Form 22A, Paragraph 1  

The Financing Addendum is one of the most important forms REALTORS® will use.

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney, Annie Fitzsimmons, addresses down payments, types of lenders and downpayment pitfalls found in paragraph one of this form.

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

The nine-minute video appears below:

Form 22A Paragraph 1
Form 22A Paragraph 1

Planning Commission 

The City of Spokane Valley is seeking three members to serve on the Planning Commission.  
Applications are due December 7.
Planning commissioners study and make recommendations to the City Council for future planned growth as directed by the City Council.  
Qualifications include having an interest in planning, land use, transportation, capital infrastructure and building and landscape design as evidenced by training, experience or interest in the City of Spokane Valley.  
Members must live within the city.
Applications can be found on the city's website at  
Clubhouse Guests near 1,000 for Year 

The Clubhouse at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital - a designated SAR community partner - reports it has served 976 children so far this year - wow!
THANK YOU to all members who have given generously of their time to help keep this valuable community resource open.
Real Producers magazine features the Clubhouse in its November edition (pictured above).
Read more about the Clubhouse, and apply to be a volunteer, 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.
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
WR Leadership Institute
Housing Policy Meetings
SAR Christmas Party - Tickets Selling Fast!
Save the Date: Installation Luncheon
Social Media Quick Start Guide
Co-marketing Tips under RESPA
Form 22K - The Utilities Addendum
Planning Commission
Clubhouse Guests near 1,000 for Year
2018 REALTOR® Education
2019 SAR Dues Due
Open Enrollment
2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities
WCR: Holiday Gift Exchange
Member 2 Member
Member Roster Update - October
Market Activity Report - October

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

The SAR offers its condolences to the family and friends of these former members:
Rosemary MacPherson (92) passed away on November 21st. She was a broker with Windermere here in Spokane.  
Read Rosemary's obituary  online here
Bill Sagvold (90) passed away on November 20th. He was a broker with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South here in Spokane. He was a U.S. Army veteran. 
Read Bill's obituary online here

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  

Will you be resolving to start or change your health insurance in the new year?
In order for your health insurance to start or be something different on the first of January, you need to enroll by December 15th.
Need coverage today? We can help with that too, with convenient Flexible Term Health plans.  
Visit online or call the REALTOR Member Health Insurance Exchange to easily compare health plans and pricing, make sure your doctors and prescriptions are covered, and quickly determine if you're eligible for tax credits to help lower your costs. 

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.

WCR: Holiday Gift Exchange 


The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS® invites all SAR members and friends to its annual Favorite Things Holiday Gift Exchange:

Thursday, December 6th
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at Darcy's restaurant
in Spokane Valley

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

Member 2 Member: Christmas Party 


Our friends at Finance of America Mortgage invite all SAR members to its annual Christmas Party:

Thursday, December 6th
4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
720 North Argonne Road, Suite G

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

Member 2 Member is available to all SAR affiliate members! Use this opportunity to promote your special events, extend invitations to join in charity work, introduce your new employees, whatever you think your fellow affiliate members would like to know. Each submisson will run twice in the Weekly Notices at no charge. Deadline is close-of-business Thursday for that week's edition. 
Member Roster Update - October 

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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