Weekly Notices
October 12, 2018 
Active/No Show Status 

beginning October 15th
Your leadership just approved using an "Active/No Show" status when you put a listing in Paragon that is not available for showing for a specified amount of time (including "coming soon").  
  • If you are entering a listing that is ready to be marketed but is not available for showing you still need to disclose the date the property will be available to show in the Agent Remarks but now you will also need to check the "Active/No Show" status instead of "New" when inputting. This will flag your listing in the MLS as well as on websites.
  • No showings by anyone are allowed during this period of time.
  • Once you make the listing "Active" you will not be able to put it back as "Active/No Show".
  • Properties marked as "Active/No Show" will still go out in syndication feeds as well as auto notifications and the collab center.
FAQ's Regarding New Changes in your MLS that went into effect October 1st.  
Exempt Listings ("office exclusive").
  1. Q. If I have a "coming soon" or unavailable to show property, when do I have to have it in the MLS?
A. By the next business day of signatures being obtained and advertising and/or marketing begins.
  1. Q. The sign company put the sign up prior to my "agreed go active date" with the seller. What do I do since there is no longer a Waiver of MLS Benefits to submit?
A. Enter the listing in the MLS as an "Active/No Show" (Active/No Show sub-status available 10/15).
  1. Q. Can I put the "Coming Soon" in the public remarks?
A. No, only in the agent remarks. The public remarks are to be used to describe the property.
  1. Q. After the "Active/No Show" is removed can it be changed to "New"?
A. No, the listing will only be able to be changed from "Active/No Show" to "Active". Once the listing is input into the MLS, it is also being syndicated to national and company/broker websites to "create a buzz".
  1. Q. Can Exempt Listings (office exclusives) be reported for MLS volume?
A. Yes as sub-type F Non MLS Sold. Must have permission from seller and all required information as well as a photo.
Service Area.
  1. Q. Does my key work on the LBX's in the new service area that includes Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln and Whitman County?
A. If the phone or key was issued by Spokane or Northeast Washington Association then the broker can use the device in the new service area.
  1. Q. Does this mean that all brokers in the new service area will be able to access my Spokane lockbox?
A. Only brokers with keys issued by Spokane or Northeast Washington Association.
  1. Q. Does this mean that all properties for sale in the new service area will be in the MLS?
A. No, only the properties listed/input by subscribers of the SAR MLS. If there are properties listed by brokers that are not in the SAR MLS they will not be included.
  1. Q. Will all sales in the new service area be posted in the MLS?
A. Only sales of properties listed/input by subscribers of the SAR MLS.
MLS of Choice.
  1. Q. MLS of Choice means I don't have to subscribe to the MLS anymore?
A. Only If you're a REALTOR ®
member and you subscribe to another MLS through your managing broker (Participant) and do not use the SAR MLS at all for listing, selling or showing.  
Download an easy to print and share version of this notice (pictured above) online here

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


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.

2019 SAR Initial Slate of Candidates 

Your SAR Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its initial slate of candidates for 2019 SAR leadership:  
Tom Clark , Kestell Company
No Qualified Nominations Submitted
Mike Crowley , Spokane Home Buyers
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., R.E. Marketplace NW, Inc. 
Additional Candidates  
In accordance with Article XV, Section 15.2 of the Association Bylaws, additional candidates may be nominated by the REALTOR® members. 
For those wishing to nominate a REALTOR® member for an Association Officer or Director position, Nominating Petitions will be available from the Association office Monday, October 8th through Monday, October 22nd
Deadline to return petitions is Monday, October 22nd!

You will receive Notice on Friday, October 26th of the "Final Slate of Candidates". 

Voting begins on Monday, October 29th.

Deadline to fill out ballots will be Wednesday, November 14th, 4:30 p.m.
Our new leaders will be announced at our Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 15th at CenterPlace Regional Event Center.

The Way of the SEAL 

Monday, October 22nd, 
Develop an unbeatable mindset and be the leader you always knew you could be!
Spend an inspiring lunch hour with Mark Divine, Commander, United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Teams (retired).
Check-in: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
at the SAR (1924 North Ash Street) 
Lunch is not provided but you may bring your own. First-come first-seated complimentary admission until the room is full. 
All attendees will receive a complimentary signed copy of Mark's book The Way of the Seal as a gift of SAR member Eric Etzel, event organizer.
Download the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here


SAR Endorsed Candidates 


Your 2018 General Election ballot will be mailed October 17th. You should see it in your mailbox shortly thereafter.
Your ballot is due on or before Tuesday, November 6th
This year, your Spokane Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors 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. 1  
Matt Shea    
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

SAR photo

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

REALTORS® Conference and Expo 

This year's REALTORS® Conference and Expo will be November 2-5 in Boston!  
Download the conference poster (pictured above) online here.
Check out the event website for all the latest information, online here.  


Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting 
SAR file photo

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

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.

Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Tuesday, October 16 - 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, October 25 - 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 
Monday, October 29 - Lunch & Learn - Common Mistakes and Blunders on the Purchase and Sale Agreement - with Sabrina Jones Schroeder and Ken Sax.

Class: Noon to 1:30 p.m. 
The cost is $10; there are no clock hours. 
In This Issue
Active/No Show Status
Bylaws Vote
2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities
2019 SAR Initial Slate of Candidates
The Way of the SEAL
SAR Endorsed Candidates
REALTORS® Conference and Expo
Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting
2018 REALTOR® Education
The Question - #3
SAR Food Drive Totals
Infill Development Survey
Join the YPN Leadership Team
YPN: VA Educational Panel
SAR Featured in New WR Lobby
Preliminary Commitment for Title
Wire Transfer Scams
Salute our Veterans
Independent Brokers Christmas Party
SAR Christmas Party
First Time Homebuyer Guide
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. 
The Question - #3 

SAR Leadership seeks to gain relevant membership information as we seek potential volunteers for task forces and work groups in the coming years.

Your support by answering this survey is appreciated. 

Thank you!

Click the button below, or copy-and-paste the link provided in your web browser, to take the survey:


Please include your name and contact info for a chance to win this month's prize drawing - complimentary first quarter 2019 MLS Fees!

SAR Food Drive Totals 

The numbers are in from the 2018 SAR Pack the Pantry Food Drive!
We collected a total 21,149 pounds of food, this year.

Cash donations total $ 11,054.17.
The food poundage and cash donations together will provide 76,419 meals to individuals and families in our community - wow!

THANK YOU again to all of our store captains, event volunteers, and sponsors for helping to make this year's SAR Pack the Pantry Food Drive such a success!

Infill Development Survey 

The City of Spokane, this week, launched an infill development survey.

Infill is a planning term used to describe the creation of housing variety and choices in already developed areas in order to accommodate growth.

The Spokane Plan Commission is considering several specific standards for the types of development they would like the city to allow.

Public input is welcome before the commission's next meeting on November 14th.

Learn more about scheduled infill development community presentations and provide your feedback on the subject online here.

Join the YPN Leadership Team 

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.

SAR Featured in New WR Lobby  
SAR photo

The Spokane Association of REALTORS ® is featured prominently in the lobby of the new Washington REALTORS ® building in Olympia - just look up and you'll see us!

The new Washington REALTORS® building in Olympia has a stunning lobby with contemporary styling and conveniences for our members.   
The south wall has a large window featuring acrylic tiles acknowledging contributors who helped finance the furnishings of the building.   
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® is honored here for its $1,000 contribution to the furniture fund.   
Also pictured are individuals, associations and offices who donated to the fund.

Preliminary Commitment for Title 


Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons explains why the very first thing you should do when you take a listing is pull a Preliminary Commitment for Title.  
She also delves into what you do after you pull it and what to look for in this new 13-minute video:

Preliminary Commitment for Title
Preliminary Commitment for Title

Wire Transfer Scams  

Wire transfer scams continue to plague the real estate industry, but brokers are deploying countermeasures and collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to catch these criminals.

WAV Group was provided with an insiders' overview of a recent victory by the FBI to shut down a huge ring of scammers.

The story was amazing.

Salute our Veterans 

Deadline: Tuesday, October 16th 
The Spokesman-Review is preparing a Salute our Veterans insert to the newspaper on Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11th (pictured above).
The insert will be chock-full of features and information to honor all who serve us in the uniformed services of the United States.
The idea for this insert came from the SAR. 
Advertising opportunities are available - reserve your space by Tuesday, October 16th.
Download the sales sheet online here.

Independent Brokers Christmas Party  

Tuesday, December 4th.


SAR Christmas Party  

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 Beats, 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, Stearns Lending, Prime Closing, WFG National Title Co., Spokane County Title, and Mountain West Bank.

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


First Time Homebuyer Guide 
NAR photo

Thinking of taking the leap from renting and finally buying?  
"Am I financially ready?" is just 1 of 5 questions to ask yourself first.


NOTE: NAR permits you - as a REALTOR ® member - to use this content in your business and share it with your clients.

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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