Weekly Notices
October 13, 2017
WCR Wellness Celebration & Rally
Thursday, October 19th 
It's here - the Women's Council of REALTORS® Spokane Eastern Washington Wellness Celebration and Rally!
Spokane Valley Event Center doors open at 10 a.m., then the celebration and rally begin.
Download the event flyer (pictured above), online here

DOL Advertising Guidelines

The Washington State Department of Licensing is just out with its 2017 "Real Estate Advertising Guidelines" to provide the fundamental advertising requirements for real estate professionals in Washington state.
Brokers, managing brokers, licensed assistants and firms are all accountable for compliance with advertising requirements.  

It is critical that all licensees understand the requirements of lawful advertising within the real estate industry.

Download your copy of this document (pictured above) and share it with your team.   
It is available online here

2018 SAR Initial Slate of Candidates

Your SAR Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its initial slate of candidates for 2018 SAR leadership:  
No qualified nominations submitted
David Crosby , EXP Realty
Jack Kestell , Kestell Company
Eric Etzel , Choice Realty
Cynthia Gustafson , John L. Scott Spokane, Inc.
Britney Inglis , Real Estate Marketplace NW, Inc.
Lee McIntyre , 4 Degrees Real Estate
Gina Mosey , RE/MAX Inland Empire
Abbey Parsons , Coldwell Banker Tomlinson  
Bill Richard , Keller Williams Spokane - Branch
Taylor Ward , Synergy Properties
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 2nd, through Monday, October 16th.  
Deadline to return petition is Monday, October 16th!

You will receive Notice on Friday, October 20th, of the "Final Slate of Candidates." 

Voting begins on Monday, October 23rd.

You will receive an email invitation to vote.  When you click on the link for the ballot, it will take you to the Member Portal.  You will need to sign in with your user name and password, and then it will take you to the ballot. 
Deadline to fill out ballots will be Wednesday, November 8th, 4:30 p.m.
Our new leaders will be announced at our Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 9th, at CenterPlace Regional Event Center.

Lunch & Learn: Home Warranties  

What is a Home Warranty and how can it help your business?  We're glad you asked.  The answer will be revealed at the next Lunch and Learn!
Monday, October 23rd
Noon to 1:30 p.m. - free lunch!
with Russel Frans, Old Republic Home Protection 
See the event flyer (pictured above), online here.
Lunch & Learn: Business Tax Strategies
Join us for a "Breakfast and Learn" about proven business tax strategies for the real estate professional on Thursday, November 16th!
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the SAR. 
Learn how to keep more commissions and pay less taxes this year. 
Coffee, water, and donuts will be provided - or bring your own to enjoy while you feed your mind.
See the event flyer (pictured above), online here
Education Excellence & Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, November 9th
National Speaker
Social Media
Technology Devotee 
It's "not your typical technology class."  That, and our final Quarterly Membership Meeting of the year.
Learn about customer/client service through use of technology and mobile apps, online service and communication, video and its use in real estate business model, and community service.  It's a 7.5 clock hour class with lunch break.   
$40 for everything - if you register by November 3rd.  Or, join us just for lunch and the meeting for $20.
There's much more, so check out the details in the class flyer (pictured above), online here.
Get your SRS Designation


The Center for REALTOR® Development offers 25% off to get your Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation all this month!
This will be the only month in 2017 that the NEWLY REVISED SRS Designation Course will be offered through Center for REALTOR® Development at a price this low!  
This month's promotional offer is 25% OFF the SRS Designation Course - that's a savings of over $70!
Find out more and register for this special offer 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.
Land and Rural Acreage 200: Rural Land 
Land and Rural Acreage 200: Rural Property
Tuesday, October 17 - Land and Rural Acreage 200: Rural Property - with Jim Palmer, Jr.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 430 p.m.
at the SAR
7.5 clock hours 
The Truth about Negotiating 
The Truth about Negotiating
Wednesday, October 25 - The Truth about Negotiating - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 1:15 p.m.
Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours
Thursday, November 2 - Basic Appraisal Requirements for Loan Type - with Mary Payne.
Check-in: 1:00 p.m.
Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Tuesday, November 7 - Code of Ethics class Standards of 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
Code of Ethics:
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals 
Friday, November 10 - Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the SAR 
4.0 clock hours  
In This Issue
WCR Wellness Celebration & Rally - NEXT WEEK!
DOL Advertising Guidelines
2018 SAR Initial Slate of Candidates
Lunch & Learn: Home Warranties
Lunch & Learn: Business Tax Strategies
Education Excellence & Quarterly Meeting
Get your SRS Designation
2017 REALTOR® Education
RPAC Phone Bank
Homebuyer Education Seminars
Candidate Interviews
Mobius Gala
Offers Without a Financing Contingency
CRS Sell-a-bration
2018 WR Leadership Institute
ListHub - September - NEW!
Market Activity Report - September
Member Roster Update - October



Click on the calendar image below to see

the current SAR calendar showing dates and times

of classes, committees and events. 


The SAR family offers its condolences to affiliate member Beale Luebben, Home Warranty of America, who recently lost her husband, Kurt.

A memorial service for Kurt Luebben is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26th, at Big Barn Brewing in Mead.

Read about Kurt's life online here.


RPAC Phone Bank 


Expect your phone to ring next week with a fellow SAR member on the line and an invitation to support your REALTOR Political Action Committee (RPAC)!

The 2017 SAR Phone a Friend for RPAC will be Wednesday, October 18th.

RPAC gives REALTORS® a powerful voice to help develop, advance and implement legislative objectives that affect the real estate business and the ownership and operation of real estate.

RPAC supports pro-REALTOR® candidates running for public office.

You can invest in RPAC online, right now, just click here:


Homebuyer Education Seminars 

Buying a home can be a dream come true and an overwhelming process at the same time.

Invite new or potential clients to attend a free seminar held at the library, explore all of the major aspects of the home-buying process in an unbiased format with SNAP Spokane instructors certified by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.

SNAP's housing counselors can help your clients make a plan to find a home that they can afford, take advantage of assistance programs, and get the best mortgage for their needs.

This seminar is free and open to the public. SNAP Spokane is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.


Candidate Interviews 

Spokane's Black Lens newspaper is just out with its annual Candidate Interview edition, featuring reports on Spokane City Council, Spokane School Board, and Spokane County Superior Court candidates.

The interviews, without commentary, are a unique opportunity to hear directly from the candidates as you decide for whom you will vote this November.

NOTE: Your SAR Governmental Affairs Committee endorses Spokane City Council candidates Tim Benn and Andy Dunau.

Read what these candidates have to say about their qualifications, most important issues, and other topics  online here.

Mobius Gala 

Our friends at Mobius announce their annual gala benefiting Mobius Children's Museum & Science Center:

Friday, November 3rd | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | at Mobius Science Center in downtown Spokane.

Your SAR was a Mobius supporting partner in its formative years.

Join in for an evening of fundraising, hors d'oeuvres, libations, live auction, and a paddle raise. Cocktail attire is requested. Tickets are $50 per person - ticket includes two complimentary drinks.

Find out more and register online here.

Offers Without a Financing Contingency  

Washington REALTORS ® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons begins a four-part video series, this week on Financing Provisions.

In this second video, Annie discusses the potential pitfalls for Buyers and Sellers with offers without a financing contingency.

See the nine-minute video online here:

Part Two
PART TWO: Offers Without a Financing Contingency

Part one of this series is online here: 
Seller's Remedies Provision
PART ONE: Seller's Remedies Provision

CRS Sell-a-bration

The brightest stars in residential real estate will head to Dallas, Texas, February 5-6, 2018, for two days of unparalleled networking opportunities, business-building strategies, and the chance to hear insights from the top-producing agents and industry leaders.
Sell-a-bration is the only event in the industry that is specifically for CRS Designees and Candidates, as well as anyone interested in world-class real estate education.  
This annual event attracts hundreds of top-producing REALTORS® seeking to improve their business and increase their referral networks through high-quality education and networking. 
Find out more online here.
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.
ListHub - September

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


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








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







Member Roster Update - September   
Updated October 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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