Weekly Notices
October 19, 2018 
SAR-endorsed Candidates 


Your 2018 General Election ballot was mailed this week and will appear in your mailbox soon.
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

Homesnap App Webinar 
Tuesday, October 23rd 
Your SAR will be online with a live Homesnap app webinar this Tuesday, October 23, from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM 
The Homesnap Pro training familiarizes agents/brokers with the key features in Homesnap Pro app.  
This training focuses on how to navigate the app, how to search properties, and how to interact with your clients.  
Note: The Homesnap App webinar is online only

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 1 st.  
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


My Life-Changing Open House Moment 


Open houses and showing homes are simply a part of a real estate broker's everyday business.

In fact, most of us don't think much of the very vulnerable position we put ourselves in almost every day. 

The recent report about the Snohomish County broker who was brutally attacked and assaulted at an open house is a reminder that we should step up our game when it comes to our personal safety. 

This story hit home for me because I too was assaulted at an open house.

This is a difficult story for me to share, but if I can help just one of you avoid a situation like mine by bringing more awareness to the issue, then I am happy to do so.

Frankly, this story still makes me anxious and I don't often tell it.
Washington REALTOR® Denise Lones writes more about her experience in the Autumn 2018 edition of RE magazine, 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

2019 Fair Housing Conference 

Download a PDF of the above image, suitable for posting or sharing in your office, 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.

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. 
Basic appraisal requirements for loan type with Mary Payne 
Basic appraisal requirements for loan type
with Mary Payne.
Thursday, November 3 - Basic Appraisal Requirements for Loan Type - with Mary Payne.
Check-in: 1:15 p.m.
Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours 
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Thursday, November 8 - 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 
Core Curriculum - Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 
Core Curriculum
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate
Friday, November 9 - Mandatory Core Curriculum - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours 
What else do we need - Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda 
What else do we need
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda
Tuesday, November 13 - PSA - What Else do we Need - 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 
Wednesday, November 14 - Lunch & Learn - Inspection Process - with Ken Sax.
Check-in: 11:45 a.m.
Class: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
at the SAR
No clock hours
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
Tuesday, November 20 - 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, November 29 - 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 Endorsed Candidates
Homesnap App Webinar
Active/No Show Status
Bylaws Vote
2019 SAR Leadership Opportunities
2019 SAR Initial Slate of Candidates
The Way of the SEAL
My Life-Changing Open House Moment
Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting
2019 Fair Housing Conference
2018 REALTOR® Education
Phone-a-Friend for RPAC
Council Approves Property Give-away
What is WUCIOA and Why Should I Care?
The Question - #3
The Voice for Real Estate #91
REALTORS® Conference and Expo
YPN: VA Educational Panel
YPN: VA Educational Panel
WCR: Business Planning with a Purpose
House History Workshop
Independent Brokers Christmas Party
SAR Christmas Party
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. 
Phone-a-Friend for RPAC 
SAR member volunteers spent most of the day calling fellow members on Thursday, this week, inviting and encouraging their investment in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC).
RPAC is how we as REALTORS® protect our businesses and advocate for those issues that are critical to our industry.   

If we missed you during our Phone-a-Friend for RPAC event this week, you can still make your RPAC investment online here:

Council Approves Property Give-away 

The Spokane City Council voted to allow unused city properties to be transferred to developers and nonprofits who agree to build affordable housing on the sites.

Local governments were authorized by the Legislature this year to give surplus properties away for public benefit.

The local ordinance approved Monday would require such potential properties to be analyzed by a real estate review committee, which includes council members.

The city's Community, Housing and Human Services also would make a recommendation on the practicality of the property for affordable housing based on factors such as how close the parcel is to public transportation and proximity to medical care.


The article continues in The Spokesman-Review online here.
City of Spokane photo
Council President Ben Stuckart (pictured) was interviewed on KXLY radio about this issue after the vote, Tuesday morning.  
You can listen to a recording of that interview online here:

SAR photo

Council President Ben Stuckart was a guest speaker at the October meeting of the SAR Governmental Affairs committee, this week (pictured above).

Ben addressed the surplus property issue from Monday's Council meeting, brought up some housing issues that are coming soon to Council attention, and answered questions from SAR members.

If you'd like to be among the first to know about what's going on, hear about it directly from elected officials, and help share the REALTOR voice in crafting public policy, consider joining our Governmental Affairs committee next year!

What is WUCIOA and Why Should I Care? 
WR photo

A new law took effect on July 1, 2018

The Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act is found at RCW 64.90 and is best known by its acronym, WUCIOA (pronounced, "woo-ki-oh-wa"). 

Real estate brokers will recognize implementation of the new law by inclusion of a new field in the listing input data sheet, "common interest community," and the availability of a new statewide form, "Common Interest Community Addendum" (Form 22CIC). 

The new field on listing printouts is already causing enormous confusion. 

Some listing brokers assume that if seller's property is part of a homeowners association, it is a "common interest community". 

That is a bad assumption.

In fact, there are few, if any, "common interest communities" in existence on the release date of this article.

Washington REALTORSⓇ Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons writes more in the Autumn 2018 edition of RE magazine (pictured above), online here.
Annie has also recorded a video version of her message on WUCIOA.
You can see that seven-minute video online here:

WUCIOA Law and Common Interest Communities
WUCIOA Law and Common Interest Communities

A longer version of Annie's video is online below. Click on the image to play the 10-minute video:

WUCIOA Part 1 - Extended Edition
WUCIOA Part 1 - Extended Edition

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!

The Voice for Real Estate #91 

Open enrollment is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 and it's an opportunity for real estate professionals to look at their health insurance and determine if it meets their needs, says Allan Dechert, vice chair of NAR's Insurance Committee, in the latest Voice for Real Estate news video from NAR.  
The video also looks at what's slowing down efforts to create association health plans for real estate professionals and the IRS's clarification that meals related to business entertainment remain deductible.  
See the new seven-minute video online here:

Voice for Real Estate 91: Health Ins., Meal Deduction, Elections
Voice for Real Estate 91:
Health Ins., Meal Deduction, Elections

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.  


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.

YPN: 30 Under 30 Class of 2019  
NAR photo
Do you think you have what it takes?  
Are you under the age of 30?  
Then we want to hear from you.  
If you're making a difference in your clients' lives, supporting the real estate industry, and crushing it in sales, it's time to throw your hat in the ring for the next group of 30 Under 30.  
Apply now through January 11.

WCR: Business Planning with a Purpose 

Thursday, November 8th

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS® invites you to its November event: Business Planning with a Purpose.

Join guest speaker Sabrina Jones-Schroeder, Broker|Owner - EXIT Real Estate Professionals, as she tackles the question: Where are you going and how are you getting there?

This event is generously sponsored by Envoy Mortgage.

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

House History Workshop 

Saturday, October 20th

Do you have clients who are curious about the history of their houses but don't know where to recommend that they start? 
Invite them to attend Navigating the Archives: A House History Workshop at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. 
Regional experts from the Washington State Archives, Spokane Public Library's Northwest Room, the Spokane Historic Preservation Office, and the Northwest Museum will all be on hand to show you how to navigate records and research tools.

The in-depth workshop goes from 10 AM - 12:30 PM, followed by a chance to explore the records of the Joel E. Ferris Research Library and Archives from 1:30 PM - 4 PM.
Seats are limited - register online now:

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.


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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