Weekly Notices
September 1, 2017
       
 
   
2017 SAR Food Drive 



NEXT WEEK!

It's time to pack the pantry with the 2017 SAR Food Drive!
 
This is such a great annual event, and does so much good in our community.
 
Come join us on Thursday, September 7th, and Friday, September 8th, as we pack the pantry for Spokane's 2nd Harvest food bank.
 
 
 
 
Cash donations go a long way to support the SAR food drive and help our community.
 
Remember, for every $1 donated, Second Harvest provides six pounds of food - the equivalent of five meals for hungry people.  
 
The gift of food changes lives and gives people an opportunity to succeed and thrive.  
 
Thank you for your donation! 
 
Visit our Crowdrise donation page online here.
 
 
 
 
 
SAR photo
 
 
SAR 2017 President Jennifer Valerien (right) talks up REALTOR® participation in our 35th annual food drive event with 2nd Harvest Community Relations Manager Julie Humphreys (center) on the radio with KQNT-590AM Host Teresa Lukens (left).
 
   
The program will air on 590AM-KQNT this Sunday (9/3) morning at 7 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. on the radio or streaming live online here
 
 

 
 
It's not too late to sign up for a short two-hour shift at one of our six local neighborhood Albertsons stores.  It's fun - it's easy - just contact the Store Captain at the store most convenient for you.  
 
 
 
 
See the event flyer with locations and store captains (pictured above), online here.

     
 
    
NAR Call for Action! 


REALTOR Action Center



CALL FOR ACTION
 
Authority for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires on September 30, 2017.

Long-term Reauthorization Is Critical. 
 
Each lapse costs 40,000 property sales per month.
 
Without re-authorization, NFIP cannot issue or renew policies in 22,000 communities where flood insurance is required for a mortgage.
 
Please answer the national Call for Action on this issue right now and let our REALTOR® voice be heard!

 
 
 

 
 
NOTE:  At press time, the Spokane Association of REALTORS® had a 16% participation rate in the current Call for Action.
 
 
    
Hirst Decision Conference Call

   
 
 
NEXT WEEK!
Thursday, September 7th  
 

Washington REALTORS ® will host a conference call for members from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, September 7th, to talk about the Hirst Decision - what the 2017 Legislature didn't do, what it still might do, and what it means at the local level.
 
WR Public Policy Director Bill Clarke will host this short but informative session to review the State Supreme Court's Hirst Growth Management Act decision regarding water availability for new private wells, proposals in the 2017 Legislature to modify the Hirst decision, and what is currently occurring at the local level.

CALL INFO:

Dial-in Number: (515) 739-1015
Access Code: 566-768-565

During the call participants are muted, but members can text questions to: (360) 389-3909.

  
 
  
  
Revised SAR-ELA and SAR-BR 

   
 
 

The Exclusive Right to Sell Agreement (SAR-ELA) and the Buyer Representation Agreement (SAR-BR) have been revised.
 
The revised forms are posted on Instanet (TransactionDesk) and ZipForm.
 
Download the "redlined" copy of each form indicating the changes:
   
    
  
  
Basics of Quarterly Taxes

   
RISMedia photo
 
 

As a REALTOR®, you're on call around the clock for your clients.  
 
Every day is different, and the variety is one of the many reasons it's such an attractive profession.  
 
Despite the flexibility that being a REALTOR® affords you, there's one element that must follow a firm schedule: your taxes.
 
RISMedia offers more on the Basics of Quarterly Taxes, online here
   
    
  
  
2017 Member Safety Report

  

   
 
NAR releases its 2017 Member Safety Report as we turn the calendar to September - REALTOR® Safety Month.

This new report contains the results of a survey of REALTORS® which asked about: 
  • How safe or unsafe they feel 
  • The root causes of any unsafe feelings 
  • Steps or procedures they follow to ensure safety 
  • What methods of self-defense they use
The goal of the report is to measure and understand the scope of the problem, so that real estate professionals can develop the resources, programs, and technologies they need to keep themselves safe.
 
 
Get your copy of the 2017 Member Safety Report, online here
  
   
    
  
  
Seller Rejects Buyer's Full-price Offer

  
 
 

Seller rejects Buyer's full price offer because a bidding war was expected.  Buyer, now, won't change the offer.  Does anyone have recourse?
 
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons, brings a legal perspective to the issue in an eight-minute video, online here: 
 
Seller Rejects Buyer's Full-price Offer 
Seller Rejects Buyer's Full-price Offer
 
   
    
  
  
14 Top-trending Real Estate Apps

  
 
     
Chances are you're a busy REALTOR® who relies on word of mouth or happenstance to learn about the latest and greatest apps.

If so, the RPR team is here for you.

Here are 14 top trending real estate apps that we believe will support your core business activities.

The list might even include apps for tasks or practices that you have yet to consider or procrastinated, concerned they are too expensive or too difficult to adopt.

Fear not, almost all of these apps are free or have upgrades starting at just $5 a month.


Read more online here.

  
  
  
Salute to the Trades

  
 
   
 
This Labor Day, stop and think for a moment about who builds your inventory - plumbers, electricians, bricklayers, framers, et. al.  Where would we be without them?    
 
   
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® proudly co-sponsors, with the Spokane Home Builders Association, this television spot, Salute to the Trades, to air on KXLY-TV leading up to and through the coming Labor Day holiday.  
 
It's our way of saying "thank you" to the men and women who work hard every day to build our future. 
 
Watch for the spot on your TV, or see it online here: 

 
 
Salute to the Trades
Salute to the Trades


 
    
  
  
ABR Classes 




 

The Yakima Association of REALTORS® shares word that it is hosting ABR classes there on September 6th and 7th.
 
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation.   
 
Learn more online here.  
 
 
 
 
 
See the event flyer (pictured above) online here.
 
   
 

 
 
     
 
   
WR Fall Business Conference

 


 
W ashington REALTORS® will hold its 2017 Fall Business Conference in Pasco, this year - September 20-22.

For more information on content, registration, and lodging, click here.

 
 
  
WR Fall Business Symposium

 
 


 
Washington REALTORS® will hold its 2017 Fall Business Symposium at the Conference Center Sea-Tac, this year - September 28th.
 
For more information on content, registration, and lodging, click here.


 
 
  
REALTOR® Safety Lunch & Learn

 
 
  
September is REALTOR ® Safety Month so we're bringing REALTOR ® safety to your lunch hour!

Join us for a Lunch and Learn on REALTOR ® safety with Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy David Morris at noon on Monday, September 25th, at the SAR.

Bring a colleague, bring your group, bring your office!

   
See the event flyer for more information, online here. 

 
 
  
2017 REALTOR® Education

CONTINUING 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

CLASS FULL!
 
Tuesday, September 5 - 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 
Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement


Tuesday, September 26 - 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


 
 
 
 
Thursday, September 21 - REALTOR® Safety: Empower Yourself - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
 
Come away with Ten Commandments for Real Estate Professional Safety and 10 Great Safety Habits.
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours  
 
 
   
 
 
 
Thursday, September 28 - Home Inspections from the Ground Up - with Matthew Pedersen.
 
Approved for REALTORS ®
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
 
7.5 clock hours 
 
 
  
 
 
The Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals
The Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals
 
 
Thursday, October 5 - The Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.
 
Check-in: 12:15 p.m.
Class: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
 
4.0 clock hours
 
 
 
   
 
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda
 
 
Friday, October 6 - Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda - with Sabrina Jones Schroeder.
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
at the SAR
 
6.0 clock hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, October 31 - Power of Strategy - know the options available and profit (1031 Exchange) - with Annamarie Kooning.
 
Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
2017 SAR Food Drive
NAR Call for Action!
Hirst Decision Conference Call
Revised SAR-ELA and SAR-BR
Basics of Quarterly Taxes
2017 Member Safety Report
Seller Rejects Buyer's Full-price Offer
14 Top-trending Real Estate Apps
Salute to the Trades
ABR Classes
WR Fall Business Conference
WR Fall Business Symposium
REALTOR® Safety Lunch & Learn
2017 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
REALTORS® Relief Foundation
Real Estate Radio
FSBO: Significantly Lower Profit
SAR Leadership Nominations are Open
WCR: REALTOR® Safety Event
WCR: Wellness Celebration and Rally
Member 2 Member
Education Forum
Education Excellence & Quarterly Meeting
SAR Christmas Party
Getting Started with RPR
ListHub Report for June
Market Activity Report - June
Member Roster Update


SAR CLOSED MONDAY

 
The SAR will be closed M onday, September 4th, to keep the Labor Day holiday.


 
 


SAR CALENDAR

 

Click on the calendar image below to see

the current SAR calendar showing dates and times

of classes, committees and events. 

 


REALTOR Relief Foundation

 
NAR photo
 
 
When major disaster strikes, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation has one goal: help families who have endured unimaginable loss.  
 
The REALTORS® Relief Foundation is currently coordinating efforts for relief in the gulf coast cities and in the greater Houston, Texas, area due to unprecedented flooding left by Hurricane Harvey.
 
 
Participate in the giving online here
 
 

    
  
  
Real Estate Radio

 
SAR photo

 
Real Estate Radio Host Ken Sax (right, above) and SAR Executive Vice President Rob Higgins (left, above) sit down to talk real estate on the radio.
 
Listen in on a good conversation about our current market statistics, trends in the local marketplace, and a mention of our coming Housing Summit.   
 
Hear the complete program online here.   
 

    
  
  
FSBO: Significantly Lower Profit

 
 
For-sale-by-owners (FSBO) tend to sell their homes for lower prices than homes sold through traditional agents via the MLS, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate, according to a new study by Collateral Analytics.
 
   
 
Read more in REALTOR® magazine, online here
 
 

    
  
  
SAR Leadership Nominations are Open 

 

 
 
DUE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
 
Nominations are open for directors to serve on your association board for 2018-2019.
   
There are five, two-year terms available on the board.

Nominees for directorships must be REALTOR® members who have served on a minimum of two (2) standing committees within the past seven (7) years or on one (1) standing committee within the past three (3) years. 

If a candidate has served on only one (1) standing committee within the past three (3) years that candidate must also attend two (2) Board of Directors meetings within the twelve (12) months prior to running for Director. 

Beginning in 2015, candidate committee attendance must be at a minimum of 80%, inclusive of excused absences, in order for service on said committee to be used to meet eligibility requirements. 

To place a name in nomination with the Nominating Committee, please complete the application, offered below.
 
You may FAX your completed form to the SAR at 324-8650, mail to:  SAR, 1924 N Ash, Spokane, WA 99205 or Email to Sharon@SpokaneRealtor.com by  Friday, September 22nd.     
 
If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Valerien at 232-0824 or Sharon Houston  at 326-9222.        

Thank you for participating in the leadership of your association!  
   
 

Download the 2018-2019 SAR Director nomination form (pictured above), online here.   


 

    
  
  
WCR: REALTOR® Safety Event

 
 


 

NEXT WEEK!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of
REALTORS® invites and encourages all SAR members and affiliates to attend its September event: The Key to Safety is in Your Hands.

Thursday, September 7th - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at Darcy's Restaurant in Spokane Valley.  

Guest speaker is Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Johnson with the department's Crime Prevention Unit.





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

September is REALTOR® Safety Month, a great time to refresh your safety aptitude and awareness!
 
  
  
  
WCR: Wellness Celebration and Rally 

 
 


 

EARLY BIRD TICKETS
SEPTEMBER 15th!

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of
REALTORS® will convene its popular (and 7th annual) Wellness Celebration and Rally on October 19th.
 
 Makeovers, runway show, luncheon, silent auction, raffle, vendor booths and more!   


 

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

 
  
  
  
Member 2 Member 

 
 
 
 

Spokane Mortgage Lenders Association (SMLA) invites all SAR members and affiliate members to its first annual Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, September 22nd:
 
 
 
 
 
See the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here
 
  
  
  
Education Forum

 
 
SAVE THE DATE!
October 3rd

 
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® is joining with Executive Women International and the Inland Northwest Business Travel Association to sponsor an Education Forum on Tuesday, October 3rdMastering Sales, Service & Prioritization.

Speaker Andy Masters will present on two topics:  How to Kiss Your Customer, and How to Stress Yourself Out, Be Late for Everything and Die Young.
 
See the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here
 


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
This event offers some exciting sponsorship oppor tunities.   
 
For information on these, see the event flyer (pictured at left), online here

 
 
  
Education Excellence & Quarterly Meeting

 
 
 
 
Thursday, November 9th
Centerplace Event Center 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
  
SAR Christmas Party 

 
            
 
This year's SAR Christmas Party will be held Thursday, December 7th - and you can register now! 
 
Early ticket registration is $25 through Friday, December 1st.  Afterwards tickets go up to $30.   
 
Our location this year is the beautiful Monroe Ballroom in the Lincoln Center.
 
Our event starts at 4:00 pm and goes until 8:00 pm.  
 
Come as you are straight from work or change into fancier clothes...it's up to you. Everyone loves to visit with one another and get caught up. Socialize, heavy appetizer type of foods, dancing, photo booth, great door prizes and a small silent auction will be available. Two No-Host Bars available with beer, wine and hard alcohol.
 
Registration is open now:
 
 
 
 
 
If you'd rather not enter your credit card information on a third-party website, registration is also set up on the SAR website.  Register under "meetings" as CHR17 Christmas Party.  The link to our portal is online here.
   
 
If you are an Affiliate Member and interested in sponsorship in our Christmas Party please call Stephanie Peterson, Windermere City Group, at 385-7039
 

   
Getting Started with RPR                    

 
 
           
Your access to Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) is included in your membership with the National Association of REALTORS ®
 
Find out how to access this powerful tool at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 10th.
 
In this free online workshop you will learn how to:
  • Set up your account and profile
  • Navigate the site to your advantage
  • Research properties, markets, neighborhoods, and schools
  • Create branded property, seller's, schools, and market activity reports, valuation workbooks and flyers
  • Tap into RPR's app for instant, on-the-go access
 
 
 
 
 
  

ListHub Report for June                        



     
     
See the June ListHub report, online here.
     
  

Market Activity Report - July       

   
    


The SAR Market Activity Report for July is now online.
 



See the latest full report - a member-exclusive product - and archived full reports - online here.



 
     
 
        

See the July 2017 Snapshot Report (pictured above) online here.

  

 

 

 

 

   



    

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

 

 

 

   

   

 

Member Roster Update  
 
 
Updated August 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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