Weekly Notices
Friday, September 16, 2016

 
 
Nominations Due Next Week!
 

NOMINATIONS DUE NEXT WEEK!


Nominations for your 2017-2018 SAR leadership positions are due next Friday - September 23rd.
   
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 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 23rd.     
 
If you have questions, please contact Susie Luby at 455-8600 or Sharon Houston at 326-9222.        

Thank you for participating in the leadership of your association!  





Download the 2017-2018 SAR Director nomination form (pictured above), online here.







FIND Application for MLS Members
 
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TODAY!

 
FIND training is coming to Spokane!

Use the power of the FIND application to make research more efficient - save time so that you can focus on making money! 

The FIND application is a serious data tool that gives MLS members access to valuable REALTOR.COM data via an intuitive search engine and a property-centric national database. 

Roger Stewart, MLS Training & Communications Manager with REALTOR.COM, will be at the SAR office twice in September to present FREE training sessions.

Friday, September 16th - Basic FIND training
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the SAR


  

See the event flyer (pictured above), online here
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To register for a session, call the SAR at 326-9222 or click on the button below.



REALTOR ® Safety - Empower Yourself 
 


NEXT WEEK!

It's here - by popular demand and professional need - a new clock-hour class for REALTOR® safety!

Thursday, September 22nd, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at your SAR

Real estate professionals are in dangerous positions every day, young, old, man or woman.  You must equip yourself with basic safety concepts and habits.

Curriculum created and presented by Beale Luebben and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

You'll be glad you've taken this invaluable training opportunity!

See the class flyer (pictured above), online here.

 


Watch a personal welcome to the class from instructors Beale Luebben and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder, online here:


REALTOR Safety - Empower Yourself 
REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself


REALTOR.COM Results Summit
 

NEXT WEEK!

As a member of the Spokane MLS, you are invited to attend the first ever REALTOR.COM Results Summit at The Encore Resort in beautiful Las Vegas,
September 19-20, at a discounted rate!

Find out more about the Results Summit online here.

T o access this special offer, go here and click the green Tickets button in the top right and select the MLS VIP rate of $149.00 (full value is $399.00).

Also remember to book your room here to get the best rate available.

But hurry, this special offer expires August 28th!



SAR Food Drive - Thank you!                 


SAR photo


 
The SAR 2016 "Pack the Pantry" Food Drive wrapped up Friday, September 9th, with a great photo opportunity with a truckload of food for 2nd Harvest (see photo above)!

If you volunteered as part of our effort this year, thank you for your generous support of this annual event!

We'll report our final count of food and cash donations here in the Weekly Notices as soon as we have those numbers in hand.
  
 





If you'd like to make a cash donation - office or individual, now or any time - visit the event's Crowdrise page online here .

 


 


Legal Hotline: Marital Status 
 


NEW!


Your Was hington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney
Annie Fitzsimmons is back this week to answer another question from the Legal Hotline Mailbag:

In this week's Legal Hotline, Annie Fitzsimmons answers a question that gets asked quite frequently:  Is the buyer's marital status important in a purchase and sale agreement?

Watch now to find out how this important detail can make or break your transaction.


The five-minute video is online here:


Is Buyer's Marital Status Important?
Is Buyer's Marital Status Important?
 
   
  
 
 
Lunch & Learn: Home Warranty
 

 

Welcome to Lunch & Learn at your SAR:  What is a Home Warranty and How can it Help my Business?

Monday, November 7th, at your SAR.




See the event flyer with more information (pictured above), online here.
   



Lunch & Learn: Common Mistakes
 

 

Welcome to Lunch & Learn at your SAR:  Common Mistakes and Blunders on the Purchase and Sale Agreement.

Monday, November 14th, at your SAR.



See the event flyer with more information (pictured above), online here.
   



2016 REALTOR® Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION
 
Quality of Education 
through SAR/WR Education Instructors


Here is the latest class listing of your SAR - offering the best live and local continuing real estate education classes for 2016.

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.
 


IMPORTANT!

All REALTORS® must complete two-and-a-half hours of Code of Ethics training within each cycle.  The current cycle ends December 31, 2016

Can't remember if you've already taken the NAR Code of Ethics?  You can log in to your member portal page to verify your member profile or call us at the SAR: 326-9222.


 


Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals 
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals

NEXT WEEK!

Tuesday, September 20 - The Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.

NOTE: A Code of Ethics course is required as a condition of retaining your REALTOR® membership with NAR.  It must be repeated every four years.  The current cycle is January 1, 2013 thru Dec. 31, 2016.


Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the SAR

4.0 clock hours





Current Issues in Washington Real Estate 
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate

NEXT WEEK!

Tuesday, September 20 - Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate - with Sabrina Jones Schroeder.

NOTE: You must take this Core Curriculum class once every two years for your renewal.  

Registration: 1:00 p.m.
Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

3.0 clock hours




REALTOR Safety 
REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself

NEXT WEEK!

Thursday, September 22 - REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself - with Beale Luebben and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

ALL NEW CLASS - by popular demand and professional necessity!

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR

3.0 clock hours







P&S Agreement Addenda 
PSA Addenda

NEXT WEEK!

Thursday, September 22 - What else do we need? Purchase and Sale Agreement Addenda - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

Registration: Noon
Class: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

 


The Nekkid Truth 
The Nekkid Truth
 

Tuesday, October 4 - The Nekkid Truth: Six Principles of Building a Real Estate Business - with Linda Miller Sheets.
 
Congratulations!  You have your real estate license.  Now, what do you do with it?  This is a great opportunity to hear the nekkid truth about building your business. 

Registration: noon
Class: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

4.0 clock hours





 


 
 
 
In This Issue
Nominations Due Next Week!
FIND Application for MLS Members
REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself
REALTOR.COM Results Summit
SAR Food Drive - THANK YOU!
Legal Hotline: Marital Status
Lunch & Learn: Home Warranty
Lunch & Learn: Common Mistakes
2016 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
#RDOWNTOWNSPOKANE
REALTOR® Safety Month
Public Image Surges
Property Rights
Growth Management Act at 25
O'Quinn Event - NEXT WEEK!
Member 2 Member
WCR Wellness Celebration
ListHub Report for August
Market Activity Report - August
Member Roster Update
Suggestion Box

SAR CALENDAR

 

Click on the image below to see the current SAR calendar

showing dates and times of classes, committees and events. 

 
 

 

 

#RDOWNTOWNSPOKANE                




The #RDOWNTOWNSPOKANE campaign is off and running!  Launched by your SAR last week, the challenge was passed to the Spokane Homebuilders Association which encouraged its members to take on the initiative this week.

#RDOWNTOWNSPOKANE was launched in tandem with the Downtown Spokane Partnership to encourage various groups to patronize downtown businesses that are being negatively affected by ongoing road construction.


Tara Ostlind photo


Here is one of the many groups of SAR members who participated in the challenge this week (photo above).
 
Left to right, at a Women's Council of REALTORS® meeting at 24 Taps in downtown Spokane: Linda Freeman, Homesmart; Judy Flemmer, Exit RealEstate Professionals; Dianne Cromwell, Keller Williams; Kristy Hamby, Windermere Cornerstone; Cheri Daniels, Windermere Yakima; Jennifer Valerien, Re/Max Inland Empire; Azley Thorpe, Exit Real Estate Professionals; Tara Ostlind, Inland Professional Title; Tom Hormel, Re/Max Inland Empire.

The Homebuilders tell us they will challenge area Chambers of Commerce to take up the challenge next week.

Download the #RDOWNTOWNSPOKANE graphic (pictured above) for use in your social media and promotion of the event online here.

It's our downtown - R Downtown!



   
REALTOR® Safety Month                


September is REALTOR® Safety Month!

The House Hunt Network offers a great list of tips to keep you safe on the job with its  Top 10 Real Estate Agent Safety Tips (graphic below).  Get your copy here.








Want more REALTOR® safety resources?  See the National Association of REALTORS ® Field Guide to REALTOR® Safety, online here.


   
Public Image Surges                 



Real estate is looking good.  The business, that is.

The real estate industry's image, as calculated by pollster Gallup from a survey of 1,032 Americans, is now higher than the overall favorability of U.S. industries for the first time since 2006.

Read more in the Orange County Register, online here.

See the survey report on Gallup.com online here.


   
Property Rights                  



 
The Citizen's Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) is hosting a networking, education, and training event in Ellensburg, Washington, on Saturday, September 24th

The event, East meets West in Defense of Property Rights, will be held at the Central Washington University Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Elected officials and activists from all around Washington State will share their experiences, tactics, and strategies for restoring property rights, transparency, and government accountability in Washington State from the local government level all the way to the State Capitol in Olympia

There are a  variety of training sessions, seminars, videos, and panels being presented. 

Register online here.


   
Growth Management Act at 25                  




The Washington Research Council completed its report, The Growth Management Act at 25 Years, this summer.

From the Executive Summary:
 
Looking back on the 25 years since its full implementation, the GMA has been marked by an ambitious set of goals, often in seeming conflict with each other; unfulfilled promises by the state to financially aid local governments; and perhaps a too-idealistic notion of the potential of centralized
planning.




You'll want to read the Spokane County Case Study that begins on page 28.

Download your copy of the report (pictured above), online here.

   
O'Quinn Event                 



 
NEXT WEEK!

The members of your SAR Government Affairs Committee invite you to join them at a campaign event for its endorsed candidate, Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O'Quinn, on Thursday evening, September 22nd, at the Kendall Yards Welcome Center.

See the event flyer (pictured above) for details, online here.


   
Member 2 Member                  




The Spokane Homebuilders Association invite you to participate in its SHBA PAC Clay Shoot Friday, October 7th, at Spokane Gun Club.




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



NOTE: Member 2 Member is a member benefit of the Spokane Association of REALTORS®.

It is intended to announce a new product, service, location or affiliate event. If you are a member who wishes to share a message with your fellow members, please email it to Debbie at the SAR:

 

   
WCR Wellness Celebration                 


 
The Spokane-Eastern Washington chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS invites you to its sixth-annual 2016 Wellness Celebration and Rally - October 27th at the Spokane Convention Center.


See the event flyer (pictured above), online here


   

ListHub Report for August                       



     
See the August ListHub report, online here.
     
  

Market Activity Report - August

 
 


The SAR Market Activity Report for August is now online.
 


See the latest full report - and archived full reports - online here.

 

    
 
 
 
      

See the August 2016 Snapshot Report (pictured above) online here.

 

 

 

 

 

      

 


 

See the 2016 Year-to-date Snapshot report (pictured above) online here.

   

 

Member Roster Update 
 


  
Click here to view the latest Member Roster Update - listing new and resigned members and companies.


Click here to view the latest list of MLS Subscription Waivers - approved by the Board of Directors.  


   
Send a message to Angie at the SAR with any changes.  


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