Weekly Notices
September 22, 2017
Spokane Sales Education Forum

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 (photo, left) 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
Andy has recorded a special invitation for you to join him October 3rd in Spokane!  Watch the two-minute video online here: 

Andy Masters in Spokane!
Andy Masters in Spokane!

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

REALTOR® Safety Lunch & Learn

Monday, September 25th
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. 

Anatomy of a Successful 1031 Exchange

Two veteran real estate practitioners - one a fellow member from Sandpoint, Idaho - will share their experiences structuring tax-deferred 1031 like-kind exchanges that worked well for their clients and answer questions about what makes a good exchange transaction.
The Facebook Live event will happen Thursday, September 28th, at 11 a.m. Spokane time.  
Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, broker-owner of Saunders Real Estate in Lakeland, Fla., and Raphael Barta, associate at Century 21 RiverStone in Sandpoint, Idaho, will join Jean Maday, NAR director of commercial real estate development and services, to walk you through well-structured 1031 exchanges.  
NAR's point person on tax policy, Evan Liddiard, will be on hand to talk and answer questions about tax reform proposals in Washington that could impact 1031 exchanges.
Non-refundable Earnest Money

Buyer has made an offer with a very large, non-refundable earnest money.

The earnest money is in excess of 5% of the purchase price.

If Buyer fails to close the transaction will Seller be allowed to keep that entire earnest money?
See Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons' answer to this question in a nine-minute video, online here: 
Can Seller Keep Non-refundable Earnest Money in Excess of 5% Purchase Price? 
Can Seller Keep Non-refundable Earnest Money in Excess of 5% Purchase Price?
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.
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.

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 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
Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum
Tuesday, October 10 - Core Curriculum - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours
The Nekkid Truth - Six Principles for Building a Real Estate Business for a Fulfilling Real Estate Career
The Nekkid Truth
Six Principles for Building a Real Estate Business
for a Fulfilling Real Estate Career
Wednesday, October 11 - The "Nekkid" Truth: Six Principles of Building a Real Estate Business - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: noon
Class: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the SAR
4.0 clock hours 
Friday, October 13 - Power of Strategy - know the options available and profit (1031 Exchange) - with Annamarie Kooning, Northwest Division Manager with Asset Preservation, Inc..
Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours
In This Issue
Spokane Sales Education Forum
REALTOR® Safety Lunch & Learn
Anatomy of a Successful 1031 Exchange
Non-refundable Earnest Money
Education Excellence & Quarterly Meeting
2017 REALTOR® Education
SAR Leadership Nominations are Open
Fourth Quarter MLS Fees Due
Development Factors Map
WCR: Wellness Celebration and Rally
ListHub Report for June
Market Activity Report - June
Member Roster Update - September - NEW!



Click on the calendar image below to see

the current SAR calendar showing dates and times

of classes, committees and events. 

Friday, September 29th
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the SAR
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SAR Leadership Nominations are Open 

Nominations are open for directors to serve on your association board for 2018-2019.
There are five, two-year terms available on the board.  
2017 SAR President Jennifer Valerien offers her personal invitation to step up to association leadership next year in this one-minute video:   
Step up for 2018 association leadership!
Step up for 2018 association leadership!
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.   


Fourth Quarter MLS Fees Due 


Fourth Quarter MLS fees have been posted to the SAR member portal.   
Your payment is due by September 30th.  
Click here to pay online now: 
Please email Brenda at the SAR if you have a question about your fees or contact her by phone at 326-9222.

Thank you! 
Development Factors Map

The City of Spokane invites the public to test its beta Development Factors map application.

To respond to constant change, community policies define how and where different types of building activity may occur. 

This map tool helps citizens understand where new development could occur throughout the city based on existing information. 

The map shows when a property is likely vacant, within economic incentive areas, or near amenities like existing streets, water mains, parks, grocery stores, and frequent transit routes.

By aggregating all of this information in one location, the mapping application helps people identify parcels with development potential.

Learn more online here.
WCR: October Event

Come to the October Women's Council of REALTORS® event on Thursday, October 5th, to learn about "Projects Transforming the City of Spokane."
 Download the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here
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.


ListHub Report for June                        

See the June ListHub report, online here.

Market Activity Report - August        


The SAR Market Activity Report for August is now online.

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


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








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







Member Roster Update - September   
Updated September 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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