Weekly Notices
September 8, 2017
2017 SAR Food Drive 


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 today (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 aired this past weekend.  If you missed it, or would like to hear it again, listen online here: 
Spokane Forum - September 3, 2017
Spokane Forum - September 3, 2017

NAR Call for Action! 

REALTOR Action Center

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.
SAR Endorses No on Prop. 2 Campaign

The SAR Board of Directors, at its September meeting this week, voted to endorse the No on Prop. 2 campaign, currently underway.  You may see the association's name and logo in its campaign literature. 
Prop 2 would make shipping coal or oil through Spokane via railroad a Class One civil infraction, subject to a penalty of $261 per railroad car.  The association holds its No on Prop.2 position for two reasons: 1) it would remove the railroad's quiet enjoyment of private property which has existed for more than 150 years; 2) it would force the transfer of contents from dozens of coal and oil tankers to  hundreds of trucks a day at each city border crossing in order to move a legal cargo through Spokane - or the elimination of much rail traffic through Spokane entirely.     
Proposition 2 will be on your November 7th General Election ballot, if you're a voter in the City of Spokane.
The association encourages your own discernment on the issue, of course, but recommends a "no" vote on Proposition 2.
See the No on Prop. 2 flyer (pictured above), online here.
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:
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. 

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
Presenting All Offers


Listing Broker refuses to present Buyer's offer because Buyer included a Form 22EF (evidence of funds addendum), but did not include the actual proof of Buyer's funds.  
Can Listing Broker refuse to present the offer on this basis?
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons shares her answer to this question in her latest five-minute video, online here: 

Presenting All Offers
Presenting All Offers
The Voice for Real Estate

REALTORS® stepped up with on-the-ground aid and contributions to the Realtors® Relief Foundation to help those in need after Harvey swept through Texas.  
Meanwhile, NAR continues to ask Congress to pass an extension of flood insurance.  
Safety and cyber scams continue to be issues for real estate professionals.  
And what's the latest in residential and commercial markets?
Watch the latest six-minute edition of The Voice for Real Estate, online here:
The Voice for Real Estate #74
The Voice for Real Estate #74
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.

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 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 13 - 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!
SAR Endorses No on Prop. 2 Campaign
Revised SAR-ELA and SAR-BR
REALTOR® Safety Lunch & Learn
2017 Member Safety Report
Presenting All Offers
The Voice for Real Estate
WR Fall Business Conference
WR Fall Business Symposium
2017 REALTOR® Education
REALTORS® Relief Foundation
SAR Leadership Nominations are Open
WCR: Wellness Celebration and Rally
Member 2 Member
Education Forum
Education Excellence & Quarterly Meeting
SAR Christmas Party
ListHub Report for June
Market Activity Report - June
Member Roster Update



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

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.

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: Wellness Celebration and Rally 




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 

Inland Professional Title invites all SAR members and guests to attend its Fifth Annual Customer Appreciation Tailgate Party on Thursday, September 14th

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

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

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

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


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  
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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