Weekly Notices
Friday, September 9, 2016

SAR Food Drive - TODAY!                 

The SAR 2016 Food Drive wraps up today, September 9th!

If you volunteered yesterday, or will today, thank you for your generous support of this annual event!

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


See our event on the Second Harvest calendar, online here.

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


Share this event on your Facebook page, online here:


REALTOR® FUN NIGHT Tickets On Sale Now!


Welcome to the Spokane Association of REALTORS' ® BACK TO THE 80's REALTOR® FUN NIGHT presented by REALTOR.COM ®!

Thursday, September 15th at the Spokane Convention Center Centennial Ballroom.

-- Dress as your favorite 80's personality to enter the costume contest! --

SAR photo


This car - one of only about 6,000 existing DeLorean DMC-12 automobiles built between 1981-1983 - will be the centerpiece of our Back-to-the-80s-themed REALTOR® Fun Night in three weeks!

The DeLorean features several unique design elements, including gullwing doors, stainless steel skin, and a rear-mounted engine. A car just like this one was featured as the time machine in the Back to the Future movie trilogy in the 1980s.

This locally-owned car will be parked on the floor of the Centennial Ballroom at the Spokane Convention Center, spotlit and waiting for you to get your photo taken with it.

Download the REALTOR® Fun Night event flyer (pictured above), online here.

See the two-minute REALTOR® Fun Night promotional video online here:

REALTOR® Fun Night

Enjoy a rockin' 80's party featuring live entertainment by the renowned 80's cover band "The Spazmatics," games, prizes, photo box, popcorn, and costume contest.  Event admission includes a bodacious all-you-can-eat buffet, including pasta station, salad bar, cheese board, dessert raft, and one complimentary drink ticket (cash bar open all night).

Come celebrate a successful year of being a REALTOR ® - you've earned this! 

Invite a colleague or associate, bring a spouse or partner, include a friend or neighbor - the more the merrier!
TICKETS: $50 until September 5th / $65 after September 5th.

Get your tickets in-person at the SAR, online (see below), or on the phone: (509) 326-9222.

We gratefully acknowledge our REALTOR® Fun Night event sponsors:

REALTOR.COM® - Presenting sponsor

Washington Trust Bank - Photo box sponsor

Banner Bank - Costume contest sponsor

Opes Advisors - Games sponsor

Inland Professional Title - Drink ticket sponsor

Laura Wells - Popcorn sponsor

Envoy Mortgage - Dessert raft sponsor

Prime Closing & Home Warranty of America - DeLorean

WR Fall Business Conference
Washington REALTORS® will be holding its 2016 Fall Business Conference in Spokane!

The event will be September 14-16 at the historic  Davenport Hotel.  Online registration is open now where you can learn about the many events that will be happening as part of the conference - including our REALTOR® Fun Night!

Visit the conference website online here.

Washington REALTORS ® will be collecting donations for the Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County at its 2016 Fall Business Conference.  You are encouraged to please bring a cash donation or the following items for donation:
  • Ping Pong Paddles / Balls / Nets
  • Pool Cue Sticks / Pool Balls
  • Board Games / Electronic Games

FIND Application for MLS Members
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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.

Wednesday, September 14th - Basic FIND training
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the SAR

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

To register for a session, call the SAR at 326-9222 or click on the button below.

Legal Hotline: Selling a Condo 


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

Condominium Association has a set of CC&Rs that restrict children from occupancy in the property. The Condo is not senior housing compliant. Seller has an offer from a family with children. Association says "No". Can the seller sell to this family?

If you're discussing in an office setting, hit pause at 1:42 to discuss before hearing Annie's answer.

The four-minute video is online here:

Legal Hotline: Selling a Condo
Legal Hotline: Selling a Condo

Nominations are Open


Nominations are open for directors to serve on your association board for 2017-2018.
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.

REALTOR.COM Results Summit

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!

REALTOR ® Safety - Empower Yourself 

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

2016 REALTOR® 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.


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

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

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 - Empower Yourself

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

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
SAR Food Drive - TODAY!
WR Fall Business Conference - NEXT WEEK!
FIND Application for MLS Members - NEXT WEEK!
Legal Hotline: Selling a Condo - NEW!
Nominations are Open
REALTOR.COM Results Summit
REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself
2016 REALTOR® Education
Our Downtown - "R" Downtown - LUNCH DOWNTOWN TODAY!
REALTOR® Safety Month - NEW!
Weekend Events
WCR Fall Meeting and Social Event...NEXT WEEK!
YPN Night Out - NEXT WEEK!
O'Quinn Event
WCR Wellness Celebration
ListHub Report for August - NEW!
Market Activity Report - August
Member Roster Update - NEW!
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Click on the image below to see the current SAR calendar

showing dates and times of classes, committees and events. 




Our Downtown - "R" Downtown


Your SAR and the Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP) announced, this week, a new initiative to help downtown restaurants survive road construction along Lincoln and Monroe streets:  Our Downtown - "R" Downtown
The SAR encourages all REALTORS® and affiliate members of the association to have lunch downtown this week, September 6-9.

SAR photo
The Our Spokane - "R" Spokane initiative was announced at your regular monthly Board of Directors' meeting at Scratch restaurant in downtown Spokane on Wednesday (pictured above).  Scratch is one of the downtown restaurants in the middle of the construction zone.    

The Downtown Spokane Partnership has created a hashtag for the event.  You can display this on your mobile device, or print and bring a copy, when you and your lunch partner snap pictures of your downtown lunch  for your social media channels.

Download your #RDOWNTOWNSPOKANE sign (pictured above), online here

To continue the effort next week, we challenged the Spokane Homebuilders Association to encourage its members to lunch downtown the week of September 12-16

Following their week, the Homebuilders will challenge Spokane County and City government to encourage its employees to lunch downtown the week of September 19-23.  Professional organizations will continue to be challenged through the end of construction season this fall.  

Enjoy lunch downtown with a client or friend this week and support this initiative: it's Our Downtown - "R" Downtown! 

SAR photo

Your association received some good media coverage around the #RDOWNTOWNSPOKANE event this week - radio, television and print!

Thanks to SAR President-elect Jennifer Valerian for representing us in these interviews. 


KXLY-TV News4 at Five 


Live streamed podium audio of announcement 

See the news release from the Downtown Spokane Partnership that announced this event at the beginning of the week (pictured above), online here.

The Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP) has been a great partner with us on this project.  Next time you see DSP President Mark Richard or Marketing & Programming Manager Elizabeth Hooker, please say "thank you!"

Visit futurespokane.com for updates on construction projects.

REALTOR® Safety Month


September is REALTOR® Safety Month when we remind ourselves and our colleagues to keep safety  top-of-mind all year.

Well be sharing a variety of safety pieces here in the Weekly Notices all this month to support sharing the word on safety.

The National Association of REALTORS®, this week, released its 2016 Member Safety Report.

This 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.

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


Download NAR's Fall into Safety poster (pictured above) for sharing in your office, online here.
Weekend Events                 

The Spokane County Interstate Fair opens today (Friday) and continues through September 18th.  This year's theme is "jaw dropping."

See more details online here.

Spokane Preservation Advocates will be offering its 17th annual Historic Home Tour on Sunday, September 11th.  This year's event features six homes on Spokane's South Hill.

See more details online here.

The Friends of Manito Fall Plant Sale will be offering 400 types of perennials - many of them for as little as $5 - on Saturday, September 10th, in Manito Park near the Gaiser Conservatory (greenhouse).

See more details online here.

WCR Fall Meeting and Social Event                 


The Women's Council of REALTORS® Washington invites you to its 2016 Fall Meeting and Social Event on Tuesday, September 13th.

Several events will be going on most of the day.  This is a unique opportunity to network with WCR members from across the state during the WR Fall Business Conference!

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

YPN Night Out                 


The Spokane Young Professionals Network invites you to its YPN Night Out at Zola on Wednesday, September 14th.

Here are four reasons why you should go: free appetizers, door prizes, raffle, and cocktails!

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

O'Quinn Event                 

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.

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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