Weekly Notices
Friday, April 19, 2019
Open House Weekend  - NEXT WEEKEND! 
Download the event logo, pictured above, online here.    
Welcome to the ninth-annual Spokane REALTORS ® Open House Weekend - next weekend - to kick off the spring selling season and energize your client base!
Here's what you need to do to participate next weekend: 
Reserve your space in the official Spokane REALTORS ® Open House Weekend display ad in the Inlander newspaper. See group flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here. This is optional.    
Friday, APRIL 19th, by 4:00 p.m. 
Reserve your space in the official Spokane REALTORS Open House Weekend display ad in The Spokesman-Review newspaper. See group flyer (pictured above) for more information, online hereThis is optional. 
 List your open(s) on the official open house website of the Spokane Association of REALTORS ® - SpokaneOpen.com! This is mandatory - listings must appear on this website to be eligible for the contest. Drive clicks to your listing with a SpokaneOpen.com sign rider (pictured above), available at the SAR Friday, or Host Houses through the weekend. 
Download the contest entry form (pictured above) online here - or pick up pre-printed entry forms at the SAR or one of our Host Houses through the weekend. These are two-up on a page, so must be cut in half to create two entry forms from each sheet of paper. 
One Grand Prize winner will be drawn from all eligible entries.
That person will win a $500 VISA gift card!
The listing agent of the property from which the Grand Prize winner is drawn, will win a $250 VISA Gift Card!
Five Broker Participation Prizes will be drawn for $50  each.
All winners will be drawn and announced at the SAR Board of Directors' meeting on May 1st.  
Pick up REALTOR ® balloons (pictured above) and sign riders at the SAR until close-of-business Friday (4:30 p.m.), or at any of the Host Houses through the weekend. This is optional.   
We'll have two Host Houses, this year, to serve as event entry points for the public and media, as well as supply stations for SAR broker members - stocked with REALTOR ® balloons, pre-printed contest entry forms, and sign riders - remember, the SAR will be closed over the weekend: 
875 E Hartson, R.H. Cooke  - listed by broker Lee Ann Simon at 509-413-8946
10017 E  Richland, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson - listed by broker Brie Marquez at 509-710-9593
We are delighted to have two sponsors to our Spokane REALTORS ® Open House Weekend event this year:    
Learn more about this exclusive builder sponsor online here.
 And . . .  
Learn more about this exclusive lender sponsor online here

Friday, April 26th 
Join your colleagues at an Open House Weekend pre-function on Friday, April 26th, from 3-6 p.m. at the Tamarack Public House.
It's going to be a Spring Selling Season Kickoff Party and a place to get your REALTOR ® balloons, sign riders, and pre-printed contest entry forms for Open House Weekend. 
This event is generously sponsored by Willamette Valley Bank
Download the event flyer (pictured above), online here
2019 SAR REALTOR® Awards: Nominations 
Friday, April 19TH  
The names to be engraved on the SAR's 2019 REALTOR ® Awards rest in your hands.
Members will decide who will be our
2019 REALTOR ® of the Year
Steve Flinn REALTOR ® Achievement
REALTOR ® Community Service
Affiliate of the Year
Partner of the Year
Spokane's Citizen of the Year
Make your nominations known by Friday, April 19th, to be counted in helping to decide this year's awards.
Winners will be announced at the 2019 SAR REALTOR ® Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8th, at Ruby River Hotel (formerly Red Lion River Inn - where we were last year).
Download the 2019 SAR Award Nomination form (pictured above), online here


Legacy of Service Award 


Your SAR is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Legacy of Service Award.
This award is created as a "Lifetime Achievement" award to honor those REALTOR® members who are respected in our profession by colleagues and serve our profession through various Association committees.
Additionally, this award honors those who spend the majority of their years as active REALTORS® mentoring newer members, helping to define regulations within our field, all the while giving back to the community.
Nominations are due Friday, April 26th. 
The 2019 SAR Legacy of Service Award will be presented at the SAR Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8th

Download the information/nomination document (pictured above), online here.
WR: Legal Symposium 

Thursday, May 30th

The Washington REALTOR® Legal Symposium features SIX real estate attorneys from around the state.  
This event sells out so we've moved it to an even bigger venue in SeaTac. REALTORS® and real estate licensees from all over the state, join us for a day of real estate legal education focused on current trends and issues. 7.5 CE, parking, and lunch are included.

WR Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons
Justin Haag, General Counsel for the NWMLS
Mark Schedler, Williams Kastner
Hunter Jeffers, Stoel Rives
Chris Osborn, Stoel Rives
David Daniel, Demco Law Firm


2019 SAR Awards Luncheon 

Wednesday, May 8th
Noon - 1:30 p.m. 

You are invited to the 2019 Spokane Association of REALTORS® Awards Luncheon - Wednesday, May 8th, at the Ruby River Hotel!
Come honor the 2019 award recipients: REALTOR® of the Year, Steve Flinn REALTOR® Achievement, REALTOR® Community Service, Affiliate of the Year, Partner of the Year, and Citizen of the Year.
The winners of this year's 3rd Grade Poster/Essay Contest on the theme "what my home means to me" will also be announced. 
Download the event flyer (pictured above) with more information, online here
CE Classes in Pullman 

Two Classes, One Day!
Tuesday, April 30th 

The Whitman County Association of REALTORS® extends a warm invitation to all SAR members to participate in two upcoming continuing education classes on the same day - Tuesday, April 30th:
Professional Standards Express (4.0 clock hours) and When Article 12 Meets Social Media (3.5 clock hours) - take either or both!
Save $5 with the early-bird rate through April 19th! 
Download the event flyer (pictured above) with more information, online here
2019 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 2019.

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 Tami at the SAR if you have any questions about these classes or your license education requirements, by phone at 326-9222 or by email.
Monday, April 22 - TransactionDesk: Basic Sale/Listing Creation - with Eric Johnson.
Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success 
This is the class you need to take
if you are a new REALTOR® 
Tuesday, April 23 - Code of Ethics: Standards for Success - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
7.5 clock hours 

Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals 
This is the class you need to take
if you are a renewing REALTOR®   
Thursday, April 25 - Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 to 12:30 p.m.
at the SAR
4.0 clock hours
Sabrina Jones-Schroeder - Purchase and Sale Agreements instructor 
Purchase and Sale Agreement
Thursday, May 9 - Purchase & Sale Agreement- with Sabrina Jones Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
at the SAR
7.5 clock hours 
Friday, May 10th - Transaction Desk - with Eric Johnson.
Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours 
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success  
This is the class you need to take
if you are a new REALTOR®  
Tuesday, May 14 - 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
What else do we need - Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda 
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda
This is the class so many have been asking for!  
Tuesday, May 21 - Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda - with Sabrina Jones Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 to 3:30 p.m.
at the SAR
6.0 clock hours 
In This Issue
Open House Weekend - NEXT WEEKEND!
2019 SAR REALTOR® Awards: Nominations
Legacy of Service Award
WR: Legal Symposium
2019 SAR Awards Luncheon
CE Classes in Pullman
2019 REALTOR® Education
SAR Governmental Affairs Brief
April is Fair Housing Month
Legal Hotline: Signature Blocks
RPR® Reports
Free REALTOR® Safety Webinar
Spokane Home Builders Event
Member Roster Update - April
Market Activity Report - March

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
SAR Governmental Affairs Brief 
Washington Lawmakers Pass Key Housing Bills
Condo liability reform, short-term lodging tax, tenant protection, working forest disclosure, GMA minimum density, and tiny homes pass both House and Senate.
For the latest update on bills that affect REALTORS®, check out the latest SAR Governmental Affairs Brief online here.   
SAR photo
Spokane Mayor David Condon (pictured above) was the guest speaker at the SAR Governmental Affairs Committee April meeting, this week.
Mayor Condon spoke about the state of the city and referenced the city's new Joint Administration-Council Six-year Strategic Plan which includes a particular focus on housing.
Read the plan details online here.   
Washington REALTORS® helped kill a legislative proposal that would have prohibited commercial practitioners from engaging in dual agency transactions.
The bill sought to define conflicts of interest that would prevent commercial agents from serving in a dual agency capacity.  
WR argued that lawmakers should not interfere in real estate pros' client relationships.   
Read more in REALTOR ® magazine, online here
April is Fair Housing Month 

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), last year, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, historic legislation that established this nation's commitment to equal housing opportunities.
While significant progress has been made since 1968, there's more work to be done.  
As a nation, we are continually improving our commitment to fair housing.  
April may be Fair Housing Month, but we need to raise awareness and take action every day of the year.  
As a broker, you play a vital role in keeping fair housing front and center, starting with new-agent training.  
Make fair housing a topic of discussion in your brokerage and a focus for specific activities throughout the year.
Watch NAR's new one-minute video, The Future of Fair Housing: It's Our Story to Write, online here:  
Download the special Fair Housing insert to the Black Lens newspaper (pictured above) - a project of your Governmental Affairs Committee's Fair Housing Sub-committee - online here.  
Hard copies of this Fair Housing insert - in quantities to share with your clients - are available at the SAR. 
Legal Hotline: Signature Blocks   

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons explains the importance of signature blocks, especially when it comes to agreements signed by entities buying & selling property or people signing for property on behalf of another.
See Annie's latest Legal Hotline video (12-minutes long) online here: 
Signature Blocks
Signature Blocks

RPR ® Reports  
In a fiercely competitive real estate market, it's important to do everything you can to stand out.  
Meeting your clients when and how they prefer, with extra special touches, could serve as your tipping point.
Here are three simple, creative ways to deliver your next RPR report that will definitely distinguish your services as unique.
Free REALTOR ® Safety Webinar 

Tuesday, April 23rd
11 a.m.

Webinar: Harness Your Mental Strength

Harness Your Mental Strength is a free REALTOR® Safety webinar from the National Association of REALTORS®.  
Hear from Danielle Martin, Founder and Ambassador of True Boundaries, as she promotes personal protection, confidence building, and empowerment.
Spokane Home Builders Event 

Thursday, May 9th
3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

All SAR members are invited to join the Spokane Home Builders Association's annual Scotch and Cigars Legislative Reception and Networking Event with local elected representatives. 
See the event flyer, pictured above, online here
Member Roster Update - April 

Updated for April

Click here to view the latest Member Roster Update - approved by the Board of Directors.

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

Market Activity Report - March     

Market Activity Reports  
Updated for March
The SAR Market Activity Report for MARCH is now online.
See the latest full report - a member-exclusive product
- and archived full reports, online here .

See the MARCH 2019 Market Snapshot Report
(pictured above)   online here.

See the 2019 YEAR-TO-DATE Market Snapshot Report (pictured above),   online here.

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