Weekly Notices
Friday, December 13, 2019
 
2020 SAR Installation Luncheon 
   
 
 
 
Thursday, January 9th!

It's time for your association's annual renewal ritual with the 2020 SAR Leadership Installation of Officers and Member Luncheon on Thursday, January 9th!
 
NEW LOCATION: DAVENPORT GRAND HOTEL 
 
Join your colleagues and friends as we say thank you to Gina Mosey for her service to the association as immediate past president and install Tom Clark as our association's 2020 president - our 109th president in association history. 
 
Download the event flyer for this event (pictured above), online here. 
 



 
NAR FRAUDULENT TEXT ALERT! 
  
 
   
Members of the National Association of REALTORS® have reported receiving phone calls and text messages from the number 800-874-6500.  
 
This is the toll-free phone number for the National Association of REALTORS®; however, communications from NAR do not originate from this number. 
 
Please share this message and be vigilant in protecting your personal information.  
 
If you receive requests via phone or text originating from 800-874-6500, do not respond.  
 
If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a communication or request, please hang up and contact our Member Support team by dialing 800-874-6500 directly or email:  ContactNAR@nar.realtor.  
 
You can also access Live Chat through nar.realtor's Contact Us page. 
 
 
 
 
Low Inventory, Rising Prices
   
 
 
 
 

Although home sales dropped in November from a year ago, it remains a seller's market in Spokane County with low inventory and rising prices.
 
County home sales were down 7.7% last month compared with November 2018, according to data from the Spokane Association of Realtors.
 
 
 
Read the entire article in Tuesday's edition of The Spokesman-Review, online here
 
 
 


 
Best Areas for Startup Growth 
  
 
   
Inc. magazine just named Spokane to its list of 50 best areas for startup growth!
 
The magazine says: 
 
Logistics and manufacturing companies thrive in Spokane, where costs are low and the Pacific Northwest's largest cities are all a few hours' drive away.  
 
It's also still remarkably affordable, which tends to serve as an added inducement for transplants.   
 
 
Home Sale Contingency Week 
 
 
 
   
Washington REALTORS® uploaded five videos on its YouTube channel, last week - a full five episodes of its epically-popular Legal Hotline series - about one of the most difficult and form-intensive parts of a real estate transaction: Home Sale Contingency
 
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons and Spokane Broker and Instructor Ken Sax discuss the forms involved and the strategies for both the Buyer Representative and the Seller Representative.  
 
 
Here is Part 1 on Theory - 11-minutes:  
   
 
Home Sale Contingency Week, Part 1: Theory 
Home Sale Contingency Week, Part 1: Theory
   

 
 
 
 
Watch all of the segments in this video series on the Washington REALTORS® YouTube channel, online here.
 

 
2020 WR Legislative Day 




January 22-23!
 
 
 
REGISTER NOW for the 2020 Washington REALTORS® Legislative Day in Olympia - January 22-23, next year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington REALTOR® CEO Steve Francks and Government Affairs Director Nathan Gorton give us a sneak preview of the upcoming Legislative Session, REALTOR® priorities and how members can participate in this annual event.   
 
Watch their five-minute video online here:  


 
Legislative Update
Legislative Update
 
 


The Washington REALTORS® Legislative Day is a long-standing tradition among broker members in Washington state.
 
In 2019, the REALTOR® message was "Unlock the Door for Affordable Home Ownership!"  
 

WR photo
 
 
SAR members joined member colleagues from across the state to deliver that message to the steps of the Capitol building (photo above) and directly to elected Members in face-to-face meetings with every Spokane-area legislator.  
   
The Washington REALTORS® Legislative Day, or "Hill Day." is a chance for you to take the voice of Washington REALTORS® directly to lawmakers in our state capital as they begin their session as we did last year. 
 
"Why should I go?"  
 
Listen to the answer from a Spokane member broker who once asked that question, in this two-minute video:

 
 
Washington REALTORS® Legislative Day - You should go! 
Washington REALTORS® Legislative Day
You should go!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keep in touch with the SAR around the upcoming 2020 Legislative Day online here.
 

 
 
Open Enrollment Ends December 15th 
 


DEADLINE
THIS WEEKEND!


Don't miss the deadline.
 
Get your Major Medical enrollment done.
 
 
Open Enrollment ends Sunday, December 15th.
 
Our 3-step process is Smart and Simple:
 
1.  Click on the "GO!" button below
 
2.  Enter your basic demographic information including your 2020 household estimated income
 
3.  View your quote AND make sure to click on "View all available plans" to see your potential supplemental coverage options
 
   
 
 
 






Code of Ethics Webinar 


FREE!
 
 
The SAR purchased the Webinar on National Real Estate Ethics Day June 27, 2019, in support of REALTORS® Relief Foundation.  
 
Proceeds from this event will help families who have endured unimaginable loss.
 
We offer each office access to the Webinar to show in your office at no charge through December 31, 2019.
 
This class will not include clock hours, however it will count towards NAR Code of Ethics requirement.
 
If you offer this class in your office, you will need to send Tami your sign in sheet from the class, so she can record it on the NAR website.
 
If you would like additional information, please email Tami @ tami@spokanerealtor.com or call 326-9222
 





 
RPR's Most Popular 2019 Additions 




 
It's hard to believe, but 2019 is almost in the rearview.  
 
It's time to look back, reflect and review all the key enhancements that RPR released throughout the year.
 
In a focused effort to help REALTORS ® "wow" their clients and close more deals, RPR launched various platform and app upgrades throughout 2019.  
 
Each one designed to position you at the center of every transaction, and to help your business grow and flourish.
 
 
   
 
 
Read the 2019 RPR Wrap-up on the four major additions that can help you make an even bigger difference to your clients, online here.  
 
 
 
  
 
 





 
2019 REALTOR® Education

CONTINUING 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.
  
 
 

 
   
 
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate
 
 
NEXT WEEK!
Mandatory Core Curriculum 
 
Tuesday, December 17 - Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
 
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours
 
 
 
   
 
Home Warranties in Real Estate Transactions 
Home Warranties in Real Estate Transactions
 
 
NEXT WEEK!
Complimentary lunch included! 
 
Thursday, December 19 - Home Warranties in Real Estate Transactions - with Russel Frans.
 
Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
 
 
FOR NEW BROKERS
 
Tuesday, January 7 - 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
 
 
 
 
Monday, January 13 - Transaction Desk - with Eric Johnson.
 
Registration: 8:45 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours  
 
 
 
 
 
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals
 
 
FOR RENEWING BROKERS 
 
Tuesday, January 14 - Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the SAR
 
4.0 clock hours  
 
 
 
 
   
 
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement
 
 
 
Thursday, January 30 - 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
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
2020 SAR Installation Luncheon
NAR FRAUDULENT TEXT ALERT!
Low Inventory, Rising Prices
Best Areas for Startup Growth
Home Sale Contingency Week
2020 WR Legislative Day
Open Enrollment Ends December 15th
Code of Ethics Webinar - FREE!
RPR's Most Popular 2019 Additions
2019 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
SAR Closed Mid-Day Monday
2020 First Quarter MLS Fees Due
2020 SAR Dues Due
Broker Load of Closed Sales in Paragon
Committee Service Tumbler
REALTOR® Merch!
Retirement Party for Kathi Colvin
Member Roster Update - December
Market Activity Report - November

SAR CALENDAR
 
Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
SAR Closed Mid-Day Monday  

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SAR photo
 
   
 
The SAR will be closed on Monday, December 16th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for an offsite staff meeting.
 
 
 
 


 
2020 First Quarter MLS Fees Due  

 
     
2020 First Quarter MLS fees have been posted to the SAR member portal.   
    
 
 
 
Click on the button above to pay yours now.   
 
This is due by December 30, 2019.
 
 
Please contact Brenda, SAR bookkeeper and membership administrator, if you have a question about your fees by email here or contact her by phone at 326-9222.

Thank you for your prompt payment and for being a valued member of your SAR!
 
 
 
 
 


 
2020 SAR Dues Due 

     
Your 2020 SAR annual dues are due January 1st, 2020.

You should have received an email regarding this.    
 
If you did not receive this email, please call the SAR at 326-9222 or continue with the online payment process here. 
 
To pay your 2020 SAR annual dues online, click on the graphic below, which will bring up the login screen for the SAR member portal:  
 
 
 
 
Once online, use the Review and Pay Balance section to make your payment online.    
 
Alternately, you may retrieve an invoice while online to pay by mail, or you may pay in person at the SAR, 1924 North Ash Street.
 
Thank you for your continuing membership in your SAR! 
 
 
 
 


 
Broker Load of Closed Sales in Paragon
  
   
Beginning on Monday, January 6, 2020, closed sales can be reported directly in the Paragon system by staff and brokers
with listing input access.
  • Closed sales must be reported by the next business day after recording.
  • FSBO sales must still be sent to the SAR/MLS for closed sales reporting.
  • Duplicate listings may only be reported once. Send an email to the SAR/MLS and the SAR/MLS staff will remove the duplicate listing from the system.
  • Closed sales may still be emailed or faxed to the SAR/MLS office to be input at no charge.
  • Closed Sales must continue to be reported by 10 a.m. on the first working day of the month to ensure that they are included in the monthly statistical reports. (For example, all January 2020 sales must be reported by 10 a.m. on February 3, 2020 to be included in the January numbers.)
 
 
 
Committee Service Tumbler 

SAR photo

 
If you served on an SAR committee this year (2019) please be sure to pick up a tumbler (pictured above) on your next visit to the SAR if you didn't get one at your last committee meeting of the year.
 
The handy-sized tumbler will keep hot beverages hot, cold beverages cold, or hold your pens/pencils on your desk in fine style. 
 
This is a gift of your SAR Board of Directors to acknowledge the hundreds of volunteer hours so many Members cheerfully give to keep the SAR running smoothly all year.
 
Founded in 1911, the Spokane Association of REALTORS® is recognized locally and state-wide as one of the top local REALTOR® associations in the Pacific Northwest - thanks to its terrific Members and staff.
 
If you served on a committee this year, THANK YOU - and remember to come in and pick up your tumbler!   






 
REALTOR® Merch!  
 


 
   
If you're looking for a place to find REALTOR®-branded gifts and industry-related items for your team members or yourself - such as the license plate frame shown above - two online stores specialize in REALTOR® merchandise.
 
Visit each with a click, below:   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Retirement Party for Kathi Colvin 
 


 
   
 
All SAR members and friends are welcome to attend a retirement party for Kathi Colvin (pictured) of Dezda Finn Properties.  
 
 
 
 
 

THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday, December 14th
 
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Revel Spokane  
16807 E Mission Pkwy
Spokane Valley
 
 
 
   
 
 




Member Roster Update - December
 


Updated for December

Click here to view the latest Member Roster Update (pictured above) - approved by the Board of Directors at its December meeting.

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





Market Activity Report - November   
         

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




See the November 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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