Weekly Notices
Friday, December 18, 2020
The SAR Offices are open by appointment only, under government order, through at least January 4th. Please call in advance so arrangements can be made to accommodate your request.
(509) 326-9222
2021 SAR Dues Due 
Your 2021 SAR annual dues are due January 1st, 2021.
You should have receive 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 2021 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 send to 1924 North Ash Street, Spokane WA 99205.
Thank you for your continuing membership in your SAR!  
2021 First Quarter MLS Fees Due 
Your SAR Board of Directors approved, at its December 9th meeting,  a $2.00 per month increase on MLS fees for 2021.  
This will assist in meeting the increased costs of operating SAR's MLS.  
The last increase in MLS fees was six years ago.
1st Quarter MLS Fees for 2021 have been invoiced and posted to the SAR Member Portal.   
Payment must be received on or before January 15, 2021.
To pay your 1st Quarter MLS Fees online, click on the button above, or go to the MLS Dashboard and click on the SAR Payments icon.   
When paying online, please do not combine your Annual SAR Dues with your Quarterly MLS Fees.   
These must be paid separately.
Governor Inslee, last week, announced a three week extension through January 4th of the November 16th restrictions put in place to curb the surge in new COVID-19 cases.

As a reminder, these restrictions impact real estate in the following ways: 

  • All real estate open houses are suspended.
  • Professional services should work from home. If you are unable to work from home, those services will be limited to 25% of building occupancy and closed to the general public.
  • Please note that private home showings are still permitted by appointment with no more than five (5) people, in addition to the broker, on site with strict social distancing.
To be clear, real estate is still in business.  
REALTORS® have proven that we can conduct business safely and effectively under these guidelines.  
SAR Membership Survey Winners
The SAR congratulates these members, drawn from all members who completed the recent Membership Survey!
  1. Local SAR Dues paid - Marc Nilson, Keller Williams Spokane - Main
  2. $100 VISA Card - John Bos, John M. Bos Res. Appraisal
  3. $100 VISA Card - Theresa Malarkey, Live Real Estate, LLC
  4. $50 VISA Card - Tara Michielli, Gifts with an Edge
  5. $50 VISA Card - Mike Offield, Windermere Valley
  6. $50 VISA Card - Michelle Eyraud-Mendez, Keller Williams Spokane - Main
  7. $50 VISA Card - Kelsey McKay, Windermere Cornerstone
The participation of so many members is greatly appreciated and will add value to the reports now being presented to the Membership Committee and SAR Board of Directors.

2021 SAR Leadership Installation

2021 Installation Virtual Ceremony
Thursday, January 7th
10 a.m. 
Join your colleagues and friends as we say "thank you" to Tom Clark for his service to the association as immediate past president and install Eric Johnson as our association's 2021 president - our 110th president in association history.
Of course, this event will be convened live via Zoom; credentials will be shared with all who register. 
The event will also feature installation of the 2021 Spokane Association of REALTORS® officers and directors, 2021 Spokane-Eastern Washington Chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR) officers and directors, and 2021 Young Professionals Network (YPN) officers and directors.
We hope you'll make time in your busy schedule to help support our 2021 installation; our new president's 2021 message will be a great way to start the year!
We will be doing three drawings at the end of the meeting - must be present (still connected) to win
$50, $100 or $150! To be entered into the drawing you MUST preregister by Tuesday Jan 5th, 2021

NAR: First Time Buyer 

The National Association of REALTORS® is filling the gap with a new, fun, and informative eight-part series. First-Time Buyer will show how REALTORS® work with clients to overcome potentially deal-breaking problems that can crop up at any stage of the search and transaction.

See firsthand what first-timers face, and how relying on a REALTOR®'s expertise helps them prep for the unexpected and make sure this milestone decision is made with confidence.
Jump right in and watch episode one online here
RPR: Making the Most During COVID-19 


2020 has been a challenging year for REALTORS®.

COVID-19 affected every aspect of our lives, including your real estate business.

Here we share a few tips and tricks to help ensure you can successfully navigate the virtual landscape.

Sharing RPR reports on social media, checking in on past clients, and conducting virtual open houses are just a few tips we will share with you.

Check 'em all out online here.

SAR Professional Development 

SAR Professional Development 
Please be in touch with Tami at the SAR if you have any questions about classes or your license education requirements, by phone at 326-9222 or by email.
First Classes of 2021! 
Purchase & Sale  
Monday, January 11th
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday, January 14th
8:30 a.m. - noon
via Zoom   
7.5 clock hours 
Must be present both days.  

This mandatory 7.5 hr course will include: An introduction and discussion of intentions, goals and purposes in properly completing the new Purchase & Sale Agreement; the deposit, parties and property; financing and the financing contingencies, title insurance and transfer and inspections; representations and disclosure; and remaining provisions.This class must be taken once every four years. This mandatory course will include: An introduction and discussion of intentions, goals and purposes in properly completing the new Purchase & Sale Agreement; the deposit, parties and property; financing and the financing contingencies, title insurance and transfer and inspections; representations and disclosure; and remaining provisions.This class must be taken once every four years.



Success Basics for Landlords & Property Managers
Wednesday, January 13th
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
via Zoom  
3.0 clock hours 

This course is divided into three distinct sessions: (1) Landlord-Tenant Law (including SB5600), (2) Forms, Notices & other documents (3) Practical, Real-World Best Practices. Come receive a comprehensive overview of how to property navigate the legal, practical and technical landscapes within this housing segment with Eric Bessett.
100 Days to Greatness® 
Buffini & Company
First course: January 11th 
Your SAR Professional Development committee wants you to know about a great training opportunity coming your way in January: 100 Days to Greatness® presented by Buffini & Company. 
Buffini & Company 100 Days to Greatness program, a new agent training program, provides a step-by-step approach to building your business.  
The program will help set the foundation for a professional career that will withstand the test of time and get you quickly on the road to building a successful real estate business.  
The program is also helpful for those looking to build greater traction in their career.
This program is offered through the NAR REALTOR® Benefits Program.
Read more about this opportunity and register online here
In This Issue
2021 SAR Dues Due
2021 First Quarter MLS Fees Due
Three Week Extension
SAR Membership Survey Winners
2021 SAR Leadership Installation
NAR: First Time Buyer
RPR: Making the Most During COVID-19
SAR Professional Development
100 Days to Greatness®
Holiday Closures
SAR Member Roster Update - November
SAR Market Activity Report - November

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees, and events. 
Holiday Closures  
Tucker Corporation Christmas card, 1947
All Spokane City and County offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th (Christmas Day).
Your SAR will close at noon on Thursday, December 24th, and remain closed on Friday, December 25th.    
Your staff wishes you comfort and joy wherever you call home for the holidays. 
SAR Member Roster Update - November

Updated for November 
 Click here to view the latest Member Roster Update (pictured above) - approved by the SAR Board of Directors at its most recent meeting.
Send a message to Brenda at the SAR with any changes.  

SAR 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 2020 Market Snapshot Report
(pictured above) online here.

See the 2020 Year to Date Market Snapshot Report (pictured above),  online here.

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