Weekly Notices
Friday, December 27, 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!
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. 

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.)
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 Spokane broker member Judy Flemmer answers 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.

Legal Hotline: Wood-destroying Organisms 

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons is asked the following question:  
"Are home inspectors going to inspect for dry rot, termites, carpenter ants and other wood destroying organisms?"  
Annie answers in this four-minute video:
Can a Home Inspector inspect for Wood Destroying Organisms? 
Can a Home Inspector inspect for
Wood Destroying Organisms?

2020 at the Children's Clubhouse 

There is a lot of red in the January volunteer calendar at the Children's Clubhouse.
The SAR has been instrumental in keeping this valuable resource open at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital - it offers a playroom for siblings of children who undergo treatment at the hospital. The playhouse gives kids time to be kids at a time of family stress.
Will any of these open volunteer opportunities work for you? 
See the January 2020 Children's Clubhouse Volunteers calendar (pictured above), online here.     
Contact Jennifer Richardson at the hospital to put your name on an open volunteer sh ift - 474-5469
If you are not yet a Children's Clubhouse volunteer and want to sign up, read more here

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!   

SAR 109th Year 
2020 will be the 109th year of the Spokane Association of REALTORS®.
The SAR began as the Spokane Realty Board over lunch in Davenport's Restaurant on the first of September in 1911.
To help celebrate its centennial in 2011, the SAR commissioned Under All is the Land (pictured above).
You can watch this 30-minute video online here.
Under All Is The Land - Spokane Association of REALTORS® Centennial Video 
Under All Is The Land
Spokane Association of REALTORS® Centennial Video

2020 REALTOR® Education


Quality of Education 
through SAR/WR Education Instructors

THANK YOU for a great year with Continuing Education classes and Lunch & Learn events at your SAR!
Our classes and events bring the best local and state instructors/presenters here to Spokane to make it easy and affordable for you to stay current in your profession.   
You'll see below our class offerings planned, so far, for 2020. 

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.
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
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
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
Broker Load of Closed Sales in Paragon
2020 WR Legislative Day
Legal Hotline: Wood-destroying Organisms
2020 at the Children's Clubhouse
Committee Service Tumbler
SAR 109th Year
2019 REALTOR® Education
SAR Closed Wednesday
2020 First Quarter MLS Fees Due
2020 SAR Dues Due
Member Roster Update - December
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. 
SAR Closed Wednesday   
The SAR will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st, to keep the New Year Holiday.    
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! 

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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