Weekly Notices
Friday, December 6, 2019
 
Home Sale Contingency Week 
 
 
 
   
Washington REALTORS concludes, today, a week-long series of Legal Hotline videos on 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 the remaining segments of this video series on the Washington REALTORS® YouTube channel, online here.
 

 
2020 SAR Leadership Opportunities   
   
 

DUE TODAY!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th
   
 Your association runs on volunteer power. Here's your chance to plug in and make a difference! 
 
2020 SAR President Tom Clark invites you to join him in volunteering to lead our association in the new year.
 
If you'd like to talk with Tom before you decide how you'd like to volunteer, call him at 499-9999 or e-mail him at spokanetom@comcast.net.  
 
Here are just some of the volunteer opportunities where you can help get the work done: 
 
 
Budget & Finance 
Communication
Professional Development   
Forms
Governmental Affairs
Grievance   
Membership
SOS  (Serving Our Spokane)  
Special Events:
3rd Grade Poster Contest   
Golf  
Food Drive  
Holiday Party & Auction                      
  Technology

 
Submit your application by Friday, December 6, 2019.      
 
   
See the 2020 SAR Leadership Opportunities flyer for more information and application (pictured above),   online here
 
 
 
 



 
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. 
 



 
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 voice of 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!
 
 
 
 
 
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!   






 
Open Enrollment Ends December 15th 
 





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Spokane Valley Planning Commission 
 





Th e City of Spokane Valley is seeking individuals to serve three-year terms on its Planning Commission.  
 
The term is scheduled to begin January 2020.
 
The Commission studies and makes recommendations to the City Council for future planned growth as directed by the City Council.  
 
Qualifications include having an interest in planning, land use, transportation, capital infrastructure, and building and landscape design as evidenced by training, experience, or interest in the City of Spokane Valley.
 







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.
  
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
TODAY! 
 
Friday, December 6 - Business Budgeting Basics - with John Trent.
 
Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours
 

 
   
 
 
NEXT WEEK!   
 
Monday, December 9 - 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
 
 
NEXT WEEK!
FOR NEW BROKERS! 
 
Tuesday, December 10 - 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
 
 
 
    
 
Land & Acreage 101 
Land & Acreage 101
 
NEXT WEEK!  
 
Wednesday, December 11 - Land & Acreage 101 - with Jim Palmer, Jr.
 
Check-in: 12:15 p.m.
Class: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
 
4.0 clock hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXT WEEK!
 
Wednesday, December 11 - Radon in Real Estate - with David Gerard.
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours
 
 
 
 
 
Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement 
Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement
 
 
NEXT WEEK!
 
Thursday, December 12 - 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 
 
 
 
   
 
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
Home Sale Contingency Week
2020 SAR Leadership Opportunities
2020...SAR Installation Luncheon
2020 WR Legislative Day
Committee Service Tumbler
Open Enrollment Ends December 15th
Spokane Valley Planning Commission
Code of Ethics Webinar - FREE!
RPR's Most Popular 2019 Additions
2019 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
Call for Action Successl!
2020 SAR Dues Due
2020 First Quarter MLS Fees Due
SAR December Board Meeting
SAR Grievance Committee
REALTOR® Merch!
Retirement Party for Kathi Colvin
Member Roster Update - October
Market Activity Report - October

SAR CALENDAR
 
Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
Call for Action Success!  
 
 
SUCCESS!
 
Thanks to our REALTOR® members, our recent Call for Action proved to be highly successful.
 
After receiving dozens of calls, letters and emails, the Spokane City Council has agreed to postpone the vote on two Landlord/Tenant measures until March 1st.
 
   
 
The Spokane City Council will delay voting on a set of proposed tenant protections until at least March.
 
Amid outcry from landlords, the council balked Monday on new laws that would force landlords to pay for tenant relocation when they substantially increase the rent, and cite a specific reason for an eviction.
 
The laws had been set to go to a vote on Dec. 9, but the council voted Monday afternoon to delay the vote until March 1.
 
Read the entire article in Tuesday's edition of The Spokesman-Review online here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® raised concern about the unintended consequences these measures would create, with higher rents and landlords selling off.
 
 
REALTOR® members testified back in the spring when this issue was being publicly heard.
The laws had been set to go to a vote on Dec. 9, but the council voted Monday afternoon to delay the vote until March 1st.
 
For updates on governmental affairs issues facing REALTORS®, please check out our website click here.
 
 
 
  
 
 
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! 
 
 
 
 


 
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!
 
 
 
 
 


 
SAR December Board Meeting 
 





What happened at the SAR December Board of Directors' meeting?
 
There are two ways to know - attend the meeting (every member is welcome at every meeting), or watch the video update with a summary of board action.
 
Watch the December Board Summary Report online here:
 
 

 
   

SAR Grievance Committee 


SAR photo



I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of the 2019 Grievance Committee volunteers!

I think I speak for our entire membership when I say that your willingness to take the time out of your busy lives every month to step up to the plate is greatly appreciated.

I challenge each of you, and the incoming committee members to continue to share the importance of holding our membership accountable by using the grievance process and encourage them to volunteer in the future.

Cheers to a successful 2020! 
 
Sara Houk
2019 Grievance Committee Chair

 

 
   

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 (pictired) of Dezda Finn Properties.  
 
 
 
 
 

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




Member Roster Update - December
 


NEW!
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  
 
   
NEW!
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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