Weekly Notices
Friday, February 15, 2019  
2019 Real Estate Market Forum 

Thursday, February 21st
Advance registration ends today!

Register online now for the 32nd annual Real Estate Market Forum, covering trends in real estate, construction, and the local economy in the Spokane-Kootenai-Bonner County area.
This much-anticipated and well-attended event will be held, this year, on Thursday, February 21st, at the Spokane Convention Center.   

A dvance registration ends at noon on Friday, February 15th.

Share the word with your colleagues and associates! Download the event flyer (pictured above) suitable for posting in your office online here.

New SAR Website Live Now! 


The SAR website - spokanerealtor.com - has an all-new look and feel!

The new website, launched this week, is easier to navigate and find what you're looking for, configures automatically to both desktop and mobile users, and generally is a better resource to support your business as a REALTOR®.

The redesign work and programming was handled in-house with the time and talents of members of the SAR Technology Committee, SAR IT Director Edward Chovgan, and SAR staff. 
We encourage you to take it for a test drive and report here your feedback on what you like and think could be improved.

2019 James S. Black Memorial Scholarship 
DEADLINE: February 22nd    
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 James S. Black Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship helps members pay for tuition and expenses leading to professional designations such as GRI, CRS, CPM, SIR, or MAI. 

The deadline to submit applications to the SAR is Friday, February 22nd.

The scholarship will be awarded March 21st  at the SAR's quarterly membership meeting at Centerplace Regional Events Center.


Download the scholarship information/application packet (pictured above) online here

Gary Fox Award   

DEADLINE:   Friday, March 1, 2019     
Your SAR is calling for nominations for the 2018 Gary Fox Memorial Designated/Managing Broker Award to recognize a designated broker or managing broker who serves as an example of loyalty, ethical behavior and leadership in the real estate profession.
Applications for the 2018 award must be submitted by close of business Friday, March 1st.

The award will be presented to its 2018 recipient at the SAR Quarterly Membership Meeting on March 21st.  

Download the award information/nomination packet (pictured above) online here

Commercial Investment 

February 25-28
Bellevue, WA

CI 101: Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

CI 101 is a bedrock class for real estate practitioners at a time when risk mitigation, pricing, and cycle assurance have become critical to investors.

CI 101 introduces the CCIM Cash Flow Model, a tool for ensuring your investment decisions are based on wise finance fundamentals.

During the course, you will learn how to use key financial concepts such as Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV), Cap Rate, Capital Accumulation, and the Annual Growth Rate of Capital to compare different types of commercial real estate investments.

This course will teach you how to:
  • make informed investment decisions using the CCIM Cash Flow Model;
  • measure the impact of federal taxation and financial leverage on the cash flow from the acquisition, ownership, and disposition phases of real estate investment; and
  • use real estate analysis tools to quantify investment return.



Thursday, March 7
Doubletree Downtown Hotel  

The Spokane Association of REALTORS® is Signature Sponsor to the Spokane Home Builders Association Real Estate Development and Construction Conference - REDCON - on March 7th.
Join us at this informative panelist discussion to learn more about our areas biggest challenges in front of new development.  
Panels will include elected officials, government planners and administration along with members of the development community in the Spokane area.  
This forum is an opportunity in our region to ask questions and discuss current development, planning and construction issues.

Attendees will also hear from NAHB Chief Economist, Robert Dietz who will speak on national housing trends and give an economic update.

Download the event flyer online here.
Go directly to the registration page online here:  


Record Retention  


Sometimes it pays to be a packrat.  
When you're a REALTOR®, sometimes it's required by law.
Our Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons, this week, begins a new video series on record retention requirements for firms and brokers. 
Some things have changed (and the Department of Licensing is auditing for this right now), so it's more important than ever to understand the requirements surrounding record retention.
In her second video in this series, Annie covers the documents that go in the transaction file.
Watch the 11-minute video online here: 
Record Retention Part 2
Record Retention - Part 2
See PART ONE in this series online here:
Record Retention - Part 1 
Record Retention - Part 1

Lunch & Learn: The ABCs of 1031  


Wednesday, February 27th


Welcome to the first SAR Lunch and Learn of 2019: The ABCs of 1031 with Rosemary Warnick, President, Certified Exchange Specialist CES™.

Rosemary will cover: How to determine whether a real estate sale could be a 1031 exchange; basic requirements of a 1031 exchange; stages of the exchange; and answer your questions!

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.
Core Curriculum - Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 
Core Curriculum
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate
Tuesday, February 26 - Core Curriculum - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours
Thursday, March 21 - Quarterly Membership Meeting and Education Excellence - Professional Apps, Scripts, and other Tools to Aid the Client and Real Estate Professional - with Mike Selvaggio
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
with break at 10:00 a.m. for breakfast and meeting
at CenterPlace Event Center in Spokane Valley 
3.0 clock hours 
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Training Superior Instructors 
Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27 - Instructor Development Workshop - Training Superior Instructors - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days
at the SAR
15 clock hours
In This Issue
2019 Real Estate Market Forum
New SAR Website Live Now!
2019 James S. Black Memorial Scholarship
Gary Fox Award
Commercial Investment
Record Retention
Lunch & Learn: The ABCs of 1031
2019 REALTOR® Education
2019 SAR Dues PAST DUE!
Bylaws Vote - 30 Day Notice
2019 Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
Veteran's Chronicle
Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting
Accredited Buyer's Representative
Succeed in 2019
Member Roster Update - January
Market Activity Report - January
2019 SAR Dues PAST DUE!  

Your SAR dues for 2019 are now past due.
Thank you if you have already paid them!

Dues may still be paid until February 28th but must, now, include the 10% late penalty.  
Click on the image above to pay your SAR dues for 2019 online now, or print your invoice and pay by mail, or pay in person at the SAR: 1924 North Ash Street, Spokane WA 99205.

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
Bylaws Vote - 30 Day Notice 


The Board of Directors of the Association is submitting to the membership at the March 21, 2019, General Membership meeting proposed Bylaw changes.    
The proposed Bylaw amendments are renaming the Education Committee and splitting the Communication/Member Services Committee into two separate committees.

Appointed Committees

Section 18.1 Standing Committees.

The President shall annually appoint the members and designate the Chairperson of the Standing Committees.

The President-Elect shall designate the Vice Chairperson of each Standing Committee.

All such appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

The Standing Committees shall be:

(a) Education Committee Professional Development Committee
(b)  Governmental Affairs Committee
(c)  Grievance Committee
(d)  Special Events Committee
(e)  Professional Standards Committee
(f)   Communication /Member Services Committee
(g)  Membership Committee
(h)  Technology Committee
(i)  Forms Committee
(j)  Serving Our Spokane (SOS)

2019 Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo 

Registration Open Now!

Registration is open now for the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington DC!

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association.

REALTORS® come to Washington, DC, for Capitol Hill visits, special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show.

This year's Legislative Meetings take place May 13-18, 2019, and the REALTORS® Trade Expo takes place
May 15-16, 2019.
The event is held annually in Washington, DC, each May.

Veteran's Chronicle - Reserve your Space! 


Deadline: March 8th

Here is an excellent place to market your listings that accept VA-Financing!

The Spokesman-Review special monthly insert, Veterans Chronicle, delivers your listing to every print and online reader of The Spokesman-Review, with a unique veteran-centric audience on Friday, March 15th.

This insert is the result of an SAR Work Group that has worked the past two years to move the association closer to a more friendly relationship with our regional veterans.


Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting 
Thursday, March 21
(Early-bird Registration through March 17) 
Education Excellence and
Quarterly Membership Meeting
Professional Apps, Scripts, and other Tools to Aid the Client and Real Estate Professional - with Mike Selvaggio
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
with break at 10:00 a.m. for breakfast and meeting
at CenterPlace Event Center in Spokane Valley 
3.0 clock hours  
Accredited Buyer's Representative 


February Promotion

25% Off
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation Course

The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation Course establishes a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help you succeed as a buyer's representative.

This course is specifically designed to help you:
  • Conduct a buyer counseling session
  • Sign buyer clients to a written buyer representation agreement
  • Provide exceptional service
  • Negotiate buyer clients' offers
  • Bring the transaction to a successful close

This two-day online course incorporates peer-to-peer discussion forums and a downloadable Student Manual, which includes buyer representation checklists, forms, and worksheets that can help students organize and streamline their day-to-day buyer representation tasks and responsibilities.

This course also features specific guidance from leading buyer representation experts Lynn Madison, Adorna Carroll, and Robert Morris.

End-of-module quizzes reinforce key concepts and help students prepare for a completion exam at the end of the course.


Succeed in 2019 


REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) offers a handy checklist of nineteen RPR things to know and explore.

What's RPR, you ask?

RPR is the nation's largest real estate database, that was created exclusively for REALTORS ®.

It provides you with data, tools and reports that will make it easier for you to help more clients and close more deals.

Integrating RPR into all of the real estate services you offer is an important step in helping you become the REALTOR ® you always knew you could be.

Whether you're a brand new agent or a seasoned vet, there's something here for everyone to discover and implement.

Member Roster Update - February

Updated for February

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

Click here to view the latest list of MLS Subscription Waivers - approved by the Board of Directors.  

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

Market Activity Report - January   

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

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

See the 2018 YEAR END Market Snapshot Report (pictured above), online here.

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