Weekly Notices
Friday, January 1, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: Washington Governor Jay Inslee, this week, announced a one-week extension of the "Stay Safe-Stay Healthy" proclamation, along with the statewide restrictions imposed. The extension of the statewide restrictions will now expire on January 11, 2021. No changes were made in the proclamation aside from the expiration date. Read more online here.
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

Housing providers have special considerations when it comes to their residents.

How can we protect them?

What precautions should we take?

How can we insure the building is protected and sustainable?

NAR has updated its COVID-19 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for Housing Providers to include information on the new stimulus bill on rental assistance.

NAR staff will be working with the Treasury Department and the Biden transition team to ensure quick action on this issue and formal guidance on how the rental assistance funds will be disbursed rapidly.

See the new FAQ document (pictured above), and other resources, online here. 
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.
Welcome to Fairhaven 
illustration of city
Pacific Northwesterners may already know about Fairhaven, the historic community just south of Bellingham.

NAR has created another Fairhaven - this one fictional - where REALTORS® work against the clock to sell homes while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process.

This new, immersive online simulation training puts members of the National Association of REALTORS® in the shoes of a client experiencing discrimination as they try to buy a home.

NAR's Fairhaven launched this week.

Go directly to the Fairhaven simulation online here.

Fair Housing: The Way Home 

Thursday, January 28th 
The Whitman County Association of REALTORS® invites you to take a virtual trip to Pullman and join them for a free class: Fair Housing - The Way Home with Paula Monthofer.

Thursday, January 28th
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
via Zoom
3 clock hours

Download the class flyer (pictured above) online here.

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
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.
In This Issue
2021 SAR Leadership Installation
NAR FAQs for Housing Providers
2021 SAR Dues Due
2021 First Quarter MLS Fees Due
Welcome to Fairhaven
Fair Housing: The Way Home
100 Days to Greatness®
SAR Professional Development
Happy New Year!
SAVE THE DATE: 2021 Hill Day
Candidate Training School
SAR Member Roster Update - November
SAR Market Activity Report - November

Click on the image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees, and events. 
Happy New Year!

Your SAR is closed today - Friday, January 1st - to keep the New Year holiday.
We'll be back in the office virtually on Monday, January 4th.  
Under government order, our door is locked but we are still be able to serve you virtually by email or phone: 326-9222.
SAVE THE DATE: 2021 Hill Day

January 18-21 
The 2021 Washington REALTORS® Hill Day is scheduled for January 21st, this year and as you might expect - for the first time - will be virtual.
That means this year is the perfect year to check out the largest REALTOR® event in our state capital without the expenses of travel and lodging.  
Hill Day is our annual opportunity to bring our REALTOR® voice to Olympia during the legislative session when our elected representatives are making decisions that impact our businesses (last year's attendees pictured above in the Capitol).
Also this year, you can virtually attend the installation event for 2021 Washington REALTORS® president Tom Hormel (an SAR member), and 2021 Washington REALTORS® Vice President for Governmental Affairs Eric Johnson (an SAR member), and the new members of our Washington REALTORS® Board of Directors.
We'll share the information/registration link here when it's up.  
Candidate Training School
Saturday, January 16th
Have you ever thought about taking your passion for REALTOR® issues to a place where you can do something about it?
If you believe strongly in home ownership, private property rights, controlling business regulation and taxes, join us to explore the idea of running for local office.
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® is joining with Spokane Home Builders and Better Spokane to bring you a special candidate training school on Saturday, January 16th, from 10 a.m. to noon.
This virtual event is offered at no charge. 
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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