Weekly Notices
Friday, January 10, 2020
2020 SAR Leadership Installed   
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The SAR begins its 109th year thanking last year's leadership and welcoming this year's leadership over luncheon at the Davenport Grand Hotel (photo above).

The hotel sits just a few hundred yards east of the spot where two men, S. R. Scranton and J. J. Downing, pounded a stake into the ground near the Spokane River falls to plat the new city of Spokane Falls, Washington Territory, in May of 1871 - the first act of real estate in Spokane.

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2020 SAR President Tom Clark (above, left) is installed by 2020 Washington REALTORS® 2020 President-elect Tom Hormel (above, right) on a theme of "Get Involved!"

Watch Tom's inaugural address (seven minutes) online here:

2020 SAR President Tom Clark delivers his inaugural address
2020 SAR President Tom Clark
Inaugural Address

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2019 SAR President Gina Mosey (above, right) was presented with a plaque and gavel for her service by SAR Executive Vice President Rob Higgins (above, left).

In her closing remarks as SAR President, Gina encouraged members to keep the theme of her presidential year in their hearts: "It's Your Story, Own It!"

Watch Gina's closing address (two minutes) online here:

Gina Mosey closing address
Gina Mosey closing address

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2020 SAR Officers and Directors of the Association were also installed at this week's luncheon (above - not all pictured).
Eric Johnson , Coldwell Banker Tomlinson N
Gina Mosey, RE/MAX Inland Empire 
Kristy Hamby, Windermere Airway Heights
Cynthia Gustafson, John L. Scott Spokane, Inc.
Greg Barkley, Keller Williams Spokane - Main 
Eric Etzel, Choice Realty
Judy Flemmer , EXIT Real Estate Professionals
Ron McIntire, Choice Realty
Abbey Parsons, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson V
Barb Pielli, Windermere City Group

These Directors will serve the second of their two-year terms this year:
Sara Houk , John L. Scott, Inc.
Pam Novell , Windermere Manito
Jim Palmer, Jr., Real Estate Marketplace N.W. Inc.
Rick Richard , John L. Scott, Inc.

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  2020 SAR President Tom Clark installs the 2020 officers and directors of the Spokane-Eastern Washington chapter of the Women's Council of REALTORS® (above).
Tara Ostlind - Program Director;   Georgina Olsen - Event Director;   Mindy Jo Lyons - Membership Director;   Cammie Bigham - Treasurer;   Brenda McKinley - President-Elect;   Jennifer Shupe - President;     and Marilyn DeMier-Colson - Secretary (not all present).

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2020 Spokane REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) President Matt Side installs his officers and directors (above). Names not available at press time.

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!"  

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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!
The SAR Governmental Affairs Committee offers an illustrated review of the National, State, and Local Governmental Affairs efforts Members have made in support of the Spokane Association REALTORS® and our clients.
It's good to be reminded of what we accomplished together last year, and what we will set out to accomplish this year.


Migration Patterns 

More people are heading to Idaho than any other state, according to the newly released 2019 Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns study.

Washington is number two on the list.

This marks the second year since 2017 that Idaho has ranked as the inbound leader for moves nationwide.

Meanwhile, more residents are leaving New York, which had the highest number of outbound moves last year, the study shows.

Buyer Brokers with Attachment Issues   
Ever had this happen to you?
Buyer's brokers are attaching irrelevant (excessive) documents to buyer's offer.  
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons discourages this.
Find out why in Annie's new seven-minute video:

Buyer Brokers with Attachment Issues
Buyer Brokers with Attachment Issues.

2020 Vision Using RPR 

As we look to 2020, many REALTORS ® are focusing on fresh starts and clean slates.

It's the perfect time to resolve to reach more goals and accomplish more tasks.

Perhaps you want to build your business by reaching more prospects or you strive to sharpen your transactional skills.

Maybe for you it's all about making more connections and ultimately, closing more deals.

RPR can help you do it.

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

SAR Professional Development 

SAR Professional Development 
SAR professional development 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.   
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.
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  
Wednesday, January 29 - Basics for Landlords and Property Managers - with Eric Bessett.
Check-in: 12:34 p.m.
Class: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the SAR  
3.0 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 Leadership Installed
2020 WR Legislative Day
Migration Patterns
Buyer Brokers with Attachment Issues
2020 Vision Using RPR
2020 at the Children's Clubhouse
SAR Professional Development
2020 SAR Dues Due
Show Consumers for what the "R" Stands
2020 COE
Veterans Chronicle
WCR: Wine Not be a Member
Member Roster Update - December
Market Activity Report - December - NEW!

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees, and events. 
2020 SAR Dues Due  

Your 2020 SAR annual dues were due January 1st, 2020.
In order to avoid the 10% late penalty please make sure you pay them by January 31, 2020.     
To pay your 2020 SAR annual dues online, click on the button 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!    

Show Consumers for what the "R" Stands  

Sharing your REALTOR® pride has just gotten a whole lot easier.

A new app - PhotoFy - lets you quickly and easily personalize a selection of content from the National Association of REALTORS®' popular That's Who We R advertising campaign to share on social media (see example above).

The campaign uses the iconic block R logo, representing membership in the National Association of REALTORS®, to differentiate REALTORS® from non-member agents.

2020 COE 

"Under all is the land."
What important document begins with these words?
If you guessed the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, you are correct!
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® was adopted in 1913 as one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group.  
The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.
NAR has just released its newly updated version of our COE for 2020, effective January 1st.  
Download your copy of the brand-new 2020 REALTOR® Code of Ethics for posting in your office online here

Veterans Chronicle 

Our friends at The Spokesman-Review share word that their Vete rans Chronicle - an idea the SAR brought to the newspaper two years ago - will continue and expand in the new year.
This monthly insert to the daily newspaper "will have even more content, more tips for veterans' benefits, and more success stories of local veterans," according to The Spokesman-Review.
This would be a great opportunity for you to promote your business to this important and growing local population.  
Download the flyer with details about this opportunity (pictured above) online here

WCR: Wine Not be a Member 

Thursday, January 16th      
Hello Fellow REALTORS® and Industry Partners,
Get ready for the first membership mixer of 2020 at our new location at Nectar Catering and Events on Stevens! 
This event sells out so get your free tickets now at   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-not-be-a-member-tickets-87389236559  to RSVP and get a drink on us!    


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 - December    

Market Activity Reports  
Updated for December
and Year End (2019)  
The SAR Market Activity Report for December is now online.
See the latest full report - a member-exclusive product
- and archived full reports, online here .

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

See the 2019 YEAR-END Market Snapshot Report (pictured above),   online here.

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