Weekly Notices
Friday, January 22, 2021
Washington REALTORS® Virtual Installation

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SAR Broker/member Tom Hormel (pictured above, right) was installed, this week, as the 86th president of the Washington REALTORS® organization.

Tom's theme for this year is "We R in this Together."

Tom was installed by Washington REALTORS ®Past-president Terry Sullivan (pictured above, left), who held the office in 2006.

The installation was conducted virtually Wednesday afternoon in a live Zoom event that originated from Spokane - the first virtual installation of an annual WR president since the tradition began in 1935.

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Among REALTOR® leaders who offered congratulations to the new WR president was 2021 NAR President Charlie Oppler (pictured above). Charlie recently announced that the national Legislative Meetings will all be virtual this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic (see his video announcement in this newsletter).

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WR Immediate Past-president Kitty Wallace, a Cle Elum Broker (pictured above) - virtually handed President Hormel the official gavel of the office during Thursday's virtual event - but did offer him real congratulations and a heart-felt pledge of support as he begins his term in the office.

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Terry Sullivan also installed the 2021 Washington REALTORS® officers and directors (pictured above), including several SAR Broker Members:  
2021 Washington REALTORS® Vice President for Governmental Affairs Eric Johnson
2021 Washington REALTORS® Vice President-elect Membership Ken Sax

The Color of Law 
Next Week!
Thursday, January 28th  
The Washington Residential Real Estate Council invites you to attend its next book club virtual meeting to discuss The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of how our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein.
Thursday, January 28th, at 5:00 p.m. 
Invite your colleagues to join us!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.

Tax Summit 

Begins February 3rd 
Let's face it, filing taxes can cause a lot of anxiety.  
As a new agent, managing tax documents, understanding complex returns, and constant tax law changes makes preparing a tax return a tedious process.  
The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness offers a series of four one-hour webinars in which you'll hear from experts and get the tips you need to save time and money while reducing your stress.  
More information about the dates, times, speakers, and content is online here
The express link to register is below: 
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.
Thursday, February 4, 9 a.m. to noon 
Core Curriculum with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder          
3.0 clock hours.
Tuesday, February 9th, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
- AND -
Thursday, February 11th, 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Purchase & Sale with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder 
7.5 clock hours
February 11th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  
- AND -  
February 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Show Me the Money: Writing Contracts That Will Get You Paid!
This class is offered virtually by Tri-City Association of REALTORS®.  
$49 for 7.5 clock hours, free without clock hours.  
Tuesday, February 16th 
Biggest Bloopers & Blunders we make in our Statewide Forms with Ken Sax
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
3.5 clock hours 




Expanding Housing Opportunities

Thursday, February 25th, 9 a.m. 


Expanding Housing Opportunities is a 4-hour education course developed by the National Association of REALTORS®.   

This course will be taught by Washington REALTORS® Senior Faculty member Jan Ellingson. 
The course is designed to help real estate professionals understand affordable housing issues and how their role in increasing housing opportunities.
Course participants will learn how to:
  • Identify and explain the range of affordable housing opportunities and their benefits to clients.
  • Describe how affordability affects the housing market, their clients, their business, and their community.
  • Better analyze affordable financing options, including local, state, federal, and nonprofit assistance programs for buyers and renters.
  • Build partnerships to expand housing opportunities through advocacy, workforce housing initiatives, and green building concepts.


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In This Issue
Washington REALTORS® Virtual Installation
The Color of Law
Fair Housing: The Way Home
Tax Summit
SAR Professional Development
Washington REALTORS® 2021 Hill Day
2021 NAR Legislative Days
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. 
Washington REALTORS® 2021 Hill Day
Washington REALTORS® conducted its 2021 Hill Day virtually, this week. While the REALTOR® voice is still being heard in Olympia this year, we are speaking click-to-click instead of face-to-face.
Organized under the theme of "My Neighbor," this year, these are our Washington REALTORS® legislative priorities:
  • Removing Racial Covenants - HB 1335
    - Concerning review and property owner notification of recorded documents with unlawful racial restrictions
  • Condo Reform - SB 5024 - Spokane Valley Senator Mike Padden's bill - Reducing barriers to condominium construction.
  • GMA/Density - HB 1157 - Increasing housing supply through the growth management act and housing density tax incentives for local governments.
  • Accessory Dwelling Units in Rural Areas - HB 1298/SB 5221 - Concerning regulation of accessory dwelling units located outside of urban growth areas.
You can follow the legislation affecting Spokane REALTORS® this session online here.
2021 NAR Legislative Days 

May 3-14
After careful consideration, the 2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, now scheduled for May 3-14, 2021, will be virtual this year.  
Please view this video message from NAR President Charlie Oppler for more information surrounding this decision.   
2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings Going Virtual
2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings Going Virtual
Registration opens February 24.  
We look forward to welcoming you!  
The event website is online here. More content will be added as the event draws nearer. 
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 - December 

Market Activity Reports  
Updated for December 
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 2020 Market Snapshot Report
(pictured above) online here.

See the 2020 Year End Market Snapshot Report (pictured above),  online here.

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