Weekly Notices
Friday, July 12, 2019
SAR Golf Tournament 


Thursday, July 18th

The annual SAR Golf Tournament is coming next week!
Teams of four will shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 18th, at Down River Golf Course.
This event is sold out!  
If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please email Tami Peterson at the SAR.   
See the event flyer, pictured above, online here
This year everyone who plays will be entered for a chance to win one of the two Door Prizes
  • Traeger BBQ
  • Yeti Cooler
Thank you Falco's for helping us with these great door prizes!!
(Must be present to win)
Not Enough Homes  
The July-August edition of REALTOR® magazine is just out with a cover story on inventory: Not Enough Homes.
The U.S. is about 2.5 million units short based on long-term growth projections, Freddie Mac estimates.  
Laurie Goodman, vice president of housing finance policy at the Urban Institute, calls the housing shortage a crisis.  
The Institute has found a shortfall of about 350,000 units per year due to underbuilding since 2009.  
The result will be "a huge deficit in housing over the next decade," she says.   
NAR is just out with a new infographic, The Housing Shortage in Perspective - Why Inventory has been Shrinking.
See the new info-graphic (pictured above), online here
Annie's Coming to Town! 

SAR photo

Thursday, August 22nd!

Annie's coming to town this summer!

Annie Fitzsimmons, Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney (pictured above), is coming to Spokane to teach two classes on Thursday, August 22nd:   

  • Don't Get Whacked by the WAC's
  • Is it Friend & Faux? RE-fraud schemes you need to know

You won't want to miss these interactive and energetic classes with Annie!

See the event flyer (pictured above), online here.

The SAR Quarterly Membership Meeting will be held during the lunch break.
Lunch & meeting only without class is $20
Lunch  & meeting are included with class registration fee.

Register online through the Member Portal, here:

2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo 

November 8-11 
"Imagine the Possibilities" is the theme for this year's event.  
The tagline and design concept is meant to be inspirational and fun.  
It connects with San Francisco's culture and vibe - both past and present - in that the city has been (and continues to be) known for opportunity and innovation.

This is also what attendees can expect at this year's event - the opportunity to obtain innovative tools that will enhance their businesses.

IMAGINE what four days can do for you!

Upcoming CRS Classes

September 9

7 Things Successful Agents Do Differently: A Proven Business System

Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bow, WA 
8.0 clock hours    
Time is running out
September 10

Mastering Your Time

Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bow, WA 
8.0 clock hours    
October 7
Increase Wealth With Rentals

Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Oak Harbor, WA  
8.0 clock hours     
 Click here to view flyer.
October 8 
Tax Strategies

Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Oak Harbor, WA  
8.0 clock hours     
October 17-18  
Building a Referral Bases Business

Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Spokane, WA  
16.0 clock hours     

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.

Friday, July 12th
Friday, July 12 - TransactionDesk: Basic Sale/Listing Creation - with Eric Johnson  
Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours
Monday, July 15th  
Monday, July 15 - Cyber Crime   - with Casey Lund.
Lunch & Learn 
Class: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at the SAR
Cost: No Charge
Tuesday, July 16th  
Tuesday, July 16 - PSA Addenda   - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at the SAR
6.0 clock hours
Monday, July 22 - Success Basics for Landlords and Property Managers - with Eric Bessett
Check-in: 12:45 p.m. 
Class: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours 
Code of Ethics - Standards for Success 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success
This is the class for
new REALTORS®   
Tuesday, July 23 - 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  
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals 
This is the class for
continuing REALTORS®   
Thursday, July 25 - 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 
In This Issue
SAR Golf Tournament - NEXT WEEK!
Not Enough Homes
Annie's Coming to Town!
2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo
Upcoming CRS Classes
2019 REALTOR® Education
Open House Weekend Survey
Revised Statewide Forms
SAR Night at the Ballpark
Legal Hotline: Secret Agreement
REALTOR® Property Resource
Summer at the Children's Clubhouse
Member Roster Update - June
Market Activity Report - June

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
Open House Weekend Survey 

What did you think of this year's Open House Weekend event?
Yes, we're asking!
Take a short survey now - everyone who does will be entered in a prize drawing! 



Revised Forms are Here! 

On July 1, 2019, many of the statewide forms were revised.
The good news is ... life as you know it (and the way you use the forms) did not change as a result.
The even better news is that the statewide forms are improved, enabling you to deliver even better results for your clients.
SAR Night at the Ballpark 

Saturday, August 17th
Spokane Association of REALTORS®

Game Date:
Saturday, August 17

Armed Forces Appreciation & Fireworks Night 

First Pitch:
6:30 PM 

Gates to the ballpark open one hour prior to first pitch

Tickets just $11!
Download the Spokane Association of REALTORS® Group Night promotional flyer for this event (pictured above) to share with your office colleagues and associates, online here.
Legal Hotline: Secret Agreement 
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons answers this question: My office received a backup offer with all the relevant addenda, including the backup addendum.  
On the backup addendum, the selling agent wrote, "Seller shall not disclose to the first sale buyer that this backup agreement exists."  
Is that legal? Enforceable?  
Is the Seller obligated to oblige? 
Watch the six-minute video online here:
Secret Backup Buyer Agreement
Secret Backup Buyer Agreement
REALTOR® Property Resource

If you're new to RPR ® - welcome aboard!
RPR ® is committed to helping you become a more efficient and more skilled real estate agent.  
We know you have a lot riding on your next deal (maybe your first!), which is why we built the nation's largest property database.  
RPR ® provides the data, tools and reports to help you wow your clients and close more deals.
Designed exclusively for REALTORS ®, RPR ® is included in your membership dues, and requires no extra fees or upgrades.  
Here are Eight Things New Users of RPR Should Know
Summer at the Children's Clubhouse 

The Children's Clubhouse at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital reports adult volunteers served 151 children during the just-concluded month of June.

Summer months bring a larger-than-average need for clubhouse volunteers as many families make medical appointments when children are out of school for summer vacation.

If you are a clubhouse volunteer, this is an especially important time for you to keep your promised volunteer commitments - please check in with the clubhouse if you can't make a scheduled shift.

Learn more about this important SAR community service project online here.


Member Roster Update - June  

Updated for June

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

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

Market Activity Report - June 

Market Activity Reports  
Updated for June 

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

See the June 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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