Weekly Notices
Friday, June 28, 2019
HoopFest - this weekend! 

This weekend!
HoopFest - the largest three-on-three outdoor basketball tournament on earth - happens in Spokane this weekend!  
That means over 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans and 450 courts spanning 45 city blocks!   
The city's population the rest of the year is 217,000 people so the population of Spokane more than doubles this weekend - wow! 
Beyond basketball, it is an outdoor festival with shopping, food, and interactive entertainment.
VisitSpokane photo

Learn about Hoopfest, the basketball event, on its official website, online here.  
Learn about HoopFest, the community event, on the VisitSpokane website, online here

That HoopFest was born here is no surprise.  
Spokane is Hooptown USA. 
It just happened on its own.  
Because of who we are and because of our community's passions.   

Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley writes more about Spokane's passion for hoop as the 30th HoopFest is about to begin. 
Revised Statewide Forms

Available July 1, 2019
Revised statewide forms will be published for use on TransactionDesk on July 1, 2019
Please read the Legal Bulletin 216 here for a summary of the revisions.
A redline copy of the forms can be found here.

Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing 

Official White House photo
As homebuilding languishes near its lowest level in 60 years - contributing to a nationwide housing shortage that has pushed home prices up and battered affordability - President Donald Trump, this week, signed an executive order (EO) to ease or, in some cases, eliminate rules that have been blamed for blocking greater construction of affordable housing. 
Read more about it in REALTOR® magazine, online here
NAR Homeowners Petition 

This year, Congress will be debating important policies that may affect homeowners and future homeowners across this country. Before they vote we want to make sure your voice is heard.
Take a few minutes today and remind them to focus on important homeowner specific programs that provide access to credit, important infrastructure development and flood insurance improvements. Homeownership is a critical component of every local community and its economy. 

Click here to sign the petition to congress. 
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:

REALTOR® Japan Tour 2019 
Washington REALTORS® is offering a REALTOR® Japan Tour later this summer, August 31 - September 9th.  
Attendance is limited to the first 20 people who register by July 15th.   
The REALTOR® Japan Tour will let you explore international business opportunities, learn about the Japanese market, and build relationships with Japanese counterparts.  
Spokane has a Sister City relationship with Mukogawa, Japan, which is home to Mukogawa Women's University. MWU has a campus in Spokane, the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute. 
The fully-escorted itinerary includes accommodations, tours, and more while networking with Japanese real estate professionals and your fellow REALTORS®.


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     

Tech Helpline: Updating Software   

What year did you buy the computer you use most for your work?  
When is the last time you upgraded its operating system? 
Are you using the most current version of your web browser?  
If you can't easily recall the answers to any of these questions, there's a strong possibility that it is time to update or replace your computer.
Here's a brief checklist to help determine if updating your computer's software is enough or if it's time to replace this vital technology that helps you do your job.

Take Homeowner Marketing to the Next Level

If you're like most agents, engaging with clients for more business is an ongoing challenge. Now, a new, innovative marketing tool makes regular client engagement easier for you.
Register for one of our webinars to see this innovative, cost-effective seller marketing tool in action.
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.

Code of Ethics: Standard Success 

Code of Ethics: Standard Success
Tuesday, July 9 
Tuesday, July 9 - 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
Thursday, July 11  
Thursday, July 11 - 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
Friday, July 12   
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
In This Issue
HoopFest - this weekend!
Revised Statewide Forms
Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing
NAR Homeowners Petition
Annie's Coming to Town!
REALTOR® Japan Tour 2019
2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo
Upcoming CRS Classes
Tech Helpline: Updating Software
2019 REALTOR® Education
SAR Closed for Independence Day - NEXT WEEK!
Legal Hotline: One on One
MLS Fees
YPN/WCR July Event
SAR Golf Tournament
REALTOR® Property Resource
Member Roster Update - June
Market Activity Report - May

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
SAR Closed for Independence Day 

The SAR will be closed July 4th and 5th to keep the Independence Day holiday.
VisitSpokane photo
This July 4th marks the 243rd birthday of the United States of America.  
See the VisitSpokane guide to regional Independence Day fireworks displays online here
Legal Hotline: One on One 
Washington REALTORS® offers a new video series called Legal Hotline One-on-One wherein our Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons talks with brokers about forms and different scenarios.  
In the first four videos of this One-on-One series, Annie chats with Designated Broker Jeff Thompson with Windermere Group One Tri-Cities.  
Annie and Jeff role-play and discuss the Financing Contingency Statewide Form 22A - specifically, they talk about Paragraph Two and the protections offered for benefit of the seller.  
Watch the nine-minute video online here:
Legal Hotline One-on-One: Part 1 
Legal Hotline One-on-One: Part 1
Here is the second part of four videos in the One-on-One series.  
Annie continues to chat with Designated Broker Jeff Thompson with Windermere Group One Tri-Cities.  
Annie and Jeff role-play and discuss the Financing Contingency Statewide Form 22A - specifically, they talk about Paragraph Three.
Watch the 15-minute video online here: 
Legal Hotline One on One - Part 2 
Legal Hotline One on One - Part 2
Here is the third part of four videos in the One-on-One series.  
Annie continues to chat with Designated Broker Jeff Thompson with Windermere Group One Tri-Cities.  
Annie and Jeff role-play and discuss the Financing Contingency Statewide Form 22A - specifically, they continue with the scenario from parts 1 & 2 and expand on the conversation between a listing broker and a buyer's broker after mutual acceptance, in particular how both parties may perceive and handle the 22AL/22AR (Loan Information/Notice of Right to Terminate).
Watch the 12-minute video online here: 
Legal Hotline One on One - Part 3 
Legal Hotline One on One - Part 3
Part four of this video series is currently in production and will be shared here next week.
MLS Fees Due  


Third Quarter MLS fees have been posted to the SAR member portal.  

They are due by June 30th.

Please email Brenda at the SAR if you have a question about your fees or contact her by phone at 326-9222.

Thank you!   
YPN/WCR July Event   
Thursday, JULY 11th!

Sink or Swim, Are You In?

Its the second annual Idaho and Washington Young Professionals Network (YPN) and Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR) summer social networking cruise!  
Join agents and affiliates from Coeur d'Alene and Spokane for two hours of cruising and socializing on lake Coeur d'Alene.  
Complete the evening with a great social hour at LiveforBlu Gallery and Wine Bar.  
This is a networking event you do not want to miss!  
Oh and don't worry there will be plenty of drinks, appetizers, and sponsor swag!  
So, are you in?
SAR Golf Tournament 

Thursday, July 18th
Down River Golf Course 

The annual SAR Golf Tournament is coming soon!
Teams of four will shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 18th, at Down River Golf Course.
 First-come, first-served - enter today!  
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)
REALTOR® Property Resource

Tuesday, July 23rd 
Not enough inventory?
Check out these tips for finding new listings from RPR - REALTORS® Property Resource.
Looking to build your listing inventory?  
Many REALTORS ®  are using RPR ®  as a great resource for prospecting.  
Join us for this class where you will learn effective ways to leverage RPR ®  to target potential sellers and build inventory.
Offered Tuesday, July 23rd, at noon, and again on Thursday, September 19th, at 10 a.m.

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 - May

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

See the May 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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