Weekly Notices
June 4, 2021
   
 
   
QUICK LINKS: 

SAR Blood Drive 
 
 
  NEXT WEEK!
Tuesday, June 8th!
   
Our next blood drive will be June 8th at the SAR on the bus!  
 
Ready to make your appointment?
 
 
 
 
 
MLS Fees Due 
 
 
 
 
NEW!

Due date June 30, 2021
 
Third Quarter MLS fees have been posted to the SAR member portal.    
   
Please email Brenda at the SAR if you have a question about your fees or contact her by phone at 326-9222.

Thank you!     
  
   
 
Legal Hotline: Real Estate Transactions 
       
 
 
NEW!
 

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons is joined by John Manning, the Designated Broker of RE/MAX On Market, in part three of the series called: "Negotiating Real Estate Transactions."
 
In today's video, Annie and John incorporate the four pillars discussed in parts 1 and 2: Communication/Relatedness, Professional Credibility; Promise of Trust; and Clarity of Outcome to the relationship with sellers in this crazy marketplace. 
 
See the new 20-minute video online here:
 
  
Negotiating Real Estate Transactions, Part 3
Negotiating Real Estate Transactions, Part 3
 
 
 
 
Previous parts of this series are on the Washington REALTORS® YouTube channel, online here.
 
 
NAR: Updated Drone Rules 
       
 
NEW!
 

Updated FAA rules expand the legal operational capabilities of drones and provide flexibility for operators who use them in their businesses, including real estate professionals.  
 
Learn about these new rules and get tips for contracting with a drone photographer in this video. 
 
See the new four-minute video online here:
 
   
 
 
 
 
WR Benefit: Safe Showings 
 
 
 
 
NEW!
30 Day Free Trial!
  
 
Washington REALTORS® have negotiated a discounted fee for the SafeShowings™ app! Now, WR members can take advantage of a free 30 day trial. After 30 days, the app is only $3.75/mo or $37.50/year. SafeShowings™ is the first real estate safety solution of its kind in a simple-to-use mobile app.
 
The flyer (above) features live links - download it here
 
  
 
 
 
Equitable Home-ownership Opportunities 
       
 
 
NEW!
 
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® convened a home ownership workshop, last week, as part of the Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference.
 
The workshop was titled "Equitable Home-ownership Opportunities"
 
 
The event was recorded.  
 
You can view that recording online here.
 
 
 
 
Retirement Summit 
 
 
 
 
Every Wednesday in July
 

Are you set for retirement?
 
Each REALTOR® has a unique vision for retirement.  
 
Proactive planning is the first step towards bringing that vision to life.  
 
Register now to attend NAR's Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness Retirement Summit, featuring Morgan Stanley® experts.  
 
This four-part virtual series in July will help you shape your vision for retirement and develop steps to ensure your finances are set for the long-term.
 
Join Mike Engel, Institutional Consulting Director and Director of Corporate Retirement, and Jim Phillips, SVP Wealth Management Financial Advisor and Senior Investment Management Consultant, as they talk about retirement basics, tips for pre-retirees, and investment strategies for independent contractors.  
 
The event consists of four one-hour webinars, every Wednesday in July.  
 
The first session:  
 
Wednesday, July 7th, at 11 a.m.

Retirement Planning Basics  
(Targeted for New Agents)
 
Saving enough for a comfortable retirement is one of most people's greatest financial goals-and challenges. This session covers the basics, such as planning ahead, learning the essential tenets of investing and understanding popular retirement accounts.
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
RPR: Prospecting  
 
 
 
NEW!
On-demand Webinar 
   

 

The importance of real estate farming cannot be overstated.  
 
Farming is about cultivating a network of potential clients.  
 
Identifying the best areas for farming and developing a concrete implementation plan are pivotal for long term success in the industry.
 
Join this class to learn more about:
  • Researching neighborhoods
  • Choosing a farm area
  • Creating lead generation content
  • Staying on top of market trends... and more!
Enjoy the webinar any time, online here. 
 
 
 
 
2021 REALTORS® Conference and Expo 
 
 
 
 
 
November 12-15
Registration Open Now!
   
 
Attend NAR's 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, and make an investment in yourself and your business that will pay off in dividends for years to come.  
 
Your conference experience includes learning and networking sessions where you can easily engage session leaders and connect with like-minded participants about issues that are relevant to your goals, ask questions, and share real solutions with your peers.
 
Browse the industry's largest trade show
, with over 250 exhibitors, to find products and services that will help you conduct business more efficiently.  
 
Special events 
provide a fun way to network with peers in a casual atmosphere.  
 
You will return home with the knowledge, tools and connections to be successful in this competitive business.
 
Attend on line or in person! 
 
Find more information and the link to register here: 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
SAR Professional Development 

 
 
SAR Professional Development 
 

The SAR continues to offer a full schedule of virtual classes to help members satisfy their professional development requirements to keep their REALTOR® status current.
 
The content is much the same as you have enjoyed in the past. The instructor and students are together in real time, just not in person, and are able to engage in questions and answers to make the material most relevant to each individual.  
 
 
 
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.
   
 
 

 
NEXT WEEK! 
 
Code of Ethics & Fair Housing
(this is our first NEW Broker Code of Ethics class being offered since COVID)
Tues 6/8 8:30-12:30
&
Thurs 6/10 8:30-Noon
 Instructor: Karene Loman
 
This class is required for all NEW Brokers.
 
Why Ethics?
Professionalism means conducting yourself ethically and with integrity and competence.  
 
It results in satisfied clients and customers.  
 
It's good business!
 
You will gain knowledge of the REALTOR® Code of  
Ethics that will help you . . .
 
  • Fulfill your essential responsibilities as a REALTOR®
  • Enjoy a successful career based on the highest principles of your profession, and
  • Develop appropriate responses and solutions to the most pressing dilemmas you will face as a REALTOR®.
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
NEW!
  
 
Purchase & Sale with Sabrina Jones Schroeder 
 
THIS CLASS REQUIRES A SPEAKER & YOU TO BE ON CAMERA. BE PREPARED!
 
Two day Zoom class - both days required
 
Tuesday, June 15th
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- and -    
Thursday, June 17th  
8:30 a.m. - Noon
 
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.  
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
SAR Blood Drive
MLS Fees Due
Legal Hotline: Real Estate Transactions
NAR: Updated Drone Rules
WR Benefit: Safe Showings
Equitable Home-ownership Opportunities
Retirement Summit
RPR: Prospecting
2021 REALTORS® Conference and Expo
SAR Professional Development
SAR CALENDAR
SAR Golf Tournament - July 15th
Pride Month: Terms, Pronouns
Member Alert!
SAR Member Roster Update - April
SAR Market Activity Report - April

SAR CALENDAR
 
Click on the image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees, and events. 
Stop the Ban on Natural Gas and Hydro Power 
 
   
NEW!
Deadline: Sunday, June 6th 
 
The City of Spokane's Sustainability Action Plan includes language that would ban the use of hydroelectric power and natural gas. 
 
A citizens' effort is underway to prohibit the banning or restricting of natural gas in the city of Spokane.  
 
This initiative effort is presently 80 signatures short of making the November ballot.
   
You can support this initiative with your signature on this petition:
 
 
 
BALLOT TITLE  
CHARTER AMENDMENT ADOPTING THE SPOKANE CLEANER ENERGY PROTECTION ACT  
Shall the Spokane City Charter be amended to adopt the Spokane Cleaner Energy Protection Act - preventing the City from adopting any code, ordinance, or regulation that would prohibit the use of hydroelectric power or natural gas? ______ YES ______ NO
 
 
To participate, download the petition (pictured above) and sign it (real signature only).
 
Return scanned signed petition(s) to JThomas@shba.com 
   
   
 
SAR Golf Tournament - July 15th 
 
 
 
 
NEW!
Thursday, July 15th
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 15th, at Down River Golf Course.
 
 
First-come, first-served - enter today!    
 
 
 
Download the event flyer with more information (pictured above) online here
 
   
 
Pride Month: Terms, Pronouns 
 
 
 
 
NEXT WEEK! 
Thursday, June 10th; 10 a.m.
 
LGBTQ+ Terms, Pronouns & The Trans Experience in Real Estate, Thursday, June 10th, 10:00 a.m.
 
A presentation with James Barnes on LGBTQ+ terms, pronouns, and the Trans experience in real estate.  
 
This will be a safe environment to ask questions, with the goal that you will gain tools and will leave feeling more empowered. 
 
 
 
 
  
 
Member Alert! 
 
    
  
It has been brought to our attention that there is an email circulating to some real estate brokers that seems to come from Washington REALTORS® asking you to download a "WR Document".  
 
This is not from Washington REALTORS® and if you look at the "From" email address, it was sent from a Yahoo email address, not WR.  
 
If you receive this email, please do not open the document, click any links in the email, and please delete the email altogether. 
 
Email scams, phishing attempts, email spoofing and identity fraud continue to become more sophisticated and the frequency that members receive them have increased.  
 
Emails often look legitimate when they borrow, or scrape, images off your website - even including logos, branding elements, and etc. 
 
These emails will often seem "off" or ask you to do unusual things.  
 
When in doubt, contact Washington REALTORS® at support@warealtor.org.
 
 
 
 
 
WR has created a graphic How do you tell if an email from WR is legitimate? (pictured above). 
 
Download this WR graphic online here
 
 

SAR Member Roster Update - May

 
 
NEW!
Updated for May 
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 - April 
        

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

See the April 2021 Market Snapshot Report
(pictured above) online here.





See the 2021 Year to Date Market Snapshot Report (pictured above),  online here.



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