Weekly Notices
Friday, March 1, 2019  
Gary Fox Award   

 Friday, March 1
Your SAR is calling for nominations for the 2018 Gary Fox Memorial Designated/Managing Broker Award to recognize a designated broker or managing broker who serves as an example of loyalty, ethical behavior and leadership in the real estate profession.
Applications for the 2018 award must be submitted by close of business Friday, March 1st.

The award will be presented to its 2018 recipient at the SAR Quarterly Membership Meeting on March 21st.  

Download the award information/nomination packet (pictured above) online here



Thursday, March 7
Doubletree Downtown Hotel  

The Spokane Association of REALTORS® is Signature Sponsor to the Spokane Home Builders Association Real Estate Development and Construction Conference - REDCON - on March 7th.
Join us at this informative panelist discussion to learn more about our areas biggest challenges in front of new development.  
Panels will include elected officials, government planners and administration along with members of the development community in the Spokane area.  
This forum is an opportunity in our region to ask questions and discuss current development, planning and construction issues.

NAHB photo
Attendees will also hear from NAHB Chief Economist, Robert Dietz (pic tured) who will speak on national housing trends and give an economic update.
"Housing affordability in Spokane has declined over the last 5 years as home prices have increased," says Dietz. "However, local affordability conditions remains better than the national average, and much better than coastal metro areas."
Mr. Dietz outlines his remarks as follows: 
  • National economic forecast
  • A focus on the federal reserve, monetary policy and interest rates
  • Local economic and building data, including affordability information
  • Supply-side factors affecting cost and inventory
  • Housing forecast
  • Q&A

Download the event flyer online here.
Go directly to the registration page online here:  


Pathway to Professional Conduct 
NAR created this brief, 10-minute video entitled " A Pathway to Professional Conduct: Respect Starts Here" to ensure that all members are versed on how to conduct themselves professionally in all parts of the business.
Watch the new 10-minute video online here:
A Pathway to Professional Conduct
A Pathway to Professional Conduct


Veteran's Chronicle - Reserve your Space! 


Deadline Next Week!

March 8th

Here is an excellent place to market your listings that accept VA-Financing!

The Spokesman-Review special monthly insert, Veterans Chronicle, delivers your listing to every print and online reader of The Spokesman-Review, with a unique veteran-centric audience on Friday, March 15th.

This insert is the result of an SAR Work Group that has worked the past two years to move the association closer to a more friendly relationship with our regional veterans.


Governmental Affairs Brief  

Several bills have now cleared their committees in Olympia.

The next deadline to watch for any policy bill is March 13, 2019 - the last day to consider bills in their house of origin.

Condo Liability Reform - Senate Bill 5334 has passed unanimously and now heads to the House for consideration.

Read the latest SAR Governmental Affairs Brief online here.

Email Phishing Attempt 
If you receive an email with the subject line " **PLEASE READ** Important Updates & Changes to 2019 Member Roster," be aware that it is not from the National Association of REALTORS®.  

If you receive this fraudulent email, which asks you to click on a member directory PDF, you should alert NAR Member Support at ContactNAR@realtors.org and then delete the email.

Bylaws Vote - 30 Day Notice 


The Board of Directors of the Association is submitting to the membership at the March 21, 2019, General Membership meeting proposed Bylaw changes.    
The proposed Bylaw amendments are renaming the Education Committee and splitting the Communication/Member Services Committee into two separate committees.

Appointed Committees

Section 18.1 Standing Committees.

The President shall annually appoint the members and designate the Chairperson of the Standing Committees.

The President-Elect shall designate the Vice Chairperson of each Standing Committee.

All such appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

The Standing Committees shall be:

(a) Education Committee Professional Development Committee
(b)  Governmental Affairs Committee
(c)  Grievance Committee
(d)  Special Events Committee
(e)  Professional Standards Committee
(f)   Communication /Member Services Committee
(g)  Membership Committee
(h)  Technology Committee
(i)  Forms Committee
(j)  Serving Our Spokane (SOS)

Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting 
Thursday, March 21
(Early-bird Registration through March 17) 
Education Excellence and
Quarterly Membership Meeting
Professional Apps, Scripts, and other Tools to Aid the Client and Real Estate Professional - with Mike Selvaggio
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
with break at 10:00 a.m. for breakfast and meeting
at CenterPlace Event Center in Spokane Valley 
3.0 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.
Thursday, March 21 - Quarterly Membership Meeting and Education Excellence - Professional Apps, Scripts, and other Tools to Aid the Client and Real Estate Professional - with Mike Selvaggio
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
with break at 10:00 a.m. for breakfast and meeting
at CenterPlace Event Center in Spokane Valley 
3.0 clock hours 
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Training Superior Instructors 
Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27 - Instructor Development Workshop - Training Superior Instructors - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days
at the SAR
15 clock hours
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success 

Tuesday, March 5 - Code of Ethics - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
ClassL 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
7.5 clock hours 
Sabrina Jones-Schroeder - Purchase and Sale Agreements instructor 
Purchase and Sale Agreement
Thursday, March 14 - 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
What else do we need - Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda 
What else do we need
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda
Tuesday, March 19 - Purchase & Sale Agreement 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
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Land & Acreage 200 
Thursday, March 28 - Land & Acreage 200 - with Jim Palmer, Jr.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
7.5 clock hours
In This Issue
Gary Fox Award
Pathway to Professional Conduct
Veteran's Chronicle
Governmental Affairs Brief
Email Phishing Attempt
Bylaws Vote - 30 Day Notice
Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting
2019 REALTOR® Education
That's Who We R
2019 Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
SAVE THE DATE: Open House Weekend
WCR: Bowling, Burgers, and Brew
March at the Clubhouse
Getting Started with RPR®
REALTORS® Vision Plan
Member Roster Update - January
Market Activity Report - January

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
The SAR family extends its condolences to the friends and family of John Kimsey, formerly of K-C Properties, Inc.   
John passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019.  
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 South Schafer Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99206.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Bill Sagvold, formerly with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24 th Ave, Spokane, WA 99203.   
Bill passed away on November 20, 2018.


That's Who We R 


While many people know that a Realtor® helps buy and sell homes, what they may not know is that only a Realtor® is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribes to its Code of Ethics.  
It's the Realtor® Code of Ethics that inspired the association's powerful new "That's Who We R®" campaign, which launched this week.  
The campaign aims to reinforce the value of Realtors® as advocates for property owners, engaged community members and trusted advisors with in-depth knowledge of the industry.
See the one-minute "Inside the R" video online here: 

Inside The R :60
Inside The R :60


2019 Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo 

Registration Open Now!

Registration is open now for the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington DC!

The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association.

REALTORS® come to Washington, DC, for Capitol Hill visits, special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show.

This year's Legislative Meetings take place May 13-18, 2019, and the REALTORS® Trade Expo takes place
May 15-16, 2019.
The event is held annually in Washington, DC, each May.

SAVE THE DATE: Open House Weekend 

April 27-28

SAR photo

Your Communications/Member Services committee (pictured above) is busy planning the ninth-annual Spokane REALTORS ® Open House Weekend for the last weekend in April - April 27-28.

Last year, we had more than 500 home-shoppers come and visit our member open houses all over the city.

This event is a great way to begin the selling season and shed your winter blues with something exciting to talk about in local residential real estate!

More details will be shared here in the Weekly Notices as the committee makes plans.

WCR: Bowling, Burgers, and Brew 

RSVP Deadline March 5th

The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS® invites all WCR members to attend its March event: Bowling, Burgers, and Brew, March 7th at Players & Spectators in Spokane Valley!

Download the event flyer (pictured above), suitable for sharing and posting in your office, online here.

March at the Clubhouse 

We have many open shifts for volunteers at the Children's Clubhouse in March.

Can you take one - or two?

See the March Clubhouse calendar (pictured above) online here.

OPEN shifts are marked in RED.

The Children's Clubhouse is a community engagement project of the SAR.

REALTOR® volunteers play in the Clubhouse with the healthy siblings of kids being treated at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.

If you are already certified as a Clubhouse volunteer, please email Jennifer Richardson or call her at 474-5469.

If you'd like to sign up to become a Clubhouse volunteer, click here.

Thank you!


Getting Started with RPR®  

REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR®) lets you set-up, navigate, and research an unparalleled platform of dynamic data and persuasive reports - and it's exclusively for REALTORS®.

Want to know more?

Join a free online workshop and you'll learn how to:

  • Research properties, markets, neighborhoods, and schools
  • Create branded property, seller's, and market activity reports, valuation workbooks and flyers
  • Tap into RPR's app for on-the-go access
  • Rely on RPR's Learning Center: On demand video tutorials, eBooks, and more!
Remember, RPR is a REALTOR ® member benefit and access to RPR is included in your NAR membership.

There are two upcoming Getting Started with RPR® workshops:

Wednesday, March 6th, at noon

Tuesday, April 2nd, at 10 a.m.

REALTORS® Vision Plan 

Enroll today for March coverage and save the green!
REALTORS® Vision plans feature group rates and, as always, great customer service.  
These are the ONLY vision plans designed exclusively for REALTORS®, and plans start for as little as $12.70 per month.  
Want to learn more?  
Click here:

Questions? Need help enrolling?
Give us a call: 844.316.8090

Member Roster Update - February

Updated for February

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

Click here to view the latest list of MLS Subscription Waivers - approved by the Board of Directors.  

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

Market Activity Report - January   

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

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

See the 2018 YEAR END Market Snapshot Report (pictured above), online here.

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