Weekly Notices
Friday, March 15, 2019
Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting 
Thursday, March 21
(Early-bird Registration through March 17) 
Plan now to join us next week for our first Education Excellence and Quarterly Membership Meeting: 
Professional Apps, Scripts, and other Tools to Aid the Client and Real Estate Professional - with Mike Selvaggio.  
Watch a one-minute personal welcome to the event from Mike himself, online here:
Spokane Script Doctor event 
Spokane Script Doctor event

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   
This event is generously sponsored by:
2019 SAR REALTOR Awards: Nominations 
DEADLINE: Friday, April 19TH  
The names to be engraved on the SAR's 2019 REALTOR ® Awards rest in your hands.
Members will decide who will be our
2019 REALTOR ® of the Year
Steve Flinn REALTOR ® Achievement
REALTOR ® Community Service
Affiliate of the Year
Partner of the Year
Spokane's Citizen of the Year
Make your nominations known by Friday, April 19th, to be counted in helping to decide this year's awards.
Winners will be announced at the 2019 SAR REALTOR ® Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8th, at Ruby River Hotel (formerly Red Lion River Inn - where we were last year).
Download the 2019 SAR Award Nomination form (pictured above), online here


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)

CRS Classes in Yakima 


Our friends at the Yakima Association of REALTORS® invite all interested SAR members to join them for two CRS classes:

Tuesday, March 19th - Silver Bullet Solutions: Helping Buyers Buy and Sellers Sell. Download the class flyer (pictured above) with more information online here.

Wednesday, March 20th - Transforming Difficult Situations into Profitable Deals. Download the class flyer (pictured above) with more information online here.


Lunch & Learn: VA Loans 


Monday, March 25th

Bring your lunch and learn five of the biggest myths surrounding VA loans:
  • zero down equals a "bad buyer"
  • VA loans are hard to close
  • VA loans take too long
  • seller has to pay all the Vet's fees
  • VA appraisals are harder
Tony Byrne with Heritage Home Loans is your instructor.

Download the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here.

Fair Housing Conference 

Join us for this educational event held every April in Fair Housing Month.

Who should attend: Property managers, property maintenance staff, landlords, tenants, tenant advocates, real estate brokers, mortgage lenders and originators, social service providers, healthcare providers, attorneys, legal advocates, affordable housing developers, and transitional housing providers.

Choose from 15 breakout sessions ranging from fair housing basics to current specialized topics presented by over 20 knowledgeable fair housing advocates, investigators, landlord / tenant attorneys, social service providers, and industry experts from: the Washington State Human Rights Commission, Northwest Fair Housing Alliance, Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Northwest Justice Project, the WA Dept. of Commerce, Transitions, Refugee Connections, and more!

Explore exhibitor tables to learn about services available to assist you in providing or managing housing, or assisting others in accessing and retaining housing, including applicant screening; support services available for veterans, people with disability, and seniors; pest control; financing.

A buffet lunch is included with the purchase of each ticket.


REALTOR® Safety 

As the residential real estate season warms up with the weather this spring, NAR takes this opportunity to share its REALTOR® safety video with a reminder to keep safety top-of-mind wherever you are.

This video provides tips on REALTOR® safety with clients, at the office, and at home.

Watch the nine-minute video online here:

Realtor® Safety 2011: Complete
Realtor® Safety


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
Friday, March 15 - Transaction Desk: Basic Sale/Listing Creation - with Eric Johnson.
Check-in: 12:45 p.m.
Class: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the SAR
3.0 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
Tuesday, April 9 - Home Inspections from the Ground Up - with Matthew Pederson.
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
Education Excellence/Quarterly Meeting
2019 SAR REALTOR Awards: Nominations
Bylaws Vote - 30 Day Notice
CRS Classes in Yakima
Lunch & Learn: VA Loans
Fair Housing Conference
2019 REALTOR® Education
Call for Host Houses: Open House Weekend
MLS Fees Due
SAR Governmental Affairs Brief
Legal Hotline: Form 22B
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Special Discount for Members
Member Roster Update - March - NEW!
Market Activity Report - February - NEW!

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
Call for Host Houses: Open House Weekend 
Will you have an open house listed for sale on the weekend of April 27-28?
If so, nominate it now as a Host House for our Open House Weekend!
We'll be looking for three Host Houses, this year, to serve as entry points for the public and media, as well as staging areas for member supplies (balloons, sign riders, etc.). 
A Host House must:
  • be within 20-minutes of downtown
  • be available for committee viewing on April 9th 
  • be staged and listed for sale during the event (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days)
A Host House gets:
  • media exposure before and during the event
  • public exposure as an entry point to the event
  • member exposure as a supply hub for the event

2016 Host House
To nominate your property to the committee as a Host House, please email Katie McDaris Marks, committee chair, with address, brief description, and a photo or two.  
Committee members will visit all Host House nominees on April 9th.
2019 Open House Weekend Host Houses will be announced here in the Weekly Notices on April 12th
Sponsors are now being invited to participate with us in our ninth-annual Open House Weekend event in April!
We have seven event sponsorships available - first come, first served, and category exclusive (no competing companies in the same business).
Sponsors will reach 2,200 SAR broker and affiliate members, and more than 500 (expected) currently active Spokane-area home shoppers - and get a list of all contest entry forms as qualified leads! 
Download the event sponsor letter with more details  (pictured above), online here


MLS Fees Due  


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

They are due by March 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!   
SAR Governmental Affairs Brief 
Daylight Savings Time may now become permanent as both the House and the Senate have passed differing bills to end a tradition since 1916.
Plus, a number of bills directly affecting real estate have died in the legislature.
SAR photo
SAR members Eric Johnson and Tom Hormel attended the Washington REALTORS(R) Legislative Steering Meeting in Olympia (photo above).  

For the latest update on bills that affect REALTORS(R), check out the latest SAR Governmental Affairs Brief online here

Legal Hotline: Form 22B  


Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons is just out with a new Legal Hotline video in her series of Real Estate Fundamentals that You Should Know that covers Form 22B: Home Sale Contingency - the singularly most complicated form in the statewide forms system.  
This video series will be broken out in three parts:
Part 1: The buyer who satisfies the home sale contingency (link below) 
Part 2: The buyer who waives the home sale contingency (posted here next week)  
Part 3: Troubleshoot some issues that often come up with the form (available here the week after next)  
See the 16-minute video online here:

Form 22B: Home Sale Contingency - Part 1
Form 22B: Home Sale Contingency - Part 1


St. Patrick's Day Parade 


The 2019 St Patrick's Day Parade is set for Saturday March 16th at 12-noon.
Much of downtown Spokane will be closed for the parade. 
This annual parade is one event in Spokane that is open for total community involvement. Regardless of race, creed or color, everyone has just that wee bit of Irish that comes out in full spirit, whether you're a dyed-in-the-wool Irish person or just Irish-for-the-day, this is one event you won't want to miss.
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick shares word that this year's Grand Marshall will be Tony Lamanna of Inland Honor Flight; Irish Man - Tom Sherry, KREM2 Weathercaster; Irish Woman - Joanne McAtee - The Friendly Son's of St. Patrick 
This year's parade is the 41st in Spokane.
Visit the official parade website online here.
Special Discount for Members 
Saturday, August 17th
The SAR Communications/Member Services committee has negotiated a special rate for members and friends to enjoy an evening at the ballpark with the Spokane Indians baseball team this summer:
Saturday, August 17th
Seats: $11 Upper Box
Armed Forces Appreciation and Fireworks Night 
Get your special SAR discounted Spokane Indians Baseball tickets online here
Member Roster Update - March

Updated for March

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 - February    

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

See the FEBRUARY 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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