Weekly Notices
Friday, March 26, 2021

Don't be That Agent! 
Friday, March 26th, at noon! 
Don't be that agent!
2021 SAR President Eric Johnson and SAR Past-president Ken Sax invite you to join them for a webinar with Melissa Kershner, Investigation and Audit Manager with the Washington State Department of Licensing, as we go over the most common violations licensees are making today - and best business practices on how to avoid them! 
Bring your lunch, bring your questions, and join us for an enjoyable and important conversation to help you keep your broker's license!

Username: 83715057763 
Passcode: 669284
NOTE: This webinar will not be recorded. 
SAR Quarterly Blood Drive 

Tuesday, March 30 (north) 


The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS®, the Spokane Association of REALTORS®, and the Spokane REALTORS® YPN are partnering with Vitalant for an SAR Quarterly Blood Drive!

Reserve a time on Tuesday, March 30th north.

Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to give back to your community - donate today!

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

We're in Phase 3! 
We're in Phase 3!  
All of Washington state, this week, eased to Phase 3 in its recovery from the COVID-19 lockdown.   
Washington REALTORS® has worked with the Governor's Office and the NWMLS to interpret how these changes affect the real estate industry and provide guidance for practical application.
In Phase 3, the following changes apply to the real estate industry:
  • Capacity for real estate offices, including guests, is limited to 50% or lower. Appointments are not required for clients to visit real estate offices. Remote meetings with clients are encouraged.
    • This is a change from 25% capacity and required appointments for clients to visit real estate offices.
  • In-person brokerage activities at the property (showings, inspections, etc.) are permitted by appointment with no more than ten (10) people on site, in addition to the broker, with face coverings, strict social distancing, and proper sanitation measures.
    • This is a change from five people on site, in addition to the broker.

Read Governor Inslee's announcement online here.
Washington REALTORS® and the Northwest Multiple Listing Service have provided FAQ guidance.  
Please review the downloadable PDF (pictured above) for clarification on which activities are permitted and the protocols required for permitted activities.   
Find Your Phase 

Forms Revisions: Form 22A Changes 

Annie Fitzsimmons breaks down the 2021 New Forms and Forms Revisions. 
Video #2 in this series: Form 22A changes
The video runs about eight minutes, online here:
Forms Revisions, Part 2: Form 22A
Forms Revisions, Part 2: Form 22A
VIDEO #1 in this series: Form 35 changes. 
The video runs about seven-minutes, online here: 

Forms Revisions, Part 1: Form 35 
Forms Revisions, Part 1: Form 35
RPR®: Intro to RPR®

Welcome to RPR's Basics and Beyond Learning Series.  
This first video is your official "intro" to RPR.  
You'll get a high level overview of all the features, tools and capabilities that RPR offers to REALTORS®.  
It's a great way to see how the site looks, feels and functions.  
It's basically the ground floor on how much RPR has to offer and why it's in your best interest to tap into all of the property data available to you.  
This two and a half minute clip is a perfect first taste for new members or for someone who is new to RPR.
Log in to RPR today: narrpr.com 
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SAR Professional Development 

SAR Professional Development 
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.
Code of Ethics & Fair Housing
(this is our first NEW Broker Code of Ethics class being offered since COVID)
Tues 4/6 8:30-12:30
Thurs 4/8 8:30-Noon
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®.
Core Curriculum (Zoom class)
Tuesday, April 13
9 a.m. - noon
The Washington State Real Estate Commission and Department of Licensing require the completion of 3 clock hours of prescribed core curriculum.   
The 3 mandatory core clock hours must be included in the 30 clock hours required for active licensees.   
"Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 2020-2021" is the Core Curriculum course required by DOL.  
Remember, you must take this class every 2 years for your license renewal. We are now in the 2020-2021 two year cycle.
3.0 clock hours
Code of Ethics our Promise to Professionalism (Zoom class) 
Wednesday, April 14
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
3.5 clock hours
This half-day Ethics class is for those that are past their first license renewal.  
Remember, you must take a Code of Ethics class once between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021.  
This class meets those requirements.
New members must first take a 7.5 hour Code of Ethics class before taking this 3.5 hr class.
Biggest Bloopers & Blunders we make in our Statewide Forms! (Zoom class) 
Thursday, April 15
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
3.5 clock hours
You'll want to check out this class and learn what the bloopers are and how to avoid making the same mistakes!  
Don't be that broker!
Ken Sax has been teaching the Purchase & Sale class since 2010.  
He's very passionate about REALTORS® being experts on this... after all, your clients think you are! 
Ken will be discussing Forms - 21, 50, 51, 22A. 22EF, 22B, 39, 22Q, 35/35R, 35E and 36.
Successfully Selling HUD Homes (Zoom class)
Friday, April 16
9 a.m. to noon
3.0 clock hours
Instructor Grace Chiquette will walk you through how to show and sell HUD Homes.  
It is different from your typical transaction with specific procedures and paperwork.  
This course will prepare you to successfully sell HUD Homes.  
You'll be learning the NAID application portal; how to find inventory and place bids; bidding tips and understanding bidding timelines; how to understand HUD's contract and addendum's and so much more.
The Power of Strategy: Build Real Estate Wealth with 1031 Exchanges! (Zoom class)
Wednesday, April 28 
3.0 clock hours
Annemarie Kooning with TriCity Association of REALTORS® will share how you can win more business and earn more commissions:
* What is a Section 1031 Exchange
* Exchange Trends: The Perfect Storm
* Exchange Misconceptions
* 4 levels of Capital Gains Taxes
* How Equity Grows with a 1031 exchange
* Qualifying properties: more than you think
* How long to Hold
* Rules and Restrictions
* Moving into an exchanged property
* The Super Tax Break
* How to unlock a Sale 
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In This Issue
Don't be That Agent!
SAR Quarterly Blood Drive
We're in Phase 3!
Find Your Phase
Forms Revisions: Form 22A Changes
RPR®: Intro to RPR®
Member Value Plus
SAR Professional Development
SAR Quarterly Membership Meeting - NEXT WEEK!
MLS Fees Due
WR Fair Housing Series
FREE Clock Hours!
WR Spring Business Conference
2021 NAR Legislative Days
YPN: Millennial vs. Master
SAR Member Roster Update - February
SAR Market Activity Report - February

Click on the image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees, and events. 
SAR Quarterly Membership Meeting 

Tuesday, March 30th
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Welcome to the first SAR Quarterly Membership Meeting of 2021 via Zoom.  
Our guest speaker will be Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons - always a favorite!  
Plan now to join us at the end of the month as we bring members up to date on matters of importance to your association and profession.  

2021 SAR President Eric Johnson will officially convene us and introduce our Fair Housing guest speaker, Marley Hochendoner, executive director of Northwest Fair Housing Alliance to talk about the new protected class in Washington state, and our partnership on the Northwest Fair Housing  Virtual Conference in April - Fair Housing month. 

You won't want to miss this Quarterly General membership meeting!   
We will be doing three drawings at the end of the meeting - must be present (still connected) to win
$50, $100 or $150!
Registration is open and available now:
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!      
WR Fair Housing Series

April 8th: 10-11 a.m.
WR is celebrating Fair Housing Month in April with this upcoming webinar series (FREE for WR Members).  
In the first webinar, WR Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons will cover the topic of Love Letters and Fair Housing Marketing/Advertising for your business.
Register for this event, and check out upcoming Fair Housing events, online here:
FREE Clock Hours! 
Washington REALTORS®
6.0 Clock Hours 
April 14th and 15th
9 a.m. to noon 

Celebrating Fair Housing Month, we are offering the At Home With Diversity class for free!   
Download the class flyer (above) to share with your colleagues and encourage them to join you, online here.  
REALTORS® know the importance of adapting and remaining relevant in today's marketplace.  
By developing a business practice rooted in inclusion and equality, REALTORS® can help buyers of all cultural backgrounds achieve the dream of home ownership.  
The At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) certification course covers how to work effectively with diverse populations so you can build business success in today's multicultural real estate market.
You must attend both days to receive credit.
WR Spring Business Conference 

  Registration Now Open!
April 19-23



Register for the Virtual Spring Business Conference for FREE!

Registration, meeting times, guest speakers, and conference events have been posted to our website.

Please note that links to join specific meetings will not be posted until the week before conference.

WR will also email attendees a daily schedule with links and meeting materials.

All available details and a registration link are online here:

2021 NAR Legislative Days 

May 3-14
Registration Open Now! 
After careful consideration, the 2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, now scheduled for May 3-14, 2021, will be virtual this year.  
Please view this video message from NAR President Charlie Oppler for more information surrounding this decision.   
2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings Going Virtual 
2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings Going Virtual
Registration is open now! 
The event website is online here.
YPN: Millennial vs. Master 
Friday, March 26th, 10 a.m.
The Spokane Young Professionals Network invites you to its next Fresh Friday with YPN event: Millennial vs. Master Series.
This month it is all about growing and scaling your Real Estate Business!  
We will learn from Danielle LaBar (Millennial) and Marie Pence (Master).  
We will learn how each of them uniquely grew their business to where it is today.  
Find out more and register online here
SAR Member Roster Update - February

Updated for February 
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 - 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 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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