Weekly Notices
Friday, May 21, 2021

All Washington State counties are now at Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan and under new CDC masking guidance that allows fully-vaccinated people to no longer wear a face covering (with certain limitations).  
In Phase 3, the following protocols 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.
  • 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.
  • In-person open houses are permitted with no more than ten (10) people are on site, in addition to the broker.  
As a reminder, the following protocols continue to apply to all in-person activities (previews, showings, listing appointments, inspections, walk-throughs, appraisals, etc.):
  • In-person activities must be by appointment only;
  • Face coverings are required to be worn at all times by real estate brokers, their clients, and industry partners (e.g. appraisers, inspectors, photographers, stagers, etc.). Brokers may not provide services to any client who does not wear a face covering; and
  • Those persons must strictly follow social distancing guidelines by remaining at least six feet apart at all times.
Get your copy of the latest NWMLS/WR COVID-19 FAQ document - pictured above - online here
Northwest MLS and Washington REALTORS® will publish updated information, including best practices for real estate brokers, when the state fully reopens on June 30th (or sooner).
Luau on the Bluff 
Thursday, June 3
First Live Gathering of 2021!
Thank you to our Sponsors:  
Banner Bank
Condron Homes
Flagstar Bank
Spokane County Title
Spokane Teachers Credit Union
Synergy One Lending
WFG National Title Company of Eastern WA

The SAR proudly presents the Luau on the Bluff - our first live REALTOR® event of 2021!

The evening will include some great Pacific Island-inspired food, live music, silent auction, door prizes, a "best-dressed" contest, and a gorgeous sunset view of the valley!  
Tickets $35 through May 26th; or at the door on June 3rd - $50.
REMEMBER to social distance and wear your face-mask.  
Proceeds from our event will be going to Family Promise of Spokane.
Legal Hotline: Real Estate Transactions 

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons
begins a new video series on negotiating real estate transactions. 
For this series, Annie is joined by John Manning, the Designated Broker of RE/MAX On Market
In Part 1, they talk about: Communication/Relatedness, Professional Credibility, Promise of Trust, and Clarity of Outcome.  
See the new 21-minute video online here:
Negotiating Real Estate Transactions, Part 1
Negotiating Real Estate Transactions, Part 1
Top Ten Ways to Generate Listings 
Tuesday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. 
We know it's a tough market to find listings so we've tapped two market experts to help bring our members some tips on how to generate them!
Join Chris Smith (co-founder of Curaytor) and Andrew Dorn (VP, realtor.com) to learn successful strategies from top agents across the country that are CURRENTLY securing more listings in this market.  
This webinar is free for WR members and is designed to educate and inspire real estate professionals - there is no selling of either Curayator or realtor.com products or services. 
Several hundred attendees have been surveyed and over 97% would recommend this webinar to their fellow realtor.   
Attendees will leave this dynamic webinar with several proven tactics that will help them win more listings in 2021.  
Join us on June 1st at 11:00 AM PST.
2021 SAR REALTOR® Awards Nominations 
Deadline: June 1st
Applications are now being accepted for all 2021 SAR REALTOR® Awards!  
You and your REALTOR® colleagues will decide who will be our honorees for:
2021 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
The deadline by which you must submit nominations to the SAR for them to be considered is Tuesday, June 1st.
The 2021 SAR REALTOR® Awards will be announced and presented at the SAR's Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at Centerplace - August 19th.  
More details to come! 

2020 Gary Fox Memorial Award 
Deadline: June 1st
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Gary Fox Memorial Designated/Managing Broker Award.
This award recognizes a Designated Broker or Managing Broker who serves as an example of loyalty, ethical behavior, and leadership in the real estate profession.
The deadline to submit applications to the SAR is Tuesday, June 1st.
The 2020 Gary Fox Memorial Designated/Managing Broker Award honoree will be announced and presented  at the SAR's Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at Centerplace - August 19th.  
More details to come! 
2021 James S. Black Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline: June 1st
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 James S. Black Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship helps members pay for tuition and expenses leading to professional designations such as GRI, CRS, CPM, SIR, or MAI. 
The deadline to submit applications to the SAR is Tuesday, June 1st.
The 2021 James S. Black Memorial Scholarship will be announced and presented at the SAR's Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at Centerplace - August 19th.
More details soon! 
2021 SAR Legacy of Service Award 
Deadline: June 1st
Your SAR is now accepting nominations for its 2021SAR Legacy of Service Award.
This award is created as a "Lifetime Achievement" award to honor those REALTOR® members who are respected in our profession by colleagues and serve our profession through various Association committees.
Additionally, this award honors those who spend the majority of their years as active REALTORS® mentoring newer members, helping to define regulations within our field, all the while giving back to the community.
The deadline to submit nominations to the SAR is Tuesday, June 1st.
The 2021 SAR Legacy of Service Award will be presented at the SAR's Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon at Centerplace - August 19th    
We'll have more details to share soon! 
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.  
SAR photo
Classes are monitored to ensure attendance and attention so that credit is earned for actual participation and not just for connecting to the class (see photo above).
We expect to maintain virtual classes through the summer, though may begin offering a hybrid live-virtual experience in coming weeks. 
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.

Monday, June 24th 1-4pm
3.0 clock hours
Instructor: Sabrina Jones-Schroeder
This class will go over what you need to know for the new 2021 forms revisions and any current industry updates.
Don't miss this very informative class on the new form changes.
Core Curriculum with Sabrina Jones Schroeder 
(Zoom class)
Tuesday, June 1st
9 a.m. - noon
3.0 clock hours 
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.

Code of Ethics our Promise to Professionalism with Mike Crowley
 (Zoom class)  
Thursday, June 3rd  
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 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.
In This Issue
Luau on the Bluff
Legal Hotline: Real Estate Transactions
Top Ten Ways to Generate Listings
2021 SAR REALTOR® Awards Nominations
2020 Gary Fox Memorial Award
2021 James S. Black Memorial Scholarship
2021 SAR Legacy of Service Award
SAR Professional Development
Fairhaven Congrats!
Virtual Legal Symposium
2021 Fair Housing Conference
SAR Blood Drive
SAR Golf Tournament - SAVE THE DATE!
e-PRO® Certification
Supra: Authorize eKey App
Housing Crisis: What Needs to Happen?
SAR Member Roster Update - April
SAR Market Activity Report - April

Click on the image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees, and events. 
Fairhaven Congrats! 

2021 SAR President Eric Johnson offers congratulations to SAR members who helped us win a recent contest for turning out the highest percentage increase in Fairhaven member participation from across the state!
See his personal one-minute message online here: 
Farihaven Congrats 
Fairhaven Congrats

Fairhaven is a virtual place, but the lessons you learn there can make a real difference in your business.  

The platform takes real estate professionals to the fictional town of Fairhaven, where agents work to close four deals while confronting situations in which discrimination is a factor.

As agents advance through the simulation, they receive feedback on their performance that they can use in real-life situations.

The course takes 60 to 100 minutes to complete and can be paused or retaken as necessary.
Visit Fairhaven now:


Virtual Legal Symposium 
May 25-26 

Washington REALTORS® is excited to bring another quality education symposium featuring seven industry lawyers presenting on current events in real estate.  
The lawyers will cover recent RLTA Amendments by the Legislature, the latest forms revisions, "Crazy Things in Crazy Markets," and more.
Up to 7.5 clock hours are available, depending on attendance. 
2021 Fair Housing Conference 
May 20 & 27 
The Northwest Fair Housing Alliance will hold a virtual housing conference, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday May 20, and 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, online.  
On the first day of the conference, guests will learn about protecting immigrant and refugee neighbors from discrimination, housing justice for formerly incarcerated people, and supporting vulnerable and underserved populations in accessing and maintaining housing.  
The conference is free to attend.
See the entire schedule and register online here. 
Special SAR event!
5:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 27th
Join the session on Equitable Home-ownership Opportunities presented by the Spokane Association of REALTORS® at the 2021 Inland Northwest Housing Virtual Conference online here:
SAR Blood Drive 
 Tuesday, June 8th!
Our next blood drive will be June 8th at the SAR on the bus!  
Ready to make your appointment?
SAR Golf Tournament - SAVE THE DATE! 
Thursday, July 15th!
The 2021 SAR Golf Tournament is scheduled at Down River Golf Course Thursday, July 15th.
More details to come in our Weekly Notices Friday, June 4th.
e-PRO® Certification 
May 25 & 26
NAR's e-PRO® certification program was developed to help real estate professionals broaden their technology skills and compete effectively in today's market.  
Gain practical knowledge in advanced digital marketing techniques and promote your expertise to consumers with the e-PRO® certification.
Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels. Gain the confidence and knowledge in seeing these transactions through with the following tools:
  • Direct distressed sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals
  • Qualify sellers for short sales
  • Develop a short sale package
  • Negotiate with lenders
  • Tap into buyer demand
  • Safeguard your commission
  • Limit risk
  • Protect buyers
Live Virtual e-PRO® 2-Day Certification Program
May 25-26, 2021 * 8am-3pm PDT
Instructor: Craig Grant
Cost: $149 (reg. $219)
Supra: Authorize eKey App 
Once you have downloaded the eKey app, you'll need to follow a few steps to authorize it for use.
Supra offers a new video to help you with this process: Authorize eKey App.
Watch the new three-minute video online here:
Housing Crisis: What Needs to Happen?  
2021 SAR Governmental Affairs Committee Chair and Immediate Past-president Tom Clark was a guest on KREM2 Morning News, this week.
The two talked about Spokane's housing crisis during the early morning broadcast anchored locally in Spokane. 
Morning News Anchor Tim Pham asked Tom "What do you think needs to happen for it to improve?" 
Watch the new two-minute video online here:
What needs to change for Spokane's housing crisis to end? 
What needs to change for Spokane's housing crisis to end?
SAR Member Roster Update - April

Updated for April  
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  
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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