Weekly Notices
Friday, May 29, 2020
 
 
The Spokane Association of REALTORS ®  
will re-open its office at 1924 North Ash Street  
on Monday, June 1st.
 
The physical office was closed and staff moved to a virtual office
under the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order back on March 23rd.
 
You'll see many changes in the office to put us in compliance with Phase 2 easing
such as physical distancing, increased sanitizing, and decreased capacity.
 
If you prefer to continue to receive virtual service from your association,
please be in touch on the phone or online - we welcome the opportunity to serve you either way! 
 
 
(509) 326-9222 
 
 
PHASE 1 -> PHASE 2 -> PHASE 3 -> PHASE 4
 
 

 
 
 
FRIDAY, May 29th
1:30 p.m.
LIVE on Zoom 
 
 
How does a city build and re-build following a global pandemic that shuts down nearly every business and leaves an all-time high number of people unemployed?   
 
Join us at the round-table today as we sit down with three of the people who will be leading their organizations to do just that.
 
2020 SAR President Tom Clark welcomes:
 
Rob Higgins, Executive Vice President 
Spokane Association of REALTORS®
 
 
Mark Richard, President and CEO
Downtown Spokane Partnership
 
Joel White, Executive Officer
Spokane Home Builders Association 
 
 
Questions may be emailed in advance to: dwatkins@spokanerealtor.com, or asked live via chat during the event on Friday.  
 
To join the round-table, click on the Zoom button below and enter pa ssword 443587 .

 
   
 
 
 
Or, go to Zoom and enter these credentials:  

Webinar ID: 879 7820 9766
Password: 443587
 
 
  
  
The event will be recorded and posted to the SAR YouTube page. You can watch it online here any time after the event concludes:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LAST WEEK'S ROUNDTABLE
  
 
 
So, we're in Phase 2. What does that mean for REALTORS®, real estate brokerages, and how we can conduct business, now, in Washington State?  
 
2020 SAR President Tom Clark welcomed Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons to the Round-table, last Friday, as we began our conversations about Phase 2 of re-opening Washington State from the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order.   
 
Watch the recording of last week's Round-table online here - it's about 45-minutes long. 
 
 
Round table #9 
Round table #9
 
 
   
  
 
All Spokane Association of REALTORS® COVID-19 resources are online here.  
 
 
 
    

 
   
   
NEW!
 
Washington REALTORS® 2020 President Kitty Wallace has a message regarding the new mask protocol in place for Phase 1 and Phase 2 counties.  
 
See her new two-minute video online here:
 

President Kitty Wallace: Wear Your Masks. - May 22, 2020 
President Kitty Wallace:
Wear Your Masks. - May 22, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
You Can Get Through This
You Can Get Through This
 
 
 
 
 
    NEW! 
  
 
 
Washington REALTORS® has updated its Frequently Asked Questions document so you can begin to think about and plan how you will conduct business under Phase 2 easing.
 
Download that document (pictured above) online here
 
 
 
 
 
All Washington REALTORS® COVID-19 resources are   online here.
 
 

SAR Bylaws Vote
 
 
 
 
 
 
  BYLAWS VOTE
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2020
The Board of Directors of the Spokane Association of REALTORS® is submitting to the membership proposed Bylaw amendments.   
The Bylaws will be voted on by the REALTOR® members present at the  
 
Virtual General Membership Meeting on
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Via Zoom
 
Watch for details in your Weekly Notices next week. You'll be able to pre-register for the meeting and be entered in a drawing for some awesome gift cards!
   
See a redline copy of the Restated Bylaws of Spokane Association of REALTORS(pictured above), online here
.    
 
A Bylaws Presidential Advisory Group (PAG) was formed in 2019 to look at the SAR Bylaws and recommend changes to them so that we only have what is required by NAR, state law and recommendations by our legal counsel included.  
 
 
The majority of the current Bylaws that show deleted in the redline copy have been moved to the Policies of the SAR, a new working document.  
 
We are providing it here for information purposes only.
 
 
 
See a copy of the new Policies of the Spokane Association of REALTORS® (pictured, left) online here.
 
 
 







WCR EVENT  
         

 
   
NEXT WEEK!
Thursday, June 4th 
   
The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS REALTORS® invites members and guests to its upcoming event: Personality Profiles 101 with Angel Tucker
 
Come discover how to use your personality strengths to complement every situation and learn how to eliminate the potential pitfalls and stumbling blocks of interpersonal communication.


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

   
NEW!
   
The Spokane Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network invites all SAR members and friends to join it in supporting an effort to benefit ACCOIN - American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest.
 
All you have to do to be a hero is purchase gift cards from select local businesses.
 
 
 
 
Download the event flyer (pictured above) for more information, online here
 
 
RPR: Prepare for Upcoming Demand 
         
 
   
NEW!

Is summer the new spring?  
 
COVID-19 may have delayed our typical spring market, but the tides are changing.  
 
As buyers and sellers come back to the market, make sure you're prepared to respond with the right information at the drop of a dime.  
 
In many areas, inventory is low.  
 
Both buyers and sellers need to be prepared to respond accordingly and they need your guidance.
   
Join RPR to learn how Market Activity & Buyer Tour Reports will help your clients successfully react to a changing market.  
 
With low inventory in many areas, buyers will need to make decisions quickly, and potential sellers may realize this is a great time to list.
 
 
WEBINAR OFFERED TWICE:
 
Monday, June 8th, at 1:00 p.m.
 
Tuesday, June 16th, at 11 a.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAR Professional Development 

SAR Professional Development 
 
   
SAR Professional Development is temporarily being offered in the SAR Virtual Classroom.
 
The instructors are the same trusted, knowledgeable, and friendly individuals you've come to know and enjoy.
 
Your business continues so your association's business of supporting you continues, as well.   
 
The classroom will be virtual for as long as the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order remains in effect (at least through May 4th).  
 
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.
 
 
 
   
 
FREE SAR CE
TODAY! 
   

Success Basics for Landlords & Property Managers
Fri 5/29 1pm-4pm
Free Class with clock hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FREE!
  
 
NEW SAR MEMBERS may take the first Code of Ethics training at no charge on the NAR website during the governor's "Stay Home, Stay Well" order. 

New members are normally required to take their first Code of Ethics class in person at the SAR.

All Members are required to take a Code of Ethics class once in a three-year cycle; the current cycle ends December 31, 2021 .
 
Do you know if you're current?
 
You can check your status and take the class online right now. 
 
See what's available online here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All SAR professional development is cancelled until further notice.
 
To stay current with your continuing education requirements, please visit The CE Shop - Washington REALTORS®' preferred vendor for online continuing education. 
 
These are state-approved, self-paced courses that you can take in the comfort of your own home or anywhere you have internet access. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In This Issue
Join us at the Presidents' Roundtable - TODAY!
New mask protocol
SAR Bylaws Vote
WCR event next week!
YPN event on now!
PRepare for Upcoming Demand
SAR Professional Development
SAR CALENDAR
Cited and Fined
Reopening with Caution
Second-quarter MLS Fee Relief
Member Roster Update - April
Market Activity Report - April

SAR CALENDAR
 
Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees, and events. 
 
 
 
 
 
Other regional calendars:
 
    
 
 
 
    
Cited and Fined
 
 
NEW!
 
 
Washington businesses that decide to open, or operate in direct violation of Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, may be cited and fined for unsafe workplace conditions under emergency rules filed this week by the state Department of Labor & Industries.
 
The closure order and the Safe Start Plan to reopen businesses are in place to keep workers and the public safe and to prevent the spread of the easily transmissible coronavirus.
 
The emergency rules, enacted at the direction of the governor, take effect immediately. They give the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) the authority to cite businesses for being open or for operating in a way that is purposely defying the phased-in approach and, as a result, putting their workers at risk. 

Read the agency's Bulletin #20-014 online here
   





 
 
 
NEW!
 
 
REOPENING WITH CAUTION   
 
As more brokers prepare for prudent and careful office reopenings, despite the persistence of the coronavirus across the country, they will need to put together safety guidance for their agents and staff.  
 
This should incorporate state and CDC guidelines, plans for handling customers and outside visitors, and protocols for maintaining cleaning standards and personal protective equipment, such as masks and hand sanitizer for the office.  
 
However, these are complicated decisions for businesses.  
 
Some real estate professionals may find advantages to working virtually.  
 
Just because a state may allow a real estate company to reopen its physical locations doesn't mean it has to.
 
 
 
Read Brokers Broach Reopening With Caution in the current edition of REALTOR® magazine online here.
 
 
 
    
 
NEW! 
 
NAR's 2020 VP of Association Affairs, Mabél Guzmán, is just out with a new video to share steps you can take to restart your business.
 
See her three-minute video online here: 
 
 
 
Steps to Reignite Your Business 
Steps to Reignite Your Business
 
     





NAR has created a COVID-19 Workplace Re-entry Checklist to make going back to the office a little easier.
 
Get your copy of this document (pictured above) online here.

 
 
 
All National Association of REALTORS® COVID-19 resources are online here.




Second-quarter MLS Fee Relief


 
FEE RELIEF
   
 
Your SAR Board of Directors has approved one-time fee relief for Second Quarter Dues - adding 60 days to the due date - because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
 
This means your payment for Second Quarter Dues is due at the end of this month, May 31st.
 
If you'd like to take care of this now, click on the button below:
 





Member Roster Update - April        
 


Updated for April
 
Click here to view the latest Member Roster Update (pictured above) - approved by the Board of Directors at its February meeting.
   
Send a message to Brenda at the SAR with any changes.  







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 2020   Market Snapshot Report
(pictured above) online here.







See the 2020 Year to Date Market Snapshot Report (pictured above),   online here.




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