Weekly Notices
Friday, May 7, 2021

SAR Wins Fairhaven Contest!  
SAR wins Fairhaven Contest!
CONGRATULATIONS to all SAR members for turning out the highest percentage increase in Fairhaven member participation from across the state, this past month.

THANK YOU to long-time SAR member
Terry Sullivan for bringing enthusiasm for this training from our national president to Spokane! 
See Terry Sullivan's personal invitation to visit Fairhaven in this two-minute video, online here: 
Fairhaven - Terry Sullivan offers a personal invitation to visit. 
Terry Sullivan offers a personal invitation to visit.
Take the Fairhaven training online here:

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:

C2EX = Commitment to Excellence 
The National Association of REALTORS® shares word that over 50,000 members have participated in the Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program!

C2EX empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism.

It's not a course, class or designation-it's an Endorsement that REALTORS® can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®.

Get started on your journey today by taking any one of our 11 self-assessments to measure your proficiency in 10 aspects of professionalism (11 for brokers), ranging from customer service to use of technology.

The platform generates a customized learning path and recommends experiences and resources to enhance your individual skillset.



Buyer/Seller Guides
The Spokesman-Review published two special real estate inserts in its Wednesday newspaper, last week - one with buyer content, one with seller content.
The SAR Communications Committee served as a focus group for the newspaper this past spring, offering ideas and suggestions for story ideas from their collective experience in the field as working brokers.
The SAR has a limited quantity of printed copies available for members - please call ahead to arrange pick-up since the building remains closed by the state  pandemic shutdown.  326-9222 
Electronic copies are available below:  
The Buyer's Guide (pictured above) is online here.
The Seller's Guide (pictured above) is online here
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! 
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. 
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.
Purchase & Sale with Sabrina Jones Schroeder 
Two day Zoom class - both days required
Tuesday, May 11th
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- and -    
Thursday, May 13th  
8:30 a.m. - Noon
This mandatory course will include: An introduction and discussion of intentions, goals and purposes in properly completing the new Purchase & Sale Agreement; the deposit, parties and property; financing and the financing contingencies, title insurance and transfer and inspections; representations and disclosure; and remaining provisions.
This class must be taken once every four years. 
Success Basics for Landlords and Property Managers with Eric Bessett (Zoom class) 
Wednesday May 12th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This course is divided into three distinct sessions: (1) Landlord-Tenant Law (including SB5600), (2) Forms, Notices & other documents (3) Practical, Real-World Best Practices. Come receive a comprehensive overview of how to property navigate the legal, practical and technical landscapes within this housing segment. 
3.0 clock hours  

Biggest Bloopers & Blunders we make in our Statewide Forms!
Mon May 17th 1pm-4:30pm
3.5 clock hours
Instructor: Ken Sax
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.
Your Code of Ethics & Fair Housing Intro
(2) Day class
Tues May 18th    8:30-12:30
Weds May 19th 8:30-Noon
7.5 clock hours
Instructor: Mike Crowley
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!

Course Goal -You will gain knowledge of the REALTORS® 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®.
In This Issue
SAR Wins Fairhaven Contest!
C2EX = Commitment to Excellence
Buyer/Seller Guides
2021 SAR REALTOR® Awards Nominations
2020 Gary Fox Memorial Award
2021 James S. Black Memorial Scholarship
2021 SAR Legacy of Service Award
Virtual Legal Symposium
SAR Professional Development
2021 NAR Legislative Days
Major Wins on 2021 Priorities
2021 Fair Housing Conference
RPR®: Farming Neighborhoods
e-PRO® Certification
Forms Revisions: FIRPTA
2021 NAR Legislative Days
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. 
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

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.
Proceeds from our event will be going to Family Promise of Spokane.
Major Wins on 2021 Priorities  

The Washington State Legislature adjourned its 2021 session on the evening of Sunday, April 26th.

This was the first-ever fully virtual session in Washington State history.

Still, the Washington REALTORS® lobbying and volunteer leadership team reports major wins on both of its session priorities:
  1. Minimize tax impacts to REALTORS® and their clients, and 
  2. Help increase inventory of homes and condos. 

Read the Washington REALTORS® 2021 Legislative Session Recap online here.


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:
RPR®: Farming Neighborhoods 
Real estate farming is possibly the most proactive position an agent can take to build inventory.  
Overall, you'll want to choose an area with attributes you find personally appealing as well as professionally rewarding.  
Create personas for your perfect clients using data such as income, education, leisure activities and more.  
For example, an agent who is athletic and enjoys leisure time at coffee houses might find it easier to relate to homeowners with similar interests.  
The goal is to choose a farm area that you feel comfortable representing and one that will produce revenue.
Learn more at your REALTORS® Property Resource: 
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)
Forms Revisions: FIRPTA 

Annie Fitzsimmons breaks down the 2021 New Forms and Forms Revisions in this new video series.      
In Part 8Annie covers changes to the boiler plate language in the FIRPTA provision of the purchase & sale agreement, including the addition of a brand new form called Form 90 FIRPTA. 
See her new five-minute video online here:
Forms Revisions, Part 8: FIRPTA
Forms Revisions, Part 8: FIRPTA
See previous videos in this series on the Washington REALTORS® YouTube channel, 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.
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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