Weekly Notices
Friday, November 1, 2019
2020 SAR Final Slate of Candidates 


Your SAR Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its final slate of candidates for 2020 SAR leadership:  
Eric Johnson , Coldwell Banker Tomlinson N
Doug Hagood, Hagood Real Estate & Mortgage
Kristy Hamby, Windermere Airway Heights
Dave Crosby, American Dream Homes
Cynthia Gustafson, John L. Scott Spokane, Inc.
Gregory Barkley, Keller Williams Spokane - Main
Eric Etzel, Choice Realty
Judy Flemmer , EXIT Real Estate Professionals
Britney Inglis , Real Estate Marketplace NW, Inc.
Ron McIntire, Choice Realty
Lee McIntyre , 4 Degrees Real Estate
Brittany Miller, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson WP
Abbey Parsons, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson V
Barb Pielli, Windermere City Group
Read before you vote - get to know the candidates and make your best decisions.
The SAR has prepared a Voter Information Guide (pictured above), that includes photos and statements from each of your candidates.
Voting begins on Monday, November 4 th.
You will get an email invitation to vote, which will include a link to your electronic ballot. 
Deadline to fill out ballots will be Wednesday, November 20th, 4:30 p.m.
Our new leaders will be announced at our Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 21st, at CenterPlace Regional Event Center.


That's Who We R® - Advocacy Message
Your Spokane Association of REALTORS® has created a new advocacy message to help consumers better understand who we are and what we do.
This message was paid for with an advocacy grant from the National Association of REALTORS®. 
Be among the first to see the message online here.
This is also posted to the SAR Facebook page - you can share it from there. 
Watch for this message in your favorite local television newscasts in coming days.

Watch the new 30-second message online here.
That's Who We R®
That's Who We R®

Add this video to your website with this code:
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Education Excellence and Annual Meeting 

SAR photo

Thursday, November 21st
at Centerplace in Spokane Valley

Early-bird registration accepted
through November 14th!

Join your friends and colleagues for the SAR's final Education Excellence and Annual Membership meeting of 2019 .

This event is bundled with four main events:

Top Shelf Business Practices
in the morning

Quarterly Business Meeting with
Buffet Lunch at 11:30a.m.

Social Media Marketing for REALTORS®
in the afternoon

Attend the day and go home with 6.5 clock hours!

Attendance for clock hours will be proctored - extended absence from class(es) will disqualify you from credit.


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

REALTORS® Dental Insurance 

Get covered today!
Enroll today to have coverage in place for November.
REALTORS® Dental plans feature group rates and, as always, great customer service and 100% in-network preventive coverage.  
  These are the ONLY dental plans designed exclusively for REALTORS®, and plans start for as little as $23.86 per month. 
Want to learn more? Click here:

Open Enrollment 

Open Now for 2020 Coverage
Ends December 7th

I f you're Medicare-Eligible, now is the time to explore your supplementary coverage options for 2020.
Members Medicare Exchange is here to make that easy.  
The Exchange is available through REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace, your trusted resource for supplemental Medicare coverage options.  
It's just for NAR members and allows you to easily compare and enroll in supplemental plans from top insurance companies, including dental and vision plans.  
Take some time now to make sure you understand your options, and be ready to take advantage of supplemental benefits.  

WR Legal Hotline: Mailbox Rule  
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons receives questions about earnest money through the WR Legal Hotline all the time. 
So, in this video, she focuses on the delivery of earnest money, a clear explanation of Form 21-Paragraph B (the paragraph that controls when earnest money is due) and the "Mailbox Rule." 
Watch the 14-minute video online here:  
Delivery of Earnest Money and the Mailbox Rule
Delivery of Earnest Money and the Mailbox Rule
Code of Ethics Webinar 

The SAR purchased the Webinar on National Real Estate Ethics Day June 27, 2019, in support of REALTORS® Relief Foundation.  
Proceeds from this event will help families who have endured unimaginable loss.
We offer each office access to the Webinar to show in your office at no charge through December 31, 2019.
This class will not include clock hours, however it will count towards NAR Code of Ethics requirement.
If you offer this class in your office, you will need to send Tami your sign in sheet from the class, so she can record it on the NAR website.
If you would like additional information, please email Tami @ tami@spokanerealtor.com or call 326-9222

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.
Friday, November 1 - Business Budgeting Basics Workshop - with John Trent.  
Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours 
Monday, November 4 - TransactionDesk - with Eric Johnson.
Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
Class: 9 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours
Sabrina Jones-Schroeder - Purchase and Sale Agreements instructor 
Purchase and Sale Agreement
Tuesday, November 5 - Purchase & Sale Agreement - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:15 am.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at the SAR
7.5 clock hours 
Home Warranties in Real Estate Transactions 
Home Warranties in Real Estate Transactions
Wednesday, November 6 - Home Warranties in Real Estate Transactions - with Russel Frans.    
Includes complimentary lunch! 
Check-in: 11:45 a.m. 
Class: 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. 
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours  
Thursday, November 7 - Forward to Reverse - with Marco Begovich.
Check-in: 12:45 p.m.
Class: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours 
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success 
Tuesday, November 12 - Code of Ethics: Standards for Success - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
7.5 clock hours
Thursday, November 14 - Lunch & Learn: VA Myth Busting - with Tony Byrne, Heritage Home Loans.
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
at the SAR
No clock hours but valuable information! 
Spokane Association of REALTORS(R) - Continuing Education 
Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals 
Tuesday, November 19 - Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.
Check-in: 8:15 a.m. 
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the SAR
4.0 clock hours 
What else do we need - Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda 
Purchase & Sale Agreement Addenda
Friday, November 22 - 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 
In This Issue
2020 SAR Initial Slate of Candidates
That's Who We R® - Advocacy Message
Education Excellence and Quarterly Meeting
REALTORS® Dental Insurance
Open Enrollment
WR Legal Hotline: Mailbox Rule
Code of Ethics Webinar - FREE!
2019 REALTOR® Education
FALL BACK from Daylight Savings Time - THIS WEEKEND!
2020 SAR Leadership Opportunities
Broker's Advantage: Assessor
WCR: Personal Safety
Winter Driving Guide
Code of Ethics Webinar - FREE!
Member Roster Update - September
Market Activity Report - September

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
FALL BACK from Daylight Savings Time 

November 3rd.
2020 SAR Leadership Opportunities   

 Your association runs on volunteer power. Here's your chance to plug in and make a difference! 
2020 SAR President Tom Clark invites you to join him in volunteering to lead our association in the new year.
If you'd like to talk with Tom before you decide how you'd like to volunteer, call him at 499-9999 or e-mail him at spokanetom@comcast.net.  
Here are just some of the volunteer opportunities where you can help get the work done: 
Budget & Finance 
Professional Development   
Governmental Affairs
SOS  (Serving Our Spokane)  
Special Events  
3rd Grade Poster Contest   
Food Drive  
Holiday Party & Auction                      

Submit your application by Friday, December 6, 2019.      
See the 2020 SAR Leadership Opportunities flyer for more information and application (pictured above),   online here

Broker's Advantage: Assessor  

Your SAR is frequently in touch with local private and public sector leaders whose work impacts your business.

In this edition of the Weekly Notices, we begin an occasional feature to put you in touch with these leaders directly: Broker's Advantage.

We intend for this to give you an additional member benefit for being engaged with your association - you'll only find it here in the Weekly Notices.

Our first video is with Spokane County Assessor Tom Konis who offers some advice on how to help you move a client's "continuance of program" request through the approval process as quickly as possible.  

Watch the two-minute video online here:

Broker's Advantage - Spokane County Assessor
Broker's Advantage - Spokane County Assessor

WCR: Personal Safety 

Thursday, November 7th
Pick up some personal safety tips at the next Women's Council of REALTORS ® monthly program.

At Darcy's restaurant in Spokane Valley.

First-time REALTOR® attendees are free!

See the event flyer (pictured above), online here.
Winter Driving Guide 

Show your clients you care - especially those new to the area and unfamiliar with winter driving conditions - and send them this new brochure on winter driving safety from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Topics covered include driving in snow and ice, what to carry in your car, and how to access the latest travel information and mountain pass conditions.

 Download your copy of this publication (pictured above),  online here.

Beware of Bandits  
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month so 2019 SAR President Gina Mosey takes the opportunity to address this in her monthly guest column in The Spokesman-Review: Beware of Bandits on the Information Superhighway.
"Have something important to discuss with your REALTOR®? Pick up the phone and call him/her. We love to hear from you!"  
Read our president's guest column in the Sunday edition of The Spokesman-Review (pictured above), online here.

Member Roster Update - October

Updated for October

Click here to view the latest Member Roster Update - approved by the Board of Directors.

Send a message to Brenda at the SAR with any changes.  

Market Activity Report - September 

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

See the September 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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