Weekly Notices
Friday, November 13, 2020
 
  
 
2021 SAR Final Slate of Candidates
 
 
  
MUST VOTE BY NOVEMBER 17th! 
 
You must vote your 2021 SAR Leadership ballot by
Tuesday, November 17th.  
   
Your SAR Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its final slate of candidates for 2021 SAR leadership:  
 
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Eric Etzel, Choice Realty
          
SECRETARY
Doug Hagood, Hagood Real Estate and Mortgage
 
DIRECTORS
Elizabeth Anders, Professional Realty Services
Gwen Arrand, EXIT Real Estate Professionals
Gregory Barkley, Synergy Properties
Dezda Finn, Dezda Finn Properties, LLC
Bryan Gwynn, Urban Settlements
Britney Inglis, Real Estate Marketplace NW, Inc.
Lee McIntyre, 4 Degrees Real Estate
 
 
 
You received an email invitation to vote, which included a link to your electronic ballot.   
 
ALL VOTING WILL BE DONE ELECTRONICALLY! 
 
Deadline to fill out your ballot is Tuesday, November 17th, at 4:30 p.m.
 
 
 
   
 
The SAR has created an Official Voter Information Guide that offers 2021 Association leadership candidate statements (pictured above).
 
 
    
The members of your 2021 SAR leadership team will be announced at the association's Virtual Annual Membership Meeting on:

Wednesday, November 18th, 1:30 p.m. via Zoom.

You must register for the meeting to receive your Zoom link.

Registration is open and available now:


 
Annie is Zooming in to Spokane 

 
 
Tuesday, November 17th;
Wednesday, November 18th 

    

November will bring a couple of excellent continuing education opportunities with our Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons, and the SAR Annual Meeting - all virtual this year due to continuing precautions against the Corona Virus Disease.
 
NEW!
 
Annie offers a personal invitation to Spokane Brokers to join her for her classes in this one-minute video: 
 
 
Annie Zooms in to Spokane!
Annie Zooms in to Spokane!
 
 
 
Our Quarterly Zoom classes with Annie Fitzsimmons are scheduled for:
 
Tuesday, November 17th - 1 - 4:30 p.m.
  • To Disclose or Not to Disclose
In every transaction, brokers, buyers and sellers have disclosure obligations. These obligations arise from statutory law and from case law. How do you know what to disclose and what not to disclose? This class attempts to answer this question by studying actual court decisions and analyzing what made the court rule the way it did. The different between liability and no liability may be surprising to you! Don't miss this very informative class with Annie Fitzsimmons.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 18th - 9 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Death, Divorce and Disgruntled Clients
Would you like to spend a few hours discussing super-fun, upbeat, exciting topics? If so, then you don't want to miss this class! We will discuss the always exhilarating trifecta of: death, divorce and disgruntled clients! Okay... so maybe the topics don't sound super-fun but won't it be fun to know how to handle the title issues when your client needs to sell grandma's house, now that grandma has passed? Wouldn't you like to know what to say to the buyer who tells you that he/she is ready to purchase and the divorce will be final in a month or two? How fun would it be to know what to say to that buyer (or buyer's agent) who calls you after closing to tell you that the refrigerator is missing and you owe them a new fridge? In this class, we discuss all of these topics and arm you with the knowledge to handle these situations professionally, with a confident smile, putting your client (and you) at ease.
 
   
 
 


SAR Virtual Annual Meeting 

 
 
Wednesday, November 18th
1:30 p.m. 
 
 
It's time, again, for the community of Spokane REALTORS® to celebrate the year and each other - still with each other, though virtually this year.   
 
 
SAR photo
 
We'll be announcing the SAR Annual Award Winners -  you'll get to see the presentations and speeches which are being edited now (pictured above) - the results from the Food Drive - along with presenting the plaque to the winner office - SAR Election results and so much more! 
 
You won't want to miss this meeting!  
 
Registration is open and available now:
 
 
 
 
We will be doing three drawings at the end of the meeting - must be present (still connected) to win
$50, $100 or $150!
 
 
 
REMINDER: You are not automatically signed up for the General Membership meeting if you take Annie's class earlier that day (see details below).  
 
You'll need to sign up for the meeting separately.    
 
 


2021 SAR Leadership Opportunities 


DUE DECEMBER 4th
   
 Your association runs on volunteer power. Here's your chance to plug in and make a difference! 
 
2021 SAR President Eric Johnson invites you to join him in volunteering to lead our association in the new year.
 
If you'd like to talk with Eric before you decide how you'd like to volunteer, call him at 951-9331 or email him at ericj@cbspokane.net.  
 
Here are just some of the volunteer opportunities where you can help get the work done: 
 
 
Budget & Finance 
Communication
Professional Development   
Forms
Governmental Affairs
Grievance   
Membership
SOS  (Serving Our Spokane)  
Special Events  
3rd Grade Poster Contest   
Golf  
Food Drive  
Holiday Party & Auction                      
Technology

 
Submit your application by Friday, December 4, 2020.      
 
 
     
See the 2021 SAR Leadership Opportunities flyer for more information and an application (pictured above),
 
 
 
 

 

NEW!
   
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the world to become more virtual, cybersecurity is more important than ever.  
 
By being informed and staying vigilant, real estate professionals can protect themselves and their clients from cybercrime.  
 
These five tips can help prevent cybercrime. 
 
Watch NAR's new six-minute video on this topic online here: 
 
Window to the Law: Preventing Cybercrime During COVID-19
Window to the Law:
Preventing Cybercrime During COVID-19
 
 
 
        

 
  
NEW!
   
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a noteworthy impact on homeownership.  
 
Although the virus continues to take a toll and unemployment remains above pre-pandemic levels, the housing market has been booming, and trends are starting to emerge, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' newly released 2020 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.
 
The report takes a deep dive into buyer and seller demographics, experiences, and preferences and unearths interesting shifts since the onset of the pandemic.
 
Encouraging to Brokers: Ninety-one percent of buyers said they'd use their agent again or recommend their agent to others, and 89% of sellers said they'd definitely or probably recommend their agent for future services.
 
Download your copy (pictured above) online here
 
 
 
 
Form 35R: Computation of Time 

 
NEW!
   
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline Lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons and Managing Broker Eric Shull with John L. Scott Kent North, this week, begin a new video series on Form 35R.
 
In this series, Annie and Eric dig a little deeper into the Inspection Contingency as a negotiation tool and how to use it most effectively.  
 
This first video in the series covers a topic that many brokers want clarification on...counting dates, or the Computation of Time.  
 
They review counting dates for the initial inspection period, the additional inspection period, and Form 35R request for repairs...and more.
 
Watch the new 16-minute video online here: 
 
 
Form 35R Part 1
Form 35R Part 1
 
 
 
  
 
  
 
 
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.
 
 
    
   
 
 
 
 
Core Curriculum
with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder (Zoom class)
Tuesday, November 24
9 a.m. - Noon
3.0 clock hours

These three mandatory CORE clock hours must be included in the 30 clock hours required for all active licensees. You must take this class every two years for your renewal. Core Curriculum Class is not the same as the Code of Ethics Class. They are 2 different classes and you cannot count one as the other.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES A SPEAKER & YOU TO BE ON CAMERA. BE PREPARED!




 
 
   
 
Success Basics for Landlords and Property Managers 
with Eric Besett (Zoom class) 
Monday, November 30
1 - 4 p.m.
 
THIS CLASS REQUIRES A SPEAKER & YOU TO BE ON CAMERA. BE PREPARED!

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  
 
 
 
 






In This Issue
Voting Open Now!
Annie is Zooming in to Spokane
SAR Virtual Annual Meeting
2021 SAR Leadership Opportunities
Cyber Security
Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers
Form 35R: Computation of Time
SAR Professional Development
SAR CALENDAR
County Housing Market Sets Records
Equity and Inclusivity in Real Estate
WR Wants to Hear from You!
SAR Blood Drive
SAR Member Roster Update - October
SAR Market Activity Report - October - NEW!

SAR CALENDAR
 
Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees, and events. 
 
County Housing Market Sets Records 

 
 

NEW!
   
Spokane County's fall housing market continues to be unusually active as the median housing price and supply of available homes for sale reached record-breaking levels in October.
 
The county's median closing price in October was $320,000, a 20.8% increase from the $265,000 median in October 2019, according to the Spokane Association of Realtors.
 
Rob Higgins, Spokane Association of Realtors executive officer, said persistently high demand and shortage of available properties on the market is causing the county's housing prices to continually increase.
 
 
 
Read the entire article in Tuesday's edition of The Spokesman-Review or online here
 
 
Equity and Inclusivity in Real Estate 

 
 

NEW!
November 19th at 10 a.m. 
   
Washington REALTORS® invites all SAR members to attend its new class/symposium: Building Community Equity and Inclusivity in Real Estate.
 
November 19th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. via zoom.   
 
4.0 clock hours
 
 
WR's aim is to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) education and trainings available to REALTORS® by building community and competency.  
 
By providing education and trainings to our members on these issues, our hope is that equity will be a top priority for REALTORS®.  
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
WR Wants to Hear from You!  
        

 
NEW!
 
 
Here's your chance to let the Washington REALTORS® know about your experience as a member and quite possibly win a gift card for it!

This survey is a great opportunity to tell us what you think about your membership in the Association and to help us set our priorities.

We're here to serve you, and we need your input to make sure we're doing our job.

The Washington REALTORS® will be conducting a confidential survey of our members. 



On Monday, November 16th, all members will be emailed a link to the online member survey and invited to provide their input and feedback.

All members who complete the survey can choose to be entered to win one of five $100 American Express gift cards.



An independent research firm called American Strategies (www.amstrat.com) will conduct the survey on our behalf to ensure confidentiality.

You will receive an email from WARealtors@Qualtrics-Survey.com on November 16th inviting you to participate.

Your participation is optional, but we do hope you'll take a few minutes to respond and provide invaluable feedback to the Washington REALTORS®.

Thank you in advance for your participation and good luck should you choose to enter the drawing!

PS: Please check email/spam filters if you do not see/receive the email.

Thanks again!
 
 
 
SAR Blood Drive 
        

 
  
SAR Blood Drive
   
 
Your SAR Serving Our Spokane (SOS) Committee is partnering with the Spokane-Eastern Washington Women's Council of REALTORS®, the Spokane REALTORS® YPN (Young Professionals Network), and Vitalant to hold a two-day Member blood drive to help support our local blood bank at this important time of year.
 
The blood drive will be held at two sites on two days in December. Pick the one that best suits your schedule and join your fellow REALTORS® in making a difference for those who need your gift of life.

 
If you can give blood on Tuesday, December 15th, on the north side, please click here.
 
 
If you can give blood on Thursday, December 17th, in downtown Spokane, please click here
 
 
Get your copy of the event flyer (pictured above) online here
 
 
 
 
 
SAR Member Roster Update - October

 
Updated for October 
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 - October 
        

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

See the October 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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