Weekly Notices
Friday, November 8, 2019
REMEMBER to Vote your SAR Ballot! 



Member voting for 2020 SAR leadership opened on Monday 11/4 and will close on November 20th. 
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 began on Monday, November 4 th.
Check your email for your invitation to vote, which includes 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.


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.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: 
Please visit their tables at the event to learn more about their services! 

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

New! Updated! Grid Maps! 

Spokane County grid maps are back in stock and available now at your SAR!

If you have any questions, email: front@spokanerealtor.com
or call 509-326-9222.

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: Fixtures 
Hot tubs...playground sets...generators...front porch swings...Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons addresses a common question surrounding confusion about fixtures.  
She delves into what constitutes a fixture vs. personal property and offers some best practices to address these items during the transaction. 
Watch the 12-minute video online here:  
Fixtures (AKA: How Not to Buy a Major Appliance for Your Client)
Fixtures (AKA: How Not to Buy
a Major Appliance for Your Client)
Designation Classes in TriCities

The TriCity Association of REALTORS® invites all SAR members to plan ahead and enjoy two designation classes to be held there next year:  
March 17
Certified Real Estate Broker (CRB) 
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation is designed for experienced owners, brokers, managers, and supervisors to raise professional standards, strengthen individual and office performance, and sharpen expertise in brokerage management. 
Download the flyer for this class (pictured above), online here.
March 18 & 19 
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) 
The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®. Presented by Residential Real Estate Council. 

Download the flyer for this class (pictured above) online here.

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

Major Medical Open Enrollment  

Get your Major Medical enrollment done today!
Enroll today for Major Medical coverage in 2020.  
Navigating Open Enrollment can be a headache, but REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace makes it easy to find the coverage that works best for you and your wallet - either online or with a call to our benefits specialists.  
Open Enrollment (Nov 1-Dec 15) is your chance to make benefit elections or changes for 2020, and we are here to guide you through Major Medical and supplemental choices too.
Round out your coverage with REALTORS® Dental,
REALTORS® Vision, and more!


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.
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
REMEMBER to Vote your SAR Ballot!
Education Excellence and Quarterly Meeting
New! Updated! Grid Maps!
REALTORS® Dental Insurance
Open Enrollment
WR Legal Hotline: Fixtures
Designation Classes in TriCities
Code of Ethics Webinar - FREE!
Major Medical Open Enrollment
2019 REALTOR® Education
Spokane Housing Authority Seeks Brokerage
Annual Parcel Inspections Begin
2020 SAR Leadership Opportunities
Build your Business
Member Roster Update - October
Market Activity Report - October - NEW!

Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
Spokane Housing Authority Seeks Brokerage  


Proposals will be received at the office of the Spokane Housing Authority, on or before 3:00 P.M., PDT, Thursday, November 21st, 2019 for the following project:

SHA is seeking proposals from qualified, licensed, and insured entities to provide brokerage consulting services. It is anticipated that the successful offeror shall be a brokerage representing the Agency in the valuation and sale of fifty-eight (58) single-family homes and eight (8) duplexes throughout Spokane County.                                                             
SHA will conduct a non-mandatory but recommended Pre-Proposal Conference and Workshop; November 14, 2019, at 1:00 PM conference will be at 55 West Mission Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201   
Questions will be received in writing no later than 4:00 PM local time on November 15, 2019, via email at:
Responses to all questions will be posted as an addendum and posted to the Authority website at  http://www.spokanehousing.org.                           
Units are located in Unincorporated Spokane County, City of Spokane and Spokane Valley.
M/WBE and Section 3 bids are encouraged. Certified Section 3 contractors will be eligible for preferences in the award of the contract.
Contract Documents may be obtained at http://www.spokanehousing.org and at the office of the Spokane Housing Authority, W. 55 Mission, Spokane WA 99201 beginning at Monday November 12, 2019 10:00 A.M., PDT.  

Annual Parcel Inspections Begin 
Spokane County photo
The Spokane County Assessor's office, next week, will begin its annual effort to inspect county parcels for 2020 assessments which will affect 2021 property taxes.
The process includes taking new exterior photos (pictured above) and updating records. 
This year, for the first time, the county will be using tablet technology to allow direct data entry in the field.
While no action is required of property owners, you may find value in sharing the county news release with your clients to keep them informed.    

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


You've heard the term "curb appeal."

Have you heard of Curbio?

Curbio enables owners to "flip" their own home.

This powerful new tool helps REALTORS ® and their clients renovate the home before listing, so they can sell it quickly and for the best possible price.

Want to learn more?

Build your Business 

Watch Now, Watch Later Webinar:
RPR's Top 10 Features for Building Your Business

RPR provides tools and resources to help expand your business and improve your market knowledge.

During this session, you'll learn how to:

  • Improve prospecting and farming strategies with RPR
  • Run accurate comp analyses
  • Identify distressed properties
  • Generate neighborhood reports
  • Value home improvements
  • An overview of RPR Mobile™
  • And more!


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 - October  

Market Activity Reports  
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 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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