Weekly Notices
Friday, October 11, 2019
SAR Oktoberfest - TWO WEEKS OUT!      

Thursday, October 24th

Register now before you forget
for the 2019 Oktoberfest Party!

Our Oktoberfest Party will be replacing our Annual Christmas Party.

Come join us at Shriners Event Center for an evening of German food by Das Stein Haus.

The evening will include DJ music by the Backwood Beatz Band, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Dancing, Photo Booth & No-host bar.

Casual attire - though feel free to wear your dirndl or lederhosen, if you like.

Proceeds from the evening will go to Meals on Wheels.

The objective of Meals on Wheels is to provide the proper nutrition to those individuals who cannot meet the need on their own.
Special thanks to our terrific sponsors this year: Banner Bank, Condron Homes,  Canopy Credit Union, Lucent Law, WFG National Title Co., Spokane County Title, DIRECTORS Mortgage, Old Republic Home Protection, LeaderOne Financial, Cornerstone Home Lending.

Download the event flyer (pictured above) for posting and sharing in your office, online here.

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.

2020 SAR Initial Slate of Candidates 


Your SAR Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its initial 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
Additional Candidates  
In accordance with Article XV, Section 15.2 of the Association Bylaws, additional candidates may be nominated by the REALTOR® members. 
For those wishing to nominate a REALTOR® member for an Association Officer or Director position, Nominating Petitions will be available from the Association office Monday, October 14th through Monday, October 28th. 
Deadline to return petitions is Monday, October 28th!

You will receive Notice on Friday, November 1st of the "Final Slate of Candidates". 

Voting begins on Monday, November 4th.

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.


NAR: Imagine the Possibilities 

November 8-11

Imagine the possibilities: education, networking, and inspiration you won't find at any other event - including keynote Magic Johnson.

Watch a one-minute video about the conference here:

Where You Need to Be...2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo
Where You Need to Be
2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

SAR Pack the Pantry - Final Report  

Watch for this notice in the Real Estate section of this Sunday's edition of The Spokesman-Review!

SAR Governmental Affairs Brief      

New Condo Rules Explained
Condos are usually an affordable way to get onto the homeownership ladder.  
New FHA condo rules promise to open more doors for buyers and generate more business for members who can help condo associations navigate the new rules.
Click here to see the latest information from NAR

WR Legal Hotline: Electronic Signatures 
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons touches on a potentially problematic situation that has arisen in the digital age of electronic signatures.  
Particularly, she discusses what to do when you have two parties signing with electronic signatures and only one email address.  
Could forgery come in to play? 
Watch Annie's new three-minute video online here: 
Risks in Electronic Signatures
Risks in Electronic Signatures
Homesnap Pro: Broker Public Portal 

RETechnology recently published a case study on Northwest MLS's decision to join the Public Portal (BPP) on Homesnap Pro.
The change was made to reclaim consumer traffic.
"What we really needed was a tool that would give us a fighting chance to attract consumers and generate significant listing exposure and lead generation. Since more than half of all real estate traffic is now mobile, we needed a strong position in the mobile space." 
-- Northwest MLS  CEO Tom Hurdelbrink 
How did it go?

Tax-Reduction Strategies 

Tuesday, October 15th

Learn how REALTORS® can slash their taxes by thousands each year at this complimentary seminar for SAR members.
Two sessions - 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the SAR!
Spokane CRS Class

October 17-18
at the SAR   
If you've been in the business for at least 10 years and you take this class, you meet the requirements to get your CRS Designation.   
If you're a First-time new member you get your first year's RRC membership for FREE when you attend this class (a $195 value)!
Building an Exceptional Customer Service Referral Business

Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
At the SAR   
16.0 clock hours     

There are two paths to the CRS Designation, designed to meet you wherever you are in your career.

WR Fall Business Symposium 

Wednesday, October 30th
7.5 CE + A Full Day of TechXpertise
Register for the Fall Business Symposium!
Washington REALTORS® has booked real estate tech expert Jeramias Maneiro to speak at the Fall Business Symposium!
Jeremias is a tech-savvy millennial who speaks from the heart and specializes in helping everyone improve their techxpertise regardless of skill level or generation.  
Plus, he's engaging and entertaining!

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.
Core Curriculum 
Core Curriculum
Tuesday, October 29 - Core Curriculum - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR
3.0 clock hours   
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 
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 
In This Issue
SAR Oktoberfest - TWO WEEKS OUT!
Education Excellence and Quarterly Meeting
2020 SAR Initial Slate of Candidates
NAR: Imagine the Possibilities
SAR Pack the Pantry - Final Report
SAR Governmental Affairs Brief
WR Legal Hotline: Electronic Signatures
Homesnap Pro: Broker Public Portal
Tax-Reduction Strategies
Spokane CRS Class - NEXT WEEK!.
WR Fall Business Symposium
2019 REALTOR® Education
Code of Ethics Webinar - FREE!
Higgins Point Overlook Unveiling - NEXT WEEK!.
Wow your Clients with RPR®
Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution
SAR Adds More Parking
The Voice for Real Estate
REALTOR® Property Resource
WCR: Personal Safety
Member Roster Update - September
Market Activity Report - September - NEW!

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

The SAR offers its condolences to the family and friends of John C. Schreiner.

John was the owner and founder of Spokane County Title. He passed away September 25, 2019.

He was famous for showing up at your real estate office or open house with a camel, zebra, or wallaroo.

John's Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 11th, at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Spokane.

The SAR extends its condolences to the friends and family of Liz Mathwig, formerly with John L. Scott, Inc. 

Liz passed on September 17, 2019, in Billings, Montana.


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

Higgins Point Overlook Unveiling   

Thursday, October 17th   
Join us as we unveil the Higgins Point Overlook in Kendall Yards, in honor of Don Higgins, longtime director of the West Central Community Center.


When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: S cenic Overlook approximately .2 miles west from the corner of Ohio and Nettleton.
Refreshments will be provided!

Street parking is available on Nettleton, Ohio, and Summit.

The Higgins Point Project is made possible by a partnership between Greenstone, the Spokane Association of REALTORS®, and City of Spokane Parks & Recreation.
See you there!



Wow your Clients with RPR® 

Meet Neal Oates, Jr., a REALTOR ® Broker/Owner who trains all of his team members on using RPR and implements its use into every aspect of his growing business.  
Watch Neal explain how RPR® allows his agents to respond in "seconds" and how the RPR® app and platform "wows" potential and existing clients.
See the two-minute video online here:

Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution 

The Washington State Office of the Attorney General is offering multiple Spokane-area presentations for its Manufactured/Mobile Home Dispute Resolution Program (MHDRP) this month.

Landlord/park owners and tenants are encouraged to attend.


SAR Adds More Parking 

SAR photo
The next time you visit your SAR, you will notice the parking lot is nearly twice as large as before.
The SAR Board of Directors, with an eye on member service in a time of growing membership, acquired the residential lot to the east this past summer.
That land was recently cleared.
While the new area is available for parking now, it is not permanently paved.  
Welcome to your association! 



The Voice for Real Estate 

Proposed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could have a major impact on your business; learn why NAR is advocating for
its own reform proposal; see which remodeling project's scored as most valuable in NAR's latest Remodeling Impact Report, and get a sneak peek at next month's REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

This week's video is sponsored by the REALTOR® Benefits Program.

See the new seven-minute video online here:
The Voice for Real Estate: October 7, 2019
The Voice for Real Estate: October 7, 2019



REALTOR® Property Resource  - Wow Moments 

RPR ® has launched the "Wow Moments" campaign to  represent RPR® user stories, feedback and real-life case studies.

But what, exactly, is an RPR® "wow" moment?

It's sending property reports in seconds. It's receiving info on school ratings on the fly.

It's seeing a brand new listing pop up on the market and being the first to view it.

It's hitting the "call agent" now button within the listing.

It's a series of steps, small wins, and "a-ha" type of moments that all add up to you making a huge and lasting impression on your clients.

It's about relationships, results, and making people's dreams of homeownership come true.

It's who we R®.

Wow Moment: Thank You
Wow Moment: Thank You

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.
Member Roster Update - September

Updated for September

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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