Weekly Notices
Friday, October 4, 2019
 
 
 
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 Leadership Nominations Open
 

   
DEADLINE EXTENDED!
OCTOBER 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nominations are open for directors to serve on your association board for 2020-2021.
 
There are five, two-year terms available on the board.

Nominees for directorships must be REALTOR® members of the Association who have: (i) served on a minimum of two (2) standing committees within the seven (7) years prior to the time of the election; (ii) served on one (1) standing committee within the three (3) years prior to the time of the election; or (iii) who are currently serving, or within the one (1) year prior to the time of the election have served, as President of the Young Professionals Network or President of the Women's Council of REALTORS®.
 
If a candidate has served on only one (1) standing committee within the three (3) years prior to the time of the election, that candidate must also attend two (2) Board of Directors meetings within the twelve (12) months prior to running for Director.
 
Candidate committee attendance must be at a minimum of 80%, inclusive of excused absences, in order for service on said committee to be used to meet eligibility requirements.

To place a name in nomination with the Nominating Committee, please complete the application, offered below.
 
You may FAX your completed form to the SAR at 324-8650, mail to:  SAR, 1924 N Ash, Spokane, WA 99205, or Email to Sharon@SpokaneRealtor.com by Wednesday, October 9th .
 
If you have questions, please contact Gina Mosey at 953-3410 or Sharon Houston at 326-9222.  
 
 
Thank you for participating in the leadership of your association!     
 
 
 
 
 
Download the 2020-2021 SAR Director nomination form (pictured above), online here  .   
  
 
 
  
        
      
 
 
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: Mortgage Fraud  
         
 
 
NEW!  
 
 
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons is back, this week, with a firm reminder to not get pulled into this type of mortgage fraud.  
 
If a lender tells you to remove Form 35R from the Purchase & Sale Agreement before submitting it to the Lender, or to withhold it from escrow, don't do it!  
 
Annie explains why. 
 
Watch Annie's new five-minute video online here: 
 
 
 
Avoid Getting Pulled into this Mortgage Fraud
Avoid Getting Pulled into this Mortgage Fraud
      
      
 
 
Upcoming CRS Classes



 
 
 
   
 
   
 
October 7
 
Increase Wealth With Rentals

Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Oak Harbor, WA  
 
8.0 clock hours     
 
 Click here to view flyer.
  
 
 
   
   
 
October 8 
 
Tax Strategies

Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Oak Harbor, WA  
 
8.0 clock hours     
 
   
 
 
    
 
October 17-18
 
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: 
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.   
 
MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL!  
 
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

CONTINUING 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.
  
 
 
 
 
 
     
NEXT WEEK!
 
Monday, October 7 - Transaction Desk - with Eric Johnson.
 
Check-in: 8:45 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to noon
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Code of Ethics - Standards for Success 
Code of Ethics - Standards for Success
 
 
NEXT WEEK!
FOR NEW REALTORS®!  
 
Tuesday, October 8 -   Code of Ethics - Standards for Success - with Linda Miller.
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
 
7.5 clock hours  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Code of Ethics - Standards for Success 
Code of Ethics - Standards for Success
 
NEXT WEEK!
FOR NEW REALTORS®! 
 
 
Wednesday, October 9 - Code of Ethics - Standards for Success - with Linda Miller.
 
Check-in: 8:15a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR
 
7.5 clock hours  
 
 
 
   
 
Land and Acreage 200 
Land and Acreage 200
 
 
NEXT WEEK! 
 
Wednesday, October 9 - Land and Acreage 200 - with Jim Palmer, Jr.
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m. 
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
at Real Estate Market Place (NOT SAR) 
 
7.5 clock hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement 
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement
 
 
NEXT WEEK!
 
Thursday, October 10 - Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.
 
Check-in: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at the SAR
 
7.5 clock hours  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 
 
 
   
 
   
 
Thursday, November 7 - Purchase Reverse Mortgage - 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
NAR: Imagine the Possibilities
SAR Leadership Nominations Open
SAR Governmental Affairs Brief
WR Legal Hotline: Mortgage Fraud
Upcoming CRS Classes
WR Fall Business Symposium
2019 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
Realtor.com® Training Session in Spokane - TODAY!
SAR Food Drive Final Report
Code of Ethics Webinar - FREE!
Taxpayer Town Hall
Tax-Reduction Strategies
SAVE THE DATE: SAR Oktoberfest
REALTOR® Property Resource
Member Roster Update - September
Market Activity Report - August

SAR CALENDAR
 
Click on the calendar image below to see
the current SAR calendar showing dates and times
of classes, committees and events. 
Realtor.com® Training Session in Spokane 


TODAY - COMPLIMENTARY! 
Friday, October 4th
 
JUST WALK IN TO
ANY OF FOUR SESSIONS!



 

Realtor.com® is coming to Spokane on Friday, October 4th, to tell you everything you need to know to get the most out of its new Professional Search tool.
 
Come to any one of four sessions offered: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. at the SAR. 

 
 
 
Register online at SpokaneRealtor.com (Education) or call Tami at (509) 326-9222.
 
 
 
SAR Food Drive Final Report 



 
 
The SAR's 2019 Pack the Pantry food drive for 2nd Harvest brought in 3,819 pounds of food and $13,873.22 in cash donations!
 
THANK YOU to Albertsons/Safeway, all SAR Food Drive committee members, all of our store captains, our Broker volunteers, and our generous donors!
 
This effort will provide 72,548 meals that will be served at local tables.
 
See you again next year! 
 
 

 
Code of Ethics Webinar 


FREE!
 
 
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
 

 
Taxpayer Town Hall 




NEXT WEEK!
Wednesday, October 9th
 

The Spokane County Treasurer is holding a Taxpayer Town Hall on Wednesday, October 9th, from
4-6pm at Spokane Valley City Hall to promote taxpayer assistance options ahead of the October 31st tax payment deadline.  
 
The discussion will apply to all homeowners in Spokane County.
 
Feel free to print and share or forward the event flyer (pictured above) with any of your clients who you feel may appreciate knowing about this.
 
Printed copies are also available at the SAR. 
 
  
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE: SAR Oktoberfest       
 





Thursday, October 24th!


The SAR Christmas Party committee has decided to re-invent our annual member gathering, move it earlier in the year, and change the name.




Welcome to the first-annual SAR Oktoberfest - Thursday, October 24th!





REALTOR® Property Resource 

 
How are top REALTORS® using RPR®?  
 
In every facet of real estate.  
 
Listing presentations, open houses, buyer tours, and neighborhood prospecting, among other key aspects of an agent's daily life, all require a unique approach to data and reporting.  
 
And it's all covered through RPR®, an NAR® benefit already included in your member dues.  
 
 
 
 
See for yourself!


 
 
 
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 - August 
         

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




See the August 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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