Weekly Notices
Friday, September 11, 2020
NOTE: The SAR parking lot is being paved today.
There is no parking in the lot and limited street parking near the building.
Please enter through the delivery door at the southwest corner of the building.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Managing Errors and Omissions 

Friday, September 11
12:30 p.m.
It's more important every day to manage your errors and omissions.
Join two SAR presidents (past and present) today as we convene a panel of experts to advise best practices and answer your questions.
Our panel will feature:
April Anderson, attorney | Randall Danskin
Shane McFetridge, attorney | Randall Danskin
Bryan Peterson, president | ProGroup International
Mike Richardson, senior regional sales manager | ProGroup International
The information to be presented in this session is offered as general guidance only. Consult your attorney as you make decisions regarding your real estate business.
Please click the link below - or copy and paste it in your browser - to join the webinar:
Passcode: 905027
SAR: 40% Discount with The CE Shop 

The SAR has partnered with the CE Shop for online classes!
Online education has never been more convenient.
Get 40% off your classes next week only (9/14-9/20) when you enter the promo code LAUNCH.
The special SAR link is:  

Download The CE Shop special SAR flyer (pictured above), suitable for sharing in your office, online here.


ON NOW through Sept 18th
We would like your office to participate in a "Friendly, Fun Food Fight" competition by signing your office up for a GoFundMe page.   
The winning office who brings in the most money will be presented a nice wall plaque that the office can keep for the year!   
If you are not actively fundraising for Second Harvest yet, please get going!  We are not being asked to staff the Albertson's stores this year, saving us precious time.  What is your time worth?  If you have a sense of your hourly value, please donate two hours worth of your hourly value (e.g., if you "bill out" at $150 an hour, please donate $300).  Please consider being a leader in your office and donating to your Go Fund Me account and promote it to your offices. 
With your help, we can make this the biggest "Friendly, Fun Food Fight 2020" competition.
If you have any questions, contact the Chair Judy Flemmer 216-1135 or Tami at the SAR 326-9222.
Click the link below to get started with getting your office set up for a GoFundMe for 2nd Harvest!

WR: Legal Symposium 

September 16th & 17th
Washington REALTORS® will be hosting the popular Legal Symposium event virtually!  
Join us for a two-day event on September 16th and 17th (9:00 AM-12:30 PM) as six well-respected Washington real estate attorneys present on topics, such as Best Practices for Drafting Techniques, Broker Drafted Contract Provisions, Landlord Tenant Update, Covid- 19 and Real Estate & Industry Legal Challenges and more.
Find out more about the event and register online here.
RPR® Webinar: REALTOR® Valuation Model
Rely on RPR®'s
REALTOR® Valuation Model® (RVM®)
for your next CMA 

In today's market, understanding how property enhancements can change the valuation of a home can lead to a faster sell and greater commission.  
RPR®'s RVM® goes beyond traditional AVMs by adding listing and sales data from the MLS into the equation.  
It is the only AVM owned and operated by members of the National Association of REALTORS®.
Watch this short video to see how the RVM® can work to your advantage.  
Then visit RPR®
WR: Fall Business Conference 

Fall Business Conference
Registration Open Now! 
September 21-25
The Washington REALTORS® 2020 Fall Business Conference will be held virtually, this year, from September 21-25, 2020.  
We will be moving forward with virtual platforms to conduct our committee and board of director meetings, as well as our elections.   
Additional details, including a schedule of events, are online now, along with a link to register.
Check your NAR Code of Ethics Status  
The National Association of REALTORS® has just launched a new tool that allows you to check - right here and right now - the status of your NAR Code of Ethics training.
Every broker-member must maintain a current status in order to stay a REALTOR®.
WR New Member Benefit: Safe Showings 


Washington REALTORS® has negotiated a discounted fee for the SafeShowings™ app!  
Now - during September, REALTOR® Safety Month - WR members can take advantage of a free 30 day trial.  
After 30 days, the app is only $3.75/mo or $37.50/year.  
SafeShowings™ is the first real estate safety solution of its kind in a simple-to-use mobile app. It captures a facial image, in real time, of someone entering the property with you. If you are unable to end a showing, it sends the image of the potential perpetrator as well as your geolocation to your emergency contacts.  
This strategy is a proactive safety deterrent.  
The app's goal is to create the tools that could save lives, while keeping people and properties safe. Real estate professionals and their loved ones feel more secure knowing that SafeShowings will automatically notify emergency contacts with identifying details and geolocation in an emergency.   
Download the SafeShowings flyer (pictured above) for instructions on how to get started, online here
Reduce the Risk of Being Targeted 


In this free REALTOR® Safety webinar from the National Association of REALTORS®, Dave Legaz, REALTOR® and retired NYPD Police Sergeant, explains how real estate professionals can reduce the risk of being targeted by predators.  
Dave discusses various predatory behaviors, and steps agents can take to reduce the likelihood of getting into an unsafe situation while on the job.
The webinar lasts about an hour. 
View it through NAR's Learning Library online here.  
Once you register, you can view and download the archived webinar and slides.
Right Tools, Right Now 
Right Tools, Right Now
The National Association of REALTORS® has relaunched its Right Tools, Right Now program which offers several business resources - many of which are free to members to help them in their businesses.
Right Tools, Right Now offers access to webinars, tips for managing finances, educational resources, and more.
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.
Purchase & Sale (two days)
Tuesday, September 15th  
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. +
Thursday, September 17th
8:30 a.m. - Noon
7.5 clock hours
Success Basics for Landlords & Property Managers  
Monday, September 28th
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
3.0 clock hours  
What Else Do You Need - PSA Addenda (two days)
Tuesday, September 29th  
9 a.m. - Noon +
Thursday, October 1st
9 a.m. - Noon
6.0 clock hours


The SAR has partnered with the CE Shop for online classes!
Online education has never been more convenient.
Get 40% off your classes next week only (9/14-9/20) when you enter the promo code LAUNCH.
The special SAR link is:  

In This Issue
Managing Errors and Omissions - TODAY!
SAR: 40% Discount with The CE Shop
WR: Legal Symposium
RPR® Webinar: REALTOR® Valuation Model - NEW!
WR: Fall Business Conference
Check your NAR Code of Ethics Status
WR New Member Benefit: Safe Showings
Reduce the Risk of Being Targeted - NEW!
Right Tools, Right Now
SAR Professional Development
SAR: MLS Fees Due
NAR: How to Handle Bidding Wars - NEW!
SAR Member Roster Update - August
SAR Market Activity Report - August - NEW!

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


The SAR extends its condolences  to the family and friends of Mike Hume (pictured).   
Mike was a long-lime member of the SAR and was the broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson North.   
Mike passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 after a battle with cancer.   
Funeral services will be this Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 11 a.m. at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Conference Center.  
Reception to follow at 12:30 p.m. on the Lakeview Terrace at the resort. 

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to Wounded Warriors (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).
Correspondence is invited by all three daughters:
Cards and written correspondence may be mailed to:
Kami Hammond
5105 E Zeus Ct.   
Mead, WA 99201 
SAR: MLS Fees Due

Fourth Quarter MLS fees have been posted to the SAR member portal.   
Your payment is due by September 30th.

You will see a one-time reduction in MLS fees for all MLS subscribers in the amount of $44 for the 4th Quarter billing cycle as approved by the Board of Directors at their September meeting.  
This is a budget adjustment that you'll see this reflected on your billing for this quarter.  
Your first quarter 2021 MLS fee will be billed at the full rate. 

Click on the button above to pay online now. 

Please email Brenda at the SAR if you have a question about your fees or contact her by phone at:  

NAR: How to Handle Bidding Wars

Ultra-competitive housing markets have fueled bidding wars as buyers frantically compete for a limited number of homes for-sale.  
Real estate professionals are finding themselves helping their home-buying clients navigate multiple offer situations. But they must be careful to avoid misunderstandings and reduce the risk of discrimination in the process, too.
"Real estate professionals can help avoid complaints and fair housing issues while helping both the buyer and seller understand their options," Deanne Rymarowicz, associate counsel at NAR, says in a new "Window to the Law" video posted at NAR.realtor.
Watch the five-minute video and learn three principles for real estate professionals to follow when navigating multiple offer situations:

SAR Member Roster Update - August

Updated for August  
 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 - 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 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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