Weekly Notices
Friday, September 27, 2019
 
California REALTOR® Attacked at Open House 


 


 
Los Angeles police are investigating an attack on a real estate agent in Encino over the weekend at an open house that was  recorded on a home's surveillance camera.  
 
A man can be seen abruptly pushing a real estate agent standing outside the front door onto the ground as she screams.
 
We share this item to help you start a conversation in your office about safety among your staff and team members. 
 

 
 
 
   
 
NAR has a wealth of resources to help agents, brokers, and associations better understand and educate each other about the safety risks they face.
 

 
SAR Leadership Nominations Open 






DUE NEXT WEEK!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1st
 
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 
Tuesday, October 1st .
 
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  .   


 
WR Legal Hotline: BROKER ALERT 
         
 
 
NEW!  
 
 
Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons interviews Julie Black with the Department of Labor & Industries. In this video, Julie debunks a misconception that because brokers are independent contractors, they are not covered workers under worker's comp.  
 
Annie and Julie discuss the consequences (which can be quite severe if a broker gets injured or a firm gets audited) and what firms need to do to get compliant. 
 
 
Watch Annie's new eight-minute video online here: 
 
 
 
Broker Alert - Get Compliant with Workers' Comp
Broker Alert - Get Compliant with Workers' Comp
     
      
 
 
Real Estate Talk       
 
SAR Executive Vice President Rob Higgins was a guest on Real Estate Talk with former SAR president Ken Sax, this week.

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Ken and Rob (pictured above) talked about the current Spokane market stats and the state of the local housing market.

Enjoy their 24-minute conversation online here:


Real Estate Talk : Sept 24th
Real Estate Talk : Sept 24th




Sound the Alarm        
 


Did you know that you can get a smoke alarm - and get in installed - for free?

The Greater Inland Northwest chapter of the American Red Cross and the Spokane Fire Department will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for those who cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or for those who are physically unable to install a smoke alarm.

If you feel one or more of your clients would benefit from this program, share this link with them:





North-South Corridor Interchange 
          
      
A new interchange will be coming soon to the Hillyard neighborhood of Spokane.
 
Take a virtual look as WSDOT continues construction on the North Spokane Corridor and the Wellesley interchange. 
 
Here's a three-minute drive on the new roadway:
 
 
 
Virtual Drive-Through of the new Wellesley Ave. Interchange on the North Spokane Corridor
Virtual Drive-Through of the new Wellesley Ave. Interchange on the North Spokane Corridor
  
       
      
 
 
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.





Commercial Investment  

NEXT WEEK!
September 30 - October 3
 

The Washington State chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) invites all SAR members to participate in its Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate event in Spokane, September 30th - October 3rd.
 
This course will teach you how to:
 
  • make informed investment decisions using the CCIM Cash Flow Model
  • measure the impact of federal taxation and financial leverage on the cash flow from the acquisition, ownership, and disposition phases of real estate investment
  • use real estate analysis tools to quantify investment return
 
 
 
 
 
 
Realtor.com® Training Session in Spokane 


NEXT WEEK - COMPLIMENTARY! 
Friday, October 4th
 

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.
 
 
 
NAR Designations 



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Enhance your skills and receive special pricing on select online courses that apply towards the following designations and certifications, offered through the Center for REALTOR® Development.
 
ABR®
 
e-PRO®
 
GREEN
 
MRP
 
PSA
 
SRES®
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
The Center for REALTOR Development® is offering 25% off select REALTOR® designations during the month of September!
 
 
 
 
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! 
 
This class will teach you how to put together your own Business Budgeting Plan so you can have a stronger real estate business. 
   
Thursday, October 3 - Business Budgeting Basics - with John Trent
 
Check-in: 12:45 p.m.
Class: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the SAR
 
3.0 clock hours  
 
 
 
 
    
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
 
 
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
 
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  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement 
Statewide Purchase and Sale Agreement
 
 
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   
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
In This Issue
California REALTOR® Attacked at Open House
SAR Leadership Nominations DUE NEXT WEEK!
WR Legal Hotline: BROKER ALERT
Real Estate Talk
Sound the Alarm
North-South Corridor Interchange
Upcoming CRS Classes
Commercial Investment
Realtor.com® Training Session in Spokane
NAR Designations
2019 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
MLS Fees Due - NEXT WEEK!
Johnson Elected National Director
Fall Festival of Homes
Candidate Forum
WCR: October Event
Code of Ethics Webinar
Taxpayer Town Hall
Tax-Reduction Strategies
SAVE THE DATE: SAR Oktoberfest
WR Fall Business Symposium
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. 
MLS Fees Due 

 
         
 
NEXT WEEK!
Due September 30th
 
Fourth Quarter MLS fees have been posted to the SAR member portal. 

Your payment is due by September 30th.

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 326-9222.

 



 
Johnson Elected National Director 


 
 
SAR member Eric Johnson - Coldwell Banker Tomlinson (photo left) - was elected as an NAR Director-at-Large for Washington REALTORS®, last week, at the Washington REALTORS® Fall Business Conference.
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
SAR member Tom Hormel - RE/MAX Inland Empire (photo left) - was recently elected to an NAR Director seat for one year by the SAR Board of Directors, beginning December 1st.   
 
The SAR is eligible for a Director seat now that its membership is greater than 2,000 REALTORS®.
 
 
 
 
   
The National Association of REALTORS® is a member-driven association.  
 
Members of the NAR Board of Directors have duties and responsibilities for governing the association, and the association counts on directors to participate as it deliberates issues that impact members' daily business lives.
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
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Congratulations to our 2019 Washington REALTORS® Leadership Academy Graduates (pictured above)!
 
Two SAR members are members of this year's graduating class: Karene Garlich-Loman - Keller Williams Realty, and Janet Robel - Coldwell Banker Tomlinson. 
 
Certificates were presented to the graduates at the Washington REALTORS® Fall Business Conference, last week.  
   
 
Learn more about the Washington REALTORS® Leadership Washington class of 2019 (pictured above), online here
 
 
 
 
 
      
Fall Festival of Homes 





NEXT WEEK!
Tuesday, October 1

 
Sign up now for the Fall Festival of Homes VIP Realtour!
 
This event is FREE to REALTORS® ($20 for everyone else) - and includes lunch!
 
Come meet the builders, get tips on selling new construction, and receive prizes and giveaways.   
 
 
 
 
Candidate Forum 



NEXT WEEK!
Tuesday, October 1st

The Downtown Spokane Partnership will hold a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 1st, to help city voters decide for whom they wish to vote in the General Election in November.
 
This unique forum will feature General Election candidates for all major races in Spokane, including candidates for Spokane City Council, Council President, and Mayor.  
 
This forum offers a chance to hear from all the final candidates in one place, providing a venue for each candidate to offer their vision and demonstrate a deep understanding of downtown. 
 
Read more about this online here.


WCR: October Event        
 



 
NEXT WEEK!
Thursday, October 3rd


Download the event flyer (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
 

 
Taxpayer Town Hall 




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!





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!
 

 
 
 
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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