Weekly Notices

Friday, January 9, 2015

     

2015 SAR Leadership Installed  


SAR photo
 
Your Spokane Association of REALTORS® installed its 2015 Leadership Team this week (Thursday, January 8th) in the Skyline Ballroom at the Red Lion Park Hotel (photo above).

2015 SAR Officers and Directors are:

President-Elect: Susie Luby, John L. Scott, Spokane
Secretary: Michael Baker, Century 21 Beutler & Assoc. Spokane

Directors: Patti Boyd, Century 21 Beutler & Assoc. Spokane; Jodie Carpine, OurHouse; Mike Crowley, Spokane Home Buyers, Bill Richard, Keller Williams Spokane-Branch and Ken Sax, Keller Williams Spokane-Main
 
These individuals will be joining our continuing Officers and Directors for 2015:

President: Jack Kestell, Kestell Company
Immediate Past President: Joe Garst, Windermere City Group
Treasurer: Tom LaLone, John L. Scott, Spokane

Directors: Marilyn Amato, Century 21 Beutler & Associates Spokane; Tom Clark, Kestell Company; Rick Richard, John L. Scott, Spokane; Jennifer Valerien, RE/MAX Inland Empire and Arne Woodard, Woodard Properties.




SAR photo
2015 SAR President Jack Kestell (left, above) receives his oath of office from Downtown Spokane Partnership President Mark Richard (right, above).

Jack is the 104th president of the Spokane Association of REALTORS®.  He became a REALTOR® at the age of 18.  This is his 40th year as a REALTOR®.  President Kestell's theme for the year is "do hard work."

Listen to Jack's inaugural address in an audio podcast, online here: 





SAR photo
Outgoing 2014 SAR President Joe Garst (above, left) receives a plaque commemorating his year of service to the SAR from Executive Vice President Rob Higgins (above, right).




SAR photo
2015 Women's Council of REALTORS® Eastern Washington Chapter is installed by WCR founding president, Jennifer Valerien.  Pictured left to right: Judy Flemmer, Exit Real Estate Professionals, Treasurer; Tara Ostlind, secretary; Dianne Cromwell, Keller Williams Spokane-Main, Incoming President 2016; Gina Mosey, John L. Scott, Spokane, Inc., President.
 



SAR photo
2014 SAR President Joe Garst (left) presents a check to Sarah Wallin (second from left), executive director of Wishing Star Foundation, from proceeds raised at the 2014 SAR Christmas Party.  Also pictured are: Tanna St. Marie, Prime Closing (second from right); Cheryl Sontag, Spokane County Title (right).


   

Lunch & Learn 




 
Learn how to use a reverse mortgage to purchase a home.  Important changes have been announced that you will need to know.

Monday, January 26th
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
at the SAR

Cost is $10; includes lunch provided by Banner Bank.

See the event flyer online here.

  
2015 REALTOR® Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION
 
Quality of Education 
through SAR/WR Education Instructors


Here is the latest class listing of your SAR - offering the best live and local continuing real estate education classes for 2015.

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 Debbie at the SAR if you have any questions about these classes or your license education requirements, by phone at 326-9222 or by email.
  
 


Linda Miller - Ethics 
Code of Ethics - Standards for Success 

Thursday, January 22nd - Code of Ethics - Standards for Success - with Linda Miller.

This class is required for our new members within 90 days of joining the SAR.  Members past their first license renewal may also take it or they may take a 4.0 clock hour Code of Ethics class. 
A Code of Ethics class must be taken once every four years.  This four year cycle started January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016.   
 
Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

7.5 clock hours






2014 Core Curriculum 
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate 

Thursday, February 5 - Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

You must take this class every two years for your renewal.  See below for alternative offer of this class.

Registration: 1:15 p.m.
Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

3.0 clock hours





Sabrina Jones-Schroeder - Core Curriculum Class instructor
Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement


Thursday, February 12th -   Statewide Purchase & Sale Agreement - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

This class is required for our new members within 90 days of joining the SAR and must be taken by all residential agents once every four years.  This four year cycle started January 1, 2013 and goes through December 31, 2016.

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at the SAR

7.5 clock hours  






Linda Miller - Ethics 
Code of Ethics - Standards for Success 


Thursday, March 5 - Code of Ethics - Standards for Success - with Linda Miller.

This class is required for our new members within 90 days of joining the SAR.  Members past their first license renewal may also take it or they may take a 4.0 clock hour Code of Ethics class.  
A Code of Ethics class must be taken once every four years.  This four year cycle started January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016. 
    

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

7.5 clock hours





 
2014 Core Curriculum 
Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate

Tuesday, March 17 - Current Issues in Washington Residential Real Estate - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

You must take this class ever two years for your renewal.  See above for alternative offer of this class.

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at the SAR

3.0 clock hours





Construction Designs and Styles with Arne Woodard 
Journey into Construction Designs and Styles

Friday, March 20th - Journey into Construction Designs and Styles - with Arne Woodard.

Class includes a terrific complimentary binder full of pictures/information on home styles that will prove valuable for years to come!

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

7.5 clock hours






Home Inspections - Red Flags and Proper Procedures 
Home Inspections for REALTORS® and Appraisers 

Tuesday, March 24 - Home Inspections for REALTORS® and Appraisers - with Matthew Pedersen.

This class is approved for both REALTORS® and Appraisers.  Invite your favorite REALTOR®/appraiser to join you!

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

7.5 clock hours




 
In This Issue
2015 SAR Leadership Installed
Lunch & Learn
2015 REALTOR® Education
SAR CALENDAR
Typical Safety Procedures Useless
Accommodations and Modifications
2015 Legislative Days
Master your .REALTOR Domain
Congressional District Report
Spokane Open
ListHub Report for December
Market Activity Report - November
You Be The Judge - January
Member Roster Updates - NEW!
Suggestion Box

SAR CALENDAR

 

Click on the image below to see the current SAR calendar

showing dates and times of classes, committees and events. 

 
 

 

  

Typical Safety Procedures Useless  





 
The first thing you need to understand is that criminals do not think like the rest of us.

They are typically sociopathic or have some sort of mental disorder. They often have no empathy. They attack you because, odds are, you've given them an opportunity to do so.

There are few more attractive scenarios for a criminal than to meet a female real estate professional in an empty property. That is an opportunity with a bow on top.

In the heat of an attack, typical safety procedures are mostly useless - except one.




Read more in this excellent article in REALTOR® magazine, online here.
  
 

Accommodations and Modifications 





 
Clients with a disability have certain rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act when dealing with Condo Associations and Property Managers.

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons shares her first video of the new year, and ninth video in this series, highlighting many of the accommodation and modification responsibilities you have under the law.

Annie's Fair Housing video series is an excellent addition to your office meetings or self study.  If you missed the first eight videos last year, all of them are available online here.

See the new ten-minute video online here:
   
Fair Housing Part 9: Accommodations and Modifications
Fair Housing Part 9: Accommodations and Modifications

 

2015 Legislative Days  




Washington REALTORS®' 2015 Legislative Days will be January 21-22 in Olympia. 

Click on the image below for details and to register now!

 


  

Master your .REALTOR Domain 



 

  

So you claimed your .REALTOR domain, but you aren't really sure what happens next or where the domain is pointing to.

Maybe you don't know what "pointing to" means.

Don't panic. Let's see what we can do!

Read more in REALTOR® magazine, online here.


Jump right to the embedded "how to" video, online here:

Become the Master of Your .REALTOR Domain
Become the Master of Your .REALTOR Domain


   

Congressional District Report 



 

NAR has released its Congressional District Reports for the 114th Congress (January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2017), which was gaveled into session this week.

These reports present the most recent and relevant data at the district and state levels in support
of NAR's goal to sustain and strengthen home ownership.

See the report for our area (WA-05), online here.

   

Spokane Open     



SpokaneOpen.com


 
List your open houses online with the only official open house website of your Spokane Association of REALTORS® - now linking directly to the Spokane MLS!

To go there now, click here.
    
  

ListHub Report for December   






 
See the December ListHub report, online here.
    
  

Market Activity Report - December



 

The SAR Market Activity Report for December is now online.


See the latest report - and archived reports - online here.


 

 

   

See the December summary report (pictured above) online here.

 

 

  

See the year-to-date summary report (pictured above) online here.       

 

 

You Be The Judge - January            




Here is You Be The Judge for January:

Case #1-22: REALTOR®'S offer to buy property He has listed.

Read the case and submit your judgement online here.

 

Those who decide correctly will be entered in a drawing for a Starbucks coffee card! 

Winner to be announced next month.



 

Congratulations Beverly Lee, Top Gold Realty, December Starbuck's card winner.!
 
DECEMBER ANSWER:  
The Hearing Panel reminded REALTOR® A that the pertinent fact being considered was not his opinion at the time of the previous sale as compared to his opinion now, but rather his written "guarantee" to Buyer B and his current failure to make good his written commitment. It was the conclusions of the Hearing Panel that REALTOR® A had engaged in misrepresentation and was in violation of Article 2.
 
 
From Case #2-6: Misrepresentation.

 

See the full text of last month's case, online here.

 

Member Roster Update

 

 

 

 

Click here to view the latest Roster Update - listing new and resigned members and companies.

Click here to view the latest list of MLS Subscription Waivers approved by the SAR Board of Directors.  
 
Send a message to Angie at the SAR with any changes.  

 

     

Suggestion Box

 

  

 


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Quick Information

2015 Officers & Directors

     
2015 SAR President Jack Kestell
PRESIDENT:
Jack Kestell
Kestell Company
993-1003


SECRETARY:
Century 21 Beutler & Associates
323-2100


TREASURER:
John L. Scott Spokane Inc.
455-8600
 



2015 PRESIDENT-ELECT:

Susie Luby
John L. Scott, Spokane
868-9468
 


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:
Joe Garst
Windermere City Group
323-2323    
 


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