Weekly Notices
Friday, June 10, 2016

RPAC Works for You! 

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) promotes the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States.

The purpose of RPAC is clear: you and your fellow REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support your interests.

The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by you and your fellow REALTORS®.

These are not members' dues; this is money given freely by you and your fellow REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process.

RPAC doesn't buy votes.

RPAC enables you and your fellow REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to your profession and livelihood.

How can you participate in RPAC?

We're glad you asked!

First, watch the two-minute REALTOR® Party informational video online here:

Then, click here to invest in RPAC right now:


The Spokane Association of REALTORS® (a trade association) sends the Weekly Notices exclusively to its members, executives and employees (a restricted class).  This is not a public solicitation for contributions.  This email therefore complies with federal campaign finance law. 

PSA Addenda 

Did you ever wish there was a class to go over all the possible addenda to the Purchase and Sale Agreement?

If so, your wish will come true Thursday, August 18th!

Your SAR proudly presents an all-new, four clock-hour class on Purchase and Sale Agreement addenda, focusing on all the additional forms that can be added to the PSA document - the foundation of the transaction between buyers and sellers of real estate.

See the class flyer (pictured above), with class details and registration information, online here.

Watch a personal welcome to this class from instructor Sabrina Jones-Schroeder, online here:

PSA Addenda 
PSA Addenda

REALTOR ® Safety - Empower Yourself 

It's here - by popular demand and professional need - a new clock-hour class for REALTOR® safety!

Thursday, September 22nd, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
at your SAR

Real estate professionals are in dangerous positions every day, young, old, man or woman.  You must equip yourself with basic safety concepts and habits.

Curriculum created and presented by Beale Luebben and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

You'll be glad you've taken this invaluable training opportunity!

See the class flyer (pictured above), online here.

Watch a personal welcome to the class from instructors Beale Luebben and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder, online here:

REALTOR Safety - Empower Yourself
REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself

Lunch & Learn: Mistakes & Blunders 

Learn from all the common mistakes and blunders other people make on the Purchase and Sale Agreement at the July Lunch and Learn at your SAR: 
Monday, July 18th


See the event flyer with more details (pictured above),  online here.
FREE RPR Workshop 

RPR is coming to town and offering a free workshop covering exciting technology that is available free for all REALTORS®!

Did we mention it's free?

The event will be Monday, August 1st, from 2-4 p.m. at the SAR, hosted by a live and in person RPR representative who knows her stuff and welcomes your questions. 

More information is available in the event flyer (pictured above), online here.  
2016 REALTOR® 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 2016.

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.

Code of Ethics: Standards for Success 
Code of Ethics: Standards for Success


Tuesday, June 14 - Code of Ethics: Standards for Success - with Linda Miller Sheets.

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

7.5 clock hours


Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals 
The Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals

Thursday, June 23
- The Code of Ethics for Real Estate Professionals - with Linda Miller Sheets.

Registration: Noon
Class: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the SAR

4.0 clock hours

PSA Addenda 
PSA Addenda

Thursday, August 18 - What else do we need? Purchase and Sale agreement addenda - with Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the SAR

4.0 clock hours

REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself 
REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself

Thursday, September 22
- REALTOR® Safety - Empower Yourself - with Beale Luebben and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder.

ALL NEW CLASS - by popular demand and professional necessity!

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

3.0 clock hours

In This Issue
RPAC Works for You!
PSA Addenda
REALTOR ® Safety - Empower Yourself
Lunch & Learn: Mistakes & Blunders
FREE RPR Workshop
2016 REALTOR® Education
zipForm Annual Renewals
MLS Fees Due
Present All Offers
WR Business Symposium
2016 SAR Golf Tournament
ListHub Report - April
Market Activity Report - May
Members' Gift Galleria
America's Best Carousels
Member Roster Update
Suggestion Box



Click on the image below to see the current SAR calendar

showing dates and times of classes, committees and events. 




zipForm Annual Renewals    

TransactionDesk is an integrated transaction management solution provided by the Spokane Association of REALTORS®. 

Please take advantage of training classes being offered at the SAR office. 

The next TransactionDesk Basics class is being held on Thursday, June 23, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. To register, just click on the MLS Training button on the home page of Paragon. 

You can also click here for TransactionDesk Resources or the TransactionDesk Resources button on Paragon for additional help. 

Also, if you have chosen to continue using zipForm, you may need to complete your annual renewal.

There should be no charge to renew your zipForm account, so if you are prompted to renew when you log in to zipForm, you can select renew now and confirm your email address and phone number. 

If you need help with your renewal, please contact zipForm at 800-383-9805 or online here.

MLS Fees Due    

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

Please email Brenda at the SAR if you have a question about your fees or contact her by phone at 326-9222.

Thank you! 

Present All Offers    


In today's competitive market, listing brokers are receiving many offers.  The sheer volume of materials involved in multiple offers becomes problematic for the broker and the seller.

Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline lawyer Annie Fitzsimmons talks about why you need to present ALL offers in a timely manner - regardless - and what can happen if you don't.

See Annie's newest video, about seven minutes long, online here:

Present all offers in a
Present All Offers in a Timely Manner
WR Business Symposium    

Washington REALTORS® invites you to its 2016 Business Symposium, September 29th at Sea-Tac Convention Center.

What you'll take away from the Business Symposium . . .

·         7.5 Clock Hours

·         Create a prospecting program that is effective and adds to your business profitability

·         Understand real estate advertising do's and don'ts

·         Recognize the legal requirements regarding property advertisement

·         Calculate the cost of advertisement and evaluate promotion effectiveness

More details on the Business Symposium and online registration are available here.

2016 SAR Golf Tournament


The 2016 SAR Golf Tournament will be Thursday, July 21st, at Downriver Golf Course.

Participation is limited to 144 golfing entrants only so register today!

See the event flyer with more information (pictured above), online here.


ListHub Report for April                    

See the April ListHub report, online here.

Market Activity Report - May


The SAR Market Activity Report for May is now online.

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



See the May 2016 Snapshot Report (pictured above) online here.









See the 2016 Year-to-date Snapshot report (pictured above)  online here.        



Members' Gift Galleria  

Your NAR membership now includes exclusive access to the members only online store Members' Gift Galleria.

At this private online shopping destination you'll find deep discounts on a rotating selection of best-selling brands including Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, FitBit®, Sonos, Cuisinart®, Bowers and Wilkins, Wusthof, iRobot®, Beats™, Tumi™, Coleman®, Kitchenaid®, Blendtec, and other leading world-wide manufacturers.

The program also features a valuable rewards points program that allows members to earn reward points for every purchase, which may be redeemed during future purchases.

To welcome NAR members to the program, those who visit the site and set up an account will automatically receive 1,000 rewards points. These can be used right away or saved and used towards a future purchase.

Visit the Members' Gift Galleria online here.

America's Best Carousels  
NatPark.org photo

Where can you ride one of America's best carousels?

Right here in Spokane!

Travel + Leisure magazine names Spokane's beloved  carousel among the best in the country.

Master woodcarver Charles Loof created and gave our machine as a wedding gift to his daughter and son-in-law in 1909 to operate as concessionaires in Natatorium Park.  It was moved to Riverfront Park in 1975, after Expo74, where it remains today.

On it, you can ride a giraffe, a tiger, a pair of Chinese dragons, and many horses that add up to 57 hand-carved wooden creatures - each a work of art.

See the page that mentions our carousel, online here.

Member Roster Update 

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

Click here to view the latest list of MLS Subscription Waivers - approved by the Board of Directors.  

Send a message to Angie at the SAR with any changes.  

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