Weekly Notices
Friday, June 17, 2016

Exhibit A    


"EXHIBIT A" will be required on all properties listed in the MLS in Spokane County, effective Tuesday, July 5, 2016.
The MLS Steering Committee recommended, and the Board of Directors approved, the requirement that an "Exhibit A" be uploaded as an Associated Document on all properties in Spokane County within the next business day of the listing being input in the MLS.
In order of best business practices, Exhibit A could be:
  1. the Exhibit A page from a preliminary title report from a title company;
  2. the last recorded deed for the property, confirmed by the title company that it is still accurate, with "Exhibit A" written at the top; or
  3. the legal description from the county website parcel summary with "Exhibit A" written at the top.  However, this should be used only in an absolute pinch if #1 or #2 is not available for some reason.
If not uploaded within the next business day, the fine will be as follows:

Tier 1 Violation Fines:

First Violation      
if timely corrected (within 72 hours) - $0
if not timely corrected - $100

Second Violation                 

Third and Subsequent Violations                 

Uncorrected Violation

1st Additional Fine Period - $200

2nd and subsequent Additional Fine Periods - $400

Maximum accumulated fine for a single Violation -          $2,000

Additional Violations after maximum fine reached -
MLS Suspension*.

Failure to pay fines - MLS Suspension*.
*Suspension is for no less than thirty (30) days nor more than one (1) year.


Download a one-sheet bulletin with this content (pictured above, suitable for sharing around your office, online here

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 will be held on Thursday, June 23, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

The next TransactionDesk Basics class is on Thursday, June 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 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.

Tax Planning Webcast    


April 15 may come around just once a year, but for anyone who runs his/her own business, tax season never ends.

From preparing and filing estimated taxes to keeping records and understanding the nuances of deductions, taxes are complex and require regular attention.

REALTOR® Magazine will host a live webcast on Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 11 a.m. to noon Spokane time, that will focus on steps REALTORS® can take throughout the year to make sure they're prepared when it's time to file their tax return.

Panelists will include Peter Baker of Business Planning Group in Washington, D.C., and Linda de Marlor of Tax-Masters, Inc., Rockville, Md.



Washington REALTORS® Legal Hotline attorney Annie Fitzsimmons has a new video for you that addresses the Department of Licensing's issue with not having proper documentation for any occupants in a property prior to taking possession (or after), when the transaction has closed.

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

Documentation of Non-occupant
Documentation of Non-Owner-Occupant

CRT Labs    


The National Association of REALTORS®' Center for REALTOR® Technology has established a laboratory to test and study the sensors, software and other high-tech systems that are increasingly being used to manage temperature, air quality, security and other aspects of residential and commercial buildings.

CRT Labs, an initiative of NAR's Center for REALTOR® Technology, also works with companies that design and produce smart home technology to  ensure that the real estate industry has a voice in how these systems evolve.

Learn more in this video.

CRT Labs
CRT Labs

Rental Car Discount for Members                     

Need a rental car for business or pleasure?

NAR has negotiated special rates for members with Hertz that you can start using now!

Visit the Hertz online to check out their rates and reserve your car now, online here.
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 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
Exhibit A...BULLETIN
zipForm Annual Renewals
Tax Planning Webcast
CRT Labs
Rental Car Discount for Members
PSA Addenda
REALTOR ® Safety - Empower Yourself
Lunch & Learn: Mistakes & Blunders
FREE RPR Workshop
2016 REALTOR® Education
RPAC Works for You!
MLS Fees Due
Member Value Plus
WR Business Symposium
2016 SAR Golf Tournament
Garden Tour
Father's Day
ListHub Report - April
Market Activity Report - May
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. 







REALTOR Action Center

The United States Senate is missing an opportunity to improve housing markets across the country, and we need your help to tell them to get to work and make homeownership a priority!  

Take action now to urge your Senators to pass H.R. 3700, the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016," a bill that makes needed reforms to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) condominium loan program, federal-assisted housing programs and Rural Housing Service loan programs.

Bottom Line:  This bill makes buying a condo A LOT easier by expanding opportunities for first-time homebuyers and streamlining rural housing programs for low-income rental residents. Condominiums are among the most affordable homeownership options for first-time homebuyers, as well as lower income borrowers, but barriers to safe, affordable mortgage credit for condos still exist. H.R. 3700 takes a number of steps to address those concerns.

The House of Representatives passed this bill unanimously with a bipartisan vote of 427-0 and now we need the Senate to act!  

Even if your business model is not based on Condominium or Rural Housing Service transactions, all REALTORS® need to band together on this Call for Action.  Although it may not affect you directly, the next one could very well be of critical importance to your business. 

Please support your REALTOR® family by responding to this important Call for Action!

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. 

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! 

Member Value Plus    

The National Association of REALTORS® created the MVP Program to encourage members to take actions that will benefit NAR and its members, as well as to reward members for being an active participant in their association.

Active involvement is the best way to maximize your membership, as well as the best way to make the association and all our members more successful. And, those members who take the most active role are rewarded with resources that can continue to strengthen their own business.

View a step-by-step video on how members can participate in an MVP Action and redeem an MVP Reward.

See the two-minute video online here: 

Member Value Plus
Member Value Plus

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.

Garden Tour    
The Spokesman-Review_Dan Pelle photo


Spokane is a gardening town filled with hidden gems.

A garden tour is your invitation to explore them and be inspired.

The first tour of the season, Spokane in Bloom, is Saturday.

Put on by the Inland Empire Gardeners, the tour will feature five Spokane Valley gardens.

Learn more about the Spokane in Bloom garden tour in The Spokesman-Review, online here.

Father's Day                     

Historic Spokane photo


This Sunday is Father's Day.

This national holiday came to be by the efforts of a Spokane woman, Sonora Smart Dodd.

The historic Dodd House - 603 South Arthur street (pictured above) - will be open Father's Day afternoon, this Sunday, for free public tours.  This modest craftsman style house is on the Spokane Historic and National Historic registers.  

Learn the story behind the mother of Father's Day, online here: 
The Mother of Father's Day 
The Mother of Father's Day

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.



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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