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April 4th, 2017 Newsletter
Apr 4, 2017
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Crystal Castle, Association Executive
PH: (509) 457-8191  FAX:  (509) 453-9716  website:
2707 River Road, Yakima, WA  98902

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Yakima Association of REALTORS to provide relevant resources and services that empower its' members to be successful and ethical in their practices, and to advocate for real property rights.
March 13th, 2017 - In This Issue:



President: Lisa Angell 
John L. Scott 
President-Elect: Alice Villasenor 
Heritage Moultray RE 
(509) 248-9400

Treasurer: Joanne Melton 
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Central
Washington Real Estate  
(509) 966-3030 

Past President: Larrita Perrault 
Coldwell Banker 
(509) 248-5050

Y.A.R. Directors
Freba Afzali, Windermere RE
Stephanie Blehm, Berkshire Hathaway HS
Brian Burns, Coldwell Banker
Javier Cardenas, Coldwell Banker  
Rick Lind, Heritage Moultray
Leslie Baer, Fusion Realty, LLC.
Michael Goulart, Creekside Realty
Michelle Kalkowski, Berkshire Hathaway HS
Liz Trua, Creekside Realty
Melodi McCoy, Windermere RE

MLS Board & Directors 
President: Troy Allen, Best Homes & Land
Vice President:  Chris Pauling, Berkshire Hathaway HS
Sec/Treas:  Cory Bemis, Creekside Realty
Past President: Doug Rich, Prestige Realty 
Mike Kokenge, Coldwell Banker
Roger Wilson,  Wilson Real Estate
Tom Trepanier, Windermere RE 
YAR President: Lisa Angell 


Quick Links: More Information


Next Certified Home Buyer Education Classes: 

5/6/17 - 9am to 2pm  

Yakima Association of Realtors,
2707 River Road    
Instructors: Fenja Swope, The Advisors. & Freba Afzali, Windermere R.E. Yakima
Please note: For reservations call 509.969-3593or email
Lunch and refreshments provided.
*Reservations required. Seating limited.*

6/3/17 - 9am to 2pm
7/1/17 - 9am to 2pm
8/5/17 - 9am to 8pm
9/2/17 - 9am to 2pm
10/7/17 - 9am to 2pm
11/4/17 - 9am to 2pm
12/2/17 - 9am to 2pm 

All Home Buyer Classes held at the YAR/MLS Office unless otherwise noted.


  *** Mandatory *** 
4/6/17 - YAR New Broker Orientation
8:30am to 12:30pm

4/26/17 - MLS New Broker Orientation
8:30am to 12:30pm  
2017 Education Schedule
4/27/17 - Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Doug Tingvall - 7.5 CE Hours

5/5/17 - Agency Law
8:30 am to noon
Annie Fitzsimmons - 3.5 CE Hours

5/5/17 - Best of the Legal Hotline
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Annie Fitzsimmons - 4 CE Hours 

9/6 and 9/7 - ABR Designation
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, both days 
Dave Porter - 7.5 CE Hours per day

10/23 and 10/24 - CRS Designation
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, both days
Jackie Leavenworth - 7.5 CE Hours per day 
   All events are held at the YAR/MLS office unless otherwise noted.   
 If you have items you wish to have added to the weekly newsletter, please call or email Michelle by Friday at noon with your submission.  509-457-8191
Thank you!
 Personnel & Office News

Luis Garcia is a new broker with The Buyer's Agent.

Yakima Real Estate Services has changed their name.  The new name is Yakima Realty.  Their new address is 1024 S 2nd Ave, Yakima 98902.

Phil Simpson is now the designated broker for Dedicated Realty LLC.

Brenda Mason with DK Bain has joined our MLS.

Joseph Durrett is a new broker with Windermere Real Estate.

Harold Race is now a broker with Wilson R.E. Management.

Scott Herberg with Herberg, LLC is a new affiliate member.

Click here to read the minutes from YAR Board meetings

Click here to read the minutes from MLS Board meetings  
"On The Ball"
with A.E.
Crystal Woods

Flex Lock Box Management Video

Flex Lock Box Management Video

Education Opportunity


Welcome to Michelle Kalkowski to the Yakima Association of REALTORS Board of directors!  

1-Apr Roger Wilson
2-Apr Jamie Schilperoort
2-Apr Kelsey Clements
2-Apr Weldon Schademan
3-Apr Jason Bangs
3-Apr Tom Davis
5-Apr Kay DeLong
7-Apr Devin Carver
8-Apr Maria 'Lola' Licea
9-Apr Nick Ritch
10-Apr Dave Smeback
10-Apr Lucy Ruelas
13-Apr Dixie Mobley
13-Apr Pat Lawler
14-Apr Lisa Angell
14-Apr Phil Barnes
15-Apr Teresa Renderos
16-Apr Stephanie Reiland
17-Apr Agustina Rankin
17-Apr Larry Zylstra
17-Apr Rick Fairbrook
17-Apr Rick Fairbrook
18-Apr Janie Ibarra
20-Apr Katie Newquist
21-Apr Jo Ann Houfek
21-Apr Jodi Scott
22-Apr Stephanie Blehm
24-Apr Cori Perez
25-Apr Kellee Richardson
26-Apr Rick Molineux
27-Apr Don Dexter
27-Apr Ramon Ascencio
28-Apr Christina Hoover
The Power of RPAC is working for YOU!
Help us continue our efforts by making an investment in YOUR business and YOUR future.
Yakima Association of Realtors and MLS, 2707 River Rd., Yakima, WA 98902

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