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March 7th, 2017 Newsletter
Mar 7, 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 7th, 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
Nick Udell, Berkshire Hathaway HS
Liz Trua, Creekside Realty
Melodi McCoy, Windermere RE
Diana Juarez, 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: 

4/1/17 - 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.*

5/6/17 - 9am to 2pm
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 
3/11/2017 Saturday 9am to 2pm    
Yakima Association of Realtors,
2707 River Road    
Instructors: Heather Lee, Umpqua Bank - Kennewick and Ricardo Gonzalez, Yakima Valley Real Estate
Please note: For reservations call 509.307.6062 or email Lunch and refreshments provided.
*Reservations required. Seating limited.*

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

3/29/17 - MLS New Broker Orientation
8:30am to 12:30pm  
2017 Education Schedule
3/30/17 - CORE
8:30 am to noon
Terry Eccles Pettet - 3.5 CE Hours

3/30/17 - REALTOR Safety
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Terry Eccles Pettet - 4 CE Hours

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!

"On the Ball"  
with Crystal Woods 
A.E., Yakima Association of REALTORS 

2nd Quarter MLS Fees

2nd Quarter MLS invoices will be email and mailed out this week.  Please remit payment to our office at 2707 River Road, Yakima, WA 98902.

Payments are due March 23rd, 2017 and will be considered late after March 31st, 2017 and a $25 late fee will be added at that time.

Please make checks/money orders payable to Yakima MLS.  If you wish to pay with a credit card please contact our office. (509) 457-8191.
No cash will be accepted.

Click Here to Print Registration Form

2017 RPAC Auction
March 31st, 5:30pm
Red Lion Yakima
More details to follow! 


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* Investing in RPAC is investing in your business
* RPAC works to protect REALTORS® on the National, State and Local levels
* RPAC protects the industry from unfair taxation, it protects homeownership rights and advocates for member's livelihood; it helps elect legislators who understand the importance of REALTOR® issues.
* In 2014 there were several RPAC successes that exemplified the power of RPAC
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Yakima Association of Realtors and MLS, 2707 River Rd., Yakima, WA 98902
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