September 9, 2018
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Are you current with your Code of Ethics training? Click here to see if your name is on the “compliant” list.

REMINDER: DECEMBER 31, 2018 is the deadline for fulfilling your NAR Biennial Code of Ethics!
If you haven’t already fulfilled this requirement, that date will be here before you know it. Beat the rush! Check the Raise The Bar calendar for more upcoming COE classes at SAAR! 
Friday, September 21, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Home Prices Rise Three Times Faster Than Rents
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The jump in home prices has prompted the cost of homeownership to outpace that of renting in more places across the country. The monthly costs of owning a home has increased by 14 percent over the past year—more than three times the 4 percent increase in monthly rental costs, according to a new analysis by®...[Read more]


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Each new Starbucks boosts the value of housing prices in a neighborhood. And not by an insignificant amount. This data point is revealed in a broader study on gentrification by the Harvard Business School that relied on information from Yelp, the online restaurant review platform, and the United States Census...[Read more]


One brand that stands out with their playful tone of voice and engaging Tweets is DoorDash, a technology company that powers door-to-door food delivery...
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Wednesday, September 26 | 4 - 6 p.m.
SAAR | 8600 East Anderson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Meet the candidates running for the 2019 Board of Directors, our new Leadership Academy Class 22, and network with your fellow SAAR members!

  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Cash bar
  • Free for SAAR members, $10 for non-SAAR members

Saturday, Sept. 29  |  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Eldorado Park – 2311 N Miller Road, Scottsdale  85257

This is a fun family friendly community engagement event, promoting awareness of SAAR and its REALTOR® involvement in the community. Come out for some great food and lots of fun with your fellow REALTORS®!


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RTB Upcoming Classes

(All classes take place on site at SAAR headquarters / Venue8600 - 8600 E Anderson Dr, Scottsdale.)

The GRI Scholarship request form for the fourth quarter is now available.
If you are thinking about starting the GRI program, or are currently taking classes to obtain your GRI designation you don’t want to miss this opportunity to be entered in  the drawing. Students can apply on September 12 only for any fourth quarter GRI core class.
Please read in full the applicant criteria
New Home Construction and Buyer Representation
Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8 a.m.

Representing clients in the purchase of new-home construction requires a significantly different set of skills. REBAC’s NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION AND BUYER REPRESENTATION course is designed to help real estate professionals gain the product and transaction knowledge needed in order to guide clients through the processes for the purchase, construction and customization of a new home. Along the way, you will learn how to work with new home builders and sales representatives while ultimately protecting your clients’ interests.

ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative Core Course
Weds. & Thurs., September 26 & September 27, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8 a.m.

This two-day course is the first step towards becoming an ABR® designee. It will teach you:
• Methods, tools and techniques to provide the support and services that buyers want.
• How to increase your revenue and referrals and reduce your risk.

With specialized education and exclusive member benefits, ABR® designees are equipped  to guide homebuyers through every stage of the home buying process.

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