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First Broker licensing class of 2017 to begin next month
Getting your Broker’s license is a step up for you, and for your current Broker. It’s a chance to build on your experience and enhance your industry knowledge.
Our classes are taught by experienced, involved instructors that are industry practitioners and passionate about helping you be the best you can be.
REGISTER and get more information about the next class, which begins February 15 (concludes March 17).
SAAR’s Raise The Bar real estate school has a lot of people talking! Here’s what past students of RTB school are saying when asked what they liked most about their class:
“The class environment was very comfortable, which made learning easier. I enjoyed sharing experience and work scenarios with classmates and instructors. The staff of SAAR are awesome! Very welcoming, very knowledgeable and very helpful.”
“Excellent class and tremendous facility!”
“I liked the small class where we all got involved and related to each other.”


GRI Safe Real Estate
A one-day course about the fundamentals of the Code of Ethics, standards of practice, commissions, standards and procuring cause.
REGISTER NOW for the class on Friday, February 10 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Rules of the Real Estate Road
This class satisfies your NAR-required bi-annual Code of Ethics, which counts towards the 1/1/17 - 12/31/18 cycle.
REGISTER NOW for the class on Wednesday, February 15 (1 - 4 p.m.)
AAR Contracts & Forms
Many changes have been implemented, all of which warrant your attention!
REGISTER NOW for the class on Monday, February 13 (1 - 4 p.m.)
And coming in late spring …
Certified Luxury Home Specialist
Thursday and Friday, May 4-5
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A high level of knowledge and competence is required for success at the top of the residential real estate market. Widely recognized as the best luxury training available, this information-filled training course is designed to help successful sales professionals who currently work in the upper-tier move to the next level. Those beginning to target the luxury market will also get ideas to help jump-start their business.
From tested scripts and "magic questions" to a cutting-edge marketing "idea blitz," this course covers what you need to know to take your luxury home business to the next level. Upon completion of the course, the attendees will receive one-year free membership in the institute, and may apply for the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Designation.
Learn more about this class, which will count as credit toward the NAR CRS Designation (exam required at the end of each day).
FEE: $595
CE Credit: (pending)

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Bill Hensley is a Million Dollar Guild® member of the Institute and brings diverse leadership and training experience to his role. He is a proven leader who often draws insight from his time as an officer and supersonic-jet instructor pilot in the United States Air Force where success or failure was measured in inches while traveling at 500 miles per hour.
Bill became a licensed broker in California in 1994 when he founded a successful luxury real estate brokerage in San Diego. He operated it for more than a decade before combining forces with a national company. Bill also holds the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®(CLHMS) designation.



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Available ad space in resource guide for MIPIM

MIPIM is THE premier real estate event of the year. March 14-17, the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry will gather in Cannes, France to network, learn more about real estate investment opportunities and conduct transactions.
With such an enormous forum and elite presence of professionals who buy, sell and do business on site, you don’t want to miss out getting your advertisement in Arizona’s MIPIM Resource Guide for exposure on an international platform. It’s your unique opportunity to strengthen your visibility among the leading companies and professionals from the real estate sector.
If you have commercial properties available close to a downtown hub, retail, industrial, resort or airpark area, investors and developers will want to contact you! And because serious investors look for this type of location to start development projects, you’ll want to secure your ad space so they know who to contact. To place ad space in the MIPIM Resource Guide, contact Suzanne@ScottsdaleREALTORS.org.


Nominations open for 40 under 40 awards

Nominations are NOW OPEN to submit your recommendation for that unique person you know who is under 40 years of age and best represents what the honor is all about. Someone who demonstrates business success, professional leadership, community engagement and industry involvement.


Applications and nominations close March 8.

Applicants must be:
- a REALTOR® in good standing with SAAR
- under 40 years of age as of April 27, 2017

Evaluation is based upon:
- production
- community involvement
- dedication to the industry
- positioning / unique selling proposition
Upon receipt of your nomination, the nominee will be asked to fill out an application and responses will be evaluated with focus on the set criteria. Nominate an eligible REALTOR® today!


Volunteers still needed for Parada del Sol parade

SAAR’s Community Outreach & Awareness Committee (COAC) will have a float in the parade and is looking for REALTOR® volunteers to march in the parade!
Every year the committee builds a playhouse for our REALTOR® float which is then donated to a worthy cause. By walking and hosting a float in the parade, it reminds the community that “homeownership matters” and REALTORS® are not just about homes—they’re about communities.
The Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade
Saturday, February 11
Parade starts at 10 a.m.
Become involved! We need volunteers and materials to help build our playhouse! Construction has already begun and will continue until completed.
SIGN UP today!

Space is limited, register today!

You won’t want to miss this spectacular evening! Join us for cocktails, passed hors ‘d oeuvres, and place your bids on our silent auction items. Then join us for an amazing three-course meal. Keynote speaker and retired NBA Champion (Chicago Bulls) Scott Williams will share his personal story overcoming life’s challenges throughout his earlier year, which helped lead his team to the epic win. Supreme Auctions will be hosting our live auction, and we have a great vacation destination to beautiful British Columbia (choose from one of their three beautiful properties) and several other remarkable items up for auction. Grab some friends—and your wallets—and come ready to have a fabulous evening!

Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 6 -10 p.m.
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

*Please alert us to any dietary restrictions or food allergies as the venue cannot accommodate these without prior notice.  Contact Juliet Nelson at Juliet@ScottsdaleREALTORS.org

THIS WEEK AT SAAR (02/06 - 02/12)

(RMS stands for REALTOR® Marketing Sessions / Home Tours. Committee meetings are for committee members only)




NEXT WEEK AT SAAR (02/13 - 02/19)

(RMS stands for REALTOR® Marketing Sessions / Home Tours. Committee meetings are for committee members only)


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