August 19, 2018
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The pre-party has started!

It’s a star-studded REALTOR® FUNdraising Event! Attendees will receive the “red carpet” treatment–and we do mean RED CARPET! From a staged arrival, celebrity step-n-repeat, VIP treatment, live band and swag bags, it promises to be a night to remember! 

What's Included:
live & silent auctions | swag bag, food & complimentary drink ticket | live band
Best Rockstar/Celebrity Impersonation & Air Guitar contests | YPN broker splash

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 7 – 10 p.m.
BLK Live  |  7301 E Butherus Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Click here for venue map
Credit card investment:
$70: Registration – Individual & (1) Parking Pass
$120:    Registration – Couple & (1) Parking Pass

Click here to register now. Parking passes are extremely limited so register early!


Arizona is listed as one of the “Top Destinations of International Commercial Buyers”

By:  Suzanne Brown, Director of Community & Government Affairs

More than 50% of the states from the U.S. who have been attending MIPIM are also listed in the “Top Destinations of International Commercial Buyers” results, reported by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in their Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends 2018.  Arizona is one of them!  Is this a happy coincidence?  Or has consistent exposure over the last few years at the largest International commercial real estate conference, contributed to increased investment in these states?

(Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends 2018 by the National Association of REALTORS®; page 12 of 21;
The largest, oldest and most innovative commercial real estate conference in the world, MIPIM is deeply entrenched in the traditional business practice of face-to-face dealings.  Which brings up an interesting statistic, the NAR 2018 Commercial Trends report cites the second highest referral source for international investment activity on both the buyer and seller side stems from “Personal Contact,” at 14% and 24% respectively.  “Former client” was the number one source at 25% and 33%.  Combined, both statistics exemplify how much establishing personal/face-to-face relationships are essential for conducting successful international business.

For questions or more information, please contact Suzanne Brown at


Did you know that 42% of REALTORS® are NOT prepared for a financial emergency and 43% are NOT saving for retirement? That’s why the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) created the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness. This new program will help you be financially solvent and independent, both in your career and at retirement. [Read more ...]


As part of the "Get REALTOR®" consumer advertising campaign, NAR has partnered with Spotify, a popular music streaming service, to curate five playlists exploring all stages of the home buying process. The playlists can all be found at


Green Tidbit from the SAAR Sustainability Committee

Did you know that you can be a champion for your business or organization that is "going green"?  Is your Scottsdale-based business or organization integrating notable sustainable practices?  Would you like to help your business or organization share that with others and be recognized and touted for its good actions and sustainability successes?
[Read more ...]


RTB Upcoming Classes

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

We know what you need to be SUCCESSFUL!

Get your Broker License with Raise The Bar Real Estate School!

Raise the Bar Real Estate School is wholly owned and operated by the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®. We’ve been providing Scottsdale area REALTORS® with the education and tools they need for over 50 years. Our top-rated Broker Licensing course is a program to help you take that next step in your career.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – Friday, September 28, 2018
Class sessions: Tuesday – Fridays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: SAAR, 8600 East Anderson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Click here to register or for more information
All The Best Apps For Real Estate - Webinar
September 6, 2018
10:00 a.m.

What are the TOP apps that REALTORS® should have on their mobile devices? Find out in this FREE webinar!

At Home With Diversity
Thursday, September 13 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Prepare you to  work effectively with -and- within  today’s increasingly  diverse pool of home buyers.

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.

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.

The GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) 4th quarter scholarship request period will open on September 12.  The scholarship request form will be available on September 6. If you are interested, please watch  for the scholarship form to be available. 

Click here to view the designation requirements page. Please note that rCRMS/REBAC/PMBC classes do not apply.


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