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When major disaster strikes, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation has one goal: help families who have endured unimaginable loss. The REALTORS® Relief Foundation is currently coordinating efforts for relief in the gulf coast cities and in the greater Houston, Texas area due to unprecedented flooding left by Hurricane Harvey. [ … more …]

REMINDER: CALL FOR ACTION, National Flood Insurance Program

 The National Flood Insurance Program is due to expire on September 30, 2017. The National Association of REALTORS® is currently engaged in legislative advocacy to ensure the program does not lapse, which would throw current and future NFIP policyholders into a state of confusion and uncertainty. Congressional action is necessary if the program is to be extended. NAR’s current Call for Action asks REALTORS® to contact their members of Congress and urge passage of HR 2874, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act. 
Why NAR Supports the 21st Century Flood Reform Act:
  • Extends NFIP for five years
  • Preserves the practice of grandfathering for remapped property owners who build to code
  • The bill would enable repetitive loss property, if an owner mitigates to code, to grandfather 
  • Limits rate increases to no more than 15 percent per year with a new ceiling of $10,000 maximum
  • Authorizes $1 billion in pre-flood mitigation assistance grants to elevate, flood proof, buyout or mitigate high risk properties
  • Addresses issues with repeatedly flooding properties that account for two percent of NFIP policies but 25 percent of the claim payments over the history of the program
Additional details on this legislation are available at NFIP FAQ, and questions about the legislation should be directed to Austin Perez


HomeSnap Real Estate app for REALTORS®
REALTORS® can download a FREE app and then simply “snap a home to find out all about it.” This new app recently launched and is only available in Washington, D.C. and the Phoenix-metro area.
How does it work? As an agent, you can snap a picture of a home and if it’s listed for sale, you’ll be supplied with all the MLS data. What’s more is that when someone in the general public snaps a picture of a home, they’ll be supplied with the agent info—YOURS if you’re linked up in the app! Watch this tutorial to learn how this new app can support your business.


Upcoming Classes

Fourth quarter GRI scholarship request form available September 7

Don’t miss this opportunity to be included in the lottery drawing for a GRI scholarship. If you’re interested in getting your GRI designation or are currently taking classes to obtain it, mark your calendar!

September 7 – Request form available until September 12.
September 12 -  Request forms must be submitted on this day only.
September 13 – Lottery drawing for fourth quarter scholarship.
NOTE:  Restrictions may apply.
Visit the AZGRI website for all the details.




Channel your inner rock star!
This year’s Rockin’ 4 RAPAC is set to rival any major rock concert! Join the RAPAC committee and other rock stars at our “main stage” location--BLK Live--on October 4.

And NEW to the Rockin’ 4 RAPAC event is the YPN BROKER SPLASH! The Young Professionals Network has teamed up with R4R and transformed the Epic Water Battle for a very wet activity at the event. Depending on contributions levels to RAPAC, agents have the opportunity to see one of five local “celebrity” brokers “take the plunge” fully clothed into the swimming pool at BLK Live! Stay tuned for updates on how to participate (… and who goes for the swim!)
Wednesday, October 4, 7 – 10 p.m.
BLK Live | 7301 E Butherus Dr,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Entertainment by local, top-rated
cover band The Instant Classics!

The Road to Closing: situations, scenarios and solutions

THIS WEEK AT SAAR (09/04 - 09/10)

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


SAAR office closed.


NEXT WEEK AT SAAR (09/11 - 09/17)

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

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