May 27, 2018
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Market Data Report - April 2018

Are local sales and listings stacking up against the nation's latest real estate forecasts? Are Scottsdale home sales trending above U.S. statistics? Take a look at the latest market data for Maricopa County, as well as the residential real estate market in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. [… more …]


Nominations for 2018 Leadership Academy are now open!

The Leadership Academy ...
  • Provides leadership training through intense learning experiences.
  • Takes participants through several days of unique,
    practical simulations.
  • Helps participants establish themselves as influential
    in the community.
  • Improves leadership qualities to enhance business acumen.
  • Welcomes graduates into its network of past participants.
  • Introduces its participants to the community, Association and more!


The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® continues its highly-respected tradition of helping future community leaders hone their skills through the SAAR Leadership Academy. Soon Class XXII will be selected and asked to complete modules, which are carefully designed to add value to the current and future career paths of each class member. It’s an opportunity for more than a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

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Nominees will be asked to submit an application and to interview with the Leadership Academy Class selection committee.
Become a member of SAAR’s new committee for sustainability
In case you missed it …

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® has initiated the formation of the Sustainability Committee with a mission to seek, find, create, educate and promote the expansion of sustainable practices through the entire real estate process. This will benefit members as the committee will promote good business practices benefiting the public through achieving better understanding of sustainability construction. Additionally, the committee will create a unique value proposition by empowering the Association to be a leader in sustainable practices. REALTOR® and affiliate members who are interested in serving on this committee can contact CEO Rebecca Grossman at
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Billing just got better!
In case you missed it …

We're excited to announce changes to billing coming in June. Billing has always been one-size-fits-all, but now we're offering a new option for subscribers who want more! Visit the ARMLS billing fees web page for details.


GRI Scholarship
If you are currently taking classes to complete your GRI designation or thought about starting the program, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. APPLY for a GRI scholarship! The 2018 third quarter request form will be available on June 1. 
Visit to access the form and for complete scholarship criteria.

RTB Upcoming Classes
(All classes take place on site at SAAR headquarters / Venue8600 - 8600 E Anderson Dr, Scottsdale.)
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
This information-filled training course is designed to help successful sales professionals who currently work in the upper-tier move to the next level. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Thursday and Friday, June 7 - 8 (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

CRPM Advanced Property Management Bootcamp
Avoid liability for owners and property managers. Get a detailed breakdown of critical and commonly misunderstood statutes. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Monday, June 11 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) (Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.).

REBAC SRS – Seller Representative Specialist
Why should today’s home sellers choose you to be their REALTOR®? Click the title above to learn more about the class on Thursday and Friday, June 21 - 22 (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) (Check-in begins at 8 a.m.).
Truth about TPT (Transaction Privilege Tax)
Property managers and owners, investors and those who work with investors should take this opportunity to interact with guest speakers—Arizona Department of Revenue representatives—about TPT details. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Wednesday, June 27 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.).

Next pre-license class …
Monday, July 9 –Aug 15, 2018
Mondays – Thursdays, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
SAAR, 8600 East Anderson Drive
BONUS: Broker referral discount for new pre-license students
The next real estate pre-licensing class is open for registration! Brokers who are mentoring real estate professionals in anticipation of them getting their license can refer them to Raise The Bar Real Estate School to receive a discount on registration fees! Simply have potential students call 480.945.2651 to register!



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We hope you will join us on June 7-8 at SAAR / Venue 8600 for an incredible two days of networking and education! This class is designed to help you take your business to the next level, distinguish yourself from the pack, and earn more listings.

Register now for the June 7- 8 class.  

THIS WEEK AT SAAR (05/28 - 06/03)

(RMS stands for REALTOR® Marketing Sessions / Home Tours.)

NEXT WEEK AT SAAR (06/04 - 06/03)

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