February 17, 2019
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We appreciate your membership and we look forward to it continuing through 2019 and beyond. If you have already renewed your dues, thank you for your continued membership.  If you haven’t here is an important reminder.

Final deadline for dues renewal is Tuesday,  Feb. 19 at 5 pm

You've received invoicing to renew annual dues for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, Arizona Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS® (all payable via SAAR). Please refer to this invoice for a breakdown of dues and other details as well as a timeline. The deadline to avoid membership termination is Tuesday, Feb.19 at 5 p.m. MST.

NOTE: If you have not logged into the system recently, you will need to reset your password using the link on the log in page. Your login username is the email address that you have on file with SAAR. 



By 2019 SAAR President David Schmid

Perhaps you’ve heard me say, “The REALTOR® marketing channel is fair, level, transparent and effective — for both the seller and buyer.”



What Agents Wish They’d Known

New agents can’t depend on pre-licensing classes or their brokers to teach them everything about real estate. Here, experienced agents offer advice on what rookies should know at the beginning of their careers.


What to Tell Clients Before/After They Check Zestimate

“We still live in a world where a person who can walk into your home…will have a much better idea about how your sale price will differ from the Zestimate,” said Skylar Olsen, director of economic research and outreach at Zillow.

Epic Fights Couple Have When Buying a House

Here are a few of the arguments you two lovebirds are bound to get sucked into, and how to resolve them.


Westbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) scheduled to close this weekend in north Phoenix for widening project

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers who use Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) in north Phoenix to plan for a westbound closure this weekend. The closure is needed as initial work continues on a two-year project to add new lanes on the freeway between Interstate 17 in Phoenix and Pima Road in Scottsdale.

The closure is scheduled to begin Friday night, Feb. 15. It is the second in a series of weekend closures scheduled through early March to allow crews to place temporary concrete barriers and shift lane striping throughout the project’s work zone.

ADOT advises drivers to slow down and use caution while the following closures are in place. Work on the Loop 101 Improvement project is scheduled to last through early 2021.


Lighten up when showing homes: Empty the trunk of non-essentials. Extra weight strains the car and decreases fuel efficiency. According to fueleconomy.gov, an extra 100 pounds in the car can reduce your miles per gallon by up to 2 percent. Similarly, a loaded roof rack can decrease your fuel economy by 5 percent.  Don't drive like an urban cabbie! Sudden acceleration and quick braking is wasteful and can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent in town.



If you have not fulfilled NAR’s Biennial Code of Ethics requirement, your account has been suspended.  Be advised that you have until March 1, 2019 to complete an approved Code of Ethics course.

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

If you choose to take an online class or a class with a different provider, please email your certificate of completion to email to info@scottsdalerealtors.org so we can update our records.

Click here for more information about Code of Ethics training.


Interested in advertising with us?
Please contact Marc Heon at marc@scottsdalerealtors.org for more information. 


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

February 28: GRI Transaction Technology

February 28: Intro to Commercial Real Estate


Are you thinking about getting your GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) designation?
Are you currently working towards the designation?
Why not take advantage of the Arizona REALTORS® Scholarship program (restrictions apply)!
The 2nd quarter GRI Scholarship request form will be available on February 28 with an entry date of March 7.
Don’t wait till the last minute - click here to read all about the details!  

Browse our calendar today and find a class just for you!

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