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FROM SAAR

Congratulations 40 Under 40 award winners for 2018!

The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® are excited to recognize 40 members who have been chosen to receive a 40 Under 40 award from SAAR and our Young Professionals Network! Congratulations!
 
We officially announced the winners on Friday and will enjoy supporting them at an evening of recognition and fun here at SAAR headquarters / Venue 8600 on Wednesday, May 9 from 6 – 10 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships are available, so don’t miss out on the celebration!

FROM SAAR & NAR

SCAM ALERT!
Yet another reason to take the Cyber Safety class at SAAR next week! The message below from NAR adds to a long list of C I B E R C R I M E S including phishing, bogus emails from Docusign, wire fraud, hacking of title transactions … the list goes on. Don't wait until AFTER you've LOST DATA & MONEY to learn how to protect yourself!
 
Register NOW to secure one of 20 FREE seats!
 
[[From NAR]] Members should be aware of a suspicious email being deployed with the subject line: "ANNUAL REPORT TO ALL MEMBERS OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR (NAR)" from the email address "presiidentceo[at]usa.com" (link sends e-mail). Please note that official NAR emails will come from a "realtor.org" or "realtors.org" email address and include proper branding, messaging, contact information and opt-out provisions. [… more …]


Realtors® continue focus on fair housing, commemorate 50th anniversary of act
           "The National Association of Realtors® continues its yearlong commemoration of the Fair Housing Act
             since its passage in 1968. Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® CEO Rebecca Grossman
             expresses how “the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act gives us an opportunity to reflect on how
             REALTORS® have championed change in the industry and educated sellers and landlords
             on how fair housing is not only good for achieving their objectives, but also the right thing
             to do. We need to continue to look at what equal treatment barriers remain for homebuyers
             and work with our communities to remove them.”

In case you missed it, read the press release published early last week from NAR and President Elizabeth Mendenhall.
 
WASHINGTON (April 11, 2018) – The National Association of Realtors® is joining its 1.3 million members across the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and further advocate for inclusion and diversity in the nation’s communities. NAR is also recognizing April as Fair Housing Month, with education and events for members and state and local Realtor® associations throughout the month. [… more …]

Market Data Report - March 2018
 


Improve your business acumen by using the latest information about local sales, listings and up-to-date market data for Maricopa County and the Scottsdale area. This and all reports include summaries of key listing and sales metrics, new listings and volume, active listings and volume, average and median listing price, median days in Realtors® Property Resource and much more. Refer to the Market Data and Research reports regularly to support your real estate business. [… more …]

FROM RAISE THE BAR

RAISE THE BAR REAL ESTATE SCHOOL
RTB Upcoming Classes
(All classes take place on site at SAAR headquarters / Venue8600 - 8600 E Anderson Dr, Scottsdale.)
GRI Risk Management
This class identifies real estate risks and shows you how to protect yourself by being aware of negligent behavior and misrepresentation. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Thursday & Friday, April 19 & 20 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). (Check-in begins at 8 a.m.)
 
rCRMS Essential Skills for a Successful Closing
Learn more about the way transactional financing is secured and escrow instructions are set forth. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Monday, April 23 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.).
 
MAG’s Mapping Tools
ALL MEMBERS are invited to a special workshop to check out the updated Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Data and Mapping viewer. This website offers a tremendous opportunity for you to be able to build informational, analytical and demographic reports for clients quickly and easily. Immediately following April’s Commercial Forum meeting (4/25), take this FREE class to learn how to use the outstanding maps and data that are provided by MAG to create comprehensive reports. Please feel free to bring your computer or tablet so that you can follow along!
 
Check out the MAG Data and Mapping viewer website, then click the title above to register for the class on Wednesday, April 25 (9:05 – 10:30 a.m.).
 
CRPM Overview of AAR Property Management Forms
Gain the knowledge and integrity to deal with owners, renters and vendors. This class will guide you through the AAR Property Management forms. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Thursday, April 26 (1 – 4 p.m.).
 
Using IRA’s to Purchase Commercial Real Estate
Immediately following May’s Commercial Forum meeting, this FREE class identifies what every real estate professional and investor should know about self-directed IRAs and SDRPs. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Wednesday, May 23 (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.).

IN THE NEWS

MARKETING PARTNERS

Interested in becoming a marketing partner and advertising with us? Please contact Amanda at amanda@scottsdalerealtors.org for more information. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don’t miss the upcoming REALTOR® Safe class: Cyber Safety.
Register NOW to get one of 20 FREE seats!
You’ll get expert advice from the facilitator, a local FBI agent, and feel safer
about the portion of your business you conduct online.
Click here for more information or to register today!

Join the Young Professionals Network for a panel discussion on lead conversion strategies and tools for three main sources of business—referrals, open houses and online leads. Don’t miss this FREE event, which is open to all REALTORS® and SAAR affiliate members!

Click here for more information or to register today!

The Big Band for Hutch Fund event is April 28 (5 - 9 p.m.) at a local, swank residence! Be there for food, drink, a live swing band, a raffle and a live auction. Proceeds go directly to the Hutch Fund, which provides financial assistance to SAAR members experiencing a crisis or catastrophic event. This is a great way to be there for your colleagues when it counts! Get tickets NOW at the early-bird rate before prices increase!

Click here for more information or to register today!

Scottsdale Homebuilders Expo is back - May 15



This popular event is back! Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual Scottsdale Homebuilders Expo at Venue 8600/Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® headquarters.

Registration is NOW OPEN for the upcoming expo!

More details about exhibits are coming soon!

Interested in becoming a marketing partner and advertising with us? Please contact Amanda at amanda@scottsdalerealtors.org for more information. 

THIS WEEK AT SAAR (04/16 - 04/22)

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

NEXT WEEK AT SAAR (04/23 - 04/29)

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