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Tax reform heads to the president
In case you missed it …
This past week, the biggest tax reform overhaul in 30 years is now one signature away from being passed into law. The National Association of REALTORS® explains what you need to know about the final tax bill.
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Lawmakers in the House and Senate passed tax reform legislation today, paving the way for the bill to go to President Donald Trump for his signature. The President has said he intends to sign the bill by Christmas.

NAR worked with members of the House-Senate conference committee to help educate them on how to improve the final bill. After the vote, President Elizabeth Mendenhall issued the following statement: [… more …]

REALTOR® Action Center website conversion
Also in case you missed it …
On December 29, NAR will be converting the REALTOR® Action Center website to a new REALTOR® Party website. The replacement will be a holistic website that provides advocacy materials for state and local REALTOR® Association staff, and facilitates two-way opportunities to engage individual REALTORS® and associations in the REALTOR® Party. To learn more before the conversion, visit
the REALTOR Action Center.


REMINDER! The deadline for dues payment is December 31, 2017.
We appreciate your membership and we look forward to it continuing through 2018 and beyond. Be sure to renew your annual dues for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, Arizona Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS® (all payable via SAAR) before your services
are interrupted after December 31.
Take a look at the 2018 dues infographic for more details on the renewal process. You can also learn how your dues support Association functionality by reading the breakdown of dollars on our membership page.

NOTE: If this is the first time you are logging in to your account since our conversion to a new software management system (June 2017), you will need to reset your password using the link on the log in page.


Win up to six AMAZING prizes when you invest in RAPAC!
Need a vacation? Need techy stuff? Could you use a gift card? Invest in RAPAC (REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee) today for your chance to win great prizes! And your contribution helps support advocacy efforts on important issues, which impact homeownership and the real estate industry. (Click the image below to go to the web page.)



Congratulations to our SAAR members who have
completed their AAR rCRMS Certification in 2017!

Vanessa Berman
Connie McGregor
Cheryl Moore
Stefanie Peters
Amanda Spitler

RTB Upcoming Classes
Broker Management Clinic #1 – Statutes & Rules
Review Arizona Revised Statutes and Commissioner’s Rules as they apply to management of a brokerage and the oversight of licensees. Click the title above to register for the class on Wednesday, Jan. 3 (1 - 4 p.m.).
Broker Management Clinic #2 – Broker Policies & Procedures
Review ADRE regulations regarding advertising, trade names and marketing as well as explore minimizing risk through the use of well-written office policies. Click the title above to register for the class on Thursday, Jan. 4 (1 - 4 p.m.).
Broker Management Clinic #3 – Broker Supervision
Revisit the duties of a broker as required by the ADRE Commissioner’s Rules and review the general requirements of: broker employment agreements, responsibility of supervision, consequences for failing to supervise, assigning responsibilities, agency relationships and managing disputes. Click the title above to register for the class on Friday, Jan. 5 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.).
Code of Ethics
Satisfy your NAR-required Biennial Code of Ethics! This class counts towards the 1/1/17 through 12/31/18 cycle. Click the title above to learn more and to register for the class on Thursday, Jan. 11 (1 - 4 p.m.).

GRI Financing From Preparation to Closing
This course includes an overview of the AAR forms including: Pre-Qualification, Loan Status Update, HUD1, and the Residential Resale Purchase Contract. Also covered is an in depth look at loan programs and an overview of the loan process. Click the title above to learn more and to register for the class on
Friday, Jan. 12 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). (Check-in begins at 8 a.m.)




THIS WEEK AT SAAR (12/25 - 12/31)

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

SAAR office closed
SAAR office closes at noon

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