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IN THIS ISSUE:

FROM NAR & RPR

Start the new year by working smarter with an app from the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). RPR member benefits are available to REALTORS® 24/7 and included in NAR dues, so why not take advantage? Especially when it’s made so easy through an app! This quick article highlights the most recent enhancements to the RPR app that will help members improve productivity while on the go.

FROM THE SAAR BLOG

Market Data Report - December 2018

New market data for Maricopa County, as well as the residential real estate market in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas, is generated and shared every month by the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® on the SAAR website. The December 2017 report gives a snapshot of information relevant to all readers, but especially to active REALTORS® and their clients. Here’s some highlights:

Closed Sales
The year-over-year change for the total number of single-family, condominium and town home properties sold each month is up 6.4 percent from 2016 to 2017.
 
Closed Sales Volume
The year-over-year change for the sum of the sales price of single-family, condominium and town home properties sold each month is up 16.3 percent from 2016 to 2017.
 
Average Sales Price
The year-over-year change for the average sales price of the single-family, condominium and town home properties sold each month is up 9.3 percent from 2016 to 2017.
 
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 RPR and much more. Refer to the Market Data and Research reports regularly to support your real estate business..

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

REMINDER …

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is just around the corner (Jan. 29 – Feb. 4), which includes two days of heavy traffic (Feb. 1 – 2). If you need to visit the Venue during this timeframe, be sure exit Loop 101 at Pima/Princess Road (exit 36) as all other entries are limited to those with posted parking passes for golf events.
Dues Renewal – 2018
REMINDER: If you still need to pay your 2018 REALTOR® dues, a $25 late fee will be assessed after 5 p.m. on Monday, January 22 on all unpaid dues. Avoid late fees by paying today!
 
Remember, your SAAR membership has many exclusive benefits only available to you as an active member, so we encourage you to not delay! For fast, convenient online payment, visit https://saar.rapams.com/
 
Use this link to take a look at the 2018 dues infographic for more details on the renewal process. You can also learn how your dues support the Association by reading the breakdown of dollars on our membership page.
 
NOTE: If this is the first time you are logging in to your ScottsdaleRealtors.org 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.

FROM RAISE THE BAR

Get solar smart in 2018 (and save 15%)!
 
Real estate professionals who understand solar will have a market edge. There are more than 1 million residential solar PV installations in the U.S. and the number is growing! Even in states not considered sunshine states.
 
For many, solar is a new frontier, so this online course is your answer. Learn how a solar system works, tips for clearly listing, valuing, and selling solar homes, and financing options available to help homeowners fund solar.
 
SAAR members that use the code STS15OFF will receive a 15 percent discount if you sign up by January 31.

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 Safe Real Estate
This one-day course walks you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the Code of Ethics, standards of practice, commissions, standards and procuring cause. Click the title above to learn more and to register for the class on Thursday, Feb. 8 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). (Check-in begins at 8 a.m.)
 
GRI Transaction Technology
This course helps students understand how technology can enhance and streamline the transaction. Click the title above to learn more and to register for the class on Friday, Feb. 16 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). (Check-in begins at 8 a.m.)
 
SOLD OUT! Proven Business Tax Strategies for the Real Estate Professional
**Click here to register for the wait list for this class**
The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® is hosting this FREE seminar. Spend a few hours that could make a lifetime of differences. Click the title above to learn more and to reserve your seat in the class on
Tuesday, Jan. 23 (1:30 a.m. – 4 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. 

FROM SAAR & RAPAC

RAPAC sweepstakes ending soon
TIME IS RUNNING OUT to enter the sweepstakes to win up to six AMAZING prizes AND invest in RAPAC at the same time! Vacation packages, techy stuff and a gift card are all on the line for you to win. 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.)

       Visit srltr.org/Sweepstakes17.       

THIS WEEK AT SAAR (01/22 - 01/28)

(RMS stands for REALTOR® Marketing Sessions / Home Tours. Committee meetings are for committee members only)
 
SOLD OUT! Proven Business Tax Strategies for the Real Estate Professional
Click here to register for the wait list for this class

Thursday
Tatum Ranch Area RMS
 
Friday

NEXT WEEK AT SAAR (01/29 - 02/04)

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

Thursday
Carefree/Cave Creek RMS
Heart of Scottsdale RMS

Friday
Fountain Hills RMS
Pinnacle Peak RMS
VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR
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