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FROM THE SAAR BLOG

SAAR forms a new committee for sustainability
The intent of sustainability is to conserve an ecological balance and avoid depletion of natural resources and it’s as important for real estate as anything else. 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 interest in serving on this committee can contact CEO Rebecca Grossman at 480.945.2651.


SAAR assists Scottsdale Police with access to gated communities, lockbox donations
Recently, the Scottsdale Police Department faced challenges with accessing the new larger developments being built in downtown Scottsdale. Some communities have gated access, which require a fob to enter the pedestrian gate as well as the garage. The Scottsdale PD didn't have a way to keep the fob on site to use in the event of a service call (emergent or otherwise) so they reached out to the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® to provide lockboxes to be placed on these properties. By doing this, SAAR is able to assist in providing to them a way to access the community quickly and without delay. Many thanks to the Community Outreach and Awareness Committee, which has taken on stewardship of this need and will continue to assist as needed.

                                
                                               SAAR President Becca Linnig with Scottsdale Officer T. Kerby.

FROM NAR

Earn rewards through the MVP program
Realtor® members can earn more with MVP! The National Association of Realtors® created the Member Value Plus (MVP) program to encourage members to take simple actions and earn real, business-boosting rewards. The most important part of the MVP program is member engagement! Check the current offers then subscribe to the bi-monthly MVP offers at www.REALTOR.org/MVP.

               

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.)
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), this FREE class shows you 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!
 
You can check out the MAG Data and Mapping viewer website before the class, then click the title above to register for the class on Wednesday, April 25 (9:05 – 10:30 a.m.).
 
rCRMS Claims & Remedies 
Take a detailed look at common claims and real estate issues along with remedies and risk management tips that may occur in real estate transactions. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Thursday, May 10 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.).
 
GRI Agency
This class covers fiduciary duties, disclosures, limited representation, and agency implications, issues and solutions for what you can do to protect yourself, your business, your broker and clients. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Friday, May 11 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

Next broker class starts May 15
If you’re ready to start broker school, we know what your main goal is … to pass the state exam, of course! To that end, the program at Raise The Bar is designed to accomplish three things:
• Reacquaint you with the original real estate principles previously learned.
• Cover those principles quickly and allow the student time to master that knowledge.
• Spend time on fundamental broker issues, case studies, discussions and risk management.
Ready to take learn more and go farther? Start with the NEXT broker licensing weekly sessions!

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

Commercial | Investment
Report: Global smart building market to reach $25B by 2021
The shared office is hotter than ever, with 1.2 million co-working
 
Industry – Trending Data
California’s cost of living pushes people to move to Arizona (This story is part of Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a new multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.)
 
Residential
Who's powering the housing market? Surprise! It's Millennials

MARKETING PARTNERS

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 before they're sold out!

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 (04/23 - 04/29)

NEXT WEEK AT SAAR (04/30 - 05/06)

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