July 8, 2018
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CALL TO ACTION

Arizona has more area in floodplains than any other non-coastal state.  Which is why we should have more members than any other non-coastal state taking action on the “Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) – Call For Action!”
 
Currently only 217 members out of 8,297 SAAR primary realtor members have taken action on this issue.  Don’t wait until the last minute to act --- Congress needs to hear from all of us now, before the program expires!

(Phoenix, Arizona – Monsoon season flooding in a housing community)
 
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on July 31, 2018, which will deny necessary insurance coverage to over 5 million homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.  Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP.
TAKE ACTION NOW!  Urge Congress to not only extend the NFIP but also pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.

 

TAKE ACTION NOW! 
Tell Congress to extend the NFIP! 

 
For more information, visit NAR – National Flood Insurance Program.

FROM SAAR

Check out these three useful tools, available to SAAR members!

Before you start working with a client, familiarize yourself with these important tools. We offer classes and videos to get you started!
 
1) flexMLS - ARMLS offers in-personwebinar and recorded classes to fit your schedule.
 
2) REALTORS® Property Resource - Get a jump start on this powerful research and reporting tool with video tutorials available online 24/7.

3) New Agent Success Kit - SAAR has partnered with realtor.com® to bring you goal setting, lead generation, business planning, listing presentations, and more in one easy-to-use kit.

If you have any questions about your SAAR membership benefits, please contact our Membership Department at (480)945-2651.

In case you missed it:

The SAAR Board of Directors is accepting applications!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) Board of Directors. There are three (3) openings for REALTOR® Directors. Applications are due July 30, 2018 by 5 p.m. PST (Pacific standard time).
 
Volunteering as a Director for SAAR is a rewarding experience! You'll be better informed, better networked and have a hand in shaping the future of the Association and the industry as a whole.
 
Please review the criteria and process for Director candidates here. To submit your application, please visit

https://saar.formstack.com/forms/director_application2018

Sincerely,
The Nominating Committee
David Schmid, Chair, Paul Baker, Yvonne Faustinos, Jay Jasper, Robert Joffe, Patrick Jones, Thomas Newell and Alternate, Jeffrey Sibbach

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY!
Deadline to apply for Leadership Academy is July 11

Don't pass up the perfect opportunity for your leadership path!


Members of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® have until Monday, July 9 to apply for Leadership Academy 2018 - Class XXII. The program is designed to give rising leaders the connections, confidence, skills and knowledge to take on leadership roles in the Association and in the community. It also gives them a unique perspective of the real estate industry at the local, state and national levels as well as provides an overview of the city of Scottsdale and surrounding communities. Read more about this opportunity and apply by July 11 at 5 p.m.!

FROM THE AAR BLOG

Tapping Into Your Member Benefits: Tech Helpline

In today’s world, keeping your basic technology working is vital to providing great service. That’s why the Arizona REALTORS® state association offers Tech Helpline as a standard member benefit...[Read more]

FROM NAR

NAR Applauds Rule Making REALTORS® Eligible to Participate in Association Health Plans

The U.S Department of Labor today finalized its rule to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners,” allowing real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals to participate in association health plans...[Read 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 Effective Strategies for Building Client Relationships
This course covers strategic steps to improve your negotiation skills, assess seller and buyer needs, overcome client objections and deliver a stellar listing presentation. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Thursday, July 12 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).

Pricing Strategy Advisor
Learn the key to competitive home pricing and become proficient at comparative market analyses (CMAs). Click the title above to learn more about the class on Monday, July 16 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.).

MRP – Military Relocation Professional
The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification course teaches you about working with current and former military service members, understanding their “lingo” and how to best serve them in this niche market, and winning future referrals.
Monday, July 30 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / registration at 8 a.m.)

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UPCOMING EVENTS

This FREE one day course will focus on:
  • What is the new Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Collateral Underwriter System
  • How to provide an appropriate appraisal packet
  • What you can and cannot say per Dodd Frank guidelines
  • 2 questions every real estate agent should ask an appraiser before scheduling an appraisal
  • How to effectively handle a request for reconsideration of value
  • And more!
Click here to RSVP today!

SAVE THE DATE!

Family- friendly, fun event engaging the local community including food, activities, music and much more!
Seeking REALTOR® member volunteers to help for the day! Contact Amanda Ochoa at Amanda@ScottsdaleREALTORS.org.

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