July 29, 2018
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FROM SAAR

SAAR wants to share the importance of not inserting yourself when representing a buyer in the wiring of funds for closing.  This landmark case shows that in our current environment of fraud agents can inadvertently be liable simply by forwarding an email.
Licensee Liable for Wire Fraud Losses
A Kansas federal court has upheld a jury verdict finding a buyer's rep was 85% responsible for a buyer's losses. The losses occurred when the buyer transferred purchase money to a fake account after the buyer's rep allegedly forwarded email containing fake wiring instructions to the buyer.

ONE DAY LEFT TO APPLY!

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

FROM SAAR MEMBERSHIP

Tips for working with your seller clients!


Remember, always make safety your #1 priority! You would never go into a stranger's home, would you?  Your first visit with a seller should be held in a public place, such as Venue8600.

When you’re putting a listing into flexMLS, make sure to avoid the most common violations. We wouldn’t want you getting a fine!

We don’t want to see your listing photos on BadMLSPhotos. To really showcase your seller’s home, may we suggest hiring a professional photographer. Be sure to ask them if they have experience with real estate photography.

Did you know an Arizona Constitutional amendment was passed in 2008 that bans transfer taxes on real estate?  Because of this and the hard work of RAPAC, your sellers will not have to pay a transfer fee when their home sells.  You can use the handy calculator to determine how much money RAPAC saved your clients.

Keep up the great work!  We are here to be a valuable resource for you.  Let us know how we can help!

FROM SAAR MARKETING

Having a postcard designed? KEEP IT SIMPLE. 

Avoid Clutter At All Costs
If you want to avoid that your postcard will be sent to the circular file, you must avoid clutter! A cluttered postcard is an unread one. Time is at such a premium - especially today - that you must keep your message simple and your design uncluttered.
 
How Many Words? 
Your supporting text should be clear, direct and short. Here's a good rule of thumb: the front of the card should have minimal text and use imagery to entice the viewer to read more on the back. For the back of the card...60 words or less! If you must use more, then you should avoid going over 100 words.

Bullet Points For The Win
Bullet points are great because they'll force you to highlight key points while also visually breaking up the text (60 words or less!). Remember, your viewer's time is precious. You have only a few seconds to drive home your message and generate a lead, so bullet points are a great way for your viewers to process your information quickly!

SAAR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

LAST CHANCE TO RSVP!

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!

FROM AAR

Commercial Member Benefit Renegotiated


To continue serving the needs of its members that practice commercial real estate, the Arizona REALTORS® state association has renegotiated its agreement with AIR CRE, an online platform dedicated to providing unsurpassed tools to commercial agents. [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.)

Check out our newest program - ACCELERATOR Boot Camp!


Start Date: September 14
End Date: October 19
Time: Every Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Instructor/Moderator: Kim Hedrick

It’s a common misconception that a new agent only needs licensing education in order to be successful.

The truth is, there are strict limitations on what can and cannot be taught in a licensing course. What nearly all licensing courses lack is exactly what Real Estate Accelerator provides. This intensive six week program and 4-week continued coaching program is designed to teach you the specific activities an agent needs to perform on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis in order to operate a successful real estate business. This program will arm you with business building skills and critical operating activities utilized by the most successful real estate agents in the business.

Click here for more information!

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Please contact Marc Heon at marc@scottsdalerealtors.org for more information. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE!

A 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.

THIS WEEK AT SAAR (07/30 - 08/05)

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

NEXT WEEK AT SAAR (08/06 - 08/12)

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