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FROM THE SAAR BLOG

Become a member of SAAR’s new committee for sustainability
PLUS - NAR sustainability report
In case you missed it …
 
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 interested in serving on this committee can contact CEO Rebecca Grossman at Rebecca@ScottsdaleRealtors.org.

This new committee is relevant to and in conjunction with NAR’s Sustainability Program, which recently released its sustainability report for 2018.
WASHINGTON (April 24, 2018) — As consumer demand trends toward green and sustainable home features, Realtors® continue to work to promote environmentally responsible features and business practices. Sixty-one percent of Realtors® reported that consumers are interested in sustainability according to the National Association of Realtors®' REALTORS® and Sustainability 2018 report.
 
The report, www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports/realtors-and-sustainability, which stems from NAR’s Sustainability Program, surveyed Realtors® about sustainability issues in the residential and commercial real estate markets and the preferences they are seeing in consumers in their communities.

“Consumers continue to make it clear that environmentally friendly features and neighborhoods are an important factor in deciding where and what home to buy,” said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty. [… more …]
 

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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.)
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!

Code of Ethics
This class counts towards the 1/1/17 through 12/31/18 cycle. Click the title above to learn more about the class on Thursday, May 17 (1 – 4 p.m.).
 
***REMINDER … only 246 DAYS until
DECEMBER 31, 2018—the deadline for
fulfilling your NAR Biennial Code of Ethics!***
 
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

ADVERTISEMENTS


Many thanks to one of our recent safety class facilitators—Tyler Warren from Scottsdale Martial Arts Center! He’ll be back at a future date to share more safety techniques, but until then, try out his class for FREE!


Interested in advertising with us? Please contact Amanda at amanda@scottsdalerealtors.org for more information. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) 4th Annual
40 Under 40 Awards Event!


The award winners will be recognized at a celebratory event at SAAR headquarters / Venue 8600 (8600 E Anderson Dr) on May 9 from 6 – 10 p.m., and all are welcome to attend. Opportunities to purchase tickets will continue until the week of the event or room capacity permits.

Wednesday, May 9
6 – 10 p.m.

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 for this event? Please contact
Amanda at amanda@scottsdalerealtors.org for more information. 

THIS WEEK AT SAAR (04/30 - 05/06)

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

NEXT WEEK AT SAAR (05/07 - 05/14)

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

Wednesday
85254 RMS
40 Under 40 Awards

Thursday
Desert Ridge RMS
rCRMS Claims & Remedies

Friday
Fountain Hills RMS
GRI Agency
Desert Hills / New River RMS
VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR
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