November 25, 2018
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Board of Directors installation for Scottsdale real estate industry

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® presents elected leaders for 2019 on behalf of Arizona real estate. List photo: (from right to left) Sean McGarry, Becca Linnig, Jennifer Hillier, Chris Nace, Louis McCall, Sindy Ready, Paul Baker, David Schmid, Jay Jasper, Peggy Neely, Jan Green, Tom Newell and Rebecca Grossman.

SCOTTSDALE (November 16, 2018) – A celebratory reception marked the official installation of the 2019 Board of Directors for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR). An organization steeped in the abiding practice of real estate since 1963, this premier group of Arizona REALTORS® upholds and promotes the principles of ethical business practices in the real estate industry.

The Board members represent both the residential and commercial property real estate industry in the Scottsdale area and all are members of SAAR, the Arizona Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.
It’s not just ceremonial. “To serve as an officer or director of a trade association of this size is a big responsibility and an important commitment to our industry.  These dedicated volunteers set the direction of our organization and they each bring unique strengths” says Rebecca Grossman, CEO of SAAR.

The group of 13 elected and appointed leaders is headed by David Schmid, who on the same night was sworn in as President of the Board for a term of one year. Each board member takes a solemn oath to uphold and administer their elected office in conformity with the bylaws and policies of the organization, as well as support the enforcement of state licensing laws set forth by the Arizona Department of Real Estate.

Also celebrated on this night were the many accomplishments of SAAR members including: REALTOR® of the Year, David Crozier; Affiliate of the Year, Thomas Uhlenberg, Emeritus REALTORS® Odette Evans and Robyn Viktor and Citizen of the Year, Denise Resnick; as well as 16 graduates of the Leadership Academy.

Board members for 2019 include:
President - David Schmid, President Elect - Sindy Ready, Vice President - Louis McCall, Treasurer - Jennifer Hillier, Immediate Past President - Becca Linnig, Directors: Paul Baker, Jan Green, Jay Jasper, Sandra Lunsford, Sean McGarry, Chris Nace, Peggy Neely and Affiliate Director - Thomas Newell


Annual Call for Volunteers

Plug into a Committee and help Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® implement our Strategic Plan! Do something for your business … and yourself!

Please let us know which committee(s) you are interested in! Click here to view each committee’s description.

Submissions must be received prior to December 1, 2018, for consideration.
Thank you! Click here to submit your request.


AAR is bringing in Jeff Turner, Jim Walberg and Laura Monroe for their annual Trends program.  This year they are focusing on growing your business, with these three speakers sharing their journey in the real estate industry, lessons they've learned along the way and insights into the future. Click on the image below to get more information.  



Date: December 6-7, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: SAAR, 8600 E. Anderson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
CE: 6 – General & credit towards CRS Designation

Click here to learn all about the benefits of taking this course! A high level of competence and knowledge is required for success at the top of the residential real estate market.  Widely recognized as the best luxury training available, this course is designed to help successful professionals who currently work in the upper tier, move to the next level.

Check out this incredible testimonial!

"I took the institute’s training on-line in May of 2017.  In February of this year, I earned the Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialists as well as qualified to be a member of the Million Dollar Guild.  I joined Keller Williams in June of 2017, and obtained my first listing in October of 2017."
-Jordan Ayan


Are you current with your Code of Ethics training? Click here to see if your name is on the “compliant” list.

Check out the countdown to the December 31st deadline on our homepage:  It may surprise you how little time may be left!

DECEMBER 31, 2018 is the deadline for fulfilling your NAR Biennial Code of Ethics! If you haven’t already fulfilled this requirement, that date will be here before you know it. Beat the rush! Check the Raise The Bar calendar for more upcoming COE classes at SAAR! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


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RTB Upcoming Classes

(All classes take place on site at SAAR headquarters / Venue8600 - 8600 E Anderson Dr, Scottsdale.)

Knowledge is EmPOWERing – Going Green!

Monday, December 3
9  a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Wouldn’t you like to be more knowledgeable and able to better recognize GREEN features and explain their benefits?
  • What does it mean to a buyer or seller?
  • Understand ways to add value, list features effectively and share informational resources with your clients.
  • Identify and discuss typical repairs that effect a home’s efficiency.
  • What are the best practices for a Green Appraisal?

Click here for the class flyer.


12/6 & 12/7  GRI The Contract Class

Thursday & Friday, December 6 – 7
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8 a.m.

When writing a contract it can be tricky, time-consuming and stressful. If done improperly, it can also cost you or your client thousands of dollars. Learning the nuances of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) Residential Resale Real Estate Purchase Contract, as well as the AAR addenda, can put even the most chaotic transactions back on track to a smooth closing.

Browse our calendar today and find a CE class just for you!

Click here to start browsing

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