• ADRE Commissioner Addresses Out-of-State Reciprocity

    Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) Commissioner Judy Lowe was special guest speaker at the Scottsdale Luxury Home Tour at the Ancala Country Club on April 18. During her presentation, Lowe shared anecdotes about “What’s Making the Phone Ring at the ADRE?” — including the recent passage of HB2569. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed that […]

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  • Papago Plaza Redevelopment to Begin This Summer

    By Corina Vanek, Phoenix Business Journal (Apr 9, 2019) – Reprinted with permission After receiving approval from the Scottsdale City Council to raze and redevelop the vacant Papago Plaza, to be known as Papago Marketplace, developers are headed back to the design review board after adjusting plans to reflect feedback from neighbors. Most changes have […]

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  • Housing vs The Stock Market

    Partial transcription of The Indicator From Planet Money reprinted with permission Originally aired March 28, 2019 STACEY VANEK SMITH: Our next question comes from listener Rachel and her husband. RACHEL: We were hoping you could help us get to the bottom of a debate we’ve been having. Long term, is it better to invest in […]

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  • Two SAAR Members Recognized for C2EX Participation

    In case you missed the launch of NAR’s Commitment to Excellence program (C2EX), we have an update from the 2019 Association Executives Institute in Austin — more than 17,800 members have already registered on the C2EX platform! REALTORS® defined professionalism in this industry more than 100 years ago when they created the Code of Ethics. […]

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  • Commercial Mentorship key to rising in Valley real estate sector

    By Corina Vanek, Phoenix Business Journal (Jan 24, 2019) – Reprinted with permission From left standing, Jeff Conrad, Jerry Marrell and Craig Coppola. Seated from left, Grant Kingdon and Stirling Pascal.JIM POULIN | PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL For young people starting out in commercial real estate, mentorships can provide valuable connections and lessons for building a […]

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  • 2019 Earth Friendly by Design Expo

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 6, 2019) The 2019 Scottsdale Homebuilders Expo will be held at Venue8600, 8600 E. Anderson Drive, on April 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. “Our fourth annual Expo is themed ‘Earth Friendly by Design’ given its focus on sustainable business practices and products,” said Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) CEO Rebecca […]

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  • Community Land Trusts Over Easy

    By guest blogger Shane Cook, ABR, CIPS, GRI, ePRO Scottsdale REALTOR® Jonathan Miller and I finally connected in person a short while ago. Our almost one-hour breakfast conversation was filled with a dizzying array of topics including where we have come from in business, how we serve our community, and what are some of our […]

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  • Promote and Protect Our Industry

    By Scottsdale REALTORS® 2019 President David Schmid Perhaps you’ve heard me say, “The REALTOR® marketing channel is fair, level, transparent and effective — for both the seller and buyer.” Our primary job is to promote and protect our industry and its reputation. Travel agents are “gone” because the price of an airline ticket was not, […]

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  • Don’t Expose Personal Data When You Sell

    Reprinted with permission from Texas REALTORS® If your smart home devices are staying with a property, be sure to remove any personal information on those devices. Here’s a two-step process you can use to remove your data. Reset the Device The manufacturer of each device has a factory reset that wipes any data on it […]

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  • Developer Turns Small Mixed-use Projects to Fill Shopping Center Void

    By Corina Vanek, Phoenix Business Journal (Jan 24, 2019) – Reprinted with permission As large-scale malls and shopping centers have been in decline in recent years, developers are turning to small-scale, mixed-use developments to fill a niche. “People still want the experience for retail, but we can’t do it on that scale,” said David Sellers, […]

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