• Arizona REALTORS® forms: You have options

    Arizona REALTORS® has entered into forms licensing agreements with TransactionDesk®, zipForm®, dotLoop, DocuSign®, SkySlope and Brokermint. These companies can provide state association, local association forms and multiple listing service forms to all Arizona REALTORS® via their respective platforms. The state association provides TransactionDesk® to its members free of charge and the National Association of REALTORS® […]

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  • Six Simple Steps to Renewing Your Real Estate License

    Here are six simple steps to renewing your Arizona real estate license: Go to the Arizona Department of Real Estate website Select the link “Online License System“ Choose “Login with password” or “Login for the first time, or password reset” with your License Number, last four digits of your Social Security Number and your Date […]

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  • RAPAC Summer Sweepstakes Winners

    In a unique fundraising campaign to help protect your business at the legislative level, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) raised more than $13,000 with the RAPAC Spring-to-Summer Sizzle Sweepstakes. Congratulations to all of our members who participated in raising funds to also advocate for private property owners. July Drawing Winners Doug Groppenbacher, Firebird […]

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  • Sign Ordinance Update

    Revised June 2019 UPDATE: SAAR is hearing complaints from residents and HOAs about agents who are not in compliance with open house sign ordinances. Cities are taking notice, and some are revisiting enforcement options such as sign permit fees and display restrictions; proactively policing ourselves will help prevent negative repercussions such as these. Open House […]

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  • SAAR Takes a Stand On 2019 Bond Election

    The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) has announced its support of three, new ballot measures that will promote overall quality of life without increasing property taxes. Funding for 58 projects addressing public safety, parks and recreation, and infrastructure will be voted on in a special bond election on Nov. 5, 2019. Divided into three […]

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  • Scottsdale REALTOR® Appointed to CREA Global Committee

    Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) member Tricia Lehane has been selected as the only U.S. REALTOR® to serve on the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) 2019-2020 Global Committee. CREA CEO Michael Bourque informed Lehane that she was appointed “to help members participate in international business opportunities, while influencing policy significantly affecting Canadian REALTORS®.” A […]

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  • Home Buyers by Metropolitan Statistical Area

    The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) identified the Top 10 MSAs with the highest concentration of buyers: Colorado Springs, CO (11.1%) Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (10.8%) Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (10.6%) Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (10.0%) Provo-Orem, UT (9.8%) Tucson, AZ (9.3%) Boise City, ID (9.2%) Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (9.2%) Ogden-Clearfield, UT (9.0%) Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8.9%) Based on […]

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  • Best in Real Estate Awards 2019

    Twenty-one REALTORS® and four brokerages were honored during the Best in Real Estate (BREA) Awards on April 18 at the Scottsdale Center of Performing Arts. Six members and two firms from the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) were among the honorees: Team Volume (9+ REALTORS®) in Scottsdale & Valleywide Andrew Bloom, Keller Williams Arizona […]

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  • 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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