• REALTORS® host golf and tennis event benefiting three local charities

    On Monday, November 18th, 2014, over 130 Realtors® and other industry professionals gathered for the 9th Desert Highlands Golf & Tennis Classic. The event is coordinated by volunteers from the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors®, a real estate trade association with over 8,000 members. The group of volunteers, who are largely Realtors® in the Pinnacle […]

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  • Scottsdale multifamily update Q3 2014

    New Apartment Construction Across the Valley, at the end of Q3, there were 33 projects under construction totaling 9,089 apartments and an additional 61 possible projects totaling 14,148 apartments in the pipeline from initial rezoning to final permitting.  Scottsdale represents 33.7% (3,062u) of the apartments under construction and 22.3% (3,156u) of the possible additional apartments […]

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  • SAAR installs 2015 Board of Directors

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) recently installed its 2015 Board of Directors with Sue Barnes as the fifty-first Chairman. Debbie Shields was installed as Chairman-Elect, Jim McGiffert as Vice Chair, Nancy Cotton as Treasurer, and D. Patrick Lewis as Past Chairman. The following 2015 Directors were also installed: Patty Camp Schmid, Joanne Foster, […]

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  • Scottsdale receives top honor from the National Association of REALTORS®

    The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR), America’s largest trade association, named the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) and their Young Professionals Network (YPN) the YPN Network of the Year. SAAR competed against over 300 YPN networks in Realtor® organizations across the country for the honor. “When selecting the network of the year, the selection […]

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  • REALTORS® volunteer time to clean two islands at Fountain Lake

    The morning of Saturday, November 8th, a group of real estate professionals gathered at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills to donate their time doing some much-needed cleaning and pruning. The group was coordinated by the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR), a Realtor® association serving Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, and other surrounding areas. Volunteers met by the famous fountain […]

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  • SAAR YPN wins Network of the Year

    At the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans last week, SAAR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) was announced as the winner of NAR’s Large Association YPN Network of the Year! One award is given in each of the four categories: small, medium, and large local association, and one state association. […]

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  • Sindy Ready installed as National WCR President

    At the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) annual Conference & Expo this past week in New Orleans, SAAR’s very own Sindy Ready was installed as 2015 National President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR). Rebecca Grossman, President and CEO of SAAR, said the wonderful installation event really showed how loved and respected Sindy is […]

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  • Leading economists headline Scottsdale REALTORS® breakfast

    The morning of Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, over 250 members of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) gathered for the organization’s annual membership breakfast, titled Real Estate & Economic Outlook. Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and one of the leading economic forecasters in the country gave an […]

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  • SAAR announces 2014 award recipients

    The morning of October 28th, 2014, over 250 members of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) gathered for the organization’s annual membership breakfast and awards. D. Patrick Lewis, Realtor® and 2014 Chairman of SAAR, began the morning by honoring the retiring members of the Board of Directors: Patrick Jones and Kathy Laswick. Then, Lewis […]

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  • Neighborhood improvement project helps struggling homeowners

    On Friday, October 10th, and Saturday, October 11th, volunteer members of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) lent a helping hand to a south Scottsdale homeowner. At least twice a year, the Community Outreach and Awareness Committee (COAC) at SAAR partners with the City of Scottsdale’s Operation Fix-It to provide volunteers from the REALTOR® […]

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