• 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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  • Managing client expectations

    How many times have your clients raised an objection and you’ve felt that there is just one “perfect” answer to help them overcome it and move on with the deal?  A few? Dozens? Hundreds?  I’m sure there are numerous ways to handle the objections but I feel there is one that stands out above the […]

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  • Scottsdale new apartment construction update – Q2 2014

    Across the Valley, at the end of Q2, there were 28 projects under construction totaling 7,494 apartments and an additional 67 possible projects totaling 15,950 apartments in the pipeline from initial rezoning to final permitting.  Scottsdale represents 24.6% (1,842 u) of the apartments under construction and 25.8% (4,116 u) of the possible additional apartments in […]

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  • Valley office update for June 2014

    The Greater Phoenix office market is on a bit of an upswing, with vacancies trending lower, rents inching higher and businesses adding workers. The market still faces challenges, chief among them a vacancy rate that remains among the highest of the major metro areas in the country, but conditions are heading in a positive direction. […]

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  • 10 ways to sell your business at the highest price

    Takeaway: Evaluate your company through the eyes of a buyer. Master these ten value drivers and sell at the higher range of the multiples normally associated with your industry. Business Value — What Drives It? A valuation is not about determining what a company is worth in the current owner’s hands, it is about the […]

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  • Tech 4 Productivity: To-Do Lists

    Sticky notes are all over your desk. You’re on the phone with a client and you tell them, “yes, I’ll get that right over to you”. An e-mail pops up and reminds you of something else that needs to get done. You get off the phone, and suddenly start to wonder, “what was I supposed […]

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  • NAR, Realtor.com release top countries interested in US real estate

    NAR economists have analyzed data showing which foreign countries had the most home search activity on realtor.com. The top country whose residents search in U.S. cities on realtor.com should come as no surprise to REALTORS® in Arizona: yep, Canada! Other top countries included the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. And, with realtor.com and your listings […]

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  • Multifamily new construction update for Scottsdale

    It’s not about being close to work, it’s about a life-style.  At least that’s what many apartment developers are counting on – especially in “south Scottsdale”, including “Old Town”.  Scottsdale defies tradition.  Developers typically build apartments in areas where jobs exist or are being created.  While there are some jobs, most of the new apartments […]

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