• 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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  • 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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  • Market Data Report – May 2018

    Are local real estate sales and listings stacking up against the nation’s latest forecasts? Are Scottsdale home sales trending above U.S. statistics? Take a look at the latest market data for Maricopa County, as well as the residential real estate market in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. This report is generated and shared monthly by the Scottsdale […]

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  • “Know Your Sign Ordinances” quiz results

    Members who visited SAAR’s Facebook pages this past week, likely saw and took the series of five mini quizzes testing knowledge of Scottsdale sign ordinances. Well, the results are in and … well … a refreshing glance at the local ordinances is a good suggestion. If you missed taking any of these quizzes, take a […]

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  • Market Data Report – April 2018

    Are local real estate sales and listings stacking up against the nation’s latest forecasts? Are Scottsdale home sales trending above U.S. statistics? Take a look at the latest market data for Maricopa County, as well as the residential real estate market in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. This report is generated and shared monthly by the Scottsdale […]

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  • Professionalism

    By Laura Kovacs What does professionalism in real estate mean to you?  Is it someone who is educated? Responds quickly? Is courteous and polite? Manages a transaction smoothly? Where does “professionalism” begin and end? How do we achieve professionalism? Let me suggest that professionalism most likely has a different meaning for every practitioner. After many […]

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  • Tech support is “FREE” with your membership!

    Did you know that technical help is included with your membership? The TechHelpline is a benefit provided to Realtors® from the Arizona Association of Realtors® The TechHelpline wants to help you get up to speed on technology terms. Just knowing the differences amongst them can help increase your tech knowledge. More importantly, familiarity can help […]

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  • Market Data Report – March 2018

    Improve your business acumen by using the latest information about local sales, listings and up-to-date market data for Maricopa County and the Scottsdale area. This report is generated and shared monthly by the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® in the SAAR News newsletter and on the SAAR website. The March 2018 report gives a snapshot of […]

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