• SAAR recognizes leading young agents with annual 40 Under 40 awards for 2018

    SAAR recognizes leading young agents with annual 40 Under 40 awards for 2018 The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® recognize 40 members chosen to receive achievement awards from SAAR and Young Professionals Network.   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 26, 2018) – The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® named 40 of its youngest members to be recognized […]

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  • NEW! 2018 Board of Directors installation in Scottsdale real estate industry

    The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® presents elected leaders for 2018 on behalf of Arizona real estate. SCOTTSDALE (January 3, 2018) – November of 2017 included the official installation of the 2018 Board of Directors for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR). An organization steeped in the abiding practice of real estate since 1963, this premier […]

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  • Arizona market in its third year of being promoted at MIPIM, the world’s property market conference

    The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® to showcase area markets at conference in Cannes, France, March 13-16, 2018. SCOTTSDALE (December 28, 2017) – MIPIM, the world’s leading global real estate market, business conference and networking event, will welcome the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) to its 2018 event in Cannes, France. SAAR will be […]

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  • Introducing SAAR’s “40 Under 40” recipients for 2017, photos, bios

    SCOTTSDALE (May 19, 2017) – Last month, the Young Professionals Network at the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) rolled out the red carpet to honor 40 young professionals in the industry who have made great strides in the local real estate market and communities. The evening of celebration took place at the The Venue […]

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  • Arizona market to be promoted at MIPIM, the world’s property market conference

    SCOTTSDALE (March 13, 2017) – MIPIM, the world’s leading global real estate market, business conference and networking event, will welcome the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) to its 2017 event in Cannes, France. SAAR will be part of the growing USA pavilion, hosted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the United States’ largest […]

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  • NEW! Board of Directors installation in Scottsdale real estate industry

    SCOTTSDALE (December 22, 2016) – A celebratory reception last month marked the official installation of the 2017 Board of Directors for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR). An organization steeped in the abiding practice of real estate since 1963, this premier group of Arizona REALTORS® upholds and promotes the principles of ethical business practices in […]

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  • Desert Discovery Center Workshop Videos and Project Definition Report Available Online

    [Reprinted from the City of Scottsdale] Thank you to everyone who attended the Nov. 30 Community Workshops. We had over 300 people participate and give their input. For those of you who are interested in learning more about the Desert Discovery Center Concept, but were unable to attend, we recorded the presentations given at the […]

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  • Desert Discovery Center Community Workshop – November 30th

    As part of SAAR’s ongoing support for community outreach, awareness and encouragement to provide productive input for the current feasibility study being conducted on the Desert Discovery Center; we encourage Scottsdale residents and our REALTOR® members to Register for one of the free Community Workshop sessions available on Wednesday, November 30th. Space for these sessions […]

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  • Local REALTORS® Give Back – Helping Homeowners In Need

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ (October 19, 2016) – On Tuesday and Wednesday, October 18th and 19th, volunteer members of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) lent a helping hand to a very much “in need” south Scottsdale homeowner. For the past 6 years, SAAR has partnered with the City of Scottsdale’s Operation Fix-It to provide this […]

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  • REALTORS® of Maricopa County Endorse Tomorrow’s Leaders

    Maricopa County (July 11, 2016) – The REALTORS® of Maricopa County Candidate Review Committee announced today its endorsements for races in Maricopa County. When making the decision of whom to endorse, the group considered each candidate’s strengths in the areas of economic development, transportation, private property rights, economic vitality, housing opportunities, community safety, preserving the […]

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  • 2016 40 under 40 Winners

    The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®’ Young Professionals Network is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the 40 under 40 awards! The “40 under 40” awards program was designed to recognize outstanding Realtors® under 40 years of age who demonstrate business success, professional leadership, community involvement and industry involvement. The 2016 winners will be honored […]

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  • Scottsdale, Arizona highlighted in MIPIM international conference

    MIPIM 2016 has wrapped up with Arizona receiving unparalleled exposure on the world stage!    MIPIM is the largest international commercial real estate and investment conference in the world.  It has been globally recognized for the past 26 years.  It is the one place which you can have direct access to investors, developers, brokers, engineers, […]

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  • Free event at Scottsdale library offers real estate information

    On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® put on a free event at Scottsdale Public Library’s Mustang branch. The event featured a panel of real estate professionals, including a real estate agent, a lender, and a title representatives. Over a dozen Scottsdale residents were in attendance to learn about the home […]

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  • REALTORS® promote homeownership in Parada del Sol parade

    On Saturday, February 12, 2016, a group of members from the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® participated in the 63rd annual Parada del Sol Parade. By walking in the parade, the 8400 real estate professionals of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, and their Chairman of the Board, Debbie Shields, reminded the community that “Homeownership […]

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  • Commercial Realtors® represent Arizona at large international conference

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) is pleased to be showcasing commercial real estate development projects from Arizona on the international stage. Headed up by Peggy Neely and Tooraj Bakhtiari, the group will be taking proposed development projects and investment opportunities in Scottsdale, the Phoenix metropolitan area, and Arizona as a whole, to the […]

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  • Local Realtors® present check for new Scottsdale Public Library micro-libraries

      SCOTTSDALE, AZ (November 19, 2015) The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) presented a check to the Scottsdale Public Library, totaling $1000, to be used to create ‘micro-libraries’ around the city. Accepting the check on behalf of the library were Robbin Gaebler, Senior Library Manager; Brandon Chapman, Library Volunteer Supervisor; and Laura Couty, Library […]

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  • Realtor® Association supports the 2015 Scottsdale bond election

    Vote “YES” on Questions 1-6 SCOTTSDALE, AZ (October 8, 2015) The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) officially announces its endorsement of the Scottsdale 2015 Bond Election, which will help protect Scottsdale’s quality of life and property values. “All responsible homeowners periodically invest in improvements to maintain property values and livability,” mentioned Sue Barnes, Chairman […]

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  • REALTORS® donate $3000 to Fountain Hills schools

    On Friday, September 18, a group of Realtors® presented checks of $1,000 each to McDowell Mountain Elementary School, Fountain Hills Middle School, and Fountain Hills High School. The checks were presented by Sue Barnes, Realtor® and Chairman of the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR). Sue was joined by Diana Rickenbaugh, Director the Fountain Hills […]

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  • Phoenix real estate market is still hot, but becoming more balanced

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) recently released its monthly Market Data Report, which highlights key metrics for residential real estate inventory. The number of homes currently listed for sale dropped once again this month, making July the sixth continuous month of decreasing inventory in the Valley. There is currently $7.7 billion in total […]

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  • The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot in Phoenix!

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) recently released its monthly Market Data Report, which highlights key metrics for residential real estate inventory. For the past few months, SAAR has been reporting an increasingly “hot” market. The number of homes actively listed for sale has been steadily declining for five months now, while number of […]

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  • SAAR headquarters named ‘Best Rehab Office Project’

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR), a trade organization headquartered in Scottsdale for the past 50 years, recently repurposed an existing vacant building in Scottsdale’s Perimeter Center to use as its new headquarters. Growth of the 8,000-member organization prompted the move from SAAR’s longtime home in Downtown Scottsdale. It purchased the vacant building at […]

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  • Demand outpaces new and resale home inventory

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) recently released its May 2015 real estate market report for Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe Market Data Report, which highlights key metrics for residential real estate inventory. The count of homes currently listed as active for sale continues to decline for the fourth month in a row. May saw […]

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  • REALTORS® express concern over “24/7 open house”

    The tech startup Opendoor has created a service that allows anyone to tour a home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Opendoor promotes their service as a “24/7 open house” of for-sale homes. Prospective buyers call or text a number using their smartphone that then gives them an access code to open the door. This […]

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  • Arizona REALTORS® join thousands to advance key housing issues and priorities in Nation’s Capital

    Realtors® and leaders from the Arizona Association of Realtors® joined nearly 8,500 other guests from across the country in Washington, D.C., last week to attend the 2015 Realtor® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. While in the nation’s capital, local participants met with Senator Jeff Flake, Congressman David Schweikert, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, Congressman Raul Grijalva, Congresswoman […]

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  • It’s a Seller’s Market!

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) recently released its monthly Market Data Report, which highlights key metrics for residential real estate inventory. Though there were more new homes that came on the market in April than the same month last year, the overall volume of single-family, condominium and townhomes listed for sale is substantially […]

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  • 40 under 40 Scottsdale REALTORS 2015 announced

    “40 under 40” Scottsdale REALTORS® announced

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) recently announced its 2015 “40 under 40” award recipients. The “40 under 40” awards program was designed to recognize outstanding Realtors® under 40 years of age who demonstrate business success, professional leadership, community involvement and industry involvement. The inaugural class of “40 under 40” winners was chosen from […]

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  • Scottsdale real estate market heats up

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) recently released its monthly Market Data Report, which highlights key metrics for residential inventory. The number of total active listings of single family, condominiums and townhomes for sale is down 21% from last month, meaning there are less homes actively listed for sale on the market. In addition, […]

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  • REALTORS® lend a hand to help neighbors

    On Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th, volunteer members of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) lent a helping hand to a south Scottsdale homeowner. At least twice a year, SAAR partners with the City of Scottsdale’s Operation Fix-It to provide volunteers from the REALTOR® community to help with this much-needed service. There […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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