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 group of Arizona REALTORS® upholds and promotes the principles of ethical business practices in the
real estate industry.

As President Becca Linnig leads the organization through 2018, she recognizes SAAR as unique in the industry. “We are more than an association,” states Linnig. “We run five businesses out of the SAAR headquarters. It takes a lot to keep this organization going and the fact that the board and committee members are hard-working volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts toward its success is beyond significant.”

The board members include practitioners in both the residential and commercial property real estate industry in the Scottsdale area and all are members of SAAR, the Arizona Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.

Among several key focus points, Linnig and the board will hone in on growing SAAR’s established programs, which benefit the community; staying closely involved with state and national associations; and keeping REALTORS® relevant given the in-person experience for consumers far outweighs the online experience.

Rebecca Grossman, SAAR’s CEO, refers to the intent of SAAR’s mission and vision as it relates to these key focus points. “Our support of real estate professionals and the community means we dedicate our efforts toward these key aspects, to ensure our partnerships within the community remain valuable,” says Grossman. “And part of enhancing our value means elevating the worth of our members as professional resources to the clients they serve.”

Governed by the principles of honesty, justice and fair play, the group of 14 elected leaders officially began serving this past December. Each board member takes a solemn oath to uphold and administer their elected office in conformity with the bylaws and policies of the organization, as well as support the enforcement of state licensing laws set forth by the Arizona Department of Real Estate.

Board members for 2018 include:

President – Becca Linnig

Director – Jay Jasper

President Elect – David Schmid

Director – Sandy Lunsford

Vice President – Jennifer Hillier

Director – Louis McCall

Treasurer – Sindy Ready

Director – Sean McGarry

Immediate Past President – Jim McGiffert

Director – Chris Nace

Director – Paul Baker

Affiliate Director – Tom Newell

Director – Jan Green

Secretary/SAAR CEO – Rebecca Grossman

Also celebrated on this night were the many accomplishments of SAAR members including: REALTOR® of the Year, Paula Serven; and Affiliate of the Year, Phyllis Dumond; as well as 17 graduates of SAAR’s Leadership Academy.

About Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®
The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association serving more than 9,000 members. SAAR members specialize in every aspect of the real estate profession, including residential and commercial sales, property management, as well as supplemental services such as appraisal, financing, escrow, title and inspections.

Formed in 1963, SAAR is the only commercial association in Arizona accredited by the National Association of REALTORS® and has also earned the reputation of being the Voice for Real Estate™ for the Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Carefree and Cave Creek communities. More information can be found on SAAR’s website at

REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark, which may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.

About National Association of REALTORS®
The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association. NAR’s 1.2 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies and councils, are involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Image: 2018 Board of Directors for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®

(front row) Jennifer Hillier, Jim McGiffert, Becca Linnig (president),
David Schmid, Sindy Ready, (back row), Sandy Lunsford,
Chris Nace, Rebecca Grossman, Jay Jasper, Paul Baker, Louis McCall,
Tom Newell, Sean McGarry, Jan Green
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