REALTORS® to gather for 65th annual Parada del Sol parade

REALTORS® know all too well that “Pets need homes too!”; and that’s the theme of this year’s Parada del Sol REALTOR® float for the annual parade!

Statistics show 68 percent of households own a pet and one-third of new homeowners buy a home to have better space or a yard for these pets, so this is the inspiration for the REALTOR® float! It will feature dozens of stuffed animals and contributions are needed from SAAR members to make this happen!

Make your plans to march in this year’s parade (Feb. 10), BUT BEFORE THEN, please bring your new and gently-used stuffed animals and new pet toys to the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® headquarters (8600 E Anderson Rd) to be include on the float. Contributions will be accepted now through Feb. 9.

After the parade, all contributions will be donated to various organizations for disadvantaged children as well as animal shelters in the Valley.

Are you planning to march in the parade? Yes! Join your fellow REALTORS® to show your support of the realty community, Scottsdale communities … and pets! RSVP and get up-to-date pre-parade meeting information by visiting

For more information, contact Community and Government Affairs Director Suzanne Brown at