Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®

Our Mission

To be a valuable partner for real estate professionals and trusted stakeholder in our communities.

Our Vision

Members are valued by our community as a professional resource and respected partner.

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association serving over 8,500 REALTOR® members and 350 Affiliate 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 nationally-accredited commercial association in Arizona and has also earned the reputation of being the Voice for Real Estate™ for the Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Carefree and Cave Creek communities.


Our Strategic Plan guides the direction of SAAR. Our 5 main objectives include:

  1. Foster a community environment that is conducive to a strong economy and healthy real estate industry
  2. Engage members with a culture and environment that is inclusive and inviting, offering programs, services, products and events that exceed member expectations.
  3. Provide opportunities that enhance the professionalism and success of the member.
  4. Position members to be leaders in the industry and community.
  5. Build strategic partnerships with related industries, associations, and community organizations.


The Board of Directors consists of a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Immediate Past President, as well as 8 REALTOR® Directors and 1 Affiliate Director who are voted on by the membership. Directors are elected to two-year terms.


Committees, work groups and task forces are formed each year by the Board of Directors to help in achieving initiatives set forth by the Board and its Strategic Plan.


SAAR is governed by a Chairman of the Board and a Board of Directors elected annually by the membership.  Association members participate on various committees and task forces that meet regularly to handle issues relevant to the Association and the real estate industry. Our governing documents include our Bylaws and Rules & Regulations. Additionally, SAAR also has a Strategic Plan which, through the work of our Committees, helps guide the Association into the future.

SAAR is also one of five shareholders of the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) which is governed by a separate Board of Directors. SAAR has one Directors on the ARMLS Board, and they are:

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The Scottsdale Board of REALTORS® officially organized on November 1, 1963.  On October 20, 1964, we were incorporated.  In 1969, we moved to our Old Town location and became the largest trade association in Scottsdale.  Effective January 1, 2000, the Carefree/Cave Creek Association merged with the Scottsdale Association of REALTORS® to form an even stronger Association for all of our Members.  Effective January 1, 2004, our new name became the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®.

In 1983, we became one of four “shareholders” involved with the formation of the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS), serving Maricopa County.

REALTORS® 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.  All REALTOR® Members of SAAR belong to the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).