Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®

Our Mission

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® is dedicated to the development and success of real estate professionals who embody the highest standards of practice and leadership in service to their clients.

Our Vision

SAAR is the leading advocate, partner and real estate resource serving the interests of REALTORS® and the community region wide.

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association serving nearly 9,000 REALTOR® and 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.

Strategic Plan

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

  1. Value to Members
  2. Advocacy & Influence
  3. Member Engagement
  4. Organizational Development

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, and Immediate Past President, as well as 7 REALTOR® Directors and 1 Affiliate Director who are voted on by the membership. Directors are elected to two-year terms.

Committees & Councils

Committees, councils and flash engagement groups are formed by the Board of Directors to help in achieving initiatives set forth by the Board and its Strategic Plan.


SAAR is governed by a Board of Directors which is elected annually by its members. Governing documents include our Bylaws and Policy Manual. SAAR also has a Strategic Plan that helps guide the Association into the future through the work of our committees, task forces and flash engagement groups . Members have an opportunity to plug into these groups during our annual Call for Interest campaign.

SAAR is one of three shareholders of the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) which is governed by a separate Board of Directors. SAAR is represented on the ARMLS Board by Director David Schmid, The Schmid Group | email.


Established in 1963, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association. SAAR serves more than 9,000 active members and affiliates in Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, Desert Ridge, Fountain Hills, New River and Scottsdale, making it the largest trade association in the Northeast Valley.

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).