2020 SAAR Board Election Results

Open seats on the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® 2020 Board of Directors were filled by active members casting electronic ballots between October 1 through 14, 2019. Four REALTOR® Director candidates and one Affiliate Director candidate were elected to serve two-year terms starting on December 1, 2019. New 2020 REALTOR® Directors Michael Gant | MCO …

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Valley REALTORS® Endorse SUSD & PVUSD School Overrides

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR), Phoenix REALTORS® and Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® (SEVRAR) have announced joint support of a ‘YES’ vote to extend the 2019 Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Maintenance and Operations Budget Override. In addition, SAAR and Phoenix REALTORS® have endorsed the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) Bond …

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ADRE Online Licensing & Renewal

Among the many things the Arizona Department of Real Estate Online Licensing and Renewal System (OLRS) offers, it allows current licensees to: Renew your individual or broker entity license – Renew before your license expires Change your personal information – Update home address, telephone and email Request to be hired to a new broker – …

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Arizona REALTORS® forms: You have options

Arizona REALTORS® has entered into forms licensing agreements with TransactionDesk®, zipForm®, dotLoop, DocuSign®, SkySlope and Brokermint. These companies can provide state association, local association forms and multiple listing service forms to all Arizona REALTORS® via their respective platforms. The state association provides TransactionDesk® to its members free of charge and the National Association of REALTORS® …

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Six Simple Steps to Renewing Your Real Estate License

Here are six simple steps to renewing your Arizona real estate license: Go to the Arizona Department of Real Estate website Select the link “Online License System“ Choose “Login with password” or “Login for the first time, or password reset” with your License Number, last four digits of your Social Security Number and your Date …

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RAPAC Summer Sweepstakes Winners

In a unique fundraising campaign to help protect your business at the legislative level, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) raised more than $13,000 with the RAPAC Spring-to-Summer Sizzle Sweepstakes. Congratulations to all of our members who participated in raising funds to also advocate for private property owners. July Drawing Winners Doug Groppenbacher, Firebird …

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Home Buyers by Metropolitan Statistical Area

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) identified the Top 10 MSAs with the highest concentration of buyers: Colorado Springs, CO (11.1%) Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (10.8%) Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (10.6%) Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (10.0%) Provo-Orem, UT (9.8%) Tucson, AZ (9.3%) Boise City, ID (9.2%) Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (9.2%) Ogden-Clearfield, UT (9.0%) Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8.9%) Based on …

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Scottsdale REALTOR® Appointed to CREA Global Committee

Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) member Tricia Lehane has been selected as the only U.S. REALTOR® to serve on the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) 2019-2020 Global Committee. CREA CEO Michael Bourque informed Lehane that she was appointed “to help members participate in international business opportunities, while influencing policy significantly affecting Canadian REALTORS®.” A …

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SAAR Takes a Stand On 2019 Bond Election

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) has announced its support of three, new ballot measures that will promote overall quality of life without increasing property taxes. Funding for 58 projects addressing public safety, parks and recreation, and infrastructure will be voted on in a special bond election on Nov. 5, 2019. Divided into three …

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Sign Ordinance Update

Revised June 2019 UPDATE: SAAR is hearing complaints from residents and HOAs about agents who are not in compliance with open house sign ordinances. Cities are taking notice, and some are revisiting enforcement options such as sign permit fees and display restrictions; proactively policing ourselves will help prevent negative repercussions such as these. Open House …

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