"40 under 40" Scottsdale REALTORS® announced

The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) recently announced its 2015 “40 under 40” award recipients. The “40 under 40” awards program was designed to recognize outstanding Realtors® under 40 years of age who demonstrate business success, professional leadership, community involvement and industry involvement. The inaugural class of “40 under 40” winners was chosen from …

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Arizona employment growth, multi-family updates & more from the commercial summit

If you were unable to attend the 3rd Annual Commercial Real Estate Summit on April 16th, you have NO idea what you missed out on!  For those of you who did attend, how many of you were blown away with all of the information that was provided?  And of course we had saved the best for last; …

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Interview with Lauren Ellington, 40 under 40 winner

Even with a degree in supply chain management and statistical quality analysis, this former corporate “numbers girl” is still definitely a people person. Lauren Ellington of Realty Executives enjoys working with people and gets excited about finding the right home for her clients. She always answers her phone (no, seriously… even 2 hours after giving …

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Scottsdale real estate market heats up

The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) recently released its monthly Market Data Report, which highlights key metrics for residential inventory. The number of total active listings of single family, condominiums and townhomes for sale is down 21% from last month, meaning there are less homes actively listed for sale on the market. In addition, …

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RAPAC Victory for Arizona REALTORS®… Keeping $$ in your pocket!

Recently a bill was introduced ( SB 1368 ) which, “prohibits cities and towns from requiring real estate brokers or salespersons to obtain any additional business license,” for the conducting of business within the municipality.  Several Arizona cities had already begun adopting licensing requirements which require any ‘1099-Independent Contractors’ to hold additional individual business licenses within …

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REALTORS® lend a hand to help neighbors

On Friday and Saturday, March 27th and 28th, volunteer members of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) lent a helping hand to a south Scottsdale homeowner. At least twice a year, SAAR partners with the City of Scottsdale’s Operation Fix-It to provide volunteers from the REALTOR® community to help with this much-needed service. There …

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REALTORS® host golf and tennis event benefiting three local charities

On Monday, November 18th, 2014, over 130 Realtors® and other industry professionals gathered for the 9th Desert Highlands Golf & Tennis Classic. The event is coordinated by volunteers from the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors®, a real estate trade association with over 8,000 members. The group of volunteers, who are largely Realtors® in the Pinnacle …

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Scottsdale multifamily update Q3 2014

New Apartment Construction Across the Valley, at the end of Q3, there were 33 projects under construction totaling 9,089 apartments and an additional 61 possible projects totaling 14,148 apartments in the pipeline from initial rezoning to final permitting.  Scottsdale represents 33.7% (3,062u) of the apartments under construction and 22.3% (3,156u) of the possible additional apartments …

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