Professionalism

By Laura Kovacs What does professionalism in real estate mean to you?  Is it someone who is educated? Responds quickly? Is courteous and polite? Manages a transaction smoothly? Where does “professionalism” begin and end? How do we achieve professionalism? Let me suggest that professionalism most likely has a different meaning for every practitioner. After many …

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SAAR forms a new committee for sustainability

The intent of sustainability is to conserve an ecological balance and avoid depletion of natural resources and it’s as important for real estate as anything else. The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® has initiated the formation of the Sustainability Committee with a mission to seek, find, create, educate and promote the expansion of sustainable practices …

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Announcing the 40 Under 40 selections for 2018

This week 40 young professional who are members of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® learned they are among an honorable selection of individuals. The SAAR Young Professionals Network committee notified it’s 40 Under 40 Award winners and is officially announcing them today! Congratulations to the following young professionals* who will be celebrated at a …

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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 …

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NEW! 2018 Board of Directors installation in Scottsdale real estate industry

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® presents elected leaders for 2018 on behalf of Arizona real estate. SCOTTSDALE (January 3, 2018) – November of 2017 included the official installation of the 2018 Board of Directors for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR). An organization steeped in the abiding practice of real estate since 1963, this premier …

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Board of Directors candidates, 2018 term

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of director candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors. Director Candidates There are eight (8) candidates for four (4) two-year terms and two (2) one-year unexpired terms of recently elected officers. Paul Baker Chris Bianco Jan Green Arnold Hickey Jay …

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Applications being accepted for 2018 board of directors

  On Tuesday, June 20, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® began accepting applications for their 2018 board of directors. There are six (6) openings for REALTOR® directors and one (1) opening for affiliate director and applications are due July 29, 2017 by 5 p.m. Volunteering as a director for SAAR is a rewarding experience! …

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2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings

As we approach the 2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. (May 15-20); we are preparing for all of the issues of critical importance to be discussed with our Members of Congress. Several issues have emerged which if enacted through legislation, will be highly disruptive to real estate markets across the nation. Among the most prominent issues …

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NEW! "Raise The Bar" website to share with colleagues, potential agents

Raise The Bar Real Estate School at the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® has long-since offered a sound teaching methodology along with a curriculum that is intelligently designed. This combined with programs that nurture students through their training in real estate makes for a prosperous best outcome for all! It’s that unique combination that is …

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