Entire Scottsdale Association Staff is ‘At Home With Diversity’

The entire Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® staff has earned the At Home With Diversity® certification. AHWD was designed to help agents excel in the rapidly changing, multicultural real estate market. “We took this course so we can help our members understand the importance of equal housing opportunity and building their business through diversity and …

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SAAR Welcomes New Director of Professional Development

Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® CEO Rebecca Grossman is proud to announce that Annalisa Moreno is their new director of professional development. She succeeds Laura Kovacs who recently retired after years of service to association members and the real estate community. “Annalisa is a dedicated professional who brings over 20 years of real estate experience …

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Arizona Real Estate Innovations That Will Stick After COVID-19

By Terrence Thornton | Scottsdale Independent “Virtual tours and online notaries will remain popular after the pandemic. Especially as remote workers from other states look for more affordable homes in Arizona.” – Rebecca Grossman Rebecca Grossman, CEO at Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, agrees technological advancements of the past few years make it possible for …

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Home Appreciation Climbs in Metro Phoenix Housing Market

By Terrence Thornton | Scottsdale Independent In a world turned upside by a global pandemic amid a quickly changing economic landscape where laws of yesterday no longer apply — one law of business a part of the Arizona real estate marketplace remains true. Real estate professionals, analysts and brokers agree the law of supply and …

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2021 Leaders Installed at Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) 2021 Leadership Team has officially been installed. President Louis McCall, President-Elect Sandy Lunsford, Vice President Chris Nace, Treasurer Peggy Neely and Immediate Past President Sindy Ready assumed their new roles on December 1. McCall was recently sworn in by his former broker Astria Wong, pinned as president by …

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Venue8600 Welcomes New Director of Sales & Events

Nearly seven years after launching Venue8600, Elayne Beyer is retiring as director of sales & events and handing over the reins to hospitality veteran Donald Harvey on December 11. “We wish Elayne the very best as she transitions into retirement and are very excited that she is passing the baton to such a qualified individual,” …

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Scottsdale REALTORS® Rolls Out SAFE for Seniors

The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) has launched a new program aimed at empowering adults over 50 who want more Secure And Friendly Environments (SAFE). SAFE Ambassadors Jennifer Bingham (in cap) and Kathy Rios explain a new program for seniors offered by the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS. Here is how SAFE for seniors …

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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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2019 Earth Friendly by Design Expo

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 6, 2019) The 2019 Scottsdale Homebuilders Expo will be held at Venue8600, 8600 E. Anderson Drive, on April 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. “Our fourth annual Expo is themed ‘Earth Friendly by Design’ given its focus on sustainable business practices and products,” said Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) CEO Rebecca …

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