Kathy, Ricardo Bueno (@Ribeezie) of Diverse Solutions and ARMLS mime

Kathy, Ricardo Bueno (@Ribeezie) of Diverse Solutions and ARMLS mime

Most things in life can be a headline to a writer.

The whole article is another story…

Thursday, April 8th, a fellow ARMLS member and I attended the ARMLS TECHNOPALOOZA in Mesa, AZ. Yvonne Richard and I drive down from Sedona often for classes and refer to these treks as “road trips”…a time to gossip, catch up on real estate, talk golf (need to play more) and share stories. Girls will be girls!

On the way down to Mesa, Yvonne made the statement that “every transaction has its story.” True. Could make a great post…h-m-m.

On the way back to Sedona, it was “What were you thinking?!”

We were so energized by TECHNOPALOOZA that we laughed almost all the way home. Much of the time we chuckled at the comments we heard during the sessions.



Got stories? Let me hear some of them. Please share. Short stories…

From an educator’s perspective, we hear many things that give us pause. Just a few recent ones…

What were you thinking?

From an agency C/E class:

The discussion had been on the difference between dual agency in Arizona and designated agency in other states.


Student in the front row: “When are we going to cover the other kind of dual agency?”

[Ed. Note: Student had a PhD.]

From a technology class:

The discussion and demonstration showed learners how to use their tablet PCs to get signatures and initials on the loaded purchase contract by using the stylus and having the buyer write their signature and initials directly on the tablet face. Demo done.


Student near the front: “Is that signature legal?”

[Ed. Note: Ever signed for a UPS package delivered to your home?]

From a disclosure class:

The discussion centered on whether or not a seller needed to disclose the results from a recent home inspection report whereby significant latent defects were discovered.

“What do you think?”

Learner in the rear: “That information is confidential and one of the fiduciary duties you owe your seller.”

[Ed. Note: Back to the drawing board…]

From a prelicensure class:

The learner had taken the quiz at the end of the session, and we were reviewing the answers. A question on stigmatized properties asked if the seller had to disclose the fact that the house next door had been used as a “drop house” for illegal aliens.

Student comment: “I suppose if the seller’s house had been the ‘drop house,’ the answer would be ‘no!’”

[Ed. Note: And your answer would be?]

That’s all for now, people…

Kathy Howe