Arizona REALTORS® Help Victims of Willow Fire

August 27, 2015

On August 14, 2015, the Arizona REALTORS® Disaster Assistance Foundation (ARDAF) responded to a request from the Emergency Management Division of Mohave County Development Services. “Sharon March, association executive at the Bullhead City/Mohave Valley Association of REALTORS® was approached about helping fire evacuees,” said Michelle Lind, CEO of the Arizona Association of REALTORS®. “ARDAF responded […]

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Arizona Sinkholes: Disclosure & Liability

August 26, 2015

As recently reported on, a study by ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration shows that parts of Apache Junction, Sun City West, Peoria, the North Valley, Tucson, Casa Grande and Eloy are at risk of developing sinkholes. Scientists at the school blame large amounts of groundwater that was pumped years ago and report […]

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ADRE on Advertising, Ltd Service Listings & Unlicensed Assistants

August 18, 2015

Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) President, Jim Sexton, and Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) Commissioner, Judy Lowe, recently sat down at the ADRE offices in Phoenix to discuss topics and issues that concern REALTORS®. In this second installment, Commissioner Lowe addresses a variety of timely topics. Advertising “What is considered an advertising complaint,” asked […]

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CFPB Pilots eClosings with Consumers

August 14, 2015

American Banker recently shared news that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ramped up its push for the mortgage industry to switch to an electronic closing process after results from a pilot program. The CFPB’s four-month pilot study showed that consumers who used eClosings had a 7 percent higher rate of positive feedback about […]

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High-Tech Impact on Home Values – Part 2: Solar Panels

August 13, 2015

A recent article on, Solar can raise home values – if you own the system, caught the eye of Melisa Camp, REALTOR®, GREEN with HomeSmart Elite Group in Phoenix. According to the story, Solar panels owned by a home seller add 4 to 6 percent to the value of a home sale, often less […]

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