Wire Transfer Fraud Scams Are on the Rise

April 13, 2016

In May 2015, AAR published an article regarding hackers committing wire transfer fraud in Arizona. Since that article, wire transfer fraud scams are on the rise nationwide. Due to the influx and severity of the scams, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) have increased their efforts to warn the public […]

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Are You Providing an Exceptional Customer Experience?

April 11, 2016

Part 1 of a three-part series by Ron LaMee, SVP Research & Member Value, Arizona REALTORS® Agents who have a lot of repeat or referral business have created exceptional customer experience, whether by design or by good instinct. This article examines the customer experience itself, while the next article in this series addresses how to […]

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Are You Using zipForm® MLS-Connect?

April 11, 2016

If you’re not using zipForm® MLS-Connect, it’s a shame because you’re missing out on a great time saver. What is MLS-Connect? It allows you to import data from any listing that has been on the MLS in the past, right onto your forms in zipForm®. This data includes items like property address, tax information, etc. […]

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Rejecting Prospective Residents Based on Criminal History May Violate Fair Housing Laws

April 11, 2016

Throughout the United States, individuals with criminal records, regardless of whether they pose little or no threat, face significant barriers when seeking to buy or rent a home. Amazingly, between 70 million and 100 million Americans, or as many as one in three American adults, have some type of criminal record. And while many have […]

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Size Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to REALTOR® Safety

April 4, 2016

During the presentation “Professional, Profitable and Protected” at the 2016 Spring Convention, Tucson Association of REALTORS® 2016 President Eric Gibbs, Sr. shared some safety concerns that you might not expect to hear from a six-foot-four, ex-Navy man. Eric Gibbs describes a property showing that could have gone wrongas co-presenter and 2016 President-Elect Paula Monthofer looks on. […]

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Technology: When is Enough Enough?

April 4, 2016

How much technology do you need to succeed in real estate? In the early 1990s, Toshiba laptops had been around for a while, but PowerBooks® and ThinkPads® had just arrived on the scene.  At one of the early Inman Connect conferences, I heard a speaker boldly state “If you aren’t using a laptop to do […]

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