Appraisal Time Bomb Debunked

January 12, 2015

Information provided by NAR: During the recent holiday break a number of you have contacted NAR concerning a video about changes coming to appraisals conducted for Fannie Mae transactions.  The video is sent by email and usually contains the subject line : “Appraisal Time Bomb.” We’ve received numerous member inquiries about the “Appraisal Time Bomb.” […]

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Scottsdale REALTORS® move to new home

January 9, 2015

Venue8600 – SAAR’s new home Members of the Scottdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) will have a new headquarters in just a few days! On Friday, January 16th the association will close its long-time downtown Scottsdale headquarters and reopen the following Tuesday, January 20th at their new home near the Scottsdale Air Park at 8600 […]

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The Importance of Accurate and Effective Communication

December 19, 2014

by K. Michelle Lind, Esq., AAR Chief Executive Officer A broker must communicate a great deal of information to the client and has a duty to exercise reasonable care in obtaining and communicating that information. Therefore, ensure that any information provided to the client is objective and accurate. Resist any temptation to provide advice that […]

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AAR eSign: A Valuable Member Benefit

December 19, 2014

What does it cost to have a quality, electronic signature program available as often as you need it?  If you’re an Arizona REALTOR® member – nothing!  As an Arizona REALTOR® member, you’re provided an unlimited usage, AAR eSign account at no additional cost.  AAR eSign is powered by GoPaperless, one of the premier providers of […]

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Legislative Victory for REALTORS®

December 18, 2014

Mortgage Cancellation Relief Passes Senate The Senate passed mortgage debt cancellation relief as part of a large “tax-extender” bill just before adjourning for the year, giving REALTORS® a hard-fought legislative victory. The provision prohibits the IRS from taxing debt lenders forgive in a short sale, foreclosure, or loan modification for the 2014 tax year. The […]

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Photographs and Copyright Infringement In Real Estate Marketing

December 17, 2014

The use of the internet as a marketing tool for real estate professionals continues to become more and more prevalent.  No doubt, there are countless studies evidencing the fact that the use of high quality photographs and videos reduces the length of time it takes to sell a property.  While perhaps not commonplace, it is […]

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