By Arizona REALTORS® 2018 President Lori Doerfler ABR, CIPS, rCRMS, CRS, GRI

The first half of my term as Arizona REALTORS® 2018 president has been a whirlwind.

Since taking office December 1, the state association staff has produced no less than eight webinars (now on the Arizona REALTORS® YouTube Channel), rolled out a Single Sign-On dashboard and hosted a variety of major events, to name just a few accomplishments.

Late last year, Jeff Turner and Todd Carpenter looked into the future of real estate during December’s Power Up Conference. One takeaway was that automation can help, but never replace the personal interaction of a REALTOR®.

In January, hundreds of REALTORS® gathered together at the Arizona Capitol to talk homeownership with state legislators, and be inspired by the National Association of REALTORS® 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall when she spoke during Arizona REALTORS® at the Capitol.

After years in Prescott, the annual Arizona REALTOR® Convention returned to the Valley and brought with it an incredible array of speakers including Google’s Chief Education Evangelist Jaime Casap. Sean Carpenter and Jeff Chalmers spoke individually, then were joined by Bill Risser for unique industry perspectives from a REALTOR®, a lender and a title guy.

Brian Copeland shared his terms of eDearment in “The Art of Digitally Hugging Your Clients” and more than $60,000 was raised for RAPAC (REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee) between the pay-to-play cornhole (bean bag toss) tournament, AZWCR cocktail-fundraiser and a highly competitive silent auction.

In February, we rolled out Single Sign-On (SSO) for members, so you can access the most popular real estate applications from one “set it and forget it” dashboard. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up now to save yourself a lot of time and frustration.

After your Arizona REALTORS® Government Affairs staff and Legislative Committee had
reviewed more than 1200 bills, the 53rd, 2nd Regular Legislative Session adjourned in the wee
hours of May 4th.

On your behalf, we successfully passed, defeated or advanced a variety of legislative issues
including the passage of SB 1045: Home Inspectors, SB 1376: Landlord Tenant Act: Personal
Property and HB 2150: Manufactured Home Sales; Licensure; Exemptions.

2018 also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and the 100th Anniversary of the Phoenix Association of REALTORS® — and my year as president is only halfway over. Just wait until you see what’s in store for the rest of the year! What an honor to serve YOU.

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