AAR Updates – August 2012

Posted on August 1, 2012 by Arizona Realtor Monthly

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  • REALTOR® Caucus Sets 2013 Legislative Policy Priorities
  • Three Ways to Meet the Quadrennial Code of Ethics Requirement
  • Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Course
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) Course
  • Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Course
  • Real Estate Dough: Experienced Agent Training Online

  • REALTOR® Caucus Sets 2013 Legislative Policy Priorities

    On Thursday, September 6, Arizona’s most politically active REALTOR® members will meet at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale for the annual REALTOR® Caucus. This event is intended to help provide AAR with input on current issues affecting the real estate industry as well as to discuss recommendations for possible legislative or regulatory actions in the coming legislative session.

    From across 15 counties, residing in many of Arizona’s 90 towns and cities, REALTOR® delegates appointed to represent Arizona’s 21 local boards and associations take time away from their busy schedules for a town-hall-style meeting to review, discuss and debate the current issues impacting real estate industry issues and practices. Any key recommendations from these discussions and collaborative roll calls will then be forwarded to AAR’s Legislative & Political Affairs Committee and then to the AAR Board of Directors for approval.

    The annual REALTOR® Caucus is a long-held tradition and is the start of the “new year” for AAR’s assessment of the state of Arizona public policy. The legislature begins its Regular Session each year on the second Monday of January, as prescribed in the state constitution. The REALTOR® Caucus proceeds the state capitol’s autumn season of bill drafting and bill-sponsor-seeking efforts by stakeholder groups, which sets the stage for live legislation during the 2013 session.

    Registration is FREE but space is limited. Register today.


Three Ways to Meet the Quadrennial Code of Ethics Requirement

All REALTORS® must complete a Code of Ethics class that fulfills the NAR quadrennial Code of Ethics requirement by December 31, 2012. AAR has several upcoming classes that are approved for this requirement:

1. GRI 308 – Safe Real Estate
CE: 5-Commissioner’s Standards/3-legal issues/3-disclosure/3-agency law

In this two-day course, a requirement for the GRI designation, students focus on the obligations of the Code of Ethics, study related Standards of Practice and Case Interpretations, review case studies, compare the obligations of the Commissioner’s Rules to the Code of Ethics, and look at commission issues that lead to commission disputes and how they are resolved. View a class preview.

There are five GRI 308 courses scheduled around the state before the end of the year:

(View a calendar of all upcoming GRI courses.)

2. Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Course 
August 13-14 | Kingman/Golden Valley Association of REALTORS®
See details below.

3. NAR’s FREE Online Class
The online class takes about 2 ½ hours to complete. No CE is available for the free online class.


Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Course

August 13-14 | Kingman/Golden Valley Association of REALTORS® | Instructor: Holly Mabery

The SRS course is a two-day intensive program that reinvents the way you represent sellers in today’s challenging market. This course provides you with a refreshing perspective of back to basics, “nose to nose, toes to toes” consumer contact combined with today’s technology. With comprehensive education on how to deal with Baby Boomers to Gen Ys, you will gain a competitive edge to earn more while reducing risk in a market where clients rely on you more than ever for guidance through transactions.

$179 (includes lunch)
Register Online | Class Flyer
C/E: 3-contract, 3-agency, 6-general

Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) Course

Thursday, August 23 – Friday, August 24 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sedona/Verde Valley Association of REALTORS®

When you can’t count on the market, you have to count on your skills! This ABR course sets the foundation of skills and resources you need to help you succeed in today’s marketplace as a buyer’s representative. Topics covered include: agency relationships, duties to clients, marketing fundamentals, the interview & counseling session, buyer representation agreements, building buyer loyalty and more.

Take the first step toward earning your ABR designation. Learn more at http://www.rebac.net.

$179 (includes lunch) | This class is normally priced at $295—a savings to you of $116!
Register Online | Class Flyer

Instructor: Holly Mabery, ABR, GRI
CE: 9-agency, 3-disclosure


Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Course

Tuesday, September 18 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Lake Havasu Association of REALTORS®

Be a part of this exciting opportunity to learn about the resort area and second-home specialty. This one-day course focuses on the essentials of assisting customers in tourist-driven areas. You’ll learn to:

- Develop a second-home clientele
- Identify real estate niches in your market
- Understand 1031 exchanges and how to use them in your marketing
- Recognize how the market shift has impacted luxury & second-home buyers

This is one of the core requirements for NAR’s RSPS certification and fulfills the elective course for the ABR designation.

$79 (includes lunch)
Register Online | Class Flyer

Trainer: Holly Mabery, ABR, GRI
C/E: 6-general


Real Estate Dough: Experienced Agent Training Online

AAR has partnered with Bernice L. Ross, PhD to offer you “Real Estate Dough: Experienced Agent Training Online.” This is the first program that allows you to get the training you want 24/7 in bite-sized bits that best support adult learners.

Whether it’s lead generation, proven prospecting techniques, how to convert buyers and sellers into signed business or the basics of blogging, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus, “Real Estate Dough” has it all.

Get the training you need to sky rocket your business to success tomorrow! Test drive the demo.

$377.00 | Order Online

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