AAR Updates – October 2012

Posted on October 1, 2012 by AAR

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New Member Benefit: Commercial Forms

AAR has just completed an agreement that allows Arizona REALTORS® to purchase a full complement of commercial real estate forms from the AIR Commercial Real Estate Association (AIR) at a steep discount.  AIR forms have been “localized” for Arizona law and are used by commercial agents and brokers across Arizona.

Where to Find AIR Forms
You can review sample AIR forms. Please note that these forms are “generic”, not the Arizona-specific forms.  To review the Arizona-specific forms, you need to install the AIR program.  After the program is installed, you may review every AIR form and even print them with the word “DRAFT” across the form.  If you want to actually use the form without “DRAFT”, you must use AIR tokens.  Depending on complexity, each AIR form costs zero to eight tokens.

How to Buy AIR Forms and Tokens
Typically, agents would be charged $399 for AIR forms (with 200 tokens).  As noted earlier, each form has a certain number of tokens associated with it ranging from zero to eight, depending on the complexity of the form.  All lease and purchase agreements are eight-token forms.  A user can create and modify as many “DRAFT” versions of a form as desired, only being charged the appropriate tokens once a “FINAL” copy is created.  New tokens are issued at $.50 each, with a minimum purchase of 100 tokens.
To get started, AAR members may choose from five different pricing tiers:

AAR Discounted Price Quantity of Tokens Included
$299 200
$199 155
$99 100
$49 40
$24 15



To purchase a starter package or additional tokens, AAR members should call 866-946-2472. You will need your NRDS number handy to validate your REALTOR® membership. (Find your NRDS number.)


Two Arizonans Among REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Award Finalists

For the 13th year, the National Association of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Magazine are honoring outstanding REALTORS® who volunteer time and energy to improve the quality of life in their communities. This year we are fortunate to have two Arizona REALTORS® in the group of ten Good Neighbor Awards finalists:

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Michael Ray Campbell, CRS
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Tucson

Campbell is president of the nonprofit Hearth Foundation, which provides transitional housing for low-income families, typically women with young children. He is credited for reorganizing and stabilizing the organization, strengthening the board, and creating effective partnerships with other organizations to provide services to the residents. Campbell recently won a $720,000 grant, which will allow the organization to make much-needed renovations to their apartments.

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Patti M. Miller
Tierra Antigua Realty | Sierra Vista

Miller is founder and president of Real Wishes Foundation. Since 2006, the organization has granted home repair wishes for the elderly and disabled as well as other wishes throughout their community.  Miller sprang into action during recent Arizona wildfires and flooding, collecting $1 million worth of food, clothes, and places to stay for victims who lost everything. The foundation, which is supported by the Southeast Arizona Association of REALTORS®, also distributed $130,000 in donations to victims to help pay for losses.

The finalists, drawn from 200 nominations, will be featured in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine. In October, the five winners will be revealed, and each will receive a $10,000 grant and will travel to the NAR Conference & Expo in Orlando, where they will receive their awards during the General Session on Saturday, November 10. The remaining five honorable mentions will each receive $2,500 grants for their causes.


Why Choose Mediation? A Video Explanation

Trained REALTOR® mediators help to facilitate communication and assist the parties in an ethics complaint or arbitration dispute to reach a mutually agreeable resolution. Learn more about AAR mediation program and other dispute resolution options.

Thank you to AAR REALTOR® mediators Marge Lindsay, George Watrous, Frank Dickens, Lucille Fraas and Charles Fraas for participating in this video.


rCRMS Course: Mastering the Residential Resale Transaction

Monday, October 22 – Tuesday, October 23
Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®
Instructors: Attorney Rick Mack & REALTOR® Frank Dickens
$99 | C/E: 9-contract law, 3-disclosure | Register Online | Class Flyer

This course provides a detailed look at the framework that makes up real property contracts, AAR’s Residential Resale Purchase Contract in particular.


CRB Course: Business Planning for Maximum Results

Monday, October 29
Arizona Association of REALTORS®
Instructors: Holly Eslinger, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI and Laura Kovacs, CRB, CRP, SRES
$179 | Register Online | Class Flyer

Real estate companies that dominate their markets don’t do so by accident. This is because their leaders know their market, observe and learn from their competitors and are constantly assessing their own values and vision.

During this two-day workshop, you will develop a business plan and identify guidelines for implementing it in real-world situations. You will be ready to zig and zag when the market or competitors challenge your survival. (This course qualifies for 3 CRB credits.)


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