Volunteering Makes You Better

Posted on November 2, 2012 by

No one should volunteer their time to a worthy cause because it will benefit their business. The volunteers we profile below were inspired by their passion to make a difference, not by their business plans. Nonetheless, their volunteer activities connected them with new people in their community, provided energy and perspective, and fostered skills that [...]

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Rising Stars in Real Estate

Posted on July 1, 2012 by Arizona Realtor Monthly

 Eight Agents Share the Secrets of Their Success AAR asked members of the board of directors from around Arizona to suggest promising agents who were in the early stages of their real estate careers. We talked to eight of these rising-star REALTORS® about what brought them to real estate and what has helped them excel. [...]

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Five Do’s and Five Don’t’s for New Agents

Posted on August 28, 2010 by

Make Mistakes, Practice Scripts and Other Practical Advice for Rookies This is the eleventh piece in our twelve-month Rookie Series. Don’t miss: “Five Tips to Prospect like a Powerhouse Agent” “Rookie Series: Five Things You Should Know About Escrow and Title“ “Five Things You Should Know About Taxes“ “Five Things You Should Know About Real [...]

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Five Tips to Prospect like a Powerhouse Agent

Posted on July 28, 2010 by

Positive Ways to Adjust Your Mindset, Call List, Environment and More This is the eleventh piece in our twelve-month Rookie Series. Don’t miss: “Five Tips to Prospect like a Powerhouse Agent” “Rookie Series: Five Things You Should Know About Escrow and Title“ “Five Things You Should Know About Taxes“ “Five Things You Should Know About [...]

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Five Things You Should Know About Taxes

Posted on May 2, 2010 by

Audits, Education Expenses, Residence-to-Rental Conversions & More By Marianne K. Kingman, J.D., LL.M. If you have an idea for a rookie article for the series, please share it with editor@aaronline.com. The information below is for your reference. Remember: Always recommend that your clients seek competent tax counsel when considering issues that may affect their tax [...]

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Five Things You Should Know About Real Estate Appraisals

Posted on April 2, 2010 by

The Appraiser’s Race from Request to Report When an Appraisal Management Company (AMC) calls an appraiser to prepare a report, a stopwatch starts in the race from receiving the order to the finalized appraisal report. First, one appraiser is played against another for the lowest fee and fastest turn time. Once the order is assigned, [...]

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Rookie Series: Five Things You Should Know About Escrow and Title

Posted on January 18, 2010 by

From Disputes over Earnest Money to the Settlement Statement and Beyond Industry Partners Conference September 22 Chaparral Suites – Scottsdale Register Online Learn how escrow and title interact with the AAR Resale Contract! Each year, the Arizona Association of REALTORS® teams up with the Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association and the Arizona State Escrow Association to [...]

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Track Your Success

Posted on November 2, 2009 by

Want to Grow? Here Are Five Areas You Need to Watch Most agents want to be successful, but few agents have the time and patience it takes to analyze their business strategies. But if you spend more time working “on” your business and not just “in” your business, the rewards are immediately evident. The process [...]

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Five Questions to Ask a Loan Officer

Posted on October 2, 2009 by

Tips for Rookies as They Develop Their Network of Trusted Partners One of the first things you will want to do in your first year in the business is to develop a network of lenders that you know and trust. Developing a go-to relationship with a lender or small handful of lenders is going to [...]

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Five Things You Should Know about Home Inspections

Posted on January 2, 2009 by

An Experienced Inspector Answers Common Questions Your Clients May Ask By Randy West Your buyer  may ask you to recommend a home inspector. Your sellers may want details about the process when they hear that a home inspector is coming to visit. So it’s important for you to have some understanding of the home inspection [...]

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