Real Estate Advertising Rules & Guidance

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Judy Lowe

By Commissioner Judy Lowe, Arizona Department of Real Estate K. Michelle Lind, Esq., Arizona REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer The Advertising of Real Property is Regulated by Law: Arizona real estate law defines “advertising” as: the attempt by publication, dissemination, exhibition, solicitation or circulation, oral or written, or for broadcast on radio or television to induce […]

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The Importance Of On The Job Safety

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Steven Boehle

In the wake of recent events and the passing of Arkansas Broker Beverly Carter we feel an obligation to educate all of our Members about the importance of safety. Join us in honoring the memory of Beverly Carter, a great real estate broker, by educating yourself on the importance of safety while showing a house, […]

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Posted on October 3, 2014 by Scott Drucker

Despite repeated warnings from authorities and increased media coverage about rental scams and the scraping of on-line real estate listings, many consumers continue to fall victim. Because it’s free, CraigsList is perhaps the most common on-line platform used to perpetrate these scams. However, there are easy to implement techniques Arizona REALTORS® can use to protect […]

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Referral Fee Agreement FAQ

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Scott Drucker

Q1. Why does the Referral Fee Agreement ask for identification of the Brokerage Firm Code and the Agent Code? A1. Disclosure of the Brokerage Firm Code and the Agent Code is requested to facilitate payment of the referral fee by identifying the appropriate branch and agent. Q2. What should an Originating Agent do if they […]

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STAY CONNECTED AND GET PAID: My Introduction To The Referral Fee Agreement

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Paula Serven

Following a request made during a scheduled AAR Risk Management Committee meeting in late 2013, a workgroup was convened to draft a Referral Fee Agreement for use by all Arizona REALTORS®. The workgroup consisted of eight REALTORS® from across the state and five AAR staff members [1]. I am proud to have been the chair […]

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Legal Hotline September 2014 – Edition 2

Posted on September 5, 2014 by Richard Mack

CATEGORY: Landlord/Tenant Issues  TITLE: Landlord Not Entitled To Damages If A Replacement Tenant Is Found Immediately FACTS: The tenant informed the property manager that he felt unsafe at the property.  He also provided a copy of a police report evidencing a recent car break-in.  Shortly thereafter, the tenant vacated the premises.  At the time, rent was paid […]

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HOA May Restrict Signs In Common Areas

Posted on June 4, 2014 by

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What’s the Buzz with Airport Noise?

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Nikki Salgat

By Nikki J. Salgat, Esq., Associate Counsel for the Arizona Association of REALTORS® Airport noise can be a nuisance. More importantly, if a property is located within a high noise contour or accident potential zone, it may affect the owner’s ability to utilize the property as intended. Disclosure of airport noise Arizona law mandates that […]

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REALTOR® Safety Alert: Man claims to be Reflexologist

Posted on April 7, 2014 by

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® has been advised by several female members that they have been inappropriately propositioned by an individual purportedly seeking to purchase property primarily in Scottsdale and North Phoenix. The man, who claims to be a reflexologist, initially contacts agents via phone and text message under the guise of purchasing a home. […]

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Google Users Beware of Scam

Posted on April 2, 2014 by

For REALTORS® who use the Google products Google Drive and Google Docs, there is a new scam to be aware of. According to, “The scam uses a simple subject of “Documents” and urges the recipient to view an important document on Google Docs by clicking on the included link.” The users are then sent […]

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