Report Internet Crimes and Scams to IC3

Posted on May 24, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

If you believe you are the victim of an internet scam, there is a great resource available to you for reporting this criminal activity. The Internet Crime Complaint Center, known as IC3, represents a collaborative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NWC3). The IC3 assists consumers […]

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Code Talk: The Case for Buyer-Broker Agreements

Posted on May 1, 2013 by

 “If you want to work less and make more money, it’s essential,” said West USA Vice President and Associated Broker Jon Kichen. Kichen is talking about the Buyer-Broker Exclusive Employment Agreement (BBEEA). The BBEEA is a signed contract between the buyer and the broker that gives the broker/agent the permission to locate property and negotiate […]

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Get A C.L.U.E.

Posted on May 1, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

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Tucson REALTOR® Asked for REO Kickback

Posted on April 24, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

Armando Granillo, a former Fannie Mae employee, was indicted in March 2013, by a grand jury on allegations of taking kick-backs related to his role as a Real Estate Owned Foreclosure Specialist. Granillo’s position at the Irvine, California. Fannie Mae office was to review applications submitted by real estate brokers who wanted to list Fannie […]

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Water Softener that Seller Does Not Fully Own Does Not Transfer

Posted on April 16, 2013 by

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Code Talk: Fair Housing

Posted on April 1, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

Editor’s Note: The Code of Ethics turns 100 in 2013. AAR will be celebrating the code with monthly articles published under the caption, Code Talk, in the Arizona REALTOR® Magazine, discussing the various ways the code governs professional conduct and interaction with the consumer in every day transactions.  April 2013 marks the 45th anniversary of […]

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Seller Is Not Required To Have the Property Vacant For The Final Walkthrough

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AAR Develops Two New Advisories for Lease Owners and Tenants

Posted on March 27, 2013 by Scott Drucker

In an effort to further educate tenants and lease owners (aka landlords) about their rights and obligations in conjunction with residential rental transactions, the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) has developed two new consumer advisories. As of March 28, 2013, AAR will maintain on its website a Tenant Advisory and a Lease Owner’s Advisory.  Each advisory […]

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Broker/Manager Risk Management Update – March 2013

Posted on March 5, 2013 by

AAR TRANSITIONS TO NEW GENERAL COUNSEL In 2013 AAR welcomed many changes. One of the most notable has been the change in the position of General Counsel.  Following Michelle Lind’s acceptance of the CEO position in December 2012, Scott Drucker assumed the role of AAR General Counsel effective January 2, 2013. Prior to joining AAR, Scott spent […]

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Property Management: Is it a “Win-Win” or a “Lose-Lose”?

Posted on March 1, 2013 by

In 2009 AAR published the article: Is Property Management Right for You? This month, we take a fresh look with the help of AAR President Sue Flucke, CDPE, CRB, GRI, rCRMS and veteran property manager Elise Otero, GRI, RMP. When Elise Otero, owner of Otero Realty Group of Apache Junction, got her first taste of […]

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