AAR Updates – May 2012

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Short Sale Decision Timelines Set by Fannie and Freddie Listing & Selling REOs Class Maternity Discrimination in Lending Is Illegal, Says HUD BPOR Course: The Agent’s Role in Property Valuation Doing the Right Thing: Compensation for Lease Agreement rCRMS: Claims & Remedies Master Educator Certification Now Available Short Sale Decision Timelines Set by Fannie and […]

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Duty to Investigate

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Peter Christensen

Prevent an Article 16 Violation by Making Sure a Prospect Isn’t Already Represented  For several years, I have had the opportunity to teach a class on the topic of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. As I go out to teach and talk with agents, I hear similar questions and see common misunderstandings […]

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10 Things REALTORS® Should Know About Septic Systems

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Kathryn Farrell-Poe

As long as people have lived in relatively concentrated populations, there has been a need for sanitary disposal of human wastes.  Over 3,000 years ago, Indus Valley residents had bathrooms with water-flushed latrines that emptied into pits similar to modern septic tanks. In the United States, early sanitation consisted of outhouses with earthen pits. Today, […]

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Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge

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Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s 2012 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2011, shows investment-home sales surged an extraordinary 64.5 percent to 1.23 million last […]

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Helvetica Servicing, Inc. v. Pasquan

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Scott Drucker, Esq.

Arizona’s Anti-Deficiency Law Continues to Evolve With the increased number of foreclosures experienced in Arizona over the last several years, the Arizona Court of Appeals continues to issue significant decisions addressing previously unresolved questions pertaining to the protections afforded by Arizona’s anti-deficiency statutes.  This trend continued on March 20, 2012 with the court’s published opinion […]

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(Un-)Common Courtesy

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From MLS Updates to Lockbox Etiquette, Courtesy Can Help You Make It to the Closing Table Put a few real estate agents together in a room, and they’ll tell war stories that will make you alternately laugh and cry. A recurring theme tends to emerge: In the last few years, the agents say, common courtesy […]

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May 2012 – Table of Contents

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COVER STORY (Un-)Common Courtesy From MLS Updates to Lockbox Etiquette, Courtesy Can Help You Make It to the Closing Table FEATURES Helvetica Servicing, Inc. v. Pasquan Arizona’s Anti-Deficiency Law Continues to Evolve Investment and Vacation Home Sales Surge Plus, Resort & Second-Home Markets (RSPS) Courses Scheduled in Bullhead, Lakeside & Phoenix 10 Things REALTORS® Should […]

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AAR Updates – April 2012

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2013 Line Officers Elected Legal Answers at Your Fingertips Resort & Second-Home Markets Course in Lakeside What to Include in Your Advertising Four Upcoming SRS Courses Around the State View Photos from Winter Conference on AAR’s Facebook Page Hate Reading Online? The PRINT Arizona REALTOR® Quarterly Is for You Become a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Where […]

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There’s No Place Like (a Second) Home

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Is the Second-Home Niche Right for Your Business? You’ve likely worked with second-home buyers from time to time. Living in Arizona, we are fortunate to attract buyers with our appealing weather and resort lifestyle. But have you considered investing energy into developing that niche for your business? The timing may be right. In a real […]

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Power Writing Skills for Real Estate Agents, Part 3

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Part Three: Deliver Bad News Gracefully About the Series: Real estate agents spend more time writing than ever before, with email dominating modes of communication with clients, banks, other agents and more. Beyond email, agents need writing skills to prepare compelling website text, client handouts and other marketing material. All of this makes writing key […]

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