Remembering James “Jim” Brodie

Posted on April 2, 2014 by

James “Jim” Brodie, 84, of Green Valley, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Jim, also known as “Sarge”, was an active member of the REALTOR® family, joining in 1991. In 1999, Jim served as the AAR president – the same year that AAR CEO Michelle Lind joined the association as general counsel. He was a master […]

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The REALTOR® Commitment to a Market Free of Discrimination

Posted on March 14, 2014 by

The 2014 amendment to Article 10 therefore not only reaffirms NAR’s and AAR’s commitment to fair housing, it is also a reflection of our collective commitment to a market free of discrimination.

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Is Your Tax Deduction Lacking “Economic Substance”?

Posted on March 3, 2014 by

Recently, social media sites frequented by Arizona real estate licensees have been abuzz over the IRS’s ability to disallow certain tax deductions on the basis that they lack “economic substance.” Because the deduction of business expenses is important to REALTORS®, AAR asked Tax Accountant Eric Viavattene of Dobbins Wealth Management to shed light on this […]

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Scottsdale Broker, Bob Hertzog, Gains A New Perspective By Giving Back

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Bethany Brannan

It was about this time last year that REALTOR® Bob Hertzog, a Scottsdale broker and founder of Summit Home Consultants, started volunteering with the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR). Active in social media, Hertzog said he often participated in conversations about the association and the industry. “It was easy to assume that no one was […]

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Wastewater Warrior Wins Again!

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Bethany Brannan

Lowell Fagen, Red Arrow Real Estate, was honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Arizona Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (AzOWRA), at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Scottsdale. AzOWRA is a statewide, non-profit group whose primary mission is to develop and present educational programs relating to the needs of all stakeholders having an interest […]

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What’s Up in Housing? A Phoenix Market Snapshot

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Ron LaMee

Is business good or is it poor? Is it a buyer’s market or a seller’s market? It all depends on how you look at things, but both agents in the field and my friends at the Cromford Report say we’ve entered a buyer’s market. The concepts are pretty simple: if there are more homes available […]

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Secrets of the Savvy REALTOR®: Spring Convention Preview

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Beth Adams

There’s something to be said for savvy REALTORS®. You know the type. You walk into an agent’s office and he’s having a conversation via Skype with his digital assistant about the latest bill to pass the legislature and ways to improve the website’s SEO, all while adding new listings to facebook and pulling up contract […]

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AAR Updates Seller Financing Addendums

Posted on February 19, 2014 by Scott Drucker

To ensure that its new seller financing addenda reflect the CFPB’s definition of a consumer credit transaction, AAR has revised the three seller financing addenda introduced earlier this year and will continue to do so as may be required to comply with newly issued regulations and policy statements.

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AAR Updates – February 2014

Posted on February 4, 2014 by

Watch AAR President Evan Fuchs’ Quarterly Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dEJPn00lkU&feature=youtu.be   Meet AAR’s Newest Addition http://blog.aaronline.com/2014/01/meet-aars-new-employee-calie-waterhouse/   Senate Passes Flood Insurance Bill http://www.realtor.org/articles/senate-passes-flood-insurance-bill Related posts: AAR Updates – January 2013

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The Payoff of Participation

Posted on February 4, 2014 by Bethany Brannan

When Kent Simpson, a Tucson REALTOR® with Tierra Antigua Realty, traded in late nights and long hours managing bars and restaurants for late nights and long hours as a real estate professional, he did so mainly to assist his family with better access to land and property information. But, he soon realized that he got […]

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