Mark Your Calendar

Posted on December 13, 2013 by

Make sure to mark your calendar for these important upcoming events from AAR: REALTOR® Day at the Capitol SUPPORT YOUR INDUSTRY MEET WITH LEGI SLATORS ENJOY A CATERED LUNCH January 14, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Register for free here: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1368711 AAR Professional Standards Workshop This event is the annual day-long workshop for members […]

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A Message from 2014 AAR President Evan Fuchs, ABR, CRS, GRI

Posted on December 13, 2013 by

Hello, fellow REALTORS®! Can you believe that 2013 is almost over? What a year it’s been. Before we delve into what 2014 holds, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible efforts that Sue Flucke led over the past 12 months. This year, Sue focused on exceeding expectations, and by all accounts, she […]

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AAR Introduces Four New Forms to Assist With Dodd-Frank Act Compliance

Posted on December 13, 2013 by Scott Drucker

Scheduled to take effect in January 2014, are provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) that impose new restrictions upon seller-financed transactions. When required by applicable state or federal law, these provisions mandate that a loan originator for a consumer credit transaction, secured by a dwelling, must be registered […]

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Dissecting the Home Inspection Report

Posted on November 7, 2013 by

When it comes to reading a home inspection report, buyers usually belong to one of two camps: They either shudder at the site of the sometimes long document or curl up with a hot cup of coffee and delve into it like a good book. (Engineers usually fall into the latter group.) Whether your buyers […]

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Understanding VA Loans

Posted on November 6, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

Since 1944, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been assisting veterans in the pursuit of homeownership under the original GI bill. However, some real estate agents shy away from clients who are using VA Loans. AAR interviewed both sides of the transaction, lenders and REALTORS®, to find out what the key to […]

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The Value of REALTOR® Education

Posted on November 6, 2013 by

REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month is recognized annually in the month of November. The National Association of REALTORS® encourages members to increase their professionalism, marketability, and proficiency through the pursuit of an officially-endorsed NAR designation or certification. If you’re not swayed merely by the new knowledge you’ll gain by earning a designation, you’ll also be happy […]

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Do You Speak House?

Posted on November 5, 2013 by

All homes talk. Sometimes it just takes a trained ear to hear what they’re saying. In 2014, the Arizona Association of REALTORS® will introduce a one-day course in the recently-revamped GRI designation that will teach both new and seasoned REALTORS® how to understand that property condition, warranted items, inspection reports and more can speak volumes […]

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A Seller Will Likely Be Relieved Of His Mistaken Acceptance Of An Offer

Posted on October 3, 2013 by

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Some Things Can’t Be Googled

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

Previewing the newest GRI course for AAR members   In August, AAR gave our members a brief look at the changes taking place in 2014 with regards to the GRI designation. This month, we’re giving you a sneak peek into one of the new courses you’ll find in the 2014 GRI course catalog. To see […]

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Prospecting? Avoid These Danger Zones

Posted on October 3, 2013 by

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. When it comes to obtaining new clients, […]

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