At this years’ convention…

  • Designation/Certification Classes
  • Continuing Education
  • Technology Tips & Hands-on Genius Bar
  • Networking Activities
  • Affiliate Vendors
Arizona Association of REALTORS'S(R) 2014 Spring Convention

Spring Convention Schedule Click on “View” to expand / see the details for the day.


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7:30 – 5:30
AAR Registration Check-In
8:00 – 9:00
Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Governing Board Meeting
8:30 – 11:30
Do It Right or Get the Heck Out of Property Management
Sponsored by National Association of Property Managers
Instructor: Sue Flucke, CRB, CRMS, GRI
C/E: Commissioners Standards-3
9:00 – Noon
What Your Buyer Doesn’t Know Can Hurt You
Instructor: Evan Fuchs, ABR, CRS, GRI
C/E: Disclosure – 3
Market Essentials: Property Condition
Instructors: Holly Mabery, ABR, CRS, GRI and Stacey Onnen, ABR, GRI
C/E: Agency – 3, Disclosure – 3 (Qualified for GRI credit)
9:00 – 10:00
CRS General Membership Meeting
9:00 – 10:30
WCR General Meeting
10:00 – 11:00
CRS Board Meeting
10:30 – 11:30
WCR Meeting
11:30 – 12:45
WCR Lunch – Tickets $25
1:00 – 4:00
Writing Right is the Law – Sponsored by WCR
Instructor: Danette Earnst
C/E: Contract Law – 3
Legal Essentials for Today’s Market – Sponsored by CRS
Instructor: Bill Gray
C/E: Legal Issues – 3
Risk Reduction for Property Managers – Sponsored by NARPM
Instructor: Steve Schultz
C/E: Legal Issues – 3
3:00 – 5:30
AAR Executive Meeting
5:00 – 6:00
Welcome Reception – Eagle’s Nest
7:00 – 9:00 
Networking Event/Dinner 
Social fundraiser for 2015 national WCR President Sindy Ready, at the Palace Restaurant and Saloon. Tickets:  $25
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8:00 – 6:00
AAR Registration Check-In
9:00 – 9:30
Opening Session: 12 Principles of Highly Successful Agents
Presenter: Carin Nguyen, CRS, GRI
9:45 – 5:00
Genius Bar Open
10:00 – 10:30
Busting Myths About Dodd Frank
Presenter: Amy Swaney, CMB
10:30 – 10:45
AAR Legislative Watch
Presenter: Nicole LaSlavic, AAR VP of Gov’t Affairs
11:00 – 11:30
AAR Update
Presenters: AAR CEO Michelle Lind and 2014 President Evan Fuchs
Noon – 1:15
Presenter: Garry Wise, The Good Life Team
1:15 – 3:30
Genius Bar Open
1:30 – 2:00
Facts and Figures of Common Lawsuits
Presenters: Attorney Rick Mack and Lisa Robinson
2:00 – 2:15
What Professionals Possess that Amateurs Don’t
Presenter: John Foltz
2:30 – 3:00
PANEL: Turning Pro Today’s Transaction
Moderators: Rick Mack and Lisa Robinson
3:30 – 4:00
Staying In-Tune with Today’s Consumer 
Presenter: Nobu Hata
4:00 – 4:30
Kickin’ the Niche into High Gear with Hyper-Local Farming
Presenter: Bill Risser, Nick Bastian & Phil Sexton
4:30 – 5:00
Arizona Department of Real Estate Update
Presenter: Commissioner Judy Lowe
5:00  – 6:30
Reception Hosted By Region 3
7:30  – 
Savvy Sing-Along! REALTOR Karaoke at the Eagle’s Nest

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8:00 – 6:00
AAR Registration Check-In
8:00 – 9:00
AE Breakfast – By Invitation Only
8:00 – 11:00
Real Sticky Situations
Instructors: Larry Hibler, CRB, CRMS, CRS, GRI and Frank Dickens, ABR, CRMS, SRES
C/E: Commissioners Standards-3
9:00 – 9:45
Simultaneous Breakout Sessions
What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You
Presenter: Nobu Hata
Practical tips on how managers and brokers can monitor what their agents are doing online and how to keep potential liability to a minimum.
Marketing Secrets: From Classics to Trends
Presenter: Bill Risser
Join us as a panel of experts share their marketing successes using “old school” and “new school”  techniques.
Is There an App For That?
Presenter: Joeann Fossland
Our panel will highlight some of the best apps they use for productivity and lifestyle.
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Show Me the Money
Presenter: Amy Swaney, CMB
This presentation will showcase the new loan process for loan approval.
10:00 – 10:45
Simultaneous Breakout Sessions
RPR:  You Got It – Now Flaunt It
Presenter:  Terry Nolan
Uncover the valuable reports available through RPR (REALTOR® Property Resources) that can be used in your listing presentations.
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Get Bigger By Getting Smaller
Presenter:Joeann Fossland, GRI, LTG, PMN
Join this panel discussion revealing the benefits of working a niche market – how to get started and how to thrive.
My Agent Said What?
Presenter: Holly Eslinger, ABR, CRB, CRMS, CRS, GRI
Find out what to include in your office policies pertaining to your agents’ social media activities.
Using the New Seller Financing Forms
Presenters: Jim Sexton, GRI and AAR General Counsel Scott Drucker, Esq.
11:00 – 11:45
Simultaneous Breakout Sessions
Going Mac: Is it for you?
Presenter:  Evan Fuchs, ABR, CRS, GRI and James Adams
Insights and tips for making a successful move from PC to Mac
Photos that Kill the Deal
Presenters: Beth Adams and D. Patrick Lewis
Do photos really matter? Uncover the importance of taking good photo, what types of shots should be taken and how photos can sell properties.
It’s On the Internet So It Must Be True
Presenter: Nobu Hata
Get advice on how to address online conversations and reviews about you and how to mitigate negative comments.
Secrets of the Buyer Consultation
Presenter: Holly Mabery and Stacey Onnen
Gain a better understanding of how to conduct an effective buyer consultation that will leave your buyer well-educated about the home-buying process.
Noon – 1:15
Networking Lunch
President’s Lunch – By Invitation Only
President-Elect Lunch – By Invitation Only
1:30 – 2:15
Simultaneous Breakout Sessions
No, You Didn’t Really Use that Form for That, Did You?
Presenters: AAR General Counsel Scott Drucker and Jerome King
Uncover some common misuses of forms such as the BINSR, Addendum, Counter-Offer and Additional Clause Addendum.
Demystifying Your Value Proposition
Presenter: J.T. Tsighis, ABR, CRB, CRMS, CRS, GRI
Does the consumer grasp the value you provide? During this interactive workshop-style session, J.T. will help demystify key “must haves” to effectively sell your value.
How to Convert Your Online Relationship to Social Currency
Presenter: Bill Risser
RAPAC Fundraising Workshop
Presenter: Holly Mabery, ABR, CRMS, GRI
2:15 – 5:15
C/E Session
Practical Side of Fair Housing
Instructor: Paula Monthofer, ABR, GRI
Examine real world fair housing issues and identify the best practices for compliance through an energizing jeopardy-like game.
2:30 – 3:15
Simultaneous Breakout Sessions
Lawsuits That Could Have Been Settled Before Going to Court
Presenters: Jim Sexton, GRI and Lisa Robinson
Marketing by the Numbers
Presenter: Nobu Hata
Find out how you can use data in your marketing and conversations with the consumer
Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Presenter: Joeann Fossland
Our panel of experts will share some of their innovatiove business practices that have been proven to grow their business.
Getting Involved is No Secret
Presenter: Vicki Cox-Golder
Past NAR and AAR president Vicki Cox-Golder, will share her path to getting involved at the national level (NAR) and how it has helped her business.
3:30 – 4:15
Simultaneous Breakout Sessions
Top Tips for Working with Boomers and Seniors
Presenter: Frank Dickens, ABR, CRMS, SRES
Join Frank Dickens as he shares what you need to know when working with a baby- boomer or senior client.
Lead Generator Shootout: Goldmine or Gimmick
Presenter: Dane Briggs
Our panel will reveal what lead-generator platforms work best for them and how they use them.
The ABC’s of Going Paperless
Presenter: Garry Wise
Step-by-step instructions on how to go paperless in a real estate transaction.
Uncover the Skeleton in the Closet
Presenters: Presenters: Martha Appel, Jim Sexton, GRI and Trudy Moore, CRB, CRMS, CRS
Identify common, telltale signs that the deal could be going south.
4:30 – 5:00
30 Tips in 30 Minutes
Join this fast-paced recap of some of the best secrets shared in today’s breakout sessions.
5:00 – 6:00
Reception: Meet the 2015 Candidates for AAR Treasurer

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8:30 – 9:30
Regional Caucuses
9:45 – Noon
AAR Board of Directors Meeting

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