April 7 – 11, 2013 marked the first time in nearly 20 years, AAR held a convention for Arizona REALTORS®. The AAR Spring Convention took place at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson and featured industry experts from around the state for three days of intense learning, with a little bit of fun ( Read:  REALTOR® karaoke, Mariachi Band, a singing Secretary of State) mixed in.

Here’s what some attendees had to say about the event:

“Good overview of the industry in AZ, legal and legislative issues, and networking.”
“…[T]he fair housing class gave a refresher on what needs to be remembered daily with real life scenarios”
“The class with the ADRE Commissioner and following panel was terrific!”
“I am using the REALTOR® survey at my office meeting tomorrow.”
“I plan to deduct more expenses from my taxes.”
“The quality of the instruction was very good.”
“Truly enjoyed the Video Power Session presented.”

 AAR would like to thank the following speakers and presenters for making this event such a success:

Ken Bennett

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Tom Salomone

Chip Ahlswede

Nick Bastian

Pat Baldwin

Mick Bernard

Joseph and JoAnn Callaway

Mary Frances Coleman

Frank Dickens

Len Elder

Holly Eslinger

David Fitzsimmons

Joeann Fossland

Evan Fuchs

Stephen Garner

David Gilpatrick

Carolyn Goldschmidt

Doug Groppenbacher

Leslie Latham

Jan Leighton

D. Patrick Lewis

Judy Lowe

Holly Mabery

Rick Mack

Kerry Melcher

Paula Monthofer

Stacey Oberan

Deal Ouellette

Christopher Paris

Ed Pattermann

Ron Reed

Bill Risser

Steve Schultz

Jim Sexton

Amy Swaney

Jay Thompson

Dax Watson

Allen Wright

To view photos of this event, visit the AAR flickr page.

 We thank you all for attending!

About the Author

Michelle Lind

K. Michelle Lind, CEO of Arizona REALTORS®, is also an attorney, State Bar of Arizona board certified real estate specialist, and the author of Arizona Real Estate: A Professional’s Guide to Law and Practice. Please note that this article is of a general nature and may not be up-to-date or revised for accuracy as statutory or case law changes following the date of first publication. Further, this article reflects only the opinion of the author, is not intended as definitive legal advice and you should not act upon it without seeking independent legal counsel.