At the 2013 REALTOR ® Caucus, Vice President of Government Affairs Nicole LaSlavic detailed the challenges and opportunities that lay before us in the coming year.

Guest speakers this year were Michael Orr, director of the Real Estate Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and publisher of the Cromford Report and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. Orr dismissed worries of a second real estate bubble and helped to frame what to expect for the years to come.

Members were asked to discuss with their regions what challenges they face. These challenges include solar leases and solar panels, the return of anti-deficiency, home owner associations and more.

“With the valuable input from our members, we’ll be able to formulate a plan for the next legislative session,” said LaSlavic. “In 2014, we will once again focus on HOA legislation, anti-deficiency protections, and regulatory issues. I’d like to thank all the members who attended this event and value the role that AAR plays in the legislative arena.”

The REALTOR® Caucus is an annual event hosted by the Arizona Association of REALTORS®. Next year’s event will take place during the month of September.


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 updated 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.