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Factsline is an email update for AAR executive officers and board of directors, local association executives and board presidents.  
 In This Issue – March 16, 2012
–        Paula Serven Elected 2013 AAR Treasurer
–        Interested in Serving on an NAR Committee in 2013?
–        AAR Announces New Master of Real Estate (MRE) Society Members
–        REALTOR® Rally in DC on May 17
–        Manage Social Risk through e-PRO®
–        Resort & Second-Home Markets Course

Dates to Remember
limited to the next five events for space reasons; see full calendar:https://www.aaronline.com/Calendar/

Friday, March 23
Generation Buy (Class Flyer)
Northern Arizona Association of REALTORS®

Wednesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 29
CRB: Understanding & Leveraging Teams (Class Flyer)
Arizona Association of REALTORS®

Monday, April 2
Instructor Development Workshop (Class Flyer) 
Lake Havasu Association of REALTORS®

Tuesday, April 3
Instructor Development Workshop (Class Flyer) 
Sedona/Verde Valley Association of REALTORS®

Tuesday, April 3
rCRMS: Federal Legal Issues (Class Flyer) 
Phoenix Association of REALTORS®

Paula Serven Elected 2013 AAR Treasurer

At its meeting on Friday, March 9 in Prescott, the AAR board of directors elected Paula Serven, GRI of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® to serve as the 2013 Treasurer. Congratulations, Paula!

Interested in Serving on an NAR Committee in 2013? 

NAR’s online Committee Recommendation Database is now open and accepting recommendations. You can recommend yourself or another suitable candidate. The deadline for submissions is May 25, 2012. 
Remember, committee members are NOT automatically considered for re-appointment! A member currently serving on a committee, whose term expires in 2012, MUST submit a recommendation via the Online Committee Recommendation Database if he/she would like to be considered for service in 2013.
Have you completed your expertise profile? NAR’s Expertise Profile Database was designed to provide all levels of the REALTOR® family with key information about you and your professional experience. The information is used to identify members with certain expertise to serve on committees, working groups or presidential advisory groups as well as to send surveys about association issues, products, services etc. Individuals interested in serving on NAR’s committees are encouraged to create and/or update their expertise profiles. However, they are NOT required.Please note: Completing an expertise profile is NOT the same as submitting a recommendation for yourself!
If you have questions, please contact Adrienne Kather, NAR Senior Administrator -Committee & Governance Programs, at 312-329-8434 or akather@realtors.org.

AAR Announces New Master of Real Estate (MRE) Society Members
AAR established the MRE Society to recognize members’ educational accomplishments and provide them with a tool to market your accomplishments to the public. Please help us to congratulate the new society members.

Joseph Ayatta
Miriam Bell
Sherrie Bellamy
Tammy Billington
Dru Bloomfield
David Brashear
Kathleen Campana
Daniel Carapellucci
Deborah Casey-Shasky
Sandra Cites-Murphy
Kathy Crawford
Mary Diaz
Jeffrey Gerber
Robert Hallberg
Larry Hibler
Barbara Highfield
Kimberly Holmes
J. Don Johnson
Kaye Kimla
Kimberly Kloberdanz
Pat Leach
Tricia Lehane
Vicki Lindtwed
Kathy Mayus
Michelle Minik
Beth Morton
Linda Muncey
Gary Nelson
Paul Olson
Ronald Raper
Bridget Reynolds
Steve Rook
Kay Rosness
Michael Rosness
April Starr
Leif Swanson
James Tsighis
Carol Anne Warren
Kay Wood

REALTOR® Rally in DC on May 17
With the challenges facing real estate and home ownership this year, NAR is hosting a REALTOR® Rally to Protect the American Dream in Upper Senate Park at the U.S. Capitol.  NAR leadership has asked us to FILL THE PARK with REALTORS® on the morning of Thursday, May 17 from 9:30am-11:00am. This rally on Capitol Hill will show our elected officials that no one cares more about revitalizing the real estate market than REALTORS®.
Please join us and stand together to be counted in this vital demonstration of support for the American Dream. You will need to register as a REALTOR® Rally participant to let us know you are coming and to get more details—even if you have already registered for Mid-Year.

Manage Social Risk through e-PRO®
Monday, April 9 | Phoenix Association of REALTORS®
Class Flyer: https://www.aaronline.com/education/class-flyers/120409-epro-par.pdf 
Friday, June 8 | Prescott Area Association of REALTORS®
Class Flyer: https://www.aaronline.com/education/class-flyers/120608-epro-prescott.pdf 

Improve your social media and technology skills with NAR’s e-PRO® certification. This course will help you understand:
–        How, and more importantly why, online Web 2.0 strategies, including social media, were developed
–        How to use these strategies in your business
–        How to comply with Commissioner’s Rules, Fair Housing laws and the Code of Ethics while using these social media tools
$79 | To earn the e-PRO, you must take an additional fee course.
Register Online:  http://www.regonline.com/2012epro
Instructor: Evan Fuchs, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO

Resort & Second-Home Markets Course
Tuesday, June 12 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Lakeside Fire Department | 2922 Highway 260 | Lakeside
$79 (includes lunch) | Register Online: http://www.regonline.com/2012rsps
Class Flyer: https://www.aaronline.com/education/class-flyers/120612-rsps-lakeside.pdf

Be a part of this exciting opportunity to learn about the resort area and second-home specialty. This one-day course focuses on the essentials of assisting customers in tourist-driven areas. You’ll learn to:

– Develop a second-home clientele
– Identify real estate niches in your market
– Understand 1031 exchanges and how to use them in your marketing
– Recognize how the market shift has impacted luxury & second-home buyers

This is one of the core requirements for NAR’s RSPS certification and fulfills the elective course for the ABR designation. Brought to you by AAR and the WCR White Mountain Chapter.
Trainer: Holly Mabery, ABR, GRI
C/E: 6-general