The Perils of Social Media

Posted on May 5, 2016 by Lee Cooley

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Cybercrime: Data Security Protocols

Posted on December 28, 2015 by Nikki Salgat

Data breaches and cyberfraud are becoming increasingly common. A recent study by Javelin, a Greenwich Associates LLC company, found that 12.7 million adults in the U.S. became a victim of some form of identity fraud during 2014. Unfortunately, the real estate industry is not immune to cybercrime. In fact, Arizona real estate transactions continue to […]

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Arizona Registrar of Contractors Licensing Requirements

Posted on November 20, 2015 by

Courtesy of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors Just as an individual working unlicensed as a real estate agent negatively impacts the livelihoods of licensed agents and poses untold financial and safety risks for the public, contracting work performed by unlicensed entities poses devastating effects on the safety and welfare of the public and livelihoods of […]

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Help Protect the Value of Being a REALTOR®

Posted on October 29, 2015 by Nikki Salgat

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) holds the copyright and exclusive right to AAR branded forms. Protection of this copyright is of critical importance to all REALTORS®. “If a member of the public desires to use an AAR form, we want them to hire a REALTOR® who has the knowledge and understanding of that form,” […]

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Prepossession and Post Possession Risks

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Nikki Salgat

Prepossession and Post Possession agreements carry inherent risks and raise a variety of issues. However, there are times that a buyer would like to move into the property before close of escrow (prepossession) or the seller would like to stay in the property following close of escrow (post possession). For instance, the buyer’s lease may […]

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All The Buzz About Drones

Posted on January 19, 2015 by Nikki Salgat

Updated June 21, 2016 DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems – June 21, 2016 Stay Away From Drones – For Now Updated February 20, 2015 The use of drones is an innovative tool for marketing real estate. However, recently there has been a lot of controversy over whether real estate agents, […]

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Broker Survey of Common Claims Issues

Posted on November 19, 2014 by

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The Handyman Exemption: Is it Really That Simple?

Posted on October 21, 2014 by Nikki Salgat

When considering a buyer’s request for repairs, REALTORS® know that repairs costing in excess of $1,000 must be performed by a licensed contractor while repairs under $1,000 can be performed by an unlicensed handyman. But is it really that simple? A.R.S. § 32-1121(A)(14) is commonly referred to as the “handyman exemption” as it enables persons […]

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Seller Beware

Posted on September 20, 2013 by Scott Drucker

For many sellers of real property, an open house is an effective marketing tool that provides potential buyers with an opportunity to view a home that they are interested in purchasing. Open houses have therefore been a long-standing tradition in the sale of residential real estate.  Nonetheless, it must be remembered that an open house […]

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FACT Act Rules for Disposing of Consumer Report Information

Posted on November 16, 2012 by

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