Blog Article Guidelines

AAR is always looking for articles to share with members.  Here are guidelines for interested authors:

Benefits To the Author

  • Your article will be posted to the AAR Blog ( and may even be linked to in our weekly newsletter, the Arizona REALTOR® Voice.
  • Your article will include your byline and we encourage you to share links to it to enhance your online reputation.
  • In your bio, we will link to your blog or company site to enhance your SEO.

Our Guidelines

  • Submissions are limited to Arizona REALTORS®.  By invitation only, we occasionally publish articles from other experts.  Submission does not necessary guarantee publication.  REALTORS® may make submissions to
  • Articles should provide concrete information/tips about a topic which directly impacts REALTORS®’ business.
  • As a statewide association, we prefer articles that are relevant to REALTORS® practicing in all parts of Arizona, not just one city or MLS area.
  • If you’re not sure about your topic or the scope of your article, please call Lee Cooley at 602.248.7787 x446.
  • We generally do not print articles which can be interpreted as promotion for a particular product, service or upcoming class.
  • Articles should be 300-600 words, though we may accept shorter or longer articles.
  • When including statistics, facts or quotes, articles must include linked sources.  We like articles with diagrams or graphics, but if you are not the actual creator, we need documentation of your right to republish.
  • Once submitted, articles may be edited to reflect AAR’s style and format—we will work with you until both AAR and the author are satisfied with the result.  Articles containing legal aspects will be reviewed by AAR legal counsel.

Here are two sample articles: and

Press Materials and Public Media Content

Primary Media Contacts

Amber Liptai, BIG YAM: The Parsons Agency, 480/410.6076 or 602/327.7773,
Diane Smith, BIG YAM: The Parsons Agency, 480/410.6075 or 480/320.0142,
Michelle Lind, Esq., CEO, Arizona Association of REALTORS®,

Press Releases and Media Coverage

Arizona Daily Star (August 15, 2016) Giving Back – Tucson Values Teachers (TVT)

PR Newswire (August 4, 2016) Broad Coalition Opposes UniSource Electric Proposal Ahead Of Arizona Corporation Commission Vote

White Mountain Independent (July 26, 2016) REALTORS® Give on Donation Day

Phoenix Business Journal (June 24, 2016) “With 43,792 members, the Arizona Association of Realtors took the No. 1 ranking…”

Arizona Republic (June 15, 2016) Homebuyers, beware: Lead pipe problems not always required disclosure

Today’s News-Herald Havasu News (June 2016) Housing costs rising, study shows

North Central News (June 2016) Real Estate Agents Read to Kids at Clubs

Bisbee Daily Review (May 29, 2016) REALTORS® Foundation Provides Support for Community Members in Need

5 Arch Funding (May 23, 2016) Real Estate Investors: Don’t Overlook the Baby Boomer Market

Arizona Daily Sun (May 15, 2016) Storytellers

White Mountain Independent (May 6, 2016) Tell A Story Day

Yuma Sun (May 3, 2016) Tell A Story Day

Casa Grande Dispatch (Apr 29, 2016) Tell A Story Day

ABC15 with Paula Serven (text) (Apr. 19, 2016)

KJZZ: What Makes [a] ‘Green’ Home? Arizona Leads US in Green Home Building (Apr. 21, 2016) | Listen to audio clip

In Business Magazine: Scottsdale REALTORS® Represent U.S. and Arizona at Global Real Estate Expo (Apr. 5, 2016) The low-down on the BINSR (Mar. 4, 2016)

Mohave Valley Daily News: Real estate Q&A (Dec. 30, 2015)

Arizona Republic: New Homes – Paper Trailing (Dec. 4, 2015)

Ask A REALTOR® Hotline Ratings & Audience (November 4, 2015)

Payson Roundup: Local REALTOR® Wins Community Outreach Award (Oct. 24, 2015)

Phoenix Business Journal: Paula Serven Recognition Plaque (Oct. 15, 2015)

Arizona Association of REALTORS® Hosts Annual Leadership Conference (Oct. 14, 2015)

Sun City West Independent: Arizona home sales up in August, bucks national trend (Sep. 27, 2015)

Cronkite News: Phoenix homeowners rank above average for underwater mortgages (Sep. 14, 2015)

Sonoran News: AAR Launches Agent Safety Alert Program (Sep. 9, 2015)

Scottsdale Independent: AAR launches Agent Safety Alert Program (Sep. 5, 2015)

Arizona Republic: Selling your current home (Sep. 4, 2015)

Inman News: AAR unveils real estate agent safety system (Aug. 31, 2015)

Local Association Press Rooms

Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® (SEVRAR)


The Arizona Association of REALTORS®

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state. It is comprised of individuals involved in the real estate industry, allied industries and firms. The association’s more than 40,000 members represent more than half of the real estate licensees in Arizona. For more information about the Arizona Association of REALTORS®, please feel free to browse around this site.

BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency

BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency, a YAM Worldwide business, is a full-service advertising, marketing and production company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. BIG YAM provides a fully integrated experience, from branding, traditional creative, digital media and website development, production and video capabilities, public relations and more. Learn more at

AAR’S e-Booklets and e-Newsletters Archive

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Common Provisions in Independent Contractor Agreements

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HOA May Restrict Signs In Common Areas

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Both Spouses Must Sign A Lease For More Than One Year

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Disclosure Requirements Of A Group Home Depend On Specific Circumstances

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The Five Ws of RAPAC

“RAPAC” may be a term you’re already familiar with and understand its value to our industry. It may be a term you’ve heard mentioned at various REALTOR®-related events, but aren’t too familiar with. Or, it may be that the word RAPAC incites complete and utter bewilderment for you. If you fall into the latter category, read on. This is the: who, what, where, when and why of RAPAC.

Let’s first begin with a brief introduction. RAPAC stands for the REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee. Today, virtually every special interest group in America has a PAC, and the REALTORS® of Arizona are no different. RAPAC is a nonprofit, unincorporated group that allows REALTOR® members to collectively and effectively participate in political affairs. RAPAC is not affiliated with a political party and is non-partisan in its support of candidates. Simply put, RAPAC is the best way to protect your business. Now let’s dive in.

Who supports RAPAC?

RAPAC is made up of voluntary investments from REALTOR® members all across the state.

What does investing in RAPAC do for me?

Your investment in RAPAC safeguards your business and our industry as a whole. Arizona real estate faces many issues that need support from pro-business/pro-real estate lawmakers. These issues range from HOA reform, water rights, property taxes and preserving the rights of property owners to name a few. Here are some recent legislative wins that could not have happened without AAR members’ investment in RAPAC.

Where does my investment in RAPAC go?

Your investment in RAPAC goes towards educating Arizona lawmakers on the issues that keep you up at night. Through your RAPAC dollars, AAR can support pro-real estate lawmakers and guarantee that no decision is made that will affect our industry, good or bad, until our voice is heard.

Investments can be made to your local association, directly to the Arizona Association of REALTORS®, and to the National Association of REALTORS®. The only acceptable way to contribute to RAPAC is by money drawn from personal funds.

When should I invest?

RAPAC investments are accepted at any time throughout the year. We do understand that for some contributing money to any sort of cause may not always be in your budget. One time to consider contributing is right after you’ve had a successful close. Or have one less Starbucks a week and at the end of the month you’ll have enough money set aside to contribute. Even a minimum donation of $30 per member, per year can do so much. When all things are considered, $30 is a small investment for such a large return – protecting your business!

Most importantly, why should you invest in RAPAC?

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® and RAPAC want to help you make more money, keep more of what you make, reduce your liability and protect you from any undue burdens that will affect your business. Investing in RAPAC means protecting your professional rights.

In order to affect legislation, we must be proactive and support the best. With your minimum contribution of $30, we can raise thousands of dollars to be stronger than ever!

Contributions to RAPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal or otherwise affecting your membership rights. Seventy percent of each contribution will be sent to Arizona PAC for state and local activities. Contributions to National RPAC are charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C 441a. Contributions are not deductible for Federal income tax purposes.