Remembering James “Jim” Brodie

Posted on April 2, 2014 by

James “Jim” Brodie, 84, of Green Valley, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Jim, also known as “Sarge”, was an active member of the REALTOR® family, joining in 1991. In 1999, Jim served as the AAR president – the same year that AAR CEO Michelle Lind joined the association as general counsel. He was a master […]

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The REALTOR® Commitment to a Market Free of Discrimination

Posted on March 14, 2014 by

The 2014 amendment to Article 10 therefore not only reaffirms NAR’s and AAR’s commitment to fair housing, it is also a reflection of our collective commitment to a market free of discrimination.

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Listing Agreement Should Not Be Incorporated In The Residential Contract

Posted on March 4, 2014 by

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Buyer’s Agent Should Use Unrepresented Seller Compensation Consent Form While Representing A Buyer In A FSBO

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The Dodd-Frank Act Does Not Apply To Commercial Transactions

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Broker May Pursue A Buyer For A Commission With A Properly Executed Buyer-Broker Exclusive Employment Agreement (Buyer-Broker Agreement)

Posted on March 4, 2014 by

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Trustee Generally Has The Authority To Sign On Behalf Of A Trust

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Is Your Tax Deduction Lacking “Economic Substance”?

Posted on March 3, 2014 by

Recently, social media sites frequented by Arizona real estate licensees have been abuzz over the IRS’s ability to disallow certain tax deductions on the basis that they lack “economic substance.” Because the deduction of business expenses is important to REALTORS®, AAR asked Tax Accountant Eric Viavattene of Dobbins Wealth Management to shed light on this […]

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Scottsdale Broker, Bob Hertzog, Gains A New Perspective By Giving Back

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Bethany Brannan

It was about this time last year that REALTOR® Bob Hertzog, a Scottsdale broker and founder of Summit Home Consultants, started volunteering with the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR). Active in social media, Hertzog said he often participated in conversations about the association and the industry. “It was easy to assume that no one was […]

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Wastewater Warrior Wins Again!

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Bethany Brannan

Lowell Fagen, Red Arrow Real Estate, was honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Arizona Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (AzOWRA), at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Scottsdale. AzOWRA is a statewide, non-profit group whose primary mission is to develop and present educational programs relating to the needs of all stakeholders having an interest […]

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