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February 6, 2018

  • Who Wrote the Book on Member Benefits (video)
  • ICYMI: Can Sell Refuse Entry After Inspection?
  • What You Need to Know About Commissions
  • Legal Hotline
    • Is Seller Obligated to Sell for Full-Price Offer?
    • Out of Office: Do You Need to Reassign Your Listings?

January 31, 2018

  • What You Need to Know About Offers
  • More Form Revisions Coming Soon
  • Will Options be Enforced Without Key Terms?
  • Legal Hotline
    • How Long Do I Have to Keep Listing Agreements?
    • Should Management Fees be Charged on Sales Tax?

January 25, 2018

  • Too Many Passwords to Recall?
  • Buyer Advisory Update on Mold
  • What Every REALTOR® Needs to Know
  • Legal Hotline
    • Spouse is in a Coma and the Only Name on Their Deed. Now What?
    • Impact on Title Insurance After Buyer Transfers Ownership to LLC

January 17, 2018

  • REALTORS® Converge on the Capitol
  • The State of Arizona’s Housing Market
  • Power Writing Skills for REALTORS®
  • Legal Hotline
    • When half of a PLLC retires, must the company change its name?
    • Half of a PLLC has gone to work for a different broker, now what?

January 9, 2018

  • Can Seller Refuse Entry After Inspection?
  • How Tax Reform Impacts REALTORS®
  • Top 10 Most Popular Tech Helpline Questions
  • Legal Hotline
    • Can Transaction Coordinators Work for Two Separate Brokerages?
    • Exceptions to the National Do-Not-Call Registry

January 2, 2018

  • Your Success is Our Business
  • Arizona REALTORS® Party Rocks
  • Property Managers Take Note
  • Legal Hotline
    • Is Broker Responsible for Agent Selling His or Her Own Property?
    • Y or N: Girlfriend Entitled to Terminate Lease After Domestic Dispute

December 19, 2017

  • Is This the Future of Real Estate?
  • Some of Your Best Benefits are Our People
  • Time to Review: State Sign Laws
  • Legal Hotline
    • Is it Okay to Share Forms With a Friend?
    • Y or N: Seller Must Disclose Known Facts if Buyer Agrees to Waive SPDS

December 12, 2017

  • Opioids Present Threat to REALTORS®
  • Rejecting Clients With a Criminal Background
  • What’s Your Favorite Member Benefit?
  • Legal Hotline
    • Documents Needed with Seller Carryback Financing
    • When Security Deposit Accounting May Not Be Required

December 5, 2017

  • Cyber Security Concerns Escalate
  • REALTORS® at the State Capitol
  • You’re a Wire Fraud Victim. Now What?
  • Legal Hotline
    • Buyer Wants to Sign Contract as an LLP
    • If Buyer Waives the SPDS, can Seller Waive Disclosure?

November 29, 2017

  • Focus on “Coming Soon” Risk Issues
  • Flood Bill Not a “Done Deal Yet”
  • Breaking the Language Barrier
  • Legal Hotline
    • How Many Brokers can a Licensee Work for at One Time?
    • Seller’s HOA Wants to Double Dip on a $400 Disclosure Fee

November 22, 2017

  • Managing Your Buyer’s Wish List
  • Top Risk Management Issues Addressed
  • REAL Solutions for REALTOR® SUCCESS
  • Legal Hotline
    • Should Addendum be Signed if Parties Disagree Over Terms?
    • When is it Okay to Accept a Referral Fee From a Loan Officer?

November 15, 2017

  • It’s Been a Privilege Serving You
  • Strategies for Engaging Customers
  • zipForm® Gets a Facelift
  • Legal Hotline
    • Acceptance: When the Contract is Signed or Delivered?
    • Can a Title Company Pay Commission Directly to an Agent?

November 9, 2017

  • Residential Housing Trends & Fixes
  • Decoding Wire Fraud Red Flags
  • RAPAC Rally Ride Rocks!
  • Legal Hotline
    • Cancelling Contracts via Email
    • Okay to Send Text Messages in Unsolicited Marketing Campaign?

October 31, 2017

  • New Year, New Leader
  • zipForm® Launches New User Interface
  • Taking a Byte Out of Cybercrime
  • Legal Hotline
    • Do Metes & Bounds Determine Disclosure Requirement?
    • What is the Risk of Breach if Closing Date is Extended by Addendum?

October 26, 2017

  • What Your Dues Dollars Get You
  • Do You Really Want a Big Team?
  • 3 Simple Steps to Reduce Cyber Risk
  • Legal Hotline
    • Property Managers: Are you Keeping Repair Receipts Long Enough?
    • Dual Addendums: Is Earnest Money at Risk, if Buyer Doesn’t Accept Offer by Deadline?

October 18, 2017

  • Leadership Conference Takeaways
  • Preserving APS Net Metering for Solar Value
  • FREE Market Research to Share With Customers
  • Legal Hotline
    • Is a New Cure Notice Needed After Extended Close of Escrow Passes?
    • When Divorcees Butt Heads Over List Price Reduction

October 11, 2017

  • Homes More Affordable in Arizona
  • Is Handyman Exemption Really That Simple?
  • Arizona Candidates for NAR Director Election
  • Legal Hotline
    • Can HOA Charge Tenant Fee for Service Animal?
    • Seller Entitled to Earnest Money When Buyer Drops the Ball

October 3, 2017

  • Attention All Property Managers
  • eSign Updates Rolled Out Sept. 28
  • Technology Battles Cyber Crime
  • Legal Hotline
    • Is Cure Notice Needed if Buyer Ignores Seller Response on BINSR?
    • Incorrect Email Address Could Cost Buyer Earnest Money Deposit

September 27, 2017

  • Strengthening the REALTOR® Party
  • When Disaster Strikes During a Transaction
  • Veterans Get ‘Buy’ with a Little Help
  • Legal Hotline
    • Can an Unlicensed Handyman File a Mechanics Lien?
    • If Buyer Waives SPDS, is Seller required to disclose material facts?

September 19, 2017

  • REVISED: Additional Clause Addendum
  • 2017 Legislative Update & Preview
  • REVISED: Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement
  • Legal Hotline
    • When is Contract Delivery?
    • Why Terms of Purchase Contract Must be Expressed

September 12, 2017

  • As Promised: Mobile/Mfd Home Form
  • Open House Safety Tips (video)
  • When Chrome & zipForm Don’t Mix
  • Legal Hotline
    • Does Buyer Have to Sign in English?
    • True or False: Seller can Unilaterally Alter Contract Terms

September 5, 2017

  • New Solar Lease Addendum Effective Soon
  • Sign Regulation Revisions Loom
  • P.A.S.S. Could Save Your Life (video)
  • Legal Hotline
    • Is it Okay to send a Cure Notice via Text Message?
    • When Open Houses, Social Media & Unlicensed Assistants Don’t Mix

August 30, 2017

  • Don’t Let Congress Wash Away Your Profits!
  • Lis Pendens: What it is & Why it Matters
  • Commercial REALTORS® Convene in Chicago
  • Legal Hotline
    • Can Seller Unilaterally Cancel the Listing Agreement?
    • Must Seller Disclose Potential HOA Change to Buyer Before Closing?

August 22, 2017

  • NAR’s CEO Vows to Connect with Members
  • Researching a Community Facilities District (CFD)
  • Get Involved with Inclusion & Diversity
  • Legal Hotline
    • When Owner/Agent Signage Doesn’t Apply
    • Is Seller Required to Disclose Neighborhood Drug Rehab Home?

August 15, 2017

  • NFIP Set to Lapse Next Month!
  • Stop Hackers From Forwarding Your Emails
  • Register NOW for Industry Partners Conference
  • Legal Hotline
    • Is There a Contingency if Buyer Indicates Transaction is All Cash?
    • When Home Repairs Must be Done by a Licensed Contractor

August 8, 2017

  • Broker Claims Survey Results
  • RAPAC Rally Ride Revs REALTORS®
  • Who’s Phishing for Your Clients?
  • Legal Hotline
    • Can a Seller Pursue Damages Beyond Earnest Money?
    • Dispute Resolutions for Team Leaders & Team Members

August 1, 2017

  • How to Turn Renters Into Buyers
  • ADRE Wants to Partner with State Association (video)
  • Jumpstart Your Business at REALTORS® Conference
  • Legal Hotline
    • Can Unlicensed Assistants Collect Rent?
    • Cancelling a Contract Based on Change of Financing Terms

July 25, 2017

  • Are You Advocating for Your Clients?
  • CFPB Finalizes Updates to TRID
  • New User Interface Coming Soon!
  • Legal Hotline
    • Must Fix & Flip Investors Disclose Licensed Contractors?
    • The Risk of Asking for Letters of Introduction from Buyers

July 18, 2017

  • Parallel Industry Lessons: You’re not Alone
  • Purchase Contract Issues Addressed (video)
  • Work, Play, Live: Commercial RE Focus
  • Legal Hotline
    • Must Brokers License Leased Space as a Branch Office?
    • Can Buyers Change the Residential Resale Purchase Contract?

July 11, 2017

  • REALTORS® Rally During Goodwin Fire
  • License to Sell is Just Around the Corner Lot
  • NEW Tech Marketplace Tool for Members
  • Legal Hotline
    • Devil’s in the Details When it Comes to Nonrefundable Deposits
    • ¿Habla Inglés? Why Language Determines Fair Housing Signage

July 5, 2017

  • New eSign Feature is a Real Time Saver
  • The Future of Homebuying
  • REALTOR® Pros Hailed by Canada
  • Legal Hotline
    • Must an Assessor’s Office ‘Weighted Age Adjustment’ be Disclosed?
    • Does LLC Member Need a License to Practice Real Estate in Arizona?

June 27, 2017

  • Do Higher Temps Mean a Hotter Home Market?
  • Medical Marijuana v. Rental Properties
  • Reimagining Second Homebuyers
  • Legal Hotline
    • Must All Agents Initial Lead-Based Paint Addendum?
    • Documentation May Be Requested For An Assistive Animal

June 20, 2017

  • Harvard Housing Report Ranks Flagstaff & Yuma
  • Do Current C/E Requirements Protect the Public? (video)
  • Homebuilding Heads West
  • Legal Hotline
    • Third Party Designation may be Required for Rental
    • Is RESPA Violated if Title Company Pays Brokerage for Each Transaction Closed?

June 14, 2017

  • ADRE Updates Policy on Unlicensed Assistants
  • REALTOR® Recommended Benefit
  • Arizona REALTORS® Report Card
  • Legal Hotline
    • Late BINSR Does not Necessitate a Cure Notice
    • Seller Must Repair Items That Were Working at Contract Acceptance

June 6, 2017

  • Changing Business Models: Coming Soon (video)
  • What’s your biggest business concern?
  • Copyright Law FAQs
  • Legal Hotline
    • Open House Sign is Misleading
    • Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement Should Be Signed Within a Reasonable Time

May 31, 2017

  • How Much Earnest Money is Reasonable?
  • Team Names Confusing Consumers (video)
  • How U.S. Air Bases Affect Property Use
  • Legal Hotline
    • Seller may not Cancel if Buyer Pays Excess Costs
    • Signatures Required by all Parties to be a Valid Contract

May 25, 2017

  • Advocating Real Estate Issues in D.C.
  • Detecting Wire Transfer Fraud (video)
  • How to Become a Real Producer
  • Legal Hotline
    • PC or PLLC May Not be Used on a Real Estate Contract
    • Landlord Not Required to Pay for Trash Removal in All Instances

May 16, 2017

  • Contract Conversations Debut (video)
  • REALTORS® Win Big at State Legislature
  • Energy Efficient Mortgages for Veterans
  • Legal Hotline
    • Contract Not Cancelled If Contingency met
    • If All Repairs Agreed to, Buyer Cannot Cancel via BINSR

May 9, 2017

  • Mobile/Manufactured Home Sales Restrictions Easing
  • AZ Court Rules on Pot Dispensary Leases
  • Measuring Success by Who You Know
  • Legal Hotline
    • Lease with Two Tenants Can Be Terminated If One Has Drugs
    • Seller Obligated to Refund Security Deposit to Tenant

May 2, 2017

  • Update from President Paula Monthofer
  • Buyer Advisory Revisions Released
  • Team Toolkit Debuts
  • Legal Hotline
    • Seller Cannot Cancel Contract When Asked to Repair Items on BINSR
    • Designated Broker Responsible to Reasonably Supervise Agents Licensed with Firm

April 25, 2017

  • Managing Risk: VRBOs, Service Animals & More
  • Are you Using zipFormMLS-Connect®?
  • Planting Season for For Sale Signs
  • Legal Hotline
    • Property Manager Is Not Required To Hold Pre-Paid Rent
    • Property Manager Must Honor Time Frames in Five-Day Notice

April 18, 2017

  • Annual zipForm® Renewal Time
  • Valuating Solar
  • Proposal to Mandate Eviction Action Forms
  • Legal Hotline
    • Contract Date is When Contract is Fully Executed
    • Previous Contract Terms Should be Included in Rewritten Contract

April 11, 2017

  • Right Way to Request a Different Appraiser
  • Risk Management Explores Fillable SPDS, Solar
  • AZ Fair Housing Addresses Discrimination
  • Legal Hotline
    • Real Estate Agents are not Parties to the Contract
    • Title Company Cannot Pay Marketing “Employee” Salary for Brokerage

April 5, 2017 (Special Convention Edition)

  • Risk Management Exchange
  • Tech Tools & You
  • Appraisals: Working Together
  • Legal Hotline
    • Request for Credit Still Improper Through a BINSR
    • No Requirement for Property to be on MLS to Establish Agency
  • Convention Headlines
    • 2017 Convention Breaks RAPAC Records: You Won’t Believe This!
    • ICYMI: Arizona REALTOR® Convention Photo Album
    • NAR 2018 Committee Application Process Now Open (login)

March 28, 2017

  • Renting vs. Buying in a hot Housing Market
  • Unreasonable BINSR Demands
  • International Real Estate Opportunities
  • Legal Hotline
    • Prepaids not Listed in Seller Concession Clause of February 2017 Contract
    • Interest and Insurance Premiums are Loan Costs as Defined in Section 2j

March 21, 2017