The Arizona Association of
Spring/Summer 2005 Update
Forms are revised and in the field
Samples and tools available at
www.aaronline.com. See For REALTORS,
Buyer Contingency Addendum not completed
yet, but is expected sometime later this
ZipForm updates are due now, and downloads
of new/revised forms are available.
Housing Programs Update
New Housing Needs Network has formed; first
meeting is in June 2005; the Network is
comprised of members of almost all Arizona
HomeWords, a financial literacy and
homeownership course for high school
students, is in development for release to high
school teachers for the 2005-06 school year.
Watch for details and contact AAR if you know
of teachers who want to use such a course or if
you want to volunteer to help in the classroom.
First quarter statistics of AAR cases can
be found on www.aaronline.com, under
For REALTORS®, Ethics and Arbitration.
Cases filed are up from a year ago,
efforts to mediate both arbitration and
ethics matters have been successful;
ombudsmen activities are increasing.
In 2005, there are 130 members of the
AAR Professional Standards Committee
representing 21 local associations.
CIPS designation courses being planned
(look for dates soon at www.azirec.com
List of interpreters and translators
available on AAR’s and IREC’s websites.
Tips on customs and other international
real estate practices available to IREC
members. IREC Member applications at
Diversity Grant program available
Local associations may apply for $1000
grants for their diversity programs.
Diversity classes or events
Diversity plan development
Education Outreach Program
Classes have been held in Green Valley
and Sedona with classes scheduled at
SEVRAR, Casa Grande, Flagstaff and
Scottsdale in June.
AAR covers most of the expenses and
charges a minimal registration fee to
Partners Conference – Sept. 14
Open to REALTORS®, lenders and
title/escrow representatives discuss the
Attendees leave the program with a better
understanding of each partner’s role, duties
and interpretations of the contract.
Comment from a past participant:
"Great seminar. Wonderful to mix the three
key ingredients for a successful real estate
transaction. We can all learn from each
GRI brochure being updated to provide overall
information about the program and its
GRI posters that can be hung in association
and firm offices are being developed
Did you know that…
The GRI program is the only state specific risk
reduction designation program offered through
Profiles of the GRI Student
Years in real estate:
32% less than 1 year
39% 1- 3 years
12% 4-6 years
6% 7-10 years
11% over 10 years
(taken from attendees January –April 2005)
Intro to CCIM Classes
Offered by AAR around the state this year.
Students are introduced to each phase of
investment analysis, from selecting a property
to estimating annual revenues, and apply
these skills through real-world case studies.
Students leave the course with the ability to
see how these concepts impact on a
commercial property's performance.
The next class is scheduled in Sedona for
June 13-14. Tim Hatlestad is the instructor.
What’s going on with Operations?
AAR is continuing to work on leasing out all of
its available space.
The Arizona Commercial Information Exchange
is being promoting and data is being populated.
Investments per the approved revised AAR
investment policy are underway.
A work group to look at future application of
Quality of Life focus for the Association through
a possible Pro Arizona effort is being formed
REALTOR® Town Hall sessions and 2006
Legislative Policy development planning is
underway. (See calendar for dates.)
A review of the FPC and Congressional
contact/visits is in process.
2005 Legislative Session information on
key issues is being prepared. Look for it
soon in the ARD and online. .
Don’t forget to register with NAR’s Call
Center (the NAR goal is 50%).
Information Management Activities
Released the 8-page introduction to the
New Residential Purchase Contract and
sent to every member in Arizona.
AAR has several thousand extra copies
available for local associations and firms
for free (contact Diane Cole at (602) 248-
7787 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Technology and Public Relations
In April, held the successful Technology
Forum on the topic "The Paperless
Office: From Fiction to Fact."
Worked with the Phoenix Association
and the Phoenix fire department to
publicize their joint pool safety initiative.
interviews by AAR leadership on TV
channels 3 and 15.
This study will include:
Envisioning and exploring what the real estate
‘Workspace’ might be in the future.
A wide range of ideas, such as the possible
convergence of online transaction platforms,
electronic contracts, outside data, and Multiple
Other value-added functions that might be part
of an online real estate Workspace
Views from the varied perspectives of agent,
broker, association, MLS, and client, including,
broker/agent, agent/agent, and
association/agent communication systems.
More on the Workplace Study
This first session will be facilitated by Mr.
Richard Mendenhall, CCIM, a past President
of NAR and a person considered to be highly
AAR's intent is not to solve the equation in this
first all-day session, but to identify the
stakeholders, issues, and objectives that need
to be considered from each of their
perspectives in order to envision the ideal
Workspace for the Best Prepared Real Estate
Practitioner with the Highest Standards.
7 The Immigration Puzzle, an Arizona International
Real Estate Council event
9 Education Outreach Casa Grande
10 Education Outreach SEVRAR
13-14 - Education Outreach Flagstaff
13-14 – CCIM Intro - Sedona
21 Education Outreach Scottsdale
4 REALTOR® Town Hall, Tucson
11 REALTOR® Town Hall, Phoenix
25 REALTOR® Town Hall, Flagstaff
13-15 Governor’s Affordable Housing
14 Industry Partners Conference,
Orange Tree Golf Resort,
22 Legislative Policy Delegate Body
Session (location TBA)
26-31 NAR Conference/Expo, San
How to Get Involved
Work Group selections for 2006 will begin in
late summer and early fall in 2005
How to get involved?
Talk to others who are involved
Talk to your local leaders and staff
Speak up at meetings/classes
AAR Member Profile
Describes AAR group functions
Requests your areas of interest
Profile is found at:
Fill one out today and fax it to:
Questions on any of these
programs or services?
Contact AAR at 602-248-7787, 1-