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                                 REALTOR® PREVIEW
                                             March 2003,Vol. 16, No. 3                             www.tucsonrealtors.org




The Tucson Association of                         In This Issue…
REALTORS®, Inc.
The Voice for Real Estate™ in Tucson                         Access Showing Activity Reports
1622 North Swan Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
                                                             Good Neigbhor Nominations
                                                             Grijalva Sponsors “Community Choice in Real
TAR:        520-327-4218
MLS:        520-795-1293
                                                             Estate”
Fax:        520-322-6613
e-mail:     info@tarmls.com
web:        www.tucsonrealtors.org                                                           also need candidates for the
                                                           As the end of the first quarter
                                                                                             officer’s positions; Vice President,
                                                  of 2003 approaches it seems as if
President:                                                                                   President-Elect and Treasurer. The
                                                  this is surely another year destined
  Laura Kelly Mance, CRB                                                                     requirements for running for office
President-Elect:                                  to fly by at warp speed. Already
  Mary Jane Kurkjian, CRS, LTG                                                               are as follows:
                                                  marked by trepidation as war
Vice President:
  Daniel A. Carapellucci, GRI                     lingers on the horizon, we have been
Treasurer:                                        further jolted by unexpected tragedy
  Gary Best, ABR, CCIM
Immediate Past President:                         on February 1st. As a nation of
  Dan Santa Maria, CRS, GRI                       individuals, we’re constantly
Chief Executive Officer:
  Gary E. Doran
                                                  reminded that no matter how much
Directors:                                        we prepare and plan, sometimes
   Debbie Turner
   Malinda Barry, CRS, GRI, LTG
                                                  we just have to respond to the
   Dale Bidegain                                  unexpected. I believe that if the
  Michael Block, ABR, CRB, CRS                    person, family, or organization is
   I.N. Jim Chumbler, CRB, CRS, GRI
  Sharon Ellsworth, CRS, GRI                      strong, it can respond and adapt. If
   Sarah Frese, CRS, GRI                          it isn’t, it can be overwhelmed.
   Leah Lichter-Roedig, GRI
   Harvey Mordka, CRS, GRI
  Pahl D. Newlon, CRB, CRS, GRI                           I choose this time to reflect
  Louis Parrish, GRI
  Christina Patterson, GRI
                                                  on the volunteers in our industry,
  K.C. Woods, GRI                                 without which we couldn’t
Published for Members of the Tucson               accomplish all the good things we
Association of REALTORS®, Inc. and                do for our community as well as
Participants of the Tucson Association of                                                    Only REALTOR® Members of the Tucson
REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service, Inc.          our profession. Our ability to
                                                                                             Association of REALTORS® may serve
                                                  respond to market forces, political
                                                                                             as Officers. Must have served at least
Table of Contents                                 pressures and industry changes is
                                                                                             one (1) year as a TAR Director and shall
MLS News ..................................2-5    dependent on informed and
Association News.........................9-13                                                have served or be serving at least one (1)
Calendar of Events.........................16     committed volunteers.
                                                                                             year term as a member of a Committee,
Education Information.........................5
Government Affairs..........................8-9                                              Task Force or Working Group of TAR. No
President’s Message.......................1-2
                                                         It’s time for you, our
                                                                                             REALTOR® shall be eligible to be elected
Q & A with Canale .......................12-14    members, to select new
                                                                                             to more than two (2) successive terms in
                                                  representatives from among your
                                                                                             the same officer position.
                                                  peers for 2004. We have six
                                                  openings for TAR Directors and
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                                                                   mls
(Each candidate position may have additional
requirements. Please check on the application form
                                                                             NEWS
itself.)
         Whether you’re already involved with the
Association or not, I hope that you’ll join us for our        MLS RULE AND REGULATION
annual meeting on March 26th. It’s a wonderful                       ADDITION
opportunity to network with other industry
                                                         The following paragraph has been added to
professionals. We’ll meet our candidates and also
                                                         Section 16.19 of the MLS Rules and Regulations:
have the opportunity to vote on several bylaws
                                                         “Before providing substantive services (such as
amendments. Industry information and issues will
                                                         writing a purchase offer or presenting a CMA) to
be offered at the meeting as well. Look for the
                                                         prospective purchasers, sellers, tenants or
registration on page 4 and online!
                                                         landlords (“prospects”) , MLS participants shall
         Take the time to read our monthly
                                                         ask prospects whether they are a party to any
publication to stay informed, prepare for anything
                                                         exclusive representation agreement, MLS
and respond. These are busy times and this is an
                                                         participants shall not knowingly provide
easy way to stay up to date on what’s happening
                                                         substantive services concerning a prospective
in your Association!
                                                         transaction to prospects who are parties to
                                                         exclusive representation agreements, except with
         MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
                                                         the consent of the prospects’ exclusive
March 7, 2003 is the first Quarterly Education Class.    representatives or at the direction of prospects.”
The class will offer 3 hours of Fair Housing Credits
through an exceptional new class “Marketing              A complete copy of the MLS Rules and
Accessibility” by Sandy Fagan and Greg Miedema. It       Regulations can be located in the MLS Forms and
will be held at the Windmill Inn (4250 N. Campbell       Documents section of www.tucsonrealtors.org. If
Ave.) 8:30-11:30 AM. Cost is $20. Registrations will     you have any questions regarding the Rules and
close March 5, 2003 and are available at http://         Regulations contact Cheri at the MLS office at
www.tucsonrealtors.org/members/quarterlyed.pdf           795-1293 or at cheri@tarmls.com.
or the Association office (327-4218).

The yearly Membership Meeting will be March 26th,
11:30-1:30 at the Manning House. Speakers include           FAIR HOUSING POCKET GUIDES
candidates for 2004 directors. Registration on p. 4.          AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
April is Fair Housing Month. Our first Fair Housing      Fair Housing Sales and Fair Housing Rental
Seminar will be put on by the Fair Housing               Pocket Guides have recently been revised and
Committee on Saturday, April 26, 2003. It will be held   updated by NAR to include the latest information
at TNI’s community room (4850 S. Park Ave).              on fair housing laws and issues. The Pocket
Contact Alissa at 327-4218 with questions.               Guide contains significant facts about fair housing
                                                         laws and outlines steps you can take to implement
The EXPO is quickly approaching. For those of            a personal commitment to fair housing in your
you who are planning your yearly calendars, we           business practice. A number of common
have set our date with the Tucson Convention             questions about fair housing are listed, along with
Center. Mark September 23, 2003. We will offer           suggested answers to guide your responses. The
a room full of useful contacts as well as some           pocket guides are available for purchase at the
helpful and fun education classes. Continue to           One Stop REALTOR® Shop for $2.35 each plus
check the weekly updates and Preview for more            tax.                              (continued on next page)
details!
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                                                   2. SUPRA eKey
                                                               a. Tap on the eSync icon
      CHECK OUT WHAT’S NEW ON                                  b. Tap the eSync Menu icon
        TUCSONREALTORS.ORG!                                    c. Tap on Dial Up
Additional internet links have been added to the               d. Current phone number is
Membership Internet Link section. Also, several                displayed in Phone 1 # area
forms are now available as fill in forms using                 e. To change the phone number,
Adobe Acrobat Reader. The new forms are:                       tap on phone number in Phone #1
Status Report form, Exempt/Delayed Input form,                 area
Residential Purchase Agreement Transaction                     f. Using Graffiti or numeric
Time Line, Homeowner’s Association Resale                      keypad enter 837-1005
Notice and the Secretary/Assistance Access
form. These forms are available in the MLS         3. Support Telephone Numbers
Forms and Document section.                                     a. SUPRA
                                                                6:00 AM - 7:00 PM, PST
                                                                1-877-699-6787
            VACANT LAND LISTING
                AGREEMENT                                         b. TAR/MLS
                                                                  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F
Vacant Land Listing Agreements are now                            520-795-1293
available and ready for purchase at the One Stop
REALTOR® Shop for $6.30 plus tax for a package     FAST AND EASY SHOWING ACTIVITY
of five.                                                      REPORTS

Thank you to the following volunteers for giving   Each time a SUPRA® DisplayKEY or eKEY is
their time in developing the Vacant Land Listing   used to access listing keys in a KeyBox, the
Agreement: Jim Strong (Chairman), George           showing information is recorded in both the Key
Arnold, Bill Arnold, Bob Benedon, Karen Holmes,    and the KeyBox. You may view the Showing
Steve Mann, Lou Mindes, Steven Randles and         Activity Report from KIMweb or request a voice or
Debra Storms Green.                                fax report. The Showing Activity Report will
                                                   include the following information:
                                                       · Date and time KeyBox was accessed
                                                       · Key serial number of the agent who
  INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEWING OR                              accessed the KeyBox
   CHANGING PHONE NUMBER TO                            · Agent’s name
       CONNECT TO KIMNET                               · Agent’s office name and phone number
1. SUPRA DisplayKey
            a. Press “enter”                       NOTE: Placing your key on the cradle and
            b. Scroll down using the “v” button    performing the scheduled nightly eSYNC,
            to ESYNC PHONE # and press             automatically updates your key and delivers
            “enter”                                important showing information to keyholders.
            c. Press 1                             Only the showing activity from Keys that have
            d. The current phone number is         performed an eSYNC is displayed on the
            displayed and the correct phone        showing activity reports and KeyBoxes must be
            number is 837-1101.                    registered at KIMweb.
            e. To change the phone number,
            enter 8371101 and press “enter”.
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                   ®
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              Annual Membership Meeting
                       for the Tucson Association of REALTORS®
                                      March 26, 2003
                                  at the Manning House
                                (450. W. Paseo Redondo)
                                    11:30 Registration
                          12:00 AM Lunch ~ Chicken Enchiladas
                           (Vegetarian available upon request)

                                 The Agenda Includes:
                               Government Affairs Update
                                  Bylaw Amendments
                          2004 Candidate Nominations from Floor



                               Reservation Form:
           Paid Reservations Required by Friday, March 21, 2003 5:00 PM
                         Walk Ins Cannot be Accomodated

NAME __________________________________________ AGENT # __________________

COMPANY ______________________________________ PHONE # __________________

Number of Reservations @ $20.00 Each ___________________ TOTAL # ______________

Payment enclosed with reservation            Cash         Check         Visa            Mastercard

Card # ___________________________________________ Expiration Date ____________

Card Holder Signature ________________________________________________________
Please attach all names of those attending:




    Remit with payment to: Alissa Johnson, 1622 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85712 or fax: 520-322-6613
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                                                         education
View Showing Activity Report on KIMweb
                                                                      INFORMATION
1.      Log on to the SUPRA website by:
        A.     Clicking on “Log on to KIM” from            QUARTERLY EDUCATION: FAIR
               www.tucsonrealtors.org                          HOUSING CREDITS!
        B.     www.supraekey.com
                                                         March 7, 2003 offers you a unique opportunity to
2.      Select log on to KIM
                                                         gain 3 hoursFair Housing Credits. For $20 you will
3.      Select AZ - Tucson Association of
                                                         hear experts Sandy Fagan of the Southern Arizona
        REALTORS® from the dropdown menu
                                                         Housing Center and Greg Miedema of Dakota
4.      Login using your Key serial number and
                                                         Builders speak about ways to market Handicap
        PIN code
                                                         and Aging Accessibility. If you are interested in this
5.      Select Showing Activity
                                                         opportunity, contact Amy Hungerford for a
6.      Select the date range and/or KeyBox serial
                                                         registration form. Registrations are due by the 5th!
        number for the report


     To Request a Showing Activity Report
               from KIMvoice                                    WHAT IS e-PRO ANYWAY?
1.       Call KIM at 888-968-4032                        Did you miss the January e-PRO info sessions?
2.       Enter your three-digit area code                That’s ok! It’s back by popular demand. There
         followed by #                                   will be two additional informational sessions on
3.       Enter your DisplayKey or eKey number            March 5, 2003. To register for either the 9:00 AM
         (from the back of your Key) and your PIN        or 10:30 AM class, please send email to
         code followed by #                              rsvp@tarmls.com . Both classes will be held in
4.       Enter “5” (for report) on your phone from the   the TAR Boardroom.
         list of options
5.       Press “1” for a voice report or “2” for a fax
         report. Follow the instructions to receive            Sunday, April 6, 2003, REID PARK
         the report. You must enter the KeyBox                TEAM NAME: REALTOR® FOR LIFE
         serial number and shackle code in order to                 TEAM CAPTAIN: TAR
         receive a report.                                         PHONE: 520-327-4218
Please remember, when entering any
improved property listed with the Multiple
Listing Service you must accurately sign-in                  RACE
per Section 21.1 (Sign In Required) of the MLS
Rules and Regulations.
                                                                         FOR
                                                                            THE
                CHECK THIS OUT!
                                                                               CURE
     If you need a GRI or Code of Ethics class,
          please use the registration forms                  Registration forms available at
         available on pages 10, 11, and 13.                  http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/
                                                                default.asp?ievent=13806
                                                                or the Association Office
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                       Membership and Meeting Notice
TO:                    REALTOR® Members

FROM:                  Laura Mance, CRB
                       President

RE:                    Notice of Bylaws Amendments
                       Annual Meeting
     You are hereby noticed that, pursuant to Article XII, Section 1 of the Bylaws of the Tucson Association of
                            REATORS®, the Annual Meeting will be held as follows:
                                    Wednesday, March 26, 2003
                                               The Manning House
                                               11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The business meeting will begin with the announcement of Candidates and Nominations from the floor for 2003
Officers and Directors. Deadline to declare candidacy is 5:00 PM, Tuesday March 25, 2003 in writing to the
Nominating Committee. Those candidates will have one minute to address the assembly. Nominations will be
taken from the floor at the business meeting but they will not have an opportunity to address the assembly. All
candidates must submit a candidate application, the deadline for candidates from the floor is Tuesday, March 25,
2003, 5:00 PM. Questions regarding candidacy and nominations should be directed to Gary Doran, CEO,
327-4218.

As per Article XVI, Sections 1 and 2 of the Bylaws of the Tucson Association of REALTORS®, you are hereby
noticed that at the above referenced meeting, proposed amendments to the Bylaws will be considered and voted
upon by those members present and qualified to vote. The proposed amendments are enclosed for your review
prior to the meeting. Please direct any questions about the proposed changes to Gary E. Doran, Chief Executive
Officer, 327-4218.
ARTICLE X, Section 2 Dues a) and b): The annual dues of Members shall be as follows:
(a) REALTOR® Members. The annual dues of each Designated REALTOR® Member shall be such amount as
    established before November 1st of the immediately preceding year by the Board of Directors plus an
    additional amount to be established before November 1st of the preceding year by the Board of Directors
    multiplied by the number of real estate salespersons and licensed or certified appraisers who (1) are
    employed by or affiliated as independent contractors, or who are otherwise directly or indirectly licensed
    with such REALTOR® Member, and (2) are not REALTOR® Members of any Association in the state, or a
    state contiguous thereto, or Institute Affiliate Members of the Association or State Association. In calculating
    the dues payable to the Association by a Designated REALTOR® Member, Nonmember licensees as
    defined in Section 2(a) of this Article shall not be included in the computation of dues based on said
    Nonmember licensees in another Association in the state, or a state contiguous thereto, provided the
    Designated REALTOR® notifies the Association in writing of the identity of the Association to which dues
    have been remitted. General Membership approval is required for a dues increase.
(b) REALTOR® Members
    The annual dues of REALTOR® members other than the Designated REALTOR® shall be as established
    before November 1st of the immediately proceeding year by the Board of Directors. General Membership
    approval is required for a dues increase.

RATIONALE: The Board of Directors is accountable to membership for operating the Association in
accordance with the approved business plan. (Article XI, Section 5)
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ARTICLE X, Section 2 h) Life Members: No dDues shall be payable as defined in Article IV, Section 7.

RATIONALE: The dues payable is already established in Article IV, Section 7 – simply a clarification.

ARTICLE X, Section 4. Expenditures: The Board of Directors shall administer the finances of the Association
but shall not incur any non-budgeted obligations in an amount in excess of $10,000 per non-budgeted item per
annum, not to exceed an aggregate amount of 5% of the approved fiscal year budget unless approved by a 2/3
vote of the Board of Directors. [without authorization by vote of a majority of the REALTOR® Members present
and voting at a regular meeting.] Funds designated as reserves may be expensed in excess of the aforementioned
amount, for an applicable purpose for which the reserve was established. Before adopting a budget each year, the
Board of Directors shall make the budget available for review by the membership for a period of thirty (30) days
and shall give due notice of such availability and of the time and place at which the Directors will vote on the
budget.

RATIONALE: The Board of Directors is responsible for operating the Association in accordance with the business
plan and budget established to accomplish the plan. This change will hold the Board accountable for exceeding
the budget but will allow for more timely decisions should the need arise. (Article XI, Section 5)

ARTICLE XI, Section 2. Chief Executive Officer: The Board of Directors shall employ a Chief Executive
Officer whose duties shall be those as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors in the form
of a written job description delivered to the Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer shall be the Ex-
Officio Secretary of the corporation, and shall be a non-voting member of the Board of Directors. The term of
office shall be set by the Board of Directors and shall be set forth in a written contract of employment approved by
the Board of Directors. The Officers of TAR shall establish the term of office and a written contract of employment
subject to approval of the Board of Directors.

RATIONALE: This change reflects the way the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors employs the
CEO.

ARTICLE XI, Section 4. Executive Committee/Budget & Finance Operation
The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers and Core Group Chairs of the Association. The Officers
of the Association also serve on the Budget and Finance Committee. The Executive Committee shall provide
accountability to the business plan, transact business of an emergency nature or delegated nature and
administer the finances of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors and shall report the
substance of such actions to the Board of Directors at its next meeting. The Board of Directors will receive a
notice of said meetings.

The Board of Directors has the authority to act on the personnel issues relating to the employment of the Chief
Executive Officer.

RATIONALE: The Executive Committee acts as the Budget and Finance Committee, this is a clarification.
The last sentence has been moved to the next Section of Article XI.

ARTICLE XI, Section 5. Board of Directors: (a)The governing body of the Association shall be a Board of
Directors, consisting of the Officers, twelve (12) REALTOR® member Directors who shall serve for terms of
two (2) years, and one (1) non-voting Affiliate member Director who shall serve for terms of two (2) years. The
Board of Directors shall be charged with the responsibility of management of the Association’s business,
including the adoption of necessary rules and regulations and , the levy of fines in the enforcement thereof, and
personnel issues relating to the employment of the Chief Executive Officer. The maximum number of Officers
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                                                                     government
and Directors associated with any firm shall be three
(3). If an Officer/Director transfers his license from                             AFFAIRS
one firm to another during his term in office, with the
                                                                                                      by Patricia V. Richardson
result that three associated with a firm is exceeded,                       Senior Vice President Administration & Government Affairs
none of the Officers and Directors associated with
                                                                 There are a number of vacancies on a variety of
the firm shall be compelled to resign from their
                                                                 Boards, Committees and Commissions in both the
elective office until the expiration of their current
                                                                 City of Tucson and Pima County. These vacancies
term.
                                                                 are filled by appointments from local officials, some
RATIONALE: the underlined verbiage is moved from                 may require specific knowledge or fulfill a need from
the previous Article and Section to the appropriate Article      a designated community (i.e., the appointee is a
and Section.                                                     member of a religious community). Please review
                                                                 the list and if you are interested, follow the
ARTICLE XII, Section 1. Annual Meetings: The annual              instructions for the jurisdiction. It is important that
meeting of the Association shall be held during March of         the REALTOR® community participate and get
each year, the date, place, and hour to be designated by the     involved – that’s how we have a voice!
Board of Directors. A quorum for the transaction of business
shall consist of those members present and eligible to vote.
Written notice shall be given to every Member entitled to        For the City of Tucson: submit a letter of interest
participate in the meeting at least thirty (30) days preceding   and your resume including your home and
all meetings the Annual Meeting. If a special meeting is         business address via FAX to the City Clerk at
called, it shall be accompanied by a statement of the purpose    791-4017. Questions can be directed to the City
of the meeting.                                                  Clerk at 791-4213.
                                                                                      City Council:
RATIONALE: clarifies the requirement for the Annual                                Mayor Bob Walkup
Meeting.
                                                                                    Ward 1 Jose Ibarra
ARTICLE XII, Section 3. Other Meetings: Meetings
                                                                                    Ward 2 Carol West
of the Members may be held at other times as the President                       Ward 3 Kathleen Dunbar
or the Board of Directors may determine, or upon the written                       Ward 4 Shirley Scott
request of at least 5% of the Members eligible to vote. If a                        Ward 5 Steve Leal
meeting is called, it shall be accompanied by a statement of                      Ward 6 Fred Rondstadt
the purpose of the meeting. Notice shall be provided at
least 10 days in advance of any meeting. A quorum for the        1. Board of Appeals 2 vacancies, Mayor and
transaction of business shall consist of those members              Council
present and eligible to vote.                                    2. Budget Advisory Committee 2 vacancies,
                                                                    Ward II & City Manager
                                                                 3. Community Development Advisory
RATIONALE: clarifies the purpose and time frame for                 Committee, 2 vacancies, Ward III & V
meetings other than the Annual Meeting.                          4. Development Review Board 1 vacancy, Mayor
                                                                    and Council
ARTICLE XIII, Section 1. Standing Committees:                    5. Housing Advisory and Appeals Board 2
The President shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the         vacancies, Ward I & V
Board of Directors, the following Standing Committees:           6. Metropolitan Housing Commission, 2
  • Budget & Finance         • Grievance                            vacancies, Mayor and Council
  • Professional Standards • Fair & Affordable Housing           7. Landscape Advisory Committee, 1 vacancy,
                                                                    Mayor and Council
RATIONALE: we do not have a standing Budget &                    8. Public Art and Community Design Committee,
Finance Committee, the Executive Committee acts                     1 vacancy, Ward V
as the Budget & Finance Committee.                               9. Small Business Commission, 2 vacancies,
                                                                    Ward I & V
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                                                    16. Pima County Air Quality Hearing Board, 1
10. Storm Water Advisory Committee, 1 vacancy,          vacancy
    Ward IV                                         17. Blue Ribbon Commission on Smart Growth, 4
11. Telecommunications Policy and Advisory              vacancies
    Committee, 3 vacancies Mayor, City Manager
    & Ward I                                        18. Design Review Committee, 1 vacancy
12. Transportation Advisory Committee, 1 vacancy,   19. Environmental Quality Advisory Council, 3
                                                        vacancies
    Ward III
                                                    20. Open Space Acquisition Review Committee, 2
13. Citizens Water Advisory Committee, 3                vacancies
    vacancies, Mayor, City Manager & Ward V
                                                    21. Technical Review Committee, 1 vacancy
For Pima County, please contact the County Clerk    22. Building Code Advisory Committee, multiple
regarding your interest as each committee may           vacancies
have a different application requirement. The
County Clerk may be contacted at 740-8449.          a s s o c i a t io n
 Pima County Board of Supervisors:
           District 1: Ann Day
                                                                   NEWS
        District 2: Dan Eckstrom                     IN SEARCH OF GOOD NEIGHBORS
      District 3: Sharon Bronson                    The First Step: Finding a Cause
         District 4: Ray Carroll                    There are many options for finding listings of
        District 5: Richard Elias                   charitable agencies, such as through RealtorMag
1. District 1                                       Online’s Good Neighbor Tool Kit, your local
    Board of Adjustment, 1 vacancy                  Chamber of Commerce, even your local
2. District 1 Flood Control District Advisory       newspapers.
    Committee, 1 vacancy
3. District 2 Board of Adjustment, 1 vacancy        Pick an activity you care about, whether it’s
4. District 2 Flood Control District Advisory       reading to the elderly or spending one-on-one
    Committee, 1 vacancy
                                                    time with elementary school students. Or you
5. District 2 Planning & Zoning Commission, 1
    vacancy (Sharon Barry)                          might see a need in your community that you’d like
6. District 2 Wastewater Management Advisory        to address, such as providing highway clean-up or
    Committee                                       gathering clothing for the homeless. Maybe you
7. District 3 Board of Adjustment, 4 vacancies      have a passion for the arts. You can volunteer for
8. District 3 Flood Control District Advisory       art centers, music festivals, and museums. The list
    Committee, 1 vacancy                            is endless—I can’t think of many organizations
9. District 3 Metropolitan Education                that don’t want assistance.
    Commission, 1 vacancy (religious community)
10. District 4 Board of Adjustment, 2 vacancies     If you identify an interesting cause, call the
11. Development Impact Fee Appeals Panel, 1         representative organization to find out what kind of
    vacancy                                         help it needs. Ask to attend meetings or receive
12. District 4 Flood Control District Advisory      written materials to see if the work is what you
    Committee, 1 vacancy                            thought it would be. Don’t be afraid to ask
13. District 4 Planning & Zoning Commission, 1      questions.
    vacancy (Dr. Bill Matter)
14. District 5 Flood Control District Advisory      An important factor to consider is how much time
    Committee, 1 vacancy                            and energy you want to devote. Are you looking for
15. District 5 Parks and Recreation Commission,     short-term or ongoing involvement? Do you want
    1 vacancy                                       to be involved with more than just one
                                                    organization?                   (continued on page 12)
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8:00 am -5:00 pm                                      25th. $80 after March 25th. Discounts available for
                                                      those GRI designees.

May 13-14, 2003     GRI #203 “Agency”                 $95 if registered by the Earlybird deadline of April 29th.
8:00 am -5:00 pm                                      $120 after April 29th. Discounts available for those
                                                      licensed less than one year and GRI designees.

June 3-4, 2003   GRI #314 “Tech. Strategies for the   $95 if registered by the Earlybird deadline of May 20th.
8:00 am -5:00 pm New Marketplace”                     $120 after May 20th. Discounts available for those
                                                      licensed less than one year and GRI designees.

Obtain a registration form for any of these classes at www.tucsonrealtors.org


                       Questions about obtaining your GRI designation? Contact:
                                          Amy Hungerford
                                        Education Coordinator
                                           (520) 327-4218
                                          amy@tarmls.com

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                                            INTERNET PROFESSIONAL (#313)
                                            presented by AAR and the
                                            Tucson Association of REALTORS®
                                            April 8, 2003
In depth Coverage on the following:
Digital Marketing Benefits                                                         Discovering hidden features of commonly used products
Polishing your email skills                                                        Creating online communities for buyers/sellers
Reducing marketing costs with online marketing tools                               Communicating faster with attachments
  This is a basic level class. You must have experience and be comfortable in using hte internet and email prior to taking this class.
Why should YOU take this course? Students say the benefits are:
 “Expanded awareness of functions available on Realtor.com; added computer tips for ease and the importance of
          using the internet.” “The benefit of news groups, newsletters, use of signatures, file, flyers.”
WHERE: Windmill Inn, 4250 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ , 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Registration starts at 7:30 AM
LICENSE RENEWAL HOURS: 6 hours General #5096
PAYMENT: No phone registrations. Credit card registrations may be faxed to 520-322-6613. Mastercard and VISA only. At door
registrations will be accepted on a space available basis. $25.00 fee charged on ALL returned checks.
CANCELLATION: Fees will be refunded less a $20.00 service charge if written notification is received two weeks prior to the
class. After that, no refunds will be given.
Students have five years to complete the program from the date of the first class. Only REALTORS® and REALTOR-ASSOCIATES®
are eligible to hold the GRI designation. For additional information regarding the GRI requirements, contact AAR at 602-248-7787 or 1-
800-426-7274 or Amy Hungerford at 520-327-4218 x 106.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NAME _____________________________________________________                                                  NICKNAME _____________________________

FIRM NAME/ADDRESS ___________________________________________________________________________________

CITY, STATE, & ZIP ______________________________________________________________________________________

PHONE _________________________________ FAX _________________________ EMAIL __________________________

NAME OF LOCAL ASSOCIATION _________________                                                     ___ I have a disability which requires special accomodations.

Number of years in Real Estate: ___ less than one year                              ___ 1-3 years           ___ 3-10 years          ___over 10 years

___This is my last GRI Class                                                                    ___This is my first GRI class ($25 application fee due)


     Fees (check all that apply)                                                                     ___ $95.00 (non-AAR member)

     ___ $60.00 (until 3/25/03)                                                                      ___$30.00 (GRI designees)

     ___$80.00 (after 3/25/03)

     ___$25.00 (GRI application fee


METHOD OF PAYMENT:: Check (#_____________)                                          VISA        MC # __________________________________________

Signature ____________________________________________                                                      Exp. Date _________________________________

Please Remit To: Tucson Association of REALTORS®, 1622 N. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85712 or fax 322-6613

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                                                    question &
Here’s How to Nominate Someone:
REALTOR® Magazine is looking for
                                                               ANSWER
REALTORS® who’ve improved the quality of life
                                                                           by Stephen M. Canale, CRB, CRS, GRI
in their communities to enter the fourth annual
                                                    Q: Do you have any idea why the Personal Digital
Good Neighbor Awards. Five winners will be          Assistants (PDA) running the PocketPC have not
recognized at the 2003 REALTORS® Conference         gained favor within the real estate industry?
& Expo in San Francisco and will receive travel
expenses to attend the show and a $7,500 grant      Answer: The Palm OS dominates the real estate
for their community cause (up from $5,000 last      industry because of "first-mover" advantage, and also
year). Volunteer work might include affordable      because of lower average costs than comparable
housing initiatives, youth mentoring,               Pocket PC devices.
homelessness prevention, or anything else that
makes a community a better place to live. Entries   Essentially, the Palm-based PDAs simply hit the
                                                    market at the right time, and right price.
must be received by May 28. For more
information and an entry form, Go To:
                                                    The reason this still affects the industry today is
http://www.realtormag.com/rmodaily.NSF/pages/       simply that software developers focus on whatever
goodneighborhomepage                                the dominant operating system happens to be. This
                                                    becomes self-perpetuating as what the developers
                                                    build, people will use.

                                                    While the Pocket PC is a good operating system, it
                                                    has a much smaller market share. Because of this,
                                                    developers continue to create their applications for
                                                    the Palm OS devices first, and then develop for the
                                                    Pocket PC much later.

                                                    As a result, when you want software and
                                                    accessories that are real estate specific, you're best
                                                    off buying a PDA that runs the Palm OS.

                                                    This advice may not apply to people who primarily
                                                    use the MS Office suite for their business needs, as
                                                    they are well served by both Palm and Pocket PC
                                                    devices.

                                                    However, in real estate (and many other niche
                                                    markets) the best software and selection is available
                                                    for the Palm. And, the only reason to buy any
                                                    computing device (PC, Notebook, PDA, or even
                                                    game console) is to run software, after all.

                                                    ---
                                                    Q: I want to create a property flyer with pictures from
                                                    my digital camera along with a paragraph of text to
                                                    describe the property, and then e-mail the flyer as an
                                                    attachment. I would want the flyer to be universally
                                                    readable.
                                                                                       (continued on page 14)
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                                        Tucson Association of REALTORS®, Inc. presents


                                    2002-2003 Code of Ethics Training
   Effeective January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2004, and for successive four (4) year periods thereafter, REALTORS® are
          required to complete quadrennial ethics training, as adopted by the NAR Board of Directors and Delegate Body.
                              2003
                              March 18, 1-4PM                                            July 15, 1 - 4 PM
                              April 15, 9AM-12PM                                         August 19, 9 AM - 12 PM
                              May 20, 1-4PM                                              October 21, 1 - 4 PM
                              June 17, 9AM-12PM                                          November 18, 9 AM - 12 PM
                                                                                         December 16, 1 - 4 PM

                                              OR: Fulfill your NAR mandated ethics training
                                            requirement online now!!! This online training will
                                                         take the place of attending this class.

                                                            Class information:
Time:       As specified next to date (all registration begins 30 minute before the time of class)
Place:      University of Phoenix
            5099 E. Grant Road
Course:     The Commish Meets the Code
CE:         3 hours of Commissioner’s Standards
Cost:       No charge for TAR members, $20.00 fee for non-TAR members


                                                           Online Information:
Time:     24 hrs/day     (If taking the requirement online, remit verification of completion to TAR.
Place:    www.realtor.org         NAR will email you with verification of completion. Email: amy@tarmls.com
Cost:     FREE!
CE:       No hours offered.
                **To attend the class, registration is required, as seating is limited
               *ADRE Late Policy – Any student arriving more than (5) five minutes late to any program will forfeit their credit hours.
**Cancellation policy: You will be charged a $45.00 no-show fee if you register for the class and do not notify the TAR office 2 (two) days prior to the
                                                             class of your cancellation.
                        ***To confirm your registration, please call the TAR office. No confirmations will be mailed.

           I would like to attend the: _______________________________________________                                               class.
                                                                                                      ( Date and Time)

Name: _____________________________________                                       Agent #: ________________________________
Company Name: _________________________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
Phone #: _______________________                            Fax #: ___________________________

                                           I have a disability that requires special accommodations.




         Remit to: Tucson Association of REALTORS®, 1622 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712 or fax 322-6613

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                                                              instead of choosing a "template" on the site, you
I tried sending a Word doc with an inserted photo, but        should choose to link your listings to your existing
many recipients could not download it. Is there a way         site. This way, when a consumer finds one of your
to get digital image and text into JPG format? Is             listings, they can easily link to your site and that's a
Adobe the answer?                                             profitable proposition.

Answer: As you have already found, sending                    If you don't have listings, then you probably won't
materials in computerized formats can be a tricky             receive much benefit from advertising on the site.
proposition.
                                                              ---
Not everyone you may wish to send flyers to will be           Q: How do I get rid of Temporary Internet (cached)
using the same software as you, and many email                files, and cookies?
filters will strip out attachments that could "potentially"
carry viruses.                                                Answer: With Internet Explorer you can use the
                                                              Tools/Internet Options menus to delete either
While your idea of sending flyers as JPG files                "Temporary" files (cached) or Cookies or both.
overcomes these issues, the size of the email
attachments would likely be too large, and thus a big         In making your choices, it's important to understand
inconvenience to the recipients.                              than generally "Temp" files are simply content from
                                                              web pages that you have recently viewed. They are
Finally, you're correct, Adobe Acrobat's PDF format is        saved (cached) on a short term basis to speed up
the best answer for sending electronic information.           the re-loading of recent sites you've visited in case
With Acrobat, you can create flyers, contracts,               you return.
reports (or any other materials you need) using
whatever software programs you prefer, and then               Cookies can be deleted, but many of them are great
convert them into the PDF format.                             time savers. These stored bits of information can
                                                              help web sites recognize you as a return visitor,
Once this conversion has taken place, you can send            which is particularly handy when you want to load
the PDF files by email and the recipients will be able        Web sites in a personalized manner based on your
to view them, and without needing the same software           previous preference selections.
that you used to create them (Word, Publisher, etc.)
as long as they have the free Acrobat Reader, which           Many users will choose to delete their Temp files
is available from www.adobe.com. Best of all, PDF             regularly, but may want to retain Cookies to make
files do not raise the same virus concerns as most            their future surfing sessions faster.
other file formats, so your recipients will likely be able
to receive them.                                              However, if you're concerned about someone else
                                                              being able to access your favorite sites, complete
---                                                           with your preferred settings, then deleting cookies
Q: I have a personal website and I wanted to know if          makes great sense. A case in point would be when
it would be beneficial to me to be listed on                  selling your computer or using a system that is easily
Realtor.com so that when potential clients search for         accessible by others.
an agent I would be listed.                                   ---
                                                              Send your questions to Q&A@Canale.com
Answer: I wouldn't suggest buying a site on                   Stephen M. Canale, CRB, CRS, GRI
Realtor.com simply to be listed in the Agent Directory.       In addition to instructing GRI programs for a number
The fact is that consumers really don't search for            of state associations, Stephen has spoken at
agents to much, what they look for are homes.                 hundreds of conventions and seminars in 42 states
                                                              over the last several years; covering a variety of
If you carry any number of listings, then having a            subjects relating to real estate, sales and technology.
presence on Realtor.com makes sense. However,                 For information on seminars, software or Canale's
                                                              Tips & Tricks newsletter, visit: www.canale.com.

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               Congressman Grijalva Co-Sponsors the
                   “Community Choice In Real Estate Act”

                      This past January, at the request of the TUCSON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and
                      the National Association of REALTORS, I co-sponsored legislation entitled, “H.R. 111,
                      The Community Choice in Real Estate Act”. The legislation will block a current regulatory
                      proposal pending before the Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board
                      that would permit banks to own and operate real estate brokerage and management
                      companies. The purpose of this bill is to permanently separate real estate, including
                      property management, from the selling, and marketing of securities and insurance
products. The proposed law stipulates that federal regulators do not have the authority to allow the
intermingling of commerce and banking and will codify congressional intent that banking and commerce should
remain separate activities.

       In 2002 there were over 16,000 resale closings, $1.2 billion in new-home sales, and over 7,500 building
permits pulled in Southern Arizona. With new homes sales alone generating over $72 million in potential
commissions last year, the real estate industry is an important part of our local economy.

       While protecting free-markets and promoting competition are important principals, as an elected official
representing U.S. Congressional District 7, I believe that I have a fundamental duty to protect the rights of
consumers and industries that are important to my District. I do not believe in regulations that would potentially
consolidate services and therefore restrict consumer choices and opportunities. In my opinion this is precisely
what will happen if REALTORS are forced to compete with Federally insured banks.

        The Community Choice in Real Estate Act will insure that consumers will have access to unbiased and
trained professional real estate advisors and protect the real estate industry from unfair competition. With over
4,000 REALTORS in Southern Arizona and over 40,000 statewide, I am confident that the REALTOR
community is an asset that should be protected. I look forward to working with the TUCSON ASSOCIATION
OF REALTORS and YUMA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS to protect the interest of the real estate industry
and promote the rights and opportunities for consumers in Southern Arizona.




                                         Raúl M. Grijalva
                                         Member of Congress

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva can be reached through his Legislative Assistant for Business and Agriculture,
Rodney B. Glassman in his Washington, D.C. office at:

1440 Longworth Building         or       Rodney.glassman@mail.house.gov
Washington, D.C. 20515                   Phone: (202)225-2435



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