Weekly E-Update                                                    January 22, 2008

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 TAR Fundraiser for The Hearth, Get Your Spot!
The Tucson Association of REALTORS® will be hosting a Bowling Fundraiser  to benefit The Hearth on Saturday,  March 1
from 4pm-6pm at Lucky Strike, 4015 E Speedway Blvd. Click here for more information. Contact Laura at 382-8775 for more information.

2008 Dues Billing-UPDATE
A late fee of $25 has been accessed for the TAR dues billing. 
All members who have not paid their dues are now responsible for the dues in addition to the $25.

Know Your Status!
What's YOUR Status?  Per MLS Rules and Regulations you have a MAXIMUM of 2 BUSINESS DAYS to update the status of your listing. Whether the change is from Active to Contingent or Pending to Sold, or any other, it MUST be input to MLS within 2 BUSINESS DAYS! Status changes that are not reported within 2 BUSINESS DAYS will be fined. The maximum allowable fine per the National Association of REALTORS® is $15,000.00.

Marketing Session/Home Tour THIS Friday!
Have a listing that you'd like to show to your peers? Here's your opportunity! TAR's Marketing Session and Home Tours are held on Fridays at the Association. Breakfast and networking begins at 8am with the session kicking off at 8:30am.  The next session is this Friday, January 25 and features a tour of Northeast/East Tucson. For a full schedule, click here or contact Dee.
Home of the Month, Week 1/14/2008: MLS #
20736896 Kathy P. Kidd,

Blue Haven Pools-Special Deal for TAR Members!
Blue Haven Pools & Spas, proud member of TAR since 2004, is offering a full color original pool design for any MLS listing. If you have a property with a backyard that needs help, let us provide you with a free design to help you sell it! Call Blue Haven at 292-6300 and ask for the TAR PROMOTION.

New Program for First Time Homebuyer
Working with a client who is a first time home buyer? The Industrial Development Authorities of the City of Tucson and Pima County introduce a great program for new home buyers. There is over $30 million mortgage money available with 30 year fixed rates at 5.99% for first time homebuyers and 5.89% for Veterans.  Also 100% financing available and 7% Down payment assistance available.  Call 1-800-722-1670 with questions or click here for more information.

Tucson Real Estate Exchangors
Join T.R.E.E. - Tucson Real Estate Exchangors at their weekly meetings - Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Stewart Title,  3939 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ! The real estate market is changing, and any licensed REALTOR® interested in learning and doing real estate exchanges is welcome to attend (first meeting is FREE). For questions call Mario Raso at 749-1995, or Ingrid Dalton at  977-3862.

Risk Tip of the Week:  Too Cool
It is January 23, and at 1:00pm the home inspector is already at the property when you pull in the driveway with your buyer to conduct the scheduled home inspection.  Your regular inspection company could not accommodate your schedule, so you are using a different company that came highly recommended to you...Click here to read more...This risk reduction tip provided by TAR is a general statement intended to raise important issues relevant to risk reduction. This tip is not intended to be legal advice. It should not be a substitute for advice of professional counsel or the assistance provided by an agent's Designated Broker.

. January 23 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Member Education

3 general CE hours
Mandatory education for all new members.
Click here to sign up.
Dee Corona for more information.

January 24 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Know the Code: Code of Ethics Training

3 general CE credits
Understand and follow the Code of Ethics while you
satisfy the NAR ethics training requirement.
Click here to sign up.
Dee Corona for more information.

January 25 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rapattoni Level 3: Fine Tuning Your Business

In this class, you'll learn how to build your business with the help of MLS tools. Topics include entering contacts, auto-prospecting, group and task management and client portals.
Click here to register online. For more information, contact Andy Gordon

January 28 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rapattoni Level 1: Starting Your Business

Get started with the MLS! This is the first of three classes designed to teach you how to best use the MLS System. Learn how to design standard searches, create reports and enter listings.
Click here to register online. For more information, contact Andy Gordon

January 30 • 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Courthouse Retrieval System

The CRS system on MLS allows you to display and print Property Information for selected properties. In addition, the service presents additional research and marketing tools, such as Comparables, Maps, Demographic and School Reports, and Prospecting information. Click here to register online. For more information, contact Andy Gordon

February 6 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
GRI 100: Business Planning

6 general CE credits
Create your own business plan, complete with values, goals, commitments and budgets.
Click here to sign up. Contact Dee Corona for more information.

Free & Discounted Education Classes for TAR Members!

TAR Members, did you know that you now get 50% off designation classes that are sponsored by TAR? Also, take advantage of FREE classes including RESPA, Code of Ethics and more!

Tucson Association of REALTORS® now offers FREE Computer Training Classes at Your Offices!
Andy Gordon has recently been hired as a full-time Computer Training Specialist for the Tucson Association of REALTORS®.  In addition to classes presented at the Association building, Andy can also come to your offices and present classes and workshops in a variety of Rapattoni-related topics. Contact Andy at 382-8784 for more information.

Click here to view our 2008 Educational Course Catalog

Click Here to View Andy Gordon's Computer Training Class Schedule  

CCIM 17th Annual Forecast
March 18, 2008
Sign up today for CCIM's annual Pima County Commercial Real Estate Market Forecast!
Click here for more information.


Mustang "Bullitt" Raffle Benefiting The Hearth
With your $25 contribution (or 5 for $100) you could win a 2008 Mustang Bullitt! And the best part is all contributions go to support The Hearth!  Tickets being sold at TAR or contact Sheila Chonis, 977-3447 for more information. Purchase now, the deadline is February 11th.

SAHBA Parade of Homes-Volunteers Needed!
SAHBA presents the Parade of Homes on February 2-17 in Marana. See the latest and greatest ideas in new home design, construction and energy savings from some of Tucson’s finest builders. Get ready to be inspired as you tour seven elegant custom homes featuring all that is new in contemporary desert living (click here for more event information)! Get involved by volunteering (click here for volunteer information). Contact Lindsey Peterson, Membership Coordinator for SAHBA, at 795-5114 for more information.

RAPAC Fundraising
Making a contribution to the REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC) is the best investment you can make for your business! Contributions go directly to help support pro-REALTOR® causes and candidates. Donate to RAPAC!  The Top 10 Reasons to Donate


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