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A Message from Commissioner Judy Lowe

Industry News, Local

Commissioner Judy Lowe Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE)   ADRE… By The Numbers The real estate industry and the professionals that serve it continue to be a pillar of the Arizona economy. Each real estate licensee plays an intricate and important role in the success of Arizona. As calendar year 2016 comes to an… Read more

Words from Michael Collins, Mayor of Paradise Valley

General Real Estate, Local

Michael Collins Mayor of Paradise Valley   It’s an exciting time in the Town of Paradise Valley. The Town is in an excellent financial position both short-term and long-term. We are making tremendous investments in public safety while providing exceptional and nationally-recognized capital improvement projects. We have strong leadership at both the council and staff… Read more

The Importance of Organizational Culture

Local, Special Interest

Pamela Barker President and Founder, Genesis Strategic Planning, Inc   For the past several years, the subject of “organizational culture” also known as “company culture” has appeared in nearly every business publication throughout the U.S. Information supporting the topic includes fact-filled research validating the importance of company culture and its impact on profitability. What is company… Read more

Words from Greg Stanton Mayor of Phoenix

General Real Estate, Local

Greg Stanton Mayor, City of Phoenix   If You Haven’t Been to Phoenix Recently, You Haven’t Been to Phoenix During a recent business recruiting trip to San Francisco, a Bloomberg Radio host asked me how Phoenix contends with its long-standing reputation – indirectly defined as a sunny place to retire and play golf. Proudly, I… Read more

Dining Trends

Local, Special Interest

Diana Brandt Founder, Arizona Foodie   Dining in Arizona is growing in leaps and bounds. As a professional in the real estate industry, it’s important to be a neighborhood expert. That means knowing what restaurants are sprouting up around town and being able to share that knowledge with your clients. Our food scene is only going… Read more

Words from Jim Lane Mayor of Scottsdale

Local, Market Update

Jim Lane Mayor of Scottsdale   Scottsdale has earned a reputation in the Valley as a place where people want to live. Nationally and internationally the City has earned a reputation as a place people want to visit. Increasingly, Scottsdale is also known as a place people want to bring their businesses. I am so… Read more

A Message from David Schweikert Arizona Congressman


David Schweikert Arizona Congressman   Government overspending is creating a huge burden of debt that threatens the economic well-being of our children. Our national debt of more than $17 trillion has saddled us with liabilities equal to $53,000 for every adult and child in America. Federal agencies continue to ask for more, while wasting money… Read more

Recruiting for Today’s Employment

Local, Special Interest

Max Hansen CEO, Y Scouts, Inc.   If you’re an employer in Phoenix metro with aggressive growth goals, then you better start prioritizing recruitment. A couple years ago employers had their pick when it came to hiring a quality candidate. As the economy has improved, the job climate has changed. Today it’s harder than ever to… Read more

Words from Mark Brnovich Arizona Attorney General

Industry News, Local, Special Interest

Mark Brnovich Arizona Attorney General   As Arizona’s Attorney General, I’m committed to fighting against discrimination, but I also recognize the importance of protecting our real estate community from frivolous lawsuits and unmerited claims. Education is the key to protecting yourself from a housing bias lawsuit. Within my office, the Civil Rights Division enforces civil… Read more

Filing Your 2015 Tax Return

Industry News, Local

Brad Huss Certified Financial Planner, Brad Huss & Associates   It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone – with a new year comes the task of filing your 2015 federal and Arizona tax returns. While 2015 is behind us, you can still take steps to lower your tax liability. TAX EXTENDERS Just as… Read more

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