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The REALTORS  of Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC)
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The REALTORS of Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC) is a membership sponsored effort organized to financially support candidates running for national, state and local office whose position on real estate regulation and a free-market business environment most closely represent the initiatives of NAR, AAR and LHAR.  RAPAC contributes to and channels resources into the races that will have the most impact on the real estate industry.  The PAC is a voluntary, non-profit political action committee and operates independently of any political party.  RAPAC is a vital part of the Arizona Association of REALTORS  Government Affairs program as well as that of the Lake Havasu Association of REALTORS . It is a program that includes professional lobbying, legislative analysis, grassroots contacts, and long-term political relationships.  RAPAC strives to educate legislators about our industry and guarantees that no decision is made that will affect our industry, good or bad, until our voice is heard.

 

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SentriLock Update: SentriKey Real Estate App

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SentriLock just made your job a bit easier.

The app is an updated version of the SentriSmart® mobile app and it features a new look, clearer prompts, and an action-based layout so you can perform key tasks in just seconds. You can download it now at Google Play or the App Store, or just go to the new icon on your phone to get started if your device is set for automatic updates.

Now, with just a few clicks in the app, you can easily:

  • Open the key compartment
  • Remove the shackle
  • Find, sort and review access reports
  • Grant secure temporary access
  • And much more!

Android users will be delighted that the app features enhanced Bluetooth® technology to improve Android connectivity.

Check out our webinar video that provides a quick overview of the new app and its enhanced features. You can also review our iOS User Guide or Android User Guide for more information.

SentriLock just made your job easier with the SentriKey Real Estate app. And we think you’re going to love it! 🙂

Please call us @ 928.855.8423 with any questions OR SentriLock Member Support @ 513.618.5800

REALTOR® Safety

Safety Resources

As a REALTOR®, it’s important you have a personal safety protocol in place that you use every day with every client, like when meeting new clients, showing properties or sharing information online. There are a variety of tools you can add to your personal safety protocol, such as the smartphone apps and safety products listed in the link below.

Note: The safety applications and products listed are for informational purposes only. They are not endorsed by nor have they been vetted by the National Association of REALTORS®, and their inclusion on this website does not constitute a recommendation by NAR and should not be inferred as suggesting a preference over other applications or products currently available in the market. The information provided is a selection of safety resources designed to help you determine what tools may best fit into your personal and professional life.

For a complete list of safety resources, click here: http://www.realtor.org/topics/realtor-safety/safety-resources

Forty years ago, a man of vision stood on the tarmac of an abandoned military airfield and looked across rising heat waves.  Where most people saw useless desert, Robert P. McCulloch saw a thriving community.  People from across the country came to see this planned community and buy a piece of the dream.  McCulloch made international news in 1968 with the purchase, transport, and reconstruction of the London Bridge.  Only in the last few years did the county forgive the city unpaid taxes for the land under water when the channel was dredged creating the island.Today Lake Havasu City, Arizona has over 50,000 residents enjoying McCulloch’s dream. park3

McCulloch planned for everything except parks. The Lake Havasu City Neighborhood Parks Foundation had a plan and contacted the Lake Havasu Association of REALTORS® for assistance. While preparing a regional park needs assessment, a Neighborhood Parks Foundation was put into place to seek support from civic organizations, business sponsors, and personal bequests. The Association agreed with the citizens in 2002 who voted to accept the city’s General Plan which included directives to bring more “green space” to Lake Havasu City and chose to get involved.The decision was made in September 2005 to sponsor a new park on 2.5 acre city parcel (an old water drill site), with a beautiful view of the lake and mountains, in an area of town where approximately 100 children live in an 8 square block area.  The LHC Neighborhood Parks Foundation and the LH Association of REALTORS® worked hard to make this park a reality, working to give back to the community—enhancing neighborhood values and their quality of life. Building a city park is hard work. Many volunteers were involved and enough can’t be said for both real estate agencies and individual agents who donated money along with city businesses who chose to step up and discount or donate their services to make it happen.

There were many fond experiences from the build and planning which made this park special from the other few neighborhood parks.

There is a special area for a group of children-playing statues. The story behind this was an 8 yr old boy helped in our groundbreaking but succumbed to brain cancer two weeks later. On national Make A Difference Day later that year while the park build was underway, we placed the statues and a plaque “We would like to think when you see the shadows, it’s Tyler playing in our midst.” It worked perfectly against the backdrop of a neighbor’s wall.

National Arbor Day 2006 the City featured the park for the planting of an area of seedlings by children and friends of the park effort.park 1

In our desert environment, we have issues with monsoons. Our storm run off is moved via washes. The west side of the parcel borders Pima Wash. Volunteers came out on two weekends to create walking paths so people on either end of neighborhood could walk up instead of going all the way around. During that same period, others debrushed the parcel grounds appreciating the value of sweat equity under the cooler temperatures of the winter months, enjoying the view of snow in the foothill mountain tops.

A unique feature of the park is the center cool top mister.  Six months of the year temperatures range from 90-120 degrees. Who couldn’t enjoy standing under the shade topper and hitting the button for a cool mist.

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May we each discover — with people’s help today, we can improve our city’s tomorrow.
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Lake Havasu Takes 2nd Place in ABC Competition!

Visitors to Jersey’s Grill drank well on Wednesday, and Havasu’s Vision 20/20 team was buying.

Havasu residents and community leaders gathered at the establishment Wednesday afternoon to witness the culmination of more than two years of planning and effort in Frontier Communications’ “America’s Best Communities” Competition. The crowd sat upright in their seats, some standing as the announcement was live-streamed from Denver. Lake Havasu City placed second among the top eight contenders in this final round, represented by Mayor Mark Nexsen, City Councilman Cal Sheehy and Lake Havasu City Partnership for Economic Development Vice President Tonya Krueger.

“It was the community that made this happen,” Nexsen said. “We were just the messengers. They worked so hard on this, and they were so excited to be involved. If there’s one message I can deliver, it’s: ‘Lake Havasu City, I’m proud of you.”

The announcement brings not only recognition to Havasu, but an additional $2 million for projects, in addition to $150,000 in grants from the competition toward Havasu’s community goals. The first place winner, Huntington, West Virginia, will claim $3 million for its economic and community development.

Huntington had big aspirations from the contest’s outset, according to Huntington Communications Director Brian Chambers. The plan set forth by Huntington officials focused on revitalizing the city’s entire community; and specifically targeted three of the city’s distressed neighborhoods. With Huntington’s victory, Chambers says his city has a chance to represent the whole of the Appalachian region.

“This competition put a spotlight on small towns throughout America,” Chambers said in a telephone interview. “It motivated us, and it made us all move very quickly. It raised the bar for every community involved.

“We congratulate Lake Havasu City,” Chambers said, “and each of the other competitors who made it this far. No one should hold their head tonight. This competition was a celebration of small communities…We are the heartbeat of the country. We represent small communities throughout the U.S., and we wear that with pride.”

The plan behind Havasu’s competitive success has become known as “Vision 20/20,” a program encompassing sectors of tourism, economic development, education, water conservation and community development efforts. It was the first plan of its kind, incorporating efforts from city officials, the Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce, the PED and perspectives from residents throughout Havasu.

“It doesn’t stop today just based on the winnings,” Sheehy said. “We have an opportunity to move our plan forward quicker. The entire team did a great job today in sharing the future of Lake Havasu City. They were able to share the vision that our community has and the work we’ve put in to make the vision a reality.”

City officials maintain that the plan, written based on the goals and hopes of Havasu residents, will remain the guiding framework of Havasu’s development for decades to come.

Today’s News-Herald reporter Haley Walters contributed to this story.

http://www.havasunews.com/news/million-prize-announcement-met-with-applause-back-home-in-havasu/article_11f93678-2588-11e7-b40d-a7f28ffd2321.html