Real Estate License Can Open Door for Career Change

Rick McCartney

With an unprecedented number of workers reexamining their career paths, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) is kicking off its next Raise The Bar Pre-licensing Class on Feb. 7. In just six weeks, aspiring agents will be equipped with the knowledge and tools for a new career into one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets.

“Whether you’re looking to change careers or just starting out, our pre-licensing classes offer the opportunity for a fresh start where you can be your own boss and work independently,” said Annalisa Moreno, director of professional development at Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, which wholly owns and operates Raise The Bar. “Raise The Bar is also the best deal in town — our nurturing approach helps graduates thrive in a flexible and rewarding real estate career.”

For only $479, Raise The Bar Real Estate School includes 90 hours of instruction, a one-hour tutoring session, a six-hour contract writing course and 30 days of post-licensing business support. Completion of the course is a requirement to take Arizona Department of Real Estate’s examination.

Registration is open now through Jan. 28. Seats are limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis.

  • What: Raise The Bar Real Estate School Pre-Licensing Class
  • When: Feb. 7 to March 23; Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Venue8600 | 8600 E. Anderson Dr., Scottsdale
  • Cost: $479
  • Register: Visit

Established in 1999, Raise The Bar Real Estate School is wholly owned and operated by the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association. In addition to its pre-licensing course, Raise The Bar offers a broker licensing course.

Established in 1963, the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association serving more than 9,000 members in Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, Desert Ridge, Fountain Hills, New River and surrounding areas, making it the largest trade association in the Northeast Valley.

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