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Todd C. Menard, GRI, rCRMS, REALTOR, BROKER

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Expertise

National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics and Professional Standards * Contract Questions: Arizona Real Estate Purchase Contract, Exclusive Buyer Broker Contracts, Listing Contracts and associated contract documentation (addenda) as it relates to boilerplate, covenants, contingencies, procedures and procedures. * ARMLS Arizona Regional Multiple Listing questions * Real Estate Professional Standards and Practices, Ethics, Obligations, Duties * Agency relationships in Arizona, Procurring Cause * Questions typicaly arising during the listing period * Questions typically arising during the escrow period * Questions about working with a real estate agent/REALTOR * Questions Related to New Home Builders

Experience in the area

National Association of REALTORS Board of Director (2011, 2012) Arizona Real Estate Salesperson License (1991-1995), Arizona Real Estate Brokers License (1995-Present), Arizona Association of REALTORS Board of Directors (2008-2013), Arizona Association of REALTORS Professional Standards Committee (2008-2012), AAR Certified NAR Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Instructor, Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS President (2012) Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS Board of Directors (2008-2013), Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS Grievance Committee Chairperson (1998-2007), Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS Bylaws Committee (2008-2010), Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS Education Committee (2007-09), Arizona Association of REALTORS Forms Committee - Residential Purchase Contract (2005), Arizona Association of REALTORS Forms Committee - Residential Rental Agreement (2008), Arizona Association of REALTORS Forms Committee - Buyer Broker Agreement (2009), Arizona Association of REALTORS Presidents Advisory Group, Road to Professionalism (2009), Arizona Association of REALTORS GRI Curriculum Review Committee (2009), Arizona Department of Real Estate, Commissioner's Education Advisory Group Sub-Panel B (2010) Arizona Department of Real Estate, Commissioner's Statute and License Review Committee (2007)

Organizations

National Association of REALTORS, Arizona Association of REALTORS, Arizona Real Estate Educators Association (AZREEA), Arizona Regional Multiple Listing System (ARMLS), American Notary Association, Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS (SEVRAR), Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS Women's Council of REALTORS (2010-Present), Phoenix Association of REALTORS (1994-2000, 2005-2009), Scottsdale Association of REALTORS (1994-2000, 2005-2009), Maricopa/Glendale Association of REALTORS (1994-2000, 2005-2009),

Publications

"Real Estate in 2008"- Lifebushido Publishing (Contributory Author), Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS "SEVRAR Magazine", Internet Crusade, RealTown ListServe, Blogger.com, Active Rain

Education/Credentials

- Certified NAR Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Instructor, Graduate REALTOR Institute (1993), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Over 100 Hours of annual real estate continuing education, Annual Ethics and Professional Standards Development Workshops as required by the National Association of REALTORS, Approx. 36 hours of NAR Code of Ethics training annually, Numerous IDW, Seminars and Train the Trainer programs, Business Management Degree - 1981

Awards and Honors

2009 REALTOR of the Year Award, Southeast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS (10,000+ Members), Double Platinum Production Award ($45,000,000 Sales Volume)- Keller Williams Realty Int'l (2001), Top 15 Sales Production Keller Williams Realty International (2001), Top 5 Sales Producation Keller Williams Realty Southwest Region (2001), Top Recruiter Award - Keller Williams Realty Int'l, SW Region (2002), Who's Who in U.S. Executive (1983), Who's Who in U.S. Real Estate Professionals (2007)

What do you like about this subject?

An understanding of, and the ability to deliver, Professional Standards and Practices differentiate ones value from another practitioner in the same field. The consumers perception of a professionals performance is paramount to the consultants success as well as that of the perception of others in the same field.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

The day we stop learning is the day we are lowered in to the ground. A true professional never relies upon the level of thier current knowledge and is always striving to learn new techniques and strategies improving their performance, representation and negotiating skillset.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

All real estate agents are not REALTORS. To be a REALTOR you must be a member of the National Association of REALTORS, pledge to uphold the Code of Ethics, and adopt the aspirational ideals set forth in the Preamble.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

If consumers were aware of the tenets set forth in the NAR Code of Ethics they would have a better understanding of an agents duties to Clients and Customers, the Public, and each other.

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Recent Answers from Todd C. Menard, GRI, rCRMS, REALTOR, BROKER

2016-07-09 Buying mobile home vs renting apartment:

Hi Bob - The decision to purchase a manufactured home versus a single family stick built home is your preference. Many people choose manufactured homes because they are more affordable and have little

2015-08-03 don't understand contract:

Hi Dan - These are excellent questions that all buyers should have the answers to.    First, The Buyer Broker Exclusive Employment Agreement (Called different names by state) is a contractual agreement

2014-12-13 Dishonest realtors:

Hello Tom - Not all agents are Realtors, only those who are members of the National Association of Realtors. These Realtors take a pledge and oath to abide by the NAR Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

2014-11-24 Condo roof leak:

Hello Susan - The property inspection is the most significant part of the purchasing process. During the inspection the inspector is trained to look for these items. If the inspector identified the problem

2014-08-26 Buying my Mothers home?:

Hello Jasmine - To begin, you can anticipate that during the first 15 years a majority of the payment goes to interest not principal. You will need to have her contact her lender to ask for a payoff amount

 

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