Combs Law Group has had a contract with the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (“AAR”) to administer the Hotline program since March 1, 1988. This program has been available to all Arizona Realtors® since Chris Combs took the first Hotline call. From 1988 to 2011 there have been at least 50,000 Hotline calls from Hotline members; at least 20,000 letters, faxes, and emails by Combs Law Group to Hotline members; and at least 1,000 Hotline questions and answers from Combs Law Group published in the monthly Arizona REALTOR® Digest. The success of the AAR Legal Hotline program served as a model for Hotline programs in Minnesota and Colorado.
Every two years AAR surveys their membership about the Hotline program. Combs Law Group has consistently received high marks from the AAR membership. For example, in the last 2011 survey, more than 93% of the AAR membership voted the Hotline program excellent (65.5%) or good (27.6%). Less than 3% of the AAR membership said that the Hotline program was fair or poor.
AAR has now decided to go in a new direction, however, and after next month a new law firm will administer the Hotline program.
Combs Law Group would like to say thank you to all of the Hotline members who have called on the Hotline in the last 24 years who have uniformly been courteous and pleasant. A great group of people representing the finest in the REALTOR profession. Carolyn Curtis in Safford; Angela Antilla in Globe; Sandy Griffin in Yuma; J.T. Tsighis, John Hamner, and Mark Shinn in Tucson; and Marge Lindsay, Bob Stephens, Heidi Quigley, Jim Amdahl, and Rol Johnson in the Phoenix area are just some of the many wonderful Realtors who have called on the Hotline through the years.
Finally, thanks for the opportunity and the pleasure to work in the last 24 years with dynamic AAR leadership such as Ty Strout, Alice Martin, and Barbara Freestone.
Note: Combs Law Group remains focused on commercial and residential real estate transactions and disputes, bankruptcy, probate/estate planning, and general business law.
In addition, Combs School of Real Estate offers continuing education classes for REALTORS®. Aaron Green, Ben Skinner and Adam Martinez are excellent instructors with the experience of answering 1000′s of Hotline calls and emails.