May 2, 2019
Full SPAAR Calendar

Looking for continuing education or networking opportunities? Check out all of SPAAR's upcoming events!

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Check out what classes and events are currently available at SPAAR

SPAAR offers many free and ongoing classes to keep members updated and in the know.

Check out the classes with availability below or check out SPAAR's calendar for a complete list.
May 9, 9-11am: Coon Rapids REALTOR® Forum

May 10, 11am-2pm: SPAAR member appreciation Spring Cleaning Event

May 21, 8:30am-1pm: Biggest Tuesdays Sales Meeting Ever!

June 6, 8:30am-12:15pm: Required Module - Risk Management

Note: Many of SPAAR's classes provide Minnesota real estate continuing education. Continuing education courses must be attended in their entirety in order to receive credit for the number of approved hours (MN Statute 45.30 Subd.4a).  See full list of classes here .
SPAAR is now accepting applications for Board positions
Consider serving on the Board of Directors for the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR). The 2019 Nominating Committee is looking to fill three director positions for 2020. The position has a three-year term and directors are asked to make attending all Board meetings a priority.
 
SPAAR is also accepting applications for three officer positions: treasurer, president-elect and president.
 
What are benefits of serving as a director or officer of SPAAR?
 
As a Board Member you'll have:
  • Opportunities to both learn from and teach others
  • Direct involvement in decisions that impact the association
  • A broader professional network of members, the community and civic leaders
  • New experiences that develop professional and personal skills
  • Social opportunities that often lead to lasting friendships
All candidates must have been a member of the association for one year prior to the date of the nomination and must be a REALTOR® member in good standing with no ethics violations within the past year.
 
If you are interested in applying for a Board position, complete the complete the application form here no later than Friday, June 14, 2019. Questions? Contact Tracey Douglas at tdouglas@spaar.com. 
Edgerton Community Garden open house is May 3

SPAAR, through the Community Engagement Committee, has partnered with the City of Maplewood to help implement its strategic plan for the Edgerton Community Garden.

SPAAR donated a bench and arbor at the garden's entrance and will install a Little Free Library. Learn more about the Edgerton Community Garden, which is located in SPAAR's neighborhood!

Come to the open house on Friday, May 3, from 4:30-6:30pm where you can meet the garden coordinator, garden volunteers and socialize with other new and returning gardeners.

The back-up plan for inclement weather during the open house is inside the Edgerton School Gym.
Coon Rapids Forum a great resource for REALTORS®
Register here for the forum, which is designed to provide REALTORS® with information that is informative and helpful as they assist homebuyers and property owners to buy and sell properties in Coon Rapids. This educational offering is recognized by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce as satisfying 2 hours of credit toward continuing real estate education requirements.
Toastmasters provides an hour of professionalism and fun!
"I expected to gain some confidence in my public speaking ability, but I didn't expect it to be fun," said a Toastmasters participant at a recent meeting held at SPAAR.

Toastmasters is a great way to improve your speaking skills, gain leadership experience and learn how to efficiently run a meeting from start to finish. Worried about speaking in front of a group? To date, all participants have survived and thrived! 

 

Meetings take place the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 1-2pm at SPAAR's 325 Roselawn Avenue East location. Interested to learn more or join? If so, contact Jennifer at jkovacich@spaar.com. The next meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. 

Clean out your closets and reward yourself with lunch
The "Tot Boss" food truck will be onsite for lunch during this member appreciation event at SPAAR's 325 Roselawn Avenue East location.
Be part of this year's Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever!
Registration is open for this year's event "Real Estate Professionalism and Today's Market" that has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate CE credit.
SPAAR member golf events are June 24 and September 11!
Sign up today to support Toys for Joy and the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation golf tournaments! Click on the respective links to register and to learn detail for each event.
RPAC supports candidates who support REALTOR ® interests

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) raises money to support candidates from the national, state and local levels who support REALTOR® Party issues. By doing this, RPAC ensures that programs important to REALTORS® continue to operate.  
 
RPAC is the largest nonpartisan political action committee in the state. Your support makes a difference! Learn more here or support RPAC today! 
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Keep up on SPAAR coverage and events by following on Facebook and Instagram

You can follow more news, events, activities and photos of SPAAR and its members by following the association on social media.

Like SPAAR on Facebook in two places by searching Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® and also SPAAR Charitable Foundation. Find SPAAR on Instagram at spaar_realtor.
Bring SPAAR Squad to you!

Interested in learning more about real estate issues, advocacy, education and events? Looking for useful content for upcoming office meetings?

SPAAR Squad is here to help! Our staff members are available to attend meetings and speak about a variety of relevant topics. We also provide onsite training (some with free CE) for groups of 25 or more. 
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