May 30, 2019
SPAAR offices in Maplewood and Coon Rapids will open late on Tuesday, June 4, due to a staff training. The Maplewood office will open at 10:30am and the Coon Rapids office will open at 11am. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Full SPAAR Calendar

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

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 and opportunities with availability below or check out SPAAR's calendar for a complete list.
June 12, 12:30-1pm: Coffee with the President

June 14, 9am-12pm: Tax Strategies for the Real Estate Professional

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 .
Wanted: YOU for Grand Old Day!

SPAAR will be participating in this year's Grand Old Day Parade and we want you to join us!

Invite your family or friends for a fun and festive morning to walk in the Grand Old Day Parade as part of SPAAR from 8:30 to 11am on Sunday, June 2. We'll promote homeownership and draw attention to Fair Housing throughout the route. Sign up today!
Questions? Contact Joe McKinley at It's bound to be a fun time!
REALTORS® Unite registration opens next week
Registration opens on Monday, June 3, for the REALTORS® UNITE Convention. There will be a ONE DAY KICK OFF SPECIAL of $100 for the full event (installation ticket must be purchased separately). This is a $60 savings off the early bird price -- an amazing savings!

REALTORS® Unite 2019 will take place in Prior Lake and will feature nationally-renowned speakers, career-boosting sessions, and world-class dining and entertainment. This is the place for you to learn, connect and grow this September 2019.

 At REALTORS® Unite, you can accelerate your business by learning how to:
* Generate new business from your customer database
* Reach new clients with social media and storytelling
* Capitalize on hot trends like walkability and health in housing


Click here to register on Monday, June 3, and take advantage of this incredible savings!


Interested in Toastmasters? Come check it out!
All are welcome to SPAAR's Toastmasters club!

Toastmasters is a great way to improve your speaking skills, gain leadership experience, learn how to efficiently run a meeting from start to finish and network with others in the industry. 


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 The next meeting takes place on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 

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. Complete the application form here no later than Friday, June 14, 2019. 
Note: if you applied for a board position and have not received an email confirmation, please call Tracey Douglas at (651) 772-6349 to confirm your application has been received. Other questions? Contact Tracey Douglas at
Toys for Joy golf tournament is coming soon. Sign up today!
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.
Unite for a night of soccer with Metro YPN
SPAAR members are invited for a fun night out to root on Minnesota United and network with SPAAR's Metro Young Professionals Network and other SPAAR members. Sign up today!
Leadership SPAAR members are ready to meet the press
Leadership SPAAR today took part in media training to learn the ins and outs of working with members of the media for interviews and similar speaking opportunities. On-camera work was part of the training that included how to talk about SPAAR and real estate-related issues.
It's a slam dunk -- basketball tournament supports homeownership
The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament is back in Saint Paul this summer and will support two local charities that work with or provide support to homeowners: the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association and Spare Key.

Interested in playing or putting a team together? Click here to learn about registration, teams, costs and deadlines. This year's tournament will take place June 15-16 at Saint Paul College, Lot. C. Come out and enjoy this family-friendly event!
Listing Strategies for the Residential Specialist
The course, Listing Strategies for the Residential Specialist, will provide agents an actual listing presentation to help them understand the key steps in this process and create a system for success. Led by Jackie Leavenworth, CRS, the course will cover conducting an effective listing presentation; seller guidance, counseling, needs and motivations; pricing a home to sell; marketing plans; and closing techniques.

The course takes place July 10 and 11 from 9am to 6pm at SPAAR's 325 Roselawn Avenue East location. Cost is $250 for members; $300 for non-members. Register here to attend.
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! 
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.