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In this Issue   April 10, 2017

April RealTrends is Now Available

SPAAR REALTOR® Christiana O’Boyle Earns GRI Designation

Bags and Beer at Cheers for Charity - April 24

Is Unconscious Bias Impacting Your Business?

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities: We Need You

What's a WalkShop?

Upcoming Education & Events

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 

Your April Issue of RealTrends is Now Available for Viewing Online

In this month's issue:

  • Many Years of Sharing
  • What's on The Horizon for Our Industry?
  • Real Estate in the Next 10 Years
  • Stop Selling; Start Solving!
  • Less and Less for the Broker
  • Facts and Trends from the Top 500 Firms
  • What to Pay People in Your Brokerage
  • 6 Signs the Market is Softening
  • The Attributes of Great CEOs
  • Potential Surge in State CFPB Enforcement Activity
  • Eden Island—Seychelles
  • How Does Your Website Perform?

READ THE APRIL 2017 ISSUE OF RealTrends

 
 

SPAAR REALTOR® Christiana O’Boyle Earns GRI Designation

SPAAR REALTOR® Christiana O'Boyle was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, O'Boyle of Crossroads Realty, Inc. in White Bear Lake, joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from across the nation who hold this designation. Additional information about the Institute and other educational opportunities for professional real estate agents may be obtained by contacting the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® at 800-862-6097.

 
 

Bags and Beer at Cheers for Charity - April 24

Join SPAAR for the fourth annual Cheers for Charity event on Monday, April 24, from 5-8 pm. This year's event will be held at Flat Earth Brewing Company in St. Paul. New this year: Carnival theme with games and a bags tournament. Your ticket includes a sampling of amazing craft brews, one full pint, and appetizers. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, which supports local organizations that promote homeownership, and enhance our communities.

This event is sponsored by the following businesses: At Home Title, Bonfe's Plumbing, Heating & Air Service, Inc., Commission Express of MN, Liberty Title, Summit Mortgage, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

GET YOUR TICKET

 
 

Is Unconscious Bias Impacting Your Business?

SPAAR is holding a session on Unconscious Bias, that will focus on bias related to race, but is intended to be a starting point for consideration of unconscious biases related to age, education, economic status, etc. In this interactive and high energy session participants will be asked to think how our communications and treatment of others are based on stereotypes or misconceptions. Includes takeaways and suggestions for further study. This class is sponsored by SPAAR’s Diversity Committee, and is part of SPAAR’s recognition of Fair Housing Month.

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

 
 

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities: We Need You

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities (RTTC) is a local nonprofit that strengthens communities by helping homeowners. SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee has partnered with RTTC to assist with a ramp building project. We are looking for volunteers for Thursday, April 27 (full day) and Friday, April 28 (morning only). No construction experience is necessary. Lunch will be provided. Half-day shifts are available! Please contact Joe McKinley at SPAAR: 651-772-6344 or jmckinley@spaar.com.

REGISTER FOR APRIL 27 | REGISTER FOR APRIL 28

 
 

What is a WalkShop?

SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee received an NAR SmartGrowth Grant to host a WalkShop. Walkable Communities are popular with homebuyers because they promote connection to the community and encourage a healthy lifestyle. A WalkShop is a workshop where you can learn about Walkable Communities and then tour a neighborhood (on foot, of course!) to assess how it rates.

SPAAR will be hosting a WalkShop in Saint Paul’s North End community on Wednesday, April 19. The focus of the WalkShop, which will be led by a consultant from BlueZones, is safer pedestrian crossings. SPAAR has partnered with the City of Saint Paul, Police Department and Public Works Department on this project.

ATTEND THE WALKSHOP

 
 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • WalkShop: Safer Pedestrian Crossings. Wednesday, April 19, 9am-2:30pm. REGISTRATION
  • Red Wing Micropolitan Summit. Friday, April 21, 10am-2pm. REGISTRATION
  • Cheers for Charity. Monday, April 24, 5pm-8pm, at Flat Earth Brewing Company. REGISTRATION
  • Unconscious Bias Presentation. Wednesday, April 26, 9am-12pm. REGISTRATION
  • Rebuilding Together Twin Cities. Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28
  • Agency & Fair Housing. Friday, April 28. Two Sessions: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm
  • Minnesota Housing Real Estate Program. Wednesday, May 3, 10am-12pm. REGISTRATION
  • Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever. Tuesday, May 23, 8am-12pm. REGISTRATION
 
 

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

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

SPAAR SQUAD TOPIC LIST | SPAAR SQUAD REQUEST FORM

 
 

Housing Market Statistics

Get up-to-date housing market information here! SPAAR provides four different types of reports so you can offer your clients the most accurate housing data available. Click below to see how the market's doing.

Local Market Updates | Weekly Market Activity Report | Housing Supply Overview | Monthly Market Indicators

 
 

Welcome, New Members!

SPAAR would like to welcome all our new members! Thank you joining, and we look forward to helping you be successful in your business.

Member Name Company Name
Arcoren, Davis Diligent Home Inspection Services LLC
Barrera, Jesus Coldwell Banker Burnet
Beardsley, Dianna TCI Realty of Minnesota, Inc
Berreau, Hans VSM Real Estate LLC
Brewer, Jason D LaBelle Real Estate Group Inc
Brown, Sharon Andrea Olsson Properties
Buck, Karoline Edina Realty, Inc.
Carter, Kristi Ausdauer Realty LLC
Cary, Tiffany Edina Realty, Inc.
Chao, Joanna Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Christofferson, Katie Keller Williams Premier Realty
Coates, Andrew Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Couture, Stephen Edick Valuation Services LLC
Davis, Robert Ausdauer Realty LLC
Delassus, Andrew Space Crafting Photography
Eberhart, Rick Coldwell Banker Burnet
Emmick, Nicole Twin City Homes
Gabler, William RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Gave, Bobbi Keller Williams Integrity NW
Gengel, Valarie Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Gibbs, David Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Gipson, Veronica Wild River Realty LLC
Herdzina, William Edina Realty, Inc.
Kelly, Angela E ABC Realty, LLC
Kong, Shee Bee Realty, LLC
Kosgei, Nicole R Realty Group, Inc.
Mester, Travis Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Moua, Ka Zoua Wendy Realty Group, Inc.
Myszka, Lori Edina Realty, Inc.
Nelles, Emma Re/Max Reliance, Inc.
Nix, Regan RE/MAX Professionals
Nowak, Christopher Arthur Grant Realty
ONeal, Latasha Integrity Realty
Ornell, James RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Phoenix, Joshua Real Estate Photographer of America
Repp, Jennifer Edina Realty, Inc.
Rickert, Cathy Home Realty
Roach, Colleen Keller Williams Classic Realty
Rohde, Jackson RE/MAX Results Inc
Salvaggio, Nicolas Greater Midwest Realty
Serena, Kellie Coldwell Banker Burnet
Shannon, Braden National Realty Guild
Sheldrick, Aaron VSM Real Estate LLC
Stein, Annie Fish MLS Realty
Stone, Jason Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Sutmar, Ann Keller Williams Premier Realty
Sutmar, Mark Keller Williams Premier Realty
Svendsen, Mary Wren Realty Inc.
Tollefson, Jesse Edina Realty, Inc.
VonWald, Brent Weichert, Realtors-Advantage
Ward, Phillip Real Estate Photographer of America