eNews
April 30, 2018
SPAAR's Eagan office to permanently close end of day May 17
SPAAR's Eagan office will permanently close at the end of the business day on Thursday, May 17. At this time, there are no relocation plans for a south metro office; however, there will be a series of meetings with agents and brokers in the south metro to determine their wants and needs. Future plans will be made accordingly.
Learn about Coon Rapids at this week's REALTOR® forum
The Coon Rapids REALTOR® forum takes place this Thursday, May 3, at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids. REALTORS® will receive useful information to help those looking to buy or sell homes in the area.
 
Collaborating with SPAAR, the City will ensure REALTORS® representing Coon Rapids are well versed and comfortable about the City's many assets, programs and projects that make this a desirable place to live and own property. Register for the forum today! This class has been approved for 3 hours of Real Estate continuing education credit by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
SPAAR's shred event and member appreciation is May 11
SPAAR's annual shred event and member appreciation day will take place on Friday, May 11, from 11am to 2pm at SPAAR (325 Roselawn). Members are welcome to bring up to three standard size banker boxes of documents to shred.
 
Lunch via Simply Steve's food truck will also be served at no cost to members. Please RSVP for the shred event- hope to see you there!
Cheers for Charity an evening of fun for a great cause

Nearly 100 SPAAR members and their guests turned out for the Cheers for Charity event on April 24 at BlackStack Brewery. The REALTORS® Charitable Foundation proceeds benefit the scholarship program that SPAAR members can apply for, awarding scholarships to their children or grandchild.

A evening of networking with tacos and cold beers for a good cause was the perfect mix for those who joined in the fun. Thanks to the wonderful sponsors, below, for their support!
What do YOU want to know?

Each month, a new question is being asked in eNews. SPAAR members ask the questions, and SPAAR members answer the questions. 

All topics are welcome -- safety, staging, financing and more -- so share what's on your mind. Your question(s) is welcome!

Share your idea as a question of the month by sending an email to jkovacich@spaar.com. If you have a question, chances are another member has the same one, too!
Service opportunity for SPAAR members: help community partner Urban Roots build a hoop house
Good afternoon:
My name is Margaret McKinley. I am a senior in high school at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley. I am working on a senior project as part of my curriculum and graduation requirement. For my project I have decided to work through SPAAR with nonprofit Urban Roots to help organize a service learning project.
 
Urban Roots is an organization whose goal is to empower youth through nature, healthy food and community. The activity we have organized is building a hoop house, which is a tunnel made with metal pipes and a plastic covering for growing of plants. It is similar to a greenhouse, except the plants are planted directly in the ground and there is no heater. These can extend the growing season by a month on either end.
 
Here's how you can help: We are looking for 10-12 volunteers on Wednesday, May 9, from 9am to 3pm. (Half-day shifts are also available). Volunteers should be willing and able to follow directions to use tools such as drills and hammers. This is the first-ever hoop house at Urban Roots so you could help make history! Please contact SPAAR if you are interested in volunteering!
 
Margaret McKinley*
 
*Margaret is the daughter of Joe McKinley, SPAAR's Community Engagement Director. Questions? Want to help? Please call Joe at 651-772-6344 or jmckinley@spaar.com .
RealSatisfied: a new benefit for SPAAR members
How is RealSatisfied working for you?

SPAAR now provides RealSatisfied as a free, member-only benefit. Rolled out to all members in February, this tool is designed to help REALTORS® be more competitive in the real estate marketplace.

Brokerages and managers are not required to take any action to implement RealSatisfied, as the tool has been purchased by SPAAR for individual SPAAR members; however, if an office wants broker access the broker dashboard may be purchased for $600 per office annually.

RealSatisfied has information to get started and tutorials to learn how the tool works.
SPAAR in the news
See SPAAR in the news? We'd love to know about it. Please let us know if you see articles in your local paper about SPAAR members, events or other news. You can send an email to jkovacich@spaar.com or mail to Jennifer Kovacich at SPAAR (325 Roselawn Ave E, St. Paul, MN  55117) or simply let us know the station or publication. Thank you!
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 is doing.

Welcome, new members!
Welcome to SPAAR! There are many ways to get involved and grow your business. We look forward to meeting you!
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