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In this Issue   August 21, 2017

2018 Membership Renewal Notices Sent Via Email

Meals From Heart Event, September 26 NEW DATE

We Want to Take you Out to a Ball Game

Nominate Somone for the Better Communities Award

Consider Applying for MN REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee

Ed Anderson Political Achievement Award

News from RPR: Valuation models for REALTORS®

Don't Miss Housing Day at the Minnesota State Fair August 28

Upcoming Education & Events

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 

2018 Membership Renewal Notices Sent Via Email

SPAAR 2018 Membership Renewal Notices were sent via email on August 18th from billing@spaar.com. If you do not see your Renewal Notice in your Inbox, please check your SPAM and Junk folders so you do not miss out on this important information. As a reminder, if payment is not received on or before November 30th, a $50 late payment fee will be added to the amount due. To view important 2018 dues billing information, please click here. If you have questions regarding your membership renewal, please do not hesitate to contact the Association at 651-776-6000.

Please note: Please review your invoice and log into your portal account no later than September 25, 2017 to take advantage of the flexible dues billing payment option. (This program is only available to primary REALTOR® members, and does not apply to MLS only, affiliates, secondary members, unlicensed REALTOR® assistants or new REALTOR® members).

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ONLINE | DIRECTIONS FOR PAYING ONLINE

DIRECTIONS FOR CHOOSING THE PAYMENT PLAN OPTION (For Primary REALTOR® Members ONLY)

 
 

Advance notice - Meals From Heart Event, September 26 NEW DATE

SPAAR Needs YOU! (And 99 of your friends!). SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee has partnered with Meals From The Heart for a meal-packing event at SPAAR on Tuesday, September 26. We will have three one-hour shifts, beginning at 1:00. Each shift, two teams will go head-to-head to claim bragging rights. (Teams are 15 to 20 volunteers).

Volunteer with your office, friends and family (age 10 and up). Put together a team with your office or company or join a team of all-stars. There is no charge for participating. Volunteers will package 30,000 (wow!) servings of nutritious, chef-created meals for distribution to local food shelves. Did you know that 15,000 families in our area are assisted by food shelves every month? You can help make an immediate, direct and significant impact on a serious problem. We are asking for a one-hour commitment. For more info, please visit: http://mealsfromtheheart.org/

Beginning at 3:00 and following our project, REALTORS® Charitable Foundation and Metro YPN will host a Thank You cookout. families welcome!

Questions? Contact Joe McKinley at SPAAR: 651-772-6344 or jmckinley@spaar.com.

 
 

We Want to Take you Out to a Ball Game

SPAAR's Metro YPN committee wants to take you out to the ball game on Thursday, August 24. Mingle with other SPAAR members, and cheer on the home team from the Terrace at CHS Stadium. This event is open to all REALTORS and Affiliate members. This is a ticketed event - only $35 per person (includes ticket to the game and dinner buffet)

Thank you to the following event sponsors: Liberty Title and Wells Fargo

GET YOUR TICKET

 
 

Nominate Somone for the Better Communities Award

Better Communities Award
We are looking for members who are doing great things in the community for SPAAR's "Better Communities" Award. The award is given annually and its recipient honored at the Winter Social. A financial contribution of $1,000 will be awarded to the recipient’s charitable organization of choice. Eligibility Criteria: Nominees must be REALTOR® or Affiliate members in good standing with the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®. Nominees should be a recognized leader in some community endeavor. Their contributions to a program and/or an organization should result in improving the quality of life in our service area and serve to demonstrate they care about the total well-being of the community. The award is designed to recognize individual contributions, not association or company wide efforts. However, if an individual within a company is instrumental to the triumph of a group effort, he or she is eligible. Download a NOMINATION FORM and submit to Joe McKinley by December 1, 2017.

 
 

Apply Now for MN REALTORS® Professional Standards Committee

The objective of this Committee is to promote honesty, integrity, fairness, and competence and to resolve controversies on the basis of informed judgment of one's peers. Applicants must be a REALTOR® member for a minimum of three years and will be required to attend a MN REALTORS® training program to serve on the Committee.

APPLY HERE

 
 

Ed Anderson Political Achievement Award

If you know of a Minnesota REALTOR® who is active in politics and works to better the industry through their involvement, please submit an application on their behalf so they can be considered for the 2017 Ed Anderson Award. The Application process will be open through August 31st.

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINEE

 
 

News from RPR: Valuation models for REALTORS®

There’s a lot of talk in the real estate industry about automated valuation models (AVMs). Most AVMs are readily available to consumers, which presents a challenge for REALTORS® if they have to convince sellers that their home’s true value is less than what they found on the web, among other issues.

RPR has simplified the entire process with its Realtor Valuation Model® (RVM®), the most accurate valuation model in today’s market. Unlike consumer sites, the RVM, available only to REALTORS®, draws its valuations from both public records and MLS data. It’s the only one of its kind.

READ MORE ABOUT AVMs

 
 

Don't Miss Housing Day at the Minnesota State Fair August 28

The Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, MN REALTORS®, Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®, and Housing First Minnesota are coming together to host the largest gathering of housing industry professionals in the state! 

If you work in the housing industry, we invite you to join us for Housing Day at the Minnesota State Fair, on Monday, August 28. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues and represent your industry in front of thousands of fair-goers at the "Great Minnesota Get Together." Your local and state associations will have fun activities and a few surprises planned for you to add to your state fair experience. Activites and special events will be taking place between 10am and 3pm at the Horton Pavillions at Heffron Park. 

**Win tickets to the fair - watch SPAAR's Facebook Page for weekly Housing Day posts. Share the post and you could win a set of two fair tickets (two sets of two tickets will be awarded each week through the week of August 21).

REGISTER FOR HOUSING DAY AT THE MN STATE FAIR

 
 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • Saint Paul Saints Game. Thursday, Aug. 24, 5:30pm-9:30pm. REGISTRATION
  • Housing Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Monday, Aug. 28, 10am-3pm. REGISTRATION
  • SPAAR Flu Shot Clinic/Member Appreciation Day. Friday, Sept. 15. 9:30am-11am. REGISTRATION
  • Meals from the Heart. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1pm-4pm. Register: SHIFT 1 | SHIFT 2 | SHIFT 3
 
 

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
Vue, Nalee Empire Realty LLC
Pfenning, Shanti Coldwell Banker Burnet        
Ogren, Alison Edina Realty, Inc.
Lenz, Allen Keller Williams Classic Realty
Heuer, Stacy RE/MAX Results
Hammersmith, Jodi Edina Realty, Inc.
Brennan, Ryan Keller Williams Premier Realty
Batcha, Daniel Keller Williams Classic Realty
Astleford, Lisa Hans Hagen Homes, Inc.
Archer, Joshua Keller Williams Premier Realty