In this Issue   December 19, 2016

SPAAR Holiday Hours

SPAAR Monthly Stats Release

REAL Trends Now Accepting Applications for the Annual Ranking "The Thousand"

Better Communities Award Nominees - Correction

Apply for 30 Under 30 2017

Upcoming Education & Events

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!




SPAAR Announces Holiday Hours

SPAAR offices will be closed on the following days/times during the holidays:

  • December 23-office closed in observance of Christmas Eve
  • December 26-office closed in observance of Christmas Day
  • December 30-office closed at noon in observance of New Year’s Eve
  • January 2-office closed in observance of New Year’s Day

Increased Sales Prices, Low Inventory Continue for Twin Cities Housing Market

Released December 14, 2016 - Home prices in the Twin Cities metro area have continued to exhibit an upward trend throughout 2016. In November the Median Sales Price increased to $232,000 – which is 5.8 percent over 2015 and 13.2 percent over 2014 Days on Market showed that inventory remains tight, down 16.4 percent to 61 days.



REAL Trends Now Accepting Applications for the Annual Ranking "The Thousand"

REAL Trends is excited to announce the annual ranking The Thousand as advertised in The Wall Street Journal along with our separate annual ranking of America’s Best Real Estate Agents. All applications must be completed online at www.realtrends.com. Only one application needs to be submitted to be considered for both rankings.

The final ranking of winners for The Thousand will be published online on Friday, June 23, 2017, on www.realtrends.com with a link also posted on The Wall Street Journal’s www.realestatejournal.com website. America’s Best Real Estate Agents ranking will be published on July 6, 2017 on www.realtrends.com.

A non-refundable application fee of $50 per person or per team is required and must be submitted and paid prior to completing an application. Your application will not be processed until the fee is paid; full payment does not guarantee you a place in the final rankings.

The DEADLINE to submit an online application form and $50 per person or per team application fee is
March 31, 2017.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Doniece Welch with REAL Trends, Inc. at 303.741.1000 or e-mail at dwelch@realtrends.com.

The Thousand and America’s Best Real Estate Agents INSTRUCTIONS


Better Communities Award Nominees Correction

In the December 12th SPAAR E-news the nominees for this year’s Better Communities Award were announced. The brokerage for nominee Jan Stevens was incorrectly listed. Jan is with Coldwell Banker South Metro. We regret the error.


Apply for 30 Under 30 2017

Are you killing it in sales, taking on leadership roles, or making a difference in your community? You may have what it takes to join the ranks of the 30 Under 30 class of 2017. REALTOR® Magazine is accepting applications now through Jan. 17. All members of the National Association of REALTORS® who will be under the age of 30 as of May 31, 2017 are invited to apply.



Upcoming Education & Events

  • How Much Home Can You Really Afford. Monday, Jan. 9, 1pm-4pm. REGISTRATION
  • Metro YPN Kickoff and Happy Hour. Thursday, Jan. 12, 5pm-6pm, at the Ox Cart Ale House. REGISTRATION
  • SPAAR Winter Social. Thursday, Jan. 12, 6pm-9pm, at A'BULAE. 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.



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
Backlund, Jerry Backlund Property Inspections
Barker, Thomas Keller Williams Premier Realty
Clark, Chad 411 Realty, Inc.
Cook-Kuehn, Sammi Mingo Realty, Inc.
Hinchcliff, Carrie Keller Williams Classic Realty
Keppers, David GH Mgmt Co
Loveless, Ryan Keller Williams Integrity RE
Modine, Krystal Edina Realty, Inc.
Petersen, Michelle Real Estate Masters, Ltd.
Rusche-Fiebelkorn, Kimberly RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Tucci, Ashley Timber Ghost Realty, LLC