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In this Issue   February 21, 2017

REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Announces Scholarship Program

SPAAR REALTOR® Kimberly Ryan Earns GRI Designation

SPAAR Recieved NAR SmartGrowth Grant to host WalkShop

2017 Fair Housing Month Poster Contest: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Upcoming Education & Events

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

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REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Announces Scholarship Program

Applications for 2017 Realtors® Charitable Foundation scholarships are now being accepted. Eligibility is open to children or grandchildren of SPAAR members in good standing who will be attending a college, university or trade school in the fall of 2017. The application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017.

If you have questions about Charitable Foundation Scholarships, please contact Joe McKinley at 651-772-6344 or jmckinley@spaar.com

MORE INFORMATION | DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION

 
 

SPAAR REALTOR® Kimberly Ryan Earns GRI Designation

SPAAR REALTOR® Kimberly Ryan was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, Ryan of Coldwell Banker Burnet in Apple Valley, 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.

 
 

What’s 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.

 
 

2017 Fair Housing Month Poster Contest: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

SPAAR’s Fair Housing Month Poster Contest is back! The 2017 theme is “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The contest is open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Prizes will be awarded to winning students and to their classrooms. Posters are due at SPAAR by Friday, April 14. Please contact SPAAR for more information.

Please help to share this information with teachers or schools: REALTOR® members are available to visit classrooms to talk about the Fair Housing.

 
 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • Housing Day at the Capitol. Thursday, Feb. 23, 11am-4pm. REGISTRATION
  • Business and Communication Technology. Monday, March 13, 9am-12pm. REGISTRATION
  • The Role of Diversity Marketing in Your Real Estate Practice. Monday, March 13, 1pm-4pm. REGISTRATION
  • RPR Basics/Getting Started with RPR. Wednesday, March 22, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm
  • 2016/17 Required Module - Residential Contracts. Thursday, March 23, 8:15am-12:15pm. REGISTRATION
  • Coon Rapids REALTORS® Forum, Thursday, March 30, 9am-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
Behrens, Matthew Structure Tech
Freymiller, Kim Edina Realty, Inc.
Gerald, Kristal D.R. Horton, Inc.
Gindt, Deanna Edina Realty, Inc.
Hanson, Shelly Perl Mortgage
Hutchens, Drew Offsite Realty Inc
Jaime, Luis Edina Realty, Inc.
Loquai, Holly Perl Mortgage
Lundgren, Nicholas Space Crafting Photography
Morrison, Matthew RE/MAX Advisors
Nelson, Holly Prime Lending
Nelson, Jessica Perl Mortgage
Norman, Jillann Keller Williams Integrity NW
Peek, Kevin Direct Access Realty LLC
Richgels, Thomas Edina Realty, Inc.
Smith, Anthony Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Somerset, Shelly RE/MAX Advisors
Wersal, Jennifer RE/MAX Advantage Plus