In this Issue   January 23, 2017

SPAAR Emerging Leader Scholarships for Midyear Legislative Meetings

SPAAR to Host Walkable Communities "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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  SPAAR Emerging Leader Scholarships for Midyear Legislative Meetings: Apply by February 12

Are you relatively new to real estate and willing to represent your industry and your association at this year's Midyear Legislative meetings in Washington DC? SPAAR is now taking applicants from up-and-coming members. We will award two (2) $1,750 scholarships to attend this year’s meetings held May 16-19. To apply: complete this application form and return to Mandy Boldt, mboldt@spaar.com by February 12.

  SPAAR to Host Walkable Communities "Walkshop"

SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee hosted a meeting today to discuss potential partnerships with the City of Saint Paul in a Walkable Communities “Walkshop.” This is part of the National Association of REALTORS® SmartGrowth initiative. The meeting was attended by Committee members and representatives from Saint Paul’s Department of Public Works, Police Department and City Council. Participants in the Walkshop will learn about Walkable Communities, and then tour a neighborhood to see how Walkable Communities can address problems. Want to learn more? Contact SPAAR to get involved.


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

It’s not too early to be thinking about this year’s Fair Housing Month Poster Contest! Details are now available for this year’s contest. Please share this information with teachers, schools and daycare programs in SPAAR’s area. It is a great way to start a discussion about Fair Housing and Equal Housing Opportunities, and a fun way for individual students and classes to be eligible to win prizes. The Fair Housing Month Poster Contest is sponsored by SPAAR’s Diversity Committee.

2017 Calendars featuring posters from last year’s contest are available at any SPAAR location, for a requested donation of only $5.00 (while supplies last). Your donation supports efforts to promote diversity in homeownership and in the real estate industry.


Upcoming Education & Events

  • Proper Pricing and Secrets of the CMA. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9am-12pm. REGISTRATION
  • Feels Like the First Time Every Time (Buyer Counseling). Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1pm-4pm. REGISTRATION
  • ISD 197 District Showcase for REALTORS®. Thursday, Jan. 26, 9:45am-11:30am. REGISTRATION
  • Housing Day at the Capitol. Thursday, Feb. 23, 11am-4pm. 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
Beissel, Wayne Edina Realty, Inc.
Byrnes, Denise Keller Williams Premier Realty
Chavez, Jesus Weichert, REALTORS- Heartland
Delacy, Cindy Commission Express of MN
Falker, Kimberly A Edina Realty, Inc.
Geigle, Solomon BlueMatch
Gonion, Amber Brownstone Realty
Groff, Jennifer Keller Williams Classic Realty
Harrison, Steven Edge Real Estate Services
Lang, Abbie Coldwell Banker Burnet
Lawson, Hannah Edina Realty, Inc.
Noble, Jade Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Ononiwu, Chukwunyere Keller Williams Classic Realty
Semrau, Balin Keller Williams Integrity NW