January 8, 2018
Remembering long-time SPAAR member Tom Keyes

Long-time St. Paul Area Association of REALTORSĀ® (SPAAR) member Tom Keyes passed away on Dec. 28 of pulmonary fibrosis.
Tom joined the real estate industry in 2004, according to his obituary, after working in technology and banking for 35 years. He became a SPAAR member in 2003 and was active in many capacities including, most recently for 2017, serving as chair of the professionalism committee and co-chair of the government affairs committee. He also served on SPAAR's Board of Directors.
"Tom was a very decent, kind man," said John Fridlington, CEO at SPAAR. "The world is better because of him. He leaves an incredible legacy."
In addition to Tom's membership at the local level, he was involved in both the state and national REALTORĀ® associations. The picture, at left, shows Tom holding awards he received at SPAAR's 2016 Winter Social.
Tom was an agent with Edina Realty in Roseville.
We'll see you at the SPAAR 2018 Winter Social!
30 Under 30 applications now being accepted
The application process for the 30 Under 30 rising stars in the real estate industry is underway. Each May, REALTORĀ® Magazine features the 30 winners of this esteemed honor from the approximately 500 real estate practitioners under age 30 who apply.
The application period will remain open until Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at noon CT. Applicants may access the online form here. (Please note that you will need your NRDS ID number.)

Learn more about the contest rules for the 30 Under 30 program.
Be a SPAAR Hero in 2018

SPAAR is now accepting SPAAR Hero applications for the new year.

SPAAR Heroes are members who are involved in their communities in many ways. If you or someone you know deserve to be recognized as a SPAAR Hero, we want to hear from you!

The recognition program awards one recipient each month for his or her community involvement, which includes $250 to donate to the cause or organization he or she supports.

If you know someone who should be a SPAAR Hero, yourself included (self nominations are welcome!), please email Joe McKinley at jmckinley@spaar.com.
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! Thank you for joining. We look forward to helping you to be successful in your business.
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