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In this Issue   June 12, 2017

2017 REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Scholarships

June RealTrends is Now Available

June is National Homeownership Month

SPAAR Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

Renew your Continuing Education Credits by June 30

Registration Now Open for the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament

Toys for Joy Golf Tournament is June 19

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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2017 REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Scholarships

REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of educational scholarships. The Charitable Foundation received many outstanding applications. The selection process was competitive. These scholarships are provided through the generosity of all of SPAAR’s members.

The 2017 Scholarship Recipients are:

  • Chelsea Montgomery, daughter of Tim Montgomery and Michele Lea Erving. Chelsea is graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in Bloomington. She plans to attend the University of MN–Twin Cities, where she will major in business/political science.
  • Ethan Brinkman, son of Rebecca and Chad Brinkman, is graduating from Northfield Senior High. Ethan plans to attend St. Olaf College, where he will major in Psychology.
  • Terra Mann is the daughter of Cheryl and Chuck Mann. Terra is graduating from St. Francis High School. She plans to attend Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI, with her major studies in nursing.
  • Abigail Becker, daughter of Ron and Mary Becker, is graduating from Highland Park Senior High School in Saint Paul. Abigail plans to attend St. Olaf College, where she will major in Environmental Science.

Scholarship recipients will be recognized at a reception at SPAAR in early July.

 
 

Your June Issue of RealTrends is Now Available for Viewing Online

In this month's issue: 

  • Brokerage and Big Data
  • Fake News and the Digital Duopoly
  • How to be a Courageous Leader
  • RT 500: Midwest Dominates in Productivity
  • Using Data as an Asset
  • Your Value Proposition Broken Down
  • Observations from Leadership Expert Jim Collins
  • A Few Signs of Bubble Brewing
  • New Decision May Narrow CFBP Investigations
  • Global Market Update: Dubai
  • What Does Tomorrow Look Like?
  • One Brokerage’s Solution to Agent Tech Adoption
  • Build Brand Presence with Video

READ THE JUNE 2017 ISSUE OF RealTrends

 
 

June is National Homeownership Month

Anyone who is able and willing to assume the responsibilities of owning a home should have the opportunity to pursue that dream in an affordable and responsible way. As we celebrate National Homeownership Month this June, it’s important that we recognize the important relationship between homeownership and the American Dream. 

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SPAAR Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

Consider being on the Board of Directors for the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®. The 2017 Nominating Committee is looking to fill three director positions. This position has a three-year term and directors are asked to make attending all Board meetings a priority. SPAAR is also accepting applications for three officer positions: Treasurer, President-elect, and President.
How will I benefit? As a Board Member you’ll have:

  • Opportunities to both learn from and teach others
  • Direct involvement in decisions that affect the association
  • A broader professional network of members, the community and civic leaders
  • New experiences that develop professional and personal skills
  • Social opportunities that often lead to lasting friendships

If you are interested in applying for a Board of Directors position, please complete an application form and return it to Tracey Douglas no later than Friday, June 30, 2017.

 
 

June is License Renewal Month: Review Your CE Transcript

All licenses are on a two-year renewal cycle. All agents are required to complete at least 15 hours of approved Continuing Education every year, for a total of 30 in each renewal cycle. The 2016 - 2017 module requirement is "Residential Contracts.”

The deadline for continuing education credits is June 30, 2017 (Agents should check with their broker as their deadline could be earlier). Make sure you have met all your requirements by visiting www.pulseportal.com and following the INSTRUCTIONS TO VIEW YOUR CE TRANSCRIPT. Note: In order to receive an email notification in the case of license suspension, please make sure that your email address is current with the MN Department of Commerce.

If you have any questions, please contact the association at 651-776-6000.

 
 

Registration Now Open for the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament

REALTORS Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament is July 24 at MendakotaCountry Club. A long-time SPAAR tradition, the roots of this tournament reach back to 1923. This classic was established "in recognition of the spirit of cooperation within the membership."

Registration is now open: https://cfgolf2017.eventbrite.com

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Joe McKinley at SPAAR: 651-772-6344.

 
 

Toys for Joy Golf Tournament is June 19

Have you registered for the Toys for Joy Golf Tournament? This year's tournament will be on Monday, July 19, at Rum River Golf Course, 16659 St. Francis Blvd. in Anoka. CLICK HERE to register online.

A special thanks to the tournamet hole sponsors: AMEC, Bonfe, Envy Skin Clinic, First American Title, Hedberg Movers, Keller Williams Classic Realty, Lake Area Mortgage, Liberty Title, Market Place Home Mortgage, RC Fields Home Inspections, REALTOR Charitable Foundation, The Harris Group, The Realty Group, Unclogdrains.com, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Xtreme Apparel and Zeroez.

A limited number of sponsorship is still available. Contact Renee at rweber@spaar.com or 763-489-3303 for more information.

 
 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • Toys for Joy Summer Food Fest. Tuesday, June 13, 4:30-7pm. MORE INFORMATION
  • Top Add-Ons for Google Docs & G Suite Webinar w Craig Grant. Wednesday, June 14, 2pm. INFORMATION
  • Toys for Joy Golf Tournament. Monday, June 19. MORE INFORMATION
  • REALTORS Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament. Monday, July 24. 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
Akpan, Uwem Keller Williams Classic Realty
Amundson, Benjamin Latitude Realty, LLC
Barnum, Erin Coldwell Banker Burnet
Beckstrom, Alyson Community Association Group
Brooks, Timothy Weichert, Realtors-Premier
Ferris, Brad RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Gambeski, Anthony Keller Williams Classic Realty
Gores, Casey Keller Williams Premier Realty
Hamed, Alaedean Keller Williams Classic Realty
Hengel, Jacob Keller Williams Classic Realty
Johnson, Nicole Keller Williams Premier Realty
Jones, Perry Four Sale Real Estate, Inc.
Korby, Catherine E Keller Williams Integrity RE
Kurth, Shawn Coldwell Banker Burnet
Manor, Judson Coldwell Banker Burnet
Mulkern, John Coldwell Banker Burnet
Mullen, Tessa Keller Williams Integrity Rlty
Parker, Bradley RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Reese, Jessy Keller Williams Premier Realty
Schanke, Michele Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Soto, Oscar Keller Williams Classic Realty
Stoeckl, Raymond J Fish MLS Realty
Truong, Selena Realty Group, Inc.
Van Langen, Kim City to City Inspections Inc
Walton, Barbara Edina Realty, Inc.
Willman, Lisa Edina Realty, Inc.
Wordell, Todd Keller Williams Premier Realty
Worwa, Stephanie Re/Max Results
Zachary, Lensa Keller Williams Integrity Rlty