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In this Issue   June 5, 2017

SPAAR Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

Renew your Continuing Education Credits by June 30

Minnesota REALTORS® Convention is Back

Registration Now Open for the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament

Toys for Joy Golf Tournament is June 19

Rice & Larpenteur Gateway Redevelopment

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 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.

 
 

Minnesota REALTORS® Convention is Back

MN REALTORS® is excited to be bringing their state conference back after a 15 plus year absence. The REALTORS® Unite Annual Conference and Expo will be October 4-6, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington.

Register Online at www.MNunite.com. $159 registration fee through August 28th! What does that get you?

  • Earn UP to 6 hours of continuing education credit
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Music of favorite local band — Hairball!
  • Opening Session with former Viking Matt Birk
  • Wednesday Welcome Reception
  • Box Lunch with Exhibitors
  • Awards & Installation Reception
  • Friday morning political update breakfast

Register before August 28th to be entered into a drawing for a Private Meet and Greet with former Viking and Keynote Speaker — Matt Birk!

REGISTRATION

 
 

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, 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, and Zeroez.

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

 
 

Rice & Larpenteur Gateway Redevelopment

You are invited to a community workshop that will help develop the vision for redevelopment of the area around Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue. This is a joint project of Roseville, Maplewood and Saint Paul. This is a great opportunity to meet with city staff, neighborhood residents and business owners. Two workshops are planned---June 14 and June 21. Please click here for details.

 
 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • Instagram This! RETI Webinar w Amy Smythe-Harris & Special Guest Jacy Riedman. Wednesday, June 7, 2pm. INFORMATION
  • Breakfast for the Brain Panel. Thursday, June 8, 9am-11:30am. REGISTRATION
  • 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
Ballek, Martha Coldwell Banker Burnet
Boatman, Samuel High Pointe Realty, Inc.
Bullington, Thomas Keller Williams Premier Realty
Day, Misty RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Dittberner, Ada Keller Williams Integrity NW
Grossman, Louis Coldwell Banker Burnet
Helfenstein, Rene Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Johnson, Nicole Keller Williams Premier Realty
LeRoux, Jon Coldwell Banker Burnet
Lewis, Robert Buyers Protection Group
O'Brien, Donald Community Association Group
Quinn, Lamar Keller Williams Premier Realty
Ryan, JoAnn Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty
Schanke, Michele Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Scott, Julian VSM Real Estate LLC
Theobald, Kaisha Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Van Langen, Kim City to City Inspections Inc
Wagner, Olivia Re/Max Advantage Plus
Wencl, Neva RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Worwa, Stephanie Re/Max Results