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In this Issue   March 20, 2017

SPAAR Modified Office Hours

Second Quarter MLS Invoices Due March 31

SPAAR Monthly Stats Release

Registration Now Open for Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever

Spring Cleaning with a Meaning

VOTE NOW: 30 Under 30

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 Modified Office Hours

SPAAR's Eagan and Coon Rapids offices will be closed until 11:30am on Tuesday, March 21 for staff training. SPAAR's Maplewood/St. Paul location will maintain regular office hours.

 
 

Second Quarter MLS Invoices Due March 31

Second Quarter MLS billing was sent by email on March 2 from billing@spaar.com. If you do not see the notice in your Inbox, please check your SPAM and Junk folders so you do not miss out on this important information. As a reminder, payment must be received on or before March 31 to avoid suspension of MLS access. If not paid on or before March 31, you will incur a $25 reinstatement fee. To access your portal account, please click here. If you have questions regarding your second quarter MLS fees, please do not hesitate to contact the association at 651-776-6000.

 
 

Proposed Savings Account a Boost for First-Time Homebuyers

Released March 15, 2017. Twin Cities home prices continued to rise in February, and demand remained strong. Buyer activity continued to outpace seller activity, culminating in relatively quick sales and low supply. The low inventory situation and affordability crunch has been particularly hard on first-time buyers struggling to get into the market.

“The limited inventory is a challenge for any buyer, but it is particularly burdensome for first-time buyers who may not have funds available for a down payment,” said Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® President Tina Angell. “REALTORS® are working on developing solutions to help alleviate this burden, despite tight market conditions.” 

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Registration Now Open for Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever

Registration is now open for the Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever, brought to you by SPAAR's Metro YPN. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 8am-12pm, at Banquets of MN in Fridley.

Attend for a FREE continental breakfast, FREE hour of CE, and keynote by, O'Neal Hampton, former Army paratrooper and contestant on Season 9 of "The Biggest Loser." O'Neal has a life story guaranteed to inspire, and shares the message that it's never too late to make a positive change in your life.

NEW THIS YEAR! Join us for a VIP lunch after the event! VIP Tickets are $50, and include premiere seating during event, photo op, and lunch with O'Neal. Space is limited, and all proceeds will directly benefit the Girls and Boys Club of the Twin Cities, Metro YPN's community partner for 2017.

Breakfast sponsors for this year's event include: Bonfe's Plumbing, Heating & Air Service, Inc., Liberty Title, RCU, Spacecrafting, TitleSmart, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

CLICK TO REGISTER

 
 

Spring Cleaning with a Meaning

A request from Bridging, SPAAR’s Community Partner and home of the Dresser Build. Please share this information with your buyers or sellers who may need to downsize furnishings or household items:

Spring is just around the corner, and you might be getting the urge to pare down and purge some of the items you've accumulated over the months. As you work to remove excess clutter in your own life, think of the fresh start you can offer to a family in need this year.

Not ready for Spring cleaning quite yet? That's OK! Bridging needs items to furnish homes with hope year-round. Pass this information on to family and friends who may be considering updating their furnishings, decluttering or moving.

SEE THE FULL LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED

 
 

Two SPAAR Members Named 30 Under 30 Finalists - VOTE NOW

REALTOR® Magazine recently published the list of finalists for their 2017 30 Under 30. Two SPAAR members were named to the list: Henry Edelstein with CBB - Highland Park, and Trent Zimmer with CBB - Apple Valley. The finalist who receives the most public votes will win 30 Under 30's Web Choice Award winner, and be automatically listed to the 30 Under 30 Class of 2017. Cast your vote here: http://realtormag.realtor.org/30-under-30/finalist/2017/03/2017-30-under-30-finalists

All winners will be announced in REALTOR® Magazine later this spring. In determining who makes the 30 Under 30 list, REALTOR® Magazine staff looks for candidates who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers.

CAST YOUR VOTE

 
 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • RPR Basics/Getting Started with RPR. Wednesday, March 22, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm
  • Coon Rapids REALTORS® Forum. Thursday, March 30, 9am-12pm. REGISTRATION
  • Residential Real Estate Summit. Friday, April 7, 8am-12pm. REGISTRATION
  • Red Wing Micropolitan Summit. Friday, April 21, 10am-2pm. REGISTRATION
  • Cheers for Charity. Monday, April 24, 5pm-8pm, at Flat Earth Brewing Company. REGISTRATION
  • Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever. Tuesday, May 23, 8am-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
Asmar, Janine Coldwell Banker Burnet
Beyer, Rebecca Coldwell Banker Burnet
Bunay, Carlos Realty Executives Results
Gleason, Jordan Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Gordhamer, Richard Greater Midwest Realty
Harris, Nicholas Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Haug, Ian Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Huemoeller, Lia Virtuance
Lee, Kong Creative Results
Lowe, Yolanda (Loni) Keller Williams Premier Realty
Matthees, Brandon iMetro Property
McLain, Scott Oakwood Realty, LLC.
Nimis, Jeffrey Keller Williams Premier Realty
Okeakpu, Emeka CENTURY 21 MarketLink Realty
Overhaug, Joseph RE/MAX Results
Owens, Erika Coldwell Banker Burnet
Pearson, Jamal Edina Realty, Inc.
Raj, Anthony White Bear Lake Realty
Ramler, Cindy Realty Group, Inc.
Schuett, Courtney Keller Williams Classic Realty
Smilanich, Cassy Coldwell Banker Burnet
Straus, Robert Realty Executives Top Results
Tabery, Kellie Keller Williams Premier Realty
Ternes, Patricia Coldwell Banker Burnet
Usitalo, Raenna Keller Williams Classic Realty
Vang, Julie Creative Results
Waldemar, Taylor Space Crafting Photography
Waschenbecker, Jennifer Keller Williams Integrity NW
Wencl, Kenneth RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Xiong, Ha Creative Results
Yang, Dao Creative Results
Ziegler, Sam Space Crafting Photography