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March 26, 2018
SPAAR Impact supports Better Agents and Better Communities
SPAAR Impact was created to designate funds to qualifying internal and external groups as chosen through an application process. An applicant's request will be selected based on SPAAR's objective to create Better Agents and Better Communities using the criteria that includes one or more components from SPAAR's four primary areas of focus:
  • Advocacy
  • Community Engagement/Consumer Outreach
  • Professional Development
  • Communication

Click here to learn more about SPAAR Impact. 

Students: share what it means for dreams to come true as part  of the Fair Housing essay and poster contests
Share what it means to make dreams come true, the topic of the 2018 Fair Housing essay and poster contest.

April is National Fair Housing Month and 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Sponsored by the Diversity Committee of the Saint Paul Area Association of  REALTORS┬« (SPAAR), this is an opportunity to learn about, remember and talk about the protections provided by  the Fair Housing Act (FHA).  Students are invited to share the impact of the Fair Housing Act.  How has the FHA impacted  you your family or your community?
 
Students in grades 6 to 12 are encouraged to take part in the Fair Housing essay contest  and younger students in grades K through 5 are encouraged to share their talents by taking part in the Fair Housing poster contest: making dreams come true.

Essays and posters are due April 13, 2018. Click on the links above for more detail.
RealSatisfied: a new benefit for SPAAR members
How is RealSatisfied working for you?

SPAAR now provides RealSatisfied as a free, member-only benefit. Rolled out to all members in February, this tool is designed to help REALTORS® be more competitive in the real estate marketplace.

Brokerages and managers are not required to take any action to implement RealSatisfied, as the tool has been purchased by SPAAR for individual SPAAR members; however, if an office wants broker access the broker dashboard may be purchased for $600 per office annually.

Go to spaar.com to find more information about RealSatisfied including how to get started and tutorials to learn how the tool works, and more.
Second quarter MLS fees due by March 31
 
Second quarter MLS billing was sent by email on March 1 from billing@spaar.com.
 
If you do not see the notice in your Inbox, please check your SPAM and junk folders in order to not miss this important information. As a reminder, a payment must be received on or before March 31 to avoid suspension of MLS access. If payment is not received on or before March 31, there will be a $25 reinstatement fee. To access your portal account, please click here.
 
Feel free to contact the membership staff at SPAAR at (651) 776-6000 should you have any questions regarding first quarter MLS fees.
SPAAR members and staff support VAREP chapter launch
Nearly three dozen SPAAR members and staff attended the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) Twin Cities chapter launch on March 20. VAREP is dedicated to increasing sustainable homeownership, financial-literacy education, VA loan awareness and economic opportunities for the active military and veteran communities.
Trent Zimmer named among 30 Under 30
Congratulations to SPAAR member Trent Zimmer! Trent was named among REALTOR® Magazine's 30 Under 30 for 2018. Read more about Trent and his wonderful accomplishment!
SPAAR in the news
See SPAAR in the news? We'd love to know about it. Please let us know if you see articles in your local paper about SPAAR members, events or other news. You can send an email to jkovacich@spaar.com or mail to Jennifer Kovacich at SPAAR (325 Roselawn Ave E, St. Paul, MN  55117) or simply let us know the station or publication. Thank you!
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.

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