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In this Issue   May 22, 2017

SPAAR Offices Closed May 29

Last Chance: Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting is Tomorrow

SPAAR Welcomes New Government Affairs Director

2017 Fair Housing Poster Contest Awards

SPAAR Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

Renew your Continuing Education Credits by June 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 Offices Closed May 29

SPAAR offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

 
 

Last Chance: Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting is Tomorrow

Today is your last chance to get tickets to the Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever! This year's event, hosted by SPAAR's Metro YPN committee, will be held Tuesday, May 23, at Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley. Schedule is as follows:

  • 8am-9am: FREE Breakfast, networking, vendor fair
  • 9am-10am: 1 hour of FREE CE
  • 10:15am-12pm: Keynote, O'Neal Hampton, Season 9 contestant on "The Biggest Loser"
  • 12pm-1pm: VIP lunch

Thanks to the following businesses for their support: Ancona Title, Bonfe's Plumbing, Heating & Air Service, Inc., Glide-Cam Property Tours, HouseMaster Home Inspections, Liberty Title, North American Title Company, Rainbow International Restoration of Shoreview, REALTORS Charitable Foundation, Royal Credit Union, Spacecrafting, Square Feet Floor Plans, TitleSmart, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Zerorez

REGISTER FOR THE BIGGEST TUESDAY SALES MEETING EVER

 
  SPAAR Welcomes New Government Affairs Director

SPAAR is pleased to announce that Forrest Cyr has joined the team as Government Affairs Director. Forrest comes to SPAAR from the Builders Association of MN (BAM) where he was Director of Government Affairs and Communications. At BAM his responsibilities included lobbying for common-sense, pro-housing legislation and coordinating electoral advocacy efforts through BAM’s PAC. He has also worked as a contract lobbyist where one of his main clients was a large non-profit health care system. Forrest brings strong skills in policy analysis (especially related to housing issues), advocacy and coalition building to the position.

Forrest can be contacted at fcyr@spaar.com or 763-489-3306.

 
 

2017 Fair Housing Poster Contest Awards

Congratulations to first graders from Mounds Park Academy, winners of the 2017 Fair Housing Poster Contest. The entries were on display at SPAAR's Saint Paul office through the month of April, and winners were determined by member votes. SPAAR's Diversity Committee visited the school today to present the awards.

 
 

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.

 
 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever. Tuesday, May 23, 8am-12pm. REGISTRATION
  • 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
  • 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
Adkerson, Bradley McKinzie Metro Appraisals
Backstrom, Heather Weichert, Realtors-Premier
Bhakta, Ankit Vibrant Realty
Brown, Michael Keller Williams Premier Realty
Carlson, Leah Carlson Smith and Company
Franxman, Alexis Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Hanson, Rod RE/MAX Advisors
Hughes, Kristina Edina Realty, Inc.
Johnson, Douglas Coldwell Banker Burnet
Johnson, Pamela Gary S Hoecherl & Associates
Lafferty, Taylor Keller Williams Premier Realty
Mead, Ashley Coldwell Banker Results
Norman, Christopher WIN Home Inspection/Woodbury
Ponce, Orlando VSM Real Estate LLC
Rieken, Lisa Four Sale Real Estate, Inc.
Schmidt, Nicholl RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Schwartz, Christine Keller Williams Premier Realty
Souvannavong, Katherine Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Tupy, Jacob RE/MAX Advantage Plus
VanMeveren, Christopher Red Key Realty
Voss, Richard (Dick) Edina Realty, Inc.
Wood, Chad Keller Williams Integrity RE
Yohannes, Abel Coldwell Banker Burnet