In this Issue   November 7, 2016

Get Out to Vote

Thank You Veterans

November 2016 RealTrends Now Available

SPAAR Committees: Apply Now!

In Need of Health Insurance?

Apply for 30 Under 30 2017

Upcoming Education & Events

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!



  Get Out to Vote Tomorrow

Show me a REALTORS® and I will show you someone who is fully engaged and cares deeply about their community, county, state, and country. Realtors® sell houses, houses become homes. Homes become neighborhoods, on and on. It is the foundation of who we are and where we come from.

Show me candidates with different ideas and the right to discuss those ideas, I will show you a Democracy. Democracies are not designed to be easy, and this election is sure a testament to that, we truly are engaged in a battle for ideas and that's the point.

All candidates should be thanked for stepping forward and offering to lead. After all, candidates are just citizens who volunteer to help make their community better and offer solutions. Is that not also what REALTORS® do everyday?

Of course, the campaigns do end and candidates and ideas have all been considered. Winners must be chosen and leaders must emerge.

Who will lead us? What is our path forward? Those results are up to you on Election Day.

Get Out To Vote!



Veterans Day: Thanking Those Who have Served

With Veterans Day coming up on Friday, November 11, SPAAR would like to take a moment to recognize members who have served in the U.S. Military. Thank you to all SPAAR members who are veterans, including:

Talla Antonczak, Richard Bair, James Butcher, Clayton Byrd, James Celkis, Jeffrey Davis, Ryan DeRoode, Stephen Duckworth, Zachary Duckworth, Ronald Bruce Durham, Mark Erickson, Kenneth Frank, Leo (Doyle) Freemyer, Sam Fudenberg, Norm Geiger, Charles Glassing, Rick Gullickson, Alex Harshman, Bradley Hetland, Patrick Igo, Luke Ihde, James Johnson, Gerald Johnson, Richard Ketterling, James Kortas, Ricky Koss, Tony Kuczaboski, Timothy Lange, Ken Larson, Larry Lauer, Larry Lawrence, Clare Lillis, Richard Lipke, Lloyd Maus, Jack McCarty, Jason Metzger, Edward Mielech, Robert Miller, Lonnie Ness, Peter Nett, Glenn Norman, Richard Noyes, David Ochs, Paul Ostby, Travis Petschl, Gary Quam, Colleen Raskob, Glen Roseland, Claude Schmuki, John Schuster, Donald Sinnwell, Valarie Smith, Glenn Solberg, Jerome Stewart, Robert Thompson, Collin Vold, Marty Weber, Dale Weiss, Jerry Wicklund, Tom Wilkinson, Terry Wilkinson, Jonathan Wissler, Evette Wissler, Jennifer Yankovec

If you are veteran and are not on the list, please let us know so we can update our records.


November 2016 RealTrends Now Available

Your November 2016 issue of RealTrends is now available for viewing online.

In this month's issue:

  • The Three Deadly Brokerage Sins
  • Lone Wolf: Are Recruitment and Retention Just a Numbers Game?
  • Does Your Brokerage Have the Three Essential Virtues?
  • Craig Cheatham, CEO, The Realty Alliance
  • What the PHH Decision Means
  • Savers Under Attack; Real Estate is the Target
  • Demand for Australian Residential Real Estate is Changing
  • The Market Begins to Cool
  • Measuring The Success of Digital Marketing Campaigns
  • Is Technology Fragmentation Leading to Security Vulnerabilities in Real Estate?



SPAAR Committees: Accepting Applications for 2017

SPAAR is accepting applications for committee positions in 2017. Serving as a member of a SPAAR comittee or board provides many rewarding benefits including: developing leadership skills, expanding your network, and cultivating your skills and talents. Our volunteer members also provide a crucial role in shaping the future of our association. No matter what your skills and interests, SPAAR has a committee for you! Applications will be accepted through November 18, 2016.



In Need of Health Insurance?

REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace is an exclusive ‘one-stop’ insurance shopping site. It provides NAR members with a roster of health and wellness insurance plans and products, including a major medical health insurance exchange.

  • Obtain quotes, compare plans and purchase directly online.
  • All plans are from top-rated insurance carriers.
  • Site is powered by SASid, a trusted NAR partner who specializes in helping NAR members find the best insurance plans and products for themselves and their families.

Apply for 30 Under 30 2017

Are you killing it in sales, taking on leadership roles, or making a difference in your community? You may have what it takes to join the ranks of the 30 Under 30 class of 2017. REALTOR® Magazine is accepting applications now through Jan. 17. All members of the National Association of REALTORS® who will be under the age of 30 as of May 31, 2017 are invited to apply.



Upcoming Education & Events

  • Introduction to Realtors Property Resource (RPR). Wednesday, Nov. 9, 10am-11am. 1.0 CE Hours. REGISTRATION
  • One91 Realtors Summit. Thursday, Nov. 10, 9am-11am at Burnsville High School. REGISTRATION
  • Dresser Build with Bridging. Friday, Nov. 11, 9:30am-12pm. REGISTRATION
  • Environmental Topics for Realtors, hosted by Washington County. Thursday, Nov. 17, Noon-4:30pm. REGISTRATION
  • MetroYPN Year End Celebration at the Nook. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 5pm-7pm. 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.



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
Baxter, James Baxta Design
Belling, Christopher Edina Realty, Inc.
Bueckers, Brandon Realty Group, Inc.
Burnham, Matthew L Keller Williams Integrity NW
Deyak, Lisa Real Estate Masters, Ltd.
Dufour, Angelita Marathon Realty
Granlund, Gregory Edina Realty, Inc.
Hermanson, Murray M David Chandler Real Estate
Hogan, Teresa Edina Realty, Inc.
Janisch, Brenda Re/Max Results
Killian, Carrie Edina Realty, Inc.
Krebsbach, Laurel Krebsbach and Associates
Lopez, Mario National Realty Guild
Lundahl, Erik Keller Property Management Hol
Lundeen, Chad RES Realty
Payne, Dennise LaBelle Real Estate Group Inc
Posthumus, Dwayne Greater Midwest Realty
Ramsay, Sandra Edina Realty, Inc.
Savageau, Angela RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Schmidt, Timothy Heartland Inspections, Inc.
Semrau, Jill Keller Williams Integrity NW
Singh, Amarjit Keller Williams Classic Realty
Tawfick, Peter Keller Williams Integrity RE
Tilsen, Noah Cardinal Realty Co.
Wickard, Ryan Keller Williams Classic Realty
Zaldivar-Marquez, Esperanza Realty Executives Results