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In this Issue   September 18, 2017

SPAAR Modified Office Hours

Fourth Quarter MLS Invoices Due September 30

SPAAR Welcomes New Board Members

SPAAR Bylaw Changes Approved

Meals From The Heart

2018 Membership Renewal Notices Sent Via Email

Nominate Someone for the Better Communities Award

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 Modified Office Hours

SPAAR's Eagan and Coon Rapids offices will be closed until 11:30am on Tuesday, September 19 for staff training. SPAAR's Maplewood/St. Paul location will maintain regular office hours.

 
 

Fourth Quarter MLS Invoices Due September 30

Fourth Quarter MLS billing was sent by email on September 1 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 September 30 to avoid suspension of MLS access. If not paid on or before September 30, you will incur a $25 reinstatement fee. To access your portal account, please click here. If you have questions regarding your fourth quarter MLS fees, please do not hesitate to contact the association at 651-776-6000.

 
 

SPAAR Welcomes New Board Members

Please welcome SPAAR's newest elected members to the association's Board of Directors. Tracy Baglio, Mary Knudsen and Deb Newell will each serve a three-year term from 2018-2020.

Congratulations Tracy, Mary and Deb!

 
 

SPAAR Bylaw Changes Approved

Voting members of SPAAR were recently asked to approve some changes to the 2017 bylaws. The proposed bylaw updates passed with 93.3 percent of the members voting in favor of the changes.

Here are SPAAR's updated Bylaws.

 
  Meals From The Heart

NEW SHIFT ADDED on Tuesday, September 26 at SPAAR from 12 to 1:00pm.

The new shift was added due to the amazing response to this project! There are also limited volunteer spaces available during the 1pm and 2pm shifts.

If you or your team would like to be part of this exciting community project, please contact Joe McKinley at SPAAR.

Following the project, starting at 3pm, please join us for a thank you cookout. The cookout issponsored by REALTORS® Charitable Foundation and Metro YPN. Join the fun: cheer on volunteers and stop by for a hot dog!
 
 

2018 Membership Renewal Notices Sent Via Email

SPAAR 2018 Membership Renewal Notices were sent via email on August 18th from billing@spaar.com. If you do not see your Renewal Notice in your Inbox, please check your SPAM and Junk folders so you do not miss out on this important information. As a reminder, if payment is not received on or before November 30th, a $50 late payment fee will be added to the amount due. To view important 2018 dues billing information, please click here. If you have questions regarding your membership renewal, please do not hesitate to contact the Association at 651-776-6000.

Please note: Please review your invoice and log into your portal account no later than September 25, 2017 to take advantage of the flexible dues billing payment option. (This program is only available to primary REALTOR® members, and does not apply to MLS only, affiliates, secondary members, unlicensed REALTOR® assistants or new REALTOR® members).

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ONLINE | DIRECTIONS FOR PAYING ONLINE

DIRECTIONS FOR CHOOSING THE PAYMENT PLAN OPTION (For Primary REALTOR® Members ONLY)

 
 

Nominate Someone for the Better Communities Award

We are looking for members who are doing great things in the community for SPAAR's "Better Communities" Award. The award is given annually and its recipient honored at the Winter Social. A financial contribution of $1,000 will be awarded to the recipient’s charitable organization of choice. Eligibility Criteria: Nominees must be REALTOR® or Affiliate members in good standing with the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®. Nominees should be a recognized leader in some community endeavor. Their contributions to a program and/or an organization should result in improving the quality of life in our service area and serve to demonstrate they care about the total well-being of the community. The award is designed to recognize individual contributions, not association or company wide efforts. However, if an individual within a company is instrumental to the triumph of a group effort, he or she is eligible. Download a NOMINATION FORM and submit to Joe McKinley by December 1, 2017.

 
 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • Reducing the risk of criminal victimization to property owners and real estate agents. Friday, Sept. 22. 9am-11am | 12pm-2pm
  • Meals from the Heart. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1pm-4pm. New shifts added! Contact Joe McKinley to register.
  • REALTORS® Unite Annual Conference and Expo. Oct. 4-6. REGISTRATION
  • Wine & Dine Experience. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6pm-8pm. REGISTRATION
  • Toys for Joy Whirlyball. Monday, Oct. 23, 12pm-3pm. 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.

LEARN MORE | 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 of our new members! Thank you for joining, and we look forward to helping you be successful in your business.

Member Name Company Name
Arndt, Tricia Arndt Real Estate Services
Berrospid, Abigail RE/MAX Advantage Plus         
Butte, Meghan Keller Williams Premier Realty
Dakolios, Patricia Pat Dakolios Photography
Grill, Robert Counselor Realty, Inc.
Heumann, Martin Edina Realty, Inc.
Hnatyszyn, Marcus RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Huston, Nicholas Keller Williams Premier Realty
Huynh, Tho Creative Results
Jacobson, Kyle Keller Williams Premier Realty
Jarombek, David Edina Realty, Inc.
Kahnke, Margaret Keller Williams Integrity RE  
Kampmeyer, Tricia Coldwell Banker Burnet        
Kohlhepp, Peter Keller Williams Classic Realty
Kohnen, Terese Edina Realty, Inc.
Lawson, Garnett Cardinal Realty Co.           
Lotts, Donnell Keller Williams Integrity Rlty
Monge, Kristin Edina Realty, Inc.
Nathe, Angela Keller Williams Integrity RE  
Nelson, Dayton MRG Realty Partners, LLC
Oppegard, Cheryl Sunset Realty                 
Ostlie, Heather D.R. Horton, Inc.
Reinhart, Michael Hans Hagen Homes, Inc.
Ruhland, Sarah Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Lovejoy Realty
Seleski, Cynthia Nova Realty LLC
Valerius, David SC REALTY
Valiveti, Sri Lakshmi Bridge Realty, LLC
Vang, Michelle Creative Results
Ziebarth, Lisa Re/Max Results