In this Issue   January 4, 2016

SPAAR Office Hours

Embrace Diversity on January 6

Membership Dues, First Quarter MLS Invoices Due; Suspensions Take Effect January 6

30 Under 30: Deadline Approaching

SPAAR Squad: Association Staff Speakers for Office Meetings

MLS Billing Reminders via Text Message

Welcome, New Members!

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SPAAR Office Hours

The Eagan and Coon Rapids locations will closed on the morning of Friday, January 8, due to staff training.

All SPAAR office locations will be closed all day on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Embrace Diversity at SPAAR on January 6

Join SPAAR this Wednesday for Embracing Diversity, an education session that presents a positive, pro-active approach to embracing the opportunity we have to make home ownership available to ALL people. Participants will discover their own "Diversity Profile" and will learn how to work comfortably and build positive business relationships with a diverse clientele. The seminar will also include discussions of programs available for home ownership.

Embracing Diversity will be held Wednesday, January 6, from 11am to 1pm at SPAAR's Maplewood office (325 Roselawn Ave).



2016 Membership Dues, First Quarter MLS Invoices Due; Suspensions Take Effect January 6

2016 Membership Dues and First Quarter MLS invoices were due December 31 (Dues invoices were sent in mid-October and MLS invoices were sent in early December by email from billing@spaar.com). If you have not paid your invoice, please do so promptly to avoid suspension of MLS access and/or association services. Suspensions will take place on January 6. If you have questions regarding your 2016 membership dues and/or first quarter MLS fees, please do not hesitate to contact the association at 651-776-6000.


Deadline Approaching for 30 Under 30 Contest

Each June, REALTORŪ Magazine features 30 rising young stars in the real estate industry, and every year hundreds of real estate practitioners apply to be one of the 30 honorees. All members of the National Association of REALTORSŪ who will be under the age of 30 on May 31, 2016, are eligible to apply. Typically honorees have at least $5 million in sales, three years of experience, exhibit leadership qualities within their association, and bring innovation to real estate.

Applications are due by 12 p.m. CST on January 15, 2016. You will be able to access the online form here. Please note that you will first need to sign in with your REALTOR.org password.



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


SPAAR Squad: Association Speakers for Office Meetings

SPAAR staff would love to join you for your next office meeting! We will give a presentation on association happenings, policy issues, communications, market information and more. You can tailor the presentation to meet your office's needs: choose the length of the presentation and the topics you'd like discussed. We want your agents to have all the information when it comes to the Association. Request speakers today!

Click below to book the SPAAR Squad for your next office meeting!



Get Your MLS Billing Reminders via Text Message

If you prefer to receive MLS billing reminders via text message instead of by email, opt-in to the list. We'll only send one text per invoice that remains unpaid one week prior to the due date. OPT-IN NOW


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
Barone, Anna Edina Realty, Inc.
Massie, Amy RES Realty
Peterson, Briana Generations RE L.L.C