In this Issue   January 19, 2016

SPAAR Store Clearance

Fluent in another language? We need your expertise!

Mini-Library Design Contest

Upcoming Community Events

SPAAR Squad: Association Staff Speakers for Office Meetings

MLS Billing Reminders via Text Message

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!
2015 Realtors Conference




SPAAR Store Clearance

A selection of SPAAR Store merchandise is on sale for $1.00 each! Clearance items available include a variety of sign riders, corrugated open house signs, info tubes for flyers, and No Smoking/Please Don’t Sit On Furniture signs, and more. The sale items are available at the St. Paul office until they are gone. Call 651-776-6000 for more information.


Fluent in another language? We need your expertise!

The SPAAR Diversity Committee created four 1-page, consumer focused flyers for members to use with clients. We now need help reviewing the translated versions of these useful tools.

If you are fluent in Arabic, Cambodian, Lao, Oromo (Afan), Somalian, Russian, or Vietnamese, we'd appreciate your help in ensuring the translated content is correct.

Flyer topics include: Why use a REALTOR®, Benefits of Owning a Home, Buying After Foreclosure or Bankruptcy
The Path to Ownership.

If you are interested in being part of the review process, please contact Mandy Boldt.


Mini-Library Design Contest: Fun, Funky, Classy, Stylish Little Library Designs Wanted!

Get out your drawing pencil and show us your design chops! The BATC Young Professionals and SPAAR Community Engagement Committee are ready to build three Free Little Libraries from your designs. Winning designers will be noted on the libraries and included in our press releases/events. And to add even more incentive, we’ll be awarding prizes worth up to $100.

•  Approximately 20-inches wide by 15-inches deep and 18-inches high with access door
•  Submit colored sketches with or without build specifications for our build teams
•  Three different locations will appeal separately to children, teens and retirees
•  Suggestions and specs can be found here:  http://littlefreelibrary.org/build/

•  Sketches due February 19, 2016, to Heather Griffis, BATC (Heather@BATC.org, call 651-697-7573 with questions).


Upcoming Community Events


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
Aretz, Brooke Keller Williams Integrity Rlty
Baumrucker, Michael Attractive Realty
Bost-Strandine, Larina Wissota Real Estate, Inc.
Brown, Anthony Keller Williams Classic Realty
Christenson, Rhea Stanek Realty, Inc.
Eggersgluess, Makenzie RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Hardy, Adria J.C. Gagnon Realty Inc.
Johnson, Stacey SPARA Realty, Inc
Khang, Koulong Creative Results
Lee, Lisa Commonwealth Realty
Nelson, Alexandra Nelson Family Realty
Nelson, Tyler Nelson Family Realty
Nesgoda, Cole Edina Realty, Inc.
Nolby, David Keller Williams Classic Realty
Raimi, Shirzad RES Realty
Schultz, David "Trip" RE/MAX Synergy