In this Issue   February 16, 2016

Modified Office Hours for SPAAR Remote Locations

2015 Year-In-Review Now Available

Attend SPAAR's YPN Kick Off on Feb. 25

Community Engagement Committee Collecting Items for Deployed Military

Did You Know?: Supra Concerns

Upcoming Education & Events

SPAAR Squad: Association Staff Speakers for Office Meetings

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!



  Modified Office Hours for SPAAR Remote Locations

SPAAR's Eagan and Coon Rapids offices will be opening at 11:30am on the following days, due to staff training.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SPAAR's Maplewood/St. Paul location will maintain regular office hours on these dates.

  2015 SPAAR Year-in-Review Now Available

In 2015 SPAAR members donated countless hours of their time, and through SPAAR charitable efforts, more than $15,000 to local charities. We are proud to be an association supporting “Better Agents, Better Communities.”

Take a look at what else SPAAR and its members accomplished in 2015.


SPAAR Young Professional Network to Kick Off New Year on Thursday, Feb. 25

SPAAR's Metro Young Real Estate Professionals Network is excited to kick off 2016! Please join us at Louis Ristorante & Bar on Thursday, February 25th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. We will provide appetizers and cash bar will be available. This networking event is open to all REALTORS® and Affiliate members and gives you an opportunity to network and grow your business. Thank you to the following event sponsors: Coldwell Banker Burnet, Stearns Lending, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

We're holding this event to get to know you and your real estate business better, but also to help give back to our communities. While the event is free, we will be collecting new adult-sized socks to donate to the Dorothy Day Center, a charitable organization that provides meals, mental health services and medical care, showers, and much more to help people experiencing homelessness.

CLICK TO REGISTER or email RSVP to amacleod@spaar.com


Did You Know?: Supra Concerns

Did you know that Supra's in-house support team is available to answer your questions 7 days a week from 7am to 9pm? Their real estate agent support team can help you with billing and technical questions, as well as questions about your lockbox. To connect with the Real Estate Agent Support call 1-877-699-6787 or visit their website at www.supraekey.com. If you are a current Supra user you can get an authorization code for your key by logging in to your Supra account.

Here are a couple other helpful Supra resources:



SPAAR Community Engagement Committee Collecting Items for Blue Star Mothers and US Military Stationed Overseas

The SPAAR Community Engagement Committee is collecting goods, gift cards, phone cards and monetary donations (checks made out to Blue Star Mothers) for their Easter "We Care" packages for our military stationed overseas. Donations can be dropped off at all three SPAAR locations now through February 26.



Upcoming Educational Events you Don't Want to Miss

  • Wednesday, February 17: Minnesota Association of REALTORS® Learn More Earn More Series, 9am to noon, at the Maple Grove Community Center. REGISTER
  • Wednesday, February 24: SPAAR Lunch & Learn: Failed to Save for Retirement – Now What?, 11:30am to 1pm. REGISTER
  • Thursday, March 10: "Get a Clue" Mini Conference, 1am to 5pm, at the Minneapolis Club. The event is co-sponsored by SPAAR and MAAR Young Professionals Networks. REGISTER

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!



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
Churchill, Daniel Daniel E. Churchill Real Estate
Cocchiarella, Mary Coldwell Banker Burnet
Grendahl, Debra "Debbie" Coldwell Banker Burnet
Jenny, Amanda Edina Realty, Inc.
Koralli, Aarti Bridge Realty, LLC
Refshaw, Meredee Coldwell Banker Burnet
Shay, John Greater Midwest Realty
Sutton, Helen Keller Williams Premier Realty
Thao, Xiong Fish MLS Realty
Thompson, Steven Coldwell Banker Burnet
Vang, Fong 1st In Service Realty, Inc.
Vang, Xo Creative Results
VanHoorik, William Keller Williams Integrity NW