In this Issue   February 29, 2016

Modified Office Hours for SPAAR Remote Locations

SPAAR Members Donate to Blue Star Mothers

NAR Announces Changes to Committee Appointment Process

Did You Know?: What is RPAC

SPAAR & BATC Seeking Little Library Designs

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, 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.


SPAAR Members Make Donation to Blue Star Mothers

SPAAR members delivered a carload of groceries, toiletries, puzzle books and more to assist Blue Star Mothers with their spring We Care packages for active duty soldiers currently serving overseas.

The checks and gift cards collected will be used to pay for postage on these shipments and fill in the remaining care package items needed. Thanks for your generosity, SPAAR members!


NAR Announces Changes to the Committee Appointment Process

The National Association of REALTORS® has announced an important change that will be implemented for the 2017 NAR Committee Appointment Process, which opens on March 7, 2016. The committee appointment process has been changed from a recommendation process to an application process.

To learn more, watch this two-minute video of 2016 NAR President Elect Bill Brown and 2016 NAR First Vice President Elizabeth Mendenhall discussing the more streamlined, efficient committee appointment process for 2017.



Did You Know?: What does RPAC stand for?

RPAC stands for REALTORS® Political Action Committe. Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®. These are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. RPAC doesn’t buy votes. RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.



SPAAR & BATC Seeking Little Library Designs; Book Drive to Follow

SPAAR's Community Engagement Committee has partnered with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) to bring Little Libraries to several communities including Apple Valley, Oakdale, and Anoka. Libraries will be designed by SPAAR and BATC members. Pictured, at right, are two designs that have been submitted and selected. Submissions are currently being accepted for the third location. Got an idea? Submit to amacleod@spaar.com by March 11, 2016. Libraries will be built and installed later this spring. A book drive to stock the libraries will be starting in March. Stay tuned for more details.


Upcoming Education & Events you Don't Want to Miss

  • Thursday, March 3: Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception, 4:30 to 6pm, at Southview Country Club, West St. Paul. 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
  • Wednesday, March 16: Legislative Impact Day, 10am - 4pm, at the Minnesota History Center. 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
Beltz, Jeffrey New Day Realty
Bohmer, Juli Integrity Home Investments,LLC
Cullers, Timothy Keller Williams Integrity Rlty
Davis, James Transition Properties
Dorn, Stasia Forsythe Appraisals, Inc.
Doyle, Andrew Andrew P Doyle
Feghahati, Omid Coldwell Banker Burnet
Fiedler, Tasha Keller Williams Premier Realty
Gilbert, Andrew Andrew W Gilbert
Hagemann, Susan Red Poppy Properties
Holweger, Theresa Edina Realty, Inc.
Juran, Rylan Bridge Realty, LLC
Khang, Lue Creative Results
Knight, Patricia Keller Williams Integrity RE
Lee, Kong Creative Results
Lor, Ka Creative Results
McBride, Pamela Edina Realty, Inc.
McCullough, Brian RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Nguyen, Thien Realty Group, Inc.
Richert, Delmi Realty Executives Results
Roberts, Rohan Coldwell Banker Burnet
Svare, Nicholas Mingo Realty, Inc.
Tipton, Gary Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty
Traufler, Mary Coldwell Banker Burnet
Worden, Jocelyn Coldwell Banker Burnet
Wyse, Laura Generations RE L.L.C
Xiong, Nhou Greater Midwest Realty
Yang, Mai Creative Results