In this Issue   March 7, 2016

Modified Office Hours for SPAAR Remote Locations

SPAAR Welcomes Community Engagement Director

Toys for Joy First Annual Whirlyball Tournament

Seeking Schools to Participate in Fair Housing Poster Contest

March RealTrends Now Available

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 12:30pm tomorrow, March 8 due to staff training. Remote locations will open at 11:30 am on the following days.

  • 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 Welcomes Community Engagement Director

SPAAR is pleased to introduce Joe McKinley, the newest member of the SPAAR team. Joe was hired as SPAAR's new Community Engagement Director. He brings 15 years of nonprofit experience working with both large and small volunteer programs.

Joe will be handling all of SPAAR's community outreach efforts and volunteer opportunities.


Toys for Joy Whirlyball Tournament a Success

Thank you to all who attended the first annual Toys for Joy Whirlyball Tournament. The event, which was held on Monday, February 29th, raised more than $2,500 for charity. Special thanks to event sponsors: Bonfe, RCU, and Nationwide.



Seeking Participants for Fair Housing Poster Contest

SPAAR’s Fair Housing Poster Contest is rapidly approaching. Do you know schools or teachers that may be interested in getting their students involved?

The goal of the Poster Contest is to create awareness of the importance of providing equal housing opportunities to all people. The contest takes place during April – Fair Housing Month—and is open to all students in kindergarten through 5th Grade. Prizes will be awarded to individual and class winners. Entries will be due April 1st. We would like to get information about this opportunity to schools and teachers as soon as possible.

Please contact Joe McKinley at 651-772-6344 or jmckinley@spaar.com with questions or suggestions.

  March 2016 RealTrends Now Available

Your March 2016 issue of RealTrends is now available for viewing online. In this month's issue:

  • Succession Planning as a Business Tool
  • What’s Next for the MLS?
  • Do Your Associates Have the No. 1 Skill?
  • Stay True to Your Culture at Your Events
  • Dan Duffy, CEO, United Country Real Estate 1
  • January Housing Numbers Unit Sales Growth
  • Bryan Fair, operating partner, Keller Williams/Pinnacle Partners Group
  • The New CFPB Scrutiny of MSAs
  • The Price vs. Terms Tradeoff
  • How to Successfully Use Facebook to Market Your Brokerage



Upcoming Education & Events you Don't Want to Miss

  • Thursday, March 10: "Get A Clue" SPAAR & MAAR Mini-Conferece, at the Minneapolis Club. 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
Alberts, Matthew Agent Referral Network
Alsides, Joy Edina Realty, Inc.
Barta, Patricia RE/MAX Experts
Buecksler, Elijah Top Notch Properties & Realty
Carnes, Kelly Keller Williams Integrity RE
Dayton, Crystal Midwest Realty Network
Gabrielli, Douglas Home Assured Inspections LLC
Gaddey, Diana D.R. Horton, Inc.
Hermanson, Daniel Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Kes, Kimberly Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Kiernan, John RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Laguna, Marina Coldwell Banker Burnet
Lundquist, Kenneth Edina Realty, Inc.
Moyer, Seth RE/MAX Results
Mulligan, Michelle Coldwell Banker Burnet
Myhre, Randal Keller Williams Integrity RE
Nde, Donald CENTURY 21 MarketLink Realty
Page, Linda Edina Realty, Inc.
Reier, Annika Keller Williams Professionals
Schaden, Rachel Edina Realty, Inc.
Schaub, Cameron Right Home Inspections
Schmitz, Jane Edina Realty, Inc.
Shackleton, William VIP-PROS
Tillges, Michael Keller Williams Premier Realty
Vue, Maikong Creative Results
Wang, Alicia RE/MAX Professionals