In this Issue   March 21, 2016

Modified Office Hours for SPAAR Remote Locations

Quadrennial Code of Ethics Training Requirement

Second Quarter MLS Invoices Due March 31

Voting Now Open for 30 Under 30

SPAAR Charitable Foundation Accepting Applications for Scholarship Program

Upcoming Education & Events

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

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 11:30 am on the following days, due to staff training.

  • 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.


Quadrennial Period Code of Ethics Training Requirement Ends Dec. 31, 2016

The mandated four-year cycle to meet the Code of Ethics Training for The National Association of REALTORS® membership requirement ends December 31, 2016. If you do not have the NAR Code of Ethics completed by December 31, 2016 your membership will be suspended per the NAR bylaws. If your name is not on the list then you need to complete the NAR Code of Ethics. If you have taken an approved NAR Code of Ethics training class please be sure to submit proof of completion to SPAAR at spaar@spaar.com.

You can take the NAR approved Code of Ethics in one of the following ways:

At SPAAR-325 Roselawn Ave E, St Paul, MN 55117
Approved for 2.5 CE credits (Cost is $10.00 per class)
Click here for class schedule and registration links

Online Course-

To check if you have completed the Code of Ethics training in this quadrennial period, click here or call SPAAR at 651-776-6000.


Second Quarter MLS Invoices Due March 31

Second Quarter MLS billing was sent by email on March 2 from billing@spaar.com. If you do not see the notice in your Inbox, please check your SPAM and Junk folders so you do not miss out on this important information. As a reminder, payment must be received on or before March 31 to avoid suspension of MLS access. If not paid on or before March 31, you will incur a $25 reinstatement fee. To access your portal account, please click here. If you have questions regarding your second quarter MLS fees, please do not hesitate to contact the association at 651-776-6000.


Cast Your Vote for 2016 30 Under 30

Voting is now underway for REALTOR® Magazine's 30 Under 30 Web Choice Award. You can help one of the 50 finalists land a spot in REALTOR® Magazine's 30 Under 30 class of 2016. You can cast your vote for your favorite finalist here. SPAAR's own Henry Edelstein of Coldwell Banker Burnet in St. Paul is one of the finalists. You can read more about Henry here. To learn about the 30 Under 30 Program, and to cast your vote, visit realtormag.realtor.org/30-under-30.


SPAAR Collecting Books for Books Around the Block

SPAAR's Community Engagement Committee has partnered with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) Young Professional Committee to design and build three "Little Libraries" within the Twin Cities metro area. The committee is now holding a book drive to stock the libraries, which will be installed at their locations in May. Books for donation should be in new, or gently used condition. We are looking for children’s books or general interest books. (No missing covers, no old college textbooks)

Books can be dropped off at all three SPAAR locations, and at BATC - 2960 Centre Pointe Dr., Roseville.

The Little Libraries will be located in Apple Valley, Oakdale, and Anoka. Designs for the libraries were selected from entries from SPAAR and BATC members. The winners of the design contest are Shelley Santine from Cundy, Santine & Associates, Architects, LLC and Erin Jones from FocalPoint Flooring Cabinets & Design.

For more information about the project contact Joe McKinley at jmckinley@spaar.com or 651-772-6344.


SPAAR Charitable Foundation Accepting Scholarship Program Applications

Do you have a child or grandchild who is attending college in Fall 2016? Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is awarding $1000 scholarships for children or grandchildren of SPAAR members in good standing. Eligible students must plan on attending a two- or four-year college, university or trade school beginning in the fall of 2016.

Applications are due April 29, 2016. Questions? please contact Joe McKinley at jmckinley@spaar.com or 651-772-6344.



Upcoming Education & Events you Don't Want to Miss

  • Wednesday, March 23: Lunch & Learn - Understanding Investment Risks, 11:30am - 1pm, at SPAAR. REGISTER
  • Wednesday, March 30: Introduction to REALTORS Property Resource (RPR), 10am - to 11am, at SPAAR. 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
Banaszewski, Terri Sunrise Banks
Baum, Zachary Keller Williams Classic Realty
Boadu-Mensah, Juliana Coldwell Banker Burnet
Brainer, Lisa RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Cejvan, Sanja Coldwell Banker Burnet
Fredrickson, Johnathan Premier Property Inspection
Goblisch, Gregory Accuspec Home Inspections
Hansen, Barry Hansen & Young, Inc.
Hansen, Bryce Hansen & Young, Inc.
Hicks, Peggy RE/MAX Results
Iacarella, James Sunrise Banks
King, Talia Realty Group, Inc.
Linet, Dylan Realty Group, Inc.
O'Grady, Kandice RE/MAX Results
Timmons, David Hampton Companies
Voller, Kathryn Edina Realty, Inc.
Yang, Wendy Results Support Services, Inc
Zastrow, Colleen Scott County Taxation Dept