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In this Issue   May 23, 2016

SPAAR Offices Closed May 30 for Memorial Day

Eagan Office to Close Early Tomorrow

SPAAR Members Make a Difference with Rebuilding Together

SPAAR Monthly Stats Release

Have you Completed the Quadrennial Period Code of Ethics Training?

SPAAR Collecting Books for Books Around the Block

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!
 
 
 

 

 


 

SPAAR Offices Closed May 30 for Memorial Day

SPAAR offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31.

 
 

Eagan Office to Close Early Tomorrow

SPAAR's Eagan office will close at 3:30 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24, for a staff meeting.

 
 

SPAAR Members Make a Difference with Rebuilding Together

On Wednesday, May 18, SPAAR member volunteers worked on projects at a home in Maplewood, for a couple in need. The volunteers built a deck and replaced uneven steps at the back of the home. Volunteers also removed and replaced a retaining wall and built a raised planter area.

SPAAR’s nonprofit partner for this project was Rebuilding Together Twin Cities (RTTC). RTTC identifies low income homeowners and provides assistance with home repairs that are designed to improve accessibility, energy efficiency and safety. The goal is to enable homeowners to remain in their homes and promote neighborhood investment and stability.


 
 

April Stats Release: Housing Inventory Remains Low

Released May 17, 2016 - New listings for 2016 Twin Cities region for-sale homes dropped to 8,445 or 2% from 8,614 last year, not an extraordinary variation in terms of year-over-year performance of itself. However, these low inventory conditions are exacerbated by stronger pending sales, increased closed sales, and fewer days on the market. The pace of the market and the dwindling numbers of new listings together are responsible for the lack of replenishment of for sale home inventory.

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Have You Completed the Quadrennial Period Code of Ethics Training?

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 (Updated 5/16/16) 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.

CLICK HERE to view options for enrolling in an NAR approved Code of Ethics class. To check if you have completed the Code of Ethics training in this quadrennial period, CLICK HERE or call SPAAR at 651-776-6000.

 
 

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.

 
 

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Looking for useful content for upcoming office meetings? SPAAR Squad is here to help! Our staff members are available to attend your meeting and speak about a variety of relevant topics. We also provide onsite training (some with free CE) for groups of 25 or more.

VIEW SPAAR SQUAD TOPIC LIST | COMPLETE SPAAR SQUAD REQUEST FORM

 
 

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

 
 

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
Bohme, Antonio Inspections Plus, Inc.
Chapman, Thomas "Chris" Sunset Realty
Christ, Charles Coldwell Banker Burnet
Day, Thomas HomeTeam Inspection Service
Furlong, Shannon Coldwell Banker Burnet
Hoffmann, Sean Norton Realty, Inc
Jacobsen, Melissa Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Jenson, Dominik Keller Williams Integrity Rlty
Johnston, Paul Incentive Realty
Kirchoff, Zachary Keller Williams Classic Realty
Leasure, Aubrey Re/Max Advantage Plus
Leindecker, Paul Keller Williams Premier Realty
McNeil, Carrie McNeil Inspections
Miller, Mai Kia Creative Results
Otteson, Shaylene Cartwright Realty, Inc
Pasch, Teresa Coldwell Banker Burnet
Pringle, Jenny Housing Hub LLC
Rahn, Debra "Debbie" RE/MAX Professionals
Sanders, Chantel Citi Realty
Scott, Bethany Priority One Management Inc
Sivyer, Deena Vibrant Realty
Skrove, Jordan eGreen Realty & Property Mgmt
Stublaski, Johnathan Realty Group, Inc.
Vollbrecht, Brian Mingo Realty, Inc.
Witte, Cameron Accent RE & Inv Group
Xiong, Thame Creative Results