In this Issue   May 31, 2016

Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting - Thanks to All Who Attended

Third Quarter MLS Dues Coming this Week

SPAAR 2016 Fair Housing Poster Contest Winners

June 2016 Real Trends Now Available

SPAAR REALTOR® Jaclyn M. Ayde Earns GRI Designation

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!




Thanks to All Who Attended the Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever

SPAAR's MetroYPN Committee would like to thank everyone who joined them for the 2016 Biggest Tuesday Sales Meeting Ever. The sold-out event was held on Tuesday, May 24, at the Eagan Community Center.



Third Quarter MLS Dues to be Sent this Week

Watch your inbox! Third Quarter MLS invoices will be sent out this week. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the association at 651-776-6000.


2016 Fair Housing Poster Contest Awards

SPAAR's Diversity Committee visited Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights on May 20, to recognize the winners of the 2016 Fair Housing Poster Contest. The entries were on display at SPAAR's Saint Paul office through the month of April, and winners were determined by member votes.



June 2016 Real Trends Now Available

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

  • A New Way to Look at Zillow and Realtor.com
  • 1987: A Look Back at REAL Trends
  • Does Your Team Have The Happiness Advantage?
  • Drafting Ideal Team Players
  • Dave Ridley, former CMO, Southwest Airlines
  • April Housing Sales Show Slight Uptick
  • The Unbalanced Housing Market
  • Vacation Home Sales Retreat
  • D’Ann Harper, President, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, Realtors®
  • Share Your TRID Concerns
  • How are Multiples Determined?
  • What is the Lifetime Value of a Lead?
  • Lead Generation vs. Lead Capture



SPAAR REALTOR® Jaclyn M. Ayde Earns GRI Designation

SPAAR REALTOR® Jaclyn M. Ayde was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, Ayde of Weichert, Realtors-Advantage in Woodbury, joins other top REALTORS® in the residential real estate industry from across the nation who hold this designation. Additional information about the Institute and other educational opportunities for professional real estate agents may be obtained by contacting the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® at 800-862-6097.


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 5/26/16) 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.



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
Blesi, Michael Keller Williams Integrity NW
Hofstedt, Joshua Cannon Realty Inc
Letourneau, Sara Spring Side Realty
Malani, Lisa Keller Williams Classic Realty
Nasvik, Paul Heartland Inspections, Inc.
Thingvold, Gregory High Pointe Realty, Inc.
Trumble, Michael All-in-One Home Inspecting
Vidor, Erin Oakwood Realty, LLC.
Zinter, Jean Edina Realty, Inc.