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In this Issue   June 6, 2016

Renew your Continuing Education Credits by June 30

Eagan Office Closed June 14

Share Your Story and Win: Secret Lives of Real Estate Professionals

Have you Completed the Quadrennial Period Code of Ethics Training?

Save the Date: Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament is August 15

Habitat for Humanity REALTORS® Build Week is August 15 through 19

Introducing NAR’s new Members’ Gift Galleria

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!
 
 
 
 

 

 


 

June is License Renewal Month: Review Your CE Transcript

All licenses are on a two-year renewal cycle. All agents are required to complete at least 15 hours of approved Continuing Education every year, for a total of 30 in each renewal cycle. The 2015 - 2016 module requirement is "Fair Housing, Agency, and Legal Update.”

The deadline for continuing education credits is June 30, 2016 (Agents should check with their broker as their deadline could be earlier). Make sure you have met all your requirements by visiting www.pulseportal.com and following the INSTRUCTIONS TO VIEW YOUR CE TRANSCRIPT. Note: In order to receive an email notification in the case of license suspension, please make sure that your email address is current with the MN Department of Commerce.

If you have any questions, please contact the association at 651-776-6000.

 
 

Eagan Office Closed June 14

SPAAR's Eagan office will be closed on Tuesday, June 14, for a staff meeting.

 
 

Share Your Story and Win: Secret Lives of Real Estate Professionals

REAL Trends knows that real estate professionals have lives that are about more than contracts, open houses and virtual tours. There’s a whole secret world that we want to uncover! Perhaps you moonlight as a guitarist in an AC/DC cover band (Angus Young, anyone?), or you were a guitarist in a top band. Perhaps you have a coveted spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest motorcycle ride by a team. Yes, a real estate professional really does hold that record!

Submit your story by June 30, 2016. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid vacation to beautiful mile-high Denver, Colorado (home of the corporate office of REAL Trends), including airfare for up to four round-trip coach tickets, one hotel room for up to four nights, four tickets to some of Denver’s top tourist attractions (winner will choose two attractions from our list), a gift card to a premier local restaurant and four Denver Broncos NFL shirts. There is no fee to enter. Share your story for a chance to win! Click for more info or to enter.

 
 

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 6/06/16) 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.

 
 

Save the Date: Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament is August 15

Save the date! REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament is Monday, August 15 at Keller Golf Course. This fun event includes dinner, games, and golf! Registration information coming soon. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

 
 

Habitat for Humanity REALTORS® Build Week is August 15 through 19

REALTORS® Build Week is August 15 through 19. We need YOU! SPAAR has partnered to Twin Cities Habitat For Humanity to help with construction of a single-family home in South Saint Paul. We need up to 20 volunteers each day. No experience needed. You can volunteer by yourself, with a buddy or put together a team from your office. Volunteer opportunities are available most days. Get your hands dirty, helping make a better community! Please contact Joe McKinley to register or for more information.

 
 

Introducing NAR’s new Members’ Gift Galleria

NAR’s new Members’ Gift Galleria is now open for business! This private online marketplace is where REALTORS® can purchase brand name products (like Apple, Microsoft, FitBit®, Cuisinart®, Wusthof, iRobot®, Beats™, Tumi™, Blendtec) from an extensive line-up at deep discounts for personal use, as well as for client loyalty and closing gifts. Plus, earn points with every purchase to be used towards future purchases!

MORE INFORMATION

 
 

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
Anderson, Shannon RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Auerbach, Julia Obeo
Bakken, Brody Turpen Realty, Inc.
Brock, Laura Edina Realty, Inc.
Chang, Panghua "Pang" Realty Group, Inc.
Ebert, Elena RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Flattum, Crystal Keller Williams Premier Realty
Heath, Jessica Edina Realty, Inc.
Heimerl, Kelsey Keller Williams Premier Realty
Hofstedt, Joshua RE/MAX Cannon Realty
Kammerer, Sheryl Edina Realty, Inc.
Kirchner, Anne Coldwell Banker Burnet
Lineker, Katrina "Katie" Timber Ghost Realty, LLC
Louismet, Daniel MNProperties.com.llc
McCutcheon, Gracia Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Naab, Cortney Northstar Real Estate Associates
Peterson, Tracie Hewitt Jackson Real Estate
Pudwill, Aubrey Coldwell Banker Burnet
Stanley, Carisa Exit Realty Rivertown
Vang, Hle Creative Results
Vang, Tong RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Warner, Kevin Coldwell Banker Burnet
Weihrauch, Daniel Re/Max Results
Williams, Gregg LaBelle Real Estate Group Inc
Zabel, Elizabeth Edina Realty, Inc.