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In this Issue   June 13, 2016

Renew your Continuing Education Credits by June 30

SPAAR Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

Artisan Home Tour REALTOR® Open this Friday

Eagan Office Closed June 14

Community Engagement Gets Green Light for Little Library in Apple Valley

Community Engagement Committee Evaluating Volunteer Communications

Have you Completed the Quadrennial Period Code of Ethics Training?

Upcoming Events

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.

 
 

SPAAR Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

Consider being on the Board of Directors for the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®. The 2016 Nominating Committee is looking to fill three director positions. This position has a three-year term and directors are asked to make attending all Board meetings a priority. SPAAR is also accepting applications for three officer positions: treasurer, president-elect, and president.

How will I benefit? As a Board Member you’ll have:

  • Opportunities to both learn from and teach others
  • Direct involvement in decisions that affect the association
  • A broader professional network of members, the community and civic leaders
  • New experiences that develop professional and personal skills
  • Social opportunities that often lead to lasting friendships

If you are interested in applying for a Board of Directors position, please complete an application form and return it to Tracey Douglas no later than Friday, July 8, 2016.

 
 

Artisan Home Tour REALTOR® Open this Friday

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities is pleased to invite area REALTORS® to tour 21 of the region’s most exquisite new homes featured on this year’s Artisan Home Tour, during the REALTOR® Open, which will be held this Friday, June 17, 2016, from noon to 3pm. Bring your business card to get your FREE ticket (a $30 value) and enjoy refreshments as you check out the Twin Cities’ most elite builders.

MORE INFORMATION

 
 

Eagan Office Closed June 14

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

 
 

Community Engagement Gets Green Light for Little Library in Apple Valley

SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee appeared before the Apple Valley City Council on June 9. The committee received a green light for the Little Library that will be installed in Hayes Park in Apple Valley later this month.

At right: Parks & Recreation Director Barry Bernstein spoke with committee members and community partner, Girl Scout Troop 54092. The Girl Scouts will help to collect books, and will keep an eye on the library.

 
 

Community Engagement Committee Evaluating Volunteer Communications

The VolunteerMatch portal on SPAAR.com will be discontinued. Your Community Engagement Committee is evaluating other ways to communicate the impact REALTORS make by volunteering and giving back. Do you have suggestions? Please watch for a survey coming soon. Results of this survey will help to tell the story of how members’ collective volunteer hours are building better communities. Questions or comments? Looking for ways to get involved? Contact Joe McKinley at jmckinley@spaar.com.

 
 

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 6/09/16) 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.

 
 

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, June 14: Summer Food Fest, 4:30-7pm, Aquatore Park, Blaine. MORE INFORMATION
  • Friday, August 12: St. Paul Saints Game, 6-10pm at CHS Field. Ticket includes game, food, and post game fireworks. GET YOUR TICKET
  • Monday, August 15: REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament, at Keller Golf Course. Event includes dinner, games, and golf. REGISTER
  • August 15-19: Habitat for Humanity REALTORS® Build Week, South Saint Paul. Twenty volunteers needed for each day. REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER
  • August 29: 1st Annual REALTOR® Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Details coming soon.
 
 

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
Bracklein, Laura Keller Williams Premier Realty
Conaty, Shane S Realty Group, Inc.
Dircks, Austin Rice Realty LLC
Fletcher, Angela Spring Side Realty
Frenier, Antoine Coldwell Banker Burnet
Jondahl, Joss Re/Max Results
Knudsen, Elizabeth RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Lohrenz, Stephanie JF Homes Realty
McNamara, Benjamin Keller Williams Premier Realty
Moris, Scott Coldwell Banker Burnet
Murry, Tessa Structure Tech
Nigbor, Joanne Keller Williams Classic Realty
Penn, Aleesha Keller Williams Classic Realty
Pivazyan, Lusine Edina Realty, Inc.
Rowe, John RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Rowe, Shane RE/MAX Results
Serie, Sally RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Speed, Dustin Edina Realty, Inc.
Weihrauch, Daniel Re/Max Results