In this Issue   August 1, 2016

Modified Office Hours at Remote Locations August 2

Eagan Office Moving to New Location; Closed August 8-12 During Transition

REALTOR® Day at the Minnesota State Fair: Question of the Week

New Forms Now Available

Pack the Bus: Give School Supplies to Students in Need

Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament is August 15

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!




Modified Office Hours for SPAAR Remote Locations

SPAAR's Eagan and Coon Rapids offices will be closed until 11:30am tomorrow, Tuesday, August 2, for staff training. SPAAR's Maplewood/St. Paul location will maintain regular office hours.


We're Moving! New Location for SPAAR Eagan Office Opens August 15

SPAAR's Eagan location will be closed August 8-12, 2016, while we move to our new location. Our new Eagan office, located at 4490 Erin Drive, Suite 100, Eagan, MN 55122, will open on Monday, August 15, 2016. Office hours are 8:30am to 4pm.


REALTOR® Day at the Minnesota State Fair: Question of the Week

Answer this week's REALTOR® Day at the State Fair question, and you could win two tickets to attend the event.

Week 5 question: In what year did the Minnesota State Fair reach their all-time attendance record? CLICK HERE to submit your answer. Answers must be received by noon, on Wendnesday, July 27 to be eligible.

Show your REALTOR® pride at the first annual REALTOR® Day at the Minnesota State Fair, on Monday, August 29, 2016. Join your state and local associations at the Horton Pavillions at Hefron Park between 8am and 2pm for activities and events exclusively for REALTORS®. Register* online at https://statefairrealtorday.eventbrite.com to let us know you'll be there. All REALTOR® attendees and their guests will receive a free t-shirt to wear at the event. *Registration does not include admission to the fair.



New Forms Now Available

The Minnesota REALTORS® Forms Committee has made numerous forms changes, effective August 1, 2016. Substantive changes were made to three main contingencies including the Addendum to Purchase Agreement: Inspection Contingency; Addendum to Purchase Agreement: Sale of Buyer’s Property Contingency; and the three Addendum to Purchase Agreement: Financing Contingencies (Conventional, FHA, and DVA).

For more information and to understand how these changes affect the applicability, duration, and removal of these particular contingencies, CLICK HERE.


Pack the Bus: Give School Supplies to Students in Need

Participate in SPAAR’s 2016 School Supplies & Backpack Drive, which runs through August 12. One big drive, with two great community partners - Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Wilder Foundation. We need your help to meet our big goals: 50 backpacks, loaded with supplies for the Boys & Girls Clubs, and 2,500 notebooks for the 1,000 kids Wilder will serve this year.

How you can help:

  • Shop and drop - select items from our list and deliver them to the nearest SPAAR Office. Look for the bus!
  • Make a donation: purchase items online at Target.com or contribute towards a giftcard on SPAAR’s registry: http://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=b1VZ5IBYFGI0q3bR5cGsFA
  • Spread the word: please share Pack the Bus on social media
  • Park a Bus - display a Pack the Bus poster or bus box at your office. Contact SPAAR for details (limited supplies available.)

Shout-out to Keller Williams in Woodbury and Edina Realty in Coon Rapids for parking a bus in their offices - a school bus collection box, that is! Need a poster or bus box for your office? Contact Joe McKinley at SPAAR.


REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament is August 15

REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament is August 15 at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood! Come for golf, stay for dinner---or just join us for dinner! This annual tradition supports SPAAR’s Scholarship Program and grants to local nonprofits—and it is A LOT of fun! In addition to golf, the event will feature games, prizes and surprises. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact SPAAR for 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.



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
Zielke, Stephanie Forsythe Appraisals, Inc.
Warren, Earl Keller Williams Classic Realty
Tighe, Michelle Greater Midwest Realty
Swanson, Devon Keller Williams Classic Realty
Shaw, William Realty Group, Inc.
Rezac, Brian Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Price, Katy Land And Home Financial Service
Lymer, Roberta Princeton Realty
Kraut, Erin Agent Referral Network
Korb, Emily Results Support Services
Hoverson, Nicole Coldwell Banker Burnet
Godin, Daniel Virtuance
Formico, Eric RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Farris, John Keller Williams Integrity RE
Barrera-Gonzalez, Adolfo Herizon Realty
Ayora, Pedro Dunn Realty Group