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In this Issue   August 15, 2016

Now Open! New Location for SPAAR Eagan Office

2017 Membership Renewal Notices Sent Via Email

REALTORŪ Day at the Minnesota State Fair: Question of the Week

SPAAR Monthly Stats Release

Ribbon Cutting Held for Little Library Project in Apple Valley

Thank You for Helping with Our Backpack and School Supply Drive

Volunteer for REALTORŪ Build Week this Thursday or Friday

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

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Now Open! New Location for SPAAR Eagan Office

SPAAR's new Eagan location is now open! Our Eagan office has moved to 4490 Erin Drive, Suite 100, Eagan, MN 55122. Stop in and say hello. Office hours are 8:30am to 4pm.

 
 

2017 Membership Renewal Notices Sent Via Email

SPAAR 2017 Membership Renewal Notices were sent via email on August 3rd from billing@spaar.com. If you do not see your Renewal Notice in your Inbox, please check your SPAM and Junk folders so you do not miss out on this important information. Please review your invoice and take advantage of our new flexible dues billing payment option (This program is only available to primary REALTOR® members, and does not apply to MLS only, affiliates, secondary members, unlicensed REALTOR® assistants or new REALTOR® members). As a reminder, if payment is not received on or before November 30th, a $50 late payment fee will be added to the amount due. To view important 2017 dues billing information, please click here. If you have questions regarding your membership renewal, please do not hesitate to contact the Association at 651-776-6000.

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ONLINE | DIRECTIONS FOR PAYING ONLINE

DIRECTIONS FOR CHOOSING THE PAYMENT PLAN OPTION (For Primary REALTOR® Members ONLY)

 
 

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 7 question: Which fair food contains the most calories? CLICK HERE to submit your answer. Answers must be received by noon, on Wendnesday, August 10, 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.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR REALTOR DAY AT THE MN STATE FAIR

 
 

July Stats Release: Twin Cities Median Prices Higher, Inventory Lower

Released August 12, 2016 - The Median Sales Price for the 13 County Twin Cities Metropolitan Area continued to climb through the summer market, increasing 6.6 percent to $239,900. Days on Market was down 15.9 percent to a mere 53 days.

“As prices rise in many communities, homes are selling faster now than they have in the past several years,” said Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORSŪ 2016 President Bob Clark.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Little Library Project in Apple Valley

SPAAR's Little Free Library in Apple Valley was presented to the community on August 9 with speeches, a ribbon cutting ceremony and root beer floats! We were honored to be joined by Mayor Mary and our partners from Girl Scout Troop 54092. Fun night! The library is located in Hayes Park, next to the Apple Valley Community Center. This project is sponsored by SPAAR's Community Engagement Committee, in partnership with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. It has been recognized with a Placemaking Grant from NAR.

 
 

Thank You for Helping with Our Backpack and School Supply Drive

THANK YOU for being part of SPAAR’s Backpack and School Supply Drive! We are still counting and unpacking. Please watch for an update on how much was collected, and how many children this served.

Please contact Joe McKinley at SPAAR to request a collection drive pick-up. (And remember to save your bus box for next year’s drive.)

Thank you for sharing, shopping and, most of all, for caring! Kids in our community will start the school year out right, thanks to you!

 
 

Volunteer for REALTORŪ Build Week this Thursday or Friday

Q: How many REALTORSŪ does it take to build a better community?
A: At least one more - you!

August 15 through 19 is REALTORŪ Build Week with Habitat For Humanity. It’s not too late! Limited volunteer opportunities are available this Thursday and Friday. If you registered to volunteer and have any questions or need assistance, please contact SPAAR and ask to leave a message for Joe McKinley.

 
 

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.

SPAAR SQUAD TOPIC LIST | 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
Yakimova, Elena Caspian Group
Vue, Nancy Creative Results
Thorberg, Jessica Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty
Stender, Arthur Global RES
Sigl, Becki Coldwell Banker Burnet
Seidel, Helena Bankers Title & Bankers Closing Services
Quigley, Aaron Cardinal Realty Co.
Newman, Keri Virtuance
Kovacich, Patricia Keller Williams Premier Realty
Kohl, Jessica Counselor Realty, Inc.
Key, Scott Keller Williams Premier Realty
Hoff, Don Spring Side Realty
Gould, Amanda RE/MAX Results
Fang, Lou Creative Results
Denis, Betsy Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Premier Properties
David, Vonna Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Curran, Daniel Integrity Realty
Buechler, Aurora Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Barrett, Scott SPARA Realty, Inc
Anderson, Nathanael Coldwell Banker Burnet