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In this Issue   September 26, 2016

Call for Nominations: SPAAR Awards

Minnesota Legislature Authorizes the Creation of ‘Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings’

Cultural Insights Roundtable: Participants Needed

Better Communities Award: Now Accepting Nominations

Upcoming Education & Events

REALTORS® Charitable Foundation announces grant opportunities

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

Connect with us!
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 

Call for Nominations: SPAAR Awards

REALTOR® of the Year
Nominate a REALTOR® to win this year's REALTOR® of the Year Award for outstanding service in the industry. This person demonstrates dedication to the real estate profession and upholds a professional business reputation. The recipient is also involved in the greater real estate community through state or national REALTOR® organizations and/or affiliated groups. REALTOR® of the Year is also involved in non-real estate related community service activities. Entries must be submitted by November 30, 2016. Download a NOMINATION FORM, and email entries to tdouglas@spaar.com.

Better Communities Award
We are looking for members who are doing great things in the community for SPAAR's "Better Communities" Award. The award is given annually and its recipient honored at the Winter Social. A financial contribution of $1,000 will be awarded to the recipient’s charitable organization of choice. Eligibility Criteria: Nominees must be REALTOR® or Affiliate members in good standing with the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®. Nominees should be a recognized leader in some community endeavor. Their contributions to a program and/or an organization should result in improving the quality of life in our service area and serve to demonstrate they care about the total well-being of the community. The award is designed to recognize individual contributions, not association or company wide efforts. However, if an individual within a company is instrumental to the triumph of a group effort, he or she is eligible. Download a NOMINATION FORM and submit to Joe McKinley by December 1, 2016.

 
 

Minnesota Legislature Authorizes the Creation of ‘Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings’

Senate File 2555 passed both the Minnesota House of Representatives, the Minnesota Senate and was signed into law by Governor Dayton. The official text can be view in session laws chapter 111. Effective September 1, 2016 the bill establishes and authorizes the uses of a ‘Temporary Health Care Dwelling.’

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Cultural Insights Roundtable: Participants Needed

Do you have experience working with diverse homebuyers? Curious about cultural traditions related to housing and home-buying? SPAAR is looking for volunteers to join a panel discussion on Cultural Insights. This discussion will be held at SPAAR's Eagan office on November 2, from 11:30am to 1pm. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required to participate.

For more information please contact Joe McKinley at jmckinley@spaar.com or 651-772-6344. This discussion is sponsored by SPAAR’s Diversity Committee.

 
 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • ISD 196 Informational Session for REALTORS®: Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 9am-10am, at Rosemount High School. EMAIL RSVP
  • SPAAR Policy & Pint Series - St. Paul: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5pm-7pm, at W.A. Frost. REGISTER
  • Listings & Liability Off-MLS Listings and Copyright Infringement: Thursday, Sept. 29, 8:30am-11:30am, Majestic Oaks Golf Course. REGISTER
  • Understanding the New Healthcare Landscape: Thursday, Sept 29, 9am-11am, at SPAAR Maplewood. REGISTER.
 
  REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities

SPAAR and the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for grants from nonprofit, community organizations with missions related to housing or homelessness. Organizations are asked to submit a letter of inquiry, including a summary of mission, proposed purpose of grant, opportunities for partnership with SPAAR members and proof of nonprofit status. The deadline for applications is October 15. For more information on the application process, please contact Joe McKinley, Director of Community Engagement, at 651-772-6344 or jmckinley@spaar.com.

Do you work with or know about an organization that may be interested in applying for a grant from the REALTORS® Charitable Foundation? Please share this information, or contact SPAAR.
 
 

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
Beardsley, Ryan Greater Midwest Realty
Bebeau, Laura Keller Williams Integrity NW
Belcher, Charles J H Callahan & Associates
Botten, Jordan RE/MAX Results
Burns, Joseph Keller Williams Premier Realty
Caranicas, Stefan RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Chering, Donald Edina Realty, Inc.
Compton, Pamala Keller Williams Classic Realty
Dahlberg, John JPS Pro Realty
DeBrobander, Nicole Keller Williams Classic Realty
Dooley, Brandi Keller Williams Classic Realty
Gonzales, Rick Coldwell Banker Burnet
Harris, Deidra Jalana Seynaque Harris C.U.Realty
Hipp, Julia Coldwell Banker Burnet
Hull, Lisa High Pointe Realty, Inc.
Keating, Jeffrey Keller Williams Premier Realty
Korum, Daniel Acme Air
Lau, Lindsey D.R. Horton, Inc.
Marx, Donald Mingo Realty, Inc.
O'Grady, Zachary Twin Cities Real Estate
Rebers, Demian Keller Williams Premier Realty
Unger, Jaclyn Results Support Services, Inc
Xiong, Seng Creative Results
Yang-Lee, Diana Creative Results