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In this Issue   October 10, 2016

Information Regarding a Forthcoming Bylaw Change Ballot

Grand Opening at SPAAR's Eagan Office October 11

October 2016 RealTrends Now Available

Calendar View Now Available in ShowingTime

Membership Renewal Due by Nov. 30

Call for Nominations: SPAAR Awards

Cultural Insights Roundtable: Participants Needed

Have You Completed the Quadrennial Period Code of Ethics Training?

Upcoming Education & Events

Bring in the SPAAR Squad for your Next Office Meeting

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics

Welcome, New Members!

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Information Regarding a Forthcoming Bylaw Change Ballot

This announcement informs you of a ballot you will receive in the near future with respect to proposed changes to the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® Bylaws. The Board approved changes to the SPAAR Bylaws with respect to Article 11, Section 3.

The Board recommends the addition of one Director, and one additional committee chair - chair of the Affiliate committee, to the Board of Directors.

You will receive an email announcing balloting is live; the email will contain the link to the information required to cast your ballot. Voting will open on October 12 and close October 14, 2016. If approved, changes to Article 11, Section 3 will go into effect January 1, 2017.

 
 

Grand Opening at SPAAR's Eagan Office October 11

Have you heard? SPAAR's Eagan Office has moved to 4490 Erin Drive. Join us for a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, October 11, from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

 
 

October 2016 RealTrends Now Available

Your October 2016 issue of RealTrends is now available for viewing online.

In this month's issue:

  • Adapting to Changing Times
  • Colorado Signs Death Warrant for Title MSAs
  • What is Your Value Proposition?
  • Compass Raises $7 Million in New Investment Round
  • Jarrod Grasso, CEO, New Jersey Association of Realtors®
  • How Well Do You Know RESPA?
  • Prices Up; Bubble Possible?
  • Is It Time to Revisit This Deduction?
  • Africa Offers Opportunity for Brokerages
  • Multiples and Cap Rates
  • Making Your Website ADA Compliant

READ THE OCTOBER 2016 ISSUE OF RealTrends

 
 

Calendar View Now Available in ShowingTime

ShowingTime’s Appointment Calendar allows agents, staff, and managers to see appointments at a glance. With multiple viewing options like a day, week, or month, it is easy to see the appointments and their statuses to plan your time effectively.

MORE INFORMATION

 
 

Membership Dues Renewal Reminder

Don't forget to rewnew your 2017 SPAAR Membership Dues. Orders are on your account and ready to be paid; payment must be received on or before November 30, 2016, to avoid a late fee.

 
 

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.

 
 

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 10/08/16) 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.

 
 

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

  • SPAAR: Policy & Pint Series. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5pm-7pm, Crooked Pint Ale House, Apple Valley. REGISTRATION
  • Introduction to REALTOR Property Resource (RPR). Friday, Oct. 21, 10am-11am. 1.0 CE Hours. REGISTRATION
  • Wine & Dine Experience. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6pm-8pm, at the Town & Country Club. REGISTRATION
  • 2016/17 Required Module - Residential Contracts. Thursday, Oct. 27, 8:30am-12:15pm. 3.75 CE Hours. REGISTRATION
  • Cultural Insights Roundtable. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 11:30am-1:30pm. REGISTRATION
  • Introduction to Realtors Property Resource (RPR). Wednesday, Nov. 9, 10am-11am. 1.0 CE Hours. REGISTRATION
  • Burnsville Informaiton Session for Realtors. Thursday, Nov. 10, 9am-11am at Burnsville High School. Contact Richard Tucker at RTucker@CBBurnet.com for more information and to RSVP.
  • Dresser Build with Bridging. Friday, Nov. 11, 9:30am-12pm. REGISTRATION
 
 

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
Cesafsky, Greg Keller Williams Integrity RE
Dell'Orco, Kristina Edina Realty, Inc.
Detrick, Yulia Edina Realty, Inc.
Fix, Grace Keller Williams Rlty Integrity
Hauke, Brian Coldwell Banker Burnet
Lightner, Anissa Edina Realty, Inc.
Markert, John Larson . King, LLP
Meyer, David RE/MAX Advantage Plus
Nivala, Herbert Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Pu, Xi Harmony Realty, LLC
Randolph, Shannon Edina Realty, Inc.
Rosas, Laurie Keller Williams Preferred Rlty
Schmitz, Brandee Edina Realty, Inc.
Scott, Keith Keller Williams Classic Realty
Sova, Daniel Anchor Real Estate Trust, LLC
Thao, Yeng Keller Williams Integrity RE
VanBurkleo, Shannon Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty
VanDeusen, Nicklaus Keller Williams Integrity NW
Walsh, Shelbie RE/MAX Results
Watson, Elizabeth Keller Williams Premier Realty
Wolff, Cynthia Keller Williams Integrity Rlty
Xiong-Thao, See Keller Williams Integrity RE