July 30, 2018
Get in front of the public at the Minnesota State Fair! We're hosting a booth for ALL 12 DAYS! Sign up now for a 4-hour shift at the booth. You can bring your business cards to promote your own business.
What's your home worth?
We'll have an interactive booth where you will help consumers determine the value of their home as well as a virtual reality experience. Join the fun

If you have yet to complete your Code of Ethics requirement for the 2017/18 cycle, sign up now to attend the largest Code of Ethics event of the year held at Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins. 
Pathways to Professionalism - Code of Ethics 2017/18
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2.5 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education
Failure to complete the required periodic (every 2 years) ethics training shall be considered a violation of a membership duty; for which, REALTOR® membership shall be suspended until such time as the required training has been completed. A $100 reactivation fee will be applied.

Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431
Registration is NOW OPEN! New this year is the Housing and Economic Symposium held at the Bloomington Center for the Arts on Friday, September 14. Come for a half-day to hear from Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR and Ron Wirtz from Federal Reserve Bank. Our friends from The Mapping Prejudice Project will also be there to share valuable information. CE will be available. You won't want to miss out. This event is coming fast! 
The courses associated with this event have been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 1 hour and 1.5 hours of real estate continuing education

Dress in your best cocktail attire for an unforgettable evening celebrating the foundation’s efforts toward ending homelessness in the Twin Cities for the last 30 years. Individual tickets and purchase of tables are available. 
  • Cocktails & silent auction
  • Live auction
  • Dinner & celebratory program featuring special friends of the Foundation Legacy Award presented to Donnie Brown  
  • End the night dancing to a silent disco!
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
MEMBERS: We are looking for silent auction items with a value of at least $100, and we ask you to submit two names of contacts that we can reach out to for silent auction items. Please email the names with a subject line of "Foundation Gala Silent Auction" to james@stagetimeproductions.com.
Weekly Market Activity Report
"Although talk of another real estate pricing bubble poised to burst is premature, pundits are nevertheless beginning to point toward the common markers that caused the last housing market downturn. As prices continue to rise while wages don't rise as quickly, a new situation could be an eventuality. Yet today's market is quite different than the last recession. The economy is growing, lending practices are more in line with economic fundamentals and inventory appears to be improving in many markets, which would help alleviate price pressure." VIEW REPORT

Fair Housing Reading List for Members

NAR has a recommended reading list to help you understand the importance of the Fair Housing Act, which turned 50 this year.

Effective August 1, 2018, MN REALTORS Forms Revisions
There are two new forms - Wire Fraud Disclosure and Amendment to Listing Contract, along with numerous modifications to Residential and Commercial Forms.
For information on the specific changes to the forms, please sign in with your user name and password to view the July 2018 issue of the Minnesota REALTORS RESource: https://my.mnrealtor.com/viewdocument/fy-2018-resource.

Building a Successful Team
Presenter: Rob Mehta
Sponsor: Keith Hoagland, Comfort Home Inspections
There is no CE available for Tuesday Mornings at MAAR events. This is a free benefit open to all members. 
Join the YPN on August 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Theodore Wirth Golf Course for a day of fun, networking and laughs. 
We'll kick off our event with a small welcome luncheon, then 9-holes of golf, and wrap it up with happy hour.
RSVP early for this event as space is limited.

Hennepin County Seeks Real Estate Brokerage and Salesperson Services via RFP
The County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota (“County”) is soliciting proposals for Real Estate Brokerage and Salesperson Services to assist the Resident and Real Estate Services Department with the successful sale of tax-forfeited real estate, including, but not limited to, tax-forfeited homes rehabilitated through the Small Business Enterprise Home Rehabilitation Pilot Program. 

Congratulations to 2019 Director Candidates!
Here’s the lineup for the Board of Directors August election.
  •  Aarica Coleman
  • Paul Ekstrom
  • Max Loff
  • Sara Pipal
  • David Pope
  • Matt Wandzel
Additional nominations can be added to the Board of Directors election ballot if at least 20 REALTOR® members sign a petition and return it to the association office by August 1.

VHT Photography

One-day event for REALTOR® members to come together for the largest gathering of housing industry professionals in the state! MORE DETAILS
Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS
5750 Lincoln Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55345