February 6, 2017
Annual REALTOR Summit
Registration is now open and we hope you join us for this year's theme of Beyond All Limits: Breaking Through Barriers with national speakers Richard Leider, Beth Ziesenis and Jared James.
Investment includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, Expo and CE credits*
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and Sessions begin exactly at 9:00 a.m. on April 27, 2017 | REGISTER
*Courses within the Summit are pending approval for continuing education through the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce

Get to Know Your 2017 President

Cotty Lowry was recently inducted as the 2017 MAAR President. He is ready to represent the real estate community and govern the association as President. Here is your chance to get to know him!
What are some of your goals as President?
The MAAR mission statement is to provide resources and leadership for our members to succeed.  I think we do that quite well, but amazingly, many of our members are not aware of the huge scope of work we do for them. In fact, most don’t even know that together, MAAR and SPAAR own the MLS!  I want to spread the word about the value MAAR creates, both for our members and the public with our research, our government affairs advocacy on property rights, and work on diversity issues for example.  I also want to grow the MAAR Foundation nest egg so we can contribute more money and lend support to housing related non-profit organizations in the fight against homelessness.
Want to hear what advice Cotty would give to a brand new agent? | READ MORE

Broker Pre-Licensing Education
This premium Minnesota Broker licensing package is created to give you the most effective licensing education and exam practice possible at a reduced rate. Not only will this package prepare you to successfully pass your Broker licensing exam, it will help move your career to the next level.
Not only will this package satisfy the state’s 30-hour education requirement and prepare you to successfully pass the licensing exam on your first attempt, you get the industry’s best instructors, course materials, and classroom setting to satisfy your education requirement, it will lay the foundation for a successful career in real estate. | INFO

Home and Garden Tickets
The wait is over! There are a select number of tickets available at MAAR. Stop in to claim your FREE tickets. | INFO

While the winter months that lead us through the holiday season and to the end of December are typically a slower time for the housing market, the beginning of each new year tends to bring a renewed interest in moving or buying. The annual January resolution effect is in full swing so far in 2017. Prices are increasing, purchase agreements are being signed, and despite record inventory lows, demand remains strong. | MORE
The Skinny Video
A smart, bite-sized video of the local market to share with your clients. | VIDEO
2016 Annual Housing Market Report
Take a look! Be sure to scroll through to the last page where you'll find the historical review. | REPORT

Tuesday, February 7 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesday Mornings @ MAAR | Brand Management | Location Change: Royal Credit Union, Edina | INFO
Wednesday, February 8 (8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Required Module: Residential Contracts | 3.75 CE Hours REGISTER
Wednesday, February 8 (1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Infosparks Sparks II: Sharpening the Data Sword | 2.50 CE Hours | REGISTER
Wednesday, February 8 (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Builder Listening Session REGISTER
Friday, February 10 (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
February Broker Support Meeting: E & O Insurance | REGISTER
Wednesday, February 10 (10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Buyer Listening Session REGISTER
Friday, February 17 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Matrix Pro for Realtors | 3.00 CE Hours | REGISTER

February 23, 2017
Housing Day at the Capitol | St. Paul Rivercentre | INFO

Global Week 

Are you prepared to work with buyers and sellers in our ever changing cultural landscape in the Twin Cities? Enhance your cultural knowledge during Global Week February 13 – 17. 

Monday, February 13 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Global Real Estate: Local Markets | 7.50 CE Hours | 2011 NAR President, Ron Phipps | REGISTER
Tuesday, February 14 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
At Home with Diversity Certification | 7.00 CE Hours | 2011 NAR President, Ron Phipps | REGISTER
Wednesday, February 15 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Muslim Financing | 2.00 CE Hours | Sheob Sharieff | REGISTER
Friday, February 17 (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Hmong Village Bus Tour | REGISTER

Final week to register!
Wednesday, February 15 (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)
Social Strategies 2017 | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER

Thursday, February 16 (8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) 
7/1/16 - 6/30/17 Required Module: Residential Contracts | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER

Thursday, February 16 (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.) 
Mind Your Own Business | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER

Friday, February 17 (8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) 
Listing with Confidence | 4.00 CE Hours | REGISTER


Option Realty 
If timing is not right to sell real estate, consider having your license held by a LRFO company. You will not have MLS access; however, you remain licensed to receive referral fees. | MORE
Drive Focused
Many of us start the year with new year resolutions. Whether you've already made yours, or are still compiling them, help put an end to distracted driving. Please take a few seconds to fill out the form and pledge to Drive Focused. | FORM

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