June 5, 2017
Attention, members: Your 2017 3rd Quarter MLS payment of $119.00 is due by Friday, June 30, 2017
To pay via credit card, log in to the online portal to review your credit card information and/or to remove invalid credit cards before submitting payment. Please make sure there is only one credit card (payment profile) on file to submit your payment.
To protect your credit or debit card information payments by phone will not be accepted. Payments can be made securely online or in person. Once payment is submitted, there are no refunds available. If you are enrolled in auto-pay please log in to your account to ensure there is only one credit card on file.
The Heart of the Community Award recognizes REALTORS® for their commitment to serve as leaders in our local communities. If you are a REALTOR who rocks, your organization might be eligible to receive a $500 contribution from MAAR. Go ahead and tell us how you have made a difference in your community. Nominate yourself or a colleague. Watch the video below to see the impact. Nominations are accepted until July 11. | APPLY

"The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) engaged PwC to review the impacts of an illustrative comprehensive tax reform option that would lower and consolidate marginal tax rates to three rates with a top rate of 33 percent, double the standard deduction, eliminate all itemized deductions other than charitable contributions and mortgage interest, eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax, and cap the tax rate on pass-through business income at 25 percent."

The current situation for residential real estate is the ongoing situation for residential real estate. The market is active, and the trend lines are showing nothing out of a long-standing ordinary. There may not be as many homes for sale as one would like, and price increases are starting to make one look more closely at affordability, but real estate professionals are busy, and buyers and sellers are dancing in mutually beneficial transactional pairs. | MORE

Please note that many of our June classes are filling up rapidly.
Be sure to complete your 15 CEs by June 30. 
Tuesday, June 6 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesday Mornings @ MAAR: Back2Basics Digital Marketing - It's All About Brand Management | Tonya Troska | INFO 
Wednesday, June 7 (8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
7/1/16 - 6/30/17 Required Module: Residential Contracts | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER
Wednesday, June 7 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Agency and Fair Housing | 2.00 CE Hours | REGISTER
Monday, June 12 (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Condos 101 | 1.00 CE Hour | REGISTER
Tuesday, June 13 (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)
7/1/16 - 6/30/17 Required Module: Residential Contracts | 1.00 CE Hour | REGISTER
Wednesday, June 14 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
RPR: Using RPR to Better Serve Buyers and Sellers | 3.00 CE Hour | REGISTER

Friday, June 9 (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Broker Support Meeting 
Featured this month is our new Government Affairs Director, Eric Myers, who will be providing us with a legislative update on the local, state and national level. 
This is a broker member benefit and free of charge.

Tuesday, June 13 (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Appraiser Support Meeting
NorthstarMLS will present useful products specific for your appraisal business and you will meet our new Government Affair Director, Eric Meyers, who will be providing you with a legislative update on the local, state and national level. 
This is an appraiser member benefit and free of charge. 

Friday, June 16 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Pathways to Professionalism - Code of Ethics 2017/18 | 2.50 CE Hours | REGISTER
Completion of this course will satisfy your Code of Ethics requirement for 2017/18

This course has been approved by the MN Commissioner of Commerce for 2.50 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education

Thursday, June 22 (11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
What's Your Cultural IQ? | Alisa Poehler
Do you have the ability to navigate, communicate and interrelate effectively when encountering cultural difference? Join us for an enjoyable lunch with Alisa Poehler, Cultural Subject Matter Expert with Berlitz Inc, as we gain knowledge of various cultures to help avoid misunderstandings and enable REALTORS® to provide better service. Investment: $10

Twin Cities Pride Festival
Stop by the MAAR booth at the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park on June 24 - 25.
In our continued commitment to fair housing and homeownership for all, MAAR will again be participating at the 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival, which will include hosting a booth that will be staffed by REALTOR volunteers & friends of the Association. A Tiny Home from Midwest Tiny Living will be parked next to our booth. We'll also be featuring the Tiny Home from as our float in the parade on Sunday morning. Join the fun! | MORE

And we're hiring...
Do you know someone who has a fantastic personality, smart, works great with people, and is looking for a new job?  MAAR is hiring a Membership Services Representative. This position is full time Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., salary commensurate with experience, and we have an excellent benefits package.
Applicants should contact Robyn Chargo at robync@mplsrealtor.com for more information.

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