March 13, 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

Broker Pre-Licensing Education
This premium Minnesota Broker licensing package through Brightwood College is created to give you the most effective licensing education and exam practice possible at a reduced rate. 
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
March 20 - 23
30-Hour Broker Course 1 - Pre-License 
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for real estate pre-license education
Exam Prep

Home Matchmaker Campaign
Share by March 14! You could win a FREE registration for REALTOR Summit (worth 6.00 CE Hours) and a Home Matchmaker gift basket
Here's how to win: 
  1. Share the Matchmaker video "I'm a Settle Down Kind of Guy" to your professional REALTOR Facebook page 
  2. Include a creative tag line to boost your post
  3. Use #HOMEMATCHMAKER in your post
The share with the most likes by March 14 wins!
Stay tuned for more chances to win Home Matchmaker promos

Tight inventory, lower affordability and higher mortgage rates continue to dominate residential real estate news, but a declining unemployment rate offers a bright spot. Employment in the construction industry had some of the largest gains. It would be great to see this increase translate into an impact on the construction of new homes for sale. | MORE

The Skinny - February 2017

Tuesday, March 14 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
March Appraisal Meeting  | REGISTER 
Tuesday, March 14 (1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
How to Read an Appraisal II | 2.00 CE Hours | REGISTER
Thursday, March 16 (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)
Identity Theft Prevention: Protecting your Buyers, Sellers and Yourself | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER
Tuesday, March 21 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesdays at MAAR: Instanet 101 | 3.75 CE Hours | INFO
Thursday, March 23 (8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Required Module: Residential Contracts | Ewald Center | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER
Thursday, March 23 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Agency and Fair Housing | 2.00 CE Hours | REGISTER

YPN All Star Panel: Lead Generation
Join the MAAR Young Professionals Network on Wednesday, March 22nd, at Cambria Showroom for an 'All Star Panel' on exploring and discussing a variety of lead generation methods proven to work. You will hear from panelists giving honest insight into one of the biggest challenges that every real estate professional faces and how they've tackled it head-on. | REGISTER

Be Digitally Engaged
Join local real estate professionals Brandon Doyle and Nick Dreher on March 30, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Coopers Pub for a 2-hour power session on how to harness the power of the internet to grow your business.
Once the session is over, we will open up the room for cocktails, appetizers and networking. Cost is just $13.00 and is all-inclusive. Seating is limited so register early | REGISTER



MAAR has several opportunities for businesses to sponsor throughout the year. If you know of a business that may be interested in sponsoring at any level, please direct them to our website. | INFO

VHT Studios Professional Real Estate Photography Services | INFO
‘Ingage’ listing presentation prospects with interactive iPad software
Swap your dated PowerPoint for a video-rich story on your tablet |

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Minneapolis, MN 55345