August 28, 2017

Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) needs your help to drive messages to Members of Congress urging them to support H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act." 

H.R. 2874 reauthorizes the NFIP and makes a number of critical improvements to the NFIP including increased funds for mitigation activities, caps on overall premium increases, improved claim and mapping processes, as well as removing hurdles for more private market participation in the flood insurance market. Reauthorization of the NFIP will help over 5 million homeowners in 22,000 communities around the country, so it is critical Congress acts now.

If Congress fails to take action to reauthorize the NFIP, it will expire by September 30, 2017.


MAAR succeeds when its members succeed. To thank you for your continuing support and loyalty, we want to celebrate YOU during Membership Appreciation Week with lots of activities, classes, giveaways and treats.

Be our guest for one or two classes. When registering, select one continuing education class and one non-continuing education class. See our website for a complete description. Contact MAAR directly at 952-933-9020 for Head Shot registrations. | REGISTER

"With each passing August day, fewer households with school-aged children are willing to embark upon a big move for fear of unsettling kids from the important routines that lay the groundwork for a good education. But savvy sellers and buyers know that there are good deals to be made in August and well into the school months, as household formations take on many shapes and sizes." | MORE

MAAR is the Presenting Sponsor of Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Mayoral Election 2017 events. Hear 3rd and 7th Ward candidate positions and perspectives on pressing issues, current and proposed policies, as well as the future of the city. These events are free and REALTORS® engagement is highly encouraged! (Registration is separate for these events)  
  • Minneapolis City Council Candidate Forum Ward 3, September 6, 2017 2:30-3:30p.m. at Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel Register Free HERE
  • Minneapolis City Council Candidate Forum Ward 7, September 6, 2017 4:00-5:30p.m. at Crowne Plaza Northstar Hotel Register Free HERE



Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
6 CE Credits for $49 (over $130 value)

Consumers are finding new ways to obtain real estate information online, which can be detrimental if it’s not accurate, and may change how they see the value of a REALTOR®. It also puts consumers at risk for cyber security issues. Technology has also changed what consumers are looking for in a home. At Tech Byte 2017, you will learn how to protect yourself and consumers from inaccurate information online and potential cyber scams, and understand the smart home technology demand.

6 CE Credits for $49 (over $130 value) – The courses offered at Tech Byte are approved by the MN Commissioner of Commerce for a total of 6 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education.

Limited seats, folks. Registration is now open.



Tuesday, September 5 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesday Morning's at MAAR | 

Details for these events are still to be determined. 



Friday, September 8 (9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

This is broker member benefit and free of charge | REGISTER


Thursday, September 21 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)

It doesn't matter if you're already working with luxury home clients, or intend to in the future, this course will help REALTORS® gain insight into the luxury real estate market. Questions about luxury homes will be address, such as: What makes a luxury home a "luxury home"? What do I need to know about the luxury home market? How are luxury home consumers different? By learning the answers to these questions REALTORS® will be able to better serve luxury home buyers and sellers. For example, they'll learn best practices for listing a luxury home so that the right audience will see it. They'll also learn best practices for narrowing down searches for luxury home buyers. After taking a dive into understanding the luxury home market attendees will feel more equipped than ever to work with luxury home consumers.

Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. In order to receive CE you must be on time for the course offering.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education. | REGISTER



169 Construction Update!

From Friday, August 25 to Friday, September 8, the exit ramps from northbound Hwy 169 to Bren Road and from Bren Road to southbound Hwy 169 will be closed for construction. Please allow extra travel time when visiting the MAAR office.

To learn more about alternative routes, visit, where you can sign up for email updates and follow the project via social media.

Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS
5750 Lincoln Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55345