September 11, 2017
Q4 MLS Fees Due September 30
Thursday, September 21 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Luxury Homes: Know Your Market and Your Consumers | Bloomington Art Center | 2.00 CE Hours
Whether or not 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 addressed such as: 
  • What makes a home a "luxury home"? 
  • What do I need to know about this specific home market? 
  • How are luxury home consumers different?
By learning the answers to these questions, REALTORS® will be able to better serve these 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.
Check-in begins at 12:00 p.m. To receive CE credits, 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

Thursday, September 21 (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
YPN Brews and News Tour | Utepils Brewing
Explore the great community of North Minneapolis with the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS Young Professional Network. Space is limited so claim your spot today!

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. Don't delay, classes fill up quickly!
Call us at 952.933.9020 to secure your spot on Friday for a professional headshot. Appointments available between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the MAAR office. Your $20 donation goes directly to The Foundation.
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. 

REALTOR® Safety Month
Like many other jobs that require interaction with the public, selling real estate involves some risk. Join us for a  candid conversation on September 28 with industry experts in law enforcement and martial arts on REALTOR Safety, and walk away with knowledge, awareness and empowerment to protect yourself. REALTOR safety is about being aware and prepared! 
REALTOR Safety Training is during Member Appreciation Week. We'll have free food prior to the event, and giveaways too. | REGISTER

"Market trends have remained steady for the last couple of years, which has allowed residential real estate to flourish in terms of sales activity and buyer demand. Even when total sales are not measuring forward in year-over-year comparisons, it is evident that the market is responding positively to wider economic indicators. Higher prices, fewer days on market and lower months of supply are all usual indicators of healthy activity." | MORE

City of Minneapolis Candidate Forum - Ward 1 City Council
Thursday, September 28 (5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
Jax Café
1928 University Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Voters in the 1st Ward have three candidates to choose from in November. Where do these individuals stand on issues that face the business community? We’ll ask questions about workforce, economic development, regulations, policies and more. We invite you to submit your own questions as well. This is a free event.
Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

Thursday, September 14 (8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Matrix - Let's Get Started | 3.75 CE | REGISTER
This course has been approved by the MN Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
Tuesday, September 19 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesday Mornings at MAAR | Title Matters: Insider Insights to Help Your Clients | Timothy Gerdes | INFO
Tuesday, September 19 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Mortgage 101 | 3.00 CE Hours | REGISTER
This course has been approved by the MN Commissioner of Commerce for 3.00 hours of real estate continuing education
Wednesday, September 20 (8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
7/1/17 - 6/30/18 Salesperson & Broker Required Module Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities | 3.75 CE Hours | Maple Grove Community Center | REGISTER
This course is pending approval from the MN Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
Wednesday, September 20 (1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Pathways to Professionalism - Code of Ethics 2017/18 | 2.50 CE Hours | Maple Grove Community Center | REGISTER
This course has been approved by the MN Commissioner of Commerce for 2.50 hours of real estate continuing education

Give the Gift of Literacy: Book Drive
September 25 - October 20
MAAR is partnering with the YMCA and Kodak to raise awareness about illiteracy, and acquire as many books as humanly possible. Donate new or gently used books appropriate for preschool through high school aged children (3-18 years). All of the books donated will bene­fit the YMCA in Minnesota. There will be a book drop-off kiosk at the MAAR office between September 25 & October 20. | INFO
Brokers, if you would like to help close the achievement gap and make a difference, please contact by September 20 to have a book kiosk delivered to your office.

Monday, October 2 - Thursday, October 5 (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensing | 30 Hours
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.
This package includes the 30-hour Minnesota Pre-License Broker live classroom course along with Kaplan's premium online video On-Demand Exam Prep course. You get the industry's best instructors, course materials, and classroom setting to satisfy your education requirement, and receive Kaplan's finest online Exam Prep via On-Demand video lecture to sharpen you for exam day.
This package fulfills all the educational requirements for your Broker license and prepares you to pass the License Exam on your first attempt!
MAAR is the official partner of Brightwood College powered by KAPLAN for Pre-Licensing Real Estate Education.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
6.00 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.
The courses offered at Tech Byte are approved by the MN Commissioner of Commerce for a total of 6.00 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education

Saturday, October 21 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) 
REALTOR® 5K Hosted by YPN
Come out for YPN's 4th Annual Fun Run at Lake Calhoun! Registration includes breakfast bites, race bib, t-shirt and post race refreshments. Halloween or fun costumes are encouraged. There will be prizes for best dressed individual and group. Proceeds benefit the MAAR Foundation, who supports housing related programs and services organized for low income households.

Attention Members

4th Quarter MLS payment is due by September 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. If you are enrolled in auto-pay please also log in to your account to ensure there is only one credit card on file.
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.


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