November 27, 2017
Annual Membership Dues 
2018 membership dues are posted on the portal. Please log in and submit payment by November 30.

Wednesday, November 29 - Thursday, November 30 (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) 
Mindset, Methods and Metrics Professional Development Series
Please note, there are no CE credits for this series
Join two authors of "Mindset, Methods, and Metrics" Brandon Doyle and Nick Dreher for 2 half-day sessions to discover how your mindset, methods and metrics play a role in your ability to create and maintain a successful real estate business. They will cover topics such as goal setting, using data for business planning, utilizing your database to its fullest, online presence and much more.

In partnership with the Mortgage Association of Minnesota, MAAR would like to present the first annual CONNECT conference, held at Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel on January 10 - 11, 2018, where REALTORS and mortgage professionals can join together to hear from industry professional in a casual and fun atmosphere. In the spirit of the venue and a blackjack tournament, this first year's theme is Double Down for your Business.
There is a block of hotel rooms for $139. Call 1-800-262-7799 and ask for Reservations. Mention "Minnesota Mortgage Association" event to get the discounted pricing. Join us to make this a great event!

REALTOR® Ring Day 
REALTOR® Ring Day is on Friday, December 1. Sign up for your shift to be a part of the change. 

"Home price appreciation is on the rise in most of the country, which is welcome news for any homeowner that experienced a time when it was not. Although trends vary by region and state, the overarching trend is increased prices, according to research performed by the National Association of REALTORS® on American Community Survey data from 2005 through 2016. Price growth is strongest in the South and less so in the Northeast, and only a few states show no growth or losses. Affordability is most favorable in the Midwest, and the West is least affordable, on average." | MORE

The Skinny - October 2017

Wednesday, November 29 (12:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.) Keller Williams Integrity NW
This course covers Agency Law, its history, foundation, and Minnesota License rules regarding relationships in a real estate transaction. This course will also look at federal Fair Housing law, its history, rules, and regulations. Prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act will be covered. Additionally, the class will review the laws and requirements pertaining to real estate transactions involving special entities as parties in real estate transactions. It will focus on issues that arise for real estate licensees from the time of customer inquiries through entering into a Purchase Agreement. Special entities covered will include powers of attorney, trusts, estates, guardianships, conservatorships, divorces and corporate entities.
This course is required for all real estate sales-persons and brokers by June 30, 2018.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education

Wednesday, November 29 (8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Residential Contracts: Buyer Paperwork
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
Wednesday, November 29 (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)
Residential Contracts: Forms for Sellers
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
Friday, December 1 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Infosparks II: Sharpening the Data Sword
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2.50 hours of real estate continuing education

Tuesday, December 5 (1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) 
REALTORS® who have joined the association after January 1, 2017 and attended New Member Code of Ethics, have already fulfilled their Code of Ethics training requirement that must be completed by December 31, 2018. All other members must complete the training by December 31, 2018, in order to continue their membership with the Association. | MORE
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2.50 hours of real estate continuing education

Wednesday, December 6 - Thursday, December 7 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
The 2 day SRES Designation Course helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50+ real estate market by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices, connecting to a network of resources, and fostering empathy with clients and customers. 
This course is approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 12 credits of continuing education

Broker Support Meeting 
Friday, December 8 (10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.)
Department of Commerce Real Estate Enforcement Department
In this session, Matthew Boyer, Audit Director will be discussing the background of the DOC; the processes and procedures when someone files a compliant, common complaints filed and what is and is not an actionable item. We will see some example of complaints and findings, and preventative measures brokers can practice in order to avoid complaints.
This is a complimentary broker member benefit and free of charge

GIVE 2 GIVE Broker Match Program
GIVE 2 GIVE Matching Funds Program offers MAAR members/ Broker Offices the opportunity to strengthen relationships with local organizations that provide housing and housing-related programs and services in their surrounding community.
Deadline is Friday, December 15.

Closings up amid tight Twin Cities home supply


Option Realty, Inc. 
If timing is not right to sell real estate, consider having your license held by a LFRO company
You will not have MLS access; however, you remain licensed to receive referral fees. Contact Option Realty, Inc. |  612-385-6479  | 
Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS
5750 Lincoln Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55345