July 10, 2017

REALGiver Annual Event

Join the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS Foundation for our Patio Party at the home of Pres Elect Kath Hammerseng. An upbeat afternoon of sharing and networking at the 2017 REALGivers Annual Event. There will be pool side fun including live vocal stylings of Past President Emily Green and her jazz ensemble, delicious Famous Dave’s BBQ with all the fixing’s and a silent auction!
The event celebrates the accomplishments of the MAAR Foundation, creates awareness of our impact in the community, and aims to increase our capacity to help more individuals and families to secure housing. Limited tickets are being sold!

Congratulations to 2018 Director Candidates!
Here’s the lineup for the MAAR Board of Directors August election.

Ken Colston

Shawna Frazier

Linda Johnson

Dennis Libby

Lyndon Smith

Brooke Wolford

Additional nominations can be added to the MAAR Board of Directors election ballot if at least 20 REALTOR® members sign a petition and return it to the association office by August 1.  

The Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, MN REALTORS®, Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®, and Housing First Minnesota are coming together to host the largest gathering of housing industry professionals in the state!

If you work in the housing industry, we invite you to join us for Housing Day at the Minnesota State Fair, on Monday, August 28. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues and represent your industry in front of thousands of fair-goers at the "Great Minnesota Get Together." Your local and state associations will have fun activities and a few surprises planned for you to add to your state fair experience. Activities and special events will be taking place between 10am and 3pm at the Horton Pavilions at Heffron Park.

Register to let us know you'll be there - all attendees will receive a FREE t-shirt to wear at the event.
**** Your registration DOES NOT include entrance into the fair. ****

This event was made possible in part by the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Liberty Title

Exhibiting Sponsor
GlideCam Property Tours

Supporting Sponsor
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Lease payment is due July 17. Make a payment online through SupraWEB or call 877.699.6787. | DETAILS

The Heart of the Community Award
The MAAR Awards Society 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. Nominations of yourself or a colleague are accepted until July 11. | APPLY
**Last day to nominate**

Join us for two incredible days of hands-on learning, exclusive insights, and celebration! We’ve lined up a star-studded cast of keynote speakers and breakout sessions that will spotlight today’s real game-changing innovations. Discover the technologies and strategies that will enable you to do what you love, more effectively.

Open Arms
MAAR REALTORS prep and pack meals for people in our communities living with life-threatening illness. Open Arms of Minnesota makes it happen. | MORE

"Nationally and locally, economic conditions affecting residential real estate have not changed much this year, which is good for market stability. The most recent jobs report was favorable, while unemployment and mortgage rates both remain satisfyingly reasonable. If there were more homes for sale, we might see a shift in prices. Although builder and seller confidence are high, we are not close to a trend change in that regard." | MORE

Supporting Our Communities: MAAR celebrated Twin Cities Pride

For those in the LGBTQ community, the month of June is traditionally a time for reflection and celebration of the progress made–from the days of the Stonewall Riots to the legalization of gay marriage–there is a lot to be thankful for. | MORE

National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Update
"Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remains a top priority of NAR. The past two weeks have seen a flurry of legislative activity. In order to provide you with the latest information on the status of NFIP, NAR has updated the NFIP legislative analysis page. This page will be updated as events warrant and will be your one-stop NFIP resource on www.nar.realtor."

Tuesday, July 18 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesday Mornings at MAAR | Arbitration Process Discussion | Johnathan Kopecky | INFO
Thursday, July 20 (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)
Matrix - Let's Get Started | 3.75 CE | REGISTER       


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