June 26, 2017
Happy Independence Day! We wish you and yours a safe and fun-filled holiday. Our office is closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. We will be open Wednesday - Friday. We thank you for your understanding.

3rd Quarter MLS payment of $119.00 is due by Friday, June 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.

Thursday, July 20 (4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Annual MAAR YPN Boat Cruise
Aloha! Sail around the lake on the "Destiny II" yacht while networking with close to 100 other REALTOR® professionals.

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

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

"Did you know that homeowners pay between 80 and 90 percent of all federal income taxes? If you are a homeowner, it’s time to stand up and be counted!"

"As Millennials get older and more established in their careers, more of them are entering the housing market. Nationwide sales rose to the third-highest level since the housing crisis a decade ago, while home prices also hit record highs. Although increasing prices may push some out of the running for a home purchase, mortgage rates remain low enough to lure potential buyers." | MORE

"Housing Markets are heating up, prompting concerns of whether or not we are in a bubble. But, another 2008-style collapse is unlikely."

Recent New Construction Activity by Price Point
"As the shortage of residential property listings persists, many observers are rightly examining recent new construction trends. We’d like to get in on that." | 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."

Be sure to complete your 15 CE hours by June 30. 
No on-site classes available this week. Use promo code JUNE20 to get 20% off at the CE Shop for online classes. | INFO

Monday, July 10 - August 3
Salesperson Pre-licensing Education
Do you know someone who may be interested in getting their Pre-Licensing education? MAAR offers Salesperson Pre-Licensing education through Kaplan (Brightwood College).
This premium Minnesota real estate licensing package includes Course I, II, III and the licensing exam prep at a $99 savings. The package is created to give potential agents the most effective licensing education and exam practice possible.
Live Classes at MAAR
July 10 - 14
30-Hour Salesperson Course 1 - Pre-License
July 17 - 18
Exam Prep
July 24 - July 27
30-Hour Salesperson Course 2 - Pre-license 
July 31 - August 3
30-Hour Salesperson Course 3 - Pre-License
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for real estate pre-license education.
Not only will this package satisfy the state’s 90-hour education requirement and prepare them to successfully pass their licensing exam, it will lay the foundation for a successful career in real estate.

Tuesday, July 18 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Arbitration Process Discussion | Johnathan Kopecky | INFO
Please note, there will be no Tuesday Mornings at MAAR held on July 4

 MAAR Goes to Pride
A big thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors that helped make this year's Pride experience the best one yet! | MORE


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