February 13, 2017
Cotty Lowry in the Star Tribune
Photo credit: Leila Navidi, Star Tribune 
Cotty Lowry "has taken up mini-triathlons, but his next big challenge is a one-year reign as president of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR)." | MORE

2017 REALTOR of the Year
We’re proud of our members who have gone above and beyond this year. Our awards recipients have been featured in the Star Tribune. Congratulations!
2017 Realtor of the Year, LeRoy Bendickson
2016 Heart of the Community recipients: Bonita Everts, Chuma Ikegwuani, Philip Rustad, Steven Ganz, and Ted Field
2016 Future Leader and Emerging Markets scholarship recipients: Thang Holt, Erica Blanchard, and Rebecca Simonton

Annual REALTOR Summit
Registration is now open and we hope you join us for this year's theme of Beyond All Limits: Breaking Through Barriers with national speakers Richard Leider, Beth Ziesenis and Jared James. 
Investment includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, Expo and CE credits*
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and Sessions begin exactly at 9:00 a.m. on April 27, 2017 | REGISTER
*Courses within the Summit are pending approval for continuing education through the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce

Government Affairs Director

Check out Associations North where we have posted a position for a new Government Affairs Director. Please pass this information along to any qualified candidates. The Government Affairs Director will lead the association’s bipartisan policy efforts primarily on local, county and state levels. | APPLY

According to a recent Gallup poll, it is the first time in more than 15 years that a majority of Americans are optimistic about finding a quality job. This is great news for the entry-level housing market, as job growth and improved wages fuel demand for home purchases. Rents have also been on the rise, another factor that has put the entry-level market in strong demand. | MORE

Global Week 
Join us this week! Are you prepared to work with buyers and sellers in our ever changing cultural landscape in the Twin Cities? Enhance your cultural knowledge during Global Week February 13 – 17. 
Tuesday, February 14 (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
At Home with Diversity Certification | 7.00 CE Hours | 2011 NAR President, Ron Phipps | REGISTER
Wednesday, February 15 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Muslim Financing | 2.00 CE Hours | Sheob Sharieff | REGISTER
Friday, February 17 (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Hmong Village Bus Tour POSTPONED

Friday, February 21 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesday Mornings @ MAAR 
Friday, February 21 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Buyer Counseling: Feels Like the First Time Every Time | 3.00 CE Hours | REGISTER 

February 23, 2017 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Agency & Fair Housing | 2.00 CE Hours | REGISTER
February 24, 2017 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Professional Standards and Best Practices | 3.00 CE Hours | REGISTER
February 28, 2017 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
ShowingTime Complete | 2.00 CE Hours | REGISTER

Broker Pre-Licensing Education
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 satisfy the state’s 30-hour education requirement and prepare you to successfully pass the licensing exam on your first attempt, you get the industry’s best instructors, course materials, and classroom setting to satisfy your education requirement, it will lay the foundation for a successful career in real estate. | INFO


Drive Focused
Many of us start the year with new year resolutions. Whether you've already made yours, or are still compiling them, help put an end to distracted driving. Please take a few seconds to fill out the form and pledge to Drive Focused. | FORM
Home and Garden Tickets
Stop in to MAAR to claim your FREE tickets. | INFO

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