March 6, 2017
Broker Pre-Licensing Education
This premium Minnesota Broker licensing package through Brightwood College 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
March 20 - 23
30-Hour Broker Course 1 - Pre-License 
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for real estate pre-license education
Exam Prep

Home Matchmaker Campaign
Check it out! You could win a FREE registration for REALTOR Summit (worth 6.00 CE Hours) and a Home Matchmaker gift basket
Here's how to win: 
  1. Share the Matchmaker video "I'm a Settle Down Kind of Guy" to your professional REALTOR Facebook page 
  2. Include a creative tag line to boost your post
  3. Use #HOMEMATCHMAKER in your post
The share with the most likes by March 14 wins!
Stay tuned for more chances to win Home Matchmaker promos

Name-dropped! MAAR Executive Board members and the Board of Directors were mentioned in the Business People section of the Pioneer Press on Sunday, March 5. | MORE

Research & Economics Director, David Arbit, details the story on the 'Great Mean Reversion' in his blog. | MORE 

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

As mortgage rates rise, median sales prices increase and stiff competition for low inventory continues, buyers are beginning to face some limitations with their housing options, especially for first-time buyers. That being said, for most weeks in 2017, sales have been higher in year-over-year comparisons with the same weeks in 2016 | MORE

The Skinny - February 2017

Tuesday, March 7 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesday Mornings at MAAR: State of the Real Estate Market 2017 | INFO
Thursday, March 9 (8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Required Module: Residential Contracts  | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER
Thursday, March 9 (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)
Mind Your Own Business  | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER
Friday, March 10 (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
March Broker Support Meeting  | REGISTER
Tuesday, March 14 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
March Appraisal Meeting  | REGISTER 
Thursday, March 16 (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)
Identity Theft Prevention: Protecting your Buyers, Sellers and Yourself | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER

YPN All Star Panel: Lead Generation
Join the MAAR Young Professionals Network on Wednesday, March 22nd, at Cambria Showroom for an 'All Star Panel' on exploring and discussing a variety of lead generation methods proven to work. You will hear from panelists giving honest insight into one of the biggest challenges that every real estate professional faces and how they've tackled it head-on. | REGISTER

Be Digitally Engaged
Join local real estate professionals Brandon Doyle and Nick Dreher on March 30, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Coopers Pub for a 2-hour power session on how to harness the power of the internet to grow your business. This session will help you identify proven methods for online engagement, lead generation and conversion. 30 minutes per day will get you 8 transactions. This class also focuses on using Facebook to stay top of mind with your Sphere in 3 easy steps. Stop letting your sphere leads go to other agents! Once the session is over, we will open up the room for cocktails, appetizers and networking. Cost is just $13.00 and is all-inclusive. Seating is limited so register early | REGISTER

Twin Cities home permits rise, but listings remain low


MAAR has several opportunities for businesses to sponsor throughout the year. If you know of a business that may be interested in sponsoring at any level, please direct them to our website. | INFO

VHT Studios Professional Real Estate Photography Services | INFO
What do real estate professionals need to know about 3-D printing? Learn the basics about this technology from a discussion with Dave Conroy from CRT Labs.

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5750 Lincoln Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55345