November 20, 2017
The MAAR office is closed on the following days:
  • Thursday, November 23
  • Friday, November 24
  • Monday, December 25
  • Tuesday, December 26
  • Monday, January 1

MAAR shines a light on a few of our members who have dedicated their time, talents and energy to serve in a volunteer leadership capacity in our communities. | MORE

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.

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.

"During the final two months of the year, residential real estate traditionally slows down to make way for more holiday, travel and retail spending. Assessing the dominant trend of 2017, most housing markets have seen the number of homes for sale decrease in year-over-year comparisons. So much so, that further decreases in 2018 will be newsworthy, as prices would likely keep rising in a seller's market. Presently, in a thriving economy with low unemployment, agents and consumers alike still have reason for optimism." | MORE

Market Flat in Preparation for Winter 
The Twin Cities housing market is holding steady after both sales and prices reached record highs this year. In October, new listings were up 3.1 percent compared to last October but are on-track for a 2.0 percent decline for the year. | MORE

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

Annual Membership Dues 
Members: Annual dues are posted on the portal. Please log in and submit payment by November 30.

Your voice matters. As a REALTOR you have no doubt heard about tax reform plans from Washington, DC. Now Congress is threatening tax incentives for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local property tax deduction. These incentives are critical for a strong housing market that creates jobs and builds stable communities. Take action today and click below.

Help us help you! Please take a moment to complete our Membership Survey. Completion of the survey by the end of today enters you for a chance to win a $200 VISA gift card!

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. More details to come. We hope you join us! 


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