March 20, 2017
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.
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

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

MAAR has a new tool for educating consumers and encouraging potential home buyers to make a move. The "MGIC/MAAR Home Payment Report" is a quarterly overview of typical monthly payments on homes recently sold in the Twin Cities’ 50 most active real estate markets. Agents can download the report and forward it to prospects or include it in their own marketing pieces.
The report is produced through a partnership between MAAR and MGIC Corporation, one of the country’s leading private mortgage insurers. It combines home sale prices, property tax rates and interest rate data to give consumers a good feel for what their monthly home payment would be on lower-priced, mid-priced and higher-priced homes in 50 markets ranging from Andover to Woodbury. 
“Educating consumers on home affordability and on the viability of owning versus renting is a MAAR priority,” says David Arbit, MAAR director of research & economics. “We’re delighted to be working with MGIC to bring this useful new quarterly report to our members and the public.” | MORE

In the last three months, the Federal Reserve has now twice increased its benchmark interest rate a quarter point. The good news is that this was an expected move due to strong confidence in the economy. Mortgage rates will likely increase as well. That said, homes are still selling quickly, and there is little indication that the trend will slow down in the spring and summer months.  | MORE

Tuesday, March 21 (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesday Mornings at MAAR: Instanet 101 | INFO
Thursday, March 23 (8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Required Module: Residential Contracts | Ewald Center | 3.75 CE Hours | REGISTER
Thursday, March 23 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Agency and Fair Housing | Ewald Center | 2.00 CE Hours | REGISTER

Monday, March 27 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Negotiate with Confidence and Power | 3.00 CE Hours | REGISTER

Monday, March 27 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m) 
Proper Pricing & Secrets of the CMA | 3:00 CE Hours | REGISTER

Tuesday, March 28 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Matrix Pro for Realtors | 3.00 CE Hours | REGISTER

Wednesday, March 29 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA Course | 6.5 CE Hours | REGISTER
Monday, April 3 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
New Home Construction Sales 101 | 3.00 CE Hours | REGISTER

Monday, April 3 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
How Much Home Can You Really Afford | 3.00 CE Hours | REGISTER


With fewer homes coming on the market, sales leveled out in Twin Cities last month


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
Is your brokerage taking full advantage of technology? Digitizing your workflow from lead to close can help you wrap up deals smarter - and faster | MORE

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