Member Appreciation Week 2017


MAAR succeeds when its members succeed. To thank you for your continuing support and loyalty, we want to celebrate YOU during Membership Appreciation Week with lots of activities, classes, giveaways and treats.

Be our guest for one or two classes. When registering, select one continuing education class and one non-continuing education class. See our website for a complete description. Call us at 952.933.9020 to secure your spot on Friday for a professional headshot. Appointments available between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the MAAR office. Your $20 donation goes directly to The MAAR Foundation.

Register for education classes here:


Weekly Schedule

Monday, September 25:  New Member Orientation and New Member Code of Ethics | Serving Ice Cream in the Afternoon

Tuesday, September 26: 
FULL! 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Pathways to Professionalism – Code of Ethics 2017/18
FULL! 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. |Pathways to Professionalism – Code of Ethics 2017/18 
*Serving Popcorn All Day

Pathways to Professionalism – Code of Ethics 2017/18: This course is designed for the existing real estate agent and broker to give an overview of the Code of Ethics that all Realtors subscribe to and follow. This course includes an overview of the articles of the code of ethics that an agent is to follow in respect to clients, the public and other agents. We will also review several case studies to understand specific applications of the code. This course satisfies the NAR Code of Ethics requirement for Cycle 5 that runs January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2.5 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education.

Wednesday, September 27:

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Discover Your Genealogy: tag line is “Discover what makes you uniquely you”.  In this session we will discuss Genealogy. How to trace your family story with a family tree. How your DNA plays a role in discovering who you are, where your origins come from, and how you can learn and connect with your descendants traditions and customs within the Twin Cities cultural communities. Joining us will be Polly Walker, Genealogy expert and through a SKYPE presentation,

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Global Food Truck

FULL! 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | The Proof is In the Numbers: This course will help real estate agents better understand and utilize housing statistics and resources available from a variety of sources. The purpose of this class is to help agents inform the consumer on the trends that are occurring in local markets and give context to what they’re hearing on the street. Statistics are a vital tool that real estate agents can use to help the consumer more accurately price their homes, make educated offers, and understand their position in the market today – whether they’re buying or selling. Housing statistics help ensure that the market analysis and research conducted by agents makes sense within the greater market place. Statistics are also essential to annual business planning. Being able to understand the numbers helps agents remove uncertainty about the market – for themselves and the consumer.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2.00 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education.

Thursday, September 28:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | All Star Panel: Lead Generation
What methods have proven to be the best sources of real estate lead generation? Where do you focus your time, energy and money in order to build strong leads? 
Join the MAAR Young Professionals All Star Panel on exploring and discussing a variety of lead generation methods proven to work. Hear honest insight from the panelist on the biggest challenges that every real estate professional faces and how they’ve tackled it head-on. 

This is a must attend for anyone new to the business or those just looking to expand their lead generation possibilities.

11:30 – 1:30 | Hot Dog Cart

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | REALTOR® Safety Training
REALTORS do not work a normal 9:00 – 5:00 job in a cushy office. You work at all times of the day and night, in urban and rural settings, and meet strangers every day. Your safety is about the conditions of a house, area, road, weather, animals, cars, meeting a buyer or a seller for the first time, holding an Open House, and the possibility of someone wanting to do you harm. REALTOR Safety is about being aware and prepared! 

Join us in this candid conversation with industry experts including law enforcement and martial arts on REALTOR Safety, and walk away with knowledge, awareness, and empowerment to protect yourself.

Friday, September 29: 

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Professional Headshots ($20 to MAAR Foundation) – Contact MAAR directly for appointment 952.933.9020 



11:30-1:30 | Cupcake Food Truck (Yum!)

FULL! 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | 7/1/17-6/30/18 Salesperson & Broker Required Module Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority 
This course covers Agency Law, its history, foundation, and Minnesota License rules regarding relationships in a real estate transaction. This course will also look at federal Fair Housing law, its history, rules and regulations. Prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act will be covered. Additionally, the class will review the laws and requirements pertaining to real estate transactions involving special entities as parties in real estate transactions. It will focus on issues that arise for real estate licensees from the time of customer inquiries through entering into a Purchase Agreement. Special entities covered will include powers of attorney, trusts, estates, guardianships, conservatorships, divorces and corporate entities. 

This course is pending approval with the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education