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May 31, 2016 | Tags: Does Your Online Presence Need a Makeover? [caption id="attachment_8258" align="alignnone" width="667"] Original Artwork by Ross Auger, 2016[/caption]The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2013–14 CRT REALTOR® Technology Survey Report states that 77% of REALTORS® use Facebook for real estate business purposes, the highest of the major social networks.  Taking that into consideration, we found some tips on how to be most effective on social media including this informative article and the… Read More
May 18, 2016 | Tags: John Smaby Elected First Vice-President of the National Association of REALTORS® for 2017  Congratulations to Minneapolis REALTOR®, John Smaby on his election as First Vice–President of the National Association of REALTORS® for 2017 (President-Elect for 2018 and President for 2019). John has 45 years of experience in the real estate industry, with extensive leadership experience on the local, state and national level. It's an honor to have John represent our real estate… Read More
May 17, 2016 | Tags: April Sellers Bring Full Price Offers April Sellers Bring Full Price OffersNew Listings showed a second year-over-year decline in 2016 while pending purchase activity rose for the 17th straight month. Buyers signed 6,373 new purchase agreements, a small but important 1.6 percent gain compared to a record-setting April 2015. Due to the well-known supply shortages in our market, would-be sellers are… Read More
May 16, 2016 | Tags: Rental Scams Reported in Twin Cities Area [caption id="attachment_8105" align="alignnone" width="622"] Original Artwork by Ross Auger, 2016[/caption]It was recently brought to our attention that one of our members had a listing scraped and used as a rental scam. This is not the first case we have seen and it may not be the last. The National Association of REALTORS® and Federal Trade Commission offers… Read More
May 2, 2016 | Tags: REALTOR® Trademark has MN Ties The National Association of REALTORS® is celebrating the REALTOR® Trademark Centennial. We're proud to share that the term REALTOR® was coined here at your association by a local real estate professional. At the time, we were called the Minneapolis Real Estate Board. In this article, published by NAR, you'll hear the story behind the term that made an impact on our industry.Trademark… Read More
April 27, 2016 | Tags: It's Going DOM For Real              We don't often talk about the national housing market, because, well, that isn't really a thing. You read that right. There is no national housing market! The same way there is no national weather forecast. You don't grab an umbrella in Miami based on the weather in Seattle, do you? So why would you base a… Read More