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November 5, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsGovernment Affairs MAR Invited to Participate on Implementation of Minneapolis Renter Protection Ordinance A cross-sector team including Minneapolis Area REALTORS® met for the first time on November 4, 2019 to help guide the implementation of new renter protections in the City of Minneapolis. New renter screening and security deposit changes will become effective in Minneapolis later in 2020, and the team will act in an advisory capacity to… Read More
November 1, 2019 | Tags: Announcements New Member Report - October 2019 Member Counts as of October 2019 MAR added a total of 97 new members including affiliates, non-member licensees and reinstating members. The total MAR membership was 9,259 including affiliate and non-member licensees, reflecting a net increase of 1.5% in membership compared to October 2018. The total MLS membership was 9,923 which includes unlicensed assistants, office staff, MLS Only,… Read More
October 14, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsCommunity MAR Good Neighbor Awards - Heart of the Community The MAR Good Neighbor Award - Heart of the Community had its celebration luncheon on October 10, 2019 at Oak Ridge where 10 organizations and their MAR Realtor® volunteers were honored. Thank you for your service to these organizations! Find more information on each of the nominees and the organizations below. ABOUT THE AWARD Read More
October 8, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsCommunity Accepting Award nominations through November 1 Nominate by November 1, 2019 REALTOR® of the Year Recognizes one active member who has provided outstanding volunteer services to the association, real estate profession, and community during the previous year. Applications closed Affiliate of the Year Recognizes an Affiliate Member who has gone above and beyond the normal role to support and promote the… Read More
October 8, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Board Appointed Directors for 2020 We are pleased to announce the newly appointed 2020 Board of Directors 2020 Executive Officers  President: Linda Rogers President-Elect: Todd Walker Treasurer: LeRoy Bendickson Secretary: Denise Mazone Immediate Past President: Todd Urbanksi Director Appointments Rosie Hatfield Rod Helm Randy Weestrand, Affiliate Director Past President Board Appointments Mike Hoffman Kath Hammerseng Read More
October 5, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsGovernment Affairs Minneapolis Housing Policy Committee Votes to Study Rent Control The Minneapolis City Council Housing Policy & Development Committee voted to direct city staff to contract with one or more consultants (vendors) to undertake an economic impact analysis regarding rent stabilization as a component of housing policy in Minneapolis. HPD#4 By Ellison and Bender Directing the City Coordinator’s Office, with assistance from Community Planning and… Read More
October 5, 2019 | Tags: Announcements New Member Update - September 2019 Member Counts as of September 2019 MAR added a total of 100 new members including affiliates, non-member licensees and reinstating members. The total MAR membership was 9,264 including affiliate and non-member licensees, reflecting a net increase of 2.0% in membership compared to September 2018. The total MLS membership was 10,017 which includes unlicensed assistants, office staff, MLS Only,… Read More
September 17, 2019 | Tags: Announcements MAR Board of Directors Election: The results are in! We are pleased to announce the results of the Board of Directors Election. We’re grateful to all candidates for stepping forward to give back to the Realtor community through our association service. And, thank you to the REALTOR® members who voted. Congratulations to the three candidates who were elected to serve a three-year term (2020-2021-2022).… Read More
September 6, 2019 | Tags: Announcements New Member Update - August 2019 Member Counts as of August 2019 MAR added a total of 124 new members including affiliates, non-member licensees and reinstating members. The total MAR membership was 9,190 including affiliate and non-member licensees, reflecting a net increase of 0.9% in membership compared to August 2018. The total MLS membership was 9,907 which includes unlicensed assistants, office… Read More
September 4, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Apply for the Executive Committee, MNAR & NAR Director by September 20 Apply for the MAR Executive Committee Applicants must: Be a MAR REALTOR® member in good standing at the time, and during the term of service Commit time. Regular meeting attendance is essential Be committed to invest in RPAC and the MAR Foundation Serve as an Ambassador of the Association Actively support and participate in MAR… Read More
August 9, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Vote for the Board of Directors 2020 Cast your vote for the Board of Directors Your vote matters! Check your email for your voting credentials from "MAAR Election Coordinator" (noreply@directvote.net). If you have not received your election email by August 13, 2019, please contact support@directvote.net. MAR has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the 2019 election on August 12, 2019.… Read More
August 6, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsGovernment Affairs MAR Monitors Minneapolis City Council Wage Theft Ordinance The Minneapolis City Council held a hearing on July 29, 2019 enacting a ‘Wage Theft’ ordinance that would partially mimic state law. The proposal is aimed at employers who underpay or refuse to pay works what they have earned. REALTORS® were monitoring this passage of both the state law and the local ordinance to insure… Read More
July 30, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsGovernment Affairs MAR Comments on Two Minneapolis Draft Ordinances regarding Rental Properties Minneapolis Council President Lisa Bender and Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison have shared two draft ordinances with Minneapolis Area REALTORS®, Minnesota Multi-Housing, and other stakeholders. Security Deposit Requirements Limits the security deposit amount to 50% of one month's rent (if both the first and last month are required up front) Limits the pet damage deposit amount to… Read More
July 1, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Now hiring for VP, Communications and Engagement JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: VP, Communications & Engagement Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Departmental Reports: Marketing and Communications, Government Affairs and Research and Economics Job Summary: Reporting to the CEO, the VP, Communications & Engagement has primary responsibility for the strategic vision, planning, organizing, and directing of the member and public engagement functions of… Read More
July 1, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Now hiring for Chief Administrative Officer Chief Administrative Officer Position Description JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Departmental Reports: Finance, Human Resources, Membership Services, Facilities and Information Technology Job Summary: Reporting to the CEO, the CAO has primary responsibility for the planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the administrative functions of MAR, including: Finance,… Read More
June 4, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Apply for the Board of Directors 2020 Accepting applications through June 14, 2019 As a member of MAR, you have the opportunity to help guide the association into the future. Your committed participation serving on the MAR Board of Directors will lend growth to the real estate industry and community at large. APPLY Qualifications for Directors Must be REALTOR® member in good… Read More
May 14, 2019 | Tags: Announcements New Members Update - April 2019 Member Counts as of April 2019 In April, MAR added a total of 177 new members including affiliates, non-member licensees and reinstating members. The total April MAR membership was 9,137 including affiliate and non-member licensees, reflecting a net increase of 4.8% in membership compared to April 2018. The total April MLS membership was 9,806 which… Read More
May 10, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsCommunity Announcement: REALTOR® Heart of the Community Awards Nominations Open The MAR Heart of the Community Award shines a light on members who have dedicated their time, talents and energy to serve as volunteer leaders within our communities. On behalf of the selected REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their community through volunteer leadership and community service,… Read More
May 7, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsCommunityNews from NAR Last Chance to apply for Good Neighbor Awards - Submit by May 10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtQLTeJmUrA&feature=youtu.be The National Association of REALTORS® seeks nominations for the 20th annual Good Neighbor Awards, which recognizes REALTORS® who’ve made an extraordinary impact on their communities through volunteer work. Five winners will be announced in the November/December issue of REALTOR®magazine and at the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The winners will receive… Read More
May 1, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsEducation e-PRO 2-Day Certification Available at MAR This course is approved by the MN Department of Commerce for 13 hours of real estate continuing education credits REGISTER Read More
April 29, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsCommunityEvents Volunteer Opportunity: Dresser Build with Bridging, Inc. Dresser Build with Bridging, Inc. Wednesday, May 1 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This will be an interactive team building project. The plan is to build 15 furniture dressers for those in need of housing furniture. No skills required. Fun for all. Bring a friend or two with you. This event has always been a… Read More
April 26, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsGovernment Affairs REALTORS® Resource Alert – Accessory Dwelling Units REALTORS® Resource Alert – Accessory Dwelling Units The Minneapolis Area REALTORS® has become aware of a wonderful new resource for REALTORS® on Accessory Dwelling Units. The Family Housing Fund has just published Homeowner (Consumer) focused guidance for people interested in Accessory Dwelling Units. The information is comprehensive, full color, content rich, and includes: Homeowner (Consumer)… Read More
April 25, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Announcement: The MAR office will be closed Announcement The MAR office will be closed on Thursday, April 25 for REALTOR® Summit 2019. All staff will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the day. Normal business hours and operations will resume on Friday, April 26. Watch what's happening at the Summit on Thursday from our Facebook page. Thank you! Read More
April 23, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsInterview Watch: Interview with new MAR CEO, Carrie Chang President Todd Urbanski sits down with our new Chief Executive Officer, Carrie Chang, and asks her about herself and what her top work priorities are for the next few months. Watch the interview: MORE ABOUT CARRIE Read More
April 8, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Announcement: MAR's new Chief Executive Officer Introducing our new CEO, Carrie Chang We are pleased to announce that Carrie Chang has joined Minneapolis Area REALTORS® as the Chief Executive Officer. Carrie has extensive experience across corporate and nonprofit sectors. She was an executive with Greater Twin Cities United Way, worked in marketing at General Mills and in management consulting with Accenture.… Read More
March 25, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsMarket DataMarket ResearchWeekly Market Activity Reports Weekly Market Activity Report For Week Ending March 16, 2019 For Week Ending March 16, 2019 The Federal Reserve recently announced that interest rates will remain steady and that further rate hikes are not planned for 2019. Given that the federal funds rate has increased nine times over the past three years, this is welcome news for consumers carrying high credit card balances. The overall… Read More
March 22, 2019 | Tags: AnnouncementsMarket DataMarket Research The Skinny - February 2019 Available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbRHuQxQWAQ VIEW ALL VIDEOS Read More
March 11, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Announcement: Our Brand New Website Our website has been totally revamped with big beautiful photos on each page and fresh content in an easy to browse format. We’ve also improved the structure of our content, so you’ll get more from a quick read. There’s a whole host of small changes and impactful enhancements, all of which make the new site… Read More
March 1, 2019 | Tags: Announcements Announcement: Q2 MLS Fees are available for payment Q2 MLS Fees are due by March 31. Please log in to the portal to submit payment. MORE INFO Read More
February 25, 2019 | Tags: Announcements On your radar: MAR inclement weather policy Occasionally, Minneapolis Area REALTORS® business hours may be altered or operations may be reduced or temporarily closed due to inclement weather or emergency conditions. If threatening weather is expected or occurs, refer to the local media or school websites. Except as noted below, the association will follow the direction of the Edina School District. If… Read More