October 2012 RESOURCE Now Available:
Q: Why did MNAR remove the warranty language in the Purchase Agreement, which stated the seller warranted the heating, air conditioning, electrical systems and plumbing to be in working order up to the time of closing?
Read the answer at http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/02b68868#/02b68868/6
Attention: ALL Licensees - DOC Continuing Education Requirements for 2012-13
The MN Department of Commerce is required that ALL residential real estate licensees complete a 7.5 hour continuing education module prior to June 30, 2013. This module consists of two components:
• Contracts; AND
• MN Distressed Properties
Successful completion of BOTH components and a passing grade on the exam for BOTH components, prior to June 30, 2013, is necessary to satisfy the 7.5 hour module. The 7.5 module CANNOT be uploaded to Pulse Portal until both components have been satisfactorily completed with the same provider.
We are working very hard to help our members understand the additional statutory requirement that both components be taken by the SAME PROVIDER in the same format (i.e., either both in a classroom format or both in an online format).
Please note that "same provider" does NOT mean the same instructor or the same location. For example, the Minnesota Association of REALTORS® has seven instructors. Classes we provide taught by any of our seven instructors would meet the requirement. Many local associations and organizations are currently booking us to provide these module components throughout the year in multiple locations throughout the state. You can always see the current schedule of classes we are offering in partnership with local associations by going to our website www.mnrealtor.com, choosing the "MN Education Information" menu item on the top bar, then clicking "MNAR Classes" on the left side bar.
A list of those currently scheduled through the next two weeks are listed below. We will continue to update the list in future newsletters.
Wednesday, October 10th
Contracts and MN Distressed Properties in North Mankato. Contact Deb Brage at email@example.com for more information or to register.
Wednesday, October 10th
Contracts and You be the Judge in Alexandria. Contact Sandy Thorson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
Thursday, October 11th
MN Distressed Properties in Roseville. Contact the Anoka County Community Action Program at (763) 783-4724 for more information or to register.
Thursday, October 11th
Contracts in Eagan. Contact Keller Williams Integrity at (651) 379-2800 for more information or to register.
MNAR 2012 Fall Broker Management Conference
Brokers!! Managers!! Managing a real estate office requires you to be informed on the latest issues and trends and we've prepared an outstanding program to do just that. And this year, for your convenience, we're taking it on the road!! We've reduced your driving time by scheduling the same program at two convenient locations:
- October 24th, Grand Casino Hinckley
- November 14th, Mystic Lake Casino
This year's sessions are:
What Brokers Need to Know about Data Security Wayne Gilbert, Instructor
Legislative Update Chris Galler, Paul Eger and Ryan Hamilton, Instructors
Hot Topics for Brokers Lynn Leegard, Instructor
5.5 hours real estate CE Credits, refreshment breaks and lunch are included. Program runs from 9:30am-4:30pm. Cost is $79 for members/$89 for nonmembers if you register up to three weeks before the Conference date.
Later than three weeks before the Conference date, cost is $99 for members/$109 for nonmembers.
On-Site registration is $119 for members/$129 for nonmembers.
The 2012 Fall Broker Management Conference is being sponsored by snap cap tech. Find out more!
Go to www.mnrealtor.com to register.
A Note Regarding Templates in Instanet
For users that have been using Instanet throughout the past year:
If you have created templates in the Instanet Product, you will need to update any forms that have been revised. For example, if you have created a template that contains the Purchase Agreement, you will need to update the template to use the 10/12 Purchase Agreement.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your templates, please contact Instanet Support at (800) 668-8768. Instanet also offers Webinars and Online training. For more information, please click here.
MN CRS Chapter presents CRS 200: Business Planning and Marketing
Monday October 15th & Tuesday October 16th
Edina Realty Education Center: 6600 France Ave S #250, Edina, MN
Successful real estate agents know how to run a business. They know how to define their goals and have the business planning, budgeting and marketing skills to get them where they want to go. After taking this course, students will know how to think like a business owner, with the ability to develop a complete business plan with strategies they can implement immediately.
Course instructor is Chandra Hall, CDPE, DREI, MBA, ABR, CRS, GRI, Green, SFR, REOS
Cost: $199 ($45 discount for MN CRS Chapter Members)
This course has been approved for 16 hours of Real Estate CE.
For more information or to register, contact Peg Anderson at (952) 912-2664 or email@example.com.
NAR's mvp+ Program:
Current Offer: Valid October 1st-15th
YOUR ACTION: Register for NAR's Green Designation Three-Course Bundle at REALTOR® University
YOUR REWARD: $35 Apple Gift Card (limited quantities) and the Seller's Brochure Bundle - Download
Details: Sign up for NAR’s Green Designation Online Bundle through REALTOR® University from October 1-15. Completing the online bundle courses will earn you NAR’s Green Designation. Learn everything you need to know to advise your clients on green properties, understand homes with sustainable features, and market yourself as a trained green professional.
Upon purchasing the online course bundle, you’ll receive an email within 48 hours with information about how you will be receiving your $35.00 Apple Gift Card. Quantities are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis, so act fast! Don’t miss this limited reward opportunity! All registrants will also receive Seller's Brochure Bundle - Download which features 2 products, the Getting It Sold Brochure - Download & the Energy Savers Brochure - Download.
Only course registrations between October 1 and October 15, 2012 will be eligible for this offer. Only U.S. members of the National Association of REALTORS® are eligible to receive this offer. Must have a valid NRDS ID number and e-mail address to register.
Click the ACT NOW button to sign up for NAR’s Green Designation Online Bundle through REALTOR® University.
The SPAAR Fall Showcase is the largest REALTOR® education and trade show in the Twin Cities. Hosted by the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR), the SPAAR Fall Showcase targets the Association's members and is open to all area REALTORS®.
Morning Course (Teri Conrad & Laura Monroe): THINKING LIKE A CEO: REvision, REvamp & REignite Your Business | CE Credits: 2 hours pending | COURSE DETAILS
Afternoon Course (Travis Robertson): The Millennial Revolution: How to Prepare Your Business for a New Generation | CE Credits: 2 hours approved | COURSE DETAILS
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
9:00am – 11:00am: Morning Education (Thinking Like a CEO)
11:00am – 1:00pm: Vendor Fair (lunch provided)
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Afternoon Education (The Millennial Revolution)
Cost: $25.00 (includes parking and lunch)
Register: Contact SPAAR: 651-776-6000
Win one of two iPads from SPAAR
Five lucky winners will find a golden ticket in their bag at the SPAAR Fall Showcase! Ticket holders will win great prizes!
The MN Association of REALTORS® is teaming up again with Sun Country Airlines, the Hometown Airline, to offer REALTORS® a discount on travel to Orlando to attend the 2012 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Use the promotion code “MNAR15” on Sun Country Airlines’ website www.suncountry.com to receive 15% off their lowest applicable fare. The discount is valid for all flights between Minneapolis and Orlando from November 6, 2012 until November 16, 2012.
The discount applies to coach class, but not First Class. Affordable upgrades are available during check-in. The discounted flights can be combined with outbound/return flights outside of the promotion dates, but only the flights segments within the promotion period are discounted. The discount can be used for both one-way and round-trip reservations. The special REALTOR® discount cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions, UflyRewardsPlus fares, Sun Country Vacations Cruise/Hotel packages, vouchers or gift certificates. It is not retroactive and cannot be applied to existing reservations. Standard Sun Country Airlines change fees, bag fees, etc. and all other policies apply.
Discount tickets available to “Disney’s Phineas & Ferb: The BEST Live Tour Ever,” set for Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1pm and 4pm at the Xcel Energy Center. Please go to https://secure.xcelenergycenter.com/GT/default.asp?Group=Minne91550 to conveniently make discount ticket reservations to this entertaining show.
Free Expo Passes for You, Your Customers, Clients, Prospects, Family and Friends!
The Expo Guys are happy to supply you with plentiful "Admit 2 Free" EXPO Passes for you and your employees, friends and families. These passes allow them to attend our up-coming expos and seminars FREE of charge.
These FREE Passes are available in quantity, for as many as you request, while supplies last.
Download the order form, and fax back to (952) 929-9510.
Tickets for the following events are available:
HEALTHY LIFE EXPO:
October 20-21, 2012 @ Minneapolis Convention Center
HOME IMPROVEMENT & DESIGN EXPO
October 20-21, 2012 @ Minneapolis Convention Center
October 27, 2012 @ National Sports Center, Blaine
November 3, 2012 @ Maple Grove Community Center
For more information, visit www.MediaMaxEvents.com.