Minnesota Real Estate and Community News

June 14, 2016

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Our agency recommends GDO Law for their comprehensive range of services, including: 

  • Title Review, Corrective Title Issues & Letters of Undertaking
  • Quite Title Matters
  • Proceedings Subsequent 
  • Deeds, Contracts for Deed and all forms of Conveyances 
  • Boundary Line Disputes & Easements 
  • Non-Disclosure Issues 
  • Real Estate Rescission Matters 
  • Real Estate Closings & Transactions 
  • Evictions and Unlawful Detainers 
  • Workouts & Foreclosures 
  • Property Tax Appeals 
  • Party Wall or Shared Driveway Agreements 

Skilled & 

Professional 

The real estate team at GDO Law has the experience, tools and resources to resolve a variety of real estate and title matters. Our solutions and legal instruments are designed to resolve complicated transactions, unforeseen title snags and wide range of real estate issues . 

 

Our competitive rate structure offers flexibility and includes considerations for both hourly and flat fee circumstances. 

 

Chris Olson is an attorney with extensive experience working on a variety of residential and commercial real estate 

matters throughout the 

Twin Cities. 

Direct: 651-289-6731 

chrisolson@gdolaw.com 

LEGAL SERVICES FOR 

Main Office & Mailing Address: 4770 White Bear Pkwy, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 

Plymouth Location: 3020 Harbor Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447 

 

Telephone: 651.426.3249 ? Facsimile: 651.426.9501 

 

Fish MLS Realty is not affiliated with GDO Law.  However, many of our agents and clients have used GDO law for their real estate legal matters.  

Posted in Preferred Vendors
June 13, 2016

Code of Ethics Training

Good Morning,

 

The mandated four-year cycle to meet the Code of Ethics Training for The National Association of REALTORS® membership requirement ends December 31, 2016.

 

Agents, NAR Code of Ethics completed by December 31, 2016 or your membership will be suspended per the NAR bylaws.

 

You can take the NAR Code of Ethics in one of the following ways:

 

SPAAR Classes-at 325 Roselawn Ave East, St Paul 55117

 

Approved for 2.5 CE credits (Cost is $10.00 per class)

  • Friday, September 9th 12:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 28th 9:00am to 1130am
  • Wednesday, October 5th 9:00am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Thursday, November 10th 9:00am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Friday, December 9th 9:00am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 3:00pm

 

You can go onto the SPAAR Portal or call the Association Office at 651-776-6000 to register for the above classes.

 

Online Courses-

The CE Shop

http://spaar.theceshop.com/online-education/minnesota/real-estate/broker-and-sales-license/continuing-education/courses.html

 

REALTOR.ORG

http://www.realtor.org/code-of-ethics/training

 

Continuing Ed Express

www.continuingedexpress.com

 

 

Posted in Community News
June 7, 2016

Agent E&O Insurance

Agents with FishMLS Realty are insured up to a 1,000,000 per incident.

FishMLS Realty E&O Insurance Policy Renewal

Posted in Real Estate News
April 25, 2016

Studio 1 Photo Event

On Monday, May 16, 2016, we will be having an exciting event at the Fish MLS Realty office in Champlin, MN. Image 1 Studios will be here to provide photographic services to upgrade our website.

 

Photography sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. Images will be available for purchase, but again, there is no obligation.  First image at $49.99 (plus a one-time archiving fee of $19.95); other options also available.

 

        Your 45-minute photo appointment includes all of the following:

·      Photo session with your Image 1 Studios photographer 

·      Pose selection immediately following photography 

·      Agent-directed image editing/retouching while you watch (remove/reduce wrinkles, blemishes, scars; brighten/straighten teeth; remove/reduce double chin; enhance eye color, etc.) 

·      Image formatting as per agency website specs 

·      Copyright release of your selected image for our office website

 

We want everyone who does not have a current professional photograph, needs an update, or is a new agent with us to schedule an appointment today. Contact the office or schedule at the front desk. (Please remember one agent per appointment time.)

Here are the times for the photo event on Monday May 16th.  Please email to reserve a time.  
9:30  Stephanie Rutherfor
10:15  Ashli Rutherfor
10:45  Tammy Hanson
11:00
11:45 
12:30
1:15 Jason Borowitz
2:00 Marisa Rangel
2:45 Jodi Beinke
3:30 Ben Strom
4:15 Johnny Olson
Posted in Preferred Vendors
Feb. 10, 2016

Facebook Contest Rules for Fish MLS Realty

Contest Rules for Facebook 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

The win a $100 dollar gift card. (“Sponsor”)This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.

ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD
The Sweepstakes begins at February 10th, 2016 Noon PST and ends at February 29th, 2016, noon PST. (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the Sweepstakes through the Sponsor Facebook Page. You can find the post on the Sponsor’s Facebook Page. Entrants must follow the instructions located on the post; contestants must like and share the post and also like the page using their personal profile to be eligible. All required fields on the entry form and participate in the contest. After submitting the required information on the entry form, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the drawing.
You may enter as many times as you wish.

WINNER SELECTION
All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. A winner will be chosen at random.
The winners will be announced on or about February 29th, 2016 on or about noon PST. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the e-mail address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry form. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

PRIZES:
Grand Prize: One Year $100 Visa Gift Card; Visa in no way is associated with this contest.  Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

Posted in Real Estate News
Feb. 7, 2016

Fish MLS Realty Endorses North Title

North Title, Inc. is a locally owned and operated title company that has closed thousands of transactions since its founding.  Their staff boasts excellent knowledge and experience.  Many of their employees are seasoned veterans with 15 or more years of experience.  North Title offers some of the lowest closing rates and insurance rates in Minnesota, homes for sale Minnesota, a convenient closing schedule, additional services before or after normal business hours, weekend closings on refinances, with professional and elegant copies for the client.

The staff is familiar with all types of products from Residential, Contract for Deeds, REO, Short Sales to Commercial Purchases.  They also extend their service to Redemptions, Assignments, Refinances, Reverse Mortgages, Home Equity Lines, , REO Services, and more.  North Title is also a HUD certified agent.

North Title makes it easy for the customer to view the customary closing costs.  Their easy to use calculators provide a quick and accurate estimate of a seller or buyer’s closing costs.

 

Our Realtors® are always looking out for the best interest of their clients.  North Title is prices are competitive and the service is always impeccable.

Posted in Preferred Vendors