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COVID-19 Updates

LSAR Office is closed to IN-PERSON SUPPORT through April 30, 2020.  This page will be updated with current information for lake superior area REALTORS OPERATIONS.
Call-in/email Hours Only:

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 218.728.5676
Fax: 866.392.7950
General Inbox:
Facebook: LakeSuperiorREALTORS


National Association of REALTORS COVID-19 Page
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Minnesota REALTORS COVID-19 Page
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Wisconsin REALTORS Association COVID-19 Page
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Market area "check-ins" have been scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th

Join LSAR CEO Maranda DeSanto hear developments on the COVID-19 pandemic and address the needs of your area.  Meetings will be held remotely via ZOOM.  Go to our calendar page for Zoom info for your area:


Hold-No Showings Rule Temporarily Suspended (3/23/20)

Effective immediately, we are temporarily suspending Lake Superior Area MLS’s rule requiring availability for showings in Active status. If your seller is not comfortable scheduling showings for their property because of the COVID-19 threat, you may decline showings but leave the property in Active status. However, we do require that you disclose in Public Remarks that you are not accepting showings at this time. We also ask that you revise the showings calendar in ShowingTime to block scheduling for the property and notify any already confirmed appointments if you wish to cancel them. This rule suspension will remain in effect indefinitely. We will post here when the situation improves and the rule is put back into effect. 


LSAR Discourages Open Houses & Overlapping Appointments During COVID-19 Outbreak (3/23/20)

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, LSAR advises all REALTORS® to stop conducting all open house activities at this time.  To that end, the open house functionality in the LSAR MLS has been temporarily disabled.  In addition, LSAR is also advising all REALTORS® to discontinue overlapping appointments.  Exclusive appointments is now the default option and the functionality will be disabled entirely March 25 at 8 p.m.


Point of Sale Inspections Delayed - Check with individual municipalities on current status
Message from City of Duluth: "I realize that there are questions about how to obtain a POS certificate during the City of Duluth shut down. During this time the City will be issuing $105 waivers to get you through the closing. Please let new homeowners know they will have to have an inspection done once the City is back to normal working hours.  Please call 218-730-4130 to speak with one of our information specialists about obtaining a waiver.  Thank you for understanding."

-Andrew Swanson, Utility Program Coordinator


All events, classes, and training has been cancelled or rescheduled through April 30, 2020.  All committee and board meetings will be held remotely as scheduled.


Check our calendar for current events and registration information.

3/18:  Carlton County Lunch & Learn - Cancelled until July 2020
3/23:  MN Housing Day - Cancelled
3/25:  Free Home Warranty Class - To be rescheduled May/June 2020
4/8:  MLS Training:  Inputs & Saved Searches - Cancelled
4/14:  WI Course 1 & 2 - Rescheduled to September 10, 2020
4/15:  WI Course 3 & 4 - Rescheduled to September 22, 2020
4/16:  REALTORS as Neighbors Board & Brush Fundraiser - Rescheduled to October 2020
4/20:  Instanet Training - Cancelled
4/21:  Free CE in Grand Marais - Rescheduled to June 2
4/21:  Board Forum in Grand Marais - Rescheduled to June 2
4/22:  WI Course 5 & 6 - Rescheduled to September 23, 2020

Staff Contacts

Maranda DeSanto, RCE
Chief Executive Officer
DD: (218) 722-6044
Specialties:  Governance, Professional Standards, Board of Directors, Committees, Statistics, Community Engagements, Media Requests, MNR/WRA/NAR Resources

Laura Douglas, e-Pro
Member Services Coordinator
DD: (218) 728-5676
Specialties:  Membership Requirements & Benefits, Education, Events, Networking, Store, Billing, Communications, Website Updates

Jason Robeck
MLS & Information Technology Manager
DD: (218) 722-6051
Specialties:  Multiple Listing System, Instanet, ZipForms, Supra eKey System, RPR, RETS Feeds, ShowingTime, General Technical Support

Bruce King
Government Affairs Director
DD: (715) 828-1976
Specialties:  Advocacy, Public Policy, Government Affairs, RPAC, Community Investment, Grant Opportunities


MLS Vendor Support Links

Paragon Support Page

ShowingTime Support 

Instanet/Authentisign Support

TechHelpline Support

Supra/Ekey Support

ZipForms Support

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Duluth, MN 55807