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MARlink – April 26, 2021

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MAR and GJARA Board of Directors have initiated early merger discussions to assess and explore the business and industry circumstances, opportunities and challenges associated with a potential merger. A sample from the committee's Q&A follows. Read more here. 

Q. What are the advantages of a merger for our members?

A. A merged association is a growing organization that can continue to provide and expand upon the delivery of programming and services including advocacy, education, professional standards, community engagement, leadership development, research and market data. In addition, we believe that there are cost savings to be gained through staffing, technology, vendor relations, logistics, events and more. Again, we believe that unification of our associations at this time may allow us to shape our future on our terms while continuing to stay ahead of both the industry competition and requirements of our state and national association partners.

We've answered more questions in this Q&A here. Or, reach out to the informed members of the merger task force, listed at the bottom of the Q&A, to discuss your specific questions or concerns.


Second quarter dues are payable through your website HUB, and due by May 9 to avoid late fees.

Please see the Membership Dues page on our website for a breakdown of annual and quarterly billing. For 2021, the Board of Directors waived first quarter dues for all members.

*As always, those who have already selected to pay these dues annually, please disregard this message.


MAR is seeking a new AE if you or anyone you know is interested. Please contact Michelle Martinez. See position description here.




May 3-14, 2021
Admission is free for NAR Members but REALTORS® must register to attend and receive access to the virtual event platform. 


CP-20 Commission Position Statement on Licensed and Unlicensed Real Estate Administrative Professionals (“REAPs”)
At their meeting on April 6, 2021, the Colorado Real Estate Commission (“the Commission”) adopted revisions to Commission Position Statement 20. This important position statement provides the real estate broker with guidance regarding the broker’s supervision responsibilities regarding unlicensed and licensed Real Estate Administrative Professionals (“REAPs”) as employees or independent contractors, and the tasks that they are allowed to perform on behalf of brokers. Take a look at the updated Commission Position 20.


In recent years, it has become more difficult for aspiring appraisers to find willing and available supervisors, especially in smaller populated areas. Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (PAREA) was developed to fill the need for more options in place of the traditional Supervisor/Trainee model as an alternative path to gain the experience portion of the appraisal license requirements. Read more >>>


In the “Directly from the Director” webcast on March 30th had Director Waters discussed Employing Broker Responsibilities and Supervision. Here's the recap.




Click the image to find out how to get your CE Anywhere through CAR and the Colorado Real Estate School.


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