MARlink Monday, April 15, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates


Quarterly Dues

Deadline for payment of 2nd Quarter Dues is May 1. Late invoices are subject to a $25 late fee.

New Members/Affiliates

Melanie Caton is with Keller Williams

Kayla Karsh is with Ouray Real Estate Corporation

Mandatory New Member Orientation

If you were unable to attend last week's new member orientation, please put it on your calendar for July 18 from 8:30 to noon. Attendance is required by MAR bylaws.

The MAR offices will be close April 22nd - 25th for the CAR Spring Summit in Vail.


Broker Tour

First (north side) and third Tuesday (south side) each month. Next tour is tomorrow, April 16 - South side! Tour leaves at 2 pm from Coffee Trader, 311 S. Fifth Street. Email Janna your property address, MLS # and listing agent.

  • May 7th north side tour

  • May 21st south side tour

Western Slope REALTOR® Rally 7:30am -5pm, April 18, 2019

Double Tree Hotel, 743 Horizon Dr, Grand Junction

Keynote Speaker: Rashmi Airan, a corporate and motivational speaker who shares her game-changing story!  

*GJARA is giving us the member rate! To register email

If you're going, let Janna know so we can sit together as an Association!

CAR Spring Summit and Expo

April 23-25 in Vail

Earn up to 5 CE credits in courses including:

  • "10 Things" legal session with Scott Peterson

  • NAR Leadership Program

  • Plus much more!


As the above story shows, Realtor® safety is a real concern in any community. MAR is offering valuable safety resources for our members - sign up for your free Forewarn and Real Safe Agent accounts today.

Real Safe Agent

FREE to MAR members - Click here for a video explaining the features of Real Safe Agent.


FREE to MAR members - Click here to set up your account!

Remember, to never let you guard down,

even when it appears a potential sale is coming your way.

Use the resources offered by MAR, and stay safe!


MAR Free Ethics

MAR is offering two free Ethics courses to help MAR members meet the course requirement: May 2 and 3 - click here to sign up.

Montrose Meeting Space

Do you need a place to meet a client or safe WiFi in Montrose? Come use the MAR office, just call Janna to make sure it's available.

Also, if you have a meeting and need a larger space, MAR's meeting room and kitchen area are available for use by members, based on availability.

Call or email Janna to reserve.

NAR Limited Time Offer

REALTORS®, association staff, and family members get a $500 cash allowance towards their purchase or lease of select new models, and may be combined with most local and national incentives. Additionally, REALTORS® receive an exclusive two-year vehicle maintenance plan contract from Mopar® Vehicle Protection with purchase or lease. View the eligible vehicles tab below for the full line-up of vehicles that includes 2019 Jeep Cherokee and 2019 Ram 1500. Learn More >>>

CAR Legal Bites

Colorado Association of REALTORS®' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses what steps you can take to protect your online reputation as a REALTOR.



CREN has partnered with ShowingTime® to provide easy-to-use stats in a new interactive tool called InfoSparks. This will go a long way toward a broader understanding of the prevailing trends in our local housing market. 

InfoSparks is a mobile-ready, simple-to-use interactive stats product that will change the way you use and share housing information. It is multifaceted in its ability to combine local geography with customizable housing variables, timeframes and market metrics in order to quickly analyze and share trend data in a clean, intuitive interface.

Use InfoSparks to generate charts that will support your recommendations at listing presentations by comparing local to regional numbers and for managing client expectations by answering the emotional point of price. Emphasize your expertise and knowledge on your website, in blog posts, through email marketing campaigns and on social media. Write specifically about a city, highlight a metric like months’ supply of inventory to show prevailing supply and demand trends, drill into variables like condominiums or bedroom count. Position yourself as the expert by including stats in all marketing materials!

• Compare up to four geographies by several housing variables and market metrics at once

• Define variable categories like property type, square footage and bedroom count

• Scan important market metrics like days on market and median sales price for your defined geographies

• Share live charts and snapshots of the market or download raw data to make your own charts

Coffee with CREN

Quick and simple tips for making the most of our MLS!


Track your hours!

Did you know? Members are required to complete a CREC update course each year?

Use this form to track your CE credits and ensure you are completing all requirements.

MAR Course Offerings

  • CREC Commission Update | May 2 | 8am-noon | 4 Credits | $30

  • Contracts: Reading Between the Red Lines | May 3 | 9am-noon | 4 Credits | $30

  • Ethics | May 2 or May 3 | 1-5 pm | 4 Credits | Free to MAR Members, $40 for non-members

  • New Member Orientation | July 18, 2019 | 8:30 am | Free

Delta Course Offerings

Held at the DCBOR offices in Delta, unless noted. Contact Gigi at 970-874-4727, or for more information.

  • CREC with Doug Emmerich | April 17 | 8:30am-12:30pm | 4 CE

  • Ethics with Doug Emmerich | April 17 | 1-4pm | 4 CE

  • Negotiations with Connie Tremblay | May 31 | 8:30am-12:30pm | 4 CE

NAR Ethics Requirements

NAR requires all members take 2 hours and 30 minutes of Ethics between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020, or be suspended until the requirement is met. ***Ethics classes taken before January 1, 2019 do not count for this cycle.***

Sign up now for one of the FREE ETHICS classes May 2 or 3.

Online Resources


Post a Classified

Please email Janna to place a classified, promote an upcoming open house, or share other relevant news with MAR members. Deadline for Monday publication is Friday at noon.


MAR's BOD meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, unless a conflict requires a change. The next meeting is this Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 9:00 am.

To meet with the Board, you are required by governing documents to be on the agenda prior to the meeting start time. Please call 970-249-6213, or email Janna to be added to the agenda. We are interested in what you have to say!


The next Affiliate Meeting will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:00 am at the MAR offices. Click here to meet our Affiliates.

MAR is now offering sponsorship's for Lunch & Learns and other educational offerings. Contact Janna to learn more!


Janna Burton


Let's Be Social

Follow us at @MontroseRealtors on Facebook and Instagram, or @MARMontrose on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest MAR news and events!

Contact Information Updates

If you have not done so already, we are asking all members to complete the online contact information update form to ensure we have the most current, accurate information to reach you.


NAR CAR MAR CREN (970-240-1600)



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