MARlink Monday, April 22, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates


Office is closed this week while Janna attends the CAR Spring Summit and Expo in Vail.

Quarterly Dues

  • Deadline for payment of 2nd Quarter Dues is May 1.

  • Late invoices are subject to a $25 late fee.

On Common Ground

Celebrating 50 years of Fair Housing!


Broker Tours

First (north side) and third Tuesday (south side) each month. Next tour is May 7 on the North Side! Tour leaves at 2 pm from Coffee Trader, 311 S. Fifth Street. Email Janna your property address, MLS # and listing agent.

  • May 21 - South Side

  • June 4 - North Side


  • 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

  • Title 101 | May 23 |Noon-1pm | 1 CE| Free

  • New Member Orientation | July 18, 2019 | 8:30am-noon | Free MANDATORY for new members: If you were unable to attend new member orientation this quarter, please put it on your calendar for July 18 from 8:30 to noon. Attendance is required by MAR bylaws.

Delta CE

RSVP to Gigi at 970-874-4727, or

Held at the DCBOR offices in Delta, unless noted

  • InfoSparks Training with CREN | April 29 | 9-10am | Free Breakfast provided. @ Bill Heddles Recreation Center

  • Lunch & Learn | May 24 | 11:30am-1pm | 1CE |Free Changes to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act with a focus on cost recovery changes, Qualified Improvement Property (QIP), Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) and the tax Incentive impact they will have on real estate owners. Class is provided by Cost Segregation Authority.

  • Negotiations with Connie Tremblay | May 31 | 8:30am-12:30pm | 4 CE | $45

Thank you to Gigi and DCBOR for offering member pricing to MAR!

NAR CE Requirements

  • CREC Update: NAR requires all members to take an annual CREC update course for a total of 12 credits over each 3 year license renewal period.

  • Ethics: 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 our FREE ETHICS classes on May 2 or 3.

Track your hours! Use this form to track your CE credits and ensure you are completing all requirements. Best Practice: Put this form and corresponding CE completion certificates in one file folder!

Online Resources


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.


Legal Bites

Colorado Association of REALTORS®' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses things REALTORS should know about the license law transition for renewals to be by calendar year rather than your original license date.

Scott clears up the confusion on license renewal!


Coffee with CREN

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


CREN has partnered with ShowingTime® to provide easy-to-use stats in a new interactive tool called InfoSparks.

InfoSparks offers mobile-ready, interactive stats that will change the way you use and share housing information. It combines local geography with customizable variables, timeframes and market metrics to quickly analyze and share data in a clean, intuitive interface.

Emphasize your knowledge and expertise and position yourself as the expert by including stats in all your listing presentations and marketing materials!

InfoSparks generates charts to support your pricing recommendations at listing presentations by comparing local and regional numbers.

• Compare up to four geographies using several variables and metrics at once

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

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


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



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!


MAR's BOD meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, unless a conflict requires a change. The next meeting is Wednesday, MAY 15, 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!


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.


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.


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