MARlink Monday, April 8, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates


Janna will be out of the office Monday, April 8, 2019 to attend the CREN Board of Directors meeting

Quarterly Dues

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

New Members/Affiliates

Mike Feeser, Ouray Brokers

Kindal Marin, Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties

Mandatory New Member Orientation

April 11, 8:30-12:30. FREE!

If you joined MAR in the last year and have not attended new member orientation, it is required. ***Sign up now - attendance is required by MAR bylaws.***


Broker Tour

First (north side) and third Tuesday (south side) each month. Next tour is April 16 - South side! Tour leaves at 2 pm from Coffee Trader, 311 S. Fifth Street. Email Janna to add a property to the tour.

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

Double Tree Hotel, 743 Horizon Dr, Grand Junction

*GJARA is giving us the member rate, if you want to register email

Keynote Speaker: Rashmi Airan, a corporate and motivational speaker who shares her game-changing story!  Click here to register.

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!


Per the Division of Real Estate there are recent instances of someone pretending to be a buyer and baiting real estate brokers into meeting, under the pretext of wanting to look at homes for sale. 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!

Real Safe Agent

This service is being provided free to MAR members, and is available to download now. Click here for a video explaining the features of Real Safe Agent.


We continue to encourage members to sign up for their free FOREWARN account to scout potential clients before you meet them. Click here to get set up your free account!


MAR is offering two free Ethics course options for MAR members in May - click here to sign up.

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MAR Course Offerings

  • New Member Orientation | April 11 | 8:30am-12:30pm | Free MANDATORY FOR NEW MEMBERS

  • 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

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 every two years.

The current cycle requires members to take Ethics between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020, or be suspended until the requirement is met. Members still suspended on March 1, 2021 will be terminated from membership. ***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


Click below to find CAR's General Counsel, Scott Peterson, discussing CREC paragraph 5.2.


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 Meeting Space

Having a meeting? Need a larger space? MAR's meeting room and kitchen area are available for use by MAR members, based on availability. Call or email Janna to reserve.


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 sponsorships for Lunch N 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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