MARlink Monday, February, 25, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates


Contact Information Updates

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.

New Members/Affiliates-

Jessamy Pressler is with 20 Sleeps West Real Estate

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!


Happy Hour at MAR's Closing Time Bar

February 28, 4-6 pm.

Come see the newly updated MAR meeting room with gorgeous barn wood accents, granite counters, fresh paint and custom signage. We've been busy and are looking forward to sharing it with our members!

Delta/Montrose REALTOR® Rally -

March 13, 2019, 8am - 5pm

Hosted by Delta County Board and Montrose Association of REALTORS®.

LOCATION HAS CHANGED! @ Montrose Country Event Center - 1001 N. Second Street.

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Gardner, accomplished national speaker for the real estate industry. Expert in agent business strategies, and creator of Seven Styles Success System.

Cost is $45 per REALTOR® member. Details coming soon!

Click here to register online.

Western Slope REALTOR® Rally - April 18, 2019

Click here to register -

Broker Tour

First (north side) and third Tuesday (south side) each month.

Next tour is Tuesday, March 5 - North side!

Tour leaves at 2 pm from Coffee Trader, 311 S. Fifth Street.

Email Janna to add a property to the tour.


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!

Real Safe Agent

We are excited to announce we are deploying the Real Safe Agent System, free to MAR members. Real Safe Agent is a safety for the real estate industry that allows your local real estate community to collaborate and cooperate to keep each other safe. Real Safe Agent will be available to download Tuesday, March 12th. More details to follow.

Click here for a video explaining the features of the Real Safe Agent system.


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 Course Offerings Space is limited, click here to learn more, or register online and ensure your spot!

  • Loan Simple Renovation Lending | March 7 | 9am-noon | 3 Credits | Free

  • Wells Fargo presents Buffini Success Tour | March 20 | 11:30am-3 pm

  • 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 AND 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 to register.

  • Loan Simple Renovation Lending | March 6 | 1pm - 3pm | 2 CE Credits | Free

  • REALTOR® Safety & Negotiation Classes with Connie Tremblay & lunch provided by Bank of Colorado | March 8 | 8:30 - 11:30am AND noon - 3pm | 3 CE Credits

Online Continuing Education

NAR's Ethics Course 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.

MAR will soon announce three 2019 dates for Ethics courses free to MAR members.

Ethics classes taken before January 1, 2019 do not count for this cycle.


MAR's BOD meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, unless a conflict requires a change. The next meeting is this Wednesday, March 20, 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, March 6, 2019 at 8:00 am at the MAR offices.

Click here to meet our Affiliates.


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.

Broker Open House Tuesday, February 26th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

63574 Lake Shore Dr MLS #753388

Joan Zappa

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.

CREN Questions? Call 970-240-1600



Janna Burton




125 Merchant Drive
Montrose CO 81401

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