MARlink Monday, June 3, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates


Salute to the Armed Forces Festival is seeking volunteers to assist with its 4-day event in Delta, June 5-9. Teens and groups are welcome. Contact Donna Justin at 970-216-8316 or, or click here to sign up.

New Members/Transfers

  • Ninah Hunter joined Ridgway Real Estate

  • Jessamy Pressler joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Western Colorado Properties

  • Casey Wareham joined Almost Home Real Estate

  • Kimberly Kettle joined Bray Real Estate

Congratulations Mehdi!

We are so happy that Medhi Sepahi had a successful kidney transplant last month in Salt Lake City! Please continue to support the Sepahi family through donations that allow Heidi and Mehdi to be absent from their lives in Montrose and focus on recovery in Salt Lake City.

Click here to donate >>

Statewide Outreach Event - Housing

Housing Colorado and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) are pleased to once again host the Statewide Outreach Event Series.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with affordable housing professionals, learn about housing-related legislation from the 2019 session, receive updates on upcoming funding opportunities and awards, and share pressing housing issues in Colorado.

Thursday, June 27 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Mesa County Workforce Center, Grand Junction

Click here to register to vote, and remember to vote REALTOR® Party!


MAR Calendar

See it all in one place!


Happy Hour at the Closing Time Bar - every 3rd Wednesday of the month! Please RSVP to, or on the events tab of our website so we have a good headcount. We hope to see you there!

  • June 19 - Wine Tasting Contest Contest rules: 1. Put $5 in the prize pot 2. Bring a bottle of wine under $20. We will wrap it in a brown paper bag so it cannot be identified, then have a tasting. The person wiho brings the wine that gets the most votes wins the prize pot!

  • July 17 - Barbecue

  • August 21 - Ice Cream Bar

CAR Fall Forum & Expo

Beaver Creek, Oct. 14-16, 2019

NAR REALTORS® Conference & Expo

San Francisco, Nov. 8-11, 2019



First (north side) and third Tuesday (south side) each month. Next tour: tomorrow, June 4th on the North Side, and leaves at 2 pm from Coffee Trader @ 311 S. Fifth Street.

Upcoming Montrose Tour Dates

  • June 4 - North side

  • June 18 - South side

  • July 2 - North side

  • July 16 - South side

Upcoming Ridgway/Ouray Tour Dates

Ouray County listings are toured by geographic area, and each area only once.

Broker Tour Rules Email, No Later Than Noon Monday with: - Property Address - MLS # - Listing Agent - Date of Tour

- Location: North or South of Main Street (Montrose Only) Please DO NOT simply send a link to the MLS listing.


MAR Continuing Education Classes

Classes are free to MAR and DCBOR members, unless a price is noted.

  • New Member Orientation | July 18 | 8:30 am-noon | Mandatory for New Members *If have not yet attended New Member Orientation, please put it on your calendar. Attendance is required per MAR bylaws.

Delta Continuing Education Classes

RSVP to Gigi at 970-874-4727, or

Held at the DCBOR offices in Delta, unless noted.

  • Title 101 | June 14 | Time TBD | 1CE Credit - Sponsored by Fidelity National Title

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

CE Requirements

  • CREC Update: CAR 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.

Be sure to track your hours! Use this form to track all your CE credits and ensure you are completing the requirements.


Legal Bites

Colorado Association of REALTORS®' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses how to properly fill in Contract Blanks - "None" "N/A" and "Nothing at All."

Contract Blanks - Don't leave them!


CREN - 970-240-1600

Coffee with CREN

Photos & Paragon


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 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

Here's more about it from Ben!



We will continue to promote these REALTOR®-Safety applications until we have 100% member participation! Remember, they work best when we collaborate as a community.

Real Safe Agent

Watch here for tips on safe showings!

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 - 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's BOD meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, unless a conflict requires a change. Please note, the next meeting is this Wednesday, June 19, 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!


Want to get involved with MAR? We are seeking volunteers to join our committees!

Learn about them here!


Affiliates meet on the first Wednesday of the months. The next meeting is this Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00 am at the MAR offices. Click here to meet our Affiliates.


Janna Burton


Contact Information Updates

If you change offices or contact information, be sure to complete the appropriate form online.

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!


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.

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.

Sponsor a Lunch & Learn! MAR is offering sponsorships for summer Lunch & Learns and other educational offerings. Contact Janna to learn more!




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