MARlink Monday, March 25, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates


Please Note: Janna will be OUT the following dates:

Vacation: March 25 - 27, and will respond to emails after the 27th.

NAR's AE Institute: March 28 - April 2, and will be available by email.

Broker Tour

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

New Members/Affiliates

None this week

New Member Orientation: April 11, 8:30-12:30. FREE! *If you are new with in the last year and have not attended, please sign up now, as attendance is required by MAR bylaws.

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 a unique and vulnerable story that will be a game-changer!  Click here to register.

Quarterly Billing

Quarterly bills will go out April 1, and are be due no later than May 1.


New from MAR

County document printing prices have been reduced from $3.00 to just 25 cents per page. A big thank you to our chair, Debi Harmon for her persistence in making this happen!

New from CAR

As a member of the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, you have access to members-only discounts at Office Depot and OfficeMax. Your discount can be used for personal or business purchases of thousands of eligible program items such as cleaning and breakroom supplies, ink and toner, paper, and even furniture! Savings are available online and in-store! Click here to learn more.

NAR Limited Time Offer

Members get exclusive discounts on TurboTax federal products. TurboTax is up to date on the latest tax laws and guarantees 100% accurate calculations and your maximum refund.

TurboTax discounts available to NAR members and their families:

  • Save $10 on TurboTax Deluxe or Deluxe Live: Maximize tax deductions and credits

  • Save $15 on TurboTax Premier or Premier Live: Best for those with investments and rental property.

  • Save $20 on TurboTax Self-Employed or Self-Employed Live: Uncover industry-specific deductions, including those unique to real estate professionals. And with Self-Employed Live, you get live CPA or EA guidance onscreen from tax experts in your industry, on demand and year-round. Learn More >>>

Real Safe Agent

This service is being provided free to MAR members, and will be available to download tomorrow, March 12th. 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!

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!


MAR Course Offerings

Wells Fargo presents Buffini & Co. Success Tour | March 20 | 11:30am-3 pm | Register @

  • New Member Orientation | April 11 | 8:30am-12:30 | Free

  • 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 for more information.

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.***

MAR if offering two ethics classes in May, FREE TO MAR MEMBERS - click here to sign up.

Online Resources


They touched on this at REALTOR Day - now, click the image below to find CAR's General Counsel, Scott Peterson, discussing the new Inspection Termination Deadline in the 2019 contract.


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, April 3, 2019 at 8:00 am at the MAR offices. Click here to meet our Affiliates.

Thank you again to all our REALTOR® Day sponsors. We hope you enjoyed spending time with our members!

Thanks also to Academy Mortgage for hosting movie night with Captain Marvel. Can she help save the universe? We'll find out next month in Avengers: Endgame! Watch the trailer >>>

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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