MARlink Monday, May 13, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates



Board of Choice & MLS of Choice

Colorado Broker Associates may choose to participate in any REALTOR® representative Board, providing their employing broker is a member of that Board.

Similarly, a Colorado Broker Associate may choose to be part of any or all of the state's MLS providers, if the principal broker is also a member.

Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) The National Association of REALTORS® Commitment to Excellence program encourages professional development by offering opportunities for continuing education and professional growth. A member’s Commitment to Excellence is a continual practice, and a lifelong commitment to superior professionalism and first-rate customer service.

NAR created the C2EX platform to sharpen, expand, and engage industry skills while helping REALTORS® to track their growth and progress by taking each REALTOR® through a learning and behavior-change process which culminates in a C2EX Endorsement to be renewed every two years. It can be used every day to enrich REALTOR'S® capabilities and effectiveness, by:

  • Improving the quality and consistency of the service of REALTORS®

  • Improving the reputation of REALTORS® in the public eye

  • Encouraging engagement “beyond the sale” by showcasing the value of assisting other REALTORS® and becoming involved in advocacy

  • Creating a platform that continuously engages the REALTOR® in the process of self-improvement without disruption to the REALTOR®’S life

Learn more at, or

Sign up got get started:


MAR Calendar

See it all in one place!


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

  • June 19 - Wine Tasting Contest

  • 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 is May 21st on the South Side, and leaves at 2 pm from Coffee Trader @ 311 S. Fifth Street. If you wish to have a house included on the tour, please email Janna your property address, MLS # and listing agent.

  • June 4 - North Side

  • June 18 - South Side

Ouray - May and June Only

Starting this week, we will tour Ouray County listings by geographic area, and each area only once.

Ouray/Ridgway Brokers - If you wish to have a property included on the Ouray County tour, please email no later than 5:00 pm Monday before the Wednesday tour with the following information:

  • MLS#

  • Address

  • Which tour date is appropriate for your location

  • If you'd like to sponsor a breakfast or lunch at your listing

Please DO NOT simply send a link to the MLS listing.


Senior Real Estate Specialist Certification Class - 2 Day Course

Steamboat Springs | May 29 and 30 | Instructor Rich Sands | $200.00. | REGISTER HERE Contact: Jonathan Griggs at CAR:, or 303-785-7120.

Hampton Inn is offering rooms for $109.00 per night. Email

MAR Continuing Education Classes

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

  • Lunch & Learn with Ben from CREN | May 15 | 11:30am-12:30pm

  • Thinking Inside the Box with Bruce Gardner | May 23 | 1-3pm | $25 |2CE

  • Buyer Mastery with Bruce Gardner | May 23 | 8:30am-12:30pm | $45 |4CE

  • 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.

Sign up for MAR Classes at

Delta Continuing Education Classes

RSVP to Gigi at 970-874-4727, or

Held at the DCBOR offices in Delta, unless noted.

  • 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!

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.



CREN - 970-240-1600

Coffee with CREN

Check out the latest updates:

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Lunch & Learn

Join Ben on May 15 from 11:30am to 12:30pm at the MAR offices to learn about InfoSparks.


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



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

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. The next meeting is this 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!


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!


Open House

683 Cobble Drive

Saturday 11am-2pm

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.

Sponsorship a Lunch & Learn! MAR is offering sponsorship's for summer Lunch & Learns and other educational offerings. Contact Janna to learn more!




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