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MARlink Monday, May 20, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates

MEMBER NEWS

STOMPIN' ON CANCER - June 1 | 6 pm | $60

Visit http://bootstompmontrose.com to learn more.


DID YOU KNOW?

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.

https://www.nar.realtor/legal/complying-with-federal-regulations/antitrust/board-of-choice-policy


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.

https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/policies/changes-to-mls-policy-statements-742-and-743-mls-of-choice


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 https://www.nar.realtor/commitment-to-excellence, or

Sign up got get started: c2ex.realtor

EDUCATION & EVENTS

MAR CALENDAR - See it all in one place! montroseassociationofrealtors.com/calendar


SAVE THE DATE

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 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 wine with 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



BROKER TOURS

Montrose

First (north side) and third Tuesday (south side) each month. Next tour is TOMORROW, 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

Ouray County listings toured 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 Janna@marmontrose.com 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.


EDUCATION

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: jgriggs@coloradorealtors.com, or 303-785-7120.

Hampton Inn is offering rooms for $109.00 per night. Email elisabeth@ssbr.org.


MAR Continuing Education Classes

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

  • *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 *These classes require a minimum attendance, please register today if you want to to attend, or they may be cancelled.

  • 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 https://www.montroseassociationofrealtors.com/events


Delta Continuing Education Classes

RSVP to Gigi at 970-874-4727, or realtors@dcbor.com.

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.

CAR

Legal Bites

Colorado Association of REALTORS®' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses REALTOR® arbitration.

REALTOR® ARBITRATION

CAR 2019 LEGISLATIVE POLICY STATEMENT

CREN - 970-240-1600

Call CREN with all MLS-related questions!

Coffee with CREN

Listing Input Field Descriptions


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

Here's more about it from Ben!


MAR

MEMBER SAFETY

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.


Forewarn

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!


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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, May 22, 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!


COMMITTEES

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

Learn about them here! https://www.montroseassociationofrealtors.com/committees


AFFILIATES

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.

CONTACT

Janna Burton

970.249.6213

Janna@marmontrose.com


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!

CLASSIFIEDS

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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