Monday, July 15, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates

"If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."

- Dale Carnegie


  • Jean Morgan of Mountain West Insurance & Financial Services, LLC is a new affiliate



July 18 | 8:30 am-noon

*If have not yet attended New Member Orientation, please put it on your calendar. Attendance is required per MAR bylaws.


Join us as we tour new listings while networking with MAR colleagues.

First (north side) and third Tuesday (south side) each month. Next tour: July 16th on the South Side Leaves at 2 pm from Coffee Trader @ 311 S. Fifth Street.

August 6th on the North Side

August 20th on the South Side

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.


ENVISION MONTROSE 2040: Help shape the future of Montrose!

The City of Montrose is developing a Comprehensive Plan that will establish a community vision, set goals, and identify opportunities for growth and development. Potential topics include:

  • Housing & neighborhoods

  • Transportation & mobility

  • Land use & growth

  • Parks, trails, & open space

  • Recreation & tourism

  • Health & environment

  • Economy and opportunity

Please plan to attend one or all of the community workshops (listed in the flyer above) this summer to offer input.

CAR Fall Forum & Expo

Beaver Creek, Oct. 14-16, 2019

NAR REALTORS® Conference & Expo

San Francisco, Nov. 8-11, 2019


Member Benefits

Join A CAR Committee

Applications are due by no later than Friday, August 30, 2019

Contact: Nick Bokone, CAR Public Policy Consultant, for application information.

  • Legislative Policy Committee (LPC): LPC members are to review, prepare, and make decisions based upon legislation that will be or has been introduced in the 2020 Colorado Legislative Session (meet primarily January through May). Term Length: 1-year Term Begins: December 2019

  • CAR Political Action Committee (CARPAC): CARPAC members are charged with managing and distributing RPAC funds for local and state candidates and issues, supporting grassroots and lobbying efforts, and educating REALTOR® members on matters of public policy. Term Length: 4-year Term Begins: December 2019 Vacancies: (1) Western District, (1) Mountain District, (2) At-Large

  • NEW* Key Contacts Program: To assist CAR’s legislative advocacy efforts, CAR has created a grasstops lobbyist network to establish one REALTOR® as a Key Contact for each Colorado State Legislator. Key Contacts will be activated and called upon at strategic moments to help influence state legislators on issues impacting the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. Apply at

Legal Hotline


Watch this short video to learn more about RPAC, and donate today!



Real estate. The final frontier. These are the voyages of R-Trek-C2EX. Its never-ending mission: To elevate the REALTOR® profession. To seek out new clients and help them achieve the American dream of owning a home. To boldly go where (almost) no REALTOR® has gone before.

Being a REALTOR® is more than just helping clients buy or sell a home. As a REALTOR®, you’ve made a commitment to the Code of Ethics. And your knowledge of the real estate industry sets you apart from the competition. But keeping your skills honed can be difficult when you’re busy. That’s why the National Association of REALTORS® created the Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program.

Knowledge increases confidence;

Confidence fosters stronger decisions; Stronger decisions allow you to better serve your clients!

Once you have earned your C2EX endorsement, you’ll automatically be entered to win a $300 Visa gift card. But hurry. You must complete the program by September 1 to be eligible! Learn more about C2EX and begin your journey today by watching this video or clicking the link below.

CREN - 970-240-1600

Summer Hours

Monday through Friday until 6 p.m.

HomeSnap Search Options Expanded!

Did you see? Now you can search by property size, square footage and more with HomeSnap on the go!

<<<Click here to review the revised Rules & Regulations >>>

InfoSparks: Have you tried it yet?

From Paragon: click Resources/Market Stats

  • Compare up to four geographies

  • Select property type(s)

  • Define variable categories such as bedrooms, square footage and age of home

  • Scan important metrics like days on market and median sales price

  • Share live charts and snapshots or download raw data to make your own charts

The example below shows sales in the city of Montrose in Red, County of Montrose in Blue and the entire CREN MLS in Green. Roll over the data points, and get a pop up window showing details for that month. You can customize based on MLS, location, price, and more using the navigation buttons at the top of the page. Use the red buttons at the bottom to select status or other statistics.

More about Infosparks 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.


Got a new client on the hook? Give their background a quick check using Forewarn. Simply type in their name or phone number, and voila, a snapshot of their criminal and financial history. Now you can make an informed decision about the validity of potential clients. Click here to set up your FREE account!

Real Safe Agent

FREE to MAR members - Click here for a video explaining the features of Real Safe Agent.

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 board meets on the third Wednesday of the month, unless a conflict requires a change. The next meeting is this Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 9:00, the board will not meet in July. To meet with the Board, governing documents require you to be on the agenda prior to the meeting start time. Please contact Janna to be added to the agenda. Meet our Board >>>


Affiliates meet on the first Wednesday of the month. In observance of Independence Day, the next meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at 8:00 am at the MAR offices. Meet our Affiliates >>>

Contact Information Updates

If you change offices or contact information, be sure to complete the appropriate form online. MAR must have your most current office information on file.




60119 Oak Grove

Saturday, July 20 | 11am -3pm

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.


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.

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

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



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