Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates
EVENTS & EDUCATION
HONESTY IN REAL ESTATE PETITION
The guys at National Real Estate Post, a daily vlog devoted to lender and REALTOR® issues, have started a petition to fight the DOJ investigation and class action lawsuits filed against NAR and major real estate brokerage chains for colluding to keep real estate agent commissions artificially high at 6%. The petition will be sent to:
50 states Attorneys General
50 State Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Dept. of Justice
U.S. Dept. Housing & Urban Development
U.S. House Financial Services Committee
U.S Senate Banking Committee
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Click here to learn more about the Honesty in Real Estate Petition
MONTROSE BROKER TOURS
Join us as we tour new listings while networking with MAR colleagues.
August 6th on the North Side
August 20th on the South Side
Leaves at 2 pm from Coffee Trader @ 311 S. Fifth Street.
Broker Tour Rules Email Janna@marmontrose.com, No later than NOON Friday before the tour with: - Property Address - MLS # (Please do not simply send a link to the MLS listing.) - Listing Agent - Date of Tour
- Location: North or South of Main Street (Montrose Only)
Get your requests in early - summer tours are filling up fast!
Remember, if you have a listing on the tour, etiquette is to visit all the homes on the tour.
CAR REALTOR APPRECIATION DAY | July 31, 4-8pm
FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY AT LAND TITLE | AUG. 9, 11am-1pm
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:
TONIGHT - Housing & Neighborhoods, July 22
Transportation & Mobility, Thursday, July 25
Land Use & Growth, Aug, 5
Parks, Trails, & Open Space; Recreation & Tourism, Aug. 12
Health & Environment, Aug. 13
Economy and Opportunity, Aug. 21
Please plan to attend one or all of the community workshops (listed in the flyer above) this summer to offer input.
NATIONAL REAL ESTATE & CANNABIS SUMMIT
October 4, 2019
RPAC SUMMER GIVEAWAY SERIES
CAR is excited to announce our RPAC Summer Giveaway Series, now through September, which is Colorado’s RPAC Month. Over the next 11 weeks, CAR will be entering members who give more than $25 into a series of drawing for prizes throughout the summer, and a Grand Prize $1,000 Southwest Airlines Gift Card. Each $25 investment equals one entry, so the more you give, the greater your chances of winning!
Did you know CAR offers a variety of member benefits, including discounts on professional services, and everything from fitness to furniture?
Join A Committee
Applications are due by no later than Friday, August 30, 2019
Contact: Nick Bokone, CAR Public Policy Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 coloradorealtors.com/key-contacts
COMMIT YOURSELF TO EXCELLENCE AND TAKE YOUR CAREER TO NEW GALAXIES!
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
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!
Have you tried InfoSparks yet?
Dale Davidson joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties
Kinna Clark joined Keller Williams Colorado West Realty
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!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
Post a Classified
Please email Janna to place a classified, promote an upcoming open house, or share other relevant news with MAR members. Please note we do not promote individual listings, other than open house dates. Deadline for Monday publication is Friday at noon.
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.