Monday, June 10, 2019

Weekly Update for Members and Affiliates


New Members/Transfers

  • Deanna Jakino joined Keller Williams Colorado West as a new MAR member

New Affiliates

  • Citizens Bank of Ouray, Jessica Frigetto

Will You Serve Those Who Served?

The affiliates committee is proud to announce that we have arranged a collaboration with Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans (WHAV) to assist with transportation during the 2019 “MISSION: NO BARRIERS WEEK.”

WHAV will be hosting 24 disabled veterans from around the country on an adventure week in Montrose. The veterans will participate in recreational activities and get a taste of all of the wonderful things that make our area a great place to live. Those of you who know Steve Baskis or his story, know that he was exposed to Montrose through Mission Week, and after his time here he chose to make Montrose home.

WHAV is seeking 30-40 volunteers to provide Uber-like rides to a Veteran, on:

  • July 16

  • July 21

  • July 23

  • July 28

Times and locations are to be determined.

If you would like to be on the volunteer list please contact Correna at or 970-249-9131.

What a great way for REALTORS® to highlight the many qualities of Montrose!

REALTORS® Anonymous

June 20, 2019 | 8 am | Meet at Looney Beans in the Target parking lot.

Got questions? Someone's got answers!

The idea for this group came about organically as a group of Realtors® chatted over lunch. One presented a problem they'd been having and it turned out, someone else at the table had a solution! REALTORS® Anonymous was born!

Thank you to Todd Schroedel for helping to coordinate these meetings.

Statewide Outreach Event - Housing

Thursday, June 27 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Mesa County Workforce Center, Grand Junction

Housing Colorado and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) are pleased to once again host the Statewide Outreach Event Series.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with affordable housing professionals, learn about housing-related legislation from the 2019 session, receive updates on upcoming funding opportunities and awards, and share pressing housing issues in Colorado.

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



Happy Hour at the Closing Time Bar - every 3rd Wednesday of the month! Please RSVP to, or 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: 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 person wiho brings the wine that gets 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



First (north side) and third Tuesday (south side) each month. Next tour: June 18th on the South Side, and leaves at 2 pm from Coffee Trader @ 311 S. Fifth Street.

Upcoming Montrose Tour Dates

  • June 18 - South side

  • July 2 - North side

  • July 16 - South side

Upcoming Ridgway/Ouray Tour Dates

Ouray County listings are toured by geographic area, and each area only once.

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.


MAR Continuing Education Classes

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

  • * Easements and Other Non Possessory Rights to Use Land with Cathy Hollingsworth, Attorney at Law | June 17 | 1:30-2:30 pm | FREE | 1 CE

* Liens and Encumbrances with Cathy Hollingsworth, Attorney at Law | June 17 | 3-4 pm | FREE | 1 CE |

*Sponsored by Colorado Title & Closing Services

RSVP by phone: (970)252-7255, or to

  • 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.

Delta Continuing Education Classes

RSVP to Gigi at 970-874-4727, or

Held at the DCBOR offices in Delta, unless noted.

  • Title 101 | June 14 | Time TBD | 1CE Credit - Sponsored by Fidelity National Title

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.

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


Legal Bites

Colorado Association of REALTORS®' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses the Personal Property Agreement and what you should know as a REALTOR®.

Personal Property Agreement - Effective January 1, 2019


CREN - 970-240-1600

CREN MLS will be open Monday through Friday until 6 p.m. all summer long!

Coffee with CREN

Tax Account ID

InfoSparks: Have you tried it yet?

InforSparks is an easy-to-use interactive statistics program that makes it easy to review residential sales data.

From Paragon, click Resources / Market Stats.

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

  • 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

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 Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 9:00 am. 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. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 5, 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. Deadline for Monday publication is Friday at noon.




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