Hot Industry Issues: Top 5 Must Read Articles

Every week we bring you a handpicked collection of hot topics and industry news. This week we focused on a variety of hot real estate industry issues. Here is what we learned: 

1. Two Colorado Cities Ranked as Most Affluent in U.S.

2. 6 Really Easy Ways to Get Your Customers to Review Your Business Online

3. What Consumers Want From You and Your Brand

4. 6 Tips Everyone Should Know About Money and Happiness

5. What Leadership Will Look Like 20 Years From Now

We encourage you to join us for a conversation. Answer the question below in the comment box at the end of this post.



1. Two Colorado Cities Ranked as Most Affluent in U.S.  via Denver Business Journal

Out of 942 cities, Colorado can boast about two of its own cities being in the top 20 most affluent cities in the United States. Can you guess which two?

Find out which of our state’s two cities have the bragging rights and which one actually placed as number one (the most affluent) in its category.

Affluence Factors:

  • Median household income
  • Poverty Rates
  • Percentage of households with $150,000 or more

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth – both financial affluence and emotional security.” - Suze Orman

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2. There are 6 Really Easy Ways to Get Customers to Review Your Business Online via Forbes

It’s no secret these days that online customer reviews are extremely influential. So, how you do gently encourage your customers to review your business online? And what do you do about negative reviews?

According to Forbes, a Google review can make or break your business. Additionally, a Google review carries more importance than a Google ad when it comes to shaping your business.

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Profile of a Visionary | Stefan Swanepoel

Stefan Swanepoel is a larger-than-life, well-traveled motivational speaker and best-selling author of 25 books.

Swanepoel began his professional career as an engineer who also held a Master’s degree in Strategic Planning. His genesis in real estate stemmed from a rare opportunity  with the National Association of REALTORS. At age 26, Swanepoel was selected out of 200 candidates to be the CEO of NAR-type organization in a foreign country.

Known for his passionate personality and abundant energy, Swanepoel extensively researches trends that impact the real estate industry. He provides evaluation of the market, analyzing trends and key players in an objective, balanced, and profound manner.

Don’t miss the chance to see him live on September 2nd and learn more about industry trends that will impact your business. 



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Real Estate Trends with Stefan Swanepoel | FREE DMAR Member-Exclusive Event


FREE Member-Exclusive Event! 

This is an invitation to an EXCLUSIVE DMAR event featuring the nationally recognized real estate influencer Stefan Swanepoel. 

Limited Capacity Event! Make sure you RSVP. Complimentary Continental Breakfast Provided.  

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Upcoming DMAR Events | August 26




Here is an updated calendar of upcoming networking events and education.

EDUCATION: Tech Tuesday | Pinterest for Real Estate 101

WHEN: August 26 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: DMAR Central Office | 4300 E. Warren Avenue, Denver CO 80222

WHY: This is a step by step guide on how to use PINTEREST to target your market.



EDUCATION: Matrix | Accessing What You Want


WHEN: August 27 | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: DMAR North Office | 13648 Orchard Parkway, Westminster CO 80023

WHY: Learn how to generate reports, statistics, search results and CMA’s. This course will teach users how to expertly navigate Matrix, the core MLS system, generating search results, reports, CMA’s (Comparative Market Analysis), neighborhood reports, public records data reports and market statistics. Students will learn the various output options such as email, print and export for all of the reports. In addition students will learn how to save all reports and edit these reports.




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EVENT: DMAR Golf Tournament

WHEN: September 15 | 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Ranch Country Club | 11887 Tejon Street, Westminster CO 80234

WHY: This is one of DMAR’s favorite annual events; don’t miss it!!!





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