DMAR Digest | Week of August 10

Check out the featured content, get the scoop with top news stories from the blog, mark your calendar for upcoming events & classes and catch up with the most buzz-worthy social posts from your Association.

August 10, 2020

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Strict Clear Cooperation Policy Enforcement ​

The goal of the Clear Cooperation policy is to protect your right to serve home buyers and sellers by ensuring you have access to accurate and comprehensive listing inventory. Access to a more complete set of listings within REcolorado Matrix ensures you are well-positioned to not only cooperate but to serve your clients with accurate and thorough information.  

We'd like to remind our members that starting September 1st, 2020, the Clear Cooperation Policy will be strictly enforced by penalty of fines. To help you learn the ins and outs of the policy, click the button below to access a recorded webinar as well as a list of additional resources. 

If you have questions, please contact REcolorado's Customer Care team at support@REcolorado.com.  

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Quote of the week

“Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.”

Og Mandino, American author

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Take Control of Your Showings with the SentriKey® Real Estate App
The SentriKey® Real Estate mobile app is easy to set up and an awesome tool even if you don't currently own a SentriLock lockbox. PLUS, a fully integrated Showing Service add-on is being released this month! Read More

Average price for a home in Denver passed $600K in July
The slowdown in home-buying activity typically seen in July was absent this year, as Denver-area buyers closed on a record number of homes and continued to put properties under contract at a rapid clip. Read More

Denver, CO’s Real Estate Did Not Surprise - It Delivered | Guest Post
Homes are safe places providing joy, safety and stability. As the world spirals, real estate remains a rare silver lining. Demographics and record-low interest rates drive demand while the uncertainty of jobs and schools weigh heavily on sellers. Even as builders rush to fill the market gap between buyers and sellers, their efforts will be determined by the stock market’s resilience. Read More

DMAR Real Estate Market Trends Report | AUG. '20
Homebuyers in metro Denver were not slowed by the pandemic in July as June’s record number of pending sales converted to an all-time high in the number of closings in any month on record, and the average single-family home price catapulted to over $600,000. Read More

[INFOGRAPHIC] Market Trends Overview | AUG. '20
Download the August Market Trends Report infographic. This is a great resource to share with your clients and colleagues on social media, your website or via email or even print. Read More

7 Client Behaviors Emerging From COVID-19
As the effects of the pandemic continue, nine in 10 REALTORS® say their housing markets are in recovery mode, with many even saying their markets are hotter now than a year ago, recent member surveys from the National Association of REALTORS® show. Read More

Trump suggests freezing evictions and payroll-tax collection through executive orders
President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of using executive orders to suspend evictions and freeze the collection of payroll taxes, as Democrats and Republicans reported slow progress in their negotiations over another big coronavirus aid package. Read More 

Fed inflation plan could end rock-bottom mortgage rates
The Federal Reserve is considering abandoning its longtime strategy of using its benchmark rate to pre-emptively prevent inflation from rising above its 2% target. That could be the death knell for rock-bottom mortgage rates. Read More

Can Rates Go Lower? Here's Why I Know
This is an incredible time to be advocates for our clients, to be in real estate. Ultimately, rates shift daily as market news either confirms expectations or surprises the market. So let's remember, helping our clients enter into homeownership today helps them build security for their financial future. And right now, more than ever, the home is a safe place, one that should provide joy, peace and stability. Read More

Real Trends August Newsletter | compliments of DMAR
The monthly REAL Trends newsletter features commentary from Steve Murray on the state of real estate and forward-thinking articles from guest contributors such as Larry Kendall of Ninja Selling and Sue Johnson, former CEO of RESPRO. These articles originally appeared in the August 2020 issue of the REAL Trends Newsletter and are reprinted with permission of REAL Trends, Inc. Copyright 2020. Read More

Good Luck Finding a House in Denver Under $250,000
For the first time since 2016, when Westword published the inaugural edition of what have become regular updates about the least expensive properties available in the market, no standalone house (as opposed to a duplex, condo or the like) was available within Denver city limits for under $250,000 on August 3. Not a single one. Read More

We're still here for you

If you are looking to reach a specific department or staff person, please refer to the staff directory here, or contact our main line at 303-756-0553 or email help@dmarealtors.com

Focus on the Future | August 27
The real estate brokerage model as we know it is facing change in more ways than one. Amid all this change and noise, how do you stay relevant not just now but in the future, too? Join us and find out! Register Here

Virtual Classes Through PEAK
While in-person classes are a no-go at the moment, you still have plenty of options when it comes to your education. DMAR has made it a priority to offer online classes hosted through Zoom. View Calendar

DMAR-Wide Virtual Connect Meetings
Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month for a DMAR-Wide Virtual Connect Meeting. No matter which District you belong to everyone is invited to join us and connect. View Calendar

Visit Our Online REALTOR® Store
We are now offering curbside pick-up (by appointment only) for all REALTOR® Store purchases. Please view our inventory online and then call one of our four locations to place an order. We will take payment over the phone and schedule a time for you to pick-up your order. Learn More

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Three Tier Benefits | ReferralExchange​

As a member of DMAR, you also gain access to member-only benefits and services from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Exclusive Member Savings! Manage your leads so you can focus on pursuing your best opportunities. With LIVE by ReferralExchange licensed experts validate your leads then connect you with potential clients who are ready to transact, in real-time.

Using proprietary scrubbing technology, they’ll determine which leads are real by confirming contact data, nurture the contact and transfer those who are ready to transact.

Through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, ReferralExchange is offering an additional $350+ savings off the standard one-time set-up. Member savings is now over $900 in the first year.

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