DMAR Digest | Week of June 8
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.
Last Day to Apply: Become a DMAR Director
If you are interested in becoming a DMAR Director, today is your last chance to apply. We have seven spots to fill on DMAR's Board of Directors, representing the Central, Douglas Elbert, North, South/East and West Districts. Open seats are for two-year or three-year terms (specific term information can be found on the application).
As a DMAR Director, you'll be privy to the latest insider real estate news while being part of an influential team that drives our mission.
Deadline to apply is today, June 8th, at 5:00 PM.
Quote of the week
“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”
Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder of LinkedIn
Help guide our plans with this member survey
As we continue to navigate the changes to our business brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, we ask that you share your feedback with us to help us plan for the coming months. Please take a moment to complete this short survey (10 questions). Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Take the Survey
New: Get SentriLock One-Day Codes with ShowingTime At No Cost
Thanks to an enhanced integration REcolorado has facilitated with ShowingTime, all REcolorado subscribers can now auto-generate one-day codes on SentriLock lockboxes when scheduling a showing through ShowingTime free of charge. Read More
DMAR Real Estate Market Trends Report | JUN. '20
While the number of homes sold was down significantly in May, new listings and homes under contract surged. As stay-at-home restrictions stemming from the coronavirus loosened on May 9 and businesses began phased openings in May, metro Denver had a surge of new listings hit the housing market, up 56.44 percent month over month to reach 7,312. Read More
Whose Market Is It? | Guest Post
The real estate market is wiping the sleep from its eyes as public health guidelines transition from stay-at-home to safer-at-home. Just as businesses are reopening, the heart-wrenching racial injustice protests have engulfed nearly every city in America. Read More
[INFOGRAPHIC] Market Trends Overview | JUN. '20
Download the June 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
Amid the Covid-19 Crisis, Single-Family Homes May Be the Smart Investment
The coronavirus pandemic has many Americans rethinking the kind of lifestyle they want. Apartment living in central, densely populated urban areas is losing its appeal as residents are subject to building restrictions and risk coming into contact with people infected by the virus. Read More
The median price of a home in metro Denver was $439,150 in May
The Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® also said in its latest monthly report that the 3,152 sales completed in May were down 19.71 percent from April and 48.86 percent from May of 2019 following weeks of restrictions on showings and other activities because of stay-at-home orders imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read More
Summer home-buying set to take off
Applications for purchase mortgages gained for the seventh consecutive week to a level that was 18% higher than a year ago, further evidence that we’re headed into a strong summer home-buying season. Read More
We're still here for you
Join Our First DMAR-Wide Virtual Connect Meeting
Now that we've hosted a few multi-district virtual Connect Meetings, we've realized bigger is better. Join us for our first ever DMAR-wide Connect Meeting, hosted through zoom this Thursday, June 11th, at 8:30 AM. Our industry update will come from Peter Wall, DMAR's Director of Government Affairs. You'll also have a chance to share your properties, chat and connect with one another. Learn More
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
While in-person classes are a no-go at the moment, you still have plenty of options when it comes to your education:
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Three Tier Benefits | Fair Housing Book Recommendations
Residential segregation in America didn’t happen by accident. Americans of different races live apart because of deliberate actions by public and private actors. NAR’s Director of Federal Fair Housing Policy, Bryan Greene, compiled this collection of fair housing titles to help NAR members deepen their understanding of how we became divided, and of the ramifications of living in a segregated society.
Don’t have time to read an entire book? Each recommendation also includes book reviews, interviews, videos and other tools to give you a quick recap.