DMAR Digest | Week of April 26

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.

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Special Connect: Find Your Digital Voice for 2021 Real Estate Business

With all the change happening in social media and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Code of Ethics, many REALTORS® find themselves vapor-locked on what they can or cannot say online. However, with the surge in digital platforms, REALTORS® must use these tools correctly as part of a future-proof business. Join us for a special Connect and get some risk-management tips from the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® General Counsel Hank Lerner, plus REALTOR® and personal brand management tricks from NAR Consumer Campaign partners Cammy Keiler and Danielle Farrugia of HAVAS, then some frank advice on how not to be a jerk and find your online voice with REALTOR®, forward-thinking CEO and #1 best-selling author, Leigh Brown.Free RSVP

Quote of the week

"Either you run the day, or the day runs you."

Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

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Housing market inventory is starting to recover

Housing starts jumped in March, recovering from a bleak February that included wild winter storms in the South, according to a recent report from the Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts rose 15.3% over the month to a pace of 1.24 million annualized units. That’s up 37% from a year ago, but it’s important to take into account that the COVID-19 virus first took hold of the housing market in March 2020, said Doug Duncan, chief economist at Fannie Mae. Read More

New-Home Construction Rebounds as America Faces Dire Housing Shortage

New-home construction surged after winter weather had caused a slowdown in February, at a time when the housing market desperately needs more inventory to meet burgeoning demand from first-time buyers. U.S. homebuilders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.74 million in March, representing a 19% jump from the previous month’s upwardly-revised figure, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday. Compared with March 2020, housing starts were up a notable 37%. Read More

DMAR Connect | April 2021 [Video]

Did you miss April's DMAR Connect featuring tips on building a real estate team? Not to worry! Here you can watch the full presentation. Watch Video 

Housing Market Crash?: Fact vs Fiction

I'm jumping on the bandwagon...Because while everyone is talking about the housing crash that's going to happen in 2021 I'm here to calm the nerves and set the record straight. It isn't going to happen. Thank You Equity. Read More

Mortgage rates drop below 3% again — offering opportunities to buyers and homeowners

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.97% for the week ending April 8, down seven basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac  FMCC, reported Thursday. The rate on the 30-year loan has fallen 20 basis points since reaching the highest level since June of last year back at the end of March. Read More

REALTORS® Are Going to Extreme Lengths to Deal with Denver’s Crazy Housing Market

Some agents are waking up at 2:30 a.m. to schedule showings. Others are spending hours trying to catch potential listings before they go on the market. It’s becoming an overused cliché, but that’s because it’s true: The Denver housing market is hot. Read More

SentriLock Lockbox and App Update

It's time to renew your SentriLock service. Your annual fee is $105.77 (billing period is May 2021 through May 2022). If you do not renew by May 13, 2021, your account will be suspended. Please search your inbox for an email from notice@sentrilock.com. As a reminder, if you currently own an NXT lockbox, you can upgrade to a Bluetooth model and get 15% off. This is a one-to-one exchange, so you can swap out as many NXT lockboxes as you own and get 15% off each new Bluetooth model. Remember, you will no longer be able to use a SentriCard to open the key compartment on a lockbox on January 1, 2022. Learn More

Resources and services

DMAR staff is working remotely and still available to assist you by phone or email. 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

DMAR Logo & Trademark Guidelines

Did you know the DMAR logo is available for download on our website? We've been getting a lot of requests for the logo as people are making graphics that share #DMARstats, Excellence Awards wins and other proud affiliation with the Association and we love to see it! Find the various files and guidelines for use here. Download Logo

Coffee Break Blog Series 

Jump into flavorful real estate talk with Denver's best and brightest. In this blog series, we interview top performers and community leaders about their tips for success, who they got to where they are and a host of other juicy topics. Browse Blogs 

REALTORS® Political Action Committee

If you've been paying attention, you'll know just how busy RPAC has been helping your business and protecting homeowner rights lately. We have been so successful in our efforts because we are strong together. If you're feeling compelled to join the effort, you don't need to wait for a fundraising event to invest. Our Government Affairs Committee is always accepting contributions. Invest in RPAC

Industry partner spotlight

Industry Partner Members: Step into the Spotlight!

To be featured, please submit a brief elevator pitch (roughly 100-150 words) highlighting your business and what services you provide. Please note, this should not be a bio. We are looking for what makes you and/or your business unique. Please send your pitch along with your name, company name, contact info and a URL link (if desired) to communications@dmarealtors.com. No strings attached - this is a FREE advertising opportunity!

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Three Tier Benefits | 24Hour Fitness

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). Clubs are now open throughout Colorado. See all that we're doing to keep our community healthy. We've reimagined your club experience from our new touch-free club check-in system, to stringent cleaning and social distancing protocols.CAR Members Save 10% off Monthly Membership Fees at any 24 Hour Fitness Location. Enter code: 122223

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