DMAR Digest | Week of December 13

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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2022 Economic Summit | Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

With mortgage rates at record lows, inventory scarce and demand high, everyone wants to know... is the housing market going to cool off? Join us and find out! This is your chance to learn what the road ahead looks like for the housing market and U.S. economy in 2022.

Our experts will update us on the health of the housing market, real estate trends, interest rates, housing inventory, the wave of COVID variants, local and national economic forecasts and more. This is truly a must-attend event for all agents.

Attendees will receive 2 hours of CE credit as well as a recording of the program and decks from the speakers.


  • Elliot Eisenberg, President & Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC and a nationally acclaimed economist & public speaker
  • Patty Silverstein, President & Chief Economist of Development Research Partners
  • Andrew Abrams, Chair of DMAR’s Market Trends Committee and Employing Broker at BSW Real Estate
  • Nicole Rueth, Producing Branch Manager at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Early Bird Tickets 

Quote of the week

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

Benjamin Franklin, American polymath and Founding Father

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Sponsor the 2022 Economic Summit
Sponsoring this event is an exciting opportunity to get in front of the hundreds of proactive industry real estate professionals in Denver. DMAR’s Economic Summit is an annual event featuring key economic experts who share their outlook on local, state and national financial & economic trends. Read More

City and County Market Trends Reports | DEC. '21
Quick look at City and County Market Trends Reports featuring November data. These 48 downloadable reports are comprehensive and a fantastic member benefit. Download Here

Local Search for Real Estate Agents & Home Services | Guest Post
Optimizing your local search increases the chances of getting ranked on search engine results pages (SERPS) for search queries specific to a region. As an aspiring leader in the real estate and home services industries, fighting against thousands of competitors to gain online visibility may seem like a daunting task. However, if you start with local search by building reviews, adding photos, earning links and ensuring your website’s content has the proper keywords, you will be ahead of the game. Read More

DMAR and Habitat for Humanity Join Forces to Make Homeownership a Reality
Each year Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver works to serve approximately 150 local families. Since their founding in 1979, they have served more than 1,350 families, equating to 5,400 adults and children. Specifically, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver’s homeownership program empowers individuals and families to build and buy their own homes. The program provides an opportunity for first-time homebuyers to get their feet into Denver’s competitive market. Read More

The Next Big Thing | January 20 & 21 | Discount Code: DMAR150
The Next Big Thing is shaking up how real estate professionals will define business success. This energy-rich, content-driven event will introduce the biggest drivers shaping the industry, and instill how to harness the next big thing to catapult your own business. Over the course of two days, you will hear from industry leaders and pioneers who have paved the way and achieved the highest levels of success. You'll discuss how the world is changing and what’s needed to stay two steps ahead. Together with four hundred and fifty other professionals, you will build a foundation to become the Next Big Thing. Learn More

Down Payments Reach a New High
The national median down payment hit its highest level since at least 2005, ATTOM Data Solutions reports. The median down payment on a single-family home purchased with financing in the third quarter was $27,500. That is up 41% from $19,502 in the third quarter of 2020. Overall, the median down payment of $27,500 represented 8% of the national median sales price for homes purchased with financing in the third quarter, up from 6.5% a year earlier. Read More

Mortgage rates move slowly despite tightening market
Mortgage rates decreased one basis point to 3.10% in the week ending Dec. 9, remaining low and stable despite tighter housing supply and affordability, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS mortgage report. A year ago at this time, the average 30-year fixed-rate loan averaged just 2.71%, according to the report published on Thursday. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said in a statement that rates have moved sideways over the last several weeks, fluctuating within a narrow range. Read More

Resources & services

Enroll in Healthcare by December 25th to get Coverage Starting 1/1/22
As a benefit to you, enrollment in this program is now available to all DMAR members - Realtors® and Industry Partners - as well as their families (whether the member enrolls or not). For years, one of the most common concerns for Realtors® has been finding affordable healthcare solutions. We are proud to offer cost-sharing healthcare solutions that we believe will be a great option for many of our members. Spend 30 to 60 percent less when you switch from traditional health insurance. Make a New Year's resolution to prioritize your health. For coverage starting January 1st, enroll today! Learn More 

Free Holiday Graphics for your Social Media
The value of social media as a marketing tool is ongoing, especially around the holidays when you want to stay top of mind with your past, current and future clients. Creating social media graphics can be time-consuming, though. Plus, if you aren’t including visuals with your posts, your followers may not find your content to be all that engaging or eye-catching. That’s why we've made a bunch of holiday graphics for you! Click below to view and download 15 graphics for the rest of the holiday season. All graphics are FREE and optimized for your Facebook and Instagram accounts. Use as many as you'd like! Download Graphics

DMAR's Holiday Hours
DMAR staff will be working remotely December 22nd - 31st and offices will be closed those days. Additionally, we will be closed December 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st. 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 Thank you and happy holidays!

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

No strings attached - this is a FREE advertising opportunity!

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Three Tier Benefits | Williams Underwriting Group

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).

Williams Underwriting Group A Division of AssuredPartners NL, LLC (WUG) is pleased to announce our continued relationship with the Colorado Association of Realtors® (CAR) under our Independent real estate E&O program. We have created a policy, through Zurich American Insurance Company (Zurich) which has an A.M. Best rating of A+ (Superior) designed to provide additional benefits for licensees who are also active members of CAR. Even if you are not a member of CAR our policy contains additional benefits for all licensees. 

Provide NRDS # for Additional Coverage Endorsement at no additional premium.

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