DMAR Digest | Week of February 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.

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*new member benefit* FREE digital earnest transactions

DMAR is excited to announce our launch of Earnnest. Earnnest provides agents nationwide with 100% digital earnest money. They are the largest digital earnest money service in the U.S. and the only one that provides good funds verification for safe payments.

Earnnest features the same level of security you'll find at a bank, saves you and your clients time and has been endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®. Plus, their app is FREE for you to use and available to download in the App Store or Google Play.

Convenient, digital Earnnest payments have always been free for agents and escrow holders, with a flat $15 fee to homebuyers. For one month, starting February 4th, Earnnest is waiving the transaction fee for all DMAR members.

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Quote of the week

“Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.”

Pat Summitt, American basketball coach 

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Amazon wants to open a delivery warehouse in Arvada but some neighbors think it’s a bad fit
Despite the potential for speedier service, a growing number of residents on the Denver suburb’s west side believe the location for a 112,000-square-foot warehouse and 1,500-space parking lot filled with the company’s ubiquitous blue and gray delivery vans is the wrong place. Read More

Bypassing the Starter Home: Delayed First-Time Buyers Are Going Big
“In the past, people bought a modest property, lived in it until starting a family, and then traded up to a larger property,” Bradley Nelson, chief marketing officer of Sotheby’s International Realty, told Bloomberg. “Millennials are finally coming out of the gate, and it’s not uncommon for the first purchase as a first-time homebuyer to be a multimillion-dollar luxury home in the U.S. or internationally.” Read More

2021 Excellence Awards Sponsorship
Not only is the Excellence Awards a day to celebrate, but as the largest REALTOR® awards show in the state of Colorado, it's an unprecedented opportunity to connect with some of the biggest players in the real estate business. Read More

In metro Denver housing market, double-digit price gains carry over in 2021
Metro Denver’s worsening imbalance between supply and demand has 2021 starting out with annual home price appreciation solidly into double-digit territory, according to the Market Trends Report out Wednesday from the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®. Read More

Another Average Denver Home Price Record, Up $100K in a Year
The February Denver Metro Real Estate Market Trends Report, released this morning, February 3, by the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®, reveals that detached single-family homes in the area set yet another record for average price, exceeding $629,000 in January. Read More

Digging Deeper: January 2021 Records
January 2021 was yet another record-breaking month. In this report, the DMAR Market Trends Committee examined the various records broken in this month. Read More

It’s a Privilege to be a Homeowner in This Market | Guest Post
I stopped in my tracks when I saw DMAR's January Month End Active Listings and Month End Closed Homes Chart - aptly nicknamed the "alligator." It painfully reminds me of a race to the bottom. Who can hang on the longest, the buyers or the sellers, while we break records, cash in on our equity and disadvantage first-time homebuyers, down payment assistance buyers, VA buyers and the like struggle to find homes? Read More

[INFOGRAPHIC] Market Trends Overview | FEB. '21
Download the February 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

DMAR Real Estate Market Trends Report | FEB. '21
In January, the Greater Denver Metro housing market again broke an all-time record, a new inventory low with only 2,316 total properties on the market, translating into an inventory shortage and opportunity for appreciation to accelerate. Read More

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DMAR Connect Powered by our Industry Partners | February 19
Join us for our February DMAR Connect featuring an important legal update from Scott Peterson, General Counsel for the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, and Katie Johnson, General Counsel and Chief Member Experience Officer for the National Association of REALTORS®, moderated by DMAR CEO, Nobu Hata. Our guests will discuss the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against NAR and its impact on commissions, how COVID-19 affected real estate in 2020, what to expect in 2021 and more. Free RVSVP 

Real Estate Mastery Sessions from DMAR [free video series]
To help you learn to adapt to real estate consumer trends we've launched a new Real Estate Mastery Sessions series just for you. Watch the first installment on marketing and business planning. Topics covered include video content, social media, Google SEM, business auditing, planning for 2021 and more. Watch Here

New Resource | The A to Z of Real Estate - Now with customizable PDF!
Have you seen our new real estate glossary? This is the perfect way to help your clients understand all the real estate lingo that comes up during the buying and selling process. DMAR’s A to Z of real estate features over 130 terms and is a great tool for you to share with clients - especially those first-timers dreaming of homeownership in 2021! Download Here

Industry Partner spotlight

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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 - Avis

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).

Get more out of every trip with Avis®. Avis Rent A Car System LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's best-known travel brands with 5,000+ locations in more than 165 countries. 

Enjoy exclusive travel savings and perks as a NAR member.

  1. Save up to 25% off base rates on car rentals at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada.
  2. Avis coupons can be combined with your regular NAR discount for greater savings. See promotional coupons found below.

Include the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) code #A009701 when making a reservation to receive your exclusive savings and benefits. This discount code must be included at time of reservation in order to receive the discount benefit. Also make sure to include a promotion coupon, if applicable, for maximum savings.

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