DMAR Digest | Week of March 1

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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Free DMAR Connect | Lead Generation & Marketing

For our March DMAR Connect we're doing a deep dive into lead generation and marketing. Kenny Truong, the #FASTAGENT based out of Oakland, will share all of his pro tips, tricks and best practices for investing in your success through paid lead-gen. For our free lead generation perspective, we'll be joined by Shay Hata from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago who earns $60 million a year in sales and spends zero dollars on lead-gen. You will have a chance to get your questions answered live and also present your listings to the group. This is definitely a DMAR Connect you won't want to miss so be sure to register now - space is limited.

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Quote of the week

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands – one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.Audrey Hepburn, British actress and humanitarian

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DMAR Connect | February 2021 [Video + PPT]

Did you miss February's DMAR Connect featuring the important legal update? Not to worry! Here you can watch the full presentation and download the PowerPoint. Read More

5 Strategies You Can Offer Homebuyers For Victory

As a real estate agent, you must have the knowledge and experience needed to help your customers win a bidding war. You should know the market and give your customer the best advice on how to approach the bidding with a level head and a winning strategy. If you want to help your customer win the house of their dreams, you'll need to educate them on these strategies. Read More

Zillow Group to Acquire ShowingTime

"What is REcolorado doing to ensure customers have options?", "Is REcolorado evaluating additional showing solutions?", "Is my showing information private?"... REcolorado.com answers all these questions and more here. Read More

Metro Denver's crazy housing market is likely to stay, 'hot hot hot!'

New numbers from the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (DMAR) show the average home sold in just five days in January. Denver was second only to Tacoma, Washington, according to Redfin. We’re taking a closer look at the boom and whether it will bust. Read More

Why Are More First-Time Buyers Shunning FHA Financing?

FHA-insured financing used to be a big draw for first-time homebuyers with its offerings of lower down payments. But more first-time buyers lately are opting for conventional mortgages instead, according to the National Association of REALTORS® Economists’ Outlook blog. Read More

Rising Rates Damp Mortgage Applications Ahead of Spring Selling Season

Mortgage rates reached their highest level since November last week, cooling off home purchase and refinance applications ahead of the all-important spring selling season. Read More

Charlotte may have cracked the code on affordable housing

But Ethridge had an unusual solution: he wanted to buy the property, fix it up, and keep the rents affordable through a 20-year deed restriction that places legal rules on how the property can be used and priced. Knowing the demand for this tier of housing and the small but steady returns they could provide, Ethridge saw apartment complexes like Lake Mist as long-term plays. Read More

Pending Home Sales Fall in January as Inventory Constrains Buyers

The index of pending home sales fell 2.8% in January after four consecutive months of declines, the National Association of REALTORS® said Thursday. The index captures real-estate transactions where a contract was signed but the sale has not yet closed, making it an indicator of where existing-home sales will go in the months ahead. Read More

Finding Inventory and Handling Multiple Offers Weigh Heavy on Brokers’ Minds

When it comes to challenges, the No. 1 challenge by a long shot is finding inventory. It’s also what keeps brokers up at night, with about half mentioning the lack of housing inventory as a write-in answer for current challenges. "The historic record low inventory is reaching a crisis point in our markets,” says Chad Ochsner, broker-owner of RE/MAX Alliance in Denver. Read More 

Resources & services

Let us share your community service efforts

We see how much our members give back to the community and we want to show the world all the good you do! Tag DMAR on Facebook or Instagram and use #DMARvolunteers in your community service photos and posts so we can find and share them with our followers, too. We will get the word out on your good deeds so everyone can see how much our REALTORS® care about their community. 

Real Estate Mastery Sessions from DMAR [free video series]

Our newest video series is growing! We now have five videos for you to watch, ranging from 20 minutes to nearly two hours. Each video features local and national experts covering topics such as consumer trends, marketing and business planning tips, setting expectations for buyers in a volatile market, proper client engagement, lead generation, content creation, tips for new agents and more. Watch Here

Advertise on the DMAR Website

There are only 2 out of 9 advertising spots left on our website. If you are interested in boosting your exposure to Denver Metro real estate professionals, email communications@dmarealtors.com and secure a spot on the site. Learn More

Exclusive Healthcare Benefits for DMAR Members

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). This cost-sharing solution is now available to DMAR members for a cost averaging 30-60% less than purchasing traditional health insurance. It is made up of two parts: 1. Redirect Health, which provides medical care coordination, prescription benefits, vision and dental discounts, and unlimited 24/7 access to doctors via IM, telephone, or video conference; and 2. Sedera, which addresses large medical costs like accidents, cancer treatment, surgeries, etc. Learn More

REALTOR® Value Downloadable Handout

It's already a tough market and spring isn't even here yet. Let people know you're ready to help them in ways non-REALTORS® can't. This downloadable handout is a helpful tool to express what makes the  REALTOR® brand so special. Read More 

 

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 | REALTORS® Dental Insurance

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). REALTORS® Dental Insurance is designed exclusively for members of the National Association of REALTORS® and their families.

There are benefits for over 370 procedures. These include:

  • Preventive Dental Benefits (no deductible): Bitewings, routine exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments and more,
  • Basic Dental Benefits: Full mouth X-rays, amalgam restoration, simple and complex extractions, surgical removal of teeth, deep sedation/general anesthesia and more.
  • Major Dental Benefits: Onlays, maxillary partial denture – resin base, denture repair, endodontics – root canal, periodontal scaling and root planing, crown and crown repairs, pontics – porcelain fused to noble metal and more.

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