DMAR Digest | Week of March 15

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 this Friday | 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. Your business depends on maintaining a steady stream of incoming new prospective clients through lead generation and marketing so this is definitely a Connect you won't want to miss!

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Quote of the week

"I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger." 

Serena Williams, American professional tennis player

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7 Ways for Buyers to Find Luck in a Seller's Market [Graphic]

It's a challenging market out there for buyers, but that doesn't mean it's an impossible one. Fortunately, there's more than luck involved. Here are seven tips for buyers looking to buy in a seller's market. Read More

Catch Tom Ferry's Keynote Speech at EA21!

Tom Ferry is the #1 ranked Real Estate Educator by Swanepoel Power 200 and the best-selling author of Life! By Design and Mindset, Model and Marketing! As founder and CEO of Ferry International, the real estate industry’s leading coaching and training company, and with 30,000 hours of coaching experience, Tom’s love and passion for life are fueled by a commitment to discipline and holding professionals accountable to fulfill their greatness. Register Here

[FREE Event] April DMAR Connect

Want to know how to build a rock star real estate team? Join us for our April DMAR Connect and find out how to build a dream team your way! You'll have a chance to hear from three top-producing entrepreneurs - Bret Weinstein, Founder & CEO of BSW Real Estate; Andrew Abrams, Employing Broker of BSW Real Estate; and Lori Abbey, Team Lead of The Abbey Collection at Compass - who have all built successful real estate teams and profitable businesses. There are different paths to building a real estate business so if you're interested in taking your business to the next level by creating a successful team now is your chance to learn from the pros. RSVP Here

DMAR Welcomes Melanie Morgan to the Board

This month, DMAR welcomes Melanie Morgan to our Board of Directors. Melanie will be representing the Douglas Elbert District. We are excited to have her on board! Read More 

City and County Market Trends Reports | MAR. '21

Quick look at City and County Market Trends Reports featuring February data. These 48 downloadable reports are comprehensive and a fantastic member benefit. Download all the reports with one click below. Read More 

Refinance Loans Propel Yet Another Increase in Home Mortgage Lending Activity During Fourth Quarter of 2020

 ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its fourth-quarter 2020 U.S. Residential Property Mortgage Origination Report, which shows that 3.51 million mortgages secured by residential property (1 to 4 units) were originated in the fourth quarter of 2020 in the United States. Read More

Fannie Mae tightens standards on investment properties

Fannie Mae is tightening the underwriting criteria for second homes and investment properties, the government-sponsored entity said in a letter to sellers on Wednesday. “Recent amendments to our senior preferred stock purchase agreement with Treasury impose additional risk criteria on the loans we acquire,” the GSE said in a letter. Read More

Black Homeownership Rate Hits Lowest Level Since the 1960s—That’s Unlikely To Change in Pandemic Year 2

In the second quarter of 2019, the Black homeownership rate dropped to 40.6%, down seven percentage points from roughly a decade earlier. It now hovers closer to 44%, while the white ownership rate is far higher (approximately 74%). The Black homeownership is a significant drop in recent years. Read More

Industry welcomes Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary

Marcia Fudge was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday as Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary by a vote of 64-33, making her the first Black woman to lead the government agency in more than 40 years. Read More

Housing Market Recovery Index: Housing Market Remains Resilient Almost 1 Year Since Declaration of COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 11, one year will have passed since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Close to one year after this announcement, the housing market continues to display its resiliency, as the realtor.com Market Recovery Index reached 101.6 points nationwide this past week, 0.5 points higher than the previous week and 1.6 points above pre-pandemic, early 2020 benchmarks. Read More

Resources & services

Here is the healthcare solution you have been looking for!

DMAR, along with the state association, has put tremendous resources toward providing a solution for its members. There is now a solution that provides convenient access to quality care at a cost that is significantly less than the traditional approach! Read More

[FREE Video Series] DMAR's REAL ESTATE MASTERY SESSIONS 

Ranging from 20 minutes to nearly two hours, our newest series brings you focused, topical videos you can watch anywhere, anytime. 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

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. 

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 great piece to share with clients. Download Here

Industry partner spotlight

Meet our new Annual Partner: CompareTitleCompanies.com

CompareTitleCompanies.com is a free and easy-to-use resource for shopping title insurance and closing settlement services. This unique website allows consumers to exercise their responsibility of selecting a Title Company guaranteed by the Real Estate Procedures Act (RESPA) and provides Real Estate Brokers with the ability to make a substantiated recommendation of three title companies to buyers and sellers.

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Three Tier Benefits | DocuSign

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). DocuSign offers eSignature services that enable you to remotely send and sign contracts and agreements with your clients. With the flexibility of DocuSign eSignature you can send and sign documents on just about any device, anywhere, at any time.DocuSign is the National Association of REALTORS® official and exclusive provider of electronic signature services under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. DocuSign services are easy-to-use and accessible at any time, from any desktop or mobile device. Solutions available at member-only pricing include the Real Estate Starter eSignature plan for individuals, DocuSign for REALTORS® eSignature for individuals and offices up to 5 users, and DocuSign for Brokers for offices of 6+ users.

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