DMAR Digest | Week of March 29

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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The Excellence Awards is Next Week - Grab Tickets Now!

The virtual event of the year is almost upon us. Are you ready?

We don't need to tell you what a wild year 2020 was for real estate. What you don't yet know is who stood out for exceptional performance, leadership, generosity and more. The Excellence Awards is our chance to celebrate the great accomplishments from the past year together. 

Aside from the awards themselves, we have special moments planned to make the event entertaining and worth-while. We are particularly excited to hear what our keynote speaker, Tom Ferry, has prepared for us!

We look forward to celebrating with you on April 8th

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Quote of the week

If you fail to align your behaviors to meet the demands of your new level of performance... you'll just do more of the same!"Tom Ferry, American speaker, #1 ranked real estate coach and best-selling author

 

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REcolorado Inks Agreement with BrokerBay Showing Management Platform to Launch this Summer

REcolorado is excited to announce we have signed an agreement with BrokerBay, a next generation showing management platform and one of the fastest growing showing management companies in North America. When launched early this summer, BrokerBay will be added to the collection of core products and services currently offered by REcolorado. Read MoreHow to avoid home-buying remorse in a hot housing market

We’re in a competitive seller’s market, which means “you might be asked to exceed the list price to secure the home,” said Nobu Hata, CEO at Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®. So if you were pre-approved for $300,000, for example, then you might want to look at homes priced around $275,000. That gives you some wiggle room to offer more than the listing price. But don’t get caught up in a bidding war; make sure the house is worth the higher offer. Read MoreNominations are now open for Colorado’s Heart Award

More than two-thirds of REALTORS® volunteer in their community. Are you or a REALTOR® you know making a difference? Nominate yourself or another REALTOR® for the Colorado’s Heart Award, presented by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and REcolorado®. The winner will receive a $3,000 donation for their non-profit of choice! Read MoreDMAR Connect | March 2021 [ Video]

Did you miss March's DMAR Connect featuring tips on lead generation with Kenny Truong and Shay Hata? Not to worry! You can watch the full presentation here. Watch HereCongratulations to the 2021 Class of 30 Under 30

During a year marked by the heartache of the COVID-19 pandemic—which also required substantial shifts in how people live and work—this year’s class of 30 Under 30 not only persevered but found ways to go the extra mile for their clients and communities. Read MoreInventory Crisis Pushes Down Existing-Home Sales

Following months of sharp gains, existing-home sales reversed course in February, falling 6.6%, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Monday. However, the dip—precipitated by a persistent inventory crunch that’s getting worse—isn’t necessarily a significant drag on the real estate market, says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “The market is still outperforming pre-pandemic levels,” he says. Read More

Mortgage rates jump to 3.17% last week

Since January, mortgage rates have increased roughly 50 basis points from historic lows and home prices have risen, leaving would-be homebuyers with less purchasing power. Unfortunately, this disproportionately affected the low end of the market, where supply is the slimmest, said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. Read More

 

Resources & services

New tool for DMAR members! 100% digital earnest money powered by Earnnest! [Video] Earnnest is the largest digital earnest money service in the United States, allowing your homebuyers to deposit funds directly to an escrow holder. Connected to every bank across the nation, Earnnest saves you and your clients time, while replacing the hassle and risk of checks or wire transfers. Request payments from your homebuyers — at any time, from anywhere. Watch HereMeet Your Industry Partners | April 21 If you're looking to build your real estate connections and polish your networking skills join us for a meet-and-greet with DMAR Industry Partners (i.e. fellow real estate professionals including lenders, title reps, roofers, photographers and more!). This is your chance to make connections and build your industry relationships for maximum success in your business. RSVP here[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 HereA Great REALTOR® Makes All The Difference Two years ago, DMAR put together a collection of pro-REALTOR® resources called "Experience the REALTOR® Difference". This is still a great resource to share with your clients. You can share online or you could print and distribute it, too. Make sure you are communicating your value! Read More 

 

Industry partner spotlight

Meet our new Annual Partner: Chase 

Chase Home Lending is a leading U.S. mortgages business, originating new and refinanced mortgages, providing affordable lending solutions for first-time homebuyers, helping customers access the equity in their homes and servicing millions of home loans every year. Chase is creating lifelong relationships with customers by being the most trusted provider of mortgage services, helping individuals and families realize their homeownership goals.

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Three Tier Benefits | Amarki

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).

Amarki is a sales, marketing and recruitment tool that reduces costs and increases agent activity by providing them the ability to do their own marketing and stay within branding. It is a dynamic marketing tool providing a variety of templates automatically populated with the agent’s property data increasing activities and sales.REALTORS® get a FREE lite version or $9.99/month full version.

 

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