DMAR Digest | Week of May 31

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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2021 New Development Insider Presented by DMAR’s YPN

We're gearing up to host our FIRST in-person event since 2020 with a fresh take on our Young Professionals Network's (YPN) signature event, the Condo Insider Project. That event sold out three years in a row and we are expecting another great turnout on June 22nd as we host our first-ever New Development Insider, a showcase of new development from luxury condos to custom single-family homes (and everything in between). Join us in person (tickets are limited and include breakfast!) or tune in online.

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Quote of the week

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve."

Mary Kay Ash, American entrepreneur and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

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DMAR Connect Powered by the West District
We're kicking off the summer with our June Connect all about hot topics for a hot market with three guest speakers: Jessica Lautz, VP of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at the National Association of REALTORS®; Tom Schurer, Chief Relationship Officer at Valucentric; and Scott Peterson, General Counsel at the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. The discussion will include everything from appraisal gaps and inspection waivers to low interest rates, over 60 percent of homes selling for over list price and hyper-demand for inventory. This is the mid-year update on the Denver Metro real estate market you've been waiting for. You'll walk away with tips and tricks to help you set client expectations for the rest of the year heading into 2022. RSVP now to reserve your spot! Register Here 

DMAR Connect | May 2021 [Video]
Did you miss May's DMAR Connect featuring a discussion on race, real estate and the contemporary effect of redlining on neighborhoods and residential property values? Not to worry! Here you can watch the full presentation. Watch Video 

Extreme Community Makeover Hosted by YPN
Extreme Community Makeover is hosting a Real Estate Day on Tuesday, June 8. DMAR YPN is putting together a group of volunteers to help with alley clean-up (pulling weeds, picking up trash, sweeping alleys) and graffiti removal. This is a great experience to work with your peers to clean up some great neighborhoods. There is a $10 fee to participate which includes lunch. Register Here

Yun: 'FOMO' Behind Some of the Buying Frenzy
Home prices are rising quickly and mortgage rates are near historical lows. Some home buyers may be panicking and believing they need to buy a home right away. “They are experiencing the fear of missing out,” Yun told NPR. “But at the same time, people feel very uncomfortable needing to make a rushed decision on such a major expenditure.” Read More

VA-like housing bill proposed for first responders, teachers
Legislation would axe downpayment and monthly mortgage insurance fee for firefighters, police officers, paramedics and teachers. The bill would allow borrowers to finance up to 100% of the acquisition price. Mortgages would be subject to FHA loan limits. Homebuyers would pay an up-front mortgage insurance premium of 3.6 percent of the principal, which could be financed, and would not pay a monthly insurance premium. Read More

NAR Announces Partnership with LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance as Pride Month Approaches
The National Association of Realtors® announced today a new partnership with the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. The Alliance was founded June 2020 and currently has chapters throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The collaboration will allow the groups to identify training opportunities that cultivate LGBTQ+ leaders and mobilize members in support of mutually beneficial federal policies, among other pro-LGBTQ+ and real estate industry initiatives. Read More

Resources & services

DMAR staff is working remotely and still available to assist you by phone or email. 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

REALTOR® Store | Showing Supplies Basket Markdown
Even with the rollout of vaccines, precautions are still important and something your buyers and sellers are expecting. Stay prepared with our Showing Supplies Baskets which are on sale now! Each basket was once $42.95, but can now be yours for only $30!  Read More

RentSpree: Fast, free & secure electronic tenant screening
Working with rentals can lead to consistent revenue, and the right technology can streamline the process and help you obtain better tenants. The Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® is proud to bring you a tool that automates your rental transactions, all at NO COST to you! Read More

Diversity Resources
The Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® has publicly pledged to do its part in the fight for racial equality and is committed to supporting its black members, colleagues, neighbors and clients. In an effort to help provide education and resources, we have put together this diversity portal. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a good place to start. Read More

App like a REALTOR® with the SentriKey® mobile app
Earn your sellers' trust with world-class security. Simply and securely manage all access to clients' homes when you use SentriLock lockboxes - which are exclusively available to REALTORS®. You not only decide who can enter but also when. Value your personal safety and get peace of mind. Just as important as client safety is your own. In this high-risk occupation, the agent safety feature is an essential tool. Are you ready to app like a REALTOR®? Our staff of experts are here to get you started quickly and easily. Give us a call us at 303-756-0553 to set up your SentriKey® Real Estate app today! Read More 

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