DMAR Digest | Week of November 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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Earnnest: Digital Earnest Money - Anytime, Anywhere

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.

Start fast and easy with videos, materials, and common questions so you can learn how to use the power of digital earnest money.

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Quote of the week

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”

Socrates, Athenian philosopher, Father of Western Philosophy

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Colorado Gives Day | December 7th
We are excited to announce we are kicking off a new annual partnership with Habitat of Humanity Metro Denver. Through this partnership, our goal is to help more families make their dream of owning a home come true and with Colorado Gives Day coming up Tuesday, December 7th here's how you can help, too. Please consider prescheduling a gift to Habitat Denver to support our partnership with them and help us on our mission to provide housing for all. Read More & Donate

Yun: Expect an Unseasonably Hot Winter for Home Sales
This winter is expected to be unseasonably hot for the housing market.
“Compared to other past winter seasons, this winter season’s sales activity will be stronger,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors®. “This winter, there will be more sales compared to pre-pandemic winters going back all the way to 2006.” The momentum from the last few months is expected to continue. From March through October, homes have been selling faster than they traditionally do. Read More

U.S. New Home Sales Inch Higher in October
The numbers: U.S. new home sales rose 0.4% to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 745,000 in October from 742,000 in the prior month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Because of a small sampling size, the sales data are often revised sharply. Sales in September were originally estimated at 800,000. Analysts polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast new-home sales in October to remain steady at an 800,000 rate. Read More

NAR Submits Comments on FHFA's Reproposed Capital Rule
The reproposed rule makes important changes, which Realtors® agree with, that allow the GSEs to continue to offload credit risk to private investors through CRT deals and avoids incentives that would have encouraged the GSEs to finance riskier mortgages. Both changes reduce risk at the GSEs and help them perform their Congressionally-chartered duties. Read More

Mortgage apps rise despite higher interest rates
Mortgage applications increased 1.8% for the week ending Nov. 19, despite higher rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey published on Wednesday. The increase was mainly driven by the purchase index growing by 4.7% from the previous week, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Concurrently, the refinance index grew by 0.4% from the week prior. Read More

DMAR Connect | November 2021 [Video]
Did you miss the November 2021 DMAR Connect all about how philanthropy can strengthen your business plan for 2022? Not to worry - find the full event recording here! Read More

Resources & services

Free Holiday Graphics for your Social Media
The value of social media as a marketing tool is ongoing, especially around the holidays when you want to stay top of mind with your past, current and future clients. Creating social media graphics can be time-consuming, though. Plus, if you aren’t including visuals with your posts, your followers may not find your content to be all that engaging or eye-catching. That’s why we've made a bunch of holiday graphics for you! Click below to view and download 15 graphics for the rest of the holiday season. All graphics are FREE and optimized for your Facebook and Instagram accounts. Use as many as you'd like! Download Graphics

DMAR's Healthcare Solution | Webinar on December 7th

DMAR is now providing access to an exceptional plan that offers $0 co-pay for primary care, low out-of-pocket cost for hospitalization and surgery, freedom to choose your doctor and comprehensive coverage at a significantly reduced price! Get your questions answered in real time at the upcoming webinar. Register for Free

The Next Big Thing | January 20th-21st 
This two-day event will be far from typical. You will get a glimpse into what’s shaping the future of real estate. Experts are bringing ENERGY-RICH and CONTENT-DRIVEN topics that are driving change. You will learn how to harness the Next Big Thing to catapult your team’s success. Learn from industry leaders and futurist pioneers on ways to achieve the highest levels of success. Leave with Purpose! Every presenter will highlight immediate actions you can take to stay two steps ahead. Use Promo Code DMAR150. Register Here

DMAR Staff is Here to Help
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

Industry Partner spotlight

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Three Tier Benefits | Transactions - zipForm Edition

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).

Simplify real estate transactions with a comprehensive transaction management system provided by NAR. 

The benefit, available through 2021, includes Transactions (zipForm Edition), unlimited zipVault® document storage, an exclusive NAR library of Realtor® Forms & Templates, and access to the industry-standard forms engine where you can add and manage your own custom documents. State and local forms libraries may also be available if those forms are licensed to Transactions (zipForm Edition) by your state or local association (some fees, which are set by state and local associations/boards, may apply).

Easily and securely sign in to your account using your username and password when prompted and you'll instantly access your customized transaction management system.

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