DMAR Digest | Week of October 25

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 YPN Lunch & Learn on November 3rd

We'd like to invite you to a private lunch & learn with our YPN Leadership Committee in person at DMAR HQ. This is your chance to meet DMAR's award-winning YPN team and learn first-hand about the opportunities offered through the YPN Committee and DMAR.

Not familiar with YPN? Our Young Professionals Network, or YPN, is here to help young (or new) real estate practitioners become more business savvy. The committee hosts regular events and programs focussed on sharing tips and tricks to help young agents grow their businesses. 


Quote of the week

“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.”

Tim O'Reilly, Irish businessman and founder of O'Reilly Media

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Free, Downloadable Halloween Graphics for Facebook and Instagram
Boost your holiday marketing with free social media graphics from DMAR! These days, visual content is critical for capturing people's attention, and posting a simple graphic for every holiday is an easy way to stay active on social media and engage with your clients, family, friends and followers. Download and share these graphics to add a festive flair to your marketing strategy. View Content

DMAR Connect | October 2021 [Video]
Do you have a plan for a successful business? Many real estate agents are awesome at sales, but not-so-great at business planning. We want to help you avoid the emotional roller coaster of living from deal to deal by planning ahead - and now is the time to prepare for the new year! Our speaker, Seth Dailey from The Dailey Group of Keller Williams Gateway, took us through what top agents are planning for in the coming year, what items are must-haves in a budget, what technology is actually worth your time, tips for marketing and more! Watch Recording

Good Neighbor Awards Winner and Web Choice Favorite Announcement

DMAR member Bob Bell is a winner in the Good Neighbor Awards, which includes $10,000 in grant money for his charity! For 22 years, the Good Neighbor Awards has recognized Realtors® who make an extraordinary impact on their communities through volunteer work. The five individuals named as this year’s National Association of Realtors® Good Neighbor Award winners serve as an example of how Realtors® make their communities a better place to live, work and raise a family. Read More

Mortgage activity falters as rates rise
Mortgage application activity dropped 6.3% for the week ending Oct. 15, according to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association survey. And, as you might have guessed, mortgage rates had a lot to do with it. “Refinance applications declined for the fourth week as rates increased, bringing the refinance index to its lowest level since July 2021,” Joel Kan, the MBA’s associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting, said in a statement. “The 30-year fixed-rate has increased 20 basis points over the past month and reached 3.23% last week – the highest since April 2021. The 15-year fixed-rate increased to 2.54%, which is the highest since July.” Read More

Construction on New Homes Slows as Supply-Chain Woes Hit the Housing Market
U.S. homebuilders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.56 million in September, representing a 1.6% decrease from the previous month, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. Compared with September 2020, housing starts were up 7.4%. Read More

Zillow Offers Halts iBuying
With a shortage of labor and materials pressing on timelines to renovate and resell homes, Zillow announced it would stop signing new contracts with its iBuying program Zillow Offers for the remainder of 2021. That set off a wave of status checks for other iBuyers in the space—are other companies still making offers or are they also finding themselves overextended? Read More

Resources & services

DMAR's 2021 Election Endorsements
We are proud to present our endorsements for the upcoming municipal elections. Candidates were carefully vetted and endorsed based upon their understanding of real estate issues and support of our industry. Please consider supporting the candidates and issues listed below and remember to turn in your ballot no later than 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 2nd. Read More

How to Learn More About DMAR's Healthcare Solution

Frustrated with the cost and complexity of healthcare? Being a DMAR member changes everything by offering a high-quality solution at prices well below market averages through your membership. Read More

Rental Space

Need a location for a meeting or event? DMAR offers dynamic spaces at a prime location, plus ample free parking! Scheduling is easy and flexible. Plus, we offer special rates for Realtor® & Industry Partner members, as well as for those booking multiple events. Learn More 

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

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

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Three Tier Benefits | FedEx Office

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). 

To enroll, visit or call 1-866-869-1171 for faster service. Be sure to provide passcode LCRS8p01. Once enrolled, simply present your FedEx Office account number in-store or online to take advantage of these savings. Members must enroll through the member-dedicated site or phone number before taking advantage of these benefits.

Already have a FedEx or FedEx Office account? See below for additional instructions to make sure you receive the NAR member savings.

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