DMAR Digest | Week of September 5

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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Your DMAR Dues Have Been Reduced!

At DMAR, our mission is to best serve our members, which is why we believe that as the market shifts, so should we. NAR's Board of Directors approved a $10 dues increase for all Realtor® members to subsidize the cost of the national “That’s Who We R” campaign. As a DMAR member, this $10 increase won't impact your membership fees because we have reduced your local DMAR dues by $10 to compensate for the increase. While $10 may not seem like a lot, for our members that $10 savings means two extra cups of coffee with potential clients. It’s an extra past client at an appreciation event. It’s attending that next class or event to build your business. It’s extra cash to give to your community. It's $10 back in your wallet.  

We know you have a choice of which Association you belong to, and we want to thank you for choosing DMAR. 

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Membership Dues Billing Starts Soon
In an effort for membership billing and collection to go as smoothly as possible, please make sure that we have your current email address and contact info. If you need to update any of your information, you can fill out this form or email

Homeowners are NOT in a Recession 
Historically, the best forecasters have been able to consistently recognize we are in a recession once we’re in one. To preemptively determine its onset has riddled economists for decades. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun called a recession in August when he said, “In terms of economic impact, we are surely in a housing recession.” A housing recession, what does that mean and why are we afraid of it? Read More

56 Safety Tips for Realtors® 
September is Realtor® Safety Month. Real estate agents are listed as a high-risk occupation for a number of reasons. Be aware of these 56 safety tips and share them with your colleagues to stay safe on the job. Read More

‘Prices Are Clearly Increasing at a Slower Rate’: Housing Market Cools From April’s Peak, Led by Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego
Economists and real-estate companies have stressed that price growth has decelerated considerably. And in pandemic boomtowns, an increasing number of houses listed on the market are even seeing their prices being slashed. Part of it is due to buyer reluctance to jump in as mortgage rates trend higher. Read More

FSBOs Usually Soar in a Hot Market. Not This Time
The volatile housing market over the last couple of years has driven more consumers toward using real estate professionals rather than attempting to complete a transaction independently. FSBOs made up only 7% of home sales in 2021—the lowest share since 1981—according to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors®. That’s a stark contrast from 15 years earlier when 12% of sellers went the FSBO route during the 2006 housing boom, the data shows. Read More

Early Bird Tickets for 2022 Inaugural End Wednesday
Join us for an evening of celebration as we honor our outgoing Chair, Milford Adams, and welcome our 2022-2023 Board of Directors and incoming Chair, Jessica Reinhardt. Take in the stunning architectural elements and contemporary artwork at Space Gallery while enjoying dinner & drinks and mingling with fellow members and your incoming leadership. This is a great chance to learn what initiatives your Association will be working toward in the coming year. PLUS, this year's Inaugural will serve as the official kick-off event for our brand new social responsibility program: DMAR Gives. Read More

DMAR Real Estate Market Trends Report | SEP. '22
All major statistical categories point towards the market slowing down. Days in the MLS went up 120 percent since last year at this time, and the close-price-to-list-price ratio dropped below 100 percent for the first time since July 2020, to 99.41 percent. Meanwhile, the median sales price decreased 2.54 percent from the previous month. Read More

[INFOGRAPHIC] Market Trends Overview | SEP. '22
Download the September Market Trends Report infographic. This is a great resource to share with your clients and colleagues on social media, your website or via email or even print. Read More 

Digging Deeper: August 2022 Records
August 2022 was yet another record-breaking month - but only in two categories. In this report, the DMAR Market Trends Committee examined the various records broken in this month. Read More

Resources & services

DMAR Connect | August 12, 2022 [Video]
The housing market, at last, appears to be cooling off... Now what? We hosted a panel conversation with two seasoned Realtor® professionals who have experience working through a market shift (or two). They shared what you can do to not only survive a shift but to be one of the few agents to thrive. Hear their best tips for how to grow your business - and mindset - and best serve your clients and the community by authentically embracing inclusion and diversity. Read More

DMAR Connect | August 26, 2022 [Video]
Are you a broker-owner (or want to become one)? If so, this is a must-watch video for you! The market is showing signs of stabilization and a return to something closer to our pre-pandemic "normal." With that comes new challenges - and benefits - that resulted from the pandemic. So, what are the new basics you need to know? Our speakers shared their thoughts on agent attraction and retention, brokerage operations, agent education and more as the market adjusts to a new normal. Read More

Donate to DMAR Gives 
DMAR Gives is our new social responsibility program that envisions a Denver Metro community in which everyone has access to stable housing, equality in the home buying process and support in achieving self-sufficiency in life. DMAR Gives works to provide funding to programs that improve the quality of life for Coloradans and create a path toward stable housing and homeownership, as well as provide housing-related disaster relief in the communities where our members live and work. Learn More

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Three Tier Benefits | Free Realtor® Safety Workshop at DMAR HQ

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).

We're hosting a FREE Realtor® Safety Workshop for our members.

Your Safety is non-negotiable. Agents need to know what they don't know. Join us and learn:

  • Real estate-specific self-defense strategies - can you defend yourself for 11 minutes?
  • How to protect yourself. Who will be there for you? You will.
  • How to protect yourself on the web and social media.
  • How to avoid dangerous situations before they even start.

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