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ADVOCACY:  Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR)

Cap_ConnectionsPolitical Advocacy  [March 2017]

REMI Affordable Housing Study

The CAR REMI Management Committee has released its first report This first study is about the restriction of affordable entry-level housing in Colorado.  The REMI Management Committee is a collaboration of four organizations: Denver South Economic Development Partnership, Colorado Concern and Common Sense Policy Roundtable., and the University of Denver (DU), which  conducts the analyses of the data. Click here for more information.

Homeownership Opportunity Alliance

This week the Homeownership Opportunity Alliance initiated SB17-156, Homeowner’s Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines.  Sponsored by Senator Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs) and Representative Cole Wist (R-Centennial), and Representative Lori Saine (R-Firestone), the bill passed out of the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee on Monday, February 27th. It will next go to the Senate Floor for their consideration. MAR members responded to the Call For Action and attended Attainable Housing Day events at the Capitol.

SB17-156 fixes problems in current state law that have essentially brought the construction of new owner-occupied, multi-family housing such as condos to a halt. The bill fixes problems in the current law by providing a common sense and balanced solution that protects consumers from faulty construction while also increasing diverse and more affordable options for home ownership.

The Homeownership Opportunity Alliance is a coalition of affordable housing advocates, business leaders, mayors and economic developers.Learn more by following @Housing4CO on Twitter or Housing4CO on Facebook.



Internet Marketing Classes
Starting in April

responsive exampleMAR is excited to announce a series of internet marketing classes, taught by experts in their fields, to learn how to use the internet to improve sales performance. Bottom line, does your website work on your tablet or phone?

Classes scheduled so far include:
Responsive Web Design (April 20 and Oct. 5)
Social Media Marketing (May 11 and Nov. 2)
Facebook Advertising (June 1 and Dec. 7)
E-blast (June 29)

REALTOR®s are depending more and more on digital technology. To help keep you on top of the latest in internet marketing, we’ve added a new ‘Techie Tab’ to the MAR website. Click here to get the latest information on how to build a better business using internet tools and technology.
March topic is: Responsive web design.

Image: Responsive website design example  (K. Burke)  

Why be a REALTOR®?

Every REALTOR® makes a commitment to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. They are also required to complete a refresher course every four years (through NAR).
Only REALTORS® voluntarily subscribe to this Code of Ethics founded on professional service and fair treatment. This is an important distinction that sets a REALTOR® apart from an unaffiliated real estate sales person.

Benefits of Membership in Montrose Association of Realtors®

Help When and Where YOU Need it.

  • tool-box
  • MLS access
  • Marketing Tools & Statistics
  • Political Advocacy (local, state, national levels)
  • In-house Mediation and Arbitration
  • Help with Contract Resolution
  • In-house Professional Research
  • Professional Development, in-house CE classes
  • Tracking for Continuing Education (CE) Credits & License Renewal
  • Networking and Collaboration
  • Industry Updates (local, state, national)
  • Automatic membership in state (CAR) and national (NAR) Associations of Realtors®)
  • CAR Legal Hotline
  • NAR Library