The FCBOR held their most recent Board meeting on March 16, 2017. We received an update from the Dean Hanson Scholarship committee that there will be eight scholarships awarded to area students this year! Please let your contacts know about this event and the offer for scholarships . Applications can be found on our website, through our Board office, and through school counselors.
Still in discussion is the interest in creating a new LOGO for the Four Corners Board of Realtors®. We currently have one estimate and multiple design ideas have been received. We expect to form a small committee to choose and then present the idea to the Board for a decision. We are looking for something colorful, something relative to our area and amenities. Feel free to share your ideas or volunteer for selection! ASAP
Supra keys are going to replace our existing lockbox and reader key system, expected May 4, 2017. We may enter a cooperative agreement with the Durango Board, to facilitate showings in a shared market. Supra will be individually invoicing key holders at $14.95 per month if using their smart phone application, or $18.95 per month (billed annually with or without insurance) if using an Xpress key.
Be aware that Board fees will change on May 1st. Your monthly membership services fee will then be $80.00, which continues to include MLS fees, county records online access fees, and monthly Board fees – but no longer includes a fee for lock boxes. You may have, by now, noticed that the password for access to County records has been updated. Please do not share this information with anyone not authorized to use this service.
As previously stated, our Tech Line (a free benefit to our Members and Affiliates) has increased their rates yet again, though Denise has been negotiating for the best rate possible. CAR is expecting to offer their own Tech Support, called RETechline, but our contact (Jonathan Griggs) has indicated it is not yet available. We do anticipate a brief overlap of services once available so there is no interruption in service to our Members and Affiliates.
Offices and Agents are encouraged to secure their own booths at the 2017 Home and Garden Show. The Board has elected to abstain from reserving and operating a booth. Please contact Janie at 565-4771 for more information.
Market Statistics for the first two months of 2017, Montezuma County, show an average list price SOLD for all residential listings to be $193,889. This is up from the same period in 2016, which was $188,926. However, there were 36 units sold during this time period last year compared to 23 sold in 2017. If you would like the full report, please let me know!
Last, but not least, is something for all to consider. NAR is seeking entries for their “Good Neighbor” awards. We have until Friday, May 12, 2017 to submit entries. They will select five Realtors® for grant awards of $10,000. Denise has a copy of the membership form and more details can be found on their website at nar.realtor/gna (click on “For Media & AEs” at the top right side of the page. There will also be five honorable mentions, per NAR, who will receive $2,500 grants for their charitable projects.
Brenda Bates, FCBOR President
- Special Board of Directors meeting on April 6 at 9 am, Board office
- Board of Directors Meeting, April 20, 9:00 a.m. Board Office
- Home and Garden Show, April 7-8, Fairgrounds
- CAR Spring Meetings, April 25-27 in Vail
- Supra Key switchover beginning on May 4
Marti Spitzer – March 30
Joyce Bowles – April 1
Brenda Bates – April 11
Mary Hanson – April 24
Bob Toles – April 28