This will be my final Regional Government Affairs Update because I retire on May 27 after 19 wonderful years. A new Government Affairs Director will be on the job soon, never fear. I appreciate you. Working for all of you has been my honor and a pleasure.
Regional Government Director
This update includes good news on issues such as rental licensing and metro district disclosures. Those public policy victories didn’t just happen. Hard work was needed by members of the real estate industry and their allies. As a reminder, ballots for the April municipal elections were mailed this week for statutory towns like Berthoud, Eaton, Erie, Timnath, Wellington, Milliken, Windsor, and Johnstown.
It’s time to start your homework so you’re prepared for the 2022 elections.
The date for the Colorado Primary is June 28; our general election is scheduled for November 8.
In the aftermath of the horrific Marshall fire, the BOLO REALTORS® put together a fabulous panel discussion on how to assist the fire victims. The panelists also spoke about how real estate agents can help clients prepare for future disasters.
Reprinting from https://www.nar.realtor/about-nar/policies/summary-of-2022-mls-changes Summary highlights changes in NAR MLS policy adopted in 2021, including changes to the Model MLS Rules and Regulations, and changes to the MLS Policy Statements, both found in the 2022 Handbook on Multiple Listing Policy. Shaded portions of the Handbook highlight all areas that have changed. All changes become effective January 1, 2022,Continue reading “NAR Summary of 2022 MLS Changes”
Although short, this issue includes topics that should be of interest to any real estate professional — rebuilding after a disaster, occupancy and one of my personal favorites, involuntary historic designations. To learn more, keep reading.
It is the holiday season and local elected officials are giving us a gift by avoiding weighty or controversial issues during the season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Enjoy it while it lasts, because things always become busy by mid-January. And just because this update is short, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting topics.Continue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update December 16, 2021 🌲”
New City Council members are “drinking through a fire hose” and learning about their new jobs. As such, few councils are tackling complicated policy issues right now. Expect a lull for the holiday season before elected leaders get to work on big issues after the first of the year.
As you know, tomorrow, November 2nd is election day (finally!). I am planning a separate update that I will send out later this week to cover all the real estate-related election news
This update covers some interesting policy decisions in Northern Colorado, as well as an update on a state-level short term rental proposal.
I began speaking to staff at NAR about a metro district study on February 7, 2020 a few weeks before our world was turned upside down by the COVID epidemic. I am happy to announce the study is complete and its results are now available. It was worth the wait.
The study wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of our REALTOR associations (local, state, and national) and two multiple listing services — IRES and REColorado.
To learn more about the study and review the infographics created to summarize the study and educate both real estate professionals and consumers, keep reading!