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M o n t h ly N e w s l e t t e r Volume 17 • issue 8 - August 2013 From Our Treasurer

Durango Area Assn. of REALTORS

As I sat trying to decide what you all would like to read about, I thought about the one thing that we as REALTORS, don’t seem to have enough of: Time. I As a result of that, simple things that are super important fall by the wayside, and we should be ashamed. It is way too easy to think, “I don’t have time”, when really these things are vital. Things like eating right, exercising, getting out in the community, spend time with our loved ones, and making sure we keep our minds sharp (and these are just a few ideas that come to mind, and I am sure that there are many more. So with that in mind, I thought I would share with you some links that make these things a little more palatable, and before you say, “I don’t have time”, take two minutes out of each day and incorporate one of these ideas and see how much better you feel: Eating right (for some people like me that includes remembering to eat): Exercising (even just walking around the block a few times): I know that at least for me it can be way too easy to sit at my computer and not even stretch for hours at a time, again not good. Here are a few sites that offer some quick ways to get in some exercise (remember you get what you put into it, no “get rich quick or get healthy fast”) The next one, getting out in the community, is one that I used to say I will do it, when I have time. With three children and a wife at home, that could be never, so I got out there and found some things and clubs that I am passionate about, that could work in conjunction with my schedule. I am not saying that you have to do everything and fill every single minute, but I am saying that if you find something that you really believe in, you will not only feel good and make a difference, but you might also find that there is business to be had from it. Some places to find clubs in Durango and La Plata County: As far as the spending time with loved ones, there is a lot to do, but if you need help with some family outings, using even an hour if you can.

I am not saying that I have it all figured out, but I know that these are all areas where I have had struggles, and right now at the “peak” of our busy season, I hope that at least one of these articles gives you a break at the very least, and at the most it might give you a whole new outlook on things. Sincerely, Your Treasurer Jerome Bleger



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The following TWO (2) nominees are running for two (2) seats (a one (1) year and a three (3) year term) on the  Durango Area Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, depending on the result of CAR leadership  reorganization. Election opens on August 19, 2013 and will close at 12pm on August 23, 2013 with  results announced electronically at 5pm that evening. You may submit your ballot in person, via fax or email  to the DAAR office. 

The following nominee is running for a Colorado Association of REALTORS®  Director position for a term of one (1) year.   

Denise Storm‐ 2012/2013 DAAR President 

Denise Storm moved to Durango, Colorado in 2002.  Prior to moving to Durango she sold  homes for a well‐known luxury home builder on the East coast.  Denise obtained her  Colorado license in 2003 and truly believes that it is what she was destined to do. She is a  firm believer in education and feels that it is of the utmost importance in a real estate  career.  Denise has earned her ABR, CRS, CNE, e‐PRO, SFR and CDPE.  She is an active and  participating member locally on the Education and CARHOF committees as well as chair of  both the YPN and Community Service committees. She has served on the DAAR board of  Directors since 2010 and is currently the Board President. She believes that dedication to  the association is of utmost importance and wants to give back to the association and her  peers. On a State level she serves on the CARHOF, YPN and Finance committee, board of directors, and was  recently elected to serve as the 2014‐2015 Southwest District Vice President for the CAR board of directors.  She  looks forward to continuing to serve our association on the boards, committees and affiliations she currently  has.  She also hopes to further serve her Association by serving as Past President as well as a CAR Director.  

  The following nominee is running for a Colorado Association of REALTORS®  Director position for a term of three (3) year.    Jarrod Nixon –2012/2013 CAR Director, 2011/2012 DAAR President 

Before his move to Durango in 2003, Jarrod spent 17 years in sales and marketing in  Seattle, Denver and Dallas. He has experience as a sales manager, director of marketing  and as a proprietor of a sales and marketing firm.  Jarrod became a licensed broker with  Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors in 2004.  His success has earned him the award of  Rookie of the Year with the Durango Area Association of Realtors and status as a Top  Producer with Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors.  Jarrod is currently a CAR Director  for DAAR, and his involvement at the local board level has also included President, and  Government Affairs Director. He also proudly represents his local board on the Colorado Association of  REALTORS® Legislative Policy Committee as well as the REALTOR® Political Action Committee, and while  President of DAAR, not only met DAAR’s RPAC goal but doubled the amount of contributions requested by NAR.    Jarrod values the importance of education and has made expanding his expertise in Real Estate a top priority so  that he may better serve his clients.  His designations include CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI  (Graduate Realtor Institute), RSPS (Resort and Second Home Property Specialist) and E‐Pro (Certified Internet  Professional).   


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NAR Leadership Summit (Chicago)



8/8/2013 10:43 AM

The 2012-2013 Durango Area Association of REALTORS速 Board of Directors: President / Denise Storm / 759-9819 / President-Elect / Kelly Kniffin / 749-3867 / Past President / Jarrod Nixon / 769-0774/ Vice President / Jim Wotkyns / 375-7005 / Treasurer / Jerome Bleger / 759-1658 / Director / Cathy Craig / 749-3986 / Director / Gabi Bergstrom / 946-7522 / Director / Linda Buzzalini / 259-6680 / Director / Nicole Perino / 259-6680 / CAR Director/ Lois Surmi / 749-7559 / CAR Director/ Jarrod Nixon / 769-0774/

Association Office Staff Executive Officer/ Amanda Erickson/ 247-9604/ Member Services/ Jasmyn Fouts/ 247-9604/ MLS & Communications/ Jo Ann Johnston/ 247-9604/

RISE to NEW HEIGHTS 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo November 8-11, 2013 • San Francisco, CA Make your way to the bay! If you’re serious about taking your real estate business to a higher level, here’s one thing you need to do right now: Register for the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 8-11, in San Francisco. • Learn from the best. Attend your choice of 100 education sessions on timely topics delivered by the most motivational speakers in the business and be ready to put your new knowledge into action. • Make new connections. Join 22,000 REALTORS® and guests from around the country and world at the biggest networking event of the year. • Power up your productivity. 400 expo exhibitors will show you the newest products and services designed to make you more effective and efficient. • Experience a world-class city. From Napa to nightlife, you’ll enjoy San Francisco through tours and deals created exclusively for members and their families.

Did you know you can save BIG in San Francisco? Hotels start at just $129 a night and there are airline discounts available for attendees. Choose from several affordable registration options to fit your budget and schedule (plus, the trip is tax deductible for REALTORS®).

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Contact Information

Tuesday, 8/20/2013 - 2:00 - DAAR Amanda -

What’s Happening With The Membership? Goodbye & Good Luck!

Carrie Summers-Baikie - The Wells Group

Welcome New Members Jean Janisch - Keller Williams RE SW Matt Podskoch - Global Real Estate Network Kelly DiGiacomo - Durango Realty Patrick Callison - Collateral Analytics Patrick Dillon - Dillon Real Estate Tom Wegs - Keller Williams RE SW Andrew Exner - Global Real Estate Network Welcome Affiliate Members! Stefanie Goodloe & Homewood Suites By Hilton

Transfers AGENT NAME: Bree Adamian



August Birthdays Southwest Mortgage Loans, Inc.

Lisa M. Reed President 1099 Main Avenue. Suite 213 • Durango, CO. 81301 970-382-9800 • Fax 970-382-9808 E-mail: R E S I D E N T I A L M O R T GAGE OF COLORADO

Colorado Capital Bank mortgage Mike & Judy Malone


970.375.2265 970.749.1104 (Judy) Mike and Judy Malone 970.749.1101 (Mike) 970.375.BANK (2265)

1201 Main Avenue, Suite 101 1201 Main Avenue, Suite101 Durango, CO 81301 FDIC



Michael K. Russell, PE Principal

934 Main Avenue, Unit C Durango, CO 81301 ph: 970.385.4546 fx: 970.385.4502 e:

Denise Baca ~ 8/1 Eric Sakadinsky ~ 8/3 Jim Henneman ~ 8/5 Steve Setka ~ 8/7 Sandra Tischaefer ~ 8/9 Sue Plvan ~ 8/9 Rachelle Willburn ~ 8/10 Lindsay Lafferty ~ 8/11 Teresa Stephenson ~ 8/11 Victor Schultheiss ~ 8/13 Julie Meadows ~ 8/15

Don Ricedorff ~ 8/17 John Bernazzani ~ 8/17 Melissa Mayer ~ 8/19 Bill Schultz ~ 8/19 Vicki Alper ~ 8/19 Pat Canning ~ 8/19 Dennis Wimmer ~ 8/20 Greg Spitler ~ 8/20 Alicia Romero ~ 8/23 Pat Janz ~ 8/24 Kelsey Cline ~ 8/31

Important Updates and Reminders! INSTALLATION - SAVE THE DATE!



The DAAR Office will be closed Monday, September 2nd honor of Labor Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd. The DAAR Staff would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday.

Nominations for DAAR annual awards are now being accepted. If you know a fellow member you’d like to see recognized for their outstanding efforts let us know! Please see the attached criteria and nominations form. Deadline for submission is Friday, August 16th. Please let us know if you have any questions.

AWARDS Criteria REALTOR® OF THE YEAR This is a one time AWARD. Criteria: Based on the last 12 months as a DAAR member Board Activity - 40% Board office and committee work, handling of special assignments, seminar activity, educational work, and membership / offices held in local chapters of institutes, councils, and societies. Civic Activity - 25% Local, state, and national participation in civic and service organizations, charitable activities, political commissions, fraternal & religious groups. REALTOR® Spirit - 20% High principles, faithfulness to laws and regulations of the Code of Ethics and the member Board, and furtherance of principles of good real estate practice among other brokers and the general public. Business Accomplishments - 15% Recognized good business conduct, service to clients, imaginative and creative advertising programs, rehabilitation work, land utilization, etc. If there is not a clear choice, the AWARD does not need to be presented this year.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (Formerly Alton Dorsett Award) This AWARD will be presented to any person (member or non-member) who has made a substantial contribution to the area regarding real estate and/or housing. This AWARD may be presented more than once to the same person. If there is not a clear choice, the AWARD does not need to be presented for this year.

OUTSTANDING AFFILIATE AWARD (Formerly John Newton Memorial Award) This AWARD honors an Affiliate Member (business or individual) who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the welfare of the Association. This AWARD may be presented more than once to the same business or individual. If there is not a clear choice, the AWARD does not need to be presented this year.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD This AWARD fills the void of honoring continued service to the Association by someone who may have already been given an AWARD, or for distinguished service that does not fit any of the other AWARD criteria. This would be awarded to an Association member for outstanding community or board activities at the discretion of the outgoing President.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD This is a one-time award honoring a member in good standing for their first two years as a member of the Association. The criteria for selecting Rookie of the Year will be based on the member’s pursuit of education, REALTOR® involvement, Board activity including committees, Association meetings and fund raisers, ethical conduct and business accomplishments. This award need not be presented unless there is a clear choice.

REALTOR SPIRITAWARD IN MEMORY OF PAULA SCHAEFER Named in honor of Past President, Paula Schaefer, this award will be presented to a REALTOR® member who embodies REALTOR® spirit. The recipient will be an active REALTOR® member having a sales production level for the past 12 months that positions them in the top 50%. They will be actively involved on at least one association committee, involved in Community Service either inside or outside the association, be a PSF contributor, attend at least 2 DAAR sponsored events, and working to expand their knowledge by taking classes towards additional CAR/NAR recognized designations.

2013 NOMINATION BALLOT Durango Area Association of REALTORS速 AWARDS PROGRAM My choices for the AWARDS are as follows: FAX 385-5205 or email to REALTOR速 OF THE YEAR Name ___________________________________ COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Name ___________________________________ OUTSTANDING AFFILIATE AWARD Name ___________________________________ DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Name ___________________________________ ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD Name ___________________________________ REALTOR速 SPIRIT AWARD IN MEMORY OF PAULA SCHAEFER Name ___________________________________ Take a moment and explain why you feel these members are special. Please attach additional sheets if needed.

Nomination submitted by ___________________________________________________ Print Name ______________________________________________________________

Community Service In July a request was made by The Red Cross Southwest Chapter for items that displaced residence of Colorado could use as fires pushed them from their homes. Requests were also made to help the brave fire fighters working so hard to save the American Dream. The Durango Area Assn of REALTORS Community Service Committee and the wonderful residence and businesses of our county stepped up to help fill this need. They donated money, time and effort to create “comfort bags� for men, women and children.

BEAR SMART Jazz Morgan with Bear Smart was kind enough send the following flyer with the hopes that you would give them out to new home owners in the area.

DAAR August 2013 Newsletter  
DAAR August 2013 Newsletter  

Durango Area Assn of REALTORS