Monday, January 26, 2009

Full Agenda for Mastery Day Now Available

8:15 Registration
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9:00 - 10:45 Keynote Speaker Margaret Kelly, Awards Ceremony
We are thrilled to welcome Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX International as our keynote speaker.
RE/MAX Club Level Awards will be presented and Alliance associates will be recognized for their achievements.

11:00 - 12:00 Industry Panel, Real Estate Overview from the Top
What questions would you ask if you could speak to leaders in the industry? Now is your chance!

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• Margaret Kelly - RE/MAX International
• Howard Brinton - Star Power Systems
• David Mandarich - Richmond Homes
• Mark Samuelson - Denver Newspaper Agency
• Dean Haugen - Wells Fargo

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Breakout Sessions
• Just Do It! - Attitude and Accomplishments
• Unraveling the Economic Mystery
• Can Social Networking ‘Work’ for You?
• Purchasing Real Estate in Your 401k

1:45 - 2:45 Breakout Sessions Repeat

3:00 - 3:50 Al Kileen, Effectively Pursuing Opportunities in Today's Market
I have two different types of animals that I watch every day in my parking lot of my office building; rabbits and foxes.

3:50 - ? Cocktails, Networking Website Statistics Posted to File Downloads

As you know, RE/MAX Alliance publishes a website statistics flyer every quarter. According to, users view 6.2 pages on each visit, more than double the average of our local competitors in page view rankings.

From September 2008 through January of 2009, received an average of 9.700 weekly visitors.

Download the flyer for your marketing by visiting File Downloads on your Agent Control Panel or click here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Al Detmer from RE/MAX Alliance Greeley awarded CRS Designation

Al Detmer with RE/MAX Alliance in Greeley has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Al is also a member of the Greeley Area Realtor Association, has earned his Accredited Buyer’s Representative, and Auction Buyer’s Agent designations.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fort Collins Downtown Office Welcomes Ernie Tellez

The Fort Collins Downtown office of RE/MAX Alliance is pleased to introduce their newest associate, Ernie Tellez. Ernie is a native to Fort Collins and was in the law enforcement for 25 years. Ernie has a daughter going to school at CU, son in High School. Ernie has been a licensed agent since 1981. Hobbies are 4-wheeling with his family, he likes to maintain his fitness by running, jogging, biking and hiking.

Ernie can be reached at 970-482-1781,,

Market Musings - Denver's Better Market Position

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The media are picking up on Denver’s better market position... more stories about falling inventory, stronger sales at the low end, fewer foreclosures. ... About how likely we are to hold our value, and that investors are taking new interest in opportunities here. Last week the Associated Press did a piece about families packing up and moving here from California ... and the week before that, The New York Times ran a story suggesting Denver may be poised to ‘ride-out’ the national recession....

We don’t have to play Pollyanna... but we should be going out of our way to convey that optimism to our customers right now. We don’t have to fabricate ... just pass on the truth about our market situation. While working with clients and other builders and Realtors, I’m always coming across stories that strike me as remarkable, particularly in contrast with low expectations in other parts of the country. Most successes are at the lowest price range, where inventory has declined fastest ... but there are good reasons to expect that the better market will creep upward.

Have you checked out our web site For six months, has been broadcasting positive news about the Colorado market ... some from our clients, some from the growing number of stories in the business press. Clients of Samuelson & Associates get their stories and events covered on Denver Tomorrow as part of our charge. And we’re ready and anxious to pick up on stories from outside that reflect all that’s happening here. has news about Colorado housing... about the activity in renewable energy and energy conservation ... about mountain resort real estate ... master-planned development ... the growing number of new-urban projects around Denver ... about living in the city ... and the strength of new transportation and aerospace in Colorado. When we see a story in the local or national media about what’s happening, we link to it.

Link your own web site to It’s a good way to create synergy and attract attention to all that’s going on. Meanwhile, let us know how we can help you take advantage of what the market offers now...and be well positioned as it gets better. It may be a better defined advertising campaign, linked to press/public relations and advertorials. It may be a new approach to your use of media, taking advantage of low advertising rates this year. It could be a toning up of your web presence...better copy and graphics, stronger sales points, clearer about your strengths.

We’ve helped clients through markets like this before! Call us ... or write us at

Kim Daniels Receives GRI Designation

Kim Daniels, Broker Associate with the RE/MAX Alliance Windsor office was recently awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. Kim earned the GRI designation by attending an intensive series of a minimum of 90 hours of classroom instruction, covering subjects from: contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction. The institute is designed to educate practitioners about local, state and national real estate practices that affect them, their clients and customers. She joins other top producers in the residential real estate industry who hold the designation across the nation. Kim can be reached at (970) 222-4292, or

Sunday, January 18, 2009

2008 RE/MAX Alliance Statistics Posted

The final numbers are in for 2008 and RE/MAX Alliance Associates deserve the praise! Congratulations to all of our associates who, in a challenging market, are persisting in creating valuable relationships with buyers and sellers.

In 2008, RE/MAX Alliance associates closed more than 11,000 transaction sides at an average of 13.5 sides per agent. All total, RE/MAX Alliance Sales Volume for 2008 was an impressive 2.8 Billion Dollars.

The 2008 Statistics Flyer is available on your Agent Control Panel under File Downloads -> Marketing Pieces or you can download it here: 2008 Statistics

36 Hours for Kids - Annual Radiothon for Children's Hospital

Each year, RE/MAX Alliance associates and staff man the phones at the annual Alice's 36 Hours for Kids Radiothon benefitting Children's Hospital. Last year, Alice's 36 Hours for Kids broke an all-time record, generating more than $1.5 million! The goal was to raise $1 million during the three-day event.

This year, as in previous years, RE/MAX Alliance will be working the drive-time shift, 6AM to 8AM on Thursday and Friday, February 12th and 13th.

Volunteers are still needed for Friday, February 13th!

If you would like to volunteer, or would like more information, please contact Kim Hawkins at

Thursday, January 15, 2009

RE/MAX Alliance in Castle Rock, Parker Co-Sponsors Helping Hands Project

The Castle Rock and Parker RE/MAX Alliance offices were proud co-sponsors of the Helping Hands Project in 2008. Created by the Douglas Elbert Realtor Association (DERA), the Helping Hands Project is dedicated to helping those in need within the community with home improvement projects to better a family’s quality of life.

Helping Hands supports the elderly, the young, the disabled, the economically challenged, and those with unexpected life events and adversity. RE/MAX Alliance was a Gold Sponsor for the project, and several Alliance agents served as committee members and volunteers.

Committee Members from RE/MAX Alliance included Sandy Anderson, Diana Hutton, Cyndi Jalonski, and Lin Miklas. Volunteers included Sharon Anderson, Casey Bustin, Lori Kinney, Lin Miklas, Kay Moen, Jan Reinhardt (managing broker for RE/MAX Alliance in Castle Rock and Parker), Diane Ward, and Kathie Zahorik. Broker associate Nancy Lillrose from the Parker office was a Bronze Sponsor.

Helping Hands provided help for two recipient families in 2008. In Franktown, one family’s home could not be completed when the husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He subsequently passed away two weeks before Helping Hands completed the work, which entailed carpet repair, new and refinished doors, tile work, landscaping and clean up, electrical work, painting and finished carpentry work throughout the home.

In Castle Rock, a recipient suffered a stroke and was not able to complete the landscaping in his backyard. Total renovation was done in the yard, including new rubber edging to protect his dog, a new sprinkler system, new sod, new patio, the addition of stairs from the house to the back yard, and a dog run.

For more information, contact Lin Miklas at 303-814-6630 or via email at

Welcome to Kirk Relford, RE/MAX Commercial

RE/MAX Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of our newest commercial associate, a business intermediary specialist, Kirk D. Relford, former employing broker for Colorado BizBrokers. Kirk has over ten years experience in business and professional practices. Kirk holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and a Master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and he is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association and the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries. Kirk has been certified as a business counselor by the Institute of Certified Business Counselors.

Please feel free to contact Kirk at 970.690.1871 • •


RealtyTrac - Third Quarter Foreclosure Report


- U.S. Foreclosure Activity in 2008 was up 81 percent from 2007
- More than 2.3 million properties received at least one foreclosure filing during the year
- Nevada, Florida, Arizona, California and Colorado posted top 5 state foreclosure rates
- Stockton, Calif., Las Vegas, and Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif., posted top 3 metro foreclosure rates
- The year ended with a 17 percent monthly surge in activity in December, driven largely by California NODs

To read the full report,

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Free tickets for MLK Dream Concert at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

RE/MAX Alliance Associates and their clients have been offered free tickets to the Martin Luther King, Jr. 80th Birthday Dream Concert on Friday, January 16, 2009.

To reserve your tickets, contact Patty Yattaw at


Monday, January 5, 2009

Howard Brinton Coming to Mastery Day!

Generous, knowledgeable, experienced, wise and entertaining. These are a few of the initial impressions you will hear from people who are familiar with Howard's programs and presentations. Everything you look for in a dynamic educator, you'll find in Howard Brinton. Howard has a pulse on the heartbeat of the real estate industry from first-hand experience.

For more information about Howard Brinton or Star Power Systems, visit

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February 10, 2009 at the Arvada Center for Performing Arts.