South Metro Denver Realtor Association and Mountain Metro Association of Realtors to Share Executive and Administrative Services Beginning January 1, 2017

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association (SMDRA) will share executive and administrative services with the Mountain Metro Association of Realtors (MMAR) starting January 1, 2017.  The shared services agreement will enable MMAR to better serve its members and meet professional standards required by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

SMDRA is the second largest Realtor association in Colorado with approximately 3,600 Realtor members.  The association’s region includes Littleton (the group’s headquarters just north of C-470), Greenwood Village, Centennial, Lone Tree, and Sheridan.  SMDRA is headed by Lynn Snyder Goetz, 2017 Chairman of the Board and Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty DTC.

MMAR is headquartered in Evergreen and has approximately 300 Realtor members.  The association is headed by 2017 Chairman of the Board Jeff Girod of Keller Williams Foothills Realty.  The decision to pursue a shared services agreement came about following a two-year survey of possible options, which included a merger, becoming a chapter, or sharing services designed to increase member benefits, add flexibility and services, and provide more education and support to members.  A shared services agreement is not a merger, nor is MMAR being acquired by SMDRA.  MMAR will remain a separate and independent entity with its own leadership and board of directors.

SMDRA will provide:

. Membership database management: This will include education tracking, dues billing, communication distribution, education and event registration.

. Education Services; Scheduling classes and instructors, obtaining continuing education credit approval for classes, and tracking the NAR’s Ethics requirements.

. Communications and marketing services: Creating class and event flyers and distributing event notices

. Publishing press releases on noteworthy events and announcements.

. Website management: Including the main MMAR website and maintaining a social media presence.

. General office support: SMDRA will answer MMAR membership calls 30 hours a week.

. SMDRA’s leadership and board will advise MMAR on local Realtor advocacy issues and on raising consumer awareness of the Realtor brand.

MMAR will continue to provide onsite office hours and an onsite association coordinator.  MMAR will retain its own culture and identity as an individual association, and continue to work for the Evergreen, Conifer, Georgetown, and Park County’s property owners and provide a facility of professional development, research, and exchange of information among its members.

Realtor members of SMDRA subscribe to the National Association of Realtor’s strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, which is dedicated to protecting consumers in the real estate transaction.  The code requires Realtors to identify and take steps to eliminate practices which may damage the public or which might discredit or dishonor the real estate profession.  As local business owners and residents, Realtors are vested in building healthy and vibrant communities across the country.  SMDRA members have made extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work and by supporting a variety of charitable organizations.

For more than 70 years, SMDRA has provided real estate professionals with the resources they need to help them grow and prosper in the real estate business.