FCBR’s REALTOR & Consumer Advocacy Department helps to ensure the success of our members via the 4 “I’s”- Involvement, Investment, Information, & Influence. Our Advocacy efforts are predicated on meaningful Community Involvement, Investment in key organizations, trustworthy local real estate Information, and effective Influence on local public policy.           

Key committees/task forces of this department include Government Affairs, REALTOR® Political Action Committee, Community Outreach, CARHOF, Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship Fund, Public Relations, & Monthly Market Information.

To learn more about this department and its related activities please contact Department Director Clint Skutchan at 402-0852 or clint@fcbr.org.



Register to Vote in the 2015 Municipal Election

Fort Collins residents can help shape the future of Fort Collins by voting in the April municipal election. Registered voters can cast their ballots for the Mayor and City Council seats in Districts 2, 4 and 6. 

Other ballot issues include four City-initiated Charter amendments, the proposed quarter cent sales and use tax extension to support community capital projects and a proposed extension of a quarter cent sales and use tax used to fund the City’s Street Maintenance Program. The City of Fort Collins’ municipal election is on April 7, 2015. Citizens can register to vote or check their voter status by visiting fcgov.com/AprilElection.

 To be eligible to vote, citizens must be 18 years of age or older and reside within Fort Collins city limits for at least 22 days prior to the election date.

 Voters may register up to and including Election Day. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 970-221-6515 with questions.

Call for Action Builders & Developers Support Construction Defects Reform

Builders and developers have been scared away from developing in Colorado due to the current construction defects laws. It is time to make a change. Click Here to take action and contact your State Legislators and encourage them to vote for SB 177. Email us your stories about how construction defect litigation and lack of affordable for-sale condos has impacted your business and your clients.

200 REALTORS® Advocate at the State Capitol

200 REALTORS®, including a number of Fort Collins Board of REALTOR® leadership members, visited the State Capitol on Tuesday for REALTOR® Day at the Capitol. Special Guest Speaker U.S. Senator Cory Gardner addressed members during a lunch program at McNichols Civic Center, and Governor John Hickenlooper along with key leaders in the house and senate gathered in the Old Surpreme Court Chambers to discuss the important policy issues affecting the real estate industry. Click here to view photos on Facebook and tag yourself and your peers! Click here to view and download photos from Smugmug.

February 2015 Housing Report: It's already evident that 2015 will be marked by talk of changing mortgage rates and regulations.

New Listings were down 28.6 percent for single family homes and 4.7 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 188 for single family homes and 69 for townhouse-condo properties.

Feb. 10: GAC Meeting to Determine Climate Action Plan & Ballot Issue Positions

Join FCBR's Government Affairs Committee from 12-1:30p on February 10th for Lucinda Smith from the City of Fort Collins, Colorado - Government updates us on the work being done by the task group to address approaches being explored to meet the aggressive goal set by City Council to reduce our green house gas emissions.

CAR Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) Back at Work with Focus on Real Estate Issues

So far 379 bills have been introduced during the 2015 legislative session. CAR’s LPC has been busy reviewing bills that relate to the real estate industry and homeownership. Here’s a summary of some of the more interesting bills and the LPC’s positions. Read on for more...