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.



Larimer County: REALTORS® Endorse Incubant Commissioner Gaiter

By Barbara Koelzer, IRES Regional GAD

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® and the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS® are supporting Lew Gaiter for Larimer County Commissioner, District 1. A committee comprised of members from both associations interviewed the three candidates and recommended Gaiter to the boards of both associations.

Although the committee felt CDOT Commissioner and former Loveland Mayor Kathy Gilliland was also a strong candidate, in the end Gaiter’s experience as an incumbent persuaded the committee to recommend him.  Gaiter supports REALTOR issues including economic development, private property rights and the need to expand I-25. He believes the county and its municipalities should work together for the benefit of the citizens. (Eric Sutherland is also petitioned his way on the ballot as a write-in candidate.)

September Housing Report: Listings Down & Prices are Up

September Housing Report: New Listings were down 14.0 percent for single family homes but increased 18.0 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 267 for single family homes and 95 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 6.9 percent to $286,500 for single family homes and 4.2 percent to $175,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory stood at 2.6 for single family units and 1.2 months for townhouse-condo units. Read on for more data, graphs and commentary

Annual RPAC Recognition Event Set for The Rio on October 8th

To the investors go the spoils or in this case food and margaritas from the Rio! FCBR's Annual RPAC recognition event will take place on October 8th from 5-7p at the Rio in Downtown Fort Collins. The event is free for for those who have invested $50 or more in RPAC in 2014 or with the 2015 Dues Billing. The night will feature our Housing Future Campaign drawing, RPAC Office Challenge winners, and a night of networking with other investors and local elected officials and candidates.

FCBR Takes Position on TOD Parking Standards

The FCBR BOD at its July meeting supported a number of positions in relation to the upcoming discussions of parking standards in the Transit Overlay District. While offering a great deal of support for most of the proposals FCBR will begin lobbying for the inclusion of offsets that would encourage affordable options for average wage earners in addition to low income housing. To learn more about this important issue please read on...