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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 970-402-0852 or


FCBR Establishes New Community Foundation & Commits $85,000

FCBR’s Board of Directors has voted to establish a new 501 (C3) Non-Profit foundation to be called the Future of Housing Community Foundation duri and have made an initial commitment of $85,000 to leverage our member’s community investments funds in way that can best support housing affordability and our member needs. The creation of this new …

FCBR Takes Proactive Position on City’s Affordable Housing Strategic Plan

The Fort Collins City Council is set to consider an update to the current Affordable Housing Strategic Plan on Tuesday October 6th and FCBR has taken a proactive position on this crucial housing document. Learn more about the plan at or read FCBR’s Coloradoan Column on this issues. Members are encouraged to attend the city …

October 20th GAC to Focus on Potential Regulation of Short Term Rentals

Do you sell in Old Town? Then you should make time to join FCBR’s Government Affairs Committee as they will get an update on the City’s efforts to update the Old Town Neighborhoods plans on Tuesday, August 11th from 12:00-1:00p. City Staff will be on hand to provide updates and hear your concerns. This meeting is open to all FCBR Members.

Oct 2015 Government Affairs Update

Larimer County Berthoud Town Board Discusses New Subdivisions: The Berthoud Board of Trustees discussed two new subdivisions that could add hundreds of new homes to the town. The Board approved the legal agreement for the Heritage Ridge Metro District. This development has 57 lots under contract by a regional builder and the applicant is working …

September Housing Report

New Listings were up 13.0 percent for single family homes but decreased 41.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 315 for single family homes and 70 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 11.7 percent to $320,000 for single family homes and 22.0 percent to $213,500 for townhouse-condo properties. Days on Market decreased 13.6 …

What is Advocacy Anyway?

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® (FCBR) recently restructured the way we do business, allowing us to focus on delivering those services that most empower our members to be successful via three core service areas. Our Networking & Events along with our Education & Professionalism departments are self-evident in purpose and function. However, our third department, REALTOR® & Consumer Advocacy, may not be as well understood solely by name, but can be easily explained by 4 “I’s.”

August 2015 Housing Report

New Listings were up 9.5 percent for single family homes but decreased 30.2 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 320 for single family homes and 65 for townhouse-condo properties.

City Seeks Input On Vacation Rental Home-Short Term Rentals

The City of Fort Collins is seeking the public’s input on Vacation Rentals or Short Term-Rentals (STRs) with a new online survey available at are rentals typically listed online through sites such as Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO) and Airbnb. Some rentals are whole house rentals and some are rooms in an owner-occupied house.Short term rental activity has come to the City’s attention through a variety of means including inquiries on permitting the use, concern regarding sales and lodging tax collection, and neighbor complaints.


August 2015: Government Affairs Update

Government Affairs Update August 2015Written By: Barbara Koelzer, Regional Government Affairs DirectorLarimer CountyLovelandREALTORS Strengthen Relationship with City Officials: Using local issues mobilization funds, the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS held a reception for the City Council and key staff on June 23. Chair Bob Skillman provided a brief report on the local real estate market. This led to a wide-ranging discussion of affordable housing policies, capital expansion fees and funding for I-25. LBAR was invited to attend the July meeting of the Construction Advisory Committee to discuss the possibility of a municipal construction defects ordinance, something City staff has briefly discussed but not pursued. City Manager Bill Cahill invited LBAR to participate in the revamping of the City’s capital expansion fee policy. The purpose of the reception was to encourage a closer relationship between LBAR and City decision makers and the dialog is already bearing fruit