Real estate is a fast moving industry in which new issues arise rapidly. ROCC's Advocacy Work Group spearheads efforts to keep an eye on changes occurring within our region. Members and the public are encouraged to reach out to the Advocacy Work Group when they become aware of a potential issue affecting property rights, housing, and other real estate related issues.
Short Term Rentals - Central Colorado has many small communities and rural areas that are seen as desirable to those trying to escape urban living. As such, many central Colorado areas are experiencing an explosion of second home purchases and conversions into vacation rentals. ROCC members are keeping an eye on county, town, and subdivision requirements, to assess if requirements and restrictions are reasonable while also protecting property owner's rights.
Geographical Competency - As our area increases in popularity, we are encountering more interest from agents based outside of the area looking to conduct business here. Rural properties often entail a variety of unique characteristics not found in urban settings, including wells and septic systems, mine shafts and debris, easements for public land access, fencing out of livestock, irrigation ditch easements, and more. ROCC members feel strongly that buyers need to be represented by REALTORS® familiar with these aspects of rural living in order to protect the buyer. ROCC is on the forefront of keeping state leaders apprised of concerns about how agents are representing buyers and sellers in central Colorado.
Housing Discrimination - Our membership is keenly aware of historical housing discrimination that has occurred nationally and locally. Members are bound to a code of ethics that requires REALTORS® to treat all people equally and fairly. We are working on ideas to incorporate additional opportunities for members to identify their inherent bias, recognize ways to improve communication when working with the public, and eliminate housing discrimination in central Colorado.