I had the pleasure of spending Monday with several hundred Realtors from the front range range of Colorado in a state required update class. Yes, it can be boring, but I'm an information junkie and it's good to learn about new contract changes, recent legal decisions affecting home buyers and sellers, and the best ways to escape the foreclosure demon. The best part for me, though, was catching up with dozens of agents that I don't get to see anymore and find out about their lives. Incredibly, the vast majority of them had good news to report! NAR has been telling us that the Denver market is starting to come to life, but until I hear it from the mouths of working Realtors, I'm skeptical. Agent after agent mentioned that although the summer had been brutal, business was really picking up. One Coldwell Banker agent from my old office in Boulder said that after one closing in July and none in August he was considering a career change, but since then he had sold almost $4,000,000 in volume. I know that this is all anecdotal, and having a relative handful of Realtors report good news is not proof, but it sure felt very different from the past few "doom and gloom" meetings I attended. Any other Colorado real estate agents have good news to report?