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A Message from the Association Executive
A little humor today to remind you “Happy Realtors®” that the end of the ethics cycle is coming up on December 31st, 2018. The VBR office will be sending out reminder messages to those that have not completed the requirement in the next couple weeks.

We also have a joint mixer with Vail Valley Partnership coming up on April 18th at Main Street Grill. View the details below and let us know if you are attending. 

At the end of the month on April 24-25th, the CAR Spring Summit will be in Vail at the Four Seasons. The meeting will have new ideas, new products, and opportunities to network with REALTOR® Leadership. Also, you are invited to attend the RPAC Drinking for Diamonds event that the VBR is sponsoring on April 25th. For making a $99 investment to RPAC, Realtors® can win a diamond! More info   

Erica Kirk

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Make the Most Out of Your Taxes This Year With These Tax Breaks.
 Owning a home has always benefited homeowners at tax time.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) seeks to raise dues for its 1.3 million members by $30 next year, with additional built-in increases of 2.5 percent per year beginning in 2020.
Vail Board of REALTORS ® Foundation
Sponsorships and teams available! Please contact Patty Sandoval for more info at psandoval@vbr.net or 970-766-1032
VBR and Vail Valley Partnership are hosting a Joint Mixer!

What: Drinks, appetizers & networking

When: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 5pm-7pm

Where: Main Street Grill in Edwards

RSVP: mel@vbr.net
VBR Education
April 18th:
Nuts & Bolts- COLORADO TITLE INSURANCE, CONVEYANCE, AND SETTLEMENT
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Bob Howe 
2 CE Credits
FREE
April 19th:
Psychology of Sales & Negotiation 
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: EksAyn Anderson
3 CE Credits
$40 Investment
May 2nd:
Call. Push. Shock.
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Instructor: Starting Hearts
CPR Certification
$20 Donation to Starting Hearts
May 9th:
Resort & Second Home Properties Specialist Course
RSPS Desingation
Vail Pro Designation 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Mabery
8 CE Credits
$150 Investment- Includes Breakfast & Lunch
May 10th:
NAR Ethics 
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tod Franklin
4 CE Credits
$40 Investment
BECOME A VAIL PRO TODAY!

How to get started?

1st: Review the education  tracking sheet  to determine which classes you would like to take.
 
2nd: Review the class schedule and get signed up for the classes you want to take. 
 
3rd: Once you complete 80% of total classes hours (46 hours) submit your Vail Pro Designation  application.
 
Note: It is your responsibility to track your classes and submit the application to become a Vail Pro. 
The Aspen Board of REALTORS has a Seller Representative Specialists Designation Course coming up on April 19 & 20 taught by Adorna Carroll.
Click the link below for more details.
Technology Tips

7 ways to take advantage of Facebook's latest changes



Facebook is always changing and trying to keep up can be challenging. But the latest change Facebook made to its news feed should be good news for real estate agents. 
MLS Partnership Webinar

Live MLS Webinar: Leverage the Homes.com - MLS Partnership to connect with active buyers. Join Homes.com for a 30-minute webinar to learn about your listing display, how to update your personal information, and leverage the cloud based Homes.com Lead Management System to connect with more buyers. 

Next date is Thursday, April 12.
Vail Daily Occupancy Report
Vail Daily Occupancy Report as of February 28, 2018 "RETAIL REPORT":
60-DAY ADVANCE VIEW
Government Affairs
Is Colorado in for an Active Wildfire Season?
How you can help your clients properly mitigate against wildfire.

In the months of April, May, June and July, Colorado and other states in the West/Northwest could see above normal wildfire activity, according to the Wildland Fire Potential Outlook provided by the National Interagency Fire Center. The overwhelming majority of counties across the state of Colorado appear at above normal risk through the height of wildfire season.

Affiliate Spotlight
As a FREE benefit for Affiliate Members, our newsletter includes an "Affiliate Spotlight" section. Craft and submit a short article (up to 250 words) to get your business noticed! The article runs for two weeks. You may include your history, line of work, accomplishments and/or unique aspects about you or your company that people will remember.

Affiliates may also sponsor the newsletter for $150/ month. Your logo and a link to your business are prominently featured (see the "Presented By" section at the top).

Please contact Mel McKinney for more info on Affiliate sponsorship opportunities.
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REALFire is a voluntary property assessment program being piloted in Eagle County. The REALFire program helps residents identify specific actions they can take on their property to reduce wildfire hazards.