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An update from the Association Executive
A quick reminder the NAR ethics cycle is now every two years and goes from March 1, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2018. If you have not submitted your certificate to verify with us that you have completed the requirement, you should have received a message from Mel McKinney on Monday. Make sure to check your inbox if you're not sure.
 
Have a great weekend!
Erica Kirk
The Best of the Blogs

New rule clarifies timeframe for addressing closing cost increases with consumers.


The ultimate lead source guide for real estate agents (and a bus bench ain't one).


Antitrust attorney David Kully and open data advocate Daniel Castro share insights into DOJ and FTC's upcoming examination of real estate competition.
Conference Cliff Notes
We want you to benefit from what leadership learns at conferences. This is the second installment Conference Cliff Notes, a ongoing series of reports to membership after any member of Leadership attends a conference.
Vail Board of REALTORS ® Foundation
Early Bird Pricing for golf ends TODAY: May 4!
Sponsorships and teams available! Please contact Patty Sandoval for more info at psandoval@vbr.net or 970-766-1032
Reminder: Applications are due
June 15!
VBR Education
May 9:
Resort & Second Home Properties Specialist Course
RSPS Designation
Vail Pro Designation 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Mabery
8 CE Credits
$150 Investment- Includes Breakfast & Lunch
May 10:
NAR Ethics 
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tod Franklin
4 CE Credits
$40 Investment

May 30:
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation 
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Holly Mabery
2 CE Credits
$20 Investment


Prioritizing the energy efficiency features of a home represents an opportunity for Realtors® to expand their business as well as appraisers to increase their fee per home.
A few alternative CE courses

Title Company of the Rockies is hosting CTM eContracts training (a Beginner and Intermediate class) at the VBR offices on Friday, May 11.

May 11:
CTM eContracts Training
Beginner Training: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
Intermediate: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CE Credit is available.
Questions? Please call CTM eContracts at 303-233-1918, ext. 203
Stewart Title is hosting several CE courses taught by John Gillam. The first course is May 15 at the VBR offices. Watch for additional dates!

May 15:
Due Diligence: We're Under Contract. So Now What?
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
3 CE Credits.
$40 Investment
Become a Vail Pro Today!
Become a Vail Pro!
Get started in three easy steps

Step 1: Review the education  tracking sheet  to determine which classes you want to take.
 
Step 2: Review the class schedule and sign up for the classes you want to take. 

Step 3: 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. 
Technology Tips
What to do if you do the wrong thing

It happens. One moment, your laptop or desktop computer is working fine. The next moment: Trouble, with a capital “T.” It looks like you have a problem. A big problem. TechHelpline offers a few DIY tips to help stop the damage.
Helpful SentriLock Tips

Please make sure to fully close lockboxes when you're finished. Many have been brought in to the VBR offices with dead batteries. If you leave them open this causes the batteries to die faster.

Are you tired of giving out one day codes to out of area brokers/ contractors? SentriConnect is the solutions! SentriConnect allows the listing agent to grant access to a specific lockbox for a specific duration of time and  receive instant notifications  of when the user accesses the lockbox. Read more on SentriConnect
REALFire Program
FREE Wildfire property assessments are now available!

Developed by the Vail Board of REALTORS® and Eagle County, REALFire ®assists homeowners in identifying specific actions they can take to reduce wildfire hazards. 

This program provides residents with many benefits:

  • An in-depth, on-site assessment conducted by experienced fire professionals;

  • An opportunity for property owners to identify mitigation actions unique to their property;

  • A detailed follow up report with customized mitigation actions designed to measurably reduce the wildfire risk to their property;

  • An opportunity to earn a REALFire certificate acknowledging their mitigation achievements. This type of recognition can be used to enhance real estate transactions, and can be shared with local insurance providers.


Let's protect our homes from wildfire!
Affiliate Spotlight
Vail Management Company is a full-service property management company located in the Vail Valley. We are a  locally owned and operated  management company with over 30 years of experience in managing private luxury homes, vacation rental condos, long-term rentals, and homeowners’ associations in the Vail Valley. 

Vail Management Company  does it all with our full-service, year-round reservations team , housekeeping, maintenance department, controllers and property managers. We’d welcome the opportunity to assist you and your clients with a rental projection analysis or answer any rental questions you may have. Let us show you how Vail Management Company can help ensure you a strong ROI with our high-quality service that can give you the peace of mind that your home is well cared for and worry free for you!
Education Quick Links
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VBR Staff & Board

Association Executive

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Interim Membership & Office Coordinator 

Education & Marketing 
Congratulations to
our new Realtor® and Affiliate members!
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Support Lines
MLS Rapattoni Help Line
  MLS Touch App
Tech Helpline
and Sentrilock Support
REALFire is a FREE, 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.