Next week we will have Rapattoni at the VBR office doing Free MLS training. This is a perfect opportunity to get your question answered and become more efficient with our MLS system. Make sure to sign up, so we have the correct headcount.

A call for action went out this week about extending the National Flood Insurance Program. Please respond if you have not. TAKE ACTION now .

With the recent 416 Fire in the Durango area, the Durango Association of Realtors is working to support their community, and if you want to help, please read more below. Remember to share our local REALFire Program with your homeowners this summer.

Erica Kirk
Rule Advances Association Health Plans

What the Association Health Plan Rule Means for REALTORS ®

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized its long-awaited Association Health Plan (AHP) rule to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners.” This change allows real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals to participate in association health plans. A key provision, advocated for inclusion in the rule by NAR, will allow the roughly 31 percent of REALTORS® who are offered coverage through a spouse to be eligible to choose an AHP option.

Follow these beneficial tips to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the luxe market.

NAR: Median existing home price hit a record $264,800 in the month of May, but sales were down 0.4 percent, the second consecutive month of declines.

Proposals from Florida, Ohio and Colorado passed the first round of the competition.
*Click on photos above to view the articles online, or click on the headlines to access a pdf version.
Monthly Market Stats

An overall positive market in Eagle County for the month of May. Closed and pending sales were both up by 3.8 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively.

Median and average sales prices have risen, while days on market time has dropped by 25 percent.
NAR Call For Action: Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program



Urge Congress to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.

Please take two minutes and TAKE ACTION in the link below.
RPAC Logo
June is Colorado’s RPAC Month! Please invest in RPAC throughout the month. 2018 is an election year and all money invested in RPAC is spent to elect pro-REALTOR® candidates across Colorado.

If you invest at least $25 in June, you will be entered to win one of three fabulous prizes. Click below for info, or email Erica Kirk at ekirk@vbr.net.
Spaces are still available for free training!
Rapattoni trainers will be at the VBR offices on June 26 through June 28 for free training sessions. The trainings will be classroom style and you will not need your computer to follow along. Handouts will be provided for note taking. Also, these are training sessions. We ask that you do not suggest Vail MLS changes to the Rapattoni representatives.

Please scroll down to register or to see the course descriptions.
June 26th:

Beginner MLS Training
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Advanced MLS Training
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 


June 27th:

New Custom Report Writer
(Create your own MLS reports/templates!)
9:00 to 9:45 a.m.

Interactive Map Search
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

New Custom Report Writer
11:00 to 11:45 a.m.

Contacts/Prospects/Client Portal
1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

New Custom Report Writer
2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
June 28th

Advanced MLS Training
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Beginner MLS Training
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Ethics  must  be completed by the end of the year as a requirement of the National Association of REALTORS ® . The cycle started March 1, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2018. Active members are required to complete this training by the end of the cycle. 

VBR has two scheduled on-site classes for 2018.

NAR Ethics
Thursday, August 16
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

NAR Ethics
Wednesday, November 14
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

You are also able to meet this requirement online. Links to online options are below.


In this edition, Colorado Association of REALTORS ® ' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses How Not to Get Paid and Rule E-48 - Prohibited Remedies for Compensation.
VBR is the presenting sponsor of the Playhouse Project, a fun and unique fundraiser that kicked off on June 14 in Avon's Nottingham Park. Eight local construction companies built custom playhouses that will be auctioned off on July 21 to benefit  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , the VBR Foundation and  Habitat Vail Valley .

Kids and parents can check out the playhouses during a five-week exhibit. Vote on your favorite! If you share a photo of the playhouses on social media, please tag it with #playhouseprojectco.
Those affected by the 416 Fire near Durango are in need of monetary donations, food and household items, and animal-related donations. The Durango Area Association of REALTORS ® (DAAR) is working in partnership with area relief organizations, and recently collected nearly 325 lbs of food for the Durango Food Bank as well as monetary donations to assist evacuees.

As of June 19, the is 35 percent contained and has charred 34,161 acres. Your support is appreciated during this time. 
FREE Wildfire property assessments are now available!

REALFire ® is a voluntary property assessment program helping homeowners identify specific actions they can take to reduce wildfire hazards.

 Developed by the Vail Board of REALTORS® and Eagle County, REALFire was inspired by REALTORS® engaging with residents on wildfire safety and education.  

Let's protect our homes from wildfire!

Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest members!
Online Class Options




FREE Online Classes
at Thrive
Become a Vail Pro in three easy steps!

The Vail Pro Designation is an education program created for Vail Board of Realtors ® members who want to increase their local knowledge in the real estate industry to become local experts.

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.
Support Lines
MLS Rapattoni Help Line
 MLS Touch App
Tech Helpline
and Sentrilock Support

Association Executive

Membership & Office Coordinator

Interim Membership Services

Education & Marketing Manager