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A Message from Vail Board of Realtors®
Last night we celebrated VBR Leadership at our Annual Installation Party. As we move into December Crissy Rumford will be the new VBR Chair and Betsy Laughlin the new VMLS Chair. 
Congratulations to Kyle Denton who was selected as our new REALTOR® of the Year, and our new Affiliate of the Year, Ron Amass. We also awarded 16 people for completing the Vail Pro Designation this year.   
In a couple weeks leadership will be going to the Realtor® Conference & Expo in Chicago. If you are planning on attending please let me know. 
Have a great weekend, 

Erica Kirk 
Interim Association Executive 
Best of the Blogs
A review of the 2017 Colorado title insurance/real estate broker relationship regulation changes
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Zillow expands solar energy scores to 84 million homes
The partnership with Sun Number and Wave Solar adds another 44 million homes to the list

October 26:
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation
Instructor: Nikki Maline
2 CE Credits

November 16:
Vail Pro Yearly Update
Vail Pro Designation
Panel- Vail Resorts, Vail Health, Vail Valley Partnership, Vail Valley Foundation and Eagle River Watershed Council 
Lunch & Learn

REALFire® Program Video
Vail Pro Designation 
Instructors : Wildfire Expert Panel 
2 CE Credits
Please contact ekirk@vbr.net to schedule a time to come in and watch the video. 

CLICK HERE to register for more then one class or view all the classes for the year. 

H ow 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. 
Questions: Please contact 
Erica Kirk, Education & Marketing Director at 970-766-1029 or ekirk@vbr.net

November 7:
Beginners Class
November 29:
Client Portal/Reverse Prospecting

November 30:
Interactive Map Search

Please email Patty at  (psandoval@vbr.net)   to register for the following MLS training classes. Please indicate the class(es) you would like to attend in the subject line.  All classes are held at the VBR Office.  
Effective 1/1/2018, SentriLock will be establishing minimum password requirements.  

The  number one method hackers use to gain access to someone else's online account is to attack less secure passwords. SentriLock is making our system even more secure by requiring more robust passwords.

 As of 1/1/2018, SentriLock will require a minimum password standard of six (6) characters, with one (1) upper case letter, one (1) lower case letter, and one (1) numeric value.  

Customers will be able to update their passwords to the new requirements in the SentriSmart™ App or the SentriLock Lockbox web site. Thank you for your cooperation as we implement these changes.

In This Issue
Save the Date
December 14th:
Annual Holiday Party 
Vail Board of Realtors Foundation
Congratulation to our New Members for  October
Click Here  to see our Newest Realtors® and  Affiliate Members
VBR Affiliate Directory
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Education Quick Links
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Online Class Options:
NEW FREE Online Classes
Designation Quick Links:
Board of Directors
VBR Staff
Interim Association Executive
Education & Marketing Director 

VMLS Director 

Membership & Office Coordinator 
VBR Support Lines
MLS Rapattoni Help Line: 
Phone: 866-730-7114 
MLS Touch App:
Phone: 888-765-9223

Tech Helpline: 
Phone: 866-619-8170

Sentrilock Support:  
Phone: 877-736-8745
Membership Benefits Guide


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Colorado Association of REALTORS®' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses Seller Disclosure Requirements.
CAR Legal Bites #20: Seller Disclosure Requirements
CAR Legal Bites #20: Seller Disclosure Requirements

REALTOR Political Action Committee 

Calling all REALTORS!

Get enter to win a $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card! 

If you invest at least $25 in RPAC during the month of October, you will be entered to win a $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card from Colorado Association of Realtors! The winner will be announced on November 3rd! 

VBR is also promoting RPAC this month and you can win Echo Show, Nest Thermostat and more.   

Investing in RPAC is one of the easiest things you can do to protect your business!

Reminder: To be entered, you must invest at least $25 in October!

Contact the VBR staff to invest today!

Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. The amounts indicated are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. For annual contributions totaling $1000 or more, 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates; 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a.