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A Message from Vail Board of Realtors®

Next week on Tuesday we are hosting a Cyber Fraud Prevention class from 12:30pm-1:30pm and I would like to encourage you to attend. This class is free and you get 1 CE credit. Cyber Fraud continues to be an issue in this industry and it is very important that you understand this topic.  Click Here to register for next weeks class. 
Below is another useful video from the CAR Legal Bites series that discusses Realtors® and Cyber Fraud and how to protect yourself and your clients.
CAR Legal Bites- Cyber Fraud
CAR Legal Bites- Cyber Fraud

Erica Kirk 
Association Executive 
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January 23rd:
Cyber Fraud Prevention 
Instructor: Robert Howe 
1 CE Credit  

January 23rd:
Intermediate MLS 
Vail Pro Designation
Instructor: Patty Sandoval 

January 24th:
CREC Annual Update
Instructor: John Gilliam
4 CE Credits
$40 Investment 

January 25th:
Contracts Section By Section
Instructor: John Gilliam
6 CE Credits
$60 Investment

February 8th:
REALFire® Program Video
Vail Pro Designation 
Instructors : Wildfire Expert Panel 
2 CE Credits

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. 
January 30th
Beginner MLS Class

February 14th
Client Portal/ Reverse Prospecting 

March 8th
Customizing Grids/ Exports

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.  
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Vail Board of Realtors Foundation
Congratulation to our New Members for  December
Click Here  to see our Newest Realtors® and  Affiliate Members
VBR Affiliate Directory
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2018 Board of Directors
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Phone: 866-730-7114 
MLS Touch App:
Phone: 888-765-9223

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HOME Magazine

Future Tech: Tools that will change our work and our homes

Imagine this. It's the day before Christmas 2025 as you dash into the Amazon Mall for a last-minute gift. Pepper is there to greet you. Pepper immediately knows you are anxious. It patiently and calmly answers your questions, directing you to the right place for that perfect gift. Pepper saves your day and makes you feel great. Pepper is also a robot from Softbank that can read and respond to human emotion.

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season.

Last year ended with the president signing the tax reform bill into law. While NAR remains concerned about the overall structure of the final bill, the advocacy of NAR members, as well as consumers, helped NAR to gain some important improvements throughout the legislative process. The final legislation will benefit many homeowners, homebuyers, real estate investors and NAR members as a result. We encourage you to learn more about the  Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how it will impact real estate professionals.

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