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A Message from Vail Board of Realtors®
As we finish up Realtor® safety month I wanted to share a safety feature that is included with our Sentrilock lockboxes. It is called agent safety. This feature can be accessed using your SentriSmart app and can help in case you get into a bad situation.  Click here for more information on how to use it.

Thank you for all of those that attended our General Membership Meeting yesterday. We had Mark Lesswing present on the "Technology of Things". There are a lot of very interesting programs that the CRT Labs at NAR work on. I found that the book that he shared called, A Pocket Guide to Cleaner Air is an interesting guide, click here to order a copy. 

Erica Kirk 
Interim Association Executive 
Best of the Blogs
2018 Replaced Commission Approved Contracts & Forms
The Division of Real Estate and the Colorado Real Estate Commission, working in conjunction with the Forms Committee, have adopted and finalized the 2018 mandatory contracts and forms.   As a reminder, the 2018 contracts and forms are posted for educational purposes and are not for use before January 1, 2018. 
Equifax CEO steps down after massive data breach
Equifax CEO and Chairman of the Board, Richard Smith, announced he is retiring, effective Sept. 26, amid the massive data breach the credit bureau continues to deal with.
How your greatest weaknesses can become strengths in real estate
Do you know your natural talents and strengths? Countless self-help books have been written on how to turn weaknesses into strengths, but is that really possible?

October 4:
Breakthrough Business Planning & Goal Setting 
Vail Pro Designation Class 
Instructor: Jim Dague 
Join us for this great class!
Join us for this great class!
$50 Investment 

October 11:
Impacts of Natural Resources
Vail Pro Designation 
Instructors: Paul Noto, & Sean Koening 
2 CE Credits 
$10 Investment 

October 11:
Intermediate MLS
Vail Pro Designation
Instructor: Patty Sandoval 

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

REALFire® Program Video
Vail Pro Designation 
Instructors : Wildfire Expert Panel 
2 CE Credits
Please contact 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
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October 19th:
Annual Installation Celebration

Save The Date
December 14th:
Annual Holiday Party 
Vail Board of Realtors Foundation
Congratulation to our New Members for September
Click Here  to see our Newest Realtors® and  Affiliate Members
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October 17:
Auto-Prospecting/Client Portal/Reverse Prospecting

Please email Patty at  (   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.  

Captioning your videos is one of the untapped marketing treasures for real estate agents today, as it delivers two huge, immediate benefits. First, it puts you in compliance with the  intent of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the Canadian CRTC Caption Laws  and potentially helps you avoid getting caught up in a potential lawsuit when your videos are in compliance with web accessibility standards by including closed captions.
Agent Inbox

We have scheduled more Agent Inbox webinars!
Agent Inbox is a modern messaging experience within our MLS.
  • Negotiate deals securely.
  • Directory of every broker in the MLS.
  • Know the broker, context & listing.
  • Private notes & quick messages.
Stop getting lost in email, juggling unknown text messages, and struggling with note-covered papers. With Agent Inbox, everything is brought together in one simple place.
Watch one of the following webinars from your computer.
The duration of the webinar should only be about 45 minutes to 1 hour.