VBR Weekly Update is a free member resource sent each week with the latest VBR News.

A Message from Vail Board of Realtors®
Last week VBR Leadership and I attended the Colorado Association of Realtors Fall Conference. I sat in on a three-part legal series which was very insightful. One of my key takeaways I would like to share is Rule E-47, Competency . It is very important that you understand this rule so that you will not get in trouble. Please watch this video clip if you don't know what this rule is.
Make sure to check out the great photos from our General Membership Meeting below. At our meeting, our proposed VBR/VMLS Bylaw Amendments were approved with over 69 votes that we needed. 

Next week is our Annual Installation Celebration. Please make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time so we know you are coming. We are also raising money for RPAC, read about the giveaways you can get entered into at the bottom of this newsletter for making an investment.

Erica Kirk 
Interim Association Executive 
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VBR Fall General Membership Meeting 

Click here  to check out photos from our General Membership Meeting that was a couple weeks ago. 


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 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

October 17:
Auto-Prospecting/Client Portal/Reverse Prospecting

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.  
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Join us next week for our 
Annual Installation Celebration

Click here for more information  
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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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
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HOME Magazine

September Indicator Report 

New Listings were down 18.2 percent for the Single Family-Duplex category and 3.5 percent for the Townhouse-Condo category. Pending Sales decreased 2.9 percent for Single Family-Duplex and 5.3 percent for Townhouse-Condo. 

The Median Sales Price was down 26.1 percent to $737,500 for the Single Family-Duplex category and 6.1 percent to $479,000 for the Townhouse-Condo category. Days on Market decreased 36.6 percent for Single Family-Duplex was down 39.9 percent for Townhouse-Condo.

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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 or at the Annual Installation on October 19th. 

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.