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

A Message from Vail Board of Realtors®
Yesterday VBR had a full classroom for the Vail Pro Early update. This presentation was very information because we had 5 community representatives come in and provide an update on what their organizations are working on. If you missed it we did record the session and you can come in and watch it at another time. The video should be ready in about a week once we make the edits. 

The VBR Annual Holiday Party is on December 14th which is just around the corner. We will be doing a silent auction to raise money for the Vail Board of Realtors® Foundations new scholarship program. Be sure to register for this fun night. 

Erica Kirk 
Interim Association Executive 
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Zephyr Jets 

Gary Pesso is a Real Estate Advisor with Engel & Völkers Vail and has recently joined the Vail Board of Realtors as an affiliate member representing Zephyr Jets which is a private aviation company with access to over 3500 aircraft worldwide.  Gary can book any private flights with a large variety of airplanes to meet someone's needs and there are no membership or hidden fees.  You only pay per the trip and availability is excellent.  He is still selling real estate in the Vail Valley full time and this is a great compliment to real estate and an added service he can offer.  Not everyone has the need or desire for private aviation, but you might know someone that does and Gary would love the opportunity to help you or them as he can offer excellent options, extremely competitive pricing, first class service and top of the line airplanes.  Generally, he only needs one days' notice to have a plane ready to travel to and from anywhere in the world whether it be for business or personal use and same day travel is also an option.  Please keep Gary in mind if you have any questions, need a quote or if you or your clients have a need for private aviation.  Confidentiality and professionalism are guaranteed.

November 28:
Town Mayors & Managers Update
Lunch & Learn
Panel-Town of Vail, Minturn, Red Cliff, Avon, Eagle, Gypsum

December 6th:
CREC Annual Update
Instructor: Tod Franklin
4 CE Credits
$40 Investment 

December 6th:
2018 Contracts
Instructor: Tod Franklin
3 CE Credits
$30 Investment 

December 12th:
NAR Ethics
(Required training between Jan 2017 - Dec 31, 2018)
Instructor: Tod Franklin
4 CE Credits
$40 Investment 

December 12th:
Procuring Cause 
(Required for MB's & DR's from Jan 2017 until December 31, 2019) 
Instructor: Tod Franklin
3 CE Credits
$30 Investment 

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 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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December 14th:
Annual Holiday Party 

Vista Arrowhead, Edwards 

Complimentary for VBR/VMLS Members
$20 additional guest ticket
Includes: Tasty Food & Cocktails 

Thanks to this weeks sponsors

VBR Holiday Hours
The VBR office will be closed on November 23rd & 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Vail Board of Realtors Foundation
Congratulation to our New Members for  October
Click Here  to see our Newest Realtors® and  Affiliate Members
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HOME Magazine
The Vail MLS has added a new required field at listing input. The new required field is Audio Surveillance. The answer will either be, yes or no. Please make sure that you ask your seller if their property has audio surveillance.   This was added because Colorado is a single-consent state. That means only one party has to agree to the recording of the conversation. For example, a prerecorded message or posted sign, so long as it is clear in explaining that a conversation will be recorded, constitutes adequate notice of consent. Simple being aware of a recording taking place gives an implied consent to the recording and may be used to counter any claim that the recording was obtained illegally.
This new field is a searchable field and Patty will be adding this information to the Vail MLS Broker Detail report.

If you have any further questions regarding this required field please contact Patty Sandoval, Vail MLS Director at  psandoval@vbr.net .

Window to the Law: Video and Audio Surveillance Issues
Window to the Law: Video and Audio Surveillance Issues


Amazon Echo vs. Google Home
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Take Action: Contact Your Representative and Senators About Tax Reform
Take Action: Contact Your
Representative and Senators About Tax Reform