Vail Realtors® Weekly Update is a free member resource sent each week with the latest VBR News!

A Message from Vail Board of Realtors®
September is safety month and we would like to encourage you to be safe when it comes to open houses and showings.  Click Here for valuable tips that you can use.  I will be sharing a safety tip each week for this month in the best of the blogs because your safety is very important.  
 
Last week the VBR Foundation decided to support the devastation from the recent Hurricanes and donated $2,500 to the Realtors® Relief Foundation. Now Florida is being hit with Hurricane Irma and if you want to support this cause click here to participate.
 
If you haven't taken two minutes to participate in the recent Call to Action for Flood Insurance please click here to support this action. 
 
I am excited to share that we have gotten a few applications for the Vail Pro Designation. If you are getting close to get this Designation please send me your form so that we can recognize you at the upcoming Annual Installation Party on October 19th.

Erica Kirk 
Interim Association Executive 
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VBR EDUCATION

September 14:
Title & Survey
Vail Pro Designation Class
8:30am-1:00pm
Instructor: Sarah Doorman, Katie Kuchler, & Ted Archibeque
2 CE Credits
$20 Investment

September 21:
10 Things for Realtors® 2017
Lunch & Learn 
10:00am-12:00pm
Instructor: Scott Peterson 
2 CE Credits
FREE - Lunch will be provided 

September 26 & 27:
Council of Residential Specialist 
Building an Exceptional Customer Service Referral Business 
Vail Pro Designation Class 
8:30am-5:00pm
Instructor: Lee Barrett 
Message from Lee Barrett
Message from Lee Barrett
16 CRS Credits & 8 CE Credits
$300 Investment - Includes Breakfast & Lunch for both days 

October 4:
Breakthrough Business Planning & Goal Setting 
Vail Pro Designation Class 
9:00am-1:00pm
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 
9:00am-11:00am 
Instructors: Paul Noto, & Sean Koening 
2 CE Credits 
$10 Investment 

CLICK HERE to register for more then one class or view all the classes for the year. 
BECOME A VAIL PRO TODAY!

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
VBR MLS TRAINING 

October 3:
Auto-Prospecting/Client Portal/Reverse Prospecting
9:30am-10:30am

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.  

Voice for Real Estate 74: Harvey, Flood Ins., Scams, Safety
Voice for Real Estate 74: Harvey, Flood Ins., Scams, Safety

In This Issue
RSVP TODAY
 General Membership Meeting 

Thursday, September 28

8:00am-11:00am

Location: 
Edwards Interfaith Chapel 

Meeting Schedule:
8:00am-8:30am
Breakfast & Affiliate expo 

8:30am-8:45am
Event Sponsor:
 

8:45am-9:15am
Board of Directors Update

9:15am-11:00am
Special Speaker:
Mark Lesswing

Save The Date
October 19th:
Annual Installation Celebration

December 14th:
Annual Holiday Party 
Vail Board of Realtors Foundation
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Education Reminders

J anuary 1st began a new NAR Code of Ethics training cycle. The cycle is now two years. Every Realtor® must complete Code of Ethics (COE) training between now and December 31, 2018. 

Managing Brokers  a new 3 year cycle has just begun which you must complete a Procuring Cause class to maintain your VBR membership. 
You have until December 31, 2019 to complete this class 
 
Click here to read more about requirements.
Congratulation to our New Members for August
Click Here  to see our Newest Realtors® and  Affiliate Members
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AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT 

Sonnenalp Hotel  

We are excited to announce that beginning this fall, Ludwig's Restaurant at the Sonnenalp Hotel will serve as a full-service events venue for celebrations and meetings. Well known for the stunning glass enclosed Terrace and delectable cuisine, Ludwig's has shifted its focus to private dining & celebrations, as well as public culinary events, offering expert service and warm hospitality in an exquisite setting.
 
Ludwig's architectural highlight is the Terrace - a glassed-in room that features breathtaking views of Vail Mountain and the Gore Creek. Its retractable ceilings are both magical and versatile.
With recent upgrades including replacing walls with columns between the Terrace and Sun Room, the installation of new hardwood floors, and an updated alpine color palate, guests celebrating or meeting in the Sun Room also enjoy panoramic views of Vail's natural beauty in a luminescent, adorned space. The Sun Room seats up to 60 guests and can accommodate up to 80 for receptions.

The Stüberl, designed for executive meetings, intimate gatherings, and experiential food and beverage events, can be configured to seat up to 40 and is one of the most unique private dining rooms in Vail with wonderful views, a private patio and incredible Bavarian charm.

Local's special: any private dining bookings made by November 1st, 2017 will receive 3 complimentary nights at the Sonnenalp Hotel and dinner starting at $59 per person.

For more information or to request a quote, please contact Nathalia Spring at nspring@sonnenalp.com or 970-479-5463."