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

A Message from Vail Board of Realtors®
Fall is here and with that, we have our General Membership meeting next week. During this meeting, we have our election for the VMLS Board of Directors and the proposed/mandatory Bylaw changes for the Vail MLS and Vail Board of Realtors®. We also have some fun items that will be given away from our Affiliate expo, such as an Ipad, gift cards to Elway's and Sweet Basil. All you have to do is show up and visit with all of the affiliates for your chance at winning a prize!  

Don't forget to submit your nominations for Realtor® and Affiliate of the year. Look for a final email reminder Monday afternoon to submit your nominations.
 
Have a great weekend, 

Erica Kirk 
Interim Association Executive 
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VBR EDUCATION

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 

October 11:
Intermediate MLS
Vail Pro Designation
2:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: Patty Sandoval 
FREE 
REGISTER

October 26:
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation
9:00am-11:00am 
Instructor: Nikki Maline
2 CE Credits
FREE 
REGISTER

REALFire® Program Video
Vail Pro Designation 
Instructors : Wildfire Expert Panel 
2 CE Credits
FREE
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. 
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 17:
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.  
Legal Bites 

Broker Supervision
Broker Supervision


In This Issue
Last Chance to RSVP
 General Membership Meeting 

Thursday, September 28

8:00am-11:00am

Location: 
Edwards Interfaith Chapel 

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

8:30am-8:45am
Event Sponsor:
 

8:45am-9:15am
Board of Directors Update
Board Election
Bylaw Amendments

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

Registration Now Open
October 19th:
Annual Installation Celebration

Save The Date
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
VBR Affiliate Directory
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Designation Quick Links:
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Education & Marketing Director 

VMLS Director 

Membership & Office Coordinator 
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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Realtor Safety Webinar 

Stay Safe by Building Better Business Relationships
Free Safety Webinar
September 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm CDT
Instructor: Tamara Suminski

Are you conducting your business in a way that keeps you safe? Sign up for this free safety webinar from the National Association of REALTORS® to learn from Tamara Suminski, Broker-Owner, Beach Real Estate Group and NAR REALTOR® Safety Course Instructor, as she explains how to mitigate risks by building better business relationships, and the importance of following safety protocols.