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

A Message from Vail Board of Realtors®
It has been a busy week at the VBR office. On Monday, we announced the election candidates for the VBR & VMLS Board of Directors.  Click here in case you missed it. I have put together the bios of the VMLS candidates who are running so that you can get to know them better.Voting will take place September 21-29. 

Coming up on September 28th, we have our General Membership Meeting at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel. We will be raising money for RPAC and have great prizes which include; Nest thermostat, Echo show, and a couple Echo dots. We got a grant from NAR to cover the cost of these prizes. Also, we have Mark Lesswing NAR Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer who will talk about smart home technology. Please register for this event so that we can get a head count for our caterer.  

Erica Kirk 
Interim Association Executive 
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REALTOR® SAFETY MONTH 

During REALTOR® Safety month, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is offering two free webinars to share tips on how to minimize risks in your business interactions. 

Join us on September 20 at 1pm CDT for "Safety: Do This Now" presented by Andy Tolbert, and September 27 at 1pm CDT for "Stay Safe by Building Better Business Relationships" presented by Tamara Suminski.

Register for one or both of the free REALTOR® Safety Webinars today and visit  www.NAR.realtor/Safety  for additional details about the webinars and to view other safety resources.
VBR EDUCATION

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 
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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
2:00pm-4:00pm 
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
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
RPAC Fundraiser  

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
Registration Opens 
Next week

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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VBR Support Lines
MLS Rapattoni Help Line: 
Phone: 866-730-7114 
 
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Phone: 888-765-9223

Tech Helpline: 
Phone: 866-619-8170

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Phone: 877-736-8745
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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.  
MARKET STATISTICS 

August Indicators Report 

17.6 percent for the Townhouse-Condo category. Pending Sales increased 10.5 percent for Single Family-Duplex but decreased 16.3 percent for Townhouse-Condo.
AFFILIATE SPOTLIGHT 

Sweeping Change