FREE VBR Education in 2021!
The Vail Board of Realtors® Board of Directors has voted to provide ALL VBR EDUCATION CLASSES to our members
´╗┐for FREE in 2021.

VBR seeks to provide the best continuing education program to enhance the real estate profession. Our budget allows us to offer this opportunity for 2021, and we encourage you to take advantage of this benefit. Currently, the Division of Real Estate (DORA) allows us to host our education Live Online on Zoom, and we will be doing this until at least May of 2021.

View all our upcoming classes (a few are highlighted below). We will continue to add courses as they are available.

*In the next couple of days we will provide refunds to those that have already taken courses in 2021 and registered for upcoming classes.

**Members will be charged $0 when registering but will be charged a "no-show fee" for the full class amount if they do not cancel the registration and no-show for the class.
Upcoming classes through the VBR:
Ethics, Diversity, Contract Issues, Handling Material Defects
NAR Ethics (Live Online)
Thursday, February 25
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: John Gillam
4 CE credits
NAR Ethics (Live Online)
Thursday, May 20
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Charity Vermeer
4 CE credits
Ethics & Social Media (Live Online)
Wednesday, March 17
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: John Gillam
4 CE credits

This is a fun, relevant class in today's world of social media! Perfect for existing Realtors®, it helps you make sure you are up to date with both Colorado requirements and NAR Ethical guidelines.
The current cycle for the National Association of Realtors®' Code of Ethics ends on December 31, 2021. Don't miss the cycle! We are offering several classes this year to help you meet the requirement for REALTORS® and Appraisers.
At Home With Diversity Certification (Live Online)
Wednesday, March 3 & Thursday, March 4
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. BOTH DAYS
Instructor: Leigh York
6 CE credits

AHWD is designed to teach real estate professionals how to increase their sensitivity and adaptability to future market trends. It addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences. Participants will learn practical skills and tools to expand business and effectively service all cultural groups.

What You Gain
  • Knowledge of the subtleties of U.S. fair housing laws
  • Business etiquette for specific cultures
  • An edge in expanding your business to include international clienteleCredit towards the ABR┬«, CIPS, and PMN designations
Procuring Cause: Who Gets the Money?
Tuesday, March 9
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tod Franklin
3 CE credits

Teacher Tod uses current and past actual case studies and puts the students in an arbitration mock panel exercise. The panel makes a decision as to who will get the commission based on the evidence. 

Designated Realtors┬« (Primary or Secondary Managing or Owner Brokers) must complete Procuring Cause training once within a three-year cycle.
Contract Issues That Can Put You in Jail
Tuesday, March 9
1:00 to 4:00p.m.
Instructor: Tod Franklin
3 CE credits

This engaging class takes the contract and goes through problematic sections. Many of these issues, if handled improperly, can result in disciplinary actions from the Real Estate Commission or Realtor® Associations. This class gives the student hands-on best practices to avoid these problems.
Handling Material Defects & Inspections (Live Online)
Wednesday, March 31
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3 CE credits
Instructor: John Gillam

So, you're the listing agent on a home that's found to have mold, radon, or a cracked foundation. What happens now? Handling Material Defects and Inspections is tailored to our mountain communities - with a focus on resort area and mountain properties. 
NOTE: Per the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) for Real Estate, Realtors MUST stay on camera in webinar classes for the duration to receive CE credit. Please contact mel@vbr.net with questions.