The VBR office got an upgrade!

A big thank you goes out to our contractor Shaeffer Hyde Construction, interior designer TM Design, and architect NDG Architecture. We also want to thank our affiliate member, Walls & Floors/ The Paint Bucket, for generously donating the paint for the project at no cost!

Previous Boards allocated funds based on a reserve study to upgrade the space, and these reserves funded this project. We were due for this to occur, as our office hadn't been upgraded since 2004.

Check out this video walkthrough that highlights the before and after. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the new space!

Have a great week,
Find trusted industry-related partners in the Vail Board of Realtors®' Affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor® and Affiliate members. You can also view current membership numbers.
Committee members graciously volunteer their time to help strengthen the association's events, services, member offerings, and strategic plan initiatives.
The Vail Board of REALTORS® would like to offer our condolences to the families, friends and colleagues affected by the recent shooting in Boulder. We also offer our gratitude to the police and first responders.  

If you are wondering how to be of help, please visit the Community Foundation Boulder County website for multiple ways to contribute. 

Please also take time in the days and weeks ahead to reach out to your family, friends, neighbors, clients, and even strangers. As a community, we are stronger together.  

Rules regarding public display of buyer broker commissions and lockbox access for non-Realtors were originally slated to take effect by the end of March.

If your real estate business continues to feel the effects of the pandemic, you now have an additional two months to apply for a loan through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program.

Multiple offers are the order of the day, and buyers are overbidding to outgun their competitors. What happens if an appraisal comes back low? Here are a few important steps to take before writing an over-asking offer.
The VBR Board of Directors voted to provide ALL VBR education classes to our members
for FREE in 2021.Classes MUST be VBR hosted classes to qualify.
This Week! 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. 
Working toward your Vail Pro Designation?

Members who attend the VMLS Rules & Reminders, Coming Soon and Intermediate MLS presentations will receive 2 Vail Pro Designation credits.

Intermediate MLS (Live Online)
Tuesday, March 30
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Intermediate MLS: Review Statistical Reports, Views, Portal Preferences, and other Flex customizations
Coming Soon (Live Online)
Thursday, April 1
10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
A review of VMLS Coming Soon Status and its rules.

VMLS Rules Reminders (Live Online)
A refresher course on VMLS rules and regulations. Includes MLS rules, Sentrilock, and Broadcast Email. Whether you are a new agent or a seasoned pro, be sure you are in compliance to avoid any penalties or fines!
Check out Community Updates

Each year the VBR hosts updates with local community leaders from Eagle County Schools, Vail Valley Partnership, Vail Resorts, and others from our community.

Our recorded 2020 Annual Community Update and 2020 Education & Schools Update are available to view on VBR's YouTube channel (in the Vail Pro Designation playlist).
Note: If you are working toward your Vail Pro Designation, or have earned your Designation, you MUST contact Mel McKinney, Education & Marketing Manager, to receive any credit for viewing the 2020 videos.
Important note: For any online classes hosted by the VBR, links to attend will be sent to registrants prior to the class. Attendees MUST be on camera for the entire duration to receive CE credit (per DORA).
Employing Broker Responsibilities - Who’s Minding the Store?

Join Director Marcia Waters of DORA for a free webinar that will outline the rules and statutes that address specific employing broker responsibilities, offers industry best practices and real-life case studies.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 30
2:00 p.m.
Space is limited
How to set up Two Factor Authentication to protect your devices and online accounts

Two-step or two-factor authentication is a must for anyone who has an online or Internet-based account. Not sure how this feature can keep your information safe on the web? Burton Kelso shows you how to enable it for your web-based accounts.
Our General Membership Meeting on April 7 will be a hybrid event. In addition to being shown live on Zoom and Facebook, a limited number of attendees will be at the Westin Riverfront Resort. Note: Attendees at the Westin MUST follow strict social distancing protocols and attendance will be limited to 50 individuals max.
Your help is needed: Community Survey

The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments and the Colorado Association of Ski Towns are collecting data on COVID pandemic impacts to our region. 

Participation is requested from all seasonal residents, part-time residents, new residents, and long-term residents in Eagle County, Grand County, Pitkin County, Routt County, San Miguel County or Summit County. 

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and share it with clients who fit into any of the above categories. Information will remain confidential. 
April and May are busy months for the Habitat ReStore Vail Valley -- the store that builds homes. We have a constantly changing inventory.

Together with Cotton’s #BlueJeansGoGreen program, we’re recycling denim and reducing textile waste. Just one way we’re striving to make the world a little greener. The Habitat ReStore Vail Valley is super excited to be partnering up with Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program the whole month of April!
Learn more about your benefits!
Did you know that as an Affiliate you have access to a free newsletter spotlight, Broadcast Email, and other benefits? Check out a 30-minute presentation on your Affiliate Membership Benefits!
According to the COVID-19 Dial, Eagle County is currently in Level Yellow. With the current Public Health order. It is much easier to determine which level each county is in with this system - and if you are working in different markets. You can see the restrictions based on each level for real estate, depending on the color.

All resources are linked for easy access.
The Welcome Home Bag Program is a FREE benefit is available for VBR REALTOR® members who sell a home.

The bag is a great gift for your buyer clients. Each cooler bag includes a picnic blanket, cutting board, set of wine tumblers, and a reusable shopping tote.

Please call 766-1028 or email to schedule a pick-up.
Mask Up with the VBR
Proudly sport the REALTOR® logo with a FREE mask from the VBR! Each black cotton mask has adjustable ear loops and covers the face from nose to chin - securing a comfy fit. 

Contact us for your free mask, or pick up several for your office!

The VBR staff is working remotely. Please contact us by phone or email. The Realtor® Hub Locker system is available for members to pick up items like lockboxes and power paddles bags after business hours!

The renovation should be completed by late January 2021.
Member Benefits & Programs
As a member of VBR, your membership includes National, State, and Local. We help provide the tools to enhance professionalism in the real estate industry.
Education Quick Link

There is no single entity that keeps track of all the education you have taken. Please keep organized, keep paper or virtual copies of certificates.
Increase your local knowledge in the real estate industry and become a local expert! The Vail Pro Designation is an educational program open to ALL VBR Realtor and Affiliate members!
Association Executive

Vail MLS Director

Member Services Manager

Melanie McKinney Education & Marketing Manager
Vail Board of Realtors
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