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A Message from the Association Executive
Thank you to everyone that attended yesterday's General Membership Meeting. We were excited to share that the Vail Board of Realtors Foundation rolled out its new scholarship program! This academic scholarship is for Eagle County residents. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2018, so please share this with anyone that you think can benefit. You can find information and the application in the Foundation section of our newsletter.

We also heard from Richard Del Valle from the DORA. One change that I found beneficial with the new license renewals cycles is you will now not need to take a transitional course. 

Have a great weekend,
The Best of the Blogs

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Vail Board of REALTORS ® Foundation
Sponsorships and teams available! Please contact Patty Sandoval for more info at or 970-766-1032
VBR Education Calendar
April 4th: 
Residential Real Estate Council (RRC) Formerly (CRS)
How Tech Can Ruin Your Real Estate Business
Vail Pro Designation 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Juanita McDowell 
8 CE Credits 
$150 Investment 

April 18th:
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Bob Howe 
2 CE Credits

April 19th:
Psychology of Sales & Negotiation 
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: EksAyn Anderson
3 CE Credits
$40 Investment
May 2:
Call. Push. Shock.
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Instructor: Starting Hearts
CPR Certification
$20 Investment
May 9th:
Home Sweet (Second) Home: Vacation, Investment and Luxury Properties Course
Vail Pro Designation 
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Mabery
8 CE Credits
$150 Investment

May 10th:
NAR Ethics 
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tod Franklin
4 CE Credits
$50 Investment

Whatever your purpose, CRS Classes are the ticket 2 Education.

The Residential Real Estate Council is offering courses throughout 2018, beginning on April 4 and 5.
The Success, Opportunities, Achievement, & Recognition you create could be your own.  

How 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. 

The Aspen Board of REALTORS offers professional development courses open to VBR members. Check out the ABR's calendar of upcoming courses below, including a Seller Representative Specialists Designation Course taught by Adorna Carroll on April 19 and 20.
Technology Tips

Is your tech vendor monetizing your data?

The real estate industry undeniably now runs on data. V endors and some of the nation’s largest brokerages, are trying to stake claim to data. Four red flags to look for when determining if your data is at risk.
MLS Partnership Webinar

Live MLS Webinar: Leverage the - MLS Partnership to connect with active buyers. Join for a 30-minute webinar to learn about your listing display, how to update your personal information, and leverage the cloud based Lead Management System to connect with more buyers. 

Next date is Thursday, April 12.
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
Legal Tips

Legal help and info for Colorado REALTORS
Did you know that as a Colorado Association of REALTORS member, you have access to legal assistance as part of your dues? The REALTORS Legal Hotline is a service that provides CAR members with direct access to a qualified attorney who can offer information on real estate law, license law, commission regulations and related matters.
Capitol Connection
March 2018

A weekly update from the CAR Government Affairs Department.
Affiliate Spotlight
As a FREE benefit for Affiliate Members, our newsletter includes an "Affiliate Spotlight" section. Craft and submit a short article (up to 250 words) to get your business noticed! The article runs for two weeks. You may include your history, line of work, accomplishments and/or unique aspects about you or your company that people will remember.

Affiliates may also sponsor the newsletter for $150/ month. Your logo and a link to your business are prominently featured (see the "Presented By" section at the top).

Please contact Mel McKinney for more info on Affiliate sponsorship opportunities.
Congratulations to our new Realtor® and Affiliate members!

Find trusted industry related partners in VBR's affiliate directory. 
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