Last weekend we had fun serving up ice cream at the Playhouse Project. The online auction is now live. Place your bid until July 21 st  at 12:00 pm. 

Let's hope for rain soon with the dry conditions. If you are looking to support the victims of the Basalt Fire read more below to find out how.  

Erica Kirk

A more conservative SCOTUS could mean less government regulation and fewer protections for LGBTQ individuals.

A recent piece in Forbes suggested the multiple listing service is on its way out, but backers tell Inman they're not worried.

Be an advocate who wants this industry to be recognized for the profession it is.
*Click on photos above to view the articles online, or click on the headlines to access a pdf version.
Evacuations have been ordered as firefighters continue battling the Lake Christine Fire near Basalt. Those affected by the fire are in need of monetary donations, food, toiletries and animal-related donations.

Area organizations are coordinating assistance; Aspen Community Foundation (ACF), Red Cross and Salvation Army . Please donate funds to ACF through the Community to Community Fund (Basalt Fire) listed on the donation page. Select "Other" as the purpose of your donation. ACF has posted information on to help and where to find updates on the fire. You can read that here .

Another way to support Roaring Fork residents is through the Salvation Army. Also, Alpine Bank is matching donations to the Red Cross dollar for dollar up to $250,000 to help those impacted by the fires throughout Colorado. 

As of Thursday afternoon, the fire was at 4,900 acres and 0% containment.
A few photos are above from VBR's Playhouse Open House in Nottingham Park in Avon. VBR staff, board members and volunteers served free ice cream, games and fun to help promote the Playhouse Project.

VBR is the presenting sponsor of the Playhouse Project , a fundraiser to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , the VBR Foundation and Habitat Vail Valley. Eight local construction companies built custom playhouses that will be auctioned off on July 21.

Kids and parents can check out the playhouses during a five-week exhibit. Vote on your favorite! If you share a photo of the playhouses on social media, please tag it with #playhouseprojectco.
Tuesday, July 24 - Vail Pro Designation class
Appraisal, Lending & Affordable Housing
2 CE
12:00 to 2:00 pm.
$20 investment. $30 for non-members.

Wednesday, July 25
Managing the Home Inspection
3 CE
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course offered by True Perspective Home Consultants.

Thursday, October 18 -
Residential Real Estate Council (formerly the Council of Residential Specialists)
Mastering Your Time to Achieve Your Goals
8 CE
8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
$140 investment. $150 for non-members.

Friday, October 19 -
Residential Real Estate Council (formerly the Council of Residential Specialists)
Succeeding in the Luxury Market
8 CE
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$140 investment. $150 for non-members.

Visit for a list of scheduled classes.
Get started with RPR's July Webinars

Online workshops include the 5 C’s of a Successful Farming Strategy and Finding New Listings. RPR also offers online resources like eBooks, recorded webinars, graphics and a blog.

Created by REALTORS ® to be used by REALTORS ® , RPR offers comprehensive data, powerful analytics, and client-friendly reports. Set-up, navigate, and research a platform of dynamic data and persuasive reports, exclusively for REALTORS ® .
Ethics  must  be completed by the end of the year as a requirement of the National Association of REALTORS ® . The cycle started March 1, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2018. Active members are required to complete this training by the end of the cycle. 

VBR has two scheduled on-site classes for 2018.
NAR Ethics
Thursday, August 16
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
NAR Ethics
Wednesday, November 14
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
You are also able to meet this requirement online. Links to online options are below.

The July edition of HOME Magazine is on news stands in the valley. This month: Upgrading your patio for the summer, how to be water wise, and VBR's May statistics.
VBR affiliate member Alpenglow Law, LLC provides legal services to Colorado’s modern mountain communities.

Founding partners, Dan Reynolds and T.J. Voboril, are experienced attorneys who approach their craft with a bright outlook that puts their clients at ease even in the midst of complex deals or stressful conflicts. 
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest members!
FREE Wildfire property assessments are now available!

REALFire ® is a voluntary property assessment program helping homeowners identify specific actions they can take to reduce wildfire hazards.

 Developed by the Vail Board of REALTORS® and Eagle County, REALFire was inspired by REALTORS® engaging with residents on wildfire safety and education.  

Let's protect our homes from wildfire!

Online Class Options

FREE Online Classes
at Thrive
Reminder: New subdivisions added to the MLS database.

Cross Creek Place
  • Area: Minturn
  • Six duplexes
  • 1010-1015 Two Elk Lane

Peregrine Villas
  • Area: Beaver Creek
  • Two Single Family homes and a Duplex (thus 2 residences)
  • 185, 187, 189, & 191 Elk Track Road.

Red Sky Ranch West
  • This is a platted subdivision already.
  • Area: Bellyache/Wolcott
Become a Vail Pro in three easy steps!

The Vail Pro Designation is an education program created for Vail Board of Realtors ® members who want to increase their local knowledge in the real estate industry to become local experts.

Step 1: Review the education  tracking sheet   to determine which classes you want to take.
Step 2: Review the class schedule and sign up for the classes you want to take. 

Step 3: Once you complete 80% of total classes hours (46 hours) submit your Vail Pro Designation  application.

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