Today I would like to remind everyone to review your membership profile information and make sure it is up to date. It is important to make sure your phone number, email, and address are accurate so that we can contact you along with your clients that might be looking for your information online. If you notice that something needs to be adjusted, please email Jen Beckley at  jen@vbr.net , and she will update this information for you.
 
Next week we are hosting a doubleheader CREC Annual Update course on Jan 15 th . Make sure to sign up for our class to receive your free credit for this course. It is recommended to take this course early in the year, so get you requirement out of the way.  
 
Erica Kirk
Median Sales Price increased across the board,
and Days on Market decreased.

Wages continued to improve, but haven't (on average) kept pace with home price increases. This created an affordability crux in the second half of 2018. Housing affordability will remain an important storyline.

Click the photos to view more stats.

The rules have changed when it comes to text messaging and your privacy is now at risk – time to reconsider your habits.

NAR continues to work with congressional leaders and White House officials to minimize impacts of the shutdown on the housing market.

Having a free data tool like RPR is a lifesaver for you – having an industry more readily relying on it means better service to homeowners as a whole.

2019 scheduled courses
January 15
CREC Updates with John Gillam
Both 4 CE
8:30am to 12:30 pm

Or afternoon
1:00 to 5:00 pm

January 16
"Why in the Blank?"
2019 Contracts with Connie Tremblay
6 CE
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

February 7
CREC Update with Tod Franklin
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

February 7
2019 Contracts Section by Section with Tod Franklin
3 CE
1:30 to 4:30 pm
February 8
Procuring Cause with Tod Franklin
3 CE
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Designated Realtors® are required to complete Procuring Cause training once within a three-year cycle. The current cycle is March 1, 2017to Dec. 31, 2019.

February 20
NAR Ethics with Tod Franklin
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

February 21
CREC Update with Bob Howe
4 CE
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Win-Win Negotiation Techniques - CRS course in February
February 14
Win-Win Negotiation Techniques
with Monica Neubauer
8 CE
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

This Certified Residential Specialist course course provides negotiation strategies to help you achieve mutually satisfying results rather than haggling over issues that can derail transactions. 

Join us on Friday, March 8 for our General Membership Meeting at Donovan Pavilion in Vail. The morning includes a breakfast buffet, Affiliate Expo, prizes and our special speaker, Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist and Senior Vice President.

This event is free to all VBR members. Please click below to log in and register, or contact our offices at 766-1028.

Friday, March 8
8:30 to 11:30 am
Donovan Pavilion, Vail
Inaugural U.S. Mountain
Community Summit 
Register today for the U.S. Mountain Community Summit. VBR is proud to sponsor the first-time event, being hosted January 14 through 17, 2019 at The Lodge at Vail. The 2019 Summit will leverage public-private partnerships for innovative housing solutions for our mountain communities.
Working with Appraisers

This month’s Window to the Law video discusses the best practices for working with appraisers and the kind of communications that real estate professionals can have with appraisers.


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