Home Rule news from the
Town of Eagle

The Town of Eagle is inviting residents to participate in exploring Home Rule governance. More information is below on the process.

HOME RULE PROCESS:                            
  1. In July the Town Board will be asked to adopt an Ordinance to set the November 6th Election to create the Charter Commission.
  2. Those interested in being on the Charter Commission complete a nomination petition (available in July) for inclusion on the November ballot.
  3. If approved by voters, the Charter Commission begins creating the Charter and submits to the Town Board and citizens.
  4. April 2020 General Municipal Election includes adopting or rejecting the Town Charter.
Or contact:

Town Clerk |
Jenny Rakow:  jenny.rakow@townofeagle.org  

Assistant to Town Manager |

Continued economic expansion, rising home sales and an increase in wage growth that is on par with home price growth are some of the expectations for the second half of 2019.

The change would require that the charge be 'reasonably related to the actual costs of serving those members' 

In this CAR MIC (Mini Informational Course video) Stacy Anderson Oakes from REColorado discusses how to establish yourself as a local market expert using your MLS tools.
Wednesday , May 29
Instructor: Connie Tremblay
4 CE
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesday , May 29
Procuring Cause
Instructor: Connie Tremblay
3 CE
1:30 to 4:30 pm

Thursday, May 30
Vail Valley/Eagle County History
Vail Pro Designation
Presentation and tour with Kathy Heicher, Eagle County History Society
2 Vail Pro credits
9:00 to 11:30 am

Registration fees for this class ($20) will benefit the Eagle County Historical Society. Course is open to ALL VBR members.
Tuesday, June 11
Vail Pro Designation
REALFire Program Lunch & Learn
Find out how the   REALFire Program   helps residents identify specific actions they can take on their property to reduce wildfire hazards. FREE to attend and open to ALL members.
2 CE, plus 2 Vail Pro credits
12:00 to 2:00 pm

Thursday, June 20
RSPS Certification   - Resort & Second Home Property Specialist
Instructor: Holly Mabery
8 CE
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Breakfast and lunch included.

Bonnie Marlette of Bay Equity is offering a FREE Mortgage 101 course on June 5th. Earn 1 CE of credit. RSVP link (email) in attachment.
RP Mortgage is offering a FREE class on May 28th to help agents to better understand Reverse Mortgages. Lunch and 2 CE credits included!

Please click here to RSVP to Gary Barton.
Division of Real Estate Advisory: New CBS Contract Change and Closing Instructions Form

On May 10, 2019, the Colorado Real Estate Commission (Commission) adopted a change to the Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate (CBS) forms, and also adopted a new Closing Instructions form. These forms are effective immediately.
Keeping wildfires at bay: How new technology can help

Companies are rising to meet the wildfire challenge. Here’s why our wildfire assessment tools need to improve, and what the private sector is doing to fix it.
Local property owners can participate in the REALFire Program , a collaboration between Eagle County and the Vail Board of Realtors. REALFire is a free and voluntary program where an expert visits the property, assesses risks and offers property-specific wildfire mitigation recommendations. 
VBR Foundation scholarship deadline
Applications are being accepted for the Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation (VBRF) Academic Scholarship Award Program. Applicant must be an Eagle County resident enrolling in or returning to a college, university or accredited academic institution of higher learning in the fall of the current year as a full time student. 

Scholarships may be awarded in amounts up to $2,000.00 each.  The deadline to apply is Monday, June 17. Please click below to see criteria and guidelines.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Dogma Athletica is hosting a fundraiser to support the Hope Center. A full body workout is followed by a well-deserved burger and beer at Craftsman.

In addition to counseling and community education, the Hope Center offers a confidential 24-hour Hopeline.
Window to the Law: How to handle negative reviews

How can you effectively defend yourself if you've received a bar review on social media or a business directory service? NAR Associate Counsel Charlie Lee discusses options for how to handle a negative or fake consumer review.
ANB Bank offers a full array of deposit services, or loans for construction, land, commercial real estate, and mortgages.

With two locations, ANB is made up of individuals dedicated to helping clients meet their financial goals.  
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor and Affiliate members!
Sign up for a chance to
win your dues!

Download the Stamp Me app to your smartphone. Collect 5 Stamps to be entered to win your 2020 Annual VBR Dues (Value $348).

You earn virtual stamps by attending meetings, participating in volunteer days or reading newsletters. There will be five contests during the 2019 campaign.
Online Class Options

FREE Online Classes
at Thrive
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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