Last week we shared that there is a new field in the MLS for video surveillance. When you are inputting a listing, you will now have to select yes or no if there is video surveillance in the property. Having conversations with your buyers and sellers is important about audio and video surveillance. Watch Scott Peterson's Legal Bites video about cameras in listings. Scott covers some best practices that are helpful. 

Please save the dates for events coming up this fall. Our General Membership Meeting will be on October 4th at Hotel Talisa, and the Annual Installation Celebration will be on October 24th at The Sebastian in Vail.

Erica Kirk

Prepare for the industry’s busiest season with these 5 tips.

A new State of the Nation’s Housing report shows that housing production still falls short of what is needed - keeping pressure on house prices and rents and eroding affordability.

Trying to achieve some great images of a bedroom for your next listing? BoxBrownie shares secret tips on how to take professional images for bedrooms. Video included.
Thursday, July 25
InDEED Program
A free one-hour presentation on the InDEED Program by George Ruther, Town of Vail Director of Housing.
Free to all members.
9:00 to 10:30 am

Thursday, August 1
Appraisal, Lending & Affordable Housing
Vail Pro Designation course
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
2 CE credits and 4 Vail Pro credits

Wednesday, August 7
Vail Valley/Eagle County History
Vail Pro Designation course
9:00 to 11:00 am
No CE credits and 2 Vail Pro credits

Your $20 registration fee benefits the Eagle County Historical Society
Friday, August 9
Title & Survey Requirements
Vail Pro Designation course
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
2 CE credits and 4.5 Vail Pro credits

Wednesday, August 14
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation course
9:00 to 11:00 am
2 CE credits and 2 Vail Pro credits

Thursday, August 22
NAR®️ Ethics
Instructor: John Gillam
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
4 CE credits. Satisfies National Association of Realtors®️ Ethics requirement for Realtors and Appraisers.

Find more classes at
Webinar: Getting Started With RPR

Set-up, navigate, and research an unparalleled platform of dynamic data and persuasive reports. RPR is an invaluable member benefit offered exclusively to REALTORS at no additional cost.
Bonnie Marlette of Citiwide Home Loans is offering a Free lending course on Tuesday, July 30. Bonnie explains the differences between a conventional mortgage and an FHA mortgage. Property types acceptable to FHA, more flexible underwriting guidelines and credit score requirements. 

Earn 1 CE of credit. RSVP to Bonnie's email (link in attachment).
Altitude Control Technologies will host a Free Lunch & Learn on Friday, July 26 on how regulating oxygen levels in homes can benefit homeowners and guests.

RSVP to Kristin Sherwood of ACT (link also in attachment).
New changes in effect for contracts

Colorado Association of REALTORS®' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses the New New Contract to Buy and Sell real estate for 2019. See what changes you need to know.
How to beat Facebook at its own algorithm game

Strategies to expand your reach on the social network as its latest redesign hits real estate pros.
VBR and VMLS are looking for a few great leaders!

Director positions are open on both the VBR and VMLS Boards of Directors for 2019-2020. 

Will you join us?

Directors set policy and monitor actions of committees and staff to create and maintain valuable services. They assure the Board's finances are sound via effective financial management. Directors maintain awareness of our real estate market and community matters that may affect members, communicating and acting on those matters through the Board of Directors.  

If you are interested, please apply today. The completed form must be submitted by  Monday, July 22nd  .
Are you looking to get more involved in Leadership?

Three grants are available for VBR members to attend the Colorado Association of REALTORS ®  
Refresh Expo on September 5th in Denver. The grant will cover registration, meals, mileage to the event and one nights stay in Denver.
These meetings are a great way to get to know your peers in the state of Colorado and provide you with professional development to make you more successful.

Please email Erica Kirk by Wednesday, July 17th  at 10:00 am to be added to the list. Depending on how much interest there is in attending, we will do a drawing if needed.
Vail Valley Partnership’s One Valley Healthcare Program is a comprehensive and cost-effective alternative to traditional plans. It offers affordable, accessible, and effective healthcare options for Vail Valley Partnership members – both businesses and individuals alike.  Participants can expect to save as much as 60% when compared to health insurance!
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor and Affiliate members!
VBR social media contest offers chances to win prizes

Have you visited the Benches of Avon art installation? The Vail Board of Realtors Foundation is participating in Benches of Avon.

Participate in VBR's social media contest and be entered to win a $100 gift card or your 2020 dues!
Take a photo sitting on or next to the VBR Foundation bench . Then share the photo to Instagram and Facebook with the hashtags #VBRFbench and #VBRFgiving to be entered into the contest.

Benches are located on Main Street Mall in Avon. You can map the location here .

Vote for the VBR Foundation bench and be entered to win a $250 entertainment voucher to either the Vail Dance Festival OR the Bravo! Vail Music Festival!
Edwards Spur Road construction

A new traffic alignment is in place at the intersection of Edwards Access Road and U.S. Highway 6 as construction crews begin the first half of the new roundabout construction. 
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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