Secure your target market, engage viewers, and drive your business by avoiding these common mistakes.


The Department of Housing and Urban Development accused the social media giant of discriminatory practices with its housing ads.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are ending pilot programs to help institutional investors in the purchase of single-family homes for rental properties.
Please join us for a Build Day with Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley on Friday, September 14. This will be a day of networking, fun and building a home for a local family! No experience is required. VBR will provide lunch for the group.

Through volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, everyone can help local families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.

For more information on our Build Day, please email Erica Kirk at ekirk@vbr.net .
Thursday, August 30 - Vail Pro Designation
Vail Valley History
Non accredited
1:00 to 3:30 pm
$20 investment. Class meets at Eagle County Building Garden Classroom.

NEW!
Wednesday, September 12 - Vail Pro Designation
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
2 CE - Nikki Maline
9:00 to 11:00 am
$10 for members. $20 for non-members.

NEW!
Thursday, September 13 - Vail Pro Designation
Title & Survey Course
2 CE
Sarah Dorman & Katie Kuchler of Land Title Guarantee, Ted Archibeque of Archibeque Land.
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
$20 for members. $30 for non-members.
Wednesday, September 19
Ten Things For REALTORS
2 CE - Scott Peterson
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FREE

Thursday, September 27
NAR Ethics
4 CE - John Gillam
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members

Tuesday, October 2
CALL. PUSH. SHOCK.™ CPR/AED training
CPR certification
9:00 to 10:00 am
$20 class cost donated directly to Starting Hearts . Class meets at Starting Hearts offices in Avon.
Stewart Title is hosting three CE courses in September with John Gillam. All three courses will be hosted at the VBR offices in Edwards with breakfast, lunch or snacks included. For more info, or to register, please contact Stewart Title .
Tuesday, September 25
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
CREC Annual Update

Tuesday, September 25
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Marijuana in Real Estate
Wednesday, September 26
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Listing Contracts (Buyer and Seller): Understanding Agency, TB and Disclosure
The National Association of REALTORS® now offers the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a new resource designed to help members understand financial planning options and prepare for the future, one step at a time.

This resource is geared to all - regardless of where you are in your career or stage of financial planning. Included are budgeting tools, retirement planning resources, information about investing in real estate, and more.
Considerations on social media marketing

Colorado Association of REALTORS®' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses things REALTORS should consider when using social media to market properties and themselves.
Energy Smart Colorado at Walking Mountains Science Center is a local non-profit, offering discounted home energy assessments, free business site visits, energy coaching, and rebates. We also have a preferred contractor list available.
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest members!
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Reminder: Ethics Cycle 5 due by December 31

Ethics  must  be completed by the end of the year as a requirement of the National Association of REALTORS ® . The cycle started January 1, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2018. Active members are required to complete this training by the end of the cycle. 

VBR has scheduled on-site classes for 2018. Please visit our education calendar for more info.
You are also able to meet this requirement online. Links to online options are below.



Please contact Melanie McKinney, education and marketing manager for more information at mel@vbr.net .
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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