We have a few save the date reminders for upcoming events that I want to share. On June 21st we will host our first annual Business and Affiliate Expo at EagleVail Pavilion. This event will be a fun networking opportunity with food, raffles, and an excellent chance to meet our affiliate business partners.  

We have now set up the Vail Board of REALTORS ® Foundation's Golf Tournament at Sonnenalp Club on September 16th. This event is the Foundation's biggest fundraiser. Make sure to save the date. More information will be available shortly for sponsors and teams. 

Last week, I sat in on the Social Media and Ethics class we hosted. I want to share one important take away when you are posting your listing to social media. Make sure that you have your full company name on all the information you are sharing as this is Colorado state law. The one-click rule states that when using social media, disclosure of the firm’s licensed name should be prominently displayed, easily understood, and be no more than one click away from the viewable page. Multimedia advertising (e.g. web-based, executable e-mail attachments, etc.) and banner ads should disclose the firm’s and the broker’s or managing broker’s licensed name and/or should link to a web page that has full disclosure that is a single click away from the view able page. 

Can you spot the violations in the images below…? 
Ethics violations examples:
Hope to see you at the Colorado Association of REALTORS ®️' RPAC event “A Diamond is Forever” on Wednesday, April 24th at 5:00 pm. The VBR is sponsoring this event at the CAR Spring Summit at the Four Seasons. More information is below. 

Erica Kirk 

These are the hurdles agents most often face and how to stay in compliance while navigating a transaction.

The common industry practice of cold calling prospects to find new business is being challenged in a class-action complaint filed in a U.S. District Court in California.

Developers promise $4 million new roundabout at Lake Creek Road and U.S. Highway 6

Thursday, May 9
NAR Ethics
Instructor: Tod Franklin
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
This class meets the NAR Ethics requirement for REALTORS®.

Friday, May 10
Breakthrough Business Planning
Vail Pro Designation class
Instructor: Jim Dague
4 Vail Pro credits
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesday , May 15
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation
Instructor: Nikki Maline, Walking Mountains
2 CE, plus 2 Vail Pro credits
12:30 to 2:30 pm
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.
CAR's Legal Hotline is available
for assistance

The REALTORS® Legal Hotline is a service which provides members of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® with direct access to a qualified real estate attorney who can offer information on real estate law and related matters. The Hotline provides legal information, not legal representation.
A call to a real estate lawyer costs an average of $250 per hour. In just one hotline call, you can offset your CAR dues.
5 Top apps for REALTORS®

In this CAR MIC (Mini Informational Course) host Richie Averill discusses top apps for REALTORS®️ to use in their everyday business.

Scan documents on the go, create marketing materials or send property reports to clients.
Support RPAC and get entered to win a diamond
Colorado Association of REALTORS® is hosting a
a reception to support the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) at its Spring Conference in Vail.

The event is called “A Diamond is Forever," and will have the traditional Diamond Drawing for $99 per entry. This year’s diamond is valued at $5,000.

A minimum $25 RPAC investment gets you in the door, and includes appetizers and a drink ticket.
The theme is James Bond chic and there will be fun photo opportunities and games.

Wednesday, April 24
Four Seasons Vail
5:15 to 6:30 pm
With Bay Equity Home Loans, we offer a wide range of loan programs  such as FHA, USDA, Conventional and Jumbo, all with competitive rates!  As well as specialty programs that give back to the families and communities we serve.

Call Bonnie Marlette today to learn more about the products Bay Equity has to offer!
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.
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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.
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Step 3:   Once you complete 80% of total classes hours (46 hours) submit your Vail Pro Designation   application.

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