Empty Bowls is today, August 10 at noon. If you don't have your ticket yet, stop by Battle Mountain High School from 12-1:30pm. Just 20 dollars gets you soup, bread and dessert from local restaurants, a handcrafted bowl to take home, and the power to help feed our community! There's also a silent auction to help raise funds.

VBR Foundation is proud to sponsor "Empty Bowls," a fundraiser for Vail Valley Salvation Army .

What to expect from the Denver and Colorado housing market.

Create a list that includes all your clients' questions plus all the steps you take to close your transaction — it will make earning that full commission much easier.

Eagle County spent more than $500,000 fighting the Lake Christine fire, not including labor and expenses.

July statistics are available! New Listings and Median Sales Price were up for the Single Family-Duplex and the Townhouse-Condo categories.
Save the date for September 14th! Vail Board of REALTORS has scheduled a Build Day with Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. This will be a day of networking, fun and building a home for a local family! No experience is required.

For more information on our Build Day, please email Erica Kirk at ekirk@vbr.net or call 970-766-1028.
VBR Foundation announces inaugural scholarship recipients

Five recipients were awarded $2,000 each to attend a college, university or accredited academic institution of higher learning. 

Emma Lathrop is attending the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Alix Thurston and Elizabeth Constien are enrolled at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Nathaniel Badger studies at Bates College in Maine, and Connor Wilson attends the University of California, Berkeley.

Thank you to the Scholarship Selection Committee for its hard work in selecting recipients, and to the supporters of VBR Foundation for funding this program.
Tuesday, August 21
Radon & the Real Estate Professional
2 CE
9:00 to 11:00 am
Course offered by Walking Mountains Science Center. Click for info on course.

Thursday, August 23
NAR Ethics
4 CE - Tod Franklin
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members.

Friday, August 24
Contracts Section by Section
2 CE - Tod Franklin
9:00 to 11:00 am
$20 for members. $30 for non-members.
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.

Wednesday, September 19
Ten Things For REALTORS
2 CE - Scott Peterson
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday, September 27
NAR Ethics
4 CE - John Gillam
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members
Webinar: Leverage the Homes.com & MLS Partnership to connect
with active buyers

This free 30-minute webinar on September 13 teaches you about your Homes.com listing display, how to update your personal information, and leverage the cloud based Homes.com Lead Management System to connect with more buyers.
RRC Road Show

Residential Real Estate Council instructor, Gee Dunsten is bringing an RRC Road Show to Colorado in October. He’ll be teaching 3 CRS classes in 3 different locations across the state.
NAR Voice for Real Estate

In this edition: Flood insurance is extended. Lots of opportunities in commercial investment in smaller markets. Home sales slow as inventories remain a problem. More agents are in the business. Fewer international investors are buying U.S. homes. The upcoming iOi Summit promises competitive advantage.
Aladdin Restoration and Cleaning is celebrating 11 years in business with thousands of projects and happy commercial and residential customers in the Vail Valley and beyond.

Aladdin is a full service restoration company, certified and insured to complete any mold mitigation and water damage remediation services. 
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest members!
New Vail Valley HOME magazine
on newsstands

This month, HOME magazine features ranch-style escapes, the Cordillera neighborhood, and explains the "Hygge" concept. Also, VMLS Chair Kevin Kuebert discusses the positive direction of the Vail Valley real estate market.

Price gouging, offers of debris removal and fraudulent charitable solicitation are the most common scams in the wake of a disaster.

For more information on preventing or reporting fraud, visit the Colorado Attorney General's site at stopfraudcolorado.gov .
REALFire ® is a voluntary property assessment program helping homeowners identify specific actions they can take to reduce wildfire hazards.
Online Class Options

FREE Online Classes
at Thrive
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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