In last week’s newsletter, we had the wrong date for our General Membership Meeting, and I want to get a correction notice to everyone. Please make sure to save October 3rd. We will have a keynote presentation with  Coach Micheal Burt , author of "Person of Interest." Coach Burt believes everyone needs a coach, and he will get your energy level up with his contagious confidence!
The Benches of Avon social media contest ends this week, so make sure to stop by and check out the before it is too late (More info is below under "Events"). Also, we are accepting Board of Directors applications until next Monday, so make sure to get them to me if you are interested in being on the Board of Directors next year.

Erica Kirk

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Following record-setting may, opportunities expand for buyers as appreciation cools and inventory improves.

This DORA article will address two compliance issues, and hopefully keep licensees from violating the different practice acts.

New Listings and Median Sales Price were up for all categories in June. Click images to view the monthly indicators for the month.
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 also in attachment).
Altitude Control Technologies will host a Free Lunch & Learn on Friday, July 26. ACT is an altitude simulation company that can lower altitude in homes to give you better sleep, more energy and no altitude sickness. 

RSVP to Kristina Sherwood of ACT (link also in attachment).
Invest in RPAC - Win a $1,000 Southwest Airlines gift card

Did you see the email from Colorado Association of REALTORS® announcing its incentive to invest in REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)?

Your  $25 investment  in RPAC will enter you into our RPAC Summer Giveaway Series. You’ll have the chance to win one of six $200 gift cards and the Grand Prize: a $1,000 Southwest Airlines Gift Card. Each  $25 investment  is an entry, so increase your investment to increase your chances of winning! 
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  .
Last week to apply for Refresh Expo grants

Wednesday, July 17th is the last day to apply for a grant 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.
Refresh is 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 10:00 am this Wednesday to be added to the list. Depending on how much interest there is in attending, we will do a drawing if needed.
Stewart Title has launched a mobile app designed to help you up your farming game. Segment properties, view property profiles, access rate calculators and more. Talk to Kira Taylor at your local Stewart Title office for more info, or call 970-926-0230.
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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