In response to members, we have decided to start a task force to look at health insurance alternatives that we can provide members. Please reach out to me at ekirk@vbr.net if you are interested in being on the task force. We could use your help to work on this project that will help a lot of our members.
 
Today the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is launching its new advertising campaign that focuses on who REALTORS® are. I’m excited about this new campaign because it focuses on the brand. Watch the video below! You can use this in your marketing materials and educate your clients the difference of working with a REALTOR®. 

Erica Kirk

Here are four seemingly small, but truly impactful,  MLS mistakes  you should avoid at all costs.

NAR’s new advertising campaign distinguishes who REALTORS® are by sharing stories that exemplify the REALTOR® experience.

It’s an age-old tale, but a new Alexa app implies they’re going to put Realtors out of work. Sure thing, buddies.
Option for Buyer to “Hold” or “Fold” (but not renegotiate) on
inspection issues

Under the pre-2019 contract, the buyer had three basic options if the Buyer discovered property condition problems:
(1) Do nothing and accept the condition of the property subject to the flaws;
(2) Submit an objection and attempt to negotiate a change; or
(3) terminate the contract.

The Commission has now enabled buyers to make simpler offers that limit the buyer to the (1) and (3) option. The 2019 contract can also be written in a way that duplicates the pre-2019 system. Learn how to use the new system with Jon Goodman.
In this edition: A NAR introduces a proposal to protect 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Also, using automated texts as part of your marketing could violate do-not-call laws.

If you have clients whose application for a federally backed Rural Housing Service loan got snagged in the shutdown, let NAR know so it can help your clients get priority processing. Also, a residential and commercial market outlook for 2019.
2019 scheduled courses
February 28
2019 Contracts & Forms Update
Instructor: John Gillam
6 CE
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

March 13
CREC Update
Instructor: John Gillam
4 CE
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

March 13
Disclosure: Agency & relations
Instructor: John Gillam
4 CE
1:30 to 4:30 pm

March 14
Inspection & 4 Scary Words: Radon, Mold, Asbestos and Lead
Vail Pro Designation class
Instructor: Ron Amass
2 CE
9:00 to 11:00 am

March 20
Vail Valley History
Vail Pro Designation class
Kathy Heicher of the Eagle County Historical Society
Non-accredited but includes 2.5 Vail Pro credits.
9:00 to 11:30 am
Classroom lecture followed by a walking tour of Eagle.

Thursday, March 21
Towns Update:  A update with mayors and town managers from our community.
11:00 am lunch served
11:30 am to 3:00 pm presenters

Third party education opportunities
Join Title Company of the Rockies for a Free 2 credit hour class on 2019 contract and forms changes. Many new and important changes this year.

Tuesday, March 12
2:00 to 4:00 pm

Please contact Tex Asanti at
tasanti@titlecorockies.com    or 970-949-9497 to RSVP.
Do you know the difference between a General Warranty Deed and a Special Warranty Deed? Join Stewart Title for a Free 2 credit hour Title & Liens class. You'll also review different types of liens and how they can affect the sale of a property.

Friday, April 5
9:00 to 11:00 am

Please contact Stewart Title at 970- 926-0230 for info.
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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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