Today I wanted to share an MLS reminder with everyone. Please make sure that your links and information you put in the MLS do not have branding of any kind. Over the last few weeks, I have been seeing a lot of this going on.  

The Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation is excited to be sponsoring Salvation Army’s, Empty Bowls event again this year. The event will be on August 10 th at Battle Mountain High school; please save the date.

If you haven’t responded to the National Flood Insurance call for action, it isn’t too late. Please take action today. 

Erica Kirk

While about a third of the survey respondents who were not yet retired said they have a mortgage balance, 80% said they were confident they could pay it off before retiring.

I have enough issues making myself understood when I speak with someone face-to-face. Now I need to pay attention to how I text so as not to be misconstrued.

It’s 12:17 a.m. I’m laying in the dark basking in the glow of my laptop, next to my sleeping sons, as I go back and forth between the clock and my to-do list, then back to the clock, then over to my children’s faces.
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Next Saturday on July 21st from 10:30am-12:30pm a live auction will take place to sell the beautiful playhouses at Nottingham Park in Avon. The houses will be cleaned up and restored two days before the auction so they are ready to buy. If you can't make the auction you can still bid online.

This is a great opportunity to purchase a playhouse that is going to a good cause. The funds will go to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , the VBR Foundation and Habitat Vail Valley.

Tuesday, July 24 - Vail Pro Designation class
Appraisal, Lending & Affordable Housing
2 CE
12:00 to 2:00 pm.
$20 investment. $30 for non-members.

Wednesday, July 25
Managing the Home Inspection
3 CE
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Course offered by True Perspective Home Consultants.

Thursday, October 18 -
Residential Real Estate Council (formerly the Council of Residential Specialists)
Mastering Your Time to Achieve Your Goals
8 CE
8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
$140 investment. $150 for non-members.

Friday, October 19 -
Residential Real Estate Council (formerly the Council of Residential Specialists)
Succeeding in the Luxury Market
8 CE
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$140 investment. $150 for non-members.

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

VBR has two scheduled on-site classes for 2018.
NAR Ethics
Thursday, August 16
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
NAR Ethics
Wednesday, November 14
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
You are also able to meet this requirement online. Links to online options are below.

June 2018

New Listings were down 17.0 percent for the Single Family-Duplex category and 20.1 percent for the Townhouse-Condo category. Pending Sales increased 12.0 percent for Single Family-Duplex and 14.5 percent for Townhouse-Condo.
The July edition of HOME Magazine is on news stands in the valley. This month: Upgrading your patio for the summer, how to be water wise, and VBR's May statistics.
FREE Wildfire property assessments are now available!

REALFire ® is a voluntary property assessment program helping homeowners identify specific actions they can take to reduce wildfire hazards.

 Developed by the Vail Board of REALTORS® and Eagle County, REALFire was inspired by REALTORS® engaging with residents on wildfire safety and education.  

Let's protect our homes from wildfire!

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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