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Thursday, August 1
Appraisal, Lending & Affordable Housing
Vail Pro Designation
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
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
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
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.

Wednesday, August 28
10 Things for REALTORS
All new legal topics for 2019 with Scott Peterson, CAR Legal Council. Earn two (2) CE credits. Followed by Risk Management "Potpourri," a free-flowing discussion on current risk management topics.

REGISTER   for 10 Things

REGISTER   for Risk Management Potpourri
You can find more classes at VBR.net .

Scroll down to our "Affiliates Corner" to see classes and webinars provided by Affiliate members.
Wednesday, September 4
Procuring Cause
Instructor: Connie Tremblay
1:00 to 4:00 pm
3 CE Credits. This class covers the three-year cycle requirement for Designated Realtors® (Managing or Owner Brokers) for Procuring Cause.
Complete the C2EX program and be entered for a chance to win a $300 gift card!
The Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program is a FREE individualized online learning adventure designed to keep REALTORS® at the top of their game.

Once you have earned your C2EX endorsement, you’ll automatically be entered to win a $300 Visa gift card. But hurry. You must complete the program by September 1 to be eligible!
Learn more about C2EX and begin your journey today at  www.C2EX.Realtor .
MIC Drop: Navigating HOAs

In this Colorado Association of Realtors' MIC (Mini Informational Course video) host Richie Averill discusses how consumers can navigate Home Owner Associations with Shanneyvie Johnson from the Department of Regulatory Agencies. (DORA).
The National Association of Realtors® partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles now includes the popular Jeep® Wrangler. From now until August 31, you can get a $500 cash allowance when you buy or lease a 2018 Wrangler - along with a two-year vehicle maintenance package.
Need a refresher on benefits?

Find information on NAR and VBR member benefits by clicking the images.
Using OneDrive: 5 Tips for storing and sharing photos, videos and docs online.

OneDrive allows you to work securely from any device: your desktop, laptop or on your phone through its mobile app.
Chase offers a variety of unique product offerings to fit your customers' needs. Get a committed service level from a dedicated Home Lending team.
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor and Affiliate members!
Bonnie Marlette of Citiwide Home Loans is offering a FREE lending course tomorrow , 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 .
Are you a Realtor or legal professional with questions about conservation easements? Learn more and earn three (3) CE credits at a workshop on Monday, August 12 in Steamboat Springs.

Hosted by the Colorado Cattleman's Agricultural Land Trust, Eagle Valley Land Trust and Yampa Valley Land Trust. Cost is only $15. Click  this link  to register (also in flyer).
Dogma Athletica invites ALL VBR members to a complimentary Live It group training fitness class. Pick a class time that works best with your schedule, and RSVP to Bryan@dogmaathletica.com  with the class that you would like to attend. Be ready to get moving, and feel great! 
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 your hours submit your Vail Pro Designation   application.

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