As we reflect over the last year, we have accomplished a lot. Some highlights to look back at over the year are:

  • The Vail Board of Realtors was the presenting sponsor of the Town of Avon’s Playhouse Project. Which supported St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Habitat for Humanity and our own Vail Board of Realtors Foundation. 

  • The VBR Foundation donated a playhouse to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens for a children’s farmers market.  

  • We raised $30,000 at our Annual Golf Tournament for the VBR Foundation. 

  • We implemented our academic scholarship which awarded five $2,000 scholarships to deserving students.

  • We celebrated the 40th anniversary of our organization in the Vail Valley.

As we enter the new year, we will continue working towards our mission; To support our members and serve the community through education, technology, philanthropy and advocacy.

Just a reminder that our offices will be closed to celebrate the new year on December 31 and January 1.
Wishing you a joyous New Year!
Erica Kirk
Vail Board of Realtors was the presenting sponsor of the Town of Avon’s Playhouse Project.
Five REALTORS® earned the Vail Pro Designation in 2018.
VBR Foundation raised over $30,000 at its June golf tournament. 2018 was also the first year the VBRF participated in Colorado Gives Day.
Vail Board of Realtors marked its 40th Anniversary with a video recap of its history.
Almost $9,000 was raised for our scholarship program at the Holiday Party.

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If you complete the Ethics course online, please email a copy of the certificate to Mel McKinney, Education & Marketing Manager at . The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018.

2019 scheduled courses
January 10
CREC Update with Bob Howe
4 CE
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

January 15
CREC Updates with John Gillam
Both 4 CE
8:30am to 12:30 pm

Or afternoon
1:00 to 5:00 pm

January 16
"Why in the Blank?"
2019 Contracts with Connie Tremblay
6 CE
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
February 7
CREC Update with Tod Franklin
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

February 7
2019 Contracts Section by Section with Tod Franklin
3 CE
1:30 to 4:30 pm

February 20
NAR Ethics with Tod Franklin
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

February 21
CREC Update with Bob Howe
4 CE
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
REALTOR ®  members who pay annual dues to VBR will receive the following credit towards continuing education for 2019.

  • $40 credit towards a CREC Annual Update class hosted by the VBR during 2019.
  • $20 credit towards a Vail Pro Designation course. (If you already completed the Vail Pro Designation you get $20 toward another course).

Sign up for a 2019 CREC Update Class and a Vail Pro Class of your choice any time in 2019, and after you have attended the class, a credit will be issued for the fees collected.

We value you as a member and look forward to another great year ahead!
Win-Win Negotiation Techniques - CRS course in February
February 14
Win-Win Negotiation Techniques
with Monica Neubauer
8 CE
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

This course provides negotiation strategies to help you achieve mutually satisfying results rather than haggling over issues that can derail transactions. You will develop and practice scripts that can prepare you to successfully negotiate with all parties in a transaction, including clients, other agents, and service providers.

One of the more significant changes coming to the Colorado Commission Approved Contract to Buy and Sell (“CBS”) in January 2019, relates to Paragraph 13 (“Transfer of Title”) of the form.

Colorado Association of REALTORS®' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses Colorado Property Deeds and upcoming changes for 2019.
NAR has issued an all-member alert warning of the latest email phishing attempt - a supposed GoFundMe page - targeting the industry. It's more important than ever to heed these four tips from the FBI to protect yourself and your clients.
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Support VBR Foundation while holiday shopping

Vail Board of Realtors Foundation is registered with AmazonSmile, an easy way to help fund our efforts.

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  3. Choose the VBR Foundation
  4. Shop away to support the cause!

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