Are you available to ski on Friday, Feb 8th at 7:30 am-10:00 am? We have four spots available for First Tracks at Beaver Creek courtesy of the VBR Foundation sponsorship for Habitat for Humanity.

To do a little twist, we're doing a trivia contest for anyone interested in these spots.

Please reply to me with the answer to the question below if you want to be part of the drawing. I will be collecting responses until noon today and will do a drawing for those that responded to select the winners.

Ready Set Go...

Question:
How many scholarships were awarded by the VBR Foundation academic scholarship program?

Erica Kirk

Your Nerdy Best Friend shares why you should be concerned, and easy ways to change those outdated passwords.

Forbes Real Estate Council experts weigh in on expected changes for 2019.



After two consecutive months of increases, existing-home sales declined in December, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  Lawrence Yun , NAR’s chief economist explains the drop and expected spring rise.
2019 scheduled courses
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 8
Procuring Cause with Tod Franklin
3 CE
9:00 am to 12:00 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

February 28
2019 Contracts & Forms Update with John Gillam
6 CE
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Join Title Company of the Rockies for a Free 2 credit hour class on 2019 contract and forms changes.

Friday, February 1
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Howe

Please contact Tex Asanti at
tasanti@titlecorockies.com  or 970-949-9497 to RSVP.
Win-Win Negotiation Techniques - CRS course in February
February 14
Win-Win Negotiation Techniques
with Monica Neubauer
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) course
8 CE
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Breakfast and lunch included.

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.
In the meantime, learn a few tips on negotiation from the pros.
NAR's Voice for Real Estate: Week of January 21

NAR looks at IRS guidance just released on applying rental income to the new 20 percent business income deduction. It also looks at NAR’s efforts to get processing of Rural Housing Service loan processing, which has been stalled since the federal government shutdown.

See more in this video edition of Voice for Real Estate.
REALTOR® Day at the Capitol

February 6 is your chance to see our state legislature in action! This is an opportunity for you to learn about and discuss important policy issues affecting the real estate industry this upcoming year, as well as hear from and network with your legislators.

Justin Knoll, 2019 CAR Chair, explains REALTOR® Day in a short video.
State of Vail Health
Join Vail Health for a complimentary lunch and the annual State of Vail Health address including an update for the Vail Health Hospital campus by President and CEO Will Cook.

Wednesday, January 30, 12:30-2:00 PM
Sonnenalp in Vail, 20 Vail Road

Thursday, January 31, 12:30-2:00 PM
Gypsum Town Hall, 50 Lundgren Blvd.
Sylvain Dubois, LLC has one focus – helping you with your contracts. Successfully resolve disputes and move toward effective resolution. We can help with creation of real estate, business employment and succession agreements, and provide risk mitigation audits and training to help you better understand and prepare for any potential litigation issues.
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