Saturday is the live auction for the Playhouse Project at Nottingham Lake in Avon from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. There will be donuts, coffee, and face painting for kids. The playhouse will be roped off because they are restored for the sale. You can bid online or be at the site. Come check it out if you are free.
I am excited to share that this week Mike Fox joined the VBR team as our new MLS Director. Please make sure to say hi and introduce yourself to Mike.
Have a great weekend,

Erica Kirk

The National Association of REALTORS® urges its members and state and local REALTOR® associations to be on high alert for email and online fraud.

Find out what the most successful young agents and brokers use to stay organized and consistent, as well as close more deals.

A closer look at the economic and fiscal impacts of Initiative 66 and why housing matters for the state’s economic future.
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Tomorrow, Saturday, July 21 is the big day! Eight fabulous playhouses will be auctioned off for charity as part of the Playhouse Project . Proceeds support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , the VBR Foundation and Habitat Vail Valley.

The auction is currently “live” at, and will culminate on Saturday with an event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the exhibit site at Avon’s Nottingham Park. Stop by for free coffee, doughnuts and face paint for the kids.
Tuesday, July 24 - Vail Pro Designation class
Appraisal, Lending & Affordable Housing
2 CE
12:00 to 4:00 pm
$20 investment. $30 for non-members.
Lunch included!

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

Tuesday, August 21
Radon & the Real Estate Professional
2 CE
9:00 to 11:00 am
Course offered by Energy Smart Colorado.

Thursday, August 23
NAR Ethics
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members
Thursday, August 30 - Vail Pro Designation
Vail Valley History
Non accredited
1:00 to 3:30 pm
$20 investment. Class meets at Eagle County Building Garden Classroom.

Wednesday, September 19
Ten Things For REALTORS
2 CE
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday, September 27
NAR Ethics
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members
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Online workshops include the 5 C’s of a Successful Farming Strategy and Finding New Listings. RPR also offers online resources like eBooks, recorded webinars, graphics and a blog.

Created by REALTORS ® to be used by REALTORS ® , RPR offers comprehensive data, powerful analytics, and client-friendly reports. Set-up, navigate, and research a platform of dynamic data and persuasive reports, exclusively for REALTORS ® .
Ethics  must  be completed by the end of the year as a requirement of the National Association of REALTORS ® . The cycle started January 1, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2018. Active members are required to complete this training by the end of the cycle. 

VBR has scheduled on-site classes for 2018. Please visit our education calendar for more info.
You are also able to meet this requirement online. Links to online options are below.

VBR affiliate member Alpenglow Law, LLC provides legal services to Colorado’s modern mountain communities.

Founding partners, Dan Reynolds and T.J. Voboril, are experienced attorneys who approach their craft with a bright outlook that puts their clients at ease even in the midst of complex deals or stressful conflicts. 
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest members!
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire in less than two weeks. This will deny necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.
Don't wait to protect homeowners! Urge Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.
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!

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 total classes hours (46 hours) submit your Vail Pro Designation  application.

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