Last year the VBR Foundation purchased the Habitat for Humanity Playhouse and donated it to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Friday was the official opening of Betty’s Market, which will be used for kids to learn about the origin of food and will illustrate a farmer’s market setting for children. We are so proud to be part of this fantastic exhibit in our community. Pictures are below in the newsletter.

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July! 

Erica Kirk
VBR and VMLS are looking for a few great leaders!

Director positions are open on both the VBR and VMLS Boards of Directors for 2019-2020. 

Will you join us?

Directors set policy and monitor actions of committees and staff to create and maintain valuable services. They assure the Board's finances are sound via effective financial management. Directors maintain awareness of our real estate market and community matters that may affect members, communicating and acting on those matters through the Board of Directors.  

If you are interested, please apply today. The completed form must be submitted by  Monday, July 22nd  .
Are you looking to get more involved in Leadership?

Three grants are available for VBR members to attend the Colorado Association of REALTORS ®  
Refresh Expo on September 5th in Denver. The grant will cover registration, meals, mileage to the event and one nights stay in Denver.
These meetings are a great way to get to know your peers in the state of Colorado and provide you with professional development to make you more successful.

Please email Erica Kirk by Wednesday, July 17th  at 10:00 am to be added to the list. Depending on how much interest there is in attending, we will do a drawing if needed.

Get off your soapbox, prove your value to your clients, and go sell a house.

Statement issued by NAR after Executive Order signed to combat housing affordability concerns across much of the nation.

The Supreme Court ruled in a decision that overturns a decades-old precedent regarding property rights claims against the government.
Thursday, July 25
InDEED Program
A free one-hour presentation on the InDEED Program by George Ruther, Town of Vail Director of Housing.
Free to all members.
9:00 to 10:30 am

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

Find more classes at
Bonnie Marlette of Citiwide Home Loans is offering a FREE lending course on 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 (link in attachment).
Webinar: Getting Started With RPR

Set-up, navigate, and research an unparalleled platform of dynamic data and persuasive reports. RPR is an invaluable member benefit offered exclusively to REALTORS at no additional cost.
SentriLock is now SentriKey
SentriKey is an updated version of the SentriSmart mobile app and it features a new look, clearer prompts, and an action-based layout so you can perform key tasks in just seconds. You can download it now at  Google Play  or the  App Store , or just go to the new icon on your phone to get started if your device is set for automatic updates. 

Now, with just a few clicks in the app, you can easily:
·         Open the key compartment
·         Remove the shackle
·         Find, sort and review access reports
·         Grant secure temporary access
·         And much more!
5 local ways to compete with
big tech

Being a good agent also means being involved in your area. Here are a handful of easy ways to get started.
Do Colorado's Fair Housing Laws Apply to Me?

A consumer advisory on discriminatory advertising & familial status as a protected class.

Colorado law prohibits any advertisement for housing (whether for sale or rental) that “indicates any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination based on disability, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, national origin, or ancestry.”
Betty's Market ribbon cutting

Friday was the launch of the new "Betty's Market," a farmer's market at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail. The market is a play tool to help reveal the origin of food to kids.

The market was one of eight playhouses auctioned off for charity at the 2018 Playhouse Project in Avon, and it was built by a volunteer team to benefit Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley . It was purchased at auction by the Vail Board of Realtors Foundation, who in turn donated it to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens .
VBR social media contest offers chances to win

Have you visited the Benches of Avon art installation? The Vail Board of Realtors Foundation is one of over a dozen local nonprofits participating in Benches of Avon.

Participate in VBR's social media contest and be entered to win a $100 gift card or your 2020 dues!
Take a photo sitting on or next to the VBR Foundation bench, just like VBR Realtor member Delfina Darquier. Then share the photo to Instagram and Facebook with the hashtags #VBRFbench and #VBRFgiving to be entered into the contest.

Vote for the VBR Foundation bench and be entered to win a $250 entertainment voucher to either the Vail Dance Festival OR the Bravo! Vail Music Festival!
Vail Valley Partnership’s One Valley Healthcare Program is a comprehensive and cost-effective alternative to traditional plans. It offers affordable, accessible, and effective healthcare options for Vail Valley Partnership members – both businesses and individuals alike.  Participants can expect to save as much as 60% when compared to health insurance!
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor and Affiliate members!
Edwards Spur Road construction

A new traffic alignment is in place at the intersection of Edwards Access Road and U.S. Highway 6 as construction crews begin the first half of the new roundabout construction. 

NOTE: The far west entrance of Riverwalk (near the Inn) is still closed at this time.
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 total classes hours (46 hours) submit your Vail Pro Designation   application.

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