Last week we started collecting applications for the Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation Scholarship Program. The program is available to any Eagle County residents enrolling in or returning to college, university or accredited academic institution in the fall of 2019 as a full-time student. Please feel free to share this with anyone you think could benefit. The deadline to apply will be on June 17th. You can find the application by clicking here .
If you are interested in learning more about the Edwards River Park project, there will be a meeting on Thursday, May 16 th  for the Edwards Metro District at noon.  Click here for more info .

“What’s different is that there are so many new legislators and the very fast speed for consideration of big concepts and ideas,” said Elizabeth Peetz, vice president of government affairs for CAR. 

Be proactive with answers, and you'll save your buyers all the stress and headaches that can happen in the process

This week's meeting comes on the heels of NAR's  call for the Justice Department to defend the Department of Labor's regulatory authority to support AHPs.
New Listings were up for the Single Family-Duplex category but decreased for the Townhouse-Condo category. Pending Sales increased for both Single Family-Duplex and Townhouse-Condo.
Wednesday , May 15
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation
Instructor: Nikki Maline, Walking Mountains
2 CE, plus 2 Vail Pro credits
12:30 to 2:30 pm

Wednesday , May 29
Instructor: Connie Tremblay
4 CE
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesday , May 29
Procuring Cause
Instructor: Connie Tremblay
3 CE
1:30 to 4:30 pm

Thursday, May 30
Vail Valley/Eagle County History
Vail Pro Designation
Presentation and tour with Kathy Heicher, Eagle County History Society
2 Vail Pro credits
9:00 to 11:30 am

Registration fees for this class ($20) will benefit the Eagle County Historical Society.
Tuesday, June 11
Vail Pro Designation
REALFire Program Lunch & Learn
Find out how the   REALFire Program   helps residents identify specific actions they can take on their property to reduce wildfire hazards. FREE to attend.
2 CE, plus 2 Vail Pro credits
12:00 to 2:00 pm

Thursday, June 20
RSPS Certification   - Resort & Second Home Property Specialist
Instructor: Holly Mabery
8 CE
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Breakfast and lunch included.

Same great program, now for Affiliates too
The Vail Pro Designation is an educational program created exclusively for Vail Board of Realtors® members who want to increase their local knowledge in the real estate industry to become local experts. This same beneficial program is now available to our Affiliate members!
RP Mortgage is offering a free class to help agents to better understand Reverse Mortgages. Lunch and 2 CE credits included.

Please click here to RSVP to Gary Barton.
May is Wildfire Awareness Month
Due to high snowpack, decent moisture and lower temperatures, Colorado wildfire experts are predicting a slightly-below-average fire season. However, below-average doesn't mean there isn't a risk. Below-average for Colorado can be approximately 6,000 wildfires.
Local property owners can participate in the REALFire Program, a collaboration between Eagle County and the Vail Board of Realtors. REALFire is a free and voluntary program where an expert visits the property, assesses risks and offers property-specific wildfire mitigation recommendations. 
Please join us on Tuesday, June 11 for a Lunch and Learn with local and regional authorities on wildfire risks and prevention. You will also learn more about the REALFire Program and how it can benefit both you and your clients. RSVP at or call 766-1028.
VBR Foundation scholarship deadline
Applications are being accepted for the Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation (VBRF) Academic Scholarship Award Program. Applicant must be an Eagle County resident enrolling in or returning to a college, university or accredited academic institution of higher learning in the fall of the current year as a full time student. 

Scholarships may be awarded in amounts up to $2,000.00 each. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 17. Please click below to see criteria and guidelines.
Register for local emergency notifications

Less than 20 percent of community members in Colorado are registered for emergency notifications. That means if there’s an emergency, less than a fifth of the community would know about it when it happened.

You can be notified within minutes, or even seconds, through text or email with emergency notifications.
Academy Mortgage's professionals will make every effort to find the best loan program and pricing for your situation. They specialize in first time homebuyers, FHA, VA, USDA and down payment assistance programs.

Kate Bates and Steven Zoller are now part of the Academy Mortgage team. Links to their emails and business pages are found in the link to the left.
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor and Affiliate members!
Edwards road construction updates
Find updates on night work, scheduled closures and traffic impacts - directly from CDOT.
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.
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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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