We have an MLS update to share with everyone this week. A new required field has was added into the MLS called “Short Term Rental Perm,” which stands for short-term rentals permitted. The field requires you to mark “Yes or No." It was added to help you know if the property can be used for short-term rentals. Each area in Eagle County has different requirements, so make sure to keep up to date with this. 
I have a correction from last week’s newsletter. The dues increase for next year will total $708 which reflects the $40 increase of both NAR & CAR.

Lastly a reminder to everyone that if you are looking for room rental our classroom and boardroom are available for rent. Please contact Jen Beckley if you would like more information.

Erica Kirk

NAR issues a response to a J.D. Powers residential real estate satisfaction survey  and its FSBO findings.

Everything your buyers need to know about getting their dream home inspected.

NAR is still urging for reforms to make the program solvent and sustainable for the long term.
Just 20 dollars gets you soup, bread and dessert from local restaurants, a handcrafted bowl to take home, and the power to help feed our community!

VBR Foundation is proud to sponsor "Empty Bowls," a fundraiser for Vail Valley Salvation Army .

Call or email Salvation Army for tickets (970-748-0704).
Save the date for September 14! Vail Board of REALTORS has scheduled a Build Day with Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. This will be a day of networking, fun and building a home for a local family! No experience is required.

VBR will send out more information closer to the date.
Tuesday, August 21
Radon & the Real Estate Professional
2 CE
9:00 to 11:00 am
Course offered by Walking Mountains Science Center. Click for info on course.

Thursday, August 23
NAR Ethics
4 CE - Tod Franklin
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members.

Friday, August 24
Contracts Section by Section
2 CE - Tod Franklin
9:00 to 11:00 am
$20 for members. $30 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 - Scott Peterson
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday, September 27
NAR Ethics
4 CE - John Gillam
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members
August 9 Webinar: Leverage the Homes.com & MLS Partnership to connect with active buyers
In cooperation with your MLS, Homes.com is displaying the most up to date information about your listings to the millions of monthly visitors to its site.

This free 30-minute webinar on August 9 (and September 13) teaches you about your Homes.com listing display, how to update your personal information, and leverage the cloud based Homes.com Lead Management System to connect with more buyers.
RRC Road Show

Residential Real Estate Council instructor, Gee Dunsten is bringing an RRC Road Show to Colorado in October. He’ll be teaching 3 CRS classes in 3 different locations across the state. 
Reminder: Ethics Cycle 5 due by December 31

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.

Please contact Melanie McKinney, education and marketing manager for more information at mel@vbr.net .
“Did the Seller Receive My Buyer’s Offer?”

In this edition, Scott Peterson, CAR’s Legal Counsel, addresses an increasingly common Legal Hotline question: A buyer’s REALTOR ® prepared and delivered an offer, on behalf of their buyer, to a seller. Unfortunately (for the buyer), the offer was only one of multiple offers that the seller received, and the buyer’s offer was not accepted.  Moreover, the buyer’s offer was either allowed to expire without a response, or it was simply responded to with a short email from the listing REALTOR ® saying “the Seller decided to accept an alternative offer…”
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Welcome to our newest members!
NEW! MLS field for short term rentals added

A new required field has been added into the MLS called “Short Term Rental Perm,” which stands for short-term rentals permitted. The field requires you to mark “Yes or No." It was added to help you know if the property can be used for short-term rentals. Each area in Eagle County has different requirements, so make sure to keep up to date with this.
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.
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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