Please join us this week on  Thursday, June 13th  for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Town of Avon's Benches art exhibit. The kick off event will take place around 5:30pm at the Main Street Mall path. Over the next five weeks the Town of Avon is hosting the  Benches  public art exhibit that incorporate local artists with local nonprofits to produce artistic benches to be on display as an amenity to guests during the busy summer season. The VBR Foundation is excited to be part of this event and will have a bench to represent our members giving back to the community.
To promote our members to stop and see our bench we will be having a social media contest. Remember take a picture next to our bench over the next five weeks. Please click here for full details. Members that participate will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card and receive a “Stamp Me” punch!
A special thank you to the Shaeffer & Hyde Construction for volunteering time to build our bench.
Can’t wait to see the pictures over the next five weeks!

Erica Kirk

According to NAR, pending home sales declined in April, a modest change from the growth seen a month before.

Residents are urged to view the countywide flood preparedness plan, especially due to the high snowpack.

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TOMORROW: 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 and open to ALL members.
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.
CAM program update:
Bill vetoed
From a recent memo from Richard Del Valle of the Department of Regulatory Agencies:

"The Community Association Manager (CAM) Program bill did not get approved. It was vetoed by the Governor on May 31, 2019, so the program is ending on June 30, 2019. We are shutting down all licensing requirements and fees and not accepting any new applications for the program, effective immediately.  

Therefore, there will be no licensing for this group, and as such no need for any continuing education courses. We will not be accepting any future CAM CE course submissions, effective immediately."

If you have any questions, please contact DORA at 303.894.2357.
Window to the Law: Real Estate Wholesaling

Finley Maxon, National Association of REALTORS® legal council explains real estate wholesaling business model and some of the potential legal pitfalls related to this practice.
Benches of Avon to support local nonprofits

The Vail Board of Realtors Foundation is one of over a dozen local nonprofits participating in Benches of Avon. The VBR Foundation will have a bench to represent our members giving back to the community.

Please join us for the ribbon cutting this Thursday, June 13 at the Main Street Mall path (by the Wyndham and Seasons at Avon buildings). The unveiling kicks off at 5:30 pm.

More info will follow later today on how you can earn a "stamp" toward winning your 2020 membership dues. Stay tuned!
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.
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Welcome to our newest Realtor and Affiliate members!
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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