Last week on Friday you should have received information from the Colorado Association of Realtors® about a healthcare solution program that is available. I encourage you to look at this program and see if this is a good fit for you. If you missed the email from CAR, please review it here .

I also want to congratulate Kevin Kuebert who graduated from the Colorado Association of Realtors Leadership Academy.
Kevin Kuebert with Colorado Association of Realtors leadership. Left to right: Justin Knoll, CAR Chair, Kevin Kuebert, Janene Johnson, Chair-Elect and Tyrone Adams, Chief Executive Officer.
Left to right: Laura Sellards, Erica Kirk, Michelle Rampelt, Kevin Kuebert, Doug Landin, Cynthia Thrall, Dawn Mullin, Betsy Laughlin

When you’re representing a property that’s under an active lease, you have to figure out how to get the renter on board with the seller’s plan.

Following four weeks of rate increases, fixed-rate mortgages posted a drop this week.

According to the New York Federal Reserve, an overhaul of tax code has “negatively impacted the housing market" by tamping down sales volume.
Major Update on Healthcare Offering for Colorado REALTORS ®
Big news for Colorado Realtors! The Colorado Association of REALTORS® announced a solution for affordable healthcare solution on Friday. It is made up of two parts:

1) Apex, which addresses small medical costs like preventive care, regular visits, prescriptions, etc.

2) Sedera, which addresses the large medical costs like accidents, cancer treatment, surgeries, etc.

CAR has worked to combine these two products into one offering available to REALTORS® for a cost that is 30% - 50% less than purchasing insurance on the Colorado exchange! For details, pricing, education, and more, explore the link:

Additional Resources:

  • For a recently recorded webinar about the plan, click here
  • To register for the upcoming live webinar on May 17th at 9am, click here
  • To connect with someone directly, call or e-mail: (720) 523-5224 or
IT Please

CAR is also offering IT Telephone Technical Support for REALTORS®.

  • Tele-Tech Support that handles any electronic equipment in their home (laptop, TV, computer, stereo, etc.)
  • 2 Packages offered
  • Premium - $10/month
  • Platinum - $15/Month
  • Offers 60% off In-home visits
For more information on either of these benefits, please visit the link below.
Have you ever set goals you didn’t reach? Jim Dague's May 10th class titled "Breakthrough Business Planning" will share insights and tips on reaching your goals. This promises to be a very engaging class!

Also, we have a 4 CE Ethics class on May 9. Realtor and Appraiser members: Get an early start on meeting your NAR Ethics requirement!
Thursday, May 9
NAR Ethics
Instructor: Tod Franklin
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
This class meets the NAR Ethics requirement for all REALTOR® and Appraiser members.

Friday, May 10
Breakthrough Business Planning
Vail Pro Designation class
Instructor: Jim Dague
4 Vail Pro credits
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

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.
May is Wildfire Awareness Month
Over half of Colorado’s population lives in areas considered wildland-urban interface areas (WUI). Homeowners should be aware of the threat of wildfire and how to reduce risks to property.

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.
Tuesday, June 11
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 and 2 Vail Pro credits
12:00 to 2:00 pm
Buying property anonymously
It’s not unusual for Commercial Buyers to want to purchase anonymously, and it’s not uncommon in Residential transactions either! Jon Goodman explores the motives behind incognito purchases, options for accomplishing them, and how they affect the transaction.
7 tech companies poised to
disrupt real estate

From marketing platforms to safety and staging solution developers, several startup companies are positioning themselves to grow their footprint in the real estate space over this next year.
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 the now part of the Academy Mortgage team. Links to their emails and business pages are found in the link to the left.
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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.
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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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FREE Online Classes
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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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