Last Saturday we wrapped up the Playhouse Project, and we helped raise a total of $29,850 from the auction! These funds will go to support Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, VBR Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. It was fun to hear that the “People's Favorite Award” went to the Shaeffer Hyde Construction team's house. Congratulations to them!

Yesterday you should have received a Member Minute video talking about the dues increase you will see on your Annual Bill in November. The Colorado Association of REALTORS ® and National Association of REALTORS ® both approved an increase for a total of $40 for next year. 

The breakdown is:
CAR = $175 - increased $10 from last year
NAR= $155 - increased $30 from last year
VBR= $348 - No change
Total= $678 - November Annual Bill

If you missed the video, you can watch it in the link below.

Erica Kirk

You aren’t necessarily suited to work with every buyer and seller that comes your way. When it’s time to end a business relationship, learn how to do it with finesse.

A helpful article from the State
of Colorado to clear up questions on broker commissions.

Kansas federal court upholds verdict determining that the buyer’s representative was responsible for losses occurring
after wire transfer to fake account.
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
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 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
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Thursday, September 27
NAR Ethics
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members
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. 
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.

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As a  Certified Actively Green company, SteamMaster's team of local experts provides world-class solutions with cutting edge technologies.
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest members!
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire in less than one week , denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.
Don't wait to protect homeowners! Urge Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.
FREE Wildfire property assessments are now available!

The Aspen Times featured Eagle County Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator Eric Lovgren and his efforts with the REALFire ® Program.

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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