We would like to get your feedback as we prepare for the 2020 leadership year. Please complete our short 17 question survey if you haven’t done so already. The first 50 members to complete our survey by Friday, August 16th at 5:00pm will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. All members that complete the survey will receive a stamp for your Stamp Me App.
 
Last week the VBR Foundation announced that they awarded twelve $2,000 scholarships to Eagle County residents students. Click here to view the honorees .

We also have a Habitat for Humanity Build Day coming up on September 27th. Please join us for this event. No construction experience necessary!

Thank you,
Erica Kirk

In light of recent attacks on REALTORS® in Colorado, CAR is announcing a member-wide safety advisory and a reminder that as a real estate broker, you are vulnerable to harassment, robbery, kidnapping, or worse.

Colorado Association of Realtors' REfresh Expo explores current real estate trends, challenges and marketing solutions.

Don't wait for the weather to clear and miss out on marketing to potential buyers. View these tips from Box Brownie (video included).
This class will be rescheduled at a later date. Please stay tuned.
Wednesday, August 14
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation

Thursday, August 22
NAR®️ Ethics
Instructor: John Gillam
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
4 CE credits. Satisfies National Association of Realtors®️ Ethics requirement for Realtors and Appraisers. Meet your Ethics requirement early this cycle!


Wednesday, August 28
10 Things for REALTORS
All new legal topics for 2019 with Scott Peterson, CAR Legal Council. Earn two (2) CE credits. Followed by Risk Management "Potpourri," a free-flowing discussion on current risk management topics.

REGISTER   for 10 Things

REGISTER   for Risk Management Potpourri
Wednesday, September 4
Safe, Not Sorry
Instructor: Connie Tremblay
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
3 CE credits
Personal and internet safety, prevention tips, preparation lists, and emergency response advice are all included. Attend and get a stamp to be entered to win your dues!

Wednesday, September 4
Procuring Cause
Instructor: Connie Tremblay
1:00 to 4:00 pm
3 CE Credits. This class covers the three-year cycle requirement for Designated Realtors® (Managing or Owner Brokers) for Procuring Cause.
You can find more classes at VBR.net .

Scroll down to our "Affiliates Corner" to see classes and webinars provided by Affiliate members.
New Listings were down for the Single Family-Duplex category and the Townhouse-Condo category. However, Pending Sales increased for both Single Family-Duplex and Townhouse-Condo. Please click the image below to see a full report for July 2019, or log on at vbr.net to view all reports.
Invest in RPAC - Win a $1,000 Southwest Airlines gift card

Invest in REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) this summer, and you can win one of six prizes! The next prize drawing with the Colorado Association of REALTORS® is this Friday.

Your  $25 investment   in RPAC will enter you into RPAC's Summer Giveaway Series. You’ll have the chance to win one of six $200 gift cards and the Grand Prize: a $1,000 Southwest Airlines Gift Card. Each  $25 investment  is an entry, so increase your investment to increase your chances of winning! 
RPR adds Opportunity Zones

Realtors Property Resource®, a nationwide data resource, has added Qualified Opportunity Zones to its platform. This powerful data layer will allow Realtors® to use RPR's map interface to analyze and search for properties within the 8,700 Opportunity Zones throughout the U.S.
Free family activities with Starting Hearts

Join Starting Hearts, Town of Vail and Vail Recreation District for one final bash before school starts. This event is free and includes a Fun Walk and Run, CPR education, vendors and snacks.

Businesses and organizations are also invited to participate. For more info, please contact Starting Hearts at 970.763.5306.
Lunch benefits Vail valley Salvation Army
Help alleviate hunger in our community. Purchase your tickets today for Empty Bowls, a soup and bread lunch benefiting Vail Valley Salvation Army.

Contact the Salvation Army to purchase tickets at 970.748.0704.

The Vail Board of Realtors is a proud "Souper Sponsor" of Empty Bowls.
In addition to new construction, Shaeffer Hyde also offers luxury renovations and property management services. They will work with clients to create a custom property management services strategy - whether as a stand alone property manager or a compliment to existing services.
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor and Affiliate members!
Dogma Athletica would like to invite all VBR members to TWO complimentary  Live It Group  fitness classes! Pick a class time that works best with your schedule, and RSVP to Bryan@dogmaathletica.com  with the class that you would like to attend. Be ready to get moving, and feel great! 
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.
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 your hours submit your Vail Pro Designation   application.

Association Executive

MLS Director

Membership & Office Coordinator

Education & Marketing Manager

MLS Rapattoni Help Line
MLS Touch App
Tech Helpline
and Sentrilock Support
The National Association of Realtors® partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles now includes the popular Jeep® Wrangler. From now until August 31, 2019 you can get a $500 cash allowance when you buy or lease a 2018 Wrangler - along with a two-year vehicle maintenance package.