Today is your last chance to submit an application for Board of Directors spots for next year. Our Directors set policy and monitor the actions of committees and staff to create and maintain valuable services. If you are interested, please apply today .
 
Congratulations to the winner of our Benches of Avon social media contest! Please scroll down to see our winner.
 
Have a great week!

Erica Kirk

Hiding flaws behind flowery copy does nothing but waste the buyers' and their agent’s time.

A decline in global growth and low housing inventory contributed to a drop in foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate over the past year.

A luxury villa in France recently was sold via a blockchain cryptocurrency, making it the first transaction to be sold in Europe using a tokenization exchange process. 
Thursday, July 25
InDEED Program
A free one-hour presentation on the InDEED Program by George Ruther, Town of Vail Director of Housing.
Free to all members.
9:00 to 10:30 am



Thursday, August 1
Appraisal, Lending & Affordable Housing
Vail Pro Designation
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
2 CE credits and 4 Vail Pro credits

Wednesday, August 7
Vail Valley/Eagle County History
Vail Pro Designation
9:00 to 11:00 am
No CE credits and 2 Vail Pro credits

Your $20 registration fee benefits the Eagle County Historical Society.
Friday, August 9
Title & Survey Requirements
Vail Pro Designation
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
2 CE credits and 4.5 Vail Pro credits


Wednesday, August 14
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Vail Pro Designation
9:00 to 11:00 am
2 CE credits and 2 Vail Pro credits

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.

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


Find more classes at VBR.net !

Scroll down to our "Affiliate Corner" to see classes and webinars provided by Affiliate members.
A friendly reminder regarding drones
Cordillera Metro District requests notification before filming with drones in any of its neighborhoods. This is to notify the neighbors of drone and filming activity.

Please contact the Cordillera Public Safety office at 970-926-2335. Thank you.
We have a winner of a $100 Visa gift card in our Benches of Avon social media contest...Delfina Darquier!

Thank you to the participants who posted photos of the VBR Foundation's bench on social media with the hashtags #VBRFbench and #VBRFgiving. Below are photos from two participants. Participants also received a stamp with the Stamp Me app, and will be entered to win 2020 dues. For more in the Stamp Me app, please scroll down to "Win Your Dues."
VBR and VMLS are looking for a few great leaders!

Today is the final day to apply for the VBR and VMLS Boards of Directors for 2019-2020. 

Directors set policy and monitor actions of committees and staff to create and maintain valuable services. They assure the Board's finances are sound via effective financial management. Directors maintain awareness of our real estate market and community matters that may affect members, communicating and acting on those matters through the Board of Directors.  

If you are interested, please apply today . The completed form must be submitted by  Monday, July 22nd .
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 fist prize drawing with the Colorado Association of REALTORS® is this Thursday.

Your  $25 investment  in RPAC will enter you into our RPAC 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 is pleased to introduce Mailing Labels as a new feature within its array of products and programs exclusively for REALTORS ® .
Webinar: Getting Started With RPR

Set-up, navigate, and research an unparalleled platform of dynamic data and persuasive reports. RPR is an invaluable member benefit offered exclusively to REALTORS at no additional cost.
Legal Bites: What's available to help you

Colorado Association of Realtors' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses the various Legal Help that is available through CAR. Check out this short video to make sure you are getting the full value of your membership.

Scott Peterson will be teaching 10 Things for Realtors at the VBR on Wednesday, August 28.
Stewart Title has launched a mobile app designed to help you up your farming game. Segment properties, view property profiles, access rate calculators and more. Talk to Kira Taylor at your local Stewart Title office for more info, or call 970-926-0230.
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor and Affiliate members!
Bonnie Marlette of Citiwide Home Loans is offering a FREE lending course next Tuesday, July 30. Bonnie explains the differences between a conventional mortgage and an FHA mortgage. Property types acceptable to FHA, more flexible underwriting guidelines and credit score requirements. 

Earn 1 CE of credit. RSVP to Bonnie's email .
Altitude Control Technologies will host a FREE Lunch & Learn on Friday, July 26. ACT is an altitude simulation company that can lower altitude in homes to give you better sleep, more energy and no altitude sickness. 

RSVP to Kristina Sherwood of ACT (link also in attachment).
Are you a Realtor or legal professional with questions about conservation easements? Two workshops are available on Monday, August 12 in Steamboat.

Hosted by the Colorado Cattleman's Agricultural Land Trust, Eagle Valley Land Trust and Yampa Valley Land Trust. C ontinuing education credits are pending and cost is only $15. Click  this link  to register (also in flyer).
Dogma Athletica invites all VBR members to a complimentary Live It group training fitness class. Pick a class time that works best with our schedule, and RSVP to Bryan@dogmaathletica.com  with the class that you would like to attend. Be ready to get moving, and feel great! 
You can help students gain real-world work skills

You're invited to a free lunch & learn for CareerWise, a modern youth apprenticeship program provided by the Vail Valley Partnership.

Colorado Mountain College in Edwards
Friday, July 26 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Please click here to RSVP to Erik Williams of the V.V.P.
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.

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