This year the Vail Board of Realtors® Foundations' 7th Annual Golf Tournament will be on September 16th at the Sonnenalp Club. Sponsorship and teams’ signups are now available. This event is the Foundation's largest fundraiser to support their mission “To assist the community and association members with need-based financial assistance, not-for-profit support, education, and disaster relief.” Please contact Mike Fox for more information.

VBR Leadership had a productive week at the NAR Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. We talked to senators and state representatives on issues affecting the real estate industry and had a busy week of informational meetings. This afternoon, we will be sending out conference cliff notes to share what we learned.

Have a great snowy, wet day!

Erica Kirk

Colorado REALTORS® collaborated with diverse stakeholders throughout the 2019 legislative session.

Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, gave a talk at the May REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC. You can view his slides.

I s Facebook dead to you? How to rethink your marketing to the age of Facebook's "digital living room."
CAM licensing program extended by state

On May 3, 2019,  HB19-1212  (Concerning the Recreation of the Community Association Manager Licensing Program) was passed by the Colorado legislature and is waiting to be signed into law by the Governor, which will become effective immediately upon his signature. The bill extends the CAM licensing program until September 1, 2020.
Wednesday , May 29
CREC/ACU Update
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. Course is open to ALL VBR members.
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.

RP Mortgage is offering a FREE class TODAY to help agents to better understand Reverse Mortgages. Lunch and 2 CE credits included!

Please click here to RSVP to Gary Barton.
Bonnie Marlette of Bay Equity is offering a FREE Mortgage 101 course on Wednesday, June 5. Earn 1 CE of credit. RSVP link (email) in attachment.
Tomorrow and Thursday! The Steamboat Board of Realtors® is hosting a Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation course with instructor Rich Sands. The SRES® designation is for Realtors who want to be able to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.

Contact Elisabeth Salzgeber with questions or to register. elisabeth@ssbr.org

Wednesday, May 29th &Thursday, May 30th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Ranch at Steamboat, 1800 Ranch Road
Cost $200
Researchers document the effect of pre-fire mitigation on structure losses

Two decades of work in Montecito, California had a positive effect during the 2017 Thomas Fire.
Coloradans always live with
wildfire threat

More than half of the state’s population now live in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire. Public and private organizations across are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Awareness month to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires.
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. 
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.
The worst offenses in virtually staged photos

When editing listing images, make sure to avoid misrepresenting a property and giving buyers a false impression.
ANB Bank offers a full array of deposit services, or loans for construction, land, commercial real estate, and mortgages.

With two locations, ANB is made up of individuals dedicated to helping clients meet their financial goals.  
Find trusted industry related partners in
VBR's affiliate directory. 
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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