And the winners are... for the annual dues drawing. Watch the video above to find out.

Thank you again for supporting the VBR Foundation. We were able to raise $8,700 for our academic scholarship program for next year.

Hope everyone has a great holiday season. Please remember that the office will be closed on December 24th & 25th.

Seasons greetings,

Erica Kirk

Wholesaling/Assigning Transactions
Investors and real estate brokers are targeting people with home ownership of over 20 years. This targeting translates to people over the age of 50 who are close to paying down their mortgage and holding equity in their property. The investor will offer the following...

Whether looking for motivation in your personal or professional life, one can find inspiration in the volumes of words spoken and written by those that have come before us, no matter your goals for the coming year. As we wrap up this year and anticipate success and prosperity in the next, and we set our goals for the coming year, may we all commit to turning the corner, not only economically, but through our attitudes.

Lately, it feels like we’re hearing about wildfires erupting in the western United States more often. But how have wildfire occurrences changed over the decades?

Researchers with the NASA-funded Rehabilitation Capability Convergence for Ecosystem Recovery (RECOVER) have analyzed more than 40,000 fires from Colorado to California between 1950 to 2017 to learn...
2019 scheduled courses
January 10
CREC Update with Bob Howe
4 CE
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

January 15
CREC Updates with John Gillam
Both 4 CE
8:30am to 12:30 pm

Or afternoon
1:00 to 5:00 pm

January 16
"Why in the Blank?"
2019 Contracts with Connie Tremblay
6 CE
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
February 7
CREC Update with Tod Franklin
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

February 7
2019 Contracts Section by Section with Tod Franklin
3 CE
1:30 to 4:30 pm

February 20
NAR Ethics with Tod Franklin
4 CE
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

February 21
CREC Update with Bob Howe
4 CE
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Win-Win Negotiation Techniques - CRS course in February
February 14
Win-Win Negotiation Techniques
with Monica Neubauer
8 CE
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

This course provides negotiation strategies to help you achieve mutually satisfying results rather than haggling over issues that can derail transactions. You will develop and practice scripts that can prepare you to successfully negotiate with all parties in a transaction, including clients, other agents, and service providers.
REALTOR ®  members who pay annual dues to VBR will receive the following credit towards continuing education for 2019.

  • $40 credit towards a CREC Annual Update class hosted by the VBR during 2019.
  • $20 credit towards a Vail Pro Designation course. (If you already completed the Vail Pro Designation you get $20 toward another course).

Sign up for a 2019 CREC Update Class and a Vail Pro Class of your choice any time in 2019, and after you have attended the class, a credit will be issued for the fees collected.

We value you as a member and look forward to another great year ahead!
Online Ethics options
If you complete the Ethics course online, please email a copy of the certificate to Mel McKinney, Education & Marketing Manager at . The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018.
9 RPR App Features to Increase Your Productivity in the
New Year

You know that thrill you get when you come across a tip or trick that helps make your app experience just a tad more efficient? Like pressing the app button for a shortcut to a favorite feature, or swiping to the left to quickly save for later. Every app has tricks of the trade, yet for some reason, they don’t always appear magically on our radar. This post will give you 9 tips to make sure your next experience with the RPR app is a productive one.
CAR's Online News update

Colorado Association of REALTORS® December Update: Seasonal slowdowns create more buyer opportunities, market trends and fire season in the west.
Anti Trust Considerations Part 2

Colorado Association of REALTORS ® ' General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses things REALTORS should know about anti-trust considerations for REALTORS ® in this second part of a two part series.
Support VBR Foundation while holiday shopping

Vail Board of Realtors Foundation is registered with AmazonSmile, an easy way to help fund our efforts.

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your log in and password
  3. Choose the VBR Foundation
  4. Shop away to support the cause!

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by customers. 
Shaeffer Hyde Construction announces a new property management division.

Learn more about Shaeffer Hyde's proactive approach to preventative maintenance and providing home care services. 
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VBR's affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest members!
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