Next week on Thursday, December 6 th is the VBR Annual Holiday Party at Vista Arrowhead. Please make sure to RSVP so that we have an accurate head count. We are also having a silent auction to raise money to support the VBR Foundation Annual Scholarship fund for 2019. 

Hope to see you next week! 

Erica Kirk
You can help the VBR Foundation support our community

The Vail Board of REALTORS ® Foundation is participating in Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 4th. When you donate on Colorado Gives Day your gifts go further, thanks to an Incentive Fund. You can pre-schedule your donation online by visiting our profile .

Silent auction items are also requested for our December 6th Holiday Party. Auction proceeds benefit VBR Foundation. Please email mel@vbr.net for more info on donating.

The VBR Foundation supports our community with need based financial assistance, not-for-profit support, education and disaster relief. Approximately $37,000 was given to the community in 2018.
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 AmazonSmile.com
  2. Enter your Amazon.com 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 smile.amazon.com purchases to the charities selected by customers. 
New Multi-list option and new R E Colorado

A Multi-Family option has been added as a Property Sub-type to the VMLS. This Multi-Family option is intended for the listing of residential buildings that contain  multiple, separate housing units.

REcolorado is launching an updated version of their home search site. The new site will have enhanced mobile functionality and SEO features to help give you and your listings even more visibility. You can preview the new design by clicking the  “Preview the new REcolorado.com”  button from  www.recolorado.com , which will appear during the sneak peek period in the right hand corner.
Celebrate VBR's 40th Anniversary

Get entered to win cool prizes, including your 2019 dues!

Pick up your free water bottle at the VBR's offices, and then post photos to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #VBR40th and #VBRrealtor. We'll draw a winner every week, with the Grand Prize being drawn on November 30.

Congrats to our third winner, Pam Peterson! Pam won a Starbucks gift card for posting on Instagram.

Overall affordability appears to be taking center stage as median housing prices continue to increase fueled by reduced inventory, an uptick in interest rates, and the median income of potential homebuyers.

Unlock new business opportunities in the new year. Here are a few market segments poised for growth.

Female real estate professionals in Southern Massachusetts are reportedly receiving text messages from a suspicious persons trying to set up meetings with them, in one case even using their broker’s contact information to try to trick them into private meetings.
Upcoming education opportunities

Tuesday, December 4
CREC Update
4 CE with Tod Franklin
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members.

Tuesday, December 4
Contracts Sections & Annual Changes
3 CE with Tod Franklin
1:30 to 4:30 pm
2019 contract changes and revisions will be incorporated.
$30 for members. $40 for non-members.
Thursday, December 13
Vail Pro Education & Schools Update
Non-accredited, but earns you 2 credits toward your Vail Pro Designation
11:20 am to 2:50 pm (Come a little early for lunch)
$10 investment
On-site Ethics classes

Monday, December 3
NAR Ethics
4 CE with Tod Franklin
1:30 to 5:00 pm
$40 for members. $50 for non-members.
Online Ethics options
If you complete the Ethics course online, please email a copy of the certificate to Mel McKinney, Education & Marketing Manager at mel@vbr.net .
In cooperation with the MLS, Homes.com is displaying the most up to date information about your listings to the millions of monthly visitors to our site. Make sure those interested buyers are also seeing the most current information about you and your brokerage by reviewing your Homes.com Profile.
 
Join Homes.com for a FREE 30-minute webinar on December 6 to learn about your listing display, how to update your personal information, and leverage the cloud based Homes.com Lead Management System to connect with more buyers.
In this edition, Jon Goodman discusses a 2019 contract language change that addresses a ppraisal issues carved out of loan termination contingency

The Division of Real Estate has added language attempting to clarify that if its Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate never had an Appraisal Objection Deadline, or if the contract lives past an Appraisal Objection Deadline, then the buyer cannot use appraisal issues to terminate the contract under any New Loan Termination Deadline. Watch this video and learn how to navigate this attempt to clarify an inherently ambiguous situation.
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