Last Friday, the VMLS announced a new member benefit, ShowingTime! This scheduling tool will help you save time, reduce calls, generate more showings, and will be integrated into the MLS starting on February 16. Be sure to sign up for training webinars below to learn more.  

The Colorado Association of Realtors® hosted a Virtual Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol a couple of weeks ago. If you were unable to attend, the information was recorded. I recommend you take some time and watch the recordings. The program featured National Economic Update with Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, and Colorado's Economy: A Regional Perspective with Patty Silverstein President & Chief Economist, Development Research Partners. All the information is linked below.

The VBR team has been working hard to get set up after our renovation, and VBR's "Welcome Home Bag" Program and REALTOR® masks are available again. Please send Jen Beckley an email to arrange a time to pick these items up at

Have a great week,
Erica Kirk
Find trusted industry-related partners in the Vail Board of Realtors®' Affiliate directory. 
Welcome to our newest Realtor® and Affiliate members. You can also view current membership numbers.
Committee members graciously volunteer their time to help strengthen the association's events, services, member offerings, and strategic plan initiatives.

Productivity can be a hard goal to shoot for, so sometimes It helps to see what others are doing. Here’s our list of 10 ways to stay productive. From

Judge says failed to plausibly allege the National Association of Realtors®' Clear Cooperation Policy harms competition and consumers. From

The National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers is an annual survey of recent home buyers and sellers who purchased from July 2019 to June 2020. From CAR.
The Welcome Home Bag Program is back in business! Please call 766-1028 or email to schedule a pick-up.

This FREE benefit is available for VBR REALTOR® members who sell a home. The "Welcome Home Bag" is a great gift for your buyer clients. Each cooler bag includes a picnic blanket, cutting board, set of wine tumblers, and a reusable shopping tote.
Make sure you use this benefit by taking a CREC Update class through the VBR! Read more about the benefit here.

The class must be a VBR hosted class to qualify. 

Thrive Real Estate Education also offers a FREE online option with CE credits.
Agency & Relationship Disclosure: Seller & Buyer Listing Contracts (Live Online)
Wednesday, February 10
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
6 CE credits
Instructor: John Gillam

This class will specifically help brokers to learn to reduce liability in over/under acting in their relationship and in making sure proper disclosure is made.
NAR Ethics (Live Online)
Thursday, February 25
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: John Gillam
4 CE credits

The current cycle for NAR Code of Ethics ends on December 31, 2021. Don't miss the cycle! This class meets the requirement for REALTORS® and Appraisers.
2021 CREC Annual Update (Live Online)
Thursday, February 18
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4 CE credits
Instructor: John Gillam
2021 CREC Annual Update (Live Online)
Tuesday, February 23
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tod Franklin
4 CE credits
At Home With Diversity (Live Online)
Wednesday, March 3 & Thursday, March 4
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. BOTH DAYS
Instructor: Leigh York
CE credits are pending (4 to 8 expected)

AHWD is designed to teach real estate professionals how to increase their sensitivity and adaptability to future market trends. It addresses issues of diversity, fair housing, and cultural differences. Participants will learn practical skills and tools to expand business and effectively service all cultural groups.
Important note: For any online classes hosted by the VBR, links to attend will be sent to registrants prior to the class. Attendees MUST be on camera for the entire duration to receive CE credit (per DORA).
Announcing a new member benefit for VMLS members: ShowingTime!

ShowingTime's industry-leading scheduling tools will be integrated into the MLS on February 16th to streamline scheduling and increase your efficiency.

Also included in the update are rules reminders and helpful Flexmls quick tips.
The Colorado Association of REALTORS® recently hosted its Virtual Economic Summit and REALTOR® Day at the Capitol event. Packed with great education and info, the live sessions are available for viewing!

Enjoy an economic update with Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of REALTORS® and Patty Silverstein President & Chief Economist, Development Research Partners.
View the recording from the CAR REALTOR® Day - "CSI - Colorado's Road to Recovery." Highlighted is the Road to Recovery Initiative (
Other Resources provided during the CSI Session:

Resources provided during the 2021 NAR Federal Update Session:

Colorado Association of Realtors® General Counsel Scott Peterson examines Appraisal Matching Clauses and how a high-velocity market can lead to high-risk clauses.
AI can now spot fake landlords and rental scams

False rental listings have risen. is helping renters by offering education and guidance on how to avoid becoming a target of rental fraud. From
Join us on Friday, February 26 for a FREE 30-minute power update with Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®.

Dr. Yun is responsible for a wide range of research activities for NAR including NAR’s Existing Home Sales statistics, Affordability Index, and Home Buyers and Sellers Profile Report.
Nonprofit organizations that support the Eagle County community are encouraged to apply for grant and sponsorship funds from the Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation.

Fifteen nonprofits received support in 2020 from the foundation, including organizations focused on education, disaster relief, and housing-related programs.

Please share the VBRF's grant application with local nonprofit representatives.
Meet the 2021 Board of Directors
Meet REALTOR® and Vail Board of REALTORS® Director, Mike Seguin! Mike has been involved with the Board for several years. "I was talked into it by other directors," says Mike. "I think we are all a little hesitant to serve, but the experience and knowing we are making a difference is very rewarding."

Fun Fact(s): Mike lived in Japan for a while. His first job was pumping gas and repairing flat tires.
Gina Dizon, REALTOR® and Vail MLS Board Director, has been a Director since 2018. Gina got involved to bring her input and insight for the MLS system to the table. She wants to see our board continue to innovate.

Fun Fact: Gina is a "Lola" (That's Tagalog for grandma)!
Meet Andrew Keiser, REALTOR® and Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation Director! This is Andrew's second year on the VBRF Board, and his goal is to grow funds to give. 

Fun Fact: Andrew grew up in Lancaster, PA and learned to ski Back East (Skiing is also one of the reasons he came to the Valley)!
Healthy, protected stream and river environments in Eagle County are available for all to experience and enjoy, and constitute one of our most treasured natural resources. Eagle River Watershed Council advocates for the health of the Upper Colorado and Eagle River watersheds through research, education, and projects.
According to the COVID-19 Dial, Eagle County is currently in Level Orange. With the current Public Health order. It is much easier to determine which level each county is in with this system - and if you are working in different markets. You can see the restrictions based on each level for real estate, depending on the color.

All resources are linked for easy access.
Mask Up with the VBR
Proudly sport the REALTOR® logo with a FREE mask from the VBR! Each black cotton mask has adjustable ear loops and covers the face from nose to chin - securing a comfy fit. 

Contact us for your free mask, or pick up several for your office!

The VBR staff is working remotely. Please contact us by phone or email. The Realtor® Hub Locker system is available for members to pick up items like lockboxes and power paddles bags after business hours!

The renovation should be completed by late January 2021.
Member Benefits & Programs
As a member of VBR, your membership includes National, State, and Local. We help provide the tools to enhance professionalism in the real estate industry.
Education Quick Link

There is no single entity that keeps track of all the education you have taken. Please keep organized, keep paper or virtual copies of certificates.
Increase your local knowledge in the real estate industry and become a local expert! The Vail Pro Designation is an educational program open to ALL VBR Realtor and Affiliate members!
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