The Vail Board of Realtors® (VBR) is a professional membership organization dedicated to the successful practice of the real estate profession. VBR seeks to provide continuing education, technology, networking opportunities and business resources to its Members. VBR upholds the highest standards of integrity and professionalism by insisting that members conduct themselves by the standards of the National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics.

The non-profit organization provides services to around 700 Realtor® Members whom participate in over 1,000 transactions per year on average. The Vail Board of Realtors® has over 100 Affiliate Members who provide a variety of services to Buyers, Sellers and Homeowners.

Mission Statement of the Vail Board of REALTORS®

TO SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, PHILANTHROPY, AND ADVOCACY.

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History
The Vail Board of Realtors® was formed by a local group of real estate professionals in the early days of Vail. The Vail Board of Realtors® received its charter from the National Association of Realtors® in 1978, just a few years after Vail opened in 1962 a few before Beaver Creek Resort opened in 1982. This group of real estate and Vail Valley pioneers saw the benefits of joining with the National and State associations to ensure ethical and professionalism in the profession and to protect homeownership rights.

The Vail Board of Realtors® is located in center of the Vail Valley in Edwards, Colorado. The current space has been home to the Vail Board of Realtors® since 2006. The office space offers a Board Room, and Multi-Purpose Training Room. The Vail Board of Realtors® shares the office space with Vail Multi-List Service, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vail Board of Realtors®.

 

Celebrating 40 Years in Vail Valley

Watch the video below to hear from VBR Founders and Past Presidents of how it all started.

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Giving back to the community 

The Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation was established in 1996 to help promote community efforts for the Vail Board of Realtors®. Today their mission is: To assist the community and association members with need based financial assistance, not-for-profit support, education and disaster relief.

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The Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation (VBRF) grant process for nonprofits is now open. 

Guidelines & Eligibility:
The Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that: Support the local community in Eagle County. We want to support all non-profits organizations in our community, but funding is limited and determined by the following criteria.

  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, as defined by the IRS.
  • Funds must remain in Eagle County and benefit the local community.
  • Grants and sponsorships should align with our mission statement: “To assist the community and association members with need-based financial assistance, not-for-profit support, education, and disaster relief.”
  • Show evidence of a demonstrated commitment to the Foundation’s strategic objectives;
  • Supporting the local community in Eagle County;
  • Promote educational programs;
  • Provide disaster relief assistance at the local, state, or federal level;
  • Housing-related programs.
  • All donation requests will be reviewed by the VBR Foundation Board of Directors and are based on available funds.
  • Typical grant request range from $250 –$5,000

Please fill out and return the application linked below to Erica Kirk, Association Executive at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before the deadline February 28, 2020 deadline. Organizations will be notified of funding decisions on March 9, 2020. Should you have any questions concerning the application process, please don’t hesitate to inquire.

The 2020 grant and sponsorships are now open! Please apply using the guidelines of the  pdf application (177 KB) .

Request for support must be received by February 28, 2020, at 5 pm.

gGiving Policy 

The VBR Foundations Giving Policy supports our community, association members, not for profit and disaster relief. 

Click below to find the Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation (VBRF), Giving Policy and Donation Request form below:

pdf VBRF Giving Policy (32 KB)

pdf VBRF Donation Request Form (93 KB)  Individuals & Catastrophic Disasters

  pdf VBRF Not-for-profit donation request form (177 KB)

 

In 2019 we provided support of the following projects:

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The Vail Board of REALTORS Foundation (VBRF) has announced the recipients of its annual scholarship program. The scholarship has more than doubled in its second year, with pdf five recipients in 2018 (1.57 MB)  and pdf twelve scholars in 2019 (1.43 MB) .

The qualifications to receive a scholarship are based on academic merit, volunteer and philanthropic involvement, and residency in Eagle County. Each recipient was awarded $2,000 to attend a college, university, or accredited educational institution of higher learning. The honorees will attend a mix of institutions around the United States and Colorado. Read more

Congratulations to the following honorees that were selected for the 2019 scholarship.
Brianna Adams: Colorado Mountain College
Nathanial Badger: Bates College
Claudette Courtois: University of Colorado
Matthew Grewe: Grand Canyon University
Kaitlyn Harsch: University of Colorado
Hannah Hervert: Cornell University
Claire Krueger: University of Notre Dame
Mason Mitchell: Maine Maritime Academy
Jamie Rawlings: Aveda Institute
Diana Trifonova: University of Colorado
Connor Wilson: University of California at Berkeley.
Cameron Wolfe: Dartmouth College

2019 Recipients

 

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