The VBR Team is utilizing technology and conducting business as seamlessly as possible remotely. As far as our office closure, we will follow the guidelines for the stay-at-home order until April 11th.
Each day we have new information and resource to share regarding COVID-19. Please use this as a resource.
For Eagle County Public Health resources use this link.
Thanks to the Colorado Association of Realtors® government affairs efforts, real estate has now been added to the Colorado Stay-at-Home Order as a critical business- Read the information here.
Updated Stay at Home Order - Until April 11th - read the full order here
How to publish Virtual Open House links on Zillow and Trulia- Scroll down to MLS Rules Update
VBR Leadership Updates
Important: Changes to Stay-at-Home order 3/26/2020
The Right Tools for Right Now 3/20/2020
VBR Office Update COVID-19 3/14/20
The National Association of Realtors® is taking steps to support members through these uncertain times. The Right Tools, Right Now initiative makes new and existing NAR products and services available for FREE or at significant discounts – right now – and is available to REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations.
We are encouraging members to follow NAR: A Guide for REALTORS®.
If you need to purchase a lockbox or need help with a lockbox please call 970-766-1028 and we will arrange to help you.
CAR has worked with the Colorado Bar Association in the creation of an approved addendum to the Commission-approved Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate to address the practical implications of Covid-19. The addendum addresses real estate transactions that are impacted and/or delayed by shutdowns of title offices, government agencies, lenders and/or appraisers; and real estate transactions that are impacted and/or delayed by mandatory or voluntary quarantines Click here to access and download the COVID-19 Addendum.
Attorney Jon Goodman identifies the general issues for creating and reviewing Coronavirus COVID-19 clauses.
Jon has released several videos covering various topics, including disclosure and Coronavirus, contract issues for deals already under contract, and Force Majeure and Coronavirus. More videos will follow as part of his six part series on Coronavirus COVID-19.
Upcoming Events & Training:
April 6- CAR COVID-19 Virtual Panel
Join Scott Peterson, Damian Cox, and Elizabeth Peetz for a live update on the COVID-19 virus and its implications on real estate transactions, the Colorado legislative session, federal initiatives to support REALTORS®, and the wide variety of risk management considerations that every REALTOR® needs to consider. 10:30am-12pm
Extensive Q&A opportunity after the panelists’ presentation so bring your questions!
This webinar is capped at 500 registrants, so register early to reserve your spot.
April 7- Virtual General Membership Meeting
Please stay connected and join us for our Virtual General Membership Meeting on April 7th. You don't want to miss this! Ross Shafer will teach you how to stay relevant and future-proof your company while energizing your team. Click here to register
April 8 - Begin earning your Vail Pro Designation
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. Two Vail Pro Designation classes will be available to be watched online for free Vail Pro credit: 2019 REALFire and the 2019 Annual Community Update.
The REALFire video also includes 2 CE credits for real estate brokers through DORA. You must watch the entire video and answer a short five-question quiz for credit. The Annual Update doesn't offer state CE. Click here to register
April 21 - Free webinar: How to Navigate Through This New Real Estate Reality with Darryl Davis.
Things are changing at what feels like the speed of light, and agents are struggling to adapt their mindset and skill sets fast enough to keep up. With humor, heart, and a healthy dose of how-to’s, Darryl will share what agents need to do NOW to...
* Adapt to change with less fear and stress
* How to stay focused and agile despite chaotic external circumstances
* How to explain to FSBOs why they should hire you in today’s challenging market
* How to explain to buyers why now is the best time to buy real estate
* The top five activities you should do now to generate business in the next 30 days
* The best tools, apps, and strategies to adapt to a virtual world in this new real estate reality
Darryl Davis is a renowned speaker and life coach. Click here to learn more about Darryl.
Support Local Businesses
You can safely support our business community during this time.
The Vail Valley Partnership has created the "What Businesses Are Open in Eagle County " page as a resource. It includes a form that businesses can complete to be listed on the site.
We encourage everyone to stay safe and not take unnecessary trips into the community. One way to support a business is to order online and pick up products at a later date. Remember to keep your distance (and wash your hands) during this time.
Affiliates: We are happy to share your Facebook post announcing hours or guidelines on picking up orders. Please tag the Vail Board of Realtors so that we are notified to share it. #vbraffiliates
Erica Kirk- Association Executive
VBR Board of Directors
We are about three months away from the launch of Flex MLS! From May 11 to May 31, we will run both platforms for you to start learning about the new system. The full switch will happen on Monday, June 1, 2020.
Join us for classroom and/or online training sessions. We'll offer these throughout May. Click here to see dates.
VBR has launched our new "Welcome HOME Bag" Program! As a free benefit to all VBR REALTORS®, members who sell a home can stop by our office and pick up a bag to provide as a client gift.
Each cooler bag is full of quality items that can be used for activities in our community; a picnic blanket, cutting board, set of wine tumblers, and a reusable Chico shopping tote. Thank you to our Affiliate sponsors; Closet Factory, Fireside Properties, FirstBank, Stewart Title, TurnKey Vacation Rentals, Title Company of the Rockies, and Walls + Floors/ The Paint Bucket for making this program possible.