We invite the real estate community to partner to help support the Eagle Valley Humane Society & VBR Foundation by helping us promote and “sell” doghouse.
The Vail Board of Realtors® is the proud Presenting Sponsor of Home for Hounds - a public art exhibit and fundraiser for the Eagle County Humane Society and Vail Board of Realtors® Foundation. Dog houses created and built by local artisans and builders will be auctioned off to benefit these two worthy charities, and the houses will be on display in the Town of Avon's Main Street Mall (Map it) – Possibility Plaza from June 23 through July 23.
We want to make this an easy and great way to highlight the REALTOR® community and brand! Our message is "A Realtor finds a home for you and your furry friend" and supports our community. You can find links below to graphics to share in newsletters and social media, including Facebook profile frames and an email signature graphic. We encourage our Realtor® and Affiliate members to please participate in using the resources below.
How can you“sell” the doghouses?
- All VBR members will work together to sell the dog houses.
- Send email to your company’s database
- Social media posting and/or advertising
- Post on websites
- Display a water station outside your office
- Add an email signature to your email and link it to homeforhounds.org
- Talk to your clients about the project. Share that the real estate community is working together to raising money for the Humane Society and the VBR Foundation who's mission is "To assist the community and association members with need-based financial assistance, not-for-profit support, education, and disaster relief."
- pdf Additional Vail Daily optional discounted marketing tools (158 KB) (must mention the Home for Hounds Project).
Did you know that 68% of REALTORS®’clients say that the animal policy influenced their decision? Check out these statistics from the National Association of Realtors® and Pets in the Home Buying and Selling Process.
Water Stations Available
Home for Hounds Logo
Graphics for Members to Share
Facebook Frames for Members
VBR has created Facebook frames you can share on your profile. We have one for Realtor® members and one for Affiliate members.
Instructions to download a frame:
- Go to your Facebook profile.
- Hover over your Profile Photo (the smaller circular or square photo on your page)
- Click “Update” when it appears.
- Choose “Add a Frame”
- You can search by name for a frame. Our frames are titled “Home for Hounds Realtor” and “Home for Hounds Affiliate.”
- Choose your frame. While in preview, you can adjust your Profile Photo, or even choose a different photo.
- Important! Click “Use as Profile Photo” to save. You can also choose how long you want to use the frame.
Home For Hounds Auction Finale Celebration
On Thursday, July 23, at the conclusion of the showing period, we invite all of our Realtor partners, builders, doghouse purchasers, and sponsors to join us for our Auction Finale Celebration. The event will take place at the Westin Hotel, Avon, CO, at 5:00 pm. The event will be complete with refreshments and the announcement of the winners of our People’s Choice Award, Council’s Choice Award & Eco-Friendly Award. The Eagle Valley Humane Society will also present a doggie fashion show and pet adoption opportunity at the event.