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Each week the VBR provides its members with an update on what's happening at the VBR, best of the blogs, classes, events and more. Check out the past newsletters below. 

March market stats. Revive dead leads. Fair Housing Facebook event. Community surveys. Does home improvement TV influence consumers? 4/12/2021

Previous Newsletters

 

Updating Disclosure forms. Wildfire and flooding awareness live webinars. Fair Housing Month. Helpful webinar recordings. The art of persuasion. 4/5/2021

NAR-Dept of Justice rules update. See the VBR office upgrade. Ways to help the Boulder community. Setting up two-factor security authentication. 3/29/2021

A sea change in home lending. Is independent contractor status ending for agents? New trends in title automation. Upcoming classes & events. 3/22/2021

February market stats. MLS training. Legislative Power Update. Handling multiple offers. Wildfire taskforce openings. VBR Foundation awards grants. 3/15/2021

Community COVID impacts survey. 20 free productivity tools. Wildfire awareness. MLS seminars. April 7 General Membership Meeting. 3/8/2021

Member free class benefit. 5 classes to make you a better agent. Fair housing & diversity. Tips for stopping spam calls. 3/1/2021

Conquer negotiation fears. 30-minute Economic Update with Lawrence Yun. Free CREC. CAR’s Legislative Update. A call to end wildfire. 2/22/2021

January market stats. At Home With Diversity Designation. Secure your wireless router. What 4 tasks should you outsource? NAR's "That's Who We R" campaign. 2/16/2021

Welcome Home bags available. Profile of Colorado buyers & sellers. ShowingTime benefit launch. CAR's Virtual Economic Summit. Classes & events. 2/8/2021

Slow, stable path on mortgage rates. Real Estate Commission vacancies. Troubleshooting tips for video & audio. Self-care tips. 2/1/2021

Raising the bar in real estate. Crafting stronger buyer offers. Director Spotlights. 3 healthy digital habits to adopt. Upcoming classes & events. 1/25/2021

Secrets to being productive. Live NAR Tax Summit. Zillow IDX switch. VBR Foundation grants open. 7 must-real sales books. 1/19/2021

December market stats. Meet your 2021 Board of Directors. NAR's 2021 legislative goals. 2020 Year in Review. Protecting clients from scams. 1/11/2021

New forms and DORA updates on mortgage loan originator and appraiser rule changes. Free presentation with NAR Chief Economist. 6 tech resolutions. 1/4/2021

 

2020

Market outlook for 2021. Free CREC for members. Tech tools you need. 7 things not to say when defending your commission. 12/28/2020

Supporting our community. Holiday office closure. Road to Recovery launch. Free 2021 CREC Update. 6 ways to share your holiday photos. 12/21/2020

November market stats. MLS staff update. Holiday auction wrap-up. 2021 classes. Energy efficiency loans. Protect your personal info on social media. 12/14/2020

Don't miss Colorado Gives Day. 5 remote strategies for clients. VBRF silent auction and year-end video. Keeping your online meetings on time. 12/7/2020

Holiday silent auction update. Planning for 2021. Prevent holiday cyber scams. Adverse market fee could affect refinances. Upcoming classes and seminars. 11/30/2020

Learn how to use the COVID-19 Dial. Updated October stats. New landlord/property manager requirements. Local fiber optic update. 7 signs your website is outdated. 11/23/2020

Code of Ethics changes approved. Eagle County to move to Level Orange. Broadband survey. October market stats. Adverse material facts webinar. 11/16/2020

Realtor & Affiliate of the Year announced. Bev Trout honored with Jo Brown Award. Upcoming classes & seminars. How to handle stressed clients. 11/9/2020

Help Colorado residents with wildfire relief. Online classes. VBR Foundation Holiday basket fundraiser. 5 website tips. Town of Avon business grants 11/2/2020

Proposed Code of Ethics changes. New Safer at Home guidance. Online classes. Broadcast email topics update. 5 new tech things and how they affect you. 10/26/2020

Updated Safer at Home guidance. VBR Office remodel. Register for the virtual Installation Celebration. Prizes & promotions at the Virtual Affiliate Expo. 10/19/2020 

Monthly market stats. DORA statement on COVID restrictions. Changes to Eagle County COVID order. Coming Soon status launched. Storing your business data. 10/12/2020

2020 CAR Leadership installed. Update on buyer commission lawsuit. Golf tournament recap. 8 realities sellers need to know about their listing. Free CREC classes. 10/5/2020

General Membership recap. Redline 2021 contracts and forms. Virtual Affiliate Expo launched. Free CREC class. Coming Soon & MLS classes. 9/29/2020

10 budgeting apps. Track your ballot. Wildfire mitigation saves the day. 5 must do's for sellers in this market. Upcoming Procuring Cause classes. 9/21/2020

August market stats. Official Election notice. 12 tips to end the year strong. Coming Soon & the MLS. Instagram tips for all levels. Preview of 2021 Commission forms. 9/14/2020

7 dirty words (for negotiation). Safety & wildfire preparedness. Board nominations. Check your Code of Ethics status. Realtor Safety Month. Classes & webinars. 9/8/2020

10 books for professionals. Easy, affordable ways to keep up with technology. How many times to call a lead? Fall General Membership Meeting. Online classes and seminars. 8/31/2020

10 buyer myths to debunk. Golf to support VBR Foundation. Upcoming online CE classes. 10 successes in virtual tour videos. Free online negotiation seminar. 8/24/2020

Mask up with VBR. July market stats. New mortgage refinance fee opposed. VBRF scholarship winners. What you should know about trust accounts. 8/17/2020 

One day code update. 5 tips for conducting virtual business. Be aware of scammers. Is your site ADA compliant? Home for Hounds winners. 8/10/2020

High consumer confidence for local real estate market. Virtually helping first-time home buyers. Serve on CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee or Political Action Committee. 8/3/2020

Scam alert from CAR. New after-hours pick-up benefit. Final week for VBR & VMLS Board applications. 7/27/2020

SentriConnect cell coverage fix. June market stats. Revised public health order. Home for Hounds final week. 7/20/2020

How to use SentriConnect. RPAC Minute. Is it the best time to sell a house? Can mortgage rates go lower? Education webinars this week. 7/13/2020

Open houses update. County advances to new Black Diamond phase. DORA director's update recording. Win a diamond with RPAC.7/7/2020

Market expectations and numbers. CAR requests allowance for open houses. SentriConnect date change. Online and in-person classes, including CRS. 6/29/2020

Home for Hounds launches. Free safety webinar. New CREC adopted rule. SentriConnect update. 6/22/2020

May market stats. Avoiding digital real estate scams. Final week to apply for VBR Foundation scholarship. Fun ways to support VBR Foundation & RPAC. 6/15/2020

Join the DORA director for a webinar. Business tool kits during COVID-19. 12 days to apply for VBRF scholarship. Home prices still rising. What to cover in a virtual tour. 6/8/2020

Take the Safe Showing Pledge. FlexMLS now Live! Rental market discussion. The importance of Census 2020 participation. 6/1/2020

April real estate market stats. Guidance on county's 'Phase 2.' Welcome Home campaign launches for second homeowners. How will your business look going forward? 5/26/2020

Free wildfire property assessments. Revised Eagle Ranch sign policy. MLS Chair update. Scholarship application open for 2020. 5/18/2020

Kicking off Flexmls training. Virtual meetings with your Senators. Live Town Hall this week. Online courses in May. Wildfire awareness. 5/11/2020

Free webinars on marketing with Rich Sands. Home prices still rising. MLS Monday. Giving Tuesday. Wednesday Q & A. 5/4/2020

Following the new public health & business guidelines. Navigating the CARES Act. RPAC Minute with CAR. Build your brand during a crisis. 4/27/2020

New Federal banking rule. Unemployment guidance for independent contractors. Webinars & online learning. Social media contest. 4/20/2020

March market stats. Business relief resources. 6 things to know about mortgage forbearance. Tips for safely using Zoom. Free webinars to help you. 4/13/2020

Remote Notarization enacted. Don't miss the 2020 Census. Legal tips to navigate coronavirus and real estate. Personal Property Declaration penalties waived
 4/6/2020

9 tips for working safely as a real estate professional. Free & discounted NAR resources. Implement digital meetings. February home sales up. 3/30/2020

Donate in memory of a fellow member. Online learning options. Legal hotline expanded. Tax deadline extended. April virtual membership meeting 3/23/2020

February market stats. Coronavirus emergency legislation. Fed announces 0% interest rate. Tools for working remotely. 3/16/2020

New MLS system training. New NAR cyber security program. Free security app for members. Trust accounting confusion. 3/9/2020

Get involved with CAR. Reviving a dead contract. Not even Wal-Mart can keep up with tech. Vail Daily feature on finding the right Realtor. 3/2/2020

New cybersecurity program with NAR and new SentriLock app features. Is that text or email legit? Member Ski Day set. 2/24/2020

January market stats. Realtor Day at CO State Capitol. New property showing integration tool. Save the date for upcoming events. 2/18/2020

Proposed Vail Pass project. Save the date for golf! Free security tool offered. Nonprofit funding deadline nearing 2/10/2020

VBR meets with State Senator on short-term rental bill. Year in Review. New DORA rules. NAR and CAR Updates. 2/3/2020

New credit scoring model. Proposed short-term rental bill. Buyer & Seller resources from CAR. Free security tool! 1/27/2020

Welcome bags ready for your clients! Sell your value (without getting in trouble). Wowing clients. 7 reasons FSBOs fail. 1/21/2020

December market stats. New community tax info for short-term rentals and transfer taxes. Join us for a ski day! 1/13/2020

 
2019
 

Holiday Party selfie photos. Eagle County airport is revamped and open. Legal Bites on 2020 contract updates. 12/23/2019

November market stats. Which gift basket was voted as most creative? Do's & Don'ts of holiday marketing. NAR's MLS Clear Cooperation policy. 12/16/2019

Do open houses still work? Shooting messy rooms. Silent auction bidding is open!  Schedule your Colorado Gives Day gift. 12/9/2019

What should Realtors do about iBuyers? Legal tips on short term rentals. Housing issues in Eagle County. Free online and onsite classes. 12/2/2019

New healthcare option through CAR. "Juice Jacking" scam. Are lenders favoring Gen Z? Support VBR Foundation on Colorado Gives Day. 11/25/2019

Big change to NAR Code of Ethics requirement. New MLS Clear Cooperation policy. Stay sane through challenging transactions. 11/18/2019

State health care option stakeholder meeting. VBR Holiday Party. Installation Celebration photos. DORA fall updates. Invest and win with RPAC. 11/4/2019

Could vacancy tax work in Eagle County? 2020 VBR and CAR leadership installed. Thwart these 6 hacking threats. 10/28/2019

Tourists spent how much in 2018? Contract offer and acceptance. 5 trends affecting senior housing. 3 credit score myths. 10/21/2019

September market stats. Boost in demand for vacation homes. Marijuana's impact of real estate. 10/14/2019

Stage 1 Fire Ban in affect. Four types of identity theft. Special/Metro districts and what you need to know. Get out and vote! 10/7/2019

Free social media strategy webinars. Study assesses economic impact of state healthcare option. Efforts underway to preserve Sweetwater area. 9/30/2019

Listing photo compliance. Your safety and mentally ill clients. Property management for Realtors. Affiliate Appreciation photos. 9/23/2019

DORA adopts new Broker rules. August market stats. New closing instructions. Be unstoppable with these apps. 9/16/2019

Meet the candidates. Housing growth in Eagle County. Recession? Housing likely to be okay. ADA website compliance. 9/9/2019

NAR antitrust lawsuit talking points. Tax relief measure in Avon. Minturn works to keep locals in town. Get familar with MLS Touch. 9/3/2019

6 ways to stay safe. Beware of rental scams. Significant returns on Vail InDEED Program. Committment to Excellence. 8/26/2019

New FHA condo rules. Why earn the CRS Designation? Legal tips with Jon Goodman. Getting past clickbait. 8/19/2019

Safety advisory. Scholarship winners announced! July market stats. Join us for Affiliate Appreciation and Habitat Build Day. 8/12/2019

What the rate cut means for buyers. Newsletter trivia! Edwards construction update. How cannabis and real estate are linked. 8/5/2019

A benefits refresher. Navigating HOAs. Win a gift card for completing C2EX. Common issues uncovered in home inspections. 7/29/2019

A reminder on using drones. Win a gift card with RPAC! Do you know your CAR legal benefits? Benches of Avon wrap up. A how-to on using RPR. 7/22/2019

June market stats. Your RPAC contribution could win a prize. Last week for CAR Refresh grants and our social media contest. 7/15/2019

New contract changes in effect. Beating Facebook's new algorithm. New classes and events. Audio & video surveillance in listings. 7/8/2019

SentriLock is now SentriKey. Get involved with VBR leadership. Colorado Fair Housing laws. 7/1/2019

How you can support local down payment assistance. Business Expo photos. Finding a work/life balance. 6/24/2019 

May market stats. VBR donates to county home loan fund. MLS training webinars. Benches of Avon social media contest. 6/17/2019

CAM Program Bill Vetoed. Real estate wholesaling. VBR Foundation participating in Benches of Avon. Photography dos and don'ts.  6/10/2019

CAR Legal Bites: Personal Property. Don't ignore iBuyers. Content ideas to keep 'em coming back. Mic Drops: Accounting tips.  6/3/2019

VBR Foundation Golf Tournament. CAM licensing extended. Affordable housing bill signed. Virtual staging mistakes. 5/28/2019

Home rule in Town of Eagle. New contract changes in place. Using MLS tools to become a local expert. 5/20/2019

April market stats. VBR Foundation Scholarship deadline is nearing. New Vail Pro Affiliate Designation.  5/13/2019

May is Wildfire Awareness Month. Major update on healthcare and IT offering for Colorado Realtors5/6/2019

"Let the buyer beware." March existing homes sales slide. Breakthrough Business Planning course. 4/29/2019

Can you spot the ethics violation? New development proposed for Edwards. CAR Legal Hotline. 4/22/2019

March market stats. Time to review flood insurance needs. Tech and legal tips. Why you should have a communication plan. 4/15/2019

Beware of tax phishing scams. Get up to speed on O Zones. Things clients don't realize agents do for commission. 4/8/2019

Broker feedback requested on state forms. February home sales increased. Support RPAC. 4/1/2019

Announcing first Stamp Me app winner. Broker feedback needed on new forms. Free wildfire preparedness conference. 3/25/2019

Free Domus training (new market analysis tool). NAR Voice for Real Estate update. Outcomes from the US Mountain Community Housing Summit. 3/18/2019

Launching a new MLS market analysis tool. February market stats. Economic update from NAR's Lawrence Yun. Shop & support VBR Foundation. 3/11/2019

Legal tips: Inspection termination deadline. New speaker announced for March GMM. Can you spot the phishing email? 3/4/2019

NAR launches REALTOR® ad campaign. MLS mistakes to avoid. Legal tips with Jon Goodman. 2/25/2019

7 ways to benefit from competition. January market stats. More video tips from the pros. 2/15/2019

VBR exceeds RPAC goals. Morning rituals benefit you. Real estate video and photo tips. 2/8/2019

Edwards construction info. Handling emergency losses. Real estate data on the go. 2/1/2019

Your password isn't safe. Home sales drop. IRS guidance on 20% business income deduction. 1/25/2019