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About the VBR

The Vail Board of Realtors® (VBR) is a professional membership organization dedicated to the successful practice of the real estate profession. VBR provides 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 Vail Board of Realtors® is a non-profit organization providing services to around 700 Realtor® Members who participate in over 1,000 transactions per year on average. The VBR 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.

Vision Statement of the Vail Board of REALTORS®

The Vail Board of REALTORS® is recognized by members as essential to their success in real estate, and is respected by the community as a vital partner in sustaining a high quality of life in Vail Valley.

VBR GOALS:

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Value to Members

  1. Be the members’ first source for accurate, timely market data and guidance on industry trends, issues and regulations that impact the practice of real estate.
  2.  Be the premier provider of career-long development opportunities that enhance the competence, professionalism and ethics of VBR members.
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Outreach & Influence

3. Be sought after for leadership, expertise and innovative solutions to housing issues in Vail Valley.

4. Be the housing consumer’s resource for information, education and expert guidance.

5. Distinguish a REALTOR® as the standard of excellence in real estate.

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Member & Industry Engagement

6. Be the hub of industry activity where organizations can convene and collaborate on common issues.

7. Be a collaborative professional community, where members can meet, learn, share and build productive relationships.

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Association Structure, Governance & Operations

8. Operate an efficient, financially healthy organization with a structure that provides meaningful, convenient opportunities for members to contribute their time, passion and expertise.

9. Build a deep, qualified pool of volunteers and future leaders who can advance the mission, goals and priorities of the Association.

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MISSION:

To support our members and community through education, technology, philanthropy, and advocacy.

VBR Operating Values- What we believe

Externally Focused Values

Right to Housing and Homeownership:

We believe that every individual should have access to safe, decent, attainable housing, and the opportunity for homeownership.

Ethics and Professionalism:

We believe that REALTORS®, who ascribe to a code of ethics and are committed to continual professional development, are best positioned to provide accurate, current information and trusted guidance during the real estate transaction.

Private Property Rights:

We believe that everyone should have the unencumbered right to buy and sell property.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion:

We believe that the community and our organizations benefit when we embrace the differences in our perspectives, experiences and backgrounds, and provide opportunities for all to contribute and grow.

Internally Focused Values

Transparency:

We commit to open and honest sharing of information, clarity in why decisions were made and how the Association’s resources are managed.

Collaboration:

We believe that more can be achieved when we work with others and share resources to achieve common goals.

Empathy:

We believe that it is only when we listen deeply and without judgement can we truly understand and serve the needs of others.

Exceptional Member Service:

We believe our primary focus is to serve our members and support their success in real estate.

Adaptability:

We believe that to stay relevant, the organization – and our members – must be forward-thinking and willing to adapt.

 

Our 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. This was just over 10 years after Vail opened (1962) and a few years 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 ethics and professionalism in the profession and to protect homeownership rights.

The Vail Board of Realtors® is located in the 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®.

The VBR celebrated 40 Years in 2018

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

VBR History Video