The VBR Team utilizes technology to conduct business as seamlessly as possible when we must work remotely.
- Members needing to pick up lockboxes and "Welcome Home Bags" will need to schedule an appointment by email with firstname.lastname@example.org or call 766-1028 to pick these items up. Our goal is to limit interaction.
- All VBR meetings, classes and events will continue to run virtually or a hybrid until June 2021.
- Members are encouraged to email or call if they need anything.
The VBR Team is available and happy to help.
As we have new information and resources to share regarding COVID-19 we will update this section.
As of May 19, 2021, Eagle County has lifted all local public health orders.
Statewide orders are still in place.
State guidelines are available on the website for the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Officials are also reminding the community that while local public health agencies have the ability to add local restrictions, they do not have the discretion to be less restrictive than state orders. In addition to the statewide requirements, the transition to Level Yellow will also allow spectators at sporting events again.
Level Green: Protect our neighbors
Field Services that are not necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and critical operation of residences and other Critical Businesses or Critical Government Functions are closed. Individual real estate showings are authorized, and open houses may operate with only one household in the property at a time.
The Vail Board of Realtors® put together a “Safe Showing Pledge” marketing campaign in 2020 to share the extra precautions taken for showing properties - following the state “safer at home” guidelines.
These guidelines ensure to protect the Vail Valley and Buyers and Sellers. Showing that we care and the REALTOR® value is an important message. We have images created for you to share in your marketing, on your social media, and a Facebook profile image frame that says, “I’m committed to the safe showing pledge.”
Join us in sharing with our neighbors your commitment to the “Safe Showing Pledge.”
As of July 1, 2020, open houses are allowed by the State of Colorado. However, specific guidelines MUST be followed to ensure the safety of attendees. All brokers will adhere to relevant aspects of the Safe Showing Pledge adopted by the VBR on May 7, 2020 and detailed below (modified to include open houses).
*These guidelines come from Appendix B for field workers to show properties.
NAR news on relief resources
The National Association of REALTORS® is providing guidance to help REALTORS® respond to COVID-19 and its impact on the real estate industry and real estate transactions. Type your questions in the COVID-19 Chatbot on the NAR site to get answers on a variety of issues related to the pandemic and how it affects you and your business. NAR has issued information and guidance for the following:
Read details about the federal government's actions and its effect on real estate professionals:
- The American Rescue Plan Act
- Information for Housing Providers
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs: PPP and EIDL
The Eagle County Bridge Grant program’s goals are to:
Provide economic relief to locally-owned small businesses that are operating at a reduced capacity due to public health orders, with the goal of keeping businesses operating while waiting for orders to lift.
Keep our downtowns and main streets active and energized by assisting small brick and mortar businesses that may be on the brink of closing.
These grant funds are to be used by businesses to satisfy business operating costs. By applying, each applicant agrees to use grant funds only for legitimate expenses directly related to the applicant’s business activities, including rent/mortgage, payroll, insurance, or other monthly business expenses that comply with all federal, state and local laws.
This is not a first-come first-served assistance program. Requests for assistance may exceed the amount of funding available, so not all eligible businesses will receive funding. Applications will be reviewed based on the goals outlined above and a weighted scoring matrix will be utilized to make selections. All eligible small businesses may apply. Priority will be given to businesses whose capacity limits were directly impacted by the public health orders, such as restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, theaters, personal services, and event-related businesses. Read more here.
RRC Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
A great recorded webinar with CRSs Chris Bird and Dale Carlton from RRC Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Update that helps REALTORS® put together a full plan and goes over each of these items.
Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Business & Employment Resources- Check out a recap of the meeting which covers the resources available right now.
On April 9, 2020, Representative Dylan Roberts and Sen. Kerry Donovan held a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the business and employment impacts and responses to COVID19 in Eagle and Routt Counties. Panelists included the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, Vail Valley Partnership, Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce, Basalt Colorado Chamber of Commerce, Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center (CMC), and the Northwest CO Small Business Development Center.
The Northwest Small Business Development Center
Videos and information to help guide you through the processes. https://northwestsbdc.org/covid-19/
Watch the Legal Bites video from CAR General Counsel Scott Peterson discusses the state’s new 'Safer at Home' Order and Local County Updates. Also included are new Buyer & Seller COVID-19 Advisory Forms.
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.