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February 2014

Board News Communication

Public Relations & Philanthropy

Letter from our President

What’s Inside Letter from the President


Dear Board Members, 1

New Members & Members on the Move




Calendar of Events


Non-Profit of the Month


Continuing Education


As I write this, it is dumping loads of snow and feel truly blessed from the mere fact I live in such a magical place where multiple feet of snowfall is celebrated. I’m pleased to report we continue to surprise and delight our Non-Profits for our efforts. We had a terrific turnout at the Lender Forum where our affiliates committed to making the luncheon the most sponsored luncheon EVER! We would like to thank our partners for supporting Aspen Hope Center where $2,100 was donated. We owe our genuine appreciation to the sponsors; Community Banks of Colorado, Stewart Title, Vectra Bank, Bank of America Home Loans, First Bank, Title Company of the Rockies, Hamlet Financial Corporation, WJ Bradley, EverBank, Alpine Bank, and Guild Mortgage. For those who could not attend the Lender Forum, you can view it on our website where it will be downloaded by the end of next week. Now we need to turn our attention to this month’s local Non-Profit. Most of you might have heard of RESPONSE. They support, educate and empower victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. But what you might not know is:

Aspen Board of REALTORS® 23400 Two Rivers Road Suite 44 Basalt, Colorado 81621

$10 Supports one call through the 24 hour hotline $50 Supports one youth prevention community presentation $75 Supports one hour of counseling within a support group $150 Assist a victim with court and/or medical advocacy $200 Assist one victim/family with one night in emergency shelter They need our support! Caring at any level is one of the most important things you can do.

Phone 970-927-0235 Fax 970-927-4783

There are three ways you can support Response th

#1 Attend the Aspen-Snowmass Market Overview On February 12 and give a donation th #2 On February 8 have a cut or color from the staff at the popular Bloom Salon who is generously donating 100% of the proceeds. Please call 925-2224 to make your appointment th #3 Attend the Chocolate Classic on February 12 where you can buy a silent auction item Staff


Stacey Rinker Executive Vice President

Michele Higgs Membership Coordinator

Karen Toth CNE President of the Aspen Board of Realtors

Lindsey Geary Communications Coordinator

534 East Hopkins Ave, Aspen Co 81611 970-379-5252(cell)*970-922-2111(office)*888-550-2881(fax)

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Februar y 2014 ABOR E-New s Welcome New Members New Realtor Members Jim Cardamone Maria Gonzales Jennifer Marcum Julie McClain Joan Norris

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse-Aspen Aspen Real Estate Company Stirling Peak Properties Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s-AG Shane Aspen Real Estate

New Offices Aspen Life Real Estate Marc Kiernan, Broker Tim Harris Real Estate

Adrian J. Burns Marc Kiernan Tim Harris

Reinstated Members Tiffany Ernemann Minette Medlin Stapleton Monika Montalbano Patty Keefe

Tiffany Ernemann, Broker Shane Aspen Real Estate Kruger & Company Keefe Real Estate

New Affiliate Members Apex Security & Fire

Tom Boas & Bud Jones

Company Changes Haley Fucci Betsy Wedemeyer

Joshua & Co. Luxury Aspen Properties

Each month we will be selecting a new Affiliate Spotlight for the E-Newsletter. We will randomly choose, so keep a lookout, you may be next! 10K Reports A great new member benefit! Go to -Click on Statistical Reports

Affiliate Spotlight By choosing Title Company of the Rockies, you are ensuring that your business is being done by a local company with title insurance professionals who are the experts in their particular markets. We bring that special knowledge to every transaction we support. Title Company of the Rockies works with a stable of underwriters that are the most substantial and financially secure underwriters in the country. That translates into you receiving cost effective, solution driven results to accomplish your real estate strategies. Let us leverage these significant strengths, capabilities, and resources in your next real estate undertaking. Kelli Burbach Susan Hass

Office Phone: 970.920.9299 Email: Email:

NAR is pleased to announce the renewal of its long-term strategic alliance with FedEx. The partnership was established in 2002 and with this extension, this agreement secures FedEx as the Association’s exclusive shipping services provider, through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Under this partnership, NAR members will continue to have access to discounts on FedEx® shipping solutions and FedEx Office® products and services. Participation in the program offers savings benefits including: discounts up to 26 percent off select FedEx Express® shipping; discounts up to 20 percent off select FedEx Office® services; and 25 percent additional reward points for qualifying FedEx Office purchases. Complete savings details are summarized below and in the attached fact sheet. PROGRAM ENROLLMENT To apply, go to and enter passcode LCRS8P13. Once you have completed the application process, you will receive your 9-digit shipping and 10-digit FedEx Office account numbers via two separate emails within 7 business days. To expedite the application process, please call 1-866-869-1171 and mention passcode LCRS8P13 and your NRDS ID number. Details are also available online at

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Februar y 2014 ABOR E-New s Calendar of Events February 6

VIA Après Work, Networking Event @ Paragon Please join us for and exciting evening of networking at VIA International (formally known as Paragon Technology Group) and enjoy cocktails, appetizers and giveaways while adding value for your clients by learning more on home control systems and the latest technology, 5 – 7PM

February 12

Aspen/Snowmass Market Overview with Randy Gold from Aspen Appraisal Group and Andrew Ernemann from ASSIR, Hotel Jerome, 12 - 1:30 PM

February 12

Annual Chocolate Classic, Hotel Jerome, 5:30 – 8 PM

February 20

2014 CREC Annual Update with John Gillam, Limelight Hotel,

February 21

2014 Contracts with John Gillam, 6 Credit Hrs, Limelight Hotel,

Upcoming in March:

Save the Date March 27 for our fundraiser party for AVSC. A day of skiing on Snowmass Ski Area/Base Village, more details to follow!


phi·lan·thro·py noun 1. the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed esp. by the generous donation of money to good causes.

Aspen Board of REALTORS® is dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live. Success depends on YOU! Our Non-Profit of the Month for February is…

RESPONSE: HELP FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 970-925-SAFE (7233) MISSION: To Support, Educate and Empower Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Did you know? One in every four women and one in every seven men will experience domestic violence within their lifetime. That statistic translates into every nine seconds; a woman is a victim of a domestic violence incident. Nearly 70% of female and 53% of male victims experience some form of intimate partner violence for the first time before the age of 25. For 30 years Response has supported victims of domestic violence and sexual assault crimes with our 24-hour bilingual crisis hotline, emergency shelter, court and medical advocacy, support groups, one-on-one peer support and through referrals to local partner agencies in order to provide a continuum of care for victims and their families.

Continuing Education The real estate industry is constantly changing and in order to stay on top of the trends, laws, contract changes and practice requirements, all active real estate brokers need to complete 24 hours of continuing education during each three (3) year license cycle.

Required Continuing Education Twelve (12) of the 24 hours must be comprised of three (3) different versions of the four-hour (4) Annual Commission Update Course. The remaining twelve (12) hours can be any combination of elective credit hours approved the Colorado Real Estate Commission. *Note: if a licensee takes four (4) versions of the update course during the license cycle, the fourth class may be counted toward the elective credit requirement. It may not be used for credit in next/upcoming license cycle.

Please go to to find out what courses we already have on the schedule (Go to About Us, Calendar of Events). Marketing to come soon. Look forward to some great new and exciting classes!

February 2014 newsletter