February 2017
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Calendar of Events

February 20
Salesperson Pre-Licensing Course

February 22
2016-18 Renewal Cycle Mandatory Course

March 1
Paragon Comprehensive Class
3CE for $5

March 8
Appraised Property Value: Fact or Fiction

March 16
8 Critical Steps in Negotiating

March 17
Captivating, Classic & Candid: A Review of VT Real Estate Law

March 29
2016-18 Renewal Cycle Mandatory Course
CPBR Contacts

(802) 229-0513

148 State Street
Montpelier, VT

Susan LeCours

Lisa Kelley

Jessica Landers

Julie Buffum

Immediate Past President
Kevin Barnes

State Director/CPBR Govt. Affairs Director
Patrick McLaughlin

Deb Staniscia

Frank Provance

Director, NEREN Shareholder
Betty McEnaney

Geralyn Donohue

Joe Karl

Director, Local Board Services
Lauri Bessey

Come One, Come All! CPBR Bonus Class – 3 Credits for $5!

Here is your chance to take advantage of some advanced Paragon Training!  Now, you can get more training on something that you use every day.  Imagine, 3 credits for $5!!  This is an education session only.  There is no board meeting associated with this class.
Paragon Comprehensive a 3 hour lecture-style course that will dig deeper into the many features the Paragon MLS platform offers. Here are some of the topics we will cover:

  • How to perform and create customized searches (including map-based searching)
  • Working with and customizing search results
  • Adding and editing listings
  • Updating preferences
  • Paragon mobile and more...

Those who attend the course should have a thorough understanding of how to work within Paragon.  
Please sign up by emailing with CLASS in the subject line no later than Monday, February 27th at noon.  Pay at the door.  Remember, if you sign up and don’t show up, you will be billed.

Paragon Comprehensive
Wednesday, March 1

Ludlow American Legion

Celebrating 25 Years

Last year was CPBR's 25th anniversary. At CPBR's last membership meeting, three of the board's original members were recognized for 25 years of service. From left: Betty McEnaney, Gale Alger, and Mickey Gilineau. Congratulations, and thank you for your dedication and service!

Sammy Pierce Scholarship

Each year, CPBR awards two $1,000 Sammy Pierce scholarships to local students who demonstrate a strong history of volunteer or charitable services, leadership skills, and a commitment to their community and humanitarian efforts.

Applications for the scholarship can be secured by contacting high school guidance offices, and will be due in May. More information will follow soon. For more about the scholarship, click here.

CPBR Membership Meeting & Annual Legislative Breakfast

CPBR's March Membership meeting will feature our annual Legislative Breakfast. The meeting will be held on a Monday, March 20. We hope you'll plan to join us for an opportunity to hear from our local lawmakers, ask questions, and updates on key issues on this year's legislative docket. More details coming soon!
Winter Safety Tip: Take Measures to protect from CO Poisoning

Nationwide, hundreds of people die from carbon monoxide poison every year, and thousands are treated in hospitals. As the snow piles up in Vermont, make sure you clear snow from floor heating vents. A blocked vent can cause deadly carbon monoxide (CO) to come back into the home. If you lose power and use a generator always run it outside and away from windows and vents. Ensure you have smoke and CO detectors in your home!  Read

VT Homestead Declaration Due April 15

By Vermont law, property owners whose homes meet the definition of a Vermont homestead must file a Homestead Declaration annually by April 15. If eligible, it is important that you file so that you are correctly assessed the homestead tax rate on your property. Here is the information you as the property owner need to know about filing your Homestead Declaration. Read
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