Colorado Association of REALTORS | CAR Spring Summit
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CAR Spring Summit

April 25-27, 2023 | Vail, CO

CAR Spring Summit 2023 (SOLD OUT)

April 25, 2023  – April 27, 2023 – Vail


The 2023 CAR Spring Summit is geared towards REALTORS® who want to become more involved at CAR or in the REALTOR® association. Don’t miss out on new ideas, new products, networking and fun. We hope you can attend in-person to engage with other REALTOR® leaders and explore new ideas in beautiful Vail, Colorado this spring. Your Full Conference registration includes Committee Meetings, BOD Meeting, Networking Lunch, Opening Reception, coffee breaks and sessions like:

  • Strategic Think Tank Forum – Real Estate Solutions Roundtables
  • 2023 10 Things with Scott Peterson
  • MLS Forum
  • Opening Keynote Speaker Bobbi Howe!

Bonus Areas

As and added bonus we invite attendees to attend our Networking Lounge at the Sebastain where you can work or relax. We also have a complimentary Tech Support Table open both days where you can ask our expert any technology related questions.

The Tech Support Table will: Provide technical support for attendees who are having trouble with their devices, software or accessing the event’s network or internet; Provide charging stations for attendees’ mobile Devices; Provide attendees with tips on how to protect their devices and sensitive data; and Provide Information regarding using AI and AR in your REALTOR® Business. (chatbots, virtual, ect).


Where: Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Address: 1 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657

Visit the hotel page for several hotel options nearby.

Registration Fee: $280 Full Conference

Don’t Miss These Top Events

Opening Keynote with Bobbi Howe – “Lessons From the Other Side: Protecting Yourself and Your Mindset”: Real estate can eat you up and spit you out if you let it … Don’t let it! Find out what you can do to safeguard your mental health. It’s a conversation we don’t have often enough in our industry (and society) yet it’s one of the most vital dialogs for our happiness and survival. Bobbi draws on the journey she shared with her mother to illuminate advice and insights from the world’s top experts in wellbeing. Recognizing negative patterns in yourself and others has the power to change outcomes! Tuesday, April 25

Strategic Think Tank Forum – Real Estate Solutions Roundtables: The Strategic Think Tank Forum aims to explore the emerging issues, technology, industry disruptors, and competitive landscape surrounding the industry and the association. Tuesday, April 25

2023 10 Things Legal Session with Scott Peterson (2 CE): Discover Scott’s newest tips and advice for navigating the legal world of real estate and contracts. You won’t want to miss this ever-popular session. This class has 2 CE credits. To qualify, participants must be in attendance for the entire course and check in at the door. Per DORA’s guidelines, participants cannot miss more than 10 minutes of the class, or they will no longer qualify for CE credit. Tuesday, April 25

Opening Reception: Open to all registered attendees, this event is a great place to meet up before dinner, see old friends or make new connections.  One (1) drink ticket per registered attendee will be provided as well as a cash bar. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tuesday, April 25

Professional Standards Forum: At the Forum we’ll discuss recent and upcoming changes to NAR & CAR Pro Standards policies, common themes we’re seeing in complaints and what members can do to avoid those problems, best practices for Pro Standards volunteers, “what if” scenarios, and upcoming training opportunities.  Wednesday, April 26

“The Art of Chill” Networking Lunch: Enjoy a delicious boxed lunch and then we’ll create some happy memories together as you open your mind and get your creative juices flowing. Network with colleagues by playing some fun games and maybe learn some new ideas you can use in your business or personal life. Plus there is a chance to win “Chill-tastic Prizes”. Wednesday, April 26

MLS Forum: Content will feature current MLS trends across the Nation and feature solutions other MLSs are implementing to create a better experience for real estate agents. Wednesday, April 26

RPAC Reception: Join us for a fun Happy Hour supporting RPAC on Wednesday, April 26 from 4:45-6:45pm! It’s a great opportunity to bid on auction items and win some great prizes.  Be sure to purchase your RPAC ticket for you and your guests prior to the event on April 26.  Your ticket must be shown at the door to attend. Your $25 ticket that goes directly to RPAC, includes a drink ticket and light hors d’oeuvres. This event requires a separate ticket, paid through Aristotle, Please click HERE to process your payment. You may contact Kerrianne Brenzel at 303-785-7116 with any questions.

CAR Leadership Academy: CAR Leadership Academy is an exclusive four-month training and development program designed to nurture future association leaders. It is focused on further developing participants’ leadership and association knowledge.

Committee Descriptions:


AE Forum (invite only)

At this meeting, Local Association Executives discuss various topics affecting members, local boards, and the real estate industry.  The Forum is also an opportunity for AEs and CAR to share information, exchange ideas, and develop new ways to work better together to provide optimal services to members.


Audit Committee (invite only)

The committee assists the board of directors fulfill its corporate governance and overseeing responsibilities in relation to an entity’s financial reporting, internal control system, risk management system and internal and external audit functions.


CAR BOD Meeting

The CAR Board of Directors Meeting is the bi-annual governance meeting of the CAR Board of Directors.



The purpose of CAR Business Services, Inc. is to develop innovative programs and services for Colorado REALTORS® and generate non-dues revenue to CAR. Directors are elected by the Board of CAR Business Services, Inc.


CAR Past Chair Meeting (invite only)

Past Presidents & Past Chairs Forum is to share historical and current perspectives on today’s association and industry challenges.


Colorado Project Wildfire Task Force

This session will deliver exclusive insights on these wide-ranging efforts, tools and resources designed to help you make a direct impact in your community to lessen the risk and damage caused by wildfires every year, including valuable resources available to your clients/homeowners.


District Forums

Prior to the Board of Directors Meeting, CAR’s five districts (Western, Northeast, Southeast, Mountain and Metro) will have an opportunity to meet separately and discuss BOD meeting motions and agenda items.


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews, and sets guidelines for the annual budget that is then considered by the Leadership Council and the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee also reviews and manages the Colorado Association of REALTORS®’ fiscal operations, reporting to the Board of Directors at each regular meeting.


Global Committee

CAR’s Global Committee Mission is to make the global real estate market more accessible, profitable, and ethical for our Colorado REALTORS®. We seek to broaden multi-cultural understanding by offering a comprehensive resource/platform to increase awareness, provide education opportunities and networking partners.


Investment Committee

The Investment Committee selects and oversees CAR’s investment firm, reviews and upholds the CAR Investment Policy, and reviews and makes recommendations on investment strategies for CAR, RPAC and Issues Mobilization funds.


Leadership Council Meeting (invite only)

The Leadership Council conducts the affairs of CAR during this meeting.


Legislative Policy Committee (LPC)

  • Monitors all legislation considered by the Colorado General Assembly
  • Promotes or opposes any and all legislation which would have a favorable or negative impact on the real estate industry
  • Proposes legislation that will improve the real estate industry’s operation
  • Communicates on a regular basis with members and Boards of REALTORS® on legislative issues, and LPC members are appointed by the President. Local Associations are requested to make recommendations of members from their association who wish to serve.


Member Services Committee

The Member Services Committee focuses on the areas of Member Awareness, Consumer Awareness, Communications, Professional Development, Conferences & Events, Research, Market Trends, and Media Relations.


NAR Director’s Meeting (invite only)

This meeting consists of all NAR Directors from Colorado. National issues, challenges and areas of concern are addressed.


Professional Standards Committee

The Professional Standards Committee upholds the Code of Ethics and due process procedures as established by the National Association of REALTORS®.  The committee conducts hearings for inter-board arbitrations and cases sent through the statewide professional standards program, as well as providing dispute resolution services for disputes involving REALTORS®.  The committee consists of members from across the state, including one member and one alternate appointed from each local association. Members must take continuingprofessional standards training.

Vail Four Seasons
Vail Four Seasons

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail – HOST HOTEL – SOLD OUT

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

1 Vail Road, Vail CO 81657

Hotel Main Number: (970) 477-8800

Pet Policy: Hotel policy allows pets weighing less than 25 pounds (11 kilograms). While in the Hotel, pets must be kept on a leash when not in the guest rooms. Pets may not be left in guest rooms unattended and must be well-trained, as any disturbance of other guests may result in the pet being removed from the property. Pets are not allowed in the Private Retreats, any food service outlets, the Spa, the fitness centre or pool areas.

The Sebastian
The Sebastian

The Sebastian – Vail, a Timbers Resort, captures the magic of this storied place like nowhere else. From personalized experiences and services to our private slope side Base Camp with ski valets, we attend to every detail, so you can focus on family and fun.

The Sebastian – Vail

16 Vail Road, Vail CO 81657

Hotel Main Number: (970) 331-0698

Pet Policy: The Sebastian Vail welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of $150 per stay. Rooms on the first two floors are pet friendly. Both dogs and cats are allowed, but pets must be crated if left in the room unattended.


Sonnenalp Vail – The aptly named Sonnenalp (“sun on the mountains”) luxury boutique hotel radiates warmth. Owned and run by the Faessler family, whose ranch in Bavaria served as inspiration, the hotel is in the heart of Vail village, steps from ski lifts, restaurants and shopping.

Sonnenalp Vail

20 Vail Road, Vail CO 81657

Hotel Main Number: (866) 284-4411

Pet Policy: The Sonnenalp ONLY accepts service animals as defined under ADA. Pets, therapy, comfort or companion animals are not allowed. Intentionally misrepresenting an animal as a service dog is unlawful in Colorado.


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Bobbi Howe
Bobbi Howe: Bobbi is a 2nd generation real estate professional with over 25 years of experience as an active REALTOR®. She was the 2020 Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® President and currently serves as the Treasurer for Missouri REALTORS®. She has served on the National Association of REALTORS® Executive Committee, in addition to serving as the chair of the National Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee and YPN. She is passionate about mental health for those in the real estate industry. In her spare time, she loves running marathons and being an Association junkie.
Scott Peterson: Scott is an experienced real estate and business professional with an extensive background representing individuals and companies on a broad range of matters. He currently serves as General Counsel for the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR). As General Counsel, Scott is responsible for advising the CAR Board of Directors, Leadership Council and the CAR CEO on legal matters related to the Association’s businesses.
Carole Walker: The Rocky Mountain Insurance Association is a non-profit insurance communications organization representing property and casualty insurers in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Carole has been with RMIA since 1998.
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