During the last week of May, I had the honor of hosting 15 of my fellow Sotheby’s International Realty colleagues from across the country for The Collective Retreat out at my favorite place – Frost Creek. We had an incredible time building our personal and referral relationships, learning how to enhance our business including sharing marketing ideas, and having a little bit of fun along the way! From California to Florida, our group of agents known as The Collective are dedicated to serving our clients no matter where they go. Check out their niche areas in the Summer 2022 Edition of my other passion project – The Little Blue Book (just released below)!
With interest and inflation rates going up, I’m starting to see more conscientious buyers who are no longer buying just to buy at any price. Buyers are becoming more fastidious when considering a home purchase, and I anticipate that we will begin to see more price reductions if a home is priced aggressively which is not in refreshed or newer condition as the market levels out a bit. Of course, adequately priced properties (especially those homes which are more recently built or remodeled) will continue to move quickly throughout the summer selling season. Remember, that whether you are a buyer or seller, there is always a way to reach your goal and I would welcome being the one to help you get there!
The Little Blue Book For Golfers
The Little Blue Book For Golfers – Summer 2022 Edition is a curated guide of premier golf clubs, courses, and real estate communities across the United States developed from a niche group called The Collective.
“We are a group of highly experienced Sotheby’s International Realty agents who live in coveted, lifestyle driven areas across the US. Whether it’s golf, skiing, hiking, biking or other outdoor activities, we love where we live and we take great pride in helping others discover that magic. We are connected because our clients benefit from our collective efforts. From snow to sand, we have you covered. Part of the immense power of the worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty network is our connections.”
New Listing in Lionshead Village
The Arrabelle at Vail Square Residence #422
3 Beds | 4 Baths | 2,149 SF | $7,100,000
Welcome to ”Lifestyle. Location. Livability” at The Arrabelle at Vail Square. Residence #422 has a premier location in the lobby tower, providing convenient access to the rooftop pool and hot tub, the main floor lobby, and restaurant, as well as the lower-level conference room area & business center. Impressive and consistent rental history for both the main unit and the lock-off suite. Enjoy the sunsets on the peaceful balcony while taking in views of Vail Mountain. This open-concept, one-level condo features 3 spacious bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathroom. The residence features a gourmet kitchen, refreshed furnishings, large dining and living room areas, and 3 fireplaces. The 3rd bedroom ”lock-off” can be rented or used separately, serving as a junior suite with its own separate entrance (and secure connection to the main residence). Additional conveniences include a laundry closet, custom bench/cubbies/hooks to gear up and down each day, a custom owner’s closet within the unit, and an owner’s storage unit in the underground, secure garage. Amenities within The Arrabelle include: ski, bike, and car valet; the lavish Rock Resorts 10,000 sq. ft. spa (including treatment rooms, steam, whirlpool, and sauna); state-of-the-art fitness center; full-service business center; rooftop pool and hot tubs, housekeeping and room service available; and shops and restaurants on-site. Everything from skiing, ski school, ice skating, and summer hiking and biking are steps from Residence #422. Simply put, nothing compares to the convenience, layout, and luxury experience offered by Residence #422.
Are You Waitlisted?
Calling all golfers who love The Country Club of The Rockies! Currently, the waitlist for this private club is at about 2 years, however, one potential option to get moved up on the list is to become a homeowner in Arrowhead. Check out my beautiful golf course listing below and contact me for more details about how this could potentially help you in becoming a CCR member!
36 St. Andrews Place is an unexpected single-family home with the primary suite, office, and two guest suites all located on the spacious main level. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac and set on over half an acre, the striking entry welcomes you to a voluminous great room, large kitchen and several patios with expansive views overlooking green space and the 11th Par 3 Fairway of Country Club of the Rockies golf course. The generously sized lower level provides plenty of flexible space for recreating or relaxing and is complete with a gas fireplace and a surprise bonus separate 14’x11′ storage area. The fourth en-suite bedroom located on the lower level is ideal for customizing into either a bunkroom or second primary suite. Relish the evening sunsets glistening over the fairway from the trellised patio around the gas firepit. The secondary patio with the BBQ is ready for summer dinners as it is located off of the dining room with easy access to the kitchen. The kitchen is an entertainer’s dream equipped with 3 walls of cabinets, large island equipped with a Thermador 4-burner range including griddle and attached oven, one wall oven, 2 dishwashers, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, and separate freezer drawers. Right off the kitchen is a cozy breakfast nook for those casual mornings over coffee. The vaulted yet cozy primary suite, office and guest suite on the main level have just been freshly painted and A/C is equipped for comfort the main level. The home was lovingly maintained and welcomes the next family who will call it their legacy home. The gated community of Arrowhead offers a community pool, hot tubs, pickleball and tennis courts. Press the app located on your phone to request the complimentary on-call neighborhood shuttle which provides door-to-door service to the ski lift on Arrowhead mountain.
The Palmer Difference
I’ve had the honor to work alongside John Palmer and his team at Palmer Lending several times now and my clients are simply raving about their experience with him. I encourage you to check out this quick video that explains why John and his team work differently for their clients – what really makes them a cut above the others.
The Crypto Currency Wave & Real Estate
I’m pleased to announce that I recently obtained my Crypto Certified Agent (CCA) designation – becoming the first agent in Eagle County to obtain the certification.
Below is a video from my friend Dylan Bradley about the current state of Bitcoin and what he expects for the future. Want more info? Visit his website.
In Real Estate News…
As we would expect to see, the number of new listings coming to market over the last 30 days is up nearly 15% compared to that of 2021. With mortgage and inflation rates still on the rise, we’re starting to see more conscientious buyers in the sense that they’re no longer buying just to buy. Buyers are more carefully considering their options and the properties that are adequately priced are still moving quickly. However, the number of new contracts written in May 2022 (216) is still significantly up over the previous month in April 2022 (158), showing a positive summer selling season trend.