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A Note from our President regarding COVID_19

 As a global company, Telluride Real Estate Corp. and Christie’s International Real Estate are committed to doing their part to reduce non-essential business activities as we join together to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Our thoughts are with all of those directly affected, and our foremost priority is to act in the best interest of our local communities, our clients and our colleagues.

Telluride and San Miguel County are attacking the pandemic head on. Our county was the first in the state to issue a mandatory “shelter in place” and is also first in the nation to embark on county wide testing over the next week. The testing is voluntary and is administered free of charge thanks to the United Biomedical Group. Approximately 650 tests have been conducted to date with only one confirmed case of the virus. Testing of the entire county should be complete within a week, or so.

On a more positive note, our real estate market started 2020 with a bang, with gross dollar sales 58% above 2019 for the months of January and February.  All market segments seemed to share in this increase in volume. There is little reason to expect that sales will be dramatically down this summer if the virus is brought under control. Our first major event, Telluride Mountain Film, is perusing an online format such that the usual attendees may enjoy the films in the comfort of their homes. The status of other festivals is uncertain at this time. One Constant – Telluride’s dramatic beauty remains forever unchanged and a myriad of family, lifestyle activities that invigorate and sooth the soul.

We have a built-in vaccine to our local real estate market --- superb planning over decades definitively limiting regional density to a fraction of other major resorts and design regulations that demand the highest of quality our marketplace has been resilient during times of economic crises. A lack of supply always tends to stabilize pricing in downward trends. This factor was no more evident than during the “great recession” where values diminished to a far lesser degree than in other major resorts. In short, our market may experience a slow-down in the short term but will bounce back at the first signs of returning to the “new norm”.

During this shelter in place period, it appears that families are searching on line for the safety and escape of small resort communities like Telluride. We are realizing the highest search volume in seven months and it certainly appears that once this pandemic is behind us, Telluride will be a focal point for an investment in lifestyle.    

As it has in the past 4 decades, Telluride Real Estate Corp. will face this situation head on and through our precautionary measures, positive attitude and proactive nature we will be ready for an influx of resort property buyers again. Let this be a time where we continue to demonstrate our unique ability to pull together.

Take this time to research and ask the questions you’d like answered. We have a dedicated team devoted to building quality, long lasting relationships. We’d like to continue to provide you with quality information to give you confidence and respond to your exact needs. Let’s discuss your options now so it will pay dividends in the future. Look forward to hearing from you, stay healthy.

Sincerely,
T.D. Smith

 

 

Telluride Ski Season Real Estate Market Deals December 2019

Ski Season Holiday 2019 Hot Picks

135 San Joaquin Road 209, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #37025

Three bedrooms in Bear Creek. The only 3 bedroom available at Bear Creek Lodge, the last 3 bedroom to sell was not updated in any way and closed at $645K while this unit has new carpet, new fireplace, new kitchen appliances, redesign of new quartz counters/bar and updated furnishings. Revel in all that Telluride has to offer while the on-site staff at Bear Creek Lodge looks after your every need. This alpine getaway features three bedrooms and three bathrooms with open living spaces for everyone to gather in at the end of a long day conquering Telluride's legendary slopes. Relax in front of the modern fireplace while taking in views of the Sneffels Range. Featuring stainless steel appliances, the kitchen enjoys ample cupboard and counter space. Both of the extra bedrooms can be locked off to increase rental potential. Lush, common yard right outside front door for load-in/out convenience. The property boasts a private surface lift to/from the ski trail, a competent front desk, shuttle/valet, fitness room, swimming pool, spas/sauna/steam. Being sold fully furnished.

457 Mountain Village Boulevard 3006-3008, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #35962

Least expensive Mountain Village, CO. Location always matters, even within a complex. This corner unit is located in the coveted 3000 building and is rare in the fact that it shares no common walls with other units. Its corner location affords extra windows, great light, and stunning views of the San Sophia ridgeline and open space from every room. DOG OWNERS- Private latched gate out to the creek from deck. Ski in, enjoy an Apres ski burger and a cocktail at the on-site lodge, dip in the pool, soak in the hot tub, enjoy ski storage, on-property parking, and the convenience of the Mountain Village Core. Add in the proven Mountain Lodge track record where owners in the rental pool share rental profits according to unit size, and this property is a no-brainer for those looking for a little piece of Telluride to call their own.


747 West Pacific Ave. 421, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37685

Lodge in style. Skier’s delight - feet from Chair 7, the Galloping Goose bus stop and Clark’s Market. Telluride Lodge boasts the least expensive 3 bedroom condo in the Town of Telluride at a very fair price, it’s never been rented and in good condition. Located in the heart of precious Telluride, Conde Naste's favorite North American ski resort, Unit 421 in the Telluride Lodge is super conveniently located just steps from Lift 7, Clark's Market, and the Telluride Lodge hot tub, sauna and steam room. With three bedrooms two bath this upper level unit was remodeled in 2005. It has never been rented and is in very good condition. The condominium includes a small deeded storage room, which is perfect for your skis, boots, and an in-unit laundry. With only 34 condominiums for sale in Telluride, and none for sale in the Telluride Lodge, Unit 421 with its' great sun and views, and spectacular location make this pleasant in-Town condominium one to seriously consider.


TBD Quakey Lane 45, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37080

In acreage, this 2+ acre lot located on Quakey Lane is in the top 33% of the 206 properties in Ski Ranches that are over 2 acres in size. This is a property with privacy and great view opportunities. The ideal location for the home site is about 100 feet near the top of the vacant lot. Build an arcing driveway starting from the eastern corner of the property and culminating on the western corner of the property (subject to DRC approval). Lots of mature Aspens on the lot offer privacy but can be cleared to build a home which will open up your views if desired. The 15 acre lot to the north of this lot acts as a buffer from Highway 145.
Horses are permitted in Ski Ranches, and tons of hiking is available to owners in the Ski Ranches. Easy to get to and plenty of space to build a home and guest home and/or a barn.

136 Country Club Drive 641,643,649, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #35618

$100K in Rental Revenue. Completely renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the Peaks Hotel w W/D, kitchen. The owner can stay in one of the lock offs while renting the rest, still earning income while staying there. The owner does not have to be in residence to use the largest spa in Colorado. 3 contiguous 6th floor units that have been combined to make one large 2 bedroom, 3 full bath condo, with a 45 square foot terrace offering great views of the San Sophia Range. Complete remodel in 2016. Multiple rental opportunities: 1) rent as 3 separate studios, 2) as 1 bedroom suite and separate studio, or 3) as a 2 bedroom condo with full kitchen. All Bosch appliances. $4000 sleeper sofa in unit 643 – thick mattress feels like a traditional bed. Washer/Dryer in bathroom. Offered for sale as one 1300 square foot unit; but with three separate deeds. Owner is entitled to all of the amenities that the Peaks Hotel offers: Dog friendly hotel, Largest spa in Colorado, Concierge service , 1 indoor lap pool, Indoor pool with water slide, and an outdoor pool, Hot tubs, Hair salon. All Bosch appliances. $4000 sleeper sofa in unit 643  thick mattress feels like a traditional bed. Washer/Dryer in bathroom. Offered for sale as one 1300 square foot unit; but with three separate deeds. Owner is entitled to all of the amenities that the Peaks Hotel offers: Dog friendly hotel, Largest spa in Colorado, Concierge service , 1 indoor lap pool, Indoor pool with water slide, and an outdoor pool, Hot tubs, Hair salon.

250 S Pine Street 102S, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37586

Ballard House The only 1 bedroom in the Town of Telluride on the MLS that is not in the Mountain Side Inn. Unbeatable central location just steps from Telluride’s Town Park, Gondola, Historic Main Street, Bear Creek Preserve and the River Trail. Unbeatable location just steps from Telluride's greatest hits - Town Park, Gondola, Historic Main Street, Bear Creek Preserve and the River Trail. Upscale and thoughtful design featuring one-bedroom and one marble-laden bathroom with steam shower and large soaking tub. The open living spaces in this well-sized unit feature a gas fireplace, bar seating and plenty of room for a dining room table. The kitchen has granite counters, GE appliances and ample storage. A ground-floor location. Elevator-served garage parking with assigned space and storage locker, plus common area to store the bikes. This location will never be anything but ideal, marrying center-of-it-all convenience with river-skiing-wilderness escapes right outside your front door.

110 S Pine Street 2C, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37696

Idyllic location and deck. Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Telluride, this 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath penthouse unit is within walking distance to everything. The Livery Building is conveniently located between the Gondola Station Telluride Town Park and enjoys easy walking to skiing, shops, restaurants and all that Telluride has to offer. You must see this unit to appreciate the amazing light, updated wood flooring, new carpet, and fresh paint. Be sure and take in the enormous Box Canyon, Bear Creek, Ballard mountain and red rock views from the private rooftop deck. Property includes one assigned garage parking space and a 40 sq. ft. owner's storage closet. 

225 Ridgeline Drive 225, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #37691

Beautiful log and stone townhome with four bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Enjoy the magnificent views of the San Juan Mountains from throughout the residence including your multiple decks and patios. The luxurious master features a generous bedroom, sumptuous bath, steam shower, large walk-in closet, fireplace and private balcony. Hot tub and custom fire pit are located on the large bottom floor patio. One of the most private, sought after residences in Tristant set at the end of the cul-de-sac. Superior ski and mountain bike access directly onto Lower Village Bypass and the Village Trail.


215 N Fir Street, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37151

TIMELESS TELLURIDE - Still Searching for that Perfect Telluride (Western Mountain) Home? This Offering is in One of the Most Desired Locations in Telluride – Sunnyside, Steps to the Center of Main Street and 3.5 Blocks to Gondola, Inspiring Views and Privacy. Located in One of Telluride's Original Town Additions, which means Close Proximity to some of Telluride's Most Unique Landmarks. In Addition to its Location, this Home has too Many Features to List, but; here are a Couple - New Construction, Multiple Flex Rooms, Wrap Around Front Porch, Second Separate Master (caretaker unit), No Common Wall Bedrooms, Heated Garage and a Petite Front Yard. Custom Designed and Built with all the Amenities One Would Expect in a Mountain Modern Home. This is the Telluride Lifestyle at its Finest..

78 County Road 23, Ridgway, CO 81432
MLS #37717

Live your mountain dream on this spectacular 32.971 acres in the Heart of the San Juan Mountains! Property features the Uncompahgre River, Cutler Creek, large pond with dock, plenty of irrigation/water and pond storage rights plus xeriscaping around the home. Amazing views of the pond, south to Mt. Abrams, red canyon walls, Crooked Tree Water Fall to the east, which runs in the spring. Custom 3,230 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath home with natural gas, in-floor radiant heat plus heated 2 car garage with shop. Quality, unique features throughout including: great room with vaulted tongue and groove ceiling, stone Rumford fireplace, south facing windows and doors, covered deck with breath taking views. Country kitchen with brick fireplace, granite counters, hammered copper kitchen farm sink

Aga 5 burner Range/oven with copper piping and back splash, dining area with more windows and views. Private master suite with doors to deck, amazing view, double sinks, jacuzzi tub, enclosed shower and custom walk-in closet. Office with built-in bookcase, ladder up to loft, plenty of desk and filing space. Separate large guest bedroom on main level with adjoining bathroom. Lower level includes family room with wet bar, full bath, private guest bedroom, boiler/utility room, spacious laundry room, extra storage, heated two car garage with dog/wash up stainless sink and shop with built-in cabinets. Impressive 66'X48' barn completed in 2012. Barn amenities include: natural gas Soapstone fireplace in Arts/Crafts studio, outdoor patio off of studio, heated powder room, heated indoor/outdoor kennel with wash up stainless sink, two horse stalls with cushioned flooring, full lighting in and out, upper doors at both ends to allow hay storage. Corral and loafing shed also included. (total 3 ponds). Impressive, one of a kind property, with convenient easy paved access!!!!

457 Mountain Village Blvd. Cabin 9, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #37288

True ski in/out 4 bedroom log cabin at the Mountain Lodge. Located directly trailside on Double Cabins, ''Humbolt'' cabin also benefits from it's quiet and private creekside location. Enjoy all of the services and amenities of the Mountain Lodge, plus hassle free condo ownership. Just remodeled with new wood floors, paint and trim, cabin #9 also enjoys great natural light and views to the San Sophia range. Historical rental data for last three years shows $11K-$14K+- net to owner after all HOA expenses.

530 W Pacific Avenue A, Telluride, CO 81435
MLS #37461

With its prime location in the Town of Telluride just steps from skiing, hiking, dining and shopping, this townhome lives like a single family home and offers convenience for all seasons. Enter the main living level from West Pacific Avenue. Three bedrooms all with en suite baths occupy three levels - the large, private top floor master is separated from the two lower level guest suites by the newly updated kitchen, living and dining area. New carpet and a new roof make this turnkey townhome move-in ready.

119 Palmyra Drive, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #36612

Seamless Ski Access best describes this estate's location, both departing and arriving on grade from Bridges Ski Trail to its ski room with equipment storage and boot warmers. Recently re-modeled with a mountain contemporary flair, 119 Palmyra is the ultimate retreat for generations of family that comfortably sleeps seventeen within six spacious bedrooms and bunkrooms. Expansive mountainous views from the great room explode at entry through floor-to ceiling windows spilling sunlight upon a two-and-a-half-story great room replete with a steel and glass fireplace. The open main level floorplan flows effortlessly to the dining area and a chef's kitchen with breakfast bar, concrete countertops, hand crafted cabinetry, upscale appliances, including built-in Miele coffee maker,

Dacor double oven, Asco dishwasher and Sub Zero refrigerator /freezer. Central to the room is a full service bar with sink and ice maker. Generous slopeside decking and yard further expands the interior to the outdoors for family BBQs and hot tubbing. A second master, bunk room, guest suite, powder room and ski room complete the main living level floor plan.

A grand master suite occupies the entire upper level, with fireplace and spacious ensuite bath replete with jetted tub and appointed with slates and travertines. Two private lounging / reading rooms afford additional privacy within the suite that also connects with an open loft, ideal for quiet family downtime as a sitting room overlooking the great room.

The lowest level encompasses a family / game room with two fireplaces, full service bar (refrigerator, icemaker, dishwasher), wine room, pool and ping pong tables. An additional bunkroom, guest suite, powder room and laundry complete this level that offers areas of separation for generations of family and friends, as do other levels of this exquisite residence. Atop this estate is a "yoga tower" offering 360 degrees of viewscape with an atmosphere for quiet meditation.

209 Wilson Peak Drive, Mountain Village, CO 81435
MLS #35570

The Ultimate in Effortless Ski Access. The residence’s sense of arrival presents architecture that is both uniquely contemporary with a blend of curvature and simplistic linear design that blends seamlessly with its mountainous environment through usage of copper and red Cedar siding and barrel vaulted copper and cedar shake roofing. Upon entry, its slate staircase and glass elevator provide the first hint of the superb mountain contemporary finishes found throughout. A frosted glass flooring from a hallway above streams light to the entry level. White hard maples, integrated color concrete, stainless steel interior sliding glass doors are but a few of the fine finishes utilized throughout. Located with end of the road privacy.

Entry Level - The entry level accommodates leisure time family activities with a spacious office / den / flex sleeping area, dry sauna, full bath, half bath, ski room (dog wash, boot dryers, and hot tub access), media room adjoining a game room complete with ping pong, shuffleboard, wet bar (wine cooler, 2 sub-zero mini refrigerators, Bosch dishwasher, trash compactor). This level also has access to a spacious southwest facing deck with hot tub and gas fire pit where friends and family gather for apres ski and sunsets.

Main Level - One can access the main level up a dramatic open tread, steel and slate staircase or glass pneumatic elevator, a unique architectural element unto itself. A curved art wall invites one to open living, dining and chef's kitchen areas with dramatic floor to ceiling views of the San Sophia Ridge through yet another curved exterior wall and warmed by a artistically designed fireplace. This great room also accesses expansive decks to the north and south offering additional and enjoyable outdoor living areas. The east wing of the main level encompasses four bedrooms with ensuite baths and laundry possessing the finest of finish level of intricate built-ins, marbles, lighting and plumbing fixtures.

Upper Level - A level exclusively for the masters of the residence. An expansive master bedroom with fireplace, full laundry, dual vanities, steel tub and glass shower with 4 shower heads is graciously appointed with a large walk-in closet, slate bath flooring, and maple built-ins.

Christie's International Real Estate honors Master's Circle Members at Conference in Houston, TX

Christie’s International Real Estate awards 200 network brokers exclusive “Luxury Specialist” designation at 2019 agent conference in Houston

Certification underscores exemplary service to real estate clients enhanced by appreciation of other luxury assets — including home interiors, art, wine, jewelry, watches and other collectibles

Houston, Texas (November 18, 2019) — Christie’s International Real Estate, the real estate arm of Christie’s, the world’s leading art auction house, welcomed 200 brokers from its global network, to the company’s invitation-only Luxury Specialist Conference. The annual forum, held November 12 and 13 at the five-diamond Uptown Post Oak Hotel in Uptown Houston, included experts in high-end real estate and a spectrum of other luxury segments, all providing insights on how to provide differentiated and exclusive client service.

Leadership and philanthropy, both valued when operating at the highest levels of real estate sales, were addressed as key elements to deepening ties with existing and prospective clients. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees were bestowed with the “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist” designation by Christie’s Education, which is reserved for brokers who have shown a dedication to exceptional client service by continuing to acquire expertise and insights into the ever-evolving luxury sector.

Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, said: “We continue to focus our efforts on helping our network members and their agents to become trusted advisors to their clients in every sense of the word, and to provide them with unique marketing tools and services with which to service their clients in a way that no other agents can. We invite our Affiliates to exhibit real estate at top auctions around the world, to participate in sponsored luxury events such as the Concours d’Elegance car show in Pebble Beach, to create special evenings with Christie’s specialists and leaders from our other luxury partners at homes offered for sale and to schedule tours for brokers and their top clients at our auction house locations around the world including our hubs in New York, London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. No other network can offer this level of luxury expertise, education and exposure, which further underscores the value of our Luxury Specialist designation.”

International attendees hailed from Argentina, the Netherlands, Portugal and Taiwan, to name a few. In the United States, agents from New York to Florida and Montana to Hawaii were among those represented.

Participants heard from Christie’s International Real Estate executives, including Mr. Conn, and their industry-leading peers who provided their insights in separate presentations and panels. Christie’s colleagues discussed current interior design trends and an overview of the new book from Christie’s Education’s Agnes Berecz’s “100 Years 100 Artworks.” Luxury brands Pomellato, the Italian jewelry brand; Ulysse Nardin, the Swiss watch manufacturer; and Julia B., the custom linen boutique company, all of which are partners of the Christie’s International Real Estate network, joined the conference to provide hands-on experiences in their sectors, which are valuable to agents when interacting with top-tier clients.

Windows of the World Wine School; One More Wave, a nonprofit for rehabilitating veterans through surfing; and golf celebrity Michael Breed rounded out the conference presentations. Small group discussions also allowed those in attendance to share their real estate successes and challenges, while still leaving ample time for one-on-one networking and relationship building.

Earlier this year, Christie’s International Real Estate announced the formation of the Masters Circle, a group of top-performing agents from within the network. This group also attended the 2019 Luxury Specialist Conference and were invited to stay for additional programming after the conclusion of the main conference. Telluride Real Estate Corp Master’s Circle Members include TD Smith, Dan Henschel, Garrett Simon and Ben Jackson.

Nancy Almodovar, CEO of Nan & Company Properties and the host Affiliate, said: “We are extremely honored to have been selected as the host Affiliate for this year’s Luxury Specialist Conference. The event provided a unique opportunity to open our doors to top real estate experts from around the world and allow them to experience Houston’s thriving economy, exceptional landscapes, rich culture and the mix of global traditions that define our great city We take immense pride in contributing to the success of this conference and look forward to collaborating with our Christie’s International Real Estate family and Affiliate colleagues on future projects and initiatives to best serve all our valued clients.”

About Telluride Real Estate Corp.

Telluride Real Estate Corp. (TREC) is the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate with offices in historic Telluride and the Mountain Village. Celebrating 35 years as a company, TREC is pleased to be one of the most established real estate brokerages in the region, with a team that includes more than 35 licensed brokers, assistants and staff members. TREC has access to a worldwide network of discriminating buyers, gaining maximum exposure for our Telluride listings.  Combined with the power of Christie’s International Real Estate, the largest network of independent real estate firms, TREC offers a synergy between local strength and global networking.  The Christie’s International Real Estate network exceeds $118 billion in annual sales and is the largest international network of real estate companies specializing in the sale of luxury and notable properties.  For additional information about TREC, please visit www.telluriderealestatecorp.com.

 

 

Telluride Ski Resort Winter Snow Update from Bill Jensen

Telluride Ski Resort update from Bill Jensen, 100 Stevens Drive and Surprise and Delight

The 2019 Telluride ski season is officially underway with the Telluride Real Estate Corp. kick-off meeting held December 4th. Bill Jensen and almost all of the 38 TREC brokers were in attendance, including TAR President Pam Guillory, TREC President TD Smith, as well as Director Steve Hilbert and VP’s Toby Brown and Dan Henschel. Fresh faces and perspectives from travel filled the room and the buzz in the air indicated the team was approaching the 2019 Telluride Ski Season with a new revitalized energy.

Bill excited the crowd by indicating there would be a 5-hour preview of Chair 9 on Friday December 6th from 9-2 PM. With 4-6” of snow expected tonight and tomorrow, the terrain is sure to please. Jensen elaborated on the snow safety work being done on the mountain and indicated that Chair 12 and Prospect Bowl would be open within the next week. With the terrain opening on its current projected schedule, the Telluride ski resort is in great position for Christmas. An avid weather fan, Jensen indicated that weather patterns come in 5-week cycles, and the predictions this year have the snow cycles favoring the San Juan’s. Jensen said he always likes to see it raining in San Diego, as it bodes well for Telluride.

The removal of 7000 trees, 5000 of which were dead and dried was another preventative initiative by the ski resort. Jensen said that the burn piles were complete ash within 36 hours of burning.

The Mountain Village Market is getting a facelift – and is currently gutted to its shell as new plumbing, flooring, windows and shelving are going up. Slated to re-open Memorial Day 2020, the new market will have a Whole Foods experience feel and be much brighter, according to Jensen. Locals will have to be patient through the process, but the renovation of the market to mirror the more upscale resort surrounding it will certainly add to the appeal of the area as well as provide needed convenience. Jensen indicated the renovation would be upwards of $3.5M, and the Telluride Mountain Village Owner’s Association (TMVOA) has already given $1.2M.

Mountain Village is also on the rise with the opening of another Telluride Brewing Company location. The brew pub is to be located behind the Black Iron Restaurant and not only offer local brews, but street tacos as well. Locals are thrilled that there now will be the Telluride Distilling Company and a brew pub, complete with convenient grab and go snacks perfect for the Telluride Bike Park or ski day.

Behind the Scenes: Canopy Zip Lines are up!

Another fabulous addition to the Mountain Village is a series of zip lines known as the Canopy, ready to ride Summer 2020. With the first run at 300 feet in length to get comfortable, guests are then sent down 1500-1600 feet 273 feet above the ground for an exhilarating ride. The canopy is a nice addition to the 10-mile bike park which opened Summer of 2018.  

Jensen added that $1.5-$2M will be spent yearly in snowmaking, and we are well on track for meeting the 20% reduction of our carbon footprint by 2025, currently tracking at 14%. These goals are in line with the Town of Telluride as well as San Miguel County.

Jensen made special note of several of the affordable housing projects on the horizon, adding that he wants to keep the development local and focused in order to best retain employees.

The location at 100 Stevens Drive, Mountain Village CO provided gorgeous views as well as updated decking, enhancing the natural beauty of the property. Sitting on more than an acre, the 5 bedroom 4 ½ bath timber home sits just minutes from the mountain village core and is also ski-in/ski-out! Offered at $3.9M for just over 6,100 square feet, this residence is a quality find in a quaint neighborhood. New to market from Ben Jackson, schedule a tour this ski season before this property gets picked up!

President TD Smith and several other Christie’s International Real Estate Master’s Circle Members trekked to Houston Texas for the CIRE Conference this November. After being rejuvenated and reenergized through top notch speakers and valuable breakaways, the team returned full of fresh ideas and a recommitment to authenticity and the idea of ‘surprise and delight’. TD recounted the speaker’s story of wanting to purchase a luxury vehicle, found the one he wanted with all the accessories, yet was surprised and delighted by a secret compartment which sealed the deal for the purchase of the vehicle. It was this surprising and delightful aspect of the vehicle that actually made the sale.

In sales, we often think of good, better, best. The idea of surprise and delight suggests a measure of quality that our clients should experience. The ‘just expected’ ideas are things that people expect, the basics a client wants to see happen without fail. The next tier is ‘a little more…a little better’, a set of ‘better’ elements that make the client feel closer to a positive feeling or decision. For some clients this better is their just expected, especially in luxury markets.

The ‘surprise and delight’ element is just that – something unexpected that delights the client and satisfies a need they didn’t know they had or adds that extra measure of quality and attention. Feeling heard and understood without feeling pressured, and then revealing a delightful surprise is a customer experience we are dedicated to. Our experience speaks volumes about our authenticity and willingness to help our clients find the perfect fit, whether it’s second home ownership, a vacation property, legacy home or retirement estate.

   

Christie's International Real Estate - The Art & Style Issue, featuring Snow Drift Ranch

Christie's International Real Estate - Digital Magazine

Our flagship publication, Christie's International Real Estate magazine has been creating an unprecedented level of visibility to buyers and sellers of high-value properties since 1985.

Explore the Digital Magazine - Issue Three, 2019

Produced four times a year, the publication has an annual readership of half a million. Our editorial content covers the arts, leisure, international cultural events, and the world of ultra-luxury, including jewelry, watches, fashion, automotive, yachts, aviation, home décor, and electronics – all alongside an unrivaled showcase of the world’s most exclusive real estate from our Affiliates. The magazine is distributed to the clients of Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate, delivering content to a select, private, and qualified group of readers who are proven purchasers of luxury goods, collectors of fine art, and investors in multi million-dollar properties. The magazine is also available at Christie’s salerooms and Affiliate offices across the world.

Luxury Market Update | June 2018

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As revealed in our just-released in Christie's International Real Estate's Luxury Defined 2018 report on the global luxury real estate sector, sales of million-dollar-plus properties in second-home and resort lifestyle destinations worldwide soared in 2017. Luxury sales in second-home markets grew by 19% year-on-year in 2017 with Telluride exceeding with 37% growth in 2017. Telluride has seen $191.5M in closed transactions through May in 2018. With $97.4M in sales currently under contract, we look forward to the summer sales season.

Presenting Vista Residences | Represented by Exclusive Affiliate Conlon Real Estate

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TREC is pleased to share with you Vista Residences, represented by our exclusive affiliate in Chicago, Conlon Real Estate. If you'd like to learn more about this luxury development, please contact your TREC broker and we'll gladly connect you. 

                                                      

Chicago’s most anticipated development, Vista Tower, is now under construction in the city’s Lakeshore East neighborhood. Comprised of 406 ultra-luxury condominiums atop a 5-star hotel, Vista Tower will undoubtedly bring a new world-class building to Chicago’s lakefront. Visualized by award-winning architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang, this development is a masterpiece of design and, as Chicago’s third tallest building, will soar 101 stories above where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan. The tower will offer sweeping views spanning the cityscape and its striking architectural design will surely become an icon in Chicago’s magnificent skyline.

Rich in detail, each sophisticated residence will emit boundless style and comfort. Residences will include 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom units with pricing beginning at $1 million and reaching more than $17 million for the 360? Penthouse suites. Residents of Vista Tower can access the luxurious amenities in the five-star hotel in addition to their own private amenities at the exclusive Club Vista located on the 47th floor.

The private club includes:

  • Golf Simulator Lounge
  • Private dining room, outdoor kitchen and demo kitchen
  • Wine storage and wine tasting room
  • Game Room
  • City and Sky lounges
  • Theater
  • Massage Rooms
  • Steam/sauna rooms
  • Fitness room with private training room
  • Expansive outdoor space with fire pit, hot tub and outdoor pool
  • Car wash
  • Valet
  • Dry cleaning
  • 24-hour attended lobby and concierge services
  • Bicycle storage and storage for each unit
  • Enclosed dog run and owner’s lounge

Amenities

 

Lakeshore East is surrounded by the lakefront, river walk and Millennium Park; the elite epicenter of downtown Chicago’s luxury high-rise community. This award-winning planned development is a village within the city and is home to the Gems World Academy International School, a six-acre public park, the bustling Village Market and is minutes away from Lake Michigan, sailing clubs, restaurants, museums, shopping and a pleasing variety of Chicago’s finest destinations.

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