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I’ve been writing and publishing the primary market guide for Aspen Snowmass real estate and property information for over ten years. During the dark days of the Great Recession, I was the only voice telling it like is. And I'm still delivering: objective information.
If you are a buyer or seller of Aspen real estate, the Estin Report is intended as an introduction to my brokerage services. The old saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is absolutely true when vetting and hiring an Aspen broker. It's a big ticket decision with serious consequences for you, your family, your future - either big mistakes, muddling in the middle or total satisfaction.
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My goal is to help clients get the most value for their real estate buying or selling decisions and to deliver the goods, the results. I'm bottom line oriented and a straight-shooter. You'll get the juice and my knowledge right from the horses mouth before it's second hand. See what clients and experts say. Please call 970.309.6163 or email me to start a conversation to help you with your real estate situation.
In late 2013, Aspen broker and native Tim Estin moved to Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Real Estate in downtown Aspen from Coldwell Banker Mason Morse where he’d been an elite top performing 1% global Previews Specialist agent.
Awarded Coldwell Banker's highest distinction, the International President's Premier Award presented to less than half of 1% of its 116,800 worldwide broker force for outstanding sales results.
Consistently places in the top tier of Aspen real estate agents for sales performance and has been regularly recognized as one of the Best Real Estate Agents in Colorado by RealTrends, the nation's leading real estate trends and research organization.
Since 2006, written and published The Estin Report and AspenRealEstateblog.com, the original sales, marketing and research platforms for Aspen Snowmass real estate information.
The #1 trusted resource for the Aspen Real Estate Market according to Google organic search - no ads, no gimmicks, no nonsense.
"One of the town's best real estate brokers" reports the local media and cited for market guidance in WSJ, Business Week, Bloomberg, Denver Post, Financial Times, BBC, Aspen Times, Aspen Daily News, NPR / KAJX Aspen and Colorado Public Radio amongst many others.
Served as Aspen Board of Realtors Liaison to City of Aspen and Pitkin County communicating land use code changes, governmental policies, political issues and their consequences to Aspen's real estate brokerage community.
2011 - 2017
o ABOR Professional Standards and Ethics Committee
2005 - 2009
o ABOR Liaison to the City of Aspen, CO
o ABOR Liaison to Pitkin County, CO
o Pitkin County Land Use Code Rewrite/Technical Advisory Committee advising the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and P&Z for this 3-Yr review - the single broker representative selected/appointed by BOCC from the then 700 member Aspen Board of Realtors.
Former market analyst/consultant with then Aspen, CO and Lyme, NH based Sno-engineering Inc, now SE Group, the pre-eminent international mountain resort planning firm in the US.
Founding director of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association, (huts.org) the 34 hut/350 mile backcountry ski hut-to-hut trail system between Aspen and Vail.
Architect's apprentice for Fritz Benedict, his mentor, good friend and Aspen's noted architect for whom the Aspen Music Festival's 1,500 seat Benedict Tent is named.
Long-time family roots in Aspen with insider connections. Attended elementary school at the “Yellow Brick” in Aspen’s West End. Graduated high school from Choate Rosemary as 1st ever elected student to serve on the Choate School Board of Trustees and Class President.
BA in Political Economy from Colorado College and MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management.
AWARDS, AFFILIATIONS, REALTOR DESIGNATIONS AND EDUCATION
Best Real Estate Agents in Colorado Recognition by RealTrends in 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011. RealTrends is the nation's leading real estate trends and research organization.
Coldwell Banker International President's Premier Award: This is Coldwell Banker's highest distinction, the International President's Premier Award honoring broker associates who are in their top sales ranK. Less than half of 1 percent of the more than 116,800 agents in 3,100 offices worldwide in the Coldwell Banker network qualify for this elite award.
Click image for award and see Coldwell Banker press release here
Coldwell Banker's International President's Premier Award Top 1% Sales* in the Aspen Market
(*Actual rank: Top 1% sales of 949 total Aspen/Glenwood MLS members.)
Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate Top 5%* Broker Performance in the Aspen Snowmass Market
Mason Morse Real Estate Top 10% Broker Performance in the Aspen Snowmass Market
o Previews International Property Specialist | Coldwell Banker - Less than 8% of Coldwell Banker's 116,800 brokers earn this elite agent designation by exceeding specific unit and dollar volume sales criteria and selling a minimum number of properties priced within the top 10% of one's market.
o Regent Associate | Board of Regents, LuxuryRealEstate.com: Tim was one of the few select Regent representatives for Luxury Real Estate in the Aspen and Snowmass market. The Board of Regents, Regents.com, is the governing body of Luxury Real Estate.com and provides guidance to the broader Luxury Real Estate network.
Luxury Real Estate.com is the #1 luxury real estate website in the world according to Dupont Registry.
Between 2008 - 2012, Tim was a regular contributor to theLuxuryRealEstate.com blog on Aspen and Snowmass real estate activity.
REALTOR DESIGNATIONS: GRI, ABR, CNE
GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute: This designation is awarded by state Rdalton associations to progressive Realtors who complete 90 hours of specialized training and are dedicated to providing the highest level of client services. The course takes 1-2 years to complete and requires students to travel around the state of Colorado for course attendance.
ABR - Acredited Buyer's Representative - This is the Realtor benchmark for excellence in buyer representation. This highly regarded designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) to brokers who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert: This is considered a world-class Realtor negotiation designation that facilitates superior results in all negotiation situations.
LICENSE - State of Colorado
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