Whether you’re looking to sell or buy, I offer unparalleled market expertise, 19 years of high end broker experience and a lifetime of Aspen connections and insights, ensuring you navigate the Aspen Snowmass luxury real estate market with a genuinely authoritative and discrete local guide.

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Aspen bona fides and singular professional expertise in luxury Aspen Snowmass real estate

  • Recognized as “One of Aspen’s best real estate brokers” in editorial by local media.
  • Elite top 1% Aspen broker with numerous awards for outstanding sales performance.
  • Set record sales prices, including the highest-ever for a single-family home in the City of Aspen.
  • Active advocate for land use and preservation serving on multiple local boards.
  • Founding director of the Tenth Mountain Division Huts, the 34 hut-to-hut trail system between Aspen and Vail.
  • Author of the widely-followed Estin Report since 2006 offering deep dive – specific, scrubbed, meaningful – market analysis for sellers and buyers*.
  • Resort consultant with Sno-Engineering Inc., specializing in winter resort markets and economics then based in Aspen and Lyme, NH (now SEGroup).
  • Apprenticed and mentored by celebrated local architect Fritz Benedict who master-planned Aspen, Snowmass Village, and Vail epitomizing Aspen’s spirit as a thinker, tinkerer, and dreamer and for whom many of Aspen’s cherished legacies are named.

Past and present community and professional service

2024 – Present: Pitkin County Vision 2050 Workgroup – Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) appointment
2022-2023: Pitkin County Community Growth Advisory Committee (CGAC)
& Proclamation and BOCC appointment **
2011 – Present: Aspen Board of Realtors (ABOR) Professional Standards & Ethics Committee.
2005-2009: ABOR liaison to the City of Aspen CO
2005 -2010: ABOR liaison to Pitkin County CO. Communicated land use code changes, government policies and political issues to the professional Aspen real estate community
2005-2007: Pitkin County Land Use Code Re-write/Technical Advisory Committee – BOCC appointment, a 3-year process
2006 – 2009: Big Buddy Program – Youth mentoring: (see unsolicited testimonial)
Founding director, Tenth Mountain Division Hut Association – The hut-to-hut trail system between Aspen and Vail with 34 huts (huts dot org). It was formed by several Aspen & Vail skiers, under the inspiration and founding by 10th Mountain Division veteran Fritz Benedict, to create a network of closely spaced huts connected via backcountry ski trails between Vail and Aspen.

Realtor© credentials: ABR, CNE, RSPS, GRI

           ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative
           CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert
           RSPS – Resort and Second Home Property Specialist
           GRI – Graduate Realtors Institute – The 15 course, 90-hour program taken throughout the state of CO in Jan 2005 – June 2006.

Realtor© Memberships
          ABOR – Aspen Board of Realtors
          CAR – Colorado Association of Realtors
          NAR – National Association of Realtors.

Colorado Real Estate License: FA40043228


          MBA Boston University Graduate School of Management
          BA Colorado College, political economy
          Choate Rosemary School – 1st-ever co-student trustee to serve on the
               Choate School Board of Trustees
          Yellow Brick Elementary School – West End, Aspen, CO

*Followers: Sellers, buyers, renters, appraisers, valuation experts, brokers, bankers, investment managers, business owners, real estate advisors, estate executors, entrepreneurs, attorneys, family offices, private wealth advisors, investors, property flippers, land planners, developers, real estate brokerages, builders, journalists and others.  

Estin Report availability: The 32-pg Estin Report can be downloaded online as PDF in Reports Section. The print edition is distributed in outdoor racks in front of my Sotheby’s office at 300 S Spring St (across from the Aspen Art Museum), Sotheby’s on Hyman Mall – 415 E Hyman, the Aspen Chamber kiosk opposite Paradise Bakery, Clarks Market, the Snowmass Center and at Pitkin County (ASE) Airport – magazine kiosk/baggage claim.

** In July 2022, the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) appointed a citizens committee to make recommendations on managing growth and advancing climate action goals Committee members list. After 10-months of meetings (2.5-3 hr sessions 2-3 x per mos), the group’s final report was submitted to the BOCC on June 6, 2023. BOCC Commissioner Steve Child summed up the Board’s reaction to the report presentation, “This is a seminal moment for Pitkin County”. The 70+ page report was accepted and approved in its entirety by the Commissioners. The next phase, through most of 2024, involves study and writing of the technical elements of the CGAC recommendations by the County’s project consultant, Design Workshop, with co-ordination of a BOCC appointed workgroup called Pitkin County Vision 2050.

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Best Real Estate Agents in Colorado Recognition by RealTrends in 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011. RealTrends is the nation’s leading real estate trends and research organization.

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2016 Best Agent CO Estin w name 96res 115w  2015 Best Agent CO Estin w name 96res 115w  2013 Best Agent CO Estin w name 96res 115w  2012 Best Agent CO Estin w name 96res 115w  2011 Best Agent CO Estin w name 96res 115w

Proclamation of the Board of County Commissioners of Pitkin County CO
Honoring Community Growth Advisory Committee Members

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.





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Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Premier Award: Top 1% Broker Sales* in the Aspen Market
(*Tim Estin: 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.

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Regent Associate | Board of Regents,  LuxuryRealEstate.com: Tim was one of the select few 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 the regular contributor to the LuxuryRealEstate.com blog on Aspen and Snowmass real estate activity.


GRI  – Graduate Realtor Institute: This designation is earned by state REALTORS® who complete 90 hours of course load of specialized training in order to provide the highest level of client services. The course requires a substantial commitment necessitating that students travel throughout the state of Colorado for course attendance and takes 1-2 years to complete. (Certificate and coursework)

RSPS – Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist – This certification is for REALTORS® specializing in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in resort, recreational, & vacation destinations. (Certificate)

ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative – The Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation is designed for REALTOR® buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process. It demonstrates to peers and consumers the broker’s commitment to providing outstanding service for real estate buyers. (Certificate)

CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert: This is considered a world-class Realtor® designation that facilitates superior results in all negotiation situations. (Certificate)


ABOR – Aspen Board of REALTORS
CAR    – Colorado Association of REALTORS
NAR    – National Association of REALTORS


boston-university_seal_reducedMBA – Boston University Graduate School of Management (GSM)
colorado-college-seal_2_reducedBA – Colorado College, Political Economy, Honors Thesis
Choate Rosemary School – 1st ever co-student trustee to serve on the Choate Board of Trustees. 



Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Institute Society of Fellows, Tenth Mountain Division Hut Association, Wilderness Workshop, Theatre Aspen, Thunder River Theatre, Aspen Music Festival





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