To inform, educate and guide like no other – to provide timely and accurate property and market information to sellers and buyers on Aspen real estate with a forthright, objective and professional lens.
Finding a property in Aspen or Snowmass and the Roaring Fork Valley with record low inventory in today’s very competitive market is challenging. Working with a well-connected, well-respected broker is critical for gaining the inside edge whether selling or buying. My local background and success rate is uniquely positioned to help you sell it, find it, get it right.
– Elite 1% Aspen real estate broker.
– I’ve written the widely followed Estin Report on the Aspen real estate market for the past 16 years.
– I was a resort economics consultant with Sno-Engineering Inc, the leading winter resort planning and consulting in the country then based out of Aspen (now segroup.com) .
– I was an architect’s apprentice for Fritz Benedict, Aspen’s pre-eminent and locally “famous” architect/developer (Benedict Music Tent, etc).
– I was a founding director of the Tenth Mountain Division Huts, (huts.org) the 34 hut/350 mile ski/bike hut-to-hut trail system between Aspen and Vail.
– I went to the Yellow Brick Elementary School in Aspen’s West End. A life-long Aspenite.
My reputation is for telling it like it is – discrete, direct, no baloney, no hype, a straight shooter with the facts you want and need to know. My role is as a guide, advisor or advocate, and fiduciary with a deep local knowledge of Aspen, it’s real estate, the players and context. With me, you’ll get it straight from the horse’s mouth – from one who has lived it, worked it, known it … before it’s second-hand and recycled by others.
The Estin Report is intended as an overview and narrative on the current state of Aspen real estate. If useful, let’s start a conversation. See what clients say. To get in touch: 970.309.6163 or email.
“One of the town’s best brokers”, says local media. Tim is cited frequently for market guidance in WSJ, Financial Times, Bloomberg News, Business Week, CBS, Denver Post, BBC, Colorado Sun, Aspen Times, Aspen Daily News, NPR/KAJX Aspen, Colorado Public Radio and many others.
Since 2006, I’ve written the Estin Report* and blog at EstinAspen.com, the original sales and market research platform for Aspen Snowmass real estate. More than just facts and data, the reports tell the story – the narrative and context – of what’s happening now in Aspen real estate. With over 14K pages of current and archival Aspen real estate market information (2006-2020) on this website, my analysis is followed by sellers and buyers and the professional Aspen real estate community: attorneys, appraisers, valuation experts, brokers, bankers, investment managers, business owners, real estate advisors, estate executors, entrepreneurs, family offices, private wealth advisors, property flippers, land planners, developers, builders, journalists and others.
I’ve been an elite top 1% Aspen broker and won numerous ‘outstanding’ sales performance awards…important – to me at least – as validation for hard work, proven high-rank sales results, client attention and peer respect.
From 2005-2009, I served as the Aspen Board of Realtors’ (ABOR) liaison to the City of Aspen and then, separately as the ABOR liaison to Pitkin County communicating land use code changes, government policies and political issues to Aspen’s professional real estate community.
I currently serve on the ABOR Standards & Ethics Committee.
I earned my BA from Colorado College in political economy and my MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management. I graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall as the 1st-ever student trustee on the Choate Board of Trustees.
*The 32-pg Estin Report is available online and as a print edition in outside brochure racks in front of my Sotheby’s office at 300 S Spring St (across from the Aspen Art Museum), Sotheby’s on Hyman Mal – 415 E Hyman, the Aspen Chamber Info kiosk opposite Paradise Bakery, elsewhere around town and at the Pitkin County (ASE) airport.
Before becoming a real estate broker, I was a NYC based actor performing at the NY Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre, off and off-off Broadway, regional theatres, TV soaps and 45 national tv commercials. Locally, I performed for (2) summer seasons at Theatre Aspen, as a solist/ensemble member at Aspen’s renowned Crystal Palace and in lead roles as Arthur in Camelot and Capt Von Trapp in The Sound of Music in Aspen Community Theatre productions and others.
AWARDS, AFFILIATIONS, REALTOR DESIGNATIONS AND EDUCATION
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.
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.
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.
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.
REALTOR® DESIGNATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS: GRI, RSPS, ABR, CNE
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 requiring students to travel throughout the state of Colorado for course attendance and 1-2 years to complete.
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.
CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert: This is considered a world-class Realtor® designation that facilitates superior results in all negotiation situations.
MBA – Boston University Graduate School of Management (GSM)
BA – Colorado College, Political Economy, Honors Thesis
Other – Choate Rosemary School – president senior class and 1st ever co-student trustee to serve on the Choate Board of Trustees.
LICENSE – STATE OF COLORADO
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