MISSION: To inform and educate like no other – to provide timely and accurate market information and analysis on Aspen real estate with a forthright, objective and professional lens.
If you are a buyer or seller of Aspen real estate, the Estin Report is intended as an introduction to my broker services. If this information is helpful, let’s start a conversation about selling your Aspen area property or buying one.
My goal is to help clients get the most value and reward for their real estate buying or selling decisions and to overcome challenges that undoubtedly arise during a transaction…all while making the process as enjoyable, seamless and stress-free as possible.
I’m a life-long Aspenite – I went to elementary school here – bottom-line oriented and a straight-shooter. Direct, no baloney. Working with me, you’ll get deep local knowledge, history, perspective and insights straight from the horses mouth before it’s second hand and recycled by others. See what clients and experts say. And please call 970.309.6163 or email to discuss your real estate situation.
o Consistently places in the top tier of Aspen real estate agents for sales performance. Regularly recognized as one of the Best Real Estate Agents in Colorado by RealTrends, the nation’s leading real estate trends and research organization.
o In late 2013, I moved to Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty in downtown Aspen from Coldwell Banker Mason Morse where I’d been an elite top performing 1% Aspen broker and Global Previews Specialist agent.
o 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.
o Since 2006, author of the Estin Report and blog, the original sales, marketing and research platforms for Aspen Snowmass real estate information. With a searchable archive of reports, blog posts and flip jobs since 2014, EstinAspen.com is a resource for anyone looking for in-depth Aspen real estate info. This site typically appears in Google organic search results on Page 1 for Aspen Real Estate as the #1 trusted individual broker resource as opposed to brokerage firm. (This is the top search term for real estate in Aspen CO.) And Aspen Snowmass Sothebys generally appears in position 1-3 in such a search.
o “One of the town’s best real estate brokers” reports local media.
o 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 and many others.
o Aspen Board of Realtors (ABOR) Liaison to both the 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 – 2019
ABOR Professional Standards and Ethics Committee
2005 – 2009
– ABOR Liaison to the City of Aspen, CO
– ABOR Liaison to Pitkin County, CO
– Pitkin County Land Use Code / Technical Advisory Committee advising the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and P&Z for this 3-year review – the single local real estate industry representative selected by the BOCC from the then 700 member Aspen Board of Realtors.
o Former research associate/consultant with Sno-engineering Inc, – now called SE Group – the pre-eminent international mountain resort planning and consulting firm in the US then based in Aspen, CO and Lyme, NH
o 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.
o Architect’s apprentice for Fritz Benedict, my mentor, good friend and Aspen’s legendary architect for whom the Aspen Music Festival’s 1,500 seat Benedict Tent is named among a number of other Aspen landmarks.
o Long-time family roots in Aspen with insider connections and history. Attended elementary school at the Yellow Brick Schoolhouse in Aspen’s Historic West End. Graduated Choate Rosemary School – president senior class and 1st ever co-student trustee to serve on the Choate Board of Trustees.
o BA Colorado College, Political Economy; MBA 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.
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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 awarded by state REALTOR® 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 throughout the state of Colorado for course attendance.
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 – Acredited 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® negotiation 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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