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, I’d welcome the opportunity to 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 buying or selling decisions and to overcome challenges that undoubtedly arise during a transaction…all while making the process as seamless, enjoyable, fun 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.
“One of the town’s best brokers”, says local media. Cited frequently for market guidance in WSJ, FT, Bloomberg, BW, Denver Post, BBC, 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.
I’ve been an elite top 1% Aspen broker and won numerous ‘outstanding’ sales performance awards.
I have longtime family roots in Aspen with insider connections: I went to Aspen’s Yellow Brick Elementary School in the West End; apprenticed for locally famous Aspen architect Fritz Benedict (Benedict Music Tent); worked as a market associate for the pre-eminent international ski resort planner Sno-Engineering, Inc then based in Aspen. (Now SEgroup.com.)
From 2005-2009, I served as Aspen Board of Realtors’ (ABOR) liaison to the City of Aspen and separately, as 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 was a founding director of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Assoc. (huts.org), the 34 hut/350 mile ski/bike hut-to-hut trail system between Aspen and Vail.
I earned a BA from Colorado College in political economy and an MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management.
For play and recreation, I’ve been skiing since before I could walk. I’ve been a professional NYC actor and have performed locally at the Crystal Palace Aspen as a singer, have had leading roles at Theatre Aspen (Actors Equity Guest Contract), Aspen Community Theatre and others. I used to be a long-distance runner and now prefer hiking, tennis and running with my trickster mongrel dogs.
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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