Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty Benefits from Relationship with Bloomberg

19Aug 2014

406HoldenDenver, CO (August 12, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced the launch of a content marketing relationship with Bloomberg, a global business and financial information and news leader, designed to showcase the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s listings to Bloomberg.com readers.

As part of the relationship, in 2014 the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s content units have begun to appear in exclusive positions throughout Bloomberg.com’s property section on its Luxury Property channel. Bloomberg created the program exclusively for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, which will showcase its network’s inventory of properties through a location comparison, new to market spotlight, search widget and lifestyle feature.

“The Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s target consumer is a direct fit with Bloomberg’s core audience, which is made up of today’s affluent leaders,” said Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Bloomberg’s global readership is made up of those consumers searching for a second or third home that will meet their lifestyle needs, and who recognize the unique value real estate plays in building wealth.”

“Bloomberg is excited to have the Sotheby’s International Realty brand as a content marketing partner,” said Hugh Wiley, head of strategic account partnerships for Bloomberg Media. “The Sotheby’s International Realty brand content aligns perfectly with the Luxury Property section of Bloomberg.com’s Luxury Channel. Providing luxury property offerings around the world will appeal to Bloomberg.com’s audience, which is both affluent and global. This exclusive partnership further extends both the Bloomberg and Sotheby’s International Realty brands into the world of luxury lifestyle.”

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty is the leader in luxury in the Denver metro area, as well as the resort areas of Breckenridge and the Vail Valley.  “Second homeowners tend to comprise a large portion of the buyers we see in our luxury resort markets,” said Kristen Muller, director of marketing at Fuller Sotheby’ International Realty.  “Discerning mountain lovers throughout the world frequent these luxury destinations, no matter the time of year”, she added.  Earlier in the summer Vail recorded two residential sales at $14.5 and $19 million, with average price per square foot ranging from $2,000 to $2,925. Interestingly, buyer origins were up in all categories: local, Front Range, out-of-state and international.  The one thing these buyers all have in common is that they are seeking luxury.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, the third largest affiliate in the network, has multiple office locations in the Denver metro area, including Downtown, Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, Boulder, Evergreen, Castle Pines, and the resort markets of Breckenridge and the Vail Valley. To discuss real estate opportunities call 303.893.3200. More information available at www.fullersothebysrealty.com.


2014 Housing Market Continues to Increase Momentum

13Aug 2014

By Steve Blank

looking-upThe 2014 housing market continues to increase momentum, building off the strong performances in 2012 and 2013.  The Denver metropolitan real estate economy continues to be one of the top emerging cities in the country, consistently improving in virtually every important economic category.

Interest rates have remained low (4-4.5%), encouraging first-time buyers as well as current homeowners to seriously consider the housing opportunities available throughout Denver, and in virtually all price ranges. Mortgage and appraisal regulations have created new challenges, however we have learned how to prepare for these changes. The jumbo mortgage market (loans over $417,000) has become more flexible with underwriting standards for qualified borrowers, and the rates are highly competitive. Continue reading


The “It” List – Gourmet on Gore

12Aug 2014

Sip, stroll and savor your way through the mountains this Labor Day weekend at the 9th annual Gourmet on Gore open-air tasting event August 29 – September 1, 2014 in Vail Village.

Epicurean delights from Vail’s top restaurants and world-class wine, beer and spirits will wow even the most discerning palate during this multi-day culinary extravaganza.

Festivities kick off Friday with a complimentary al fresco food and wine tasting and optional culinary tasting tour for purchase. Sumptuous pay-as-you-go bites and pours are offered the rest of the weekend with complimentary kid’s activities and live jazz throughout. Monday, round out the weekend with a champagne and bloody mary brunch on Bridge Street from 10am – 3pm.

For more details visit www.gourmetongore.com


Cedar Lane Success!

11Aug 2014
Scott Webber, Katie Williams, Linda Behr, Tre Behr

Scott Webber, Katie Williams, Linda Behr, Josh Behr

Congratulations to Josh Behr & Linda Behr for a successful evening at Cedar Lane at Cherry Creek on August 6th.

Inspired by the diverse architectural styles within Denver’s finest neighborhoods, Cedar Lane at Cherry Creek will reflect its personality through an array of custom designs on its 23 home sites. Recalling rich architectural traditions through emphasizing Denver’s historic Country Club aesthetic, Cedar Lane at Cherry Creek will revitalize past styles with fresh interpretations in its execution of today’s estate homes. Elegant European architectural styles such as Classical, English, and French will imbue the community with a sense of establishment. Additionally, the neighborhood will incorporate Modern architectural elements, drawing from Colorado’s urban contemporary vernacular. Through careful planning and design, all aspects of this unique community will be incorporated to create Denver’s most exclusive enclaves.

Please contact Josh or Linda for more details 303.917.4467 or http://cedarlanecherrycreek.com

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SIR.com Exceeds 1 Million Visits in July

6Aug 2014

hero8_2Recently, sir.com surpassed 1 million visits in a single month for the first time in its history! July 2014 saw 1,042,043 visits to sir.com, which is a 15% increase from July 2013. This major milestone is something we can all take pride in and is another significant achievement for our incredible brand- which is indicative of our quality and consistent growth over the years. Traffic to sir.com has been steadily trending upwards for the last six years, with the largest jump in traffic growth occurring over the last two years. The major contributors to this great achievement have been our overall growth as a brand with approximately 720 offices in 52 countries, our strategic marketing partnerships with the most significant media companies in the world and our continuous search engine optimization and advertising efforts that place sir.com in the top positions within search engine results.

We celebrate this achievement and look forward to continuing to make sir.com the destination for discovering luxury real estate worldwide.
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Denver is Booming, in More Ways than Ever

5Aug 2014

Denver is now a perennial favorite on Top 10 lists that rank metro areas as best for job growth, business health, high-tech concentration, happy people and more. That’s not surprising, given the fact that Denver has added 27,000 new jobs and 1,500 businesses to its economy since 2011, according to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s recent State of the City address.

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As for lists, Metro Denver has a new claim to fame as the “Baby Boomer Capital of the World,” with 300,000 people, aged 55-64, living here. That’s according to Boomers Leading Change in Health, the local arm of a national community-oriented movement for adults 50+.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the National Association of Realtors® places Denver third as a “best purchase market” for millennials (born 1977-2000) who comprise a group economic force of 75 million nationwide. NAR estimates Denver has about 15 percent of U.S. millennials and continues to experience a “solid inflow” in this age group attracted by jobs and lifestyle.

The boomer empty nesters, as well as the up-and-coming 20/30 somethings, are Continue reading



4Aug 2014
Shannel Ryan, managing broker of FSIR’s Cherry Creek offices & Vice President of Marketing

Shannel Ryan, managing broker of FSIR’s Cherry Creek offices & Vice President of Marketing

Shannel Ryan, managing broker of the Cherry Creek and Clayton offices of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR), has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Denver Metro Association of Realtors ® (DMAR).

Ryan, who also is FSIR’s vice president of marketing, has more than 20 years of real estate experience, particularly in the Colorado residential luxury market. Her expertise includes being involved in every aspect of running a successful brokerage – from broker associate, office manager and marketing, to accounting, licensed assistant and managing/employing broker.

Under Ryan’s direction, the Clayton office was recognized as the top producing office of its size by DMAR in 2013 while the Cherry Creek office ranked 2nd in volume production to FSIR’s DTC office categorized with 31-50 brokers.

“I am very excited to take a larger role in DMAR,” Ryan said. “The strength of DMAR sends a clear message to all of our clients that specialty real estate services are a necessity in every type of market no matter how tame or turbulent.”

A Denver native, Ryan holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Happy Colorado Day!

1Aug 2014

Happy 138th birthday, Colorado!

Today is Colorado Day, celebrating the beginning of our statehood on August 1, 1876

If you’re in the market for your own piece of Colorado history, check out the Alps Inn, near Boulder.This former stage stop was built in 1870 and is now on the market the first time since 1990. Renamed The Alps Hotel and Resort in 1905, the estate sits on 21 acres and features 14,000 square feet of grand living spaces and massive stone fireplaces. The inn is only 2.5 miles from downtown Boulder and is nestled in a scenic canyon along Boulder Creek. Perfect for a business, such as a corporate retreat or spa, or even your own spacious piece of Colorado history.  For details, visit the listing at www.fullersothebysrealty.com