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Local Independent Realtors Serve You Better

Buying or selling a vacation home is on your mind. You see an actor in a gold coat playing a real estate agent on TV. Do you think, "I should hire one of those guys?" Of course not. You think, "I want a local, independent real estate office." Local and independent means the company focuses their resources on the town that you're considering buying in. Marketing and charitable contributions are focused on the local community- the community where you want to buy or sell.

Agents who are not with an independent company take their marching orders from the national headquarters, located elsewhere and serving many other parts of the country.  When you choose local and independent, resources are not sailing off to a national chain to make TV commercials or fund branches in other regions.

Here's a few reasons why a local, independent real estate company serves you better:

Technology Built for This Market

At Breckenridge Associates we have designed our search technology for Summit County. For example, we made the search for "Ski In / Ski Out" a primary filter. When you need your search technology to work in every American city, that search tool might not deliver the information you want, first. You may have given up on a few national property search websites, for that very reason. When looking for property in another town in Colorado, Google may give you a national chain's site that offers you a property three hours away from the town where you want to be, and Google has no idea how long the drive might be in the winter.

We have designed searches for people looking for property information in a recreation-driven mountain town. Our search lets you look for homes to buy, but we also let people who want to keep up with the market changes search for recently sold property. Our website is both sophisticated and rural. For nearly every subdivision and neighborhood in our town, we've written a guide to what local residents and paying vacation rental guests alike might want to know about each corner of the neighborhood. We have information for you about recycling, septic systems, water wells, our world-class cultural opportunities and more. We know hundreds of miles of local trails and public lands. Your property will not be lost in a national site with millions of other homes. It will not be lost to that one visitor who will actually buy your property. And when someone does buy, they can call always call us to find the nearest activities and trails.

Vested Interest Benefits Buyers and Sellers

Independent, local realtor restores historic landmark

Our business is a local business and we care about what happens to both the personal property we own and our town. Our investments have been more than just the homes where we live. Our current office is an investment in Breckenridge's national historic district. When our team of professional realtors bought it, the Old Red was one of the few remaining historic homes on Main Street. Property needs love and care and we used our collective ownership to restore this old brick house while keeping all of its historic charm. Our home serves us well and is loved by the community and visitors alike. 

Our charitable contributions are local, to organizations we know, but our contributions are more than just monetary. Breckenridge has been named a top small town for culture. Breckenridge Associates has contributed to this achievement by supporting the Breckenridge Festival of Film from its very humble beginnings. Some of our realtors were the first snow sculptors in the state and we continue to support them in the annual International Snow Sculpture Competition to help it thrive. We have invested in the community just as we hope you or your buyer will. Our vested interest helps us understand your interests.

Because we believe in Summit County and the community, we are happy to share what we know about it. We're also well aware of problems in certain areas, with certain properties, and are legally bound to report them to you. You win! 

Survival of the Finest

We guarantee world-class service. Breckenridge Associates Real Estate is a group of local independent brokers that survives above and beyond national firms with million dollar ads promoting their nationwide group. We don't survive because a parent company has money to spend on us. Some of our agents have been selling homes in Summit County since Jean Claude Killy was here promoting the Hinterthal. All of us expect to be selling real estate in this town for many more years to come and will do everything we can to make sure that you think Breckenridge Associates is the finest real estate company in Summit County, local and independent.