Local Independent & Better for You
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 don't believe everything you're sold on TV. But national brands hope their marketing stops you from thing that far. When you do think, you know an independent, local company is better than the national brands whose franchisees are paying big dues to make those ads and pay gold-coat actors. What better qualifies a company to help you buy into a community is an independent office that devotes its energies, money and time to the local community where they sell real estate.
When you're thinking about buying in Summit County, Colorado, you have this choice - Breckenridge Associates Real Estate. Being local and independent means our company focuses resources where we live. Tech, marketing and charitable contributions are focused on the local community that we know so well, and the interests of people we work with daily.
And the other folks, no matter whether they wear gold or are part of a huge art auction house, they take their marching orders from the national company from active-property search to decisions on Girl Scout cookies.
Here's a couple of reasons why a local, independent real estate company serves you better.
Technology Built for This Market
At Breckenridge Associates, we design our search technology for Summit County, as you as a buyer want it targeted. For example, we made the search for "Ski In / Ski Out" a primary filter. When search technology has to work in every American city, a web developer can't deliver the local information you want first. You may have given up on a few national, property-search websites for that very reason. I know I have. When I was looking for property in another town in Colorado, Google gave me a national chain's site that offered me a property three hours away from the town I'd put into their search. Thanks, but that's AI - no real help.
We design searches for people looking for property information in a recreation-driven mountain town. Like any good local, independent real estate company, our search lets you look for homes to buy and why - whether you want sophisticated and/or rural. For nearly every subdivision and neighborhood in our town, we've written a guide to what local residents and paying guests like about each patch of the community.
We have information for you about recycling, about septic systems and water wells, and our world-class cultural opportunities. We know hundreds of miles of local trails and public lands. Your search doesn't have to be filtered by irrelevant information like: school district. Important elsewhere, in Summit County there is just one public school district. And we'll let you know other local options that a national site just doesn't have a place for.
Our vested interest benefits buyers.
And we throw a great Fourth of July party.
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 stores of it to restore this old brick house while keeping all its historic charm. Our home serves us well, as we help you find yours.
Our charitable contributions are local, and people know of us because we sponsor kids making snow sculpture, local race teams, the film fests, music, parties and other charities. But our contributions are more than just monetary. When Breckenridge was named a top small town for culture, we (humbly) felt pride. Breckenridge Associates contributed to this achievement by supporting the Breckenridge Festival of Film from the start. Some of our realtors were the first snow sculptors in the state, and as a company we supported them to install the International Snow Sculpture Competition here in town, and continue to help it thrive. We have invested in the community just as we hope you will when you make Summit County home. Our vested interest helps us understand your interests.
Chain firms only care that you buy or sell with them. We care that you buy or sell here. Because we believe in Summit County and its environs. We know why it's great, and are not shy about sharing this info. We're also well aware of problems and are legally bound to report them to you. You win, even if you decide this community is not for you. If you choose one of the Breckenridge Associates you’re choosing the truly home-town team.
Survival of the Finest
Our world-class service is icing on the cake and is the primary reason Breckenridge Associates Real Estate survives next to firms that have massive nationwide blanding - sorry - branding. We're like the great restaurant that survives amid many franchises - it survives because it's so darn good. Some of our agents have been selling homes in Summit County since Jean Claude Killy was a young star of Olympic skiing, in town to promote a new way of mountain living (have a look at the Hinterthal). All of our Realtors expect to be selling real estate in this town tomorrow and so they will do everything they can to make sure that you think Breckenridge Associates — a one-off — is the finest real estate company in Summit County, and maybe the country.