Bonnie Smith Attends the 4th NAR Resort Symposium

Along with partner, Rodney Allen, Bonnie finishes the new RSPS certification and shares information with real estate professionals from all over the world.

Last week I attended the 4th National Association of Realtors Resort Symposium held this year in Vail, Colorado. Realtors from all over the United States and real estate professionals from all over the world attended to discuss issues and share marketing, management and technology ideas. The previous three symposiums have been held in Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Hawaii.

It was a dynamic group with lots of old friends from NAR Leadership and Luxury Real Estate, and new friends from all points in attendance. Highlights included finishing the coursework for the new Resort and Second Home Property Specialist certification. This new program from the National Association of Realtors provides specialized training for resort and second home markets all over the globe. It also provided an opportunity to catch up with realtors from all over to discuss their changing marketplaces.

The common thread seems to be that only a handful of primary markets are experiencing a real downturn or at least a slowdown. Most of the resort markets were hot, hot, hot, with escalating prices and values, consistent appreciation, and plenty of activity.

One of the most interesting statistics that was noted was that last year, 39% of home sales were second home and resort properties! With the baby boomers still coming of age over the next decade, this shows no sign of changing anytime soon.

Thus, it’s a great time to invest in mountain property, and Breckenridge and Summit County are still a relative value. Call us if you’d like the specifics on a Rocky mountain investment. Both Rodney and Bonnie hold the CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) Designation which means they are among an elite group of professionals who have completed a course of study in International real estate investment and have demonstrated a proven track record in working with International buyers and sellers. As always, our network of international associates can assist you with your investments anywhere in the world. Give us a call and we can help!