Local broker starts new agency
Ryan Summerlin February 27, 2014
EAGLE COUNTY — Eric Lyon, a longtime area real estate agent, has launched his own firm, Vail Real Estate Group. Lyon’s firm was chosen as the exclusive sales brokerage company to have a presence in the Club at Cordillera. The firm will have offices in each of Cordillera’s golf clubhouses.
Lyon, an 18-year veteran of the Vail Valley real estate market, said he is excited to be focusing on Cordillera.
“The community is absolutely amazing,” Lyon said. “It’s experiencing a new resurgence after an incredible year in real estate sales.”
In the past 12 months, nearly 400 new club memberships, 44 residences and 27 home sites have been sold in Cordillera’s four neighborhoods. The average sale price for these new homes has been $1.5 million, or $306 per square foot.
“With my real estate marketing and sales background, the new ownership group felt I was a perfect fit to represent a service to the club members and homeowners that’s never been offered before,” Lyon said. “As a Cordillera Club member myself, I’m excited about getting involved, not only on a professional level, but on a personal one, too.”
Before launching his own firm, Lyon sold luxury real estate in Aspen for Timbers Resorts and worked as a broker with Ascent Sotheby’s International Realtors in Vail. Previously he had been director of real estate sales and marketing for the Vail Plaza Club & Hotel — now known as the Sebastian Hotel & Residences — in Vail Village. His pre-construction sales campaign there produced more than $50 million in converted contracts.
As a top broker for the Ritz-Carlton Club, Bachelor Gulch, Lyon contributed to selling 648 memberships, earning the property recognition as Marriott International’s “Most Profitable” real estate development ever. Lyon’s career real estate sales total is nearing $200 million in closed transactions.
“I’ve worked with hundreds of wonderful families throughout the years,” Lyon said, “to help them discover Vail real estate from a fractional, second-home or permanent ownership perspective. I don’t consider myself a ‘tour guide,’ but rather an engaged real estate sales professional who knows how to unite exceptional properties with exceptional people.”
“Eric Lyon’s expertise and local knowledge of the Vail Valley real estate market are unparalleled,” said Patrick Wilhelm, who is a partner at the new ownership group of the Club at Cordillera. For more information, call 970-376-0844, email Eric@VailRealEstateGroup.com or go to www.VailRealEstateGroup.com.