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Fuller Sotheby’s expands into Edwards

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VAIL VALLEY — Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty — a leader in the sale and purchase of luxury residences throughout Colorado — announced the opening of a second real estate office in Edwards, located at 34253 Highway 6, Suite 2A, in addition to its current Beaver Creek office at 26 Avondale Lane, Suite 119, in Beaver Creek.

In 2012, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty retained the greatest market share of luxury home sales in the Denver metro.

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty saw record-breaking surplus in 2012, with total sales volume spiking to $1.26 billion — an astounding benchmark for the firm and 17 percent increase from 2011.

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty’s widely successful Denver metro operations are attributed in part to attracting the highest quality agents from around the country, as well as maintaining a full-service, in-house marketing department and support staff.

“A large percentage of our metro Denver clients, and referrals from the Sotheby’s global network, are second home buyers. Securing the additional location in the Vail Valley will provide much-needed resort market expertise to a wide range of buyers and sellers,” said Scott Webber, president of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. “Our concentrated effort to effectively penetrate the Vail Valley and increase market share is coupled with attracting Dan Fitchett to the project.”

Fitchett, a high-profile CEO responsible for commercial development operations throughout Colorado, as well as a 40-plus year track record of owning, operating, and servicing residential real estate brokerages throughout Vail, Denver and Crested Butte, will oversee the venture.

“The highly visible location, combined with a newly invigorated, strategic marketing and recruitment plan is expected to on-board at minimum 20 brokers during 2014, arming FSIR with an even stronger foothold in the Vail Valley market,” Fitchett said. “Being associated with Fuller Sotheby’s gives us access to tremendous resources in marketing, technology, and staff support for our brokers and clients.”

Most recently, Fitchett served as CEO of the Club at Cordillera which consists of three championship golf courses.

During his tenure, he took on the role of debtor representative in the Chapter 11 reorganization of Cordillera, which was successfully complete by the end of 2012.

The club engaged the professional management of Troon Golf LLC — the largest third-party golf management company in the world. In combination with Troon Golf, the club now has well over 300 members going into the 2013 golf season.

Other noteworthy positions held by Fitchett include past president of Denver Athletic Club, operating partner at Lincoln Property Company of Denver, and vice president of the Vail Associates (now Vail Resorts) Real Estate division, where he directed corporate real estate including the activities of 40 Realtors in six offices.

Prior to this time, Fitchett developed the well-known Elkhorn Lodge in Beaver Creek, a ski-in-ski-out luxury condominium project.

In addition to Fitchett’s expertise, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty’s well established Beaver Creek and Denver metro offices will play a supporting role in the effort to revitalize and grow the firm’s position in the Vail Valley market.

For more information on how to become part of the Vail Valley offices contact Dan Fitchett at 970-845-0400 or 970-471-1208.

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