Local Realtor new president of state association | VailDaily.com

Local Realtor new president of state association

EAGLE COUNTY Amy Dorsey was essentially talked into joining a committee on the Vail Board of Realtors. Now shes the state groups new president.Dorsey, a broker in Slifer Smith & Framptons Park Hyatt office, was recently named President of the Colorado Association of Realtors.Speaking from the groups annual conference held this year in Colorado Springs Dorsey acknowledged that his is a trying time to be in the real estate business. But, she added, the Denver and Boulder markets are starting to perk up a little, and Denver and Colorado Springs were recently listed on Smart Money magazines top places to buy list.A pickup in the Front Range market will eventually have a positive effect on the local market, Dorsey said, because a lot of second home business still comes from the other side of the Eisenhower Tunnel.Guiding the state association through the currently troubled market is part of Dorseys new volunteer job. She said she and the rest of the state groups board sets policy, and the Denver-based paid staff works to make that policy work.Much of that work involves lobbying state and local government on private property rights and similar issues, Dorsey said.But beyond the state groups work, Dorsey said working with the group and attending seminars and networking programs has made her better at her job. Joining committees, though, was another matter.When we first moved back to Colorado, the manager of the first office I worked in said I needed to get involved in the Vail Board of Realtors, Dorsey said. I was a little hesitant, mainly because it meant Id have to talk to groups of people. But she joined, and said her efforts have been rewarded.I hear people say theyre too busy to be involved, and thats too bad, Dorsey said. Its like donating to causes you never miss the money.This is an amazing group of people, she added. Its not a hardship, and most days Im still in my office.Business Editor Scott N. Miller can be reached at 748-2930, or smiller@vaildaily.com.

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