Vail Valley business briefs, Feb. 10 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Feb. 10

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO,

VAIL Forbes Sothebys International Realty recently announced that its Web site,, soon will be multilingual with the addition of seven new languages. All functional and static information on the Web site were translated into Spanish and Portuguese this month. It also will be translated into French, Italian, German, Russian and traditional Chinese within the next few weeks. Translations will be done by professional translators based in each respective country, not by machine translation methods.The brand added a currency conversion to the Web site earlier this year. Our international clients will now be able to search our inventory of fine Vail Valley properties in their native language with just the click of a button, said marketing director Gay Gardner. Forbes Sothebys International Realty has been in the Vail Valley since 1995, and has 26 brokers. Forbes Sothebys International Realty offices are in Mountain Haus, next to the Covered Bridge in Vail Village and in the Beaver Creek Lodge at Beaver Creek.For more information, go to

Rick Cook and Timm Kluender have recently joined Prudential Colorado Properties as broker associates. Cook is working with residential buyers and sellers from East Vail to Gypsum. He was a recipient of 2007 Realtor of the Year award and is a frequent top producer award recipient. He has 16 years of experience with Vail Valley real estate. Before joining Prudential Colorado Properties he was a broker for Slifer Smith and Frampton in Edwards. I came to Prudential looking for the most professional, knowledgeable and friendly real estate company in Vail to work with and the Prudential Edwards office is a perfect fit, Cook said.Kluender works with clients ranging from first time homebuyers to the most discriminating sellers. His specialty is ski-in, ski-out properties in the resorts. He has more than five years of real estate experience. Before joining Prudential Colorado Properties, he was a top producer at High Life Properties, of which he was a founding member.I joined Prudential Colorado Properties because of its reputation in the brokerage community, unsurpassed national recognition, and because the marketing efforts are among the best in the Valley Kluender said.For more information about the Vail Valley real estate market, call Cook at at 970-926-8440 or by e-mail at Kluender is working at Prudentials new Vail Village Office on Bridge Street and can be reached at 970-476-2600 or by e-mail at Established in 1972, Prudential Colorado Properties has 100 brokers and nine sales offices, including a new Vail Village office located on Bridge Street and its second Beaver Creek office, located in Villa Montane, and a property management company.

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