The same luxury home that broke a Breckenridge real estate record in 2009 has just done it again with a sale price of $10,100,000.
The sale of this 7-bedroom stunner at 382 Timber Trail Rd. was listed for $12,299,000 almost exactly a year ago. Thanks to the team work of two small-town seasoned real estate agents looking to bring their clients together, both buyers and sellers walked away happy.
“When agents in a small community work together as a team, we can make things happen,” said Mary D. Brooks of RE/MAX Properties of the Summit, the listing broker for the recent home sale and the selling broker in 2009. “It’s important to realize the deal isn’t about us — we’re helping the buyer buy and the seller sell.”
Stephany Epps, the selling broker with Breckenridge Associates Real Estate, had clients looking for a true ski-in, ski-out home. She contacted Brooks wondering if her client would sell.
“I gave my client a call and she said ‘yes,’ so we listed the property on April 20, 2018,” Brooks said.
Brooks held several open houses and the comments were always the same. People were always amazed by the location, the mountain feel and the seclusion.
“It’s like being in nature when you sit in the living room looking out the big windows, Brooks said.
Luxury property nuances
This Timber Trail Road home is one of just three true ski-in, ski-out properties in Breckenridge, Brooks said. Located right on Trygve’s run, this home is a classic mountain estate with elegant, rustic finishes like the striking exposed wood beams that complete the beautiful living area and its floor-to-ceiling views of the ski area. Architect Suzanne Allen Sabo from Allen-Guerra Architects, and builder Ethan Guerra Inc. from Avalanche Construction are the creative minds behind the project, originally built in 2006.
The only challenge for a home like this is the lack of available comps in the market, Brooks said.
“With this house, there are no comps. It’s unique — you’re not going to find anything like it,” she said.
The agents found out that the house under construction next door was probably going to end up costing in the $12 million range but other than that, the market had to tell them what the home was worth.
“Basically, it’s worth what someone is willing to pay,” Brooks said. “These buyers knew this location was incredible.”
Experienced brokers matter
Anyone buying or selling a home needs to do their research when choosing a real estate agent. In communities like Breckenridge where realtors are plentiful, Brooks said it’s important to look at how long the agent has been in the business.
“Through doing a lot of business, you learn the ins and outs and the things to advise your clients about,” she said. “There’s a lot of knowledge there when you’re dealing with an agent that is seasoned.”
In urban markets, neighborhoods can often mean a lot of the same homes of the same size, value, age and even identical floor plans. In Breckenridge, homes are unique — there aren’t a lot of cookie-cutter developments here.
“It’s super important that Buyers and Sellers are making good investment choices by using the right broker,” she said. People love Breckenridge. We have so much to offer in the winter and the summer. It’s a great place to come to and get away from it all.
About the brokers
Mary D. Brooks has been a local resident for 35 years, selling real estate in Summit and Park Counties since 1988. She owned her own company, Brooks Realty, for 9 years before joining RE/MAX Properties of Summit. She’s been a top producer ever since. She said she helps people realize their dreams here in Summit County. Thanks to her attention to every detail and the satisfaction she gets from helping her clients through real estate transactions, many of her clients end up becoming lifelong friends. Brooks loves skiing, hiking, golfing, yoga, traveling, spending time with her husband of 31 years and their 23-year-old son. Her son, Jesse Brooks, owner of Chivant, helped sell this home with the beautiful drone photography and interior video. She loves living in the mountains and that enthusiasm spreads to her clients. Visit Mary on her website at http://www.livbreck.com
Stephany Epps has been selling real estate in Summit County for 19 years, the past 9 of which she’s spent at Breckenridge Associates Real Estate. During her first 10 years working for Prudential Timberhill, she achieved the Chairman’s Circle Award 7 times, which recognizes the top-performing 2 percent of Prudential national real estate agents. As a Colorado native who has called Summit County home for 34 years, she has the outdoors in her blood and uses that enthusiasm for the lifestyle to help identify with her clients’ needs. When she’s not selling real estate or enjoying the outdoors, she’s hanging out with her husband, Tom Muldoon, usually golfing, hiking or traveling.