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Thanksgiving In Sun Valley

As we head into the Thanksgiving and holiday season, Coulter Properties would like to stop and extend a heart felt thank you to all our past, current and future clients who have fueled our success and growth over the past years.   We truly value the relationships we have created with you and look forward to working with you again soon on another project.  Thanks also to our allied resources in the industry including fellow agents,  title companies, lenders, inspectors, bankers, architects, engineers, surveyors, builders and attorneys that we work with on a daily basis to make a  real estate deal happen.  We couldn’t have done it without all of you.  Plain and simple..Thank You!

The Valley Club: Golf, Tennis, Community and Sun Valley Lifestyle

Done Deal: Snowstar Condo in Ketchum, Idaho

Snow StarWhat do you get when you cross a a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Snow Star condo in West Ketchum that is close to town and walking distance to the  lifts with a nice couple from Seattle?   Happy campers who made a great deal on a Sun Valley property, that’s what.    Throw in underground parking,  roomy storage lockers, sunny views of Baldy, onsite hot tub and exercise room and a Mountain Rides stop right out front and you have an awesome package.  Factor in a strong rental history with realistic income potential and your’re right where you want to be.  Want to be a happy camper, too?  Call us…making you a happy campers is our specialty.

Ski Magazine Ranks Sun Valley, Idaho #4 Ski Resort in the West.

Sun Valley PhotoIn the current issue of Ski Magazine, Sun Valley, Idaho was ranked by readers as the #4 resort in the Rocky Mountain West.  Obviously, we think Sun Valley is #1 but #4 ain’t bad when you consider the overall experience that Sun Valley has to offer. Here’s what Ski Magazine and readers had to say…

“In Central Idaho where the high desert meets the wild Northern Rockies, this gracious, sun-kissed American ski classic wins enduring fans by doing things its own signature way.  Its two ski mountains-big Baldy and small Dollar-stand separate from each other.  Baldy is the main attraction, where skiers bank into 3,400 vertical feet of sustained, top-to-bottom pitch, glide directly onto high-speed lifts that zoom back to the top, and then do it again and cheer.  ”Wide Open Slopes and Zero Crowds.”  ”Can really rip.”  ”Excellent snow making and some of the best grooming to be found. ”  ”Your legs crave a rest…alas, there are no lift lines!”

When it snows, there’s powder skiing in Baldy’s beloved bowls: when it doesn’t, North America’s largest and most technologically sophisticated snow making system ensures consistency and quality on the pistes.  For breaks, day lodges include the elegant top-of-gondola Roundhouse (built in 1939) and its four contemporary “first class” cousins (with vaulted ceilings, upholstered seating, gold plated bathroom fixtures, polished granite, and newly improved menus). Even with direct flights, reaching this “timeless beauty”is often a challenge-but reader after reader says the travel hassles are worth it.  One sums it up nicely, “If golf has Agusta, skiing has Sun Valley.”  Others say, ” A classic resort.  Feels as though you’re a part of history when you ski Sun Valley.” “No lines, incredible grooming and amazing scenery, not to mention gold-plated commodes and granite counter tops in all the ski lodges. Sun Valley is a five-star experience.” “It is that perfect little ski town that you read about in books. With ice skating, shopping, and dinner all within a short walk this is a place you will enjoy visiting.”  Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Give Us Two Hours and a Latte and We’ll Make You a Market Expert!

starbucksHere is an offer you can’t refuse.  Next time you are in town, give us a call.  We’ll meet at the coffee shop, grab a grande latte and jump in the car.  Before you slurp the last sip of foam from your cup we will have shown you some fantastic properties in your price range, given you a wonderful overview of the different neighborhoods in the area, briefed you about local market conditions and trends and basically make you a local market expert….all in a few hours or less.  Who could refuse that?

Caffeine and gasoline.  Tools of the trade that we want to put to work for you today.  Give us a call and we will make it happen.

What’s A Buyer’s Agent Supposed to Do? Forbes Magazine Tells Us…

ForbesIt’s no secret that the real estate industry has evolved in numerous ways over the last decade. With the internet and mobile devices taking the market by storm, buyers have unprecedented access to property information at their fingertips, without depending on a real estate agent.

In some instances, property searches have been abandoned altogether by real estate professionals in an attempt to make themselves more efficient with their time. Some agents assume that since the majority of consumers search for homes online, it has somehow become the consumer’s responsibility rather than their agent. So that begs the question, are buyer’s agents still necessary? In short, yes and here’s why.

For starters, home buyers should not always rely on the sometimes partial or outdated information that many online sources provide. But more importantly, a good buyer’s agent will still carry out many tasks in the buyer’s best interest — tasks that reach far beyond the property search function. Here is a condensed list of the essential tasks that should be handled by a qualified buyer’s agent:

Be an adviser and advocate during the entire home buying process

Take time to uncover the buyer’s needs and wants as well as what’s motivating their purchase

Educate buyer’s on current market conditions

Find a way for buyers to attain as many of their needs as possible when dealing with the realities of the marketplace and/or specific financial constraints

Research homes in the area and sort through active listings to make suggestions after cross-referencing buyer’s needs (i.e. Which homes are located in areas that have retained home values? Which homes are located inside good school districts? Lower taxed areas? Easy work commutes? etc.)

Help buyers achieve their lifestyle needs with a different set of features than originally anticipated (this is particularly useful when dealing with financial constraints)

Aid buyers in narrowing their search until they have identified their top choices

Handle the ins and outs of the negotiation process including the preparation of all necessary forms when making an offer and/or counteroffer

Provide oversight and follow up for any inspections deemed necessary

Counsel buyers on how to handle any repairs needed on the property

Be present at closing to ensure that all the buyer’s interests are protected

Buyer’s agents are no longer the gatekeepers of property information, but understanding, evaluating, and presenting that property information to home buyers remains an integral part of an agent’s job. If done properly, everyone benefits; if ignored or executed inadequately, everyone suffers.

Done Deals: 22 Cliffside Drive, Ketchum

22 CliffsideCoulter Properties is proud to announce the sale of 22 Cliffside Drive, located just south of Ketchum and Sun Valley.  Widely regarded by many as one of the finest homes in the entire Sun Valley region, this home is located on nearly 4 acres of private and secluded land and offers several large stream fed ponds from the Big Wood River, incredible grounds including swimming pool, built in BBQ  and fireplace entertaining area and heated paver driveways.  All just minutes from downtown Ketchum and all that Sun Valley has to offer.

The interior finishes can be described as sophisticated mountain style with craftsmanship and attention to detail that are unmatched.  Extensive use of log beam work and finely finished detail work set this home apart.  The exceptional floor plan that features incredible entertaining and family spaces including 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, incredible home theater and a dramatic wine cellar.  Truly a  Sun Valley gem.  $4,875,000.00.

Jamie Coulter of Coulter Properties is quickly establishing himself as the localyl trusted, experienced and knowledgeable buyer’s representative for the most sophisticated and discerning buyers entering the Sun Valley market.    Contact Jamie at jamie@coulterproperties.com or (208) 309-1560 and let him to go work for you today!

Deal Alert! Deal Alert! Four Seasons Condo in Warm Springs

Kitchen to DeckYou will be amazed at the value, impressed by the space, thrilled by the aspen filled courtyard and on site swimming pool but most of all dazzled by the incredible pricing on this well maintained Four Seasons condo.  Recently reduced to just $239,000, this is among the best priced 2 bedroom, 2 bath units in Warm Springs.  Hop the bus right out front to the lifts, hit the bike trail for a cruise into town or escape on a hike…all right out the front door.  Complex wide exterior upgrades to the entire complex are underway and are pre paid by the current owners.  The recently completed units look fantastic.  Call us today for a showing, you won’t be disappointed!  MLS # 12-313349 at 141 Four Seasons Way #23.