Deer Valley Opens in 17 Days!
With only 17 days until opening day at Deer Valley Resort, we thought it would be appropriate to have Kim McClelland, Director of Lodging Operations of Deer Valley, visit the Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate office to update on what is new at Deer Valley this season. Kim McClelland and Steve Sandlin showed up promptly at 8:30AM on Tuesday to speak to our 30 cheery-eyed REALTORS – there is snow on the ground and that’s a reason for happiness at 8:30am, for anyone who lives in a ski-town. ... Read More
Welcome Court Durling!
Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate is excited to welcome Court Durling to our team. Court has an extensive background in real estate and is heavily involved in the community! Click here to learn more about Court. ... Read More
Weather Forecast from Park City!
Good Morning from Park City! It is cold, it is snowing and the snow-guns are blowing. We are looking forward to our first opening day of the season at Park City Mountain Resort in 10 days! ... Read More
Park City: Utah’s Culinary Hotspot
Park City was featured in the most recent issue of Via Magazine, a publication by AAA. Read the article here to learn more about featured restaurants and to learn more about Park City’s transition of mining to dining. Contact us today and tell us where your favorite place to dine in Park City is! ... Read More
Greater Park City Real Estate Market Overview
The Greater Park City real estate market continues to improve. Our real estate market is growing at a slow but steady pace; many people believe this sets the stage for positive long term growth and appreciation. We are on track to finish slightly stronger than 2013 at just over $1.6 billion dollars. Condominiums and vacant land are currently leading our recovery. Until recently, they were lagging behind single family detached homes. Now, more vacation home buyers are re-entering the marketplace and more buyers are ... Read More
Greater Park City and Deer Valley Real Estate Statistics
Believe it or not, we are already through the third quarter of 2014! After the end of each quarter we compare sales volume, number of transactions and average sales price for all types of properties in Greater Park City and Deer Valley. Take a look at our real estate statistics to see how single family homes, condominiums and vacant land sales in 2014 compared to 2013 for the first three quarters. Greater Park City Deer Valley ... Read More
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOM WARD!
Tom Ward brings the same steady loyalty to his customers that he has brought to the company for 20 years. “Tom is the greatest. He has hung in there with me through thick and thin. During his 20 year tenure Tom has been a consistent producer for the company, while operating at the highest level of integrity. Thank you, Tom!” – Jess Reid ... Read More
PROMONTORY MAINTAINS A HIGH STANDARD OF LUXURY LIVING
Promontory is one of Park City real estate’s premier mountain communities. Whether you want to relax by the fire at the new family-friendly clubhouse, “The Shed”, mountain-bike or hike trails out your back door, or play a round of golf on one of Promontory two signature golf courses, Promontory has it all. Our team at Jess Reid – Christie’s International was invited to Promontory this week to get an update on sales in the community and preview the next new golf clubhouse. Below are highlights from our con... Read More
BILL WHITE STRIKES AGAIN – BILL WHITE FARMS
So, you may have noticed a bit of construction going on across from the entrance to Ranch Place on Highway 224, about a mile off I-80 on the way into town. Another development project, you think? No. Bill White, famous for his local branch of restaurants, is restoring the previously historic 1938 Hixon Farm. Bill White Farms restoration of the Hixon Barn. If you have ever dined at one of Bill White’s restaurants, you know that many of the delicacies on the menu are farm-to-table. Bill White’s mission to enhance... Read More
VAIL COMES TO PARK CITY – WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
As you have probably heard, Vail acquired Park City Mountain Resort from Powdr Corp for 182.5 million dollars. Fortunately, litigation is over and the worry that PCMR may not open for the 2014/2015 ski season is over. The acquisition was a surprise for many of us and it’s taken us a couple of days to wrap our heads around the whole thing. Here is our answers about questions we have been hearing, that are opinion based: What does the future hold for the Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR)? We expect to se... Read More
PARK CITY REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE
The Greater Park City Market continues to recover from the great recession. Comparing the first six months of 2013 to the first six months of 2014, we see improvement. The total sold volume of all property types/all areas is up 9% ($766,000,000) and the number of transactions is up 2%, in 2014. The average sales price is up 7% to $743,000.While we are all grateful for a recovering real estate market, the improvement varies depending on the area, price range and/or property type. Condominiums and vacant land are cur... Read More
PARK CITY AND DEER VALLEY REAL ESTATE STATISTICS
Here are the most recent updated statistics comparing the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2014. The Greater Park City graphs show the sold volume, number of transactions and average sold price for single family homes, condominiums and vacant land for all of the areas on the Park City Multiple Listing Service. We also broke out Deer Valley neighborhoods and analyzed their sold volume, number of transactions and average sold price for all types of properties in Deer Valley. Stay tuned for a brief mar... Read More
SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES
Springtime in the Rockies Snow in June? In Park City anything can happen. We have been biking, running and enjoying the trails since the ski-resorts closed in late April and we got a surprise snow-storm on June 17th. The trails were dry and we needed the rain. The temperature dropped and the rain turned into snow. But, we can’t complain because when the snow melts it will make everything more green. Temperatures in the forecast are looking warmer next week! ... Read More
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
Are you thinking about selling your home, condo or lot in Park City? Our listing presentation explains who we are and what we can do for you. Please contact us today if you have any questions. ... Read More
JESS REID ON MOUNTAIN MONEY IN PARK CITY
Jess Reid was featured on Mountain Money, a Park City local KPCW radio show, on Monday April 28, 2014. Jess was invited on the show to talk about the Park City real estate market – as the company Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate celebrates its 30th year in the local real estate market in Park City. Jess explains what has changed in Park City over the past 30 years and what has changed in the real estate industry. Jess returned the weekend before from a 17 day trip to Europe to attend ... Read More
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY IN PARK CITY – PUBLIK COFFEE ROASTERS AND BONEYARD SALOON
Publik: “We believe in quality over quantity, community over corporate, planet over profit” says the new coffee shop on the block, Publik Coffee Roasters. We would say this mantra fits well with Park City’s high-standards of a tight-knit community and quality food and products. Publik Coffee Roasters is now open in the space where Park City Coffee Roasters formerly was, in the Kimball Art Center. The Salt Lake City coffee roasting company opened their doors with flavorful brews and a fresh take on food offe... Read More
RANCH PLACE – A PERFECT PLACE TO MEET THE NEIGHBORS
We caught up with agent Kerri Whipple, a resident of Ranch Place. We knew she would be the perfect person to get the inside scoop on the Ranch Place area. Ranch Place, located in Silver Springs has a VERY low inventory, which means people love living there and don’t leave, and when there is a home for sale it sells QUICK! Where is Ranch Place – and what are some highlights about the location? Ranch Place is located halfway between Kimball Junction and Old Town. It is a subdivision in Silver Springs. My family ... Read More
LUXURY REAL ESTATE ON FIRE
Bonnie Stone Seller’s, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, was featured on a recent episode of Fox Business to weigh in on the state of luxury real estate. The feature is titled “Luxury real estate on fire”, which tells us immediately that things are looking good in the world of lux real estate. Seller’s begins by giving us the major stat from the Christie’s Annual Report, which indicates that luxury real estate sales are up 20% since last year. The demand is stronger and the days that luxury r... Read More
ONE WASATCH – THE FUTURE OF THE “GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH” IN UTAH
Imagine being able to buy one single lift ticket and being able to ski or ride 7 resorts in Utah. One Wasatch is a new ski-link concept that was presented last month by Ski Utah, the trade company that represents Utah’s 14 ski resorts. One Wasatch would enable Utah locals and visitors to ski or ride at Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons, Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird and Alta. It would put Utah on a whole new level being able to ski or ride 18,000 skiable acres, 100 lifts and 700 runs with one lift ti... Read More
OFFICE SPACE IN THE CENTER OF PARK CITY – FOR LEASE
Highest traffic most visible location in town. Main floor corner office/retail space, signage is available for qualified prospect. Great private parking, remodeled building inside and out. Rare opportunity for a great retail/office space for both locals and tourists surrounded by Olympic Park, open space, Snow Creek shopping center and liquor store. Beautiful finishes and views of the ski mountain. Fully furnished including phone system! (see LA, re:inventory) High speed Internet available, 4 providers already in t... Read More
Jess Reid – 30 years – Still alive and kicking
One day, while supporting a local car wash, Jess Reid paid with his credit card. The cashier glanced at the name on the card. “Jess Reid?” he said. “I have been driving by the Reid Building for years and I thought you were dead.” It has been a joke ever since. Reid, founder and president of Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate, not only has an iconic building in Park City but has also been a mover and shaker in the city for the past 35 years. “I meet so many peo... Read More
WELCOME KERRI WHIPPLE
Join us in welcoming Kerri Whipple to the Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate team. ... Read More
Top Producers of 2013
We would like to congratulate our Top Producers of 2013 for all of their hard work. Matthew Sidford was our sales person of the year, Andy Levine as the second Top Producer, and Rich Meeboer Sr. was the third Top Producer. We are proud of the entire team at Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate for a great year and a strong start in 2014! ... Read More
Summit Park: A secluded community close to everything
Tim Maney, a Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate Realtor, recently helped his sister Brenna settle into her new house in Summit Park. It’s obvious why Brenna lives in Park City, like her brother Tim; she loves skiing and loves to be in the mountains – like many people who call Park City home do. But we wanted to know why Brenna, a former Prospector resident, chose to buy real estate in the Summit Park community. Brenna what is your favorite thing about living in Summit Park/Timberline? I lo... Read More
Stein Eriksen Residences – The next generation of the Stein Eriksen brand
The Stein Eriksen Residences is the newest luxury development in Park City. It is situated on six acres at 7,800 feet in Upper Deer Valley and is within a mile of Park City and the Stein Eriksen Lodge. The development is the newest addition to the luxurious and legendary Stein Eriksen brand, which has upheld a 5 star/5 diamond benchmark for many years. The ski-in/ski-out private homes and condominiums are sophisticated and contemporary and have many services and amenities on site. Highlights include a spa, dinin... Read More
Western Home Journal – Real Estate Roundtable
“Western Home Journal hosted its second Park City real estate round table amid a light snowfall coating the lingering leaves of autumn. Discussion began by taking the temperature of the real estate environment for greater Park City as we likened the market to a struggling patient affected by the downturn. The surprise in the market’s condition is the health of the recovery.” -Western Home Journal, Winter/Spring 2014 ... Read More
The Town (Park City) Stays in the Picture – Wall Street Journal
Sundance draws tens of thousands of movie fans to Park City, Utah, where real-estate agents sell them homes BY:NANCY KEATES Real-estate agents wine and dine the Hollywood set during the Sundance Film Festival, knowing that many of the attendees will return to the host town and eventually buy property there. Reuters Park City, Utah, has managed to maintain its low-glitz, down-to-earth image despite all the celebrities who own homes there—from Johnny Carson in th... Read More
Park City Life – Behind the Faces
Principal Broker, Jess Reid, was recently featured in the most recent issue of the Salt Lake Magazine in the “Park City Life” section. “Behind the Faces” gives you a personal look at some of Utah’s well- known Parkite’s including Bob Wheaton, Kathy Volz and Jess Reid. “You’ve seen them on the slopes, at Sundance screenings and the post office, but what do you really know about these well-known Parkites? We have the scoop.” ... Read More
Three Luxury Condos Worth Their Weight in Silver
Looking for a cozy, updated and luxurious get-away, with the best snow on Earth right outside your door? Look no further. These three luxury condos are at the heart of this old mining town, and are worth their weight in silver. Ironwood Townhome This Ironwood townhome truly encompasses all of the luxury Deer Valley has to offer. Ironwood offers ski-in/ski-out access and there are various upgrades throughout this property – Quarter sawn oak floors throughout, three custom stone fireplaces, meticulously crafted... Read More
Old Ranch Road: A Country Feel in a Bustling Town
Tom Johnson, a former resident of Prospector Park has just moved into his new house on Old Ranch Road with his wife, Lisa. Looking for a quieter neighborhood with more land and sweeping views, associates at Jess Reid Real Estate helped the Johnson family handle the sale of their Prospector home and find their perfect empty-nester house in the up-and-coming Snyderville basin area on Old Ranch Rd. With the Swaner Nature Preserve to the front and open space to the back, their cozy new home has views guaranteed for a l... Read More
Christie’s New York City Christmas Cheer
Tom Ward, of Team Park City from Jess Reid-Christie’s International Real Estate, visited New York City recently. Ward visited the Christie’s International auction house in the city on Friday December 6. The Christie’s building is located adjacent to Rockefeller Center, where the night before the iconic Christmas tree was lit for the season, a New York City holiday-staple. “Huge sales happen each and every day at the auction house in New York City” said Ward. It just so happened that the day that Ward visi... Read More
Greater Park City Area Real Estate Market Overview
Park City’s real estate market continues in a strong steady recovery mode. Closed sales volume for all property types in the greater Park City area is up approximately 50% in 2013 vs. 2012. Closed sales for 2013 will exceed $1.5 billion vs. $1 billion in 2012. Average sales price for all property types is up 5% to $695,000. Inventory levels are at historic lows and it’s hard to know when they will start to move up with very little new construction underway. This means that there are fewer choices for buyer... Read More
From Backwater to Boomtown
Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate’s, Principal Broker, Jess Reid is featured in the most recent issue of Park City Magazine. Jess explains the lifestyle in Park City back in the 70’s and how Park City has evolved to become the “Best Town Ever“, according to Outside Magazine. Jess explains that, “Park City’s a little like me: just keeps getting better with age.” Jess Reid-Christie’s International Real Estate is celebrating their 30th yea... Read More
A new gondola from Main Street to Deer Valley?
It is no surprise that Deer Valley was awarded as the number one resort in the United States at the World Ski Awards. Surprisingly, you may be hearing rumors that a new gondola from Main Street to Deer Valley is in the works. This would put Deer Valley on a whole new level – literally. Our inside sources in Deer Valley say a slopes-to-shops gondola will help increase their competitiveness and will be another entry point to the slopes. This would cut down on vehicular traffic and need for parking which would benef... Read More
Bill and Charlie Fiveash are on the Road to Epicness
Bill Fiveash is a skier and real estate extraordinaire plus an effortless comedian. Bill’s son Charlie, is a skier extraordinaire, a gastronomic monster and a really lucky middle school aged boy that got to miss school to ski 26 resorts in 30 days with his Epic Dad. We have been following Bill and Charlie as they race around the world to epicness – a chance to win a Epic Pass for life. An Epic Pass is a seasons pass valid at all Vail Resorts. They have been catching air everywhere, in the mount... Read More
Welcome Tim Maney
Join us in welcoming Tim Maney to the Jess Reid-Christie’s International Real Estate team! ... Read More
All Arrowleaf Condos on Open House Tour Wednesday, November 13, 10-1pm
All Arrowleaf condominiums in Upper Deer Valley are on Open House Tour today! ... Read More
Welcome Gary Moe!
Join us in welcoming Gary Moe to the Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate team! ... Read More
Welcome Bill Fiveash!
Bill Fiveash recently joined the Jess Reid-Christie’s International Real Estate’s team. Bill was formerly the Vice President of Real Estate Sales and Marketing for both Talisker and East West Partners. Bill joins the company focusing on Resort Development sales and will also play a role in recruiting and training for the Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate. ... Read More
Jess Reid Chasing Wild Buffalo? Yikes!
Antelope Island, October 25, 2013 – Jess Reid and long-time friend Dean Berrett participate in their 23rd consecutive wild buffalo roundup for the state of Utah. Yep, that’s right these old guys are really that crazy. They camped out for 4 nights on Antelope Island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake, OMG! Jess Reid sits on his horse on Antelope Island with a herd of buffalo and Salt Lake in the distance. The island is a state park and the 750 buffalo are the purest strain of bison left in North America –... Read More
Tips for Sundancing
With the first blanket of snow, Park City local’s gears change fast, from single-track and golfing to snow-dancing and “Sundancing”. It is never too early to start thinking about “Sundancing”. If you are new to town or have never experienced Sundance as a local, then read on and learn from the pros. The sooner you buy your tickets for Sundance the more money you save for après-ski on Main Street plus you score better seats, movies and parties, which equal an unbeatable Sundance experience. Sundance will ... Read More
Website Wednesday – Greater Park City & Deer Valley Neighborhood Summaries
Need to get familiar with the Greater Park City area? We have made it easy with our detailed neighborhood summaries on our website. We are happy to share with you what we think makes each neighborhood particularly unique. Each neighborhood summary includes: A description and highlights about the community Hyperlinks to important local organizations and landmarks in the community Low and high real estate prices for single family homes, condominiums and vacant land Links – to map search single family homes, cond... Read More
Welcoming Winter with the Youth Sports Alliance
Co-hosted by former Olympic freestyle skiing medalist Shannon Bahrke and Olympic freestyle skier Sean Smith, the 33rd JANS Winter Welcome will be held this Saturday evening, October 26, 2013 at Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Lodge. This is a fundraiser for the Youth Sports Alliance (formerly Youth Winter Sports Alliance) which supports junior athletes from Summit and Wasatch Counties on snow and ice. There will be dining, dancing and bidding on auction items. Tickets start at $250 with table sponsorships at $2000. Opp... Read More
Website Wednesday – Social Media
Since the launch of our new website we have also increased our use of social media. We encourage you to enjoy the benefits of our constantly up-to-date blog and social media sites and join our conversation on these sites. Via social media, we will share valuable information such as market updates, new listings, real estate news, Park City and Deer Valley events, news and more! This Website Wednesday, we would like to share with you the other places that we are online so that you can find us no matter where you ar... Read More
Greater Park City Area Real Estate Market Overview – Is it getting better?
By: Jess Reid – Principal Broker Park City’s real estate market continues in a strong steady recovery mode. Closed sales volume for all property types in the greater Park City area is up more than 31% in 2013 vs. year to date 2012. Average sales price for all property types is up 5% to $683,000. We are already at a billion dollars in closed sales with 3 months left to go, so we should easily surpass 2012’s year-end sold volume of $1.2 billion. Inventory levels are at the lowest they have ever been ... Read More
Welcome to our new website!
We are so excited to launch a new website that was long overdue. We took our time to build our website with everything that you could ever need when buying or selling a house in the Greater Park City area. To help you get the most out of our new website, this will be the first post of a new series we will call “Website Wednesday”. Each Wednesday we will take you on a tour of our website and tell you about highlights of the site, how to search easily and how to save searches – right on our own site! For this... Read More
Luxury in London
Since 1823 the global headquarters for Christie’s, the world’s oldest fine auctioneer, has been located on King Street in St. James. James Christie made the first sale in London on December 4, 1766 and the brand continues to sell fine art, jewelry, wine, furniture and real estate in London. Matthew and Terry Sidford, two agents at Jess Reid – Christie’s International Real Estate, had the pleasure of visiting London and the Christie’s International Real Estate and Art Auction House headquarters in London. ... Read More
Red Cloud Rendezvous – Wednesday, October 2nd!
For the first time ever, all three residences that are for sale in the exclusive Red Cloud community in Deer Valley will be on the Open House Tour this week. See below for details: ... Read More
SKI Magazine Ranks Park City’s Three Ski Resorts in the Top 10
The Park City area’s three ski-resorts were all named in the top ten in “Ski Magazine’s Top Ski Resorts in the West” list. The most recent issue of SKI Magazine hit the shelves this September and it was no surprise to see Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and the Canyons in the top ten. For the second year in a row Deer Valley was named as the 2nd best ski-resort in the West, Jackson Hole was named number one this year. The consecutive five years before that, Deer Valley was number o... Read More