Ledyard Gardner - Luxury Real Estate
"While we are very happy that our house is sold, we are saddened that we will no longer be in daily contact with Led Gardner, one of the finest men on the planet.

Not only did Led capably fulfill the obligations of broker, he went the extra mile in representing our property to its fullest potential. Open houses and broker visits were handled with great dignity and careful planning. No matter the request, he was always available and always a gentleman."

Arrowhead Resort
Cordillera Resort (three transactions)

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Led GardnerSunday, April 23, 2017

Greetings from Vail, as we enter the final two weeks of the ski season! Where DID the past five months go?! That said, we are already getting excited about the warm weather months ahead... and pulling out our bicycles, flyrods, golf clubs, dirt bikes and hiking boots for some early season fun!

The Vail real estate market is on solid footing as we close out the ski season. We've seen a renewed strength in the high-end niche, which had languished badly as late as the 3rd Quarter of 2016. Fourteen homes listed above $5 million have now closed year-to-date as of April 12. Included in the solds is the all-time Eagle County record, $23 million sale of 107 Rockledge Road. Of note, Slifer, Smith & Frampton participated in eleven of these fourteen high-end sales, working with either buyer, seller, or in four instances, both parties. Ten more properties in this price niche have been placed under contract this year, and I expect to see more as the season winds down.

Lending further credence to the rebound in our market has been the sale of three of our notable hotel properties, including the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, the Cascade Resort in Glen Lyon, and the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek... all strong indicators of investor confidence in the Vail Valley, and leading to continued optimism as we look ahead. Stay tuned for more!

Another terrific ski season, an active real estate market, and a healthy, happy family are all reminders of why I am so grateful to live and work here in Vail. What a blessing it is to call this beautiful place "home", and to be able to share it with my family and friends... something of which I never tire. Make plans to be here this summer, and I'll look forward to seeing you soon!

With my warmest regards,