On the Market: Ruggiero joins Steamboat Village Brokers full time

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Heather Ruggiero

— Steamboat Village Brok­ers Ltd. has announced that Heather Ruggiero has joined its real estate team as a full-time real estate broker. Rug­giero moved from New York to Steamboat in 1994 and has been in real estate sales since 2003.  

“We are very excited to have Heather join Steamboat Village Brokers,” said David Baldinger Jr., managing broker and owner. “Her experience, professionalism and market knowledge are an asset to her clients and are a perfect fit with our team. We are privileged and proud that she has joined our firm.”

Heather can be reached at 970-879-7800, ext. 105.

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Mix & Karen Beauvais

Beauvaises sell Coldwell Banker to Idaho brokerage

Mix and Karen Beauvais have announced the sale of Coldwell Banker Silver Oak, the real estate brokerage they founded and have operated for 22 years in Steamboat Springs, to Todd Conklin, of Coldwell Banker Distin­ctive Properties in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho.

The Beau­va­ises will remain active in the Steamboat office, where she will be the broker of record.

Conklin promised in a written news release to provide job growth in the Steam­boat area with the addition of associate brokers and support staff for training and marketing.

Conklin, who pursued a career in marketing consultation and sales training before entering the real estate business a decade ago, said he sees opportunities in the current resort real estate market.

“Clearly, the local and resort markets around the country have been impacted by the economy, but there are incredible opportunities for both buyers and sellers. The key to seizing these opportunities for buyers and sellers today is to have an edge that an international brand and a resort market specialist like Coldwell Banker Distinctive properties deliver. That edge was recently acknowledged by The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Top 400 real estate professionals list, where there were more Coldwell Banker agents featured than any other firm.”

Coldwell Banker Silver Oak was founded in August 1988 and has participated in more than 4,500 real estate sales during the past 22 years. During that time, the Beauvaises were recognized with the Office Manager Award for Excellence, and many agents in the brokerage have earned the top honors of International President’s Elite Agents.

Conklin said he is a believer in the Coldwell Banker brand.

“I am thrilled to be the new owner of Coldwell Banker Silver Oak, now Distinctive Properties, and to have the opportunity to continue to work with Karen and Mix,” Conklin said. “Having spent many years working in real estate, and specifically within the luxury resort market, I have a unique understanding of the market and the ever-changing needs of today’s homebuyers, sellers and the brokers that serve them. When the opportunity arose to be part of one of the oldest and most successful real estate companies in the area, I jumped at the opportunity.”

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