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GOLD RUSH – FALL FOLIAGE, THROUGH THE LENS OF A PRO

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Gold Rush – Capturing the Beauty of Steamboat’s Fall Foliage

Fall in Steamboat is as beautiful as it is fleeting, which is why we want so desperately to be able to capture the moment with a photograph. How many times have you tried with your smart phone camera and felt like the image didn’t do it justice? We turned to Corey Kopischke, a professional photographer who has spent most of his life chasing light and seizing the moment one frame at a time for some tips.

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A former freestyle skier, he learned a lot about photography from working as an athlete in numerous photoshoots over the years. Kopischke was never formally trained in photography, but learned firsthand how it was done in the field. “I would bring my camera and shoot over the photographer’s shoulder,” he says. After living in Steamboat for 28 years and working for Steamboat magazine as a senior staff photographer and part time photo editor, he has logged in a lot of days shooting fall colors.

Not Your Average Real Estate Video

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Not Your Average Real Estate Video

…..and certainly NOT a virtual home tour. Producing quality video for each of my listings is something I am committed to.

Real estate video has become the buzz phrase in the industry. After all, using video in an amazing tool in selling homes. And with roughly 50% of Steamboat’s real estate buyer’s coming from outside of the Yampa Valley, I believe that it is really important to give those prospective buyer’s as much of a feeling for homes on the market as possible and video is a great way to do this. If I have an out of town/state buyer that would like to see the inside of a home or wants to see how steep the driveway is, I will gladly grab my video camera and record a walk-through for them.

Outside Magazine Ranks Steamboat High

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Outside Magazine Ranks Steamboat High

Steamboat Springs has it all.

I’m always talking about what an incredible place Steamboat Springs is. From the performances at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School, to riding bikes on the Yampa River Core Trail to ski jumping at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club there is so much to do and see here. Steamboat really does have it all. But don’t take my word for it, well-respected publications have taken note of our bounty of fun, beauty and activities too.

Last month, Dog Fancy Magazine named Steamboat Springs “Dog Town USA” stating that we are a “mile-high mecca for dogs and their owners”. Every year it seems we get recognition for being one of the best ski areas in the nation, and rightfully so. Last year National Geographic ranked Steamboat a Top 25 Ski Town and the year before Ski Magazine readers voted us #8 in the top 20 ski resorts.

Steamboat Springs’ Community Recycling Day Oct 12th

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Steamboat Springs’ Community Recycling Day

It’s that time of year again when the color of the leaves are changing, the air turns crisp and I get to clean out the garage! Well, my entire garage may not get an overhaul but the recyclable items that I have collected and stored there for the past year will finally be taken to their new home and I will have that valuable garage space again.

This Saturday, October 12 from 9am – noon at Howelson Hill the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) and Yampa Valley Recycles will be hosting their 5th annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day. Numerous materials will be accepted for free recycling while some of those hard-to-recycle items, like electronics, paint, and appliances, have a small fee.

You know you are in a ski town when even those get recycled! (Photo: Matt Stensland)

Please note that this is for residential recycling only, not commercial. YVSC asks for only one vehicle load per household. They will not accept trash, mattresses, furniture/couches, particle board, painted or stained rotten lumber.

Celebrities’ Homes and Real Estate – Are they Worth More?

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Celebrities’ Homes and Real Estate – Are they Worth More?

There’s an obsession with celebrities and real estate. Nirvana star Kurt Cobain’s home was recently listed with local Aberdeen Realty, Inc. Yet a boost in marketing is being put forth by “The Agency.” They are a nationally recognized real estate company specializing in . . . well, special homes. Is Cobain’s childhood home worth $500,000?  As a home it is not. But with the significance, it might be worth more than market value – which is much less. 

Recently the N.Y. Times wrote about Calvin Klein’s new home in the Southampton, New York.  This home is drawing a lot of attention. But is it the home or the celebrity status of the owner?   Is a home worth more with celebrity status?

Werner Home in Steamboat Springs

Werner Home in Steamboat Springs

In Steamboat Springs, Colorado, I recently listed a home that’s rich in Steamboat Springs history and also extends to the history of skiing in the United States. So I wanted to make sure I captured and utilized the history of this home in the marketing.

Facebook is Influencing Commerce World Wide

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Facebook is Influencing Commerce World Wide

Here’s am amazing video. I’ve said over and over again how the business of real estate has changed dramatically over the last 6 years. The amount of information available on your computer is endless. But it’s not just Routt county real estate stats and foreclosure filings, these are just facts. But today, we have information contributed by each and every person on the Internet. Social media allows anyone to voice an opinion on products, service, and anything they see fit.  Facebook and social media is the new Better Business Bureau and companies are embracing this.

Real Estate is a 24/7 business.