Mark Gordon's (markgordonvail) Blog

Managing Real Estate Broker - Christiania Realty, Inc
I know, I know, shameless kissing up.  But it isn't even a stretch of the truth.  It does really work.  I'm relatively new here, and I've been blogging, and that has led to being now I'm the top ranked broker in Vail Colorado.  While this hasn't led to business yet, it has worked.  Let me tell yo...
Part of my job is obviously touring Vail Properties.  This allows me to know what is on the market so that I can help you find what you are looking for.  I tour lots of properties, especially in the off season, which just ended.  At Forbes Sotheby’s International Realty we take pride in our prop...
  I'm using this blog post as an excuse to post a picture of my son skiing last year.  The two of us have already skied a bunch this year.  It is amazing how much he has improved as he has grown.  I look forward to watching him become a better skier than me.  It shouldn't be long. I just spoke t...
We didn't get the snow as predicted.  This is usual.  The biggest snow storms in Vail are the ones that hit by surprise.  The warnings and watches only insure that almost no snow falls.  Funny how it works that way, but it is consistent. It looks like we might get some snow today, but I'm not pr...
I was on google for a day.  It was a glorious day.  I was on the first page when you would search for Vail Ski Homes.  Wow.  I thought I had made it.  I started counting the dollars as they were about to roll in.  I went to sleep that night knowing I was on top of the world.  What bad economy?  I...
Ok, even though I didn't get too many responses to my "duplicate blog posts" post, I think I've come to grips with my problem.  Notice that is "problem" with small letters.  I'll never come to grips with my PROBLEMS.  But like I've written before, it is all a work in progress.  So here is my solu...
I have to admit that I've been posting twice.  I write an entry for my blog here on activerain, and then I post the same text over at my own blog:  I'm not sure if this is kosher but it is what I've been doing.  Obviously this post is exclusively for active rain.  Do other peo...
Vail is Vail.  That’s just the way it is.  We are very unique.  Even though we feel the economic distress, it manifests itself a little differently here.  Unlike the rest of the country our Real Estate is basically holding its value.  Of course there is a lot more inventory on the market right n...
I’m well aware that the economy isn’t doing so well.  People are worried.  People are losing their jobs.  I know I know I know.  But as cruel as it seems, downturns are sometimes the best times to get ahead.  The Vail market is doing fine, in the context of the rest of the Nation.  We are still ...
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