WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO WATCH?
Incredible views characterize properties year-round.
by Staff Writers
JACKSON, WY – As Jackson Hole prepares for Monday’s “Great American Eclipse”, the number one question around town is, “Where are you going to watch?”
It is no secret that Jackson lies in the line of totality and is one of best places in the country to view this rare natural phenomenon. While valley residents and visitors alike flock to popular sites in our National Parks, along the Gros Ventre River and up Curtis Canyon, there is no better time to consider some of Jackson Hole’s finest views.
Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty has a selection of extraordinary properties currently for sale with spectacular year-round views, many of which sit almost directly in the middle of the line of totality. With views of Sleeping Indian and the National Elk Refuge, these properties give their owners the perfect viewing point for the eclipse, but also offer incredible Teton and valley views year- round.
One such property on the market lies less than a half-mile from the exact center of totality for the eclipse. Located on the bench of Solitude, this home also boasts direct Grand Teton views. The classic western design adds comfort and warmth to the well-built two bedroom log home. It is reminiscent of a traditional log cabin with fine craftsmanship and upgraded features throughout. The property also features a four car garage and a separate 1,500 square foot barn.
Just south of Sagebrush Drive in Fairway Estates is a stone and timber framed home on three acres, sited to take advantage of unobstructed views of the entire Teton Range, and the Sleeping Indian across the valley. The home utilizes an advanced geothermal heating and cooling system for the ultimate in energy efficiency and comfort no matter what the seasons may bring. Completed in 2012, this home offers the both craftsmanship and comfort among a blend of gorgeous natural finishes.
Considering calling Wyoming home? Visit one of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty’s twelve offices for additional information on these extraordinary view homes, and real estate opportunities throughout the Jackson Hole region.
LOCAL AGENTS RANKED AMONG TOP PRODUCERS IN STATE
by Staff Writers
JACKSON, WY – On July 6, REAL Trends released their annual “America’s Best Real Estate Agents”—a ranking of the nation’s most productive sales associates.
Inclusion in the rankings required individual agents to have closed a minimum of $20 million in sales during 2016, or $30 million in sales volume for sales teams.
REAL Trends sources the data for their rankings from “surveys from virtually every national branded network,…local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 1,600 largest brokerage firms in the United States,” according to the consulting and communications company. For 2017, “America’s Best” independently verified and ranked over 12,600 residential real estate professionals.
As in 2016’s rankings—sales teams from Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty held seven of the top ten rankings for sales volume in the state of Wyoming. This year’s eighth-ranked team, the “Big Mountain Group,” recently joined JHSIR following the brokerage’s early-August acquisition of Obsidian Real Estate. Only two individual agents in the state exceeded the sales threshold required for the 2017 rankings, with both agents—Tom Evans and Brett Frantz—representing JHSIR.
“We have assembled an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced group of sales agents that continue to be consistently ranked among the top in their field,” said Donna Clinton, Managing Broker and Chief Operating Officer for Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty. “What is more important than the ranking itself,” she added, “is the trust and respect that they’ve developed with their clients to get them to this point.”
Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trend’s America’s Best Real Estate Agents, further highlighted the success of theses agents by noting that “the average residential real estate agent in the United States… had less than $1.3 million in sales” during 2016.
The brokerage cited a strong collaborative environment among its agents as one of the key reasons for such strong representation among the annual “America’s Best” rankings.