Sue Runnells

    Sue Runnells

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    Understanding The Mountain Lifestyle

    The last thing I want to do is sell you a house.

    What?! Wait a minute. I'm a REALTOR, right?

    Yes. My motivation is to help you find a HOME. It's not the same. So let's have a conversation - help me understand what's important to you.

    I understand the Summit County market, and the mindset of sellers and buyers. If you're looking to sell, I know how to market your home appropriately AND introduce the right buyer to their ideal home (yours!). If you're looking to buy, I can help you ask the right questions (especially if you think you might want to use the home to generate income via vacation rentals).

    For the past decade I've been deeply immersed in the STR - short-term rental - vacation business in Summit County. I understand - REALLY understand - what guests are looking for when they rent a home. If you're thinking of renting your new home, I can help you find the home that not only speaks to you, but has what renters are looking for.
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    Specializing in high-end real estate transactions, Sue takes the time to educate her clients on all the tiny details and nuances of the real estate process. Every deal is different, full of complexities, and Sue considers it her responsibility to help her clients understand everything that is happening - and why. She is a fierce advocate for her clients, and works tirelessly to assist them in realizing their mountain home dream - whether it's selling their current home, or helping them find a new one.

    Sue is very active in the local community, serving as a figure skating and power skating coach for many years. She served as the Chair of the Komen Snowshoe For The Cure in 2020, in addition to spearheading Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties' statewide sponsorship of Komen Colorado's Race For The Cure, More Than Pink Walk and Snowshoe For The Cure. Sue also headed up CBMP's #HomesForDogs project and involvement with OutRunDiabetes.

    For the last two years, Sue has been recognized as one of the Top 3 brokers in Summit County by the Summit Daily "Best Of Summit" award. Sue is a member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Summit Realtors, REColorado, the Colorado Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Additionally, she is a certified Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist, and Smart Home Certified Broker.

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    Luke & Leah gave Sue 5 stars out of 5
    My husband and I moved from out of state, so to say our stress levels were high is an understatement. Sue was extremely knowledgeable and supportive the whole way. She knows her stuff which made this side of our real estate transaction seamless. We highly recommend her and can't say enough great things about her.
    Jackie gave Sue 5 stars out of 5
    We have sold and bought several properties in different locations. We found Sue to be the best agent we have ever worked with. Sue combines professionalism, attention to every detail, a positive attitude and a highly engaging personality. She kept us informed every step of the way in the sale of our Dillon property and the purchase of our Frisco property. The transactions for both properties were more challenging than we had previously experienced. Sue navigated the issues, kept us informed and efficiently closed the transactions. She is very knowledgeable of Summit County real estate and she cares very much for her clients both personally and professionally. She definitely goes above and beyond for her clients.
    Carol gave Sue 5 stars out of 5
    Sue provided excellent customer service. She was very responsive, knowledgeable about the market and provided us with referrals for all the items that we needed to execute the transaction. We were very fortunate to find her. If you are looking for a realtor we highly recommend Sue.
    Kevin gave Sue 5 stars out of 5
    Working with Sue was an eye-opening and educational experience. There are SO many tiny, tiny details involved in finding a property, making an offer on a property and then closing. Sue really took the time to explain the process (many times, because I asked her MANY times). She was patient in her explanations, repeatedly expressing that it was her job to explain things in a manner that I could understand. Throughout the entire process, I felt that Sue understood how important this was to me; I never felt pressured to purchase something bigger or more expensive or outside of my comfort zone. In fact, she fully embodied her adage that she was there to help me "find a home" not just "buy a house." The depth of her knowledge is immense: she understands vacation rental purchases, first-time buyers or even third/fourth homeowners. And she REALLY understands Summit County. She helped educate me on many things that were Summit County-specific, but not necessarily real estate-related. Most of her clients buy homes without ever even setting foot in them. After working with Sue, I now understand how her clients could have that level of trust. If she doesn't know the answer to a question (which is rare), she will find out. And if specific work is needed on your property (painters, flooring, plumbers, etc.), she can generally recommend several reliable people for the job. I always felt like Sue had my best interests (and only MY best interests) at heart. I couldn't have asked for a better advocate. I will use her again, and I highly recommend for others to do the same.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Certified Mountain Area Specialist (CMAS)
    • Summit Daily 2020 "Best of Summit" Real Estate Agent - Winner, First Place
    • Summit Daily 2019 "Best of Summit" Real Estate Agent - Winner, 2nd place
    • Summit Daily 2018 "Best of Summit" Real Estate Agent - Winner, 2nd place
    • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
    • Certified Online Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
    • Certified Smart Home Specialist
    • International Sterling Society Distinction, 2020
    • Certified Resort & Second Property Specialist

    My Community Involvement

    • 2019-2020 - Team Director, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties statewide sponsorship of Susan G Komen Colorado
    • 2020 - Komen Colorado Snowshoe For The Cure, Statewide Committee Chair
    • 2019 - Snowshoe For The Cure, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, Committee Chair
    • 2018 - OutRun Diabetes, Coordinator for Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties' sponsorship
    • 2018 - #HomesForDogs Project, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, Committee Chair

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    Colorado’s real estate market hasn’t just recov...

    Originally published in The Denver Post...Colorado's real estate market hasn't just recovered, it has surpassed 2019's performanceThe real estate market has seen many ups and downs throughout this year. Restrictions due to social distancing made a major impact on how people buy and sell homes, resulting in a decrease in activity during the spring. However, that dip did not last long. LIV Sotheby's International Realty (LIV SIR) is pleased to report that the housing market has not only bounced ba...
    Oct 31, 2020 Selling a Home

    May Luxury Market Report

    MAY LUXURY MARKET REPORT SUMMARY: "PAUSE" NOT "PANIC" June 5, 2020Has the pandemic already shifted the geographic trends in the luxury home market?The May Luxury Market Report reflects some of the immediate changes in trends agents are seeing in the high-end housing market, begging the question of whether or not these changes will sustain once lockdown requirements are lifted.While we wait to find out, one thing is already clear: the high-end housing market's response to this cris...
    Jun 11, 2020 Real Estate News & Trends

    Is a Recession Here?

    Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Mean a Housing Crash? No.On Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy is officially in a recession. This did not come as a surprise to many, as the Bureau defines a recession this way:"A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, normally visible in production, employment, and other indicators. A recession begins when the economy reaches a peak o...
    Jun 10, 2020 Real Estate News & Trends

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