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125 North Pinion Street, Town of Telluride Telluride Sotheby's Intenational Realty Bill Fandel

 125 North Pinion – Exceptional family compound situated on four Town of Telluride lots with Main House, Guest House and large fenced yard and gardens. Custom-built brick home and two-car garage/ guest house offer enduring quality, exceptional views and privacy all within the heart of Telluride. Located just steps from the River Trail, Town Park, Bear Creek Canyon, shops, and restaurants; the home is an easy on-grade walk to everything. Towering trees offer summer shade, with oversized windows under vaulted ceilings framing dramatic views of the manicured grounds; mountain peaks and valleys in all directions. Perfectly suited to accommodate family and friends on a part-time or year-round basis. Cost of the estate parcel alone makes this compound an outstanding value in this supply-constrained market segment.


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427 Benchmark Drive – Ski Compound

Telluride Sotheby's International Realty Bill Fandel

 427 Benchmark Drive – Set on nearly five park-like acres within Mountain Village’s most exclusive neighborhood, this European-styled chalet is exceptional down to the smallest detail. Exclusively offered for sale for the first time in its history, this storied family compound is situated on the most dramatic and private ski-in / ski-out lots available. Carefully crafted and then completely remodeled by the team of Fortenberry Construction, the Main Residence and Guest House exude quality from top-to-bottom. Combining the rich character and design found in the Tyrolean estates of the European Alps, with the warmth and comfort of a Tuscan farmhouse; no expense was spared in its creation.


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Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty Makes Name Change Official!



Peaks Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty Changes Name to

Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty


TELLURIDE, Colo. (Dec 1, 2012) Peaks Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty in Telluride and Mountain Village, Colo., today announced it has changed its name to Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty to better reflect the company’s broad market presence.

The ownership and leadership of the company continues under Nels Cary, owner and employing broker since it’s inception in 1989, and is supported by Peggy Raible, senior vice president, and vice presidents Bill Fandel, Lars Carlson, Sally Puff Courtney and Micheal Ward.  The firm operates six offices with a team of 38 licensed sales associates and support staff.  Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty will continue to serve the entire Telluride region from the Telluride valley to Mountain Village, surrounding neighborhoods and mesas and towns of Ridgway, Ouray, Montrose, Norwood and Rico.


Since 1992, the company has focused on serving the needs of buyers and sellers in Telluride.  In 2004, Peaks Real Estate was selected from among other companies in the region and awarded the Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliation.


“Our goal is to put our associates in a position to best serve their clients,” said Cary. “The worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty brand designation has brought a level of capability and professional services to our clients that is unparalled in the market.  Our firm has a history of trust, honesty and professionalism in our market and our seasoned professionals and prominent locations, along with the international reach of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and its world-class technology, will offer an unmatched platform for our team and our clients. Our mission continues to be serving our clients in the finest manner and contributing back to our communities in meaningful ways.”


Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the global website as well as  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.

“Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty is a leader in this luxury resort market,” said Philip White, president and chief operating officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The new name reflects the firm’s robust market presence and service to all its segments.”


The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 12,600 sales associates located in approximately 650 offices in 45 countries and territories worldwide.


About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global provider of real estate services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house.  The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit

222 Russell Drive

Telluride Luxury Properties Bill Fandel

 222 Russell Drive – Outstanding timber-frame and stone home, featuring seamless ski access overlooking the #3 Green of Telluride Golf Club. Providing over 5,000 square feet of living area, this exceptionally hand-crafted home features an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with alder cabinetry, stone fireplaces, private top-floor master suite, and wood & stone parquet flooring.  Beautiful furnishings, an extra bunkroom & an outdoor hot tub make this home great for families or entertaining!  Look north for spectacular views and south for sunshine!  Borders groomed cross-country trails with mature landscape; room to expand. 

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Private Fishing Ranch

Telluride Sotheby's International Realty

Elk Park Ranch is the rarest of offerings, featuring 1,000-acres of dramatic mountains and rolling meadows within a lush river valley less than 10 minutes from the resort town of Durango, Colorado. Nearly a mile of carefully restored Florida river frontage, along with six stocked ponds, make for a true “fisherman’s paradise”.
Rustic log, timber, and stone residential & ranch improvements, can accommodate generations of family, friends and staff. Towering Aspen, Spruce and Ponderosa trees frame ancient cliffs and distant peaks; while manicured lawns and jeep roads lead to dramatic overlooks, tree-filled groves, and freshwater ponds.  Multiple guest houses and cabins can accommodate many guests with the property well-suited as a location for philanthropic or corporate events. The ranch is surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of public lands, yet offers immediate access to well-maintained county and state roadways affording seamless access to skiing, golf, shops, and the cultural & educational opportunities of the year-round town of Durango. 

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472 West Columbia Avenue


Bill Fandel Telluride Sotheby's International Realty

472 West Columbia Avenue is among the finest residential offerings in the historic Town of Telluride. Set high upon two corner lots, within short walking distance to the town’s many amenities, this exceptionally designed and custom-crafted six-bedroom residence is uncompromising in its commitment to understated sophistication. Details include coffered ceilings, detailed millwork, top-of-the-line kitchen, plaster walls, marble slab counters, and walnut floors. A warm and inviting two-bedroom guesthouse is perfect for family, guests or staff. Generous spaces and numerous windows frame uninterrupted views of the Telluride Ski Area, Box Canyon and the Telluride Valley.

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Telluride Real Estate Market Gaining Strength in Shoulder Season

While October and November are typically slower times of the year in the mountain resorts of Colorado, a vibrant real estate economy combined with great Fall weather has defied the standard “off-season” status in Telluride.

The dynamic market conditions in the historic Town of Telluride have finally made their way over the hill into the Mountain Village with significant sales now taking place in both segments.

The link below showcases a series across the market that includes 4 contracts over $4m in this past week alone.

With the election finally behind us, the market looks poised to continue a strong upward trend as we head toward Thanksgiving.

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Brown Ranch Retreat

Telluride Sotheby's International Realty Bill Fandel

Brown Ranch Retreat – This ranch compound is the most exceptional residential retreat available on the Telluride mesas. Set upon 75 acres, located just 25 minutes from the center of downtown Telluride, this private residence and its carefully manicured outdoor spaces exude quality of design & construction. Set upon a hilltop, overlooking rolling meadows and forest, the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows frame stunning views of the 14,000-ft Wilson Range. Stacked native stone highlights the homes multiple fireplaces, while the impressive Great Room lends itself to quiet relaxation or gracious entertaining. A deep spring-fed pond washes over a stone spillway that cascades through the aspen glade below. For those seeking serene sophistication within easy access to resort living, this Brown Ranch Retreat is truly sublime.

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The Office of Bill Fandel – Sotheby’s International Realty Launches Bold New Social Media Campaign

Following the lead of the world’s most recognized and admired luxury brands, we have recently launched our own highly targeted social media campaign, destined to reach an entire new universe of consumers and clients interested in Telluride, CO.    Employing a carefully crafted, content-rich presence across several different social platforms, the use of social media allows us to improve and broaden the reach of our marketing initiatives.  We have incorporated the best practices of iconic luxury brands including Sotheby’s Auction House, Sotheby’s International Realty, Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, among others, to reach a discriminating consumer across multiple media avenues.  Our initial campaign focuses specifically on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, while our new luxury real estate blog ‘Telluride Market Watch’ focuses on the latest in real estate from the region.  Separately, we have created our own YouTube channel to showcase property and lifestyle videos.  In the end, our goal is to raise the profile of the properties we represent and the lifestyle that interests all those who want to make Telluride a bigger part of their lives.

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