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Any time is a great time to sell with Gateway Real Estate but NOW is an excellent time to begin a partnership with us.

Some call it the “off season” here in beautiful Vail Colorado; but our local brokerage company is ready for your business! NOW is the time to sell! Pedestrian traffic is high and with local and visiting potential buyers we are prepared to help you sell your home.  Some say inventory is low in Vail but listing now means you’ll have less competition.  Let Gateway Real Estate platform your home in a smaller selection of what’s available, which will only highlight your home to buyers.

Interest rates are at an all time low; take advantage of this low and let us guide you to selling your home.

Whenever you’re ready is the best time to sell. Mark Twain once said, “They are always making more people, but they ain’t making any more land.”

If you’d like to know what your Vail home is worth in today’s market, please call Gateway Real Estate and Development.

Gateway Land & Development Real Estate
Vail Village | 970-790-6777


You want to know where the locals hike?

Here’s a re-cap from our venture out on Beaver Lakes hike yesterday!


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Located near Avon, Beaver Lakes is a roughly 4.8 mile moderate hike. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. So now is a great time for YOU to get out there and check it out for yourself! Also, dogs are welcome but encouraged to stay on leash!

The water is refreshing and if you’re lucky, you may just see some wildlife grazing!

For more information on our favorite local ‘to-do’s’ feel free to reach out to me at Maxine@GatewayLand.com or visit me in the lovely Vail Village.  Our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate office is conveniently located above the International Bridge.


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Lifeitsownself, Vail, July 24, 2016

If you are not in Vail today, maybe you should be.  It’s starting out as a blue bird day but will probably cloud up some later with a chance of showers.  Temperature should stay below 80 degrees but in the direct sunlight it will feel warmer.  Last night it was in the 50s.  Gore Creek looks great.

The Merchants were setting up their tents and tables for today’s market, besides the retail shops, extra food, art, clothes, and fresh veggies.

farmer's market


We had a nice meeting on Thursday with our National and International Partner, LEVERAGE.


Look them up on line Leverage.com or just go to our website, gatewaytovail.com.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

Bob Essin, gatewaytovail.com, 970-376-4484, vailbob@Comcast.net




blue sky

If you aren’t here today, you should be.  I don’t usually “should” anymore, but it is so beautiful here today, you should be here.  Ski, golf down valley in Eagle or Gypsum.  Maybe look at real estate?  The prices in East Vail, Sandstone, and West Vail areas are still below the late 2007 and 2008 prices.  If you are going to use it and you find the right property for you, usually by the time you sell it or your family members do many years from now, the price you actually paid seems mostly insignificant if you can afford it in the first place.  If you can’t afford it, don’t buy it.   We will still try to buy the right property for you at the best possible price.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado,  Bob

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate, gatewaytovail.com, 970.376.4484, vailbob@Comcast.net


It’s a blue sky day in Vail.  New snow is out of the forecast for the week but we don’t need any for a while.  We live here for the blue sky days, winter-spring-summer-fall.  They always add a little zip to your skiing, extra carry to your golf ball, and a little spring to your step on a hike or trip of any kind to the high country,  The only draw back to a blue sky day is getting the fish to hit.  If you get tired of skiing or golfing or biking or hiking or touristing in the shops, get a guide and try the fishing.  For the last few years, there have been national and international fishing contests in the Eagle and Pitkin County streams and creeks.  There are also great entertaining and intellectual opportunities in the area.  When you need a break from having a great time, give me a call and lets check out the local real estate scene.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob Essin, 970-376-4484, vailbob@Comcast.net, GatewaytoVail.com

Good Snow on the Mountain.  I got my pass but I’m working since and nursing a patella.  The bus on the way in from East Vail was busy, mostly still locals about 50/50 skiing or heading to work or a little bit of both.  Come see us or call or text or email to check out the available property.  Some areas in the Valley are back to 2007-8 prices and above but most are not. If you are going to use it long term and can afford it, it’s always a good time to buy.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

Bob Essin, 970-376-4484, vailbob@Comcast.net, GatewaytoVail.com


Have you ever wondered about the different ways to hire a broker for a real estate transaction and what they actually mean?

The client has 3 different ways to hire a broker for real estate transaction.

  • 1. Buyer’s Agent
  • 2. Seller’s Agent
  • 3. Transaction-Broker

The difference between the three are actually quite simple. If you hire a broker to represent your interest in the purchase of real property, you are hiring a Buyer’s Agent. This means the agent owes all responsibility to you, the buyer. The broker is there looking out for your best interest. If you hire a broker to represent your interest in the sell of real property, you are hiring a Seller’s Agent. The broker, like the Buyer’s Agent, is there to represent you and your best interest in the sell of your property.

Now, here is the biggest difference between the 3. As a Transaction Broker, the broker’s loyalty and interest is to the transaction and not to either party of the transaction. As a seller or buyer, you have to decide when hiring a broker for a transaction whether or not you want the broker representing you and your interest, or whether you want your broker looking out for the best interest of the transaction.

So, next time you are looking for a Real Estate Broker in the Vail Valley, think about who and what you are hiring.


Today the “Road to Sochi” began right here in Vail Village outside of my Gateway Land & Development office! As the tents started to go up, the flow of foot traffic began to slow down with curiosity. I, myself, found it irresistible to go and explore.

What I discovered were tents that individually captured different Olympic Sports. For example, there is a hockey net set up with a plastic construct that had wheels attached to lock your feet into. That way children (and adults) can get a feel for playing hockey. There are simulator’s for speed skiing and finally my favorite to watch and what looked to be the most fun the Luge. The Luge was especially fun because with each participator the crowd was left to wonder how many would come to a stop. There was but one young man that seems responsible for the safety landing of the Luge participants.

Right in the center of these events are many of Vail’s finest properties. Two that are available right now are Robert Schilling’s (contact: robfromvail@gmail.com) 1) Vail Core #4 – this is a studio plus loft (whole ownership) for $610,000 and 2) One Willow Bridge (Fractional) with stunning finishes, new amenities, and 24 hour concierge service for $405,000 for 7 weeks/year.

To get more information about Vail Properties please visit our website www.gatewayland.com