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Local Realtors rank high in Colorado

Martin Dragnev, broker/owner at Colorado Group Realty, finished 73rd out of about 35,000 state licensees in the “Individuals by Sides” category with his 59 properties sold. Respectively, the Paoli Group, headed by Chris Paoli, also a broker/owner at the company, impressed by ranking No. 27 in the state of Colorado in the “Sales Volume” category for teams, according to a CGR submission to a magazine article.

“This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States,” Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, was quoted in the article as having said.

Every July, REAL Trends magazine issues America’s Best Real Estate Agents rankings in collaboration with Zillow and Trulia. To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in sales volume during the previous year in which teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in sales. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

Cheryl Foote adds new player to real estate roster

In an effort to continue to offer clients the highest level of personal attention and service, Cheryl Foote, of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, has added Christian Talli to her team, which includes Chris Babcock and David Wittlinger.

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Foote’s focus and goal in expanding her team is to surround herself with professionals who have diverse experience across every aspect of the real estate industry — marketing, transaction management, negotiations, market analysis, navigating the contract process, closing and service beyond the sale.

Talli’s experience as a seasoned real estate broker is expected to bring an additional level of service and attention to buyer clients. 

“By expanding my team with the addition of Christian Talli, I am able to offer a strong network of potential buyers for my listings,” Foote said.

Foote has been recognized as Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty’s Top Producer in 2015 and 2016. She can be reached at 970-846-6444 or cheryl@cherylfoote.com.

Newspaper welcomes new employees

Steamboat Pilot & Today is pleased to announce the addition of two new employees, Kevin Rysz and Robert Phillips, to its advertising team.

Rysz replaces Kathy Wichelhaus — who left the newspaper July 7 to accept a new position — as account manager. Risz moved to Steamboat Springs recently with his wife, Laura, who is employed at Smartwool.

Risz comes to Steamboat Pilot & Today following a long career with The Integer Group, a large and successful advertising agency in Denver, where he most recently served as director of creative operations and client services.

“Kevin is going to be terrific addition to our advertising team and our community,” said Suzanne Schlicht, publisher.

Phillips, who joined the newspaper July 17, assumes the role of magazine advertising and event sales and event planning from Bryna Sisk, who was recently promoted to digital marketing manager.

Phillips comes to Steamboat from Chattanooga with his wife, Susan, and son and daughter, who are in third and fifth grades, respectively, bringing with him years of experience in magazine and niche publications.

“I’m looking forward to the new heights we’ll see for this area of our business with Robert’s leadership,” Schlicht said.

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