Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors selects local broker as new CEO
Steamboat Springs — A local broker and longtime Steamboat resident is replacing outgoing Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors leader Jody Condie, who retires at the end of this month after more than 16 years with the organization.
The board selected Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty broker Ulrich Salzgeber from 15 applicants to be the new CEO; Salzgeber will work to set policy and organize continuing education and certification for about 300 member brokers.
The board strives for strong community involvement, and together, the board’s members hold an annual Christmas dinner, perform community service and raise funds to award thousands of dollars in scholarships each year to Routt County students.
“I’m excited to be getting started in my position and feel very honored to have been selected,” said Salzgeber, who spent most of his last 11 years in real estate representing exclusively buyers for Buyer’s Resource, which last fall merged with Sotheby’s.
Prior to joining the real estate field, Salzgeber was general manager for Alpine Taxi for 18 years.
“When this position became available, it was kind of the perfect fit for me,” said Salzbeger, who was president of the board of realtors from 2009 to 2010. “I’ve been very involved in the community, and I’d like to shed a little more light on the value of realtors to our community. We’re a very important economic driver, and I think the community doesn’t quite realize that or isn’t aware.”
Salzgeber is currently learning the ropes of the administrative position from Condie, who officially retires at the end of May.
Condie said she’s enjoyed watching the Internet transform the real estate industry over the past 16 years, from using an in-house computer and paper copies of multiple listing service listings to now having the MLS available at the fingertips of any broker with an Internet connection.
“The Internet has totally changed the face of real estate,” Condie said.
Board of realtors President-elect Penny Fletcher said Condie has done a good job managing the organization by bringing professional training opportunities to brokers in Steamboat.
“Jody has been a leader in overseeing the brokers,” Fletcher said. “She has been instrumental in getting us going on websites and tour schedules and maintained a strict financial management on the board of realtors. She’s done a great job.”
In her retirement, Condie plans to devote more time to volunteering, including current volunteer positions she holds with Steamboat Art Museum and Peak Fitness. She is also interested in traveling and utilizing all the available time that comes with retirement.
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