Vail MLS Appoints Jim Pyke as New Chairman

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On Thursday, August 29th, the Vail Multi-List Service (VMLS) named Jim Pyke as the incoming Chairman. Pyke will assume the role on October 1, 2013.

Jim Pyke Sonnenalp Real Estate
The Vail Multi-List Service helps its members leverage existing and new technologies creating the best experience for buyers, sellers and homeowners.

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The Vail Multi-List Service provides real property information for most of Eagle County, including the towns from Dotsero to East Vail and into Northern Eagle County. As Chairman of the VMLS, Pyke will oversee the VMLS services for more than 600 members of the VBR.

Pyke grew up in the Vail Valley following his family’s move to the area in 1969. After graduating from the University of Colorado in Boulder, he returned to the Vail Valley to raise his own family. His wife, Liz and their three children are actively involved in community activities and ‘Coach Jim’ has shared his passion for sports with young athletes on the ski hill and football, baseball and basketball fields.

In 2004, Pyke obtained his real estate license and started working for Sonnenalp Real Estate. He also owns and operates a technology consulting business that services real estate developments and golf resorts across the United States. It’s this unique skill set and background in the valley that makes Pyke a perfect fit for the Chair position. “Technology plays a pivotal role in real estate services these days. The Vail Multi-List Service helps its members leverage existing and new technologies creating the best experience for buyers, sellers and homeowners,” says Pyke. “As the real estate market continues to recover, I look forward to assisting our members in providing the highest level of service to their clients.”

Pyke will continue working as a broker with Sonnenalp Real Estate while he takes on the role of Chairman of the VMLS.

About Sonnenalp Real Estate
Located in the Vail valley, Sonnenalp Real Estate has been serving clients for over 15 years. The boutique real estate firm has a reputation for bringing qualified buyers to the table and closing real estate transactions throughout the Vail valley. Sonnenalp Real Estate lists a wide variety of homes, from ski-in, ski-out condos to large luxury homes. Their office is located in Vail Village at 242 East Meadow Dr., Suite D.

About Vail Board of REALTORS®
The Vail Board of REALTORS® (VBR) is a professional membership organization dedicated to the successful practice of the real estate profession. VBR seeks to provide continuing education, technology, networking opportunities and business resources to its Members. VBR upholds the highest standards of integrity and professionalism by insisting that members conduct themselves by the standards of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. The non-profit organization provides services to over 600 Members who participate in over 1,000 transactions per year on average. The Vail Board of REALTORS® has over 100 Affiliate Members who provide a variety of services to Buyers, Sellers and Homeowners. The Vail Multi-List Service is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vail Board of REALTORS® (VBR). Participation in the VMLS is open to all members of VBR and members of other REALTOR® boards in Colorado.

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