Our subject matter is largely made up of questions we are asked by clients and other individuals considering Park City as a place to own or to visit. Most of the questions we are asked pertain to our Golf and Ski communities, but we welcome any questions relating to the Park City market or any real estate topic. We will address every question honestly and answer to the best of our ability. We respect our competition but we don’t shy away from discussing differences in product and services when asked. In addition to answering your questions, we enjoy sharing stories of our clients successes, open houses and Golf, Ski and community events of significance.


Sky Silver - A Cool Style Lounge

By Darrick Olsen
Jan 30, 2016

?Imagine sitting an open house in the coolest style lounge for Sundance 2016.  Once the Silver Queen Hotel, the upscale urban flats at Sky Silver offer the ultimate in Old Town Park City location and lifestyle.  Enjoy quick access to Park City's Main Street, Park City Mouskysilver and mainntain Resort via the Town Lift, Deer Valley Resort, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.  Designed by the Elliot Workgroup, the floor plans are sophisticated, thoughtful and encompass the historical elements of Park City.  The Penthouse has a rooftop terrace and is ideal for entertaining, lounging or enjoying a sunset.


Park City Real Estate News

By Darrick Olsen
Oct 31, 2015

The transition to Engel & Voelkers Park City has been phenomenal.  To us, it is headline making Park City Real Estate News.   Joe and I appreciate being welcomed and endorsed by owners and advisors of the leading, luxury real estate brand.

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By combining the global presence and premium branding of Engel & Voelkers Real Estate with our specialized grasp of the local market and commitment to our profession, we are benefiting our clientele with a  tailored level of service.    This is an exciting time.

Park City real estate news is constantly changing.  When we are not  taking a listing or touring properties with buyers, Joe and I  are visiting contractors on job sites, meeting with colleagues, holding and attending weekly open houses, studying architecture, build and design trends or researching the Park City/Deer Valley markets. We know the latest Park City Real Estate News.

And, we are always enjoying the Park City lifestyle with family and friends.  Wouldn't you enjoy getting to see  that view with your family?

Best of Tuhaye and Talisker

By Darrick Olsen
Oct 05, 2015

Owners of Park City/Deer Valley second homes and ski condos, who have enjoyed Park City/Deer Valley as their second home and their family ski vacation tradition, are deciding now that the kids are grown, this is the place for mom and dad to make their primary residence.   With the new golf clubhouse open and operating, Tuhaye is the ideal family community to reside, continue the family tradition for more generations and have the best of both worlds - The Talisker Club at Empire Pass and The Mark O'Meara designed Tuhaye Golf Course.

Our new listing at 9945 N. Timpanogos Court is Prominently situated on one of Tuhaye's hilltop sites this home has views of the Mark O'Meara golf course and Deer Valley Ski Resort. This 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom  home has a large open area and more intimate spaces to capture the spectacular views.  The luxurious finishes include materials used from a varied palette and enhance this very functional and easy flow floor plan.  The kitchen and culinary facilities allow for intimate family dinners and entertaining for groups. Every room in the house invites guests to relax. Includes furnishings and state of the art Meridian theater and electronic equipment.9945 N Timpanogos Circle Kamas-MLS_Size-001-1-019945TimpanogosCir01-1800x1200-72dpi9945 N Timpanogos Circle Kamas-MLS_Size-004-5-039945TimpanogosCir03-1800x1200-72dpi

It's all about Timing - Real Estate, Golf & Prom

By Darrick Olsen
May 13, 2015

Yogi Berra put it well, "You don't have to swing hard to hit a home run.  If you got the timing, it'll go".   Those words can also be applied to real estate, golf and asking a girl to Prom.  Park City High School Senior, star basketball player and not too shabby golfer, Logan Holbrook, has the right idea about all three.   It's all about timing.  From the tee box in this photo, Logan confidently hit eight golf balls into the back yard of the girl he asked to Prom - May I Take You To Prom From Logan - one word on each ball.  His timing was perfect.  Of course, his Realtor found the right house.

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The timing for golf properties at Jeremy Ranch, Victory Ranch, Glenwild, Park Meadows, Red Ledges and Promontory is perfect.  The number of new construction starts for luxury custom homes is still increasing.  I spoke to one excavator, who has more than 50 holes to dig.  All are in one of the superior private golf communities located in the Park City/Deer Valley area.

For the first time in quite a few years, on June 20th, Promontory will be holding a launch for new developer lots.  The prices will be between $560,000 and just over $1mm.   Along with the Nicklaus Hillside Village model homes, the Grand Opening of the Nicklaus Painted Valley clubhouse will be held.

This is one of those opportunities that not only will a buyer need to time perfectly, they will need to have all the relevant  information, as well.  Logan had the timing.  How did he find the right location?  Promontory is a superbly planned community that has been approved for almost 1,900 units.  What's new?  What's the best of the new?  What are all the nuances associated with a developer launch?   What Promontory product may fit your needs just as well, if not better?  Which Private Golf Community is the best fit for your particular lifestyle?   How do you get all Luxury Golf Community information?  Which Realtors know all the golf product in the Park City area?  Who has the information that is most valuable to you?

Trabaccone-Olsen    The only two names you need to know.

What do you offer your clients?

By Darrick Olsen
Feb 20, 2015

Knowing where to the best real estate values is much the same as knowing where to find the best snow.   When we ski with our clients, we find them the best snow on the mountain.    When we show real estate to our clients, we find them the best real estate values in town.  If it's a ski property, golf property, vacation home or primary residence, we know the market.   It can be a Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort or Canyons Resort ski property.  Or, it can be a Park City, Glenwild, Tuhaye or Promontory golf property.  We know  how and where to find the best values for our buyers and obtain the highest value for our sellers.  We also know and understand the complexities of new construction.  Our exclusive relationships with architects, builders, interior designers and developers allow us to cater to our client's exclusive needs.  Joe and I set aside time each week to study neighborhood market trends, current developer product and new developer releases .  We preview and tour properties.  We talk with architects, builders and developers. We take  notes on the details - design, floor plans, finish level, landscaping features and overall construction  quality.  And, we listen.

Trabaccone-Olsen  The only two names you need to know.


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Sundance 2015 Have You Ever Met A Celebrity At The Sundance Film Festival?

By Darrick Olsen
Jan 24, 2015

No.  I've never met a celebrity at the Sundance Film Festival.   I don't seem to recognize them, until the moment has past and somebody says to me, "Hey, that was...".   While eating at Redrock Cafe,  I've had dinner next to Cameron Diaz.   I didn't know, until the waiter told me.   At the Park City Market, I was in line behind Kevin Bacon.   I didn't know, until  the cashier asked, "Did you talk to Kevin Bacon?".    Coming out of the Sky Lodge, I walked past Ryan Kwanton a few years ago.   I know that, because my wife said, "That was Ryan Kwanton".

The only Celebrity that  I have seen is Cheech Marin.   He lives in Park City.  He drives a yellow Lambroghini.  Actually, I recognized the yellow Lambroghini first.  I saw Cheech in the Deer Valley parking lot.  I've never met Cheech, but I keep hearing what a cool guy he is.  So, time....  And I last summer, I drove past Katherine Heigle as he came through the  gated entrance to  Maple Ridge Ranches.  Katherine has a home there.   Again, somebody had to tell me.

What is your take away?  I'm focused on Real Estate.  I know this town.   I know the neighborhoods.  I know the restaurants.   I know where to find and how to help you buy Real Estate.

We Are Bullish On Park City and Deer Valley

By Darrick Olsen
Nov 24, 2014

Bulish on Park CityAfter spending two full days scoping out real estate, everything we have seen tells us the real estate market is improving and will keep improving.   Not only is new construction underway in every neighborhood we visited, each neighborhood has multiple homes in various stages of construction and re-model.  It seems spending $4.5m for a home and another $2m remodeling it is the new normal.   The dramatic increase in the amount of commercial construction provides additional validation that we are in a Bull Market.  Not a speculative market, but a solid and legitimate increase in real estate prices and value.   What did we confirm on our two day tour?   Approximately 90 percent of the new residential construction are custom built homes.  An almost equally large percentage of development product has reservations made and end users waiting.   The commercial development under construction is owner use or has already been leased.  Overall inventory is low.  So, what's missing? Answer:  New homes in ski and golf communities.  It's no secret buyers want new.  It is very difficult to find a buyer a new or very recently remodeled and updated product of quality that has a modern/contemporary, new and fresh feel; and a simple, functional floor plan.  Not only did Joe and I spend two full days last week, we spend at least one day a week every week - much like a picker hunts for art and antiques - looking for the best lots, builders, architects and locations for our clients.  We know Park City, Deer Valley and the surrounding areas.  If you want to know what we know, give us a call or contact through our web site.  Bulish on Park City

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