Joanne Erickson, Broker Associate
Whether you are interested in a vacation home, an investment property or a permanent residence, Steamboat's real estate market provides exceptional value as well as exceptional lifestyle! Allow me to put my passion for Steamboat and my skills and knowledge to work for you.
My focus on international clients and the complexity of multi-cultural transactions stems directly from my extensive international background. Having grown up in Spain and Portugal, I learned at an early age the importance of understanding other cultures and ways of life. My international business background includes working as an International Banker covering Mexico; working for an oil service company with world-wide operations; running an adventure travel company in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet; and volunteering as a Humanitarian Aid worker in Afghanistan and Uganda.
I speak fluent Spanish, conversational French, some Portuguese, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese.
Business practices in Colorado can be very different from those in other countries. Even within the United State, procedures and laws for real estate transactions vary by state. Transactions with international clients are often more complex; for example currency factors and visa issues can complicate a transaction. And of course a good understanding of multiculturalism is very important.
I first visited Steamboat Springs in 1989 and developed a passion for everything that Steamboat has to offer: from the water slide at the downtown hot springs, to the champagne powder on Mt. Werner. Despite travels to exotic locales, I returned frequently to Steamboat for ski vacations, and in 2004, I finally purchased a home near the ski slopes. I am proud and lucky to be a local resident.
I have a BS degree in Economics and an MBA degree with a focus in Finance and Accounting. I am a Certified International Property Specialist, a designation awarded by the National Association of Realtors, to recognize members who have achieved the necessary training and experience to work successfully with international clients and properties. In addition, I am a member of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation.