The Estes Park Board of REALTORS® received its charter on November 17, 1971 from the National Association of Real Estate Boards, now known as NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Prior to that time, the Estes Park REALTORS® met twice monthly with the Loveland Board as a committee. In 1971, the Board had 25 charter members representing 10 real estate offices. Wendell Harding served as the first Board President, John Ramey as Vice President, and Michael Marden served as Secretary-Treasurer. The first Charter Party to celebrate the Board’s acceptance was held on February 3, 1972, at Nicky’s Restaurant in Estes Park.
The Estes Park Board of REALTORS® became the 24th Board of the Colorado Association, and is part of the Northeast District of Colorado Association of REALTORS® along with Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Longmont, Morgan County and Logan County.
In 1980, with membership needs and services increasing, the Board opened a Board office and hired an Executive Secretary 3 days per week to handle the necessary tasks. Presently, the board employs an Association Executive 4 days per week, Monday thru Thursdays. The Board office was created to serve as a central clearinghouse of information and Board activities, as well as provide a meeting place for committees and the Board of Directors.
The Estes Park Board of REALTORS® currently has approximately 85 primary members and 20 Affiliate members. The Board hosts, maintains and manages an MLS system. An electronic lock box system is also housed and managed at the Board office. A library of historical books, current information and 23 years of MLS books are available for members use.
The Estes Park Board of REALTORS® continues to support its members constantly changing needs in a constantly changing business environment. The board is committed to providing excellent service and supporting the professionalism of its members.