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B for Billion

Bluebird reached a significant milestone this week with Charlie Farnan’s sale of 29 Belleview for $1,100,000 on August 4th. This sale pushed cumulative sales for the firm past the $1 billion mark. Charlie, an original associate with Bluebird, reflects on the firm’s success, “Bud has created a team that supports all of our professional needs, and he makes it fun to be part of a leading and successful group of the top flight brokers in the Gunnison Valley.”

Bluebird launched six years ago in Crested Butte in April of 2017 with ten founding associates, many who are still with the company: Karen Allen, Jana Barrett, Trevor Bona, Charlie Farnan, Crockett Farnell, Lisa Lenander, Jenna May, Dalynn Trujillo, Joel Vosburg and Jennie Barry, the Office Manager at the time. Karen notes a defining characteristic of the company, “Bluebird is indeed special…due to the competent, enthusiastic team of talented agents who are supportive of one another, both as professionals and friends.”

The leading brokerage in the Valley, Bluebird, has experienced exponential growth since its inception, now with twenty-five associates and sales increasing from $47 million to over $250 million annually. Recently opening its second newly renovated office on Main Street in downtown Gunnison, the firm has already garnered a leading market share in the area. “Our intent is to bridge the Valley with our new office in Gunnison. There is so much interconnectivity between towns these days with employment and housing. Our agents are up and down the valley all week. We are so grateful for the wonderful relationships that we have built in our community over these years,” notes Bud Bush, Principal of Bluebird.

Bush recounts the fundamentals for starting the business, “After living in the area a few years, I saw an opportunity for a higher level of professionalism, marketing, and communication in the real estate sector of our valley. We operate with an emphasis on successful results for our clients, which ties into our motto, “bringing dreams home.” Bluebird launched as the exclusive regional member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International, the leading networks of independent brokerages and high-end properties in the world. The company has the advantage of being locally owned and operated, with international reach.”

Bluebird also created a Charitable Fund in the beginning, contributing a portion from every closing and giving back directly to the local community. Jenna, a founding associate, adds to the importance of community, “I have thrived in our unique culture and feel privileged to have been an original team member. It is special to see where we started and how we have taken Bluebird to the next level in our community.”

The firm is proud of its true team approach, with open arms and open doors. They work together for their individual and collective success, which they say is more fun and energizing as well. Trevor, another founding associate, sums it up, “At Bluebird, we are way more than a real estate company. We are family – it’s The Bluebird Way.”