Park City Board of Realtors elects three directors
The Park City Board of Realtors announced the election of three directors to fill spots left by those who have completed their three-year terms.
Jillene Cahill, Lincoln Calder and Mark Seltenrich will be instated as board directors in January when Debbie Richter-Elrick, Dick Stoner and Dave Walback all current directors elected in 2003 stepdown, they will, however, retain former positions as committee members.
The board will also have a new president, Matt Green, as current president Betty Brown has served her one-year term, but will stay on to help with the transition stage.
"We’re going from Brown to Green, I guess," Brown joked.
She also said in order to be eligible to be nominated as a director, Realtors must have at least two years in Park City real estate, served on committees for the board, have an excellent ethical reputation, and show a willingness to make decisions and participate in political issues, board activities and meetings.
"It’s a big time commitment, but it’s an opportunity to help and it’s an opportunity to give back, which I think is very important," Brown said.
East West Partners
Cahill has been a Realtor for East West Partners since December of 2004, previously working for Hamlet Homes representing Bear Hollow Village, and Field Stone representing primary homes near Trailside Park. Currently, her focus is on Empire Pass at Deer Valley.
"I’ve sold for four developers and that’s one of the reasons, I think, why the board asked me to run," she said. "I also ran the local TV station and did the morning show, and so when I started real estate I just stayed on there."
She currently does a real estate show for PCTV called "House and Home."
A graduate of Park City High School and the University of Utah in communications, Cahill went into broadcasting, but saw opportunities in real estate that were too good to pass up.
"I was just ready for a change and Field Stone recruited me and I liked the opportunity to sell affordable homes in Park City, which I thought was great," she said. "But one of the reasons I was elected was that I’ve just been here so long. It just has to do with paying your dues and being around for that long. I think they were looking for people who have been in town for a long time."
Cahill brings a good knowledge of new developments and how they impact the existing housing market, which she said is an important viewpoint for a director.
She said she loves Park City and that Kambrin Cahill, her 16-year-old daughter, has gone to the preschool, elementary, junior high and now high school here.
"It’s great to be able to be a working mom and be able to get around to everything because it’s all so close."
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Brown said Calder is a fresh face to the real estate scene, relatively speaking, and will be a great asset to the board. He has been active in the board since breaking into real estate in 1999.
"I am fairly active in the board right now," he said. "Currently, I’m an member of the MLS and Technology Committee and head of the taskforce for MLS, so I coordinate and teach classes for the education taskforce as well."
Although he said he is not really a technical guy, he teaches software to area Realtors. "I’m just a user of technology, not a guru," he said.
His father and brother are both Realtors in Park City, which, Calder said, has been a great experience. Continuing to foster the family feel to Park City is one of Calder’s goals as a director.
"Our main responsibility is to represent the members of our board and look forward strategically and see what we can do to benefit the board and it’s members," she said. "We also have a tradition of giving back to Park City through fundraisers and donating our time to various causes like Habitat for Humanity and Peace House, developing open space and our trail system and making sure Park City continues to be a community where people want to live and people want to visit as well."
Like Cahill, Calder is also an alum of the Park City School District. He then went to the University of Oregon where he studied marketing before moving back to Park City to work with his father.
"I love it here and I plan to spend the rest of my life in Park City," he said. "I don’t know if it was a plan set in stone to work with my dad, but it was always something that was in the back of my mind, I suppose."
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An 18-year Park City real estate veteran, He has worked for the same company for all but one of them. Brown said Seltenrich brings a wealth of experience.
He is currently serving on the statistics committee for the board.
"We look at the stats from month to month and quarter to quarter and report those to the public to see what trends there are and that sort of thing," he said. "But, during my time, I’d like to improve on the information we can get to the public and foster a good relationship with the community and other board members."
Seltenrich has had a focus on primary and secondary homes in Park City, be they houses, condos or lots. He has been asked to run for election before, but turned down the nomination so he could spend more time with his two sons.
Originally from San Diego, he moved here from Lake Tahoe area.
"I started skiing in the Lake Tahoe area and I wanted to take a winter off and ski. I was one of those that came for the winter and stayed for the summer and just never left. I love Park City and I love the lifestyle here. I’m an avid mountain biker and avid skier. It’s just a great community."
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