David Dorius on a golf course
is not the typical inter-mountain city for selling real estate.
As such, it requires more than a typical real estate agent.
is exactly that kind of agent.
"In real estate, you have to be able to meet people and be- come genuinely interested in their business and them as well- not make a facade just to get a sale," begins David
, explaining his
"That's particularly important in Park City
because most of the people here have come to relax, not to be pressured into buying real estate.
"I was at a meeting in Salt Lake.
I had an appointment back in Park City
and didn't have time to change out of my suit and tie.
While driving my clients around, one of them asked, 'Would you mind taking your tie off?
I'm supposed to be on vacation!"' David
continues jokingly, "It's different here than in Salt Lake.
In Park City
, if you see a guy with a tie on you ask, 'Oh, you must have a meeting in Sale Lake today?' Ninety percent of the time, that's the case.
Having worked 16 years in Park City
for Jess Reid Real Estate
is intimately familiar with the territory.
More often than not, David
David Dorius and his family
When David started at Jess Reid Real Estate, he had zero financial resources.
didn't even own a car.
For transportation, David
used the free Park City bus system.
"During winter season, those buses are full of skiers, and there I was in business clothes and a briefcase.
People would ask him what he
Hiding a smile, David
would explain he
was in real estate.
With humility and affection, David
attributes "an enormous amount of my success to my best friend and wife, Allison.
an integral part of my real estate career.
got great business sense and excellent organizational skills.
Allison has had a lead role with the Salt Lake City Junior League organization
for nearly seven years."Some of her
skills have fortunately rubbed off on me," David
and Allison have two children, Brittany (10) andNicholas (7), with whom he
enjoys skiing and outdoor activities.
David's sport of passion is golf.
He is a charter member of the Park Meadows Country Club.
This has helped not only his
game, but his
career as well.
Since 1994, David has marketed and sold new projects in Deer Valley and was the listing agent for three of Deer Valley's newest and most successful luxury condominium projects, Deer Lake Village (51 Units), The Lodges at Deer Valley (125 Units), and The Chateaux at Silver Lake (78 Units).
In all, that's about $60 million in retail sales over the past six years just with these developers and just over $100 million since 1989.
"Just think, it all started with my turning around at the golf course."
As a result of the project's success, the situation evolved into a corporately structured type business.
"I was managing 16 agents, working with attorneys, accountants, architects and project managers.
I was very fortunate to work with these developers and their projects, but things evolved beyond the scope of my personal goals as a REALTOR ®." David
has returned to working with individual buyers and sellers, but with a huge referral base and wealth of knowledge he
didn't have 10 years ago.
Removing himself from the corporate structure freed him from many undesired burdens.
"I've got more quality time for my family and friends, and yet I'm achieving all of my new goals, both personal and business.
It feels great!"
David Dorius in his office
David's new marketing plan now focuses primarily on the Deer Valley market.
"It's smart business to take advantage of my success in Deer Valley.
To benefit his
career even more, David
is taking advantage of Internet resources.
"More and more, we find that the high-end customer profiles use the Internet to acquaint themselves with what and whom our market has to offer.
I want to be the who when they call for the what.
has developed a sleek, professional Web site (www.ddresortproperties.com) for high-end buying and selling.
Jess Reid Real Estate
is thrilled to see David
receive this type of recognition.
"He has been a great contributor over the years, not only to our company, but to the Park City community and the local board of REALTORS ®. Not only is David a top producer, but his team spirit and positive attitude make him the type of agent that any broker would want to have in his office," says Reid.
was the Park City Board of REALTORS
®' 1996 Salesperson of the Year and the Jess Reid Real Estate
Salesperson of the Year four out of the last five years.
He's a life time member of the Park City Board of REALTORS ®' Professional Achievement Masters Club, National Association of REALTORS ® and served for four years on the Utah Association of REALTORS ®' Regional Professional Standards and Grievance Committee.
holds an associate broker's license, a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation and a Graduate REALTORS ® Institute (GRI) Designation.
Community service is important to him as well.
He has coached Park City Little League baseball and served on the Park City Recycle Utah board of directors, a non-profit organization.
He's also an active member of the Alumni Chapter for the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at the University of Utah.
redefined business strategy now in place, he
plans to utilize more time with volunteer work.
One thing for sure though, he
doesn't plan to wear a tie.