About Bob Noble
—I don’t often dress up in the coat and tie. (See photo on the Home Page.) The coat and tie don’t quite fit for a mountain hike, fishing in a stream, or skiing down the hill. Meanwhile, I moved to Summit County in October of 1993. Back in those days, October was a pretty laid back month. Ski season didn’t open on Halloween back then, and I was having a hard time finding a job, until I signed on as a snowmaker at Keystone. I think I was the oldest snowmaker that Keystone ever hired. Snowmaking is interesting, exciting and just a bit dangerous at times. The lines running the compressed air to the snow guns run at 1000 psi. You’re talking a twelve hour shift out in the cold connecting lines running at 1000 psi. I also worked in the ski rental shops for Keystone and eventually got on with ski school. This was in the days before snowboarding, and also before the development of the Village at River Run. I had a good friend I met in the rental shop, and he was in real estate. One thing lead to another and in 1995 I took a home video course to get my real estate license—we’re talking video tapes here, one hour long, a man standing in front of a camera teaching me everything I needed to know about real estate. The video course worked. I took the exam and passed with a very high mark. The trick was to study past exams. So to make a long story short, I have been in Summit County real estate for twenty years. To be honest, it took me a while to get comfortable in this industry. There’s a lot to learn and know, and in this market it is not unusual to see half a million dollars or more tied up in a contract and on the table at closing. But I’ve grown to enjoy and love this vocation. Real estate is not my hobby or part time job. It is my vocation, and by that I mean, it is the job of my own choosing. The job I enjoy and love. I enjoy getting up in the mornings and going to work, and if I get up in the morning, go to the office and send you an email report, at the bottom of that report, you will read, “Report prepared by James Robert Noble”.
No! My name is not “Jimmy Bob”, and I don’t think I have ever been called “James”, except by people who don’t know me. Here’s what happened. My dad’s name was “James”—so since he was “James and Jim,” I got tagged “Bobby” and that’s alright by me. “Bob” is an easy name to remember. A few years ago, the town of Avon had a big contest to name the bridge over the Colorado River. They named the Bridge “Bob”. I always thought that Bob was a good name for a bridge. But meanwhile, if you see “James Robert” at the bottom of a report or on an official document, it’s OK. Just call me “Bob”.
When I got into the business, that is being a licensed real estate person in the state of Colorado, we were called "Salespersons". Today, some twenty plus years later, we are called "Brokers or Agents". Much has changed. But in a very simple sense, we, the Real Estate people, don't "sell". A Buyer may decide to Buy. Hopefully, the Seller decides to sell--it is the Seller who sells. The real estate person, as a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Colorado, facilitates or brokers the sale. So I think when it comes to real state and my job as a real estate broker, my first responsibility is to get you the information and hard data you need. If you are interested in mountain real estate, then first of all, it's not about property and price. It's about information and hard data. I could say much more on this subject--but that's not what it's about either. What I need and want to do is to listen. So again, if or when you are interested in mountain real estate, I hope you will talk to me, ask me questions, tell me what you need, and that conversation can begin in and by email. See the "Contact Bob" button.
I appreciate the opportunity to work with you and for you. This is how I most often sign off on my emails and other messages. I appreciate you looking at my website and this page. I do hope that I have the opportunity to talk with you, meet you and work with you some day, because:
I appreciate the opportunity to work with you and for you.
Bob—James Robert Noble, Broker Associate
O’Brien & Associates, Inc. Real Estate
Dillon, Colorado 80435