Aspen and RE/MAX Realty Today real estate offices to merge |

Aspen and RE/MAX Realty Today real estate offices to merge

Aspen Realty and RE/MAX Realty Today announced that they will merge companies this month. The two locally owned firms represent one of Lake Tahoe’s longest established Real Estate companies and an affiliation with one of the largest real estate networks in the world.

Aspen Realty was originally founded in 1973 by David Kurtzman, Alberta Crook and LJ Logan. Today, only Kurtzman remains as Aspen’s Owner/Broker. RE/MAX Realty Today was opened in 2004 and is owned by business partners Jesse Chamberlain and Mark Heckert.

Kurtzman, Chamberlain and Heckert will be partners in the newly merged company which will be called RE/MAX Realty Today and located in the former Aspen Realty building located at 2568 Lake Tahoe Blvd in South Lake Tahoe, CA . A second office is located at 237 Tramway in the upper Kingsbury Summit Village area of Stateline, Nevada. Daily management of the company will shift to Chamberlain and Heckert.

“It has been a great 35 year experience and I look forward to the opportunities created by the merger,” stated Kurtzman.

Nationally, RE/MAX International was recently ranked the nation’s number one real estate franchise and the number ten franchise overall according to Entrepreneur Magazine. RE/MAX has held the honor of the top real estate franchise for eight of the past ten years. Currently, there are approximately 120,000 RE/MAX agents and more than 7000 offices worldwide in 65 countries.

Locally, the new RE/MAX Realty Today will have approximately 30 experienced agents in California and Nevada. With millions of visitors and thousands of leads generated, is the second most visited real estate website on the internet ( is first).

Agents will benefit from the strength of the RE/MAX internet presence which will offer an opportunity for more referrals and is viewed as a clear edge in the increasingly competitive real estate market.

In addition, RE/MAX University is one of the industry’s most sophisticated educational resources, offering courses via the Internet, broadcasts into the homes and offices via satellite television and an extensive online multimedia library. Sales associates have the opportunity to receive advanced designations and specialized real estate training without leaving the office or home.

Community involvement is highly valued at all levels of the RE/MAX organization and has been a part of the Aspen Realty culture from the beginning. On a local level, members of each company have been affiliated with many organizations and volunteer opportunities including the Association of Realtors, Chamber of Commerce, School and College Boards, various service clubs, youth sports and other activities. Nationally RE/MAX is a co-sponsor of the Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program and is the official Real Estate sponsor of the Children’s Miracle Network.

“We’re very excited,” said Chamberlain, “Aspen has 35 years of experience in the local market and it will be a very positive influence to us as a team.”

Currently, both offices are preparing for the consolidation with the merger expected to be complete this week.

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