Red Lady Realty – Crested Butte’s Oldest Real Estate Company
AS CRESTED BUTTE’S OLDEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY, YOU CAN TRUST THAT WE’LL BE HERE FOR THE LONG HAUL!
The Red Lady Realty Team will always be here for you. We’re an independent local business with deep roots in the community. Whether you’re buying or selling, we have the experience, local knowledge, and passion to make your transaction successful.
Red Lady Realty continues to bring more buyers to a transaction than any other real estate office.
The Red Lady Realty brokers understand Crested Butte real estate and are grounded in the time-honored western tradition of straight talk with no B.S. or pie-in-the-sky promises.
With over 160 years of combined experience in Crested Butte real estate, we know the quirks and nuances of the local market. We use that experience and local knowledge to help you solve the real estate puzzle and come out a winner.
THE RED LADY STORY
Red Lady (the mountain) gets its name from a bowl on Mt. Emmons which faces the town from the West. Holding snow into the early summer, Red Lady is a local’s favorite for lake skiing> How it got its name reaches back in local lore.
The common story around town is that the many red lights from the red light district used to cast a hue on Mt. Emmons at night – hence the name. But, given the available wattage of the turn of the century light bulbs, we thought a little more research was called for.
75-year-old “Whitey” Sporcich says he doesn’t know. “We always just called it that. Maybe because it used to have a burn down the upper left section that was kind of red colored.” A short conversation with town patriarch Tony Mihelich may have solved the mystery. “Sometimes when the sun set just right in the summer, it looked just like a picture of a red lady up there.” At 93 years of age, when Tony gave us this story, it didn’t make much sense to question to him. His version works just fine for us.