Hailing from a navy family that lived in 6 different states across the US, much of the time spent in Jacksonville, Florida, Scott Robbins knows the stress and complexity involved in the sale and purchase of a home. An associate broker for Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, he serves the greater Salt Lake Valley, including Park City, Deer Valley, Snowbird/Alta, and Sundance. Scott also serves as a Director for the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, and will take the role as the board’s President in 2019.
After graduating from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky with a double major in Government and History, he headed west to work in the hospitality industry at world-class resorts like Sun Valley Lodge, Sundance Ski Resort and Solitude Ski Resort. It was during this phase that he developed the necessary skills for exceeding his customers’ expectations, whether they were long-standing luxury resort clients or one-time visitors. After ten years in the industry Scott decided he needed a change, and became a full-time real estate agent for Coldwell Banker. The skills and experience he has acquired over the years has served him well. Scott went on to become the top 10 CB agent in Utah and was ranked in the top 2% nationally. He continues to experience tremendous success in his work as a realtor, consistently selling well over forty properties a year.
Scott works hard to be a strong advocate for his clients, finding solutions to any problems that may arise during the negotiation process. A Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), he loves the art of the close and never leaves money on the table. Scott also prides himself on having a good reputation among his peers.
Residing in Salt Lake City, Scott is married with four very active and amazing children. When he’s not closing a real estate deal, you can find him trekking around the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, enjoying all of the year-round activities there is to offer.
Scott came highly recommended to us by a very close friend, and we couldn't have been happier with his expertise in and guidance through the home-buying process. He listened to our desires and showed us every home we wanted to see (even the crazy homes) and those that he had picked for us. We ended up with our dream home that, although not right for everyone, is perfect for us and our style. And not only that, Scott was able to (and continues to) recommend to us trustworthy and reliable contractors, architects, handymen, structural engineers, you name it. Scott knows everything there is to know about homes in the Salt Lake area, and is well-connected and respected in the industry. His reputation, rapport with the seller's agent and negotiation skills landed us our home, which likely would not have happened otherwise given the rather difficult sellers. I would use Scott again in a heartbeat and have already recommended him to friends who have likewise had a great experience with Scott. I can't say enough about the guy. He is a fantastic real estate agent
Scott was the best from start to finish. He listened to understand what we were looking for and guided us to a great home purchase. He went above and beyond by helping us get started as new landlords and get connected to great folks to help with some repairs and such. My husband have been involved in several recent home sales and purchases and Scott stands out as a talented professional. Highly recommend
Being new to the Salt Lake Area we were very lucky to have Scott as our realtor. Through every step of the process, Scott made himself available to answer any questions and always kept us informed on all of the important details. We were very impressed with his high level of customer service and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Everyone knows a good realtor, but I'm not sure if everyone can point to specific examples where that realtor saved them time, money or unnecessary stress. Throughout this process, on multiple occasions, Scott earned his commission in very tangible ways. For example:
- Understanding that the home we ultimately purchased was underpriced, and would sell quickly. He advised us to write an offer ASAP, and to write it for more than the asking price. This seemed crazy, but after losing out on another home (by not following his advice), we listened and wrote an offer for $8k over asking. By the next morning, the home had three additional full price offers, and by being in at slightly over asking, we were able to get the home under contract and avoid a "everyone make your final and best offer" situation that could have seen the home ultimately priced $20k-$30k over what we got it for. The home easily appraised at the higher price, and his quick thinking saved us money.
Scott also has a wide network of local experts in the inspection, appraisal and contracting fields who were able to assist us in very important ways. He connected us with an inspector with specific expertise that allowed us to identify a potential DISASTER in a home we had under contract prior to the home we ultimately purchased. His connections, and understanding of potential pitfalls, allowed us to avoid a situation that would have proven to be very costly.
Lastly, I would say that the greater Salt Lake City real estate market has turned into a tricky place to find a home. Inventory is tight, a lot of the stock is aging, the number of bad remodels is astounding, and decisions have to be made quickly to avoid missing out. All of these things require you to hire someone who knows the market, understands human nature when it comes to buying/selling a home, and who has a network of experts who can help protect you.
You should be buying more than someone who pushes paper when choosing a realtor. If their clients can't point to specific ways they helped save money, or make money, find someone else. Scott is this guy
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