- 3 Time Realtor of the Year
James F. "Jim" Lucarelli
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- 29 Years in Telluride
Jim Lucarelli has over 29 years of experience in the Telluride real estate market. For the last 18 years he has owned and operated Real Estate Affiliates of Telluride, one of the region’s top boutique real estate offices, with his wife Virginia. This spring Jim was presented with a unique opportunity to join Compass, the most forward leaning and fastest growing brokerage in history. This new association gives him access to some of the finest technology, marketing and management professionals in the U.S. and he is very excited about the opportunities this new venture provides for him and for his clients.
Jim is the President-Elect for the Telluride Association of Realtors and is the only agent in the market to be their Realtor of the Year three times. Jim is fluent in all aspects of Telluride real estate and prides himself on a vast array of market knowledge you can’t find online. He particularly enjoys working with area ranch properties.
In 2018 and 2019 Jim sold more condos in the Town of Telluride than any other single agent and in 2016 Jim was involved in more single-family home sales in the Town of Telluride than any other individual agent. Also in 2019 Jim represented the Buyer of the second largest ranch sold in San Miguel County for the year. With a demonstrated expertise in high-end listings and sales, Jim has always been a top producer who can work with any type of Buyer or property.
In addition to his work as a broker in the Telluride region, Jim has also been involved in construction management and project development, building single-family residences and overseeing the creation of small neighborhoods in Mountain Village and Telluride. In the fall of 2004 his exceptional work in the Telluride region was nationally recognized when he was one of a select group of luxury home agents asked to speak at The Luxury Conclave (TLC), an invitation-only educational and networking event for successful agents from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Great Britain.
Jim takes pride in providing personalized service backed by extensive expertise and is an active member of both the Telluride Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and Colorado Real Estate Network (CREN) and the Telluride Association of Realtors, allowing him to access and introduce clients to any and all of the properties listed in the region or across the western slope.
Jim moved to Telluride in 1990 after a seven-year career on Wall Street. A former Associate Vice President with Citibank and member of the New York Commodities Exchange who traded in gold futures, Jim has a strong investment-oriented background, having worked in both commodities and finance.
Jim is currently the President-Elect for the Telluride Association of Realtors and on the board of the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club and the Telluride Fire Protection District. He is the former President of One to One (Telluride's version of Big Brothers/Big Sisters) and served on the Telluride Association of Realtors Board of directors for 18 years before stepping aside in 2016. He has also served on boards for the West Meadows, the Telluride Pilots Association, Deep Creek Ranches HOA, the Nature Conservancy's local branch and as a member of Telluride's Planning and Zoning Committee. He is also a retired member of the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department, having held the titles of Lieutenant and Captain prior to retiring after 20 years of service.
A native of Rumson, New Jersey, Jim attended Roanoke College in Virginia. He now lives on Deep Creek Ranch with his wife, Virginia, and two daughters. When he's not busy selling real estate he can often be found flying, fishing, hiking, riding his horses, hunting or skiing.