July 2019 Update from Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

Welcome to July.

Real Estate, Events and Lifestyle Update from Summit Sotheby’s International Realty


We are excited to announce the release of our 21st edition of Collections Magazine. Featuring the homes, estates and lifestyles of Utah, this edition of Collections Magazine displays perspectives of our state from above. With 115,000 copies being distributed across the state through our strategic partnerships, racks and events, Collections Magazine, provides our clients and their properties Utah’s most comprehensive level of exposure.



Take a look behind the scenes at the making of Collections Magazine with our Summer 2019 Launch Film.


Collections Magazine Letter from Thomas Wright, President and Principal Broker of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty:

“Welcome to Summertime in Utah. The mountains are vibrant with wildflowers, the rivers are carving through the valleys and locals and visitors alike are enjoying our state’s one-of-a-kind lifestyle. All too often we hear “I came for the winter and stayed because of the summer” from our newest residents as they experience their very first summer in Utah.

Summer is a time for celebration, togetherness and a sharing of our company culture here at Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. It is a time where we work hard, play hard and share a lot of who we are with our communities. There’s just something special around Summit Sotheby’s International Realty in the summertime, a renewal of sorts, an energy that runs through each sales associate and employee, that in turn, we share with each of our clients.

Since the last edition of Collections Magazine, our company has hit and surpassed some milestones that have made me proud and continued to fuel my fire. For starters, our agent-run 501(c)(3), “Summit Sotheby’s Cares” has closed in on nearly one-million dollars in donations for local non-profits – a feat that not just humbles me, but inspires me to continue our commitment to our communities and embody the change we want to see in the world. Next, we’ve grown and opened two new offices, one in the Heber Valley and one in Draper. These new locations aren’t just locations for us, they are environments in which we can share who we are, what we are all about and redefine the real estate experience for those who call the Heber Valley and South Salt Lake Valley home. Lastly, I’ve had the honor and privilege of watching our sales associates meet and exceed their professional and personal goals.

Witnessing this team of professionals represent their clients with an exceptional level of service across all price points while breaking records and being industry leaders excites me for the future of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty.

In closing, I invite you to enjoy the pages of our newest edition of Collections Magazine. I, along with all of the staff, management and sales associates of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty wish you the best of summers – may it be one you look back upon fondly for years to come.”

To view the digital copy of Collections Magazine, please click here. If you’d like a complimentary print copy of Collections Magazine, please call 435.649.1884.


Vetted and approved by the Sotheby’s Auction House, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty locations across Utah are more than just an office – they are settings in which innovation and collaboration meet. We are honored to announce the grand opening of our Heber Valley office, our 13th office in Utah. Now open at 362 N Main Street in Heber City, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty will be able to provide the area’s top real estate professionals and their clients an unprecedented level of service touching award-winning marketing, full-service operations, transaction and legal departments.

“We’ve been planning and anticipating this grand opening over the past twelve months,” said Thomas Wright, President and Principal Broker of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. “With the explosive growth of both Wasatch and Summit Counties along with the progress of the Jordanelle Parkway, we felt it was really important to expand our footprint and open a Heber Valley office. Heber, Midway and the surrounding areas offer limitless adventure, unparalleled views and convenience. We couldn’t be more honored and excited to open our doors here so that we can provide a level of service to the people in this area in a way they’ve never seen.”

“As a Heber Valley resident, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be celebrating this grand opening,” said Bridgette Osguthorpe, Executive Vice President and Heber Branch Broker of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. “I feel a lot of pride in introducing this area to our team, company culture, marketing and our results. We’re redefining the real estate experience, offering our clients in all areas and at all price-points, a true full-service, luxury experience.”

Summit Sotheby’s International Realty’s Heber Valley office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:30pm and is conveniently located at 362 N Main Street in the heart of Heber City.


The 4th of July is just days away, so we figured it appropriate to share our top local picks on where to celebrate. With over 200 agents across 13 offices throughout Utah, we polled the team and have a round-up of where you can enjoy a parade, compete in cornhole and watch the fireworks no matter where you may be on the 4th.

Park City

If there’s one thing that Park City is known for in the summer, its their 4th of July celebrations. Kick the day off with a pancake breakfast at City Park, followed by a 5k fun run. With over 70 floats, the Park City 4th of July Parade is something not to be missed and starts promptly at 11am. Locals set up chairs the night before, so be sure to arrive early to claim your perfect view spot. Rugby is the call for the entire afternoon in City Park while live music, picnics and celebration occur from Main Street to Park Avenue. Park City Mountain Resort lights up the mountain sky at dusk with a firework show for the whole family.

St. George

Food booths, a carnival, slip-n-slides, parade and more await from 6:30am (for you early risers) to 11pm in the St. George Town Square Park. This family-friendly block party event is taking place at 50 South Main Street. If country music is part of your perfect 4th of July festivities Michael Ray will be live in concert at Trailblazer Stadium at Dixie State University with fireworks following.

Salt Lake Valley

July 4th will be a busy day throughout the Salt Lake Valley with events happening from Logan to Payson. Kick off the day enjoying Utah’s last ski day at Snowbird with lifts running from 8am-12noon and an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast at the plaza. The Gateway will host a full evening of events including live music, magicians and fireworks. This event starts at 4pm with fireworks scheduled to begin at 10pm. For those in search of fireworks, Jordan Park hosts a fireworks display that starts at 10pm. Several events are planned throughout Utah County including Keith Urban at BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium. Thanksgiving Point will host their own independence day celebration with festivities starting at 4pm.


Utah’s summer events are just getting started. Concerts, fun runs, rodeos, and annual celebrations are all on upcoming event calendars. To help you plan your summer, we’ve rounded up the best cheat sheets on the internet on where to find events in your area happening this summer.

Salt Lake Event Calendar

Park City Event Calendar

Concert Calendar in Park City

St. George Community Calendar

Southern Utah Event Calendar


Originally covered by Reuters – A one-time NASA intern who bought a truckload of videotapes to resell them may end up a millionaire next month when Sotheby’s auctions what it says is the only surviving original recording of man’s first steps on the moon 50 years ago. In the years after the July 20, 1969 moon landing during the Apollo 11 mission, NASA was recording over its tapes or selling them to cut costs, said Gary George, who was a college student when he bought more than 1,100 reels of NASA videotape for about $218 at a government surplus auction in 1976.

“I had no idea there was anything of value on them,” said George, a 65-year-old retired mechanical engineer from Las Vegas, told Reuters in a telephone interview. “I was selling them to TV stations just to record over.”

But three of the tapes turned out to be invaluable. One of them captures the images of the first steps on the moon by astronaut Neil Armstrong, along with his famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

The recordings also show astronaut Buzz Aldrin bounding around in minimal lunar gravity, as well as their call with then U.S. President Richard Nixon, the men planting the American flag on the lunar surface, collecting soil and rock samples and much more, said Sotheby’s spokeswoman Hallie Freer.

The tapes are expected to sell for as much as $2 million when they hit the New York auction block on July 20, Freer said. She declined to disclose the exact financial terms between Sotheby’s and the seller.

Collectors pay huge sums for space exploration artefacts. Sotheby’s in 2017 sold a zippered bag stamped with the words “Lunar Sample Return” laced with moon dust which was used by Armstrong on that 1969 mission, for $1.8 million.

For more on this piece of American History, Visit the Original Article.


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