Born and raised in Bellevue, Washington, Kelsey Bates has considered the Sun Valley area her second home for as far back as she can remember. From family vacations when she was just a child, to weekend getaways from Boise while she was in college, every chance she got to slip away to the beautiful Wood River Valley, she jumped on it. Therefore, when the chance to move full time arose in 2013, she couldn’t turn it down.
Kelsey’s background comes in the form of digital marketing. From management of paid search advertising to content generation and search engine optimization, Kelsey is our go to for getting listings seen online. With so much of the real estate world being digital these days, these skills are only going to become more and more important. Through her ability to target specific audiences online, she can reach prospective buyers that would otherwise be unreachable through traditional means.
When Kelsey isn’t helping her clients with the online presence for their property, you will most likely find her on the famous Sun Valley outdoor skating rink. At the age of 6 during a family vacation to Sun Valley, a fun hobby turned into a life long passion as she continued into competitive figure skating for most of her youth. The competitive skating world has come and gone, but skating remains a huge part of her life. In fact, her husband was even smart enough to propose in the middle of the ice rink because who can say no to that!
In addition to figure skating year round, Kelsey loves to ski in the winter and hike with her husband and two pups during the warmer months.
Kelsey’s favorite area in the valley is Elkhorn. Throughout her childhood, Elkhorn was always the family’s go to spot and therefore holds a special place in her memories. While the buildings and layout may have changed a lot since those days, Elkhorn remains a small sanctuary from downtown while still having easy access via car, bus, bike or feet! Plus, the expansive views are to die for!
If you are looking to list your home in the Sun Valley area and want to focus on your online presence, Kelsey is the sun valley real estate agent for you. Give our office a call and we can connect you with Kelsey, or you can visit her team website.