Testimonials – Find out what our clients have to say about us.
We just bought our first property – a piece of land – and we cannot recommend Lynette (Neesen) highly enough. She was clear, specific, and personable helping us navigate negotiations and paperwork for the first time. She was very available, both in person and remotely. She not only explained various processes to us, but we felt she truly advocated on our behalf when issues arose. For instance, she put us in touch with the seller and with various town entities as we figured out how to deal with an old legal document that was discovered that claimed a right of way through our land. We’re so grateful we had Lynette on our team.
Julie (Kersting) has managed the sale of several of my properties in the past year. Each of them were unique and quite complicated. She put in far more time and personal energy into these sales than I could have expected from any real estate professional. In one case, she gave the encouragement to keep a complex sale alive when I thought it could no longer happen. In another, she had a buyer lined up before I even had the property ready for a listing. As important as all that is, I give her even higher marks for her caring demeanor and complete integrity. You always know that she cares about both buyer and seller and that nothing will be done that is not managed with absolute integrity.
David (Trenkle) was great. He helped us find a great home/property and then went out of his way to make the transaction happen. He went above and beyond in helping find contractors to help us in doing some of the things we needed to do following the purchase. We would recommend David to anyone looking for real estate in the Buena Vista area.
Mike & Sue
We have dreamed of moving to Buena Vista since the first time we visited the area. One day I decided to call First Colorado Land Office and thank the stars Cathy Harbick answered the phone. We had a limited budget so we assumed we would end up in a lower end home, that was not the case. Cathy worked tooth and nail to make sure we got a home that we could afford and would keep increasing in value. We could not be happier. My wife got her dream home, I got the land I wanted, and my kids now have an amazing backyard, all within a quick drive to town. I can honestly say, without Cathy, this would not have been possible. Because of her our dream is now a reality. Cathy is a terrific realtor and an even better person.
We recently bought a home in Mesa Antero and used Jeanine Zeman as our realtor. A friend referred us.
I can’t say enough about Jeanine. She immediately made us feel comfortable and she was so patient. We live in Iowa but have been visiting the Salida area regularly for almost 15 years. Our initial plan last November was to simply purchase a small tract of land and eventually build on it. On our first tour of the county with Jeanine she listened carefully to our tastes and dislikes. We were pretty close to a house she had listed in Mesa Antero and asked if we wanted to swing by for a look.
That was all it took for us to fall in love with the home. She still took us to look at comparable properties and she did a great job communicating with us via email, phone and texts. We have never purchased a home from out of state and were a bit nervous about the prospect (the distance was daunting), but Jeanine is an amazing person and a terrific realtor. She is a wealth of knowledge and I really appreciate her attention to detail. We love the house and miss talking to her since the deal is done!
It was pure pleasure working with Jeanine and I would not hesitate to refer friends to her, as well.
Todd Simpson and Christopher Soldat
This is a recommendation for Nancy Hollen, who recently managed the sale of my mountain house in Howard, CO. I found her very knowledgeable on important issues that typically arise with remote and mountain properties, and also particularly well connected with officials of every stripe in the general area. In addition to providing a lot of good advice, she has a very positive and engaging attitude that is a pleasure to work with, and that helps to bring in a sale.
Martin represented us as a buyer on the purchase of a property in Salida, CO. We live in Texas and buying the property remotely we were extremely fortunate to have such a great agent like Martin guiding us through the process. Martin is not only an expert on everything about Chaffee County but we were overly impressed with his diligence throughout then entire process. Every step of the way we knew Martin had our best interest as his primary focus. He stayed on top of us, the sellers agent, the bank, the HOA and all of the key dates throughout the buying process ensuring every went smoothly. He even went out of his way to inspect the property before closing, sending us photos, tracking down contacts for local services, and meeting us a on a holiday weekend to show properties. Martin is extremely nice and was very easy to communicate with – always available by text, call or email. This buying process had a number of unique challenges and I don’t think we would of made it through to closing without Martin. We highly recommend for any real estate needs!”
Jeff Post is an exceptional realtor. I liked him from the minute he visited my “beloved” mountain home I’d decided to sell. The brochure work was completely professional as was Jeff in handling all the details for my sale, which occurred very soon after the listing.
Purchase of the townhouse as far as Jeff was concerned went beyond the call because of some problems with the property. Jeff listened to my concerns and handled a number of the solutions. He is a wealth of knowledge when it came to good people sent my way.
I must add that I needed my hand held in selling my lovely mountain home. Jeff and his staff were with me all the way.
I will forever be grateful for their kindness to me and their professionalism in the two transactions.
I have known Bob Burkart for 25 years so when I decided to sell my house I knew I would list it with him. Bob was not only very professional with the sale but prepared me for everything I would need to do ahead of time. Bob is very knowledgeable and he walked me through everything from beginning to end. I would highly recommend Bob to anyone wanting to list their property for sale.
Dixie Dodgen – Salida
“We moved to this area to pursue and fulfill a dream. Amberlyn took the time to hear our story and embrace our dream with us. Amberlyn worked diligently to find us a home in a range we could afford (not an easy task here). After several months of looking, Amberlyn found us a house that was perfect for our needs and did the extra work it took to make our offer the one to accept. Because of her hard work and invested interest in makin our dreams become a reality, we now live in a home that was once only a fantasy. Because of Amberlyn, we are TRULY “living the dream.” Give this dedicated and amazingly caring woman a call; let her help you make your dreams come true!”
Jon was wonderful to work with. He was straight forward, efficient and knowledgeable. We are looking to relocate across country and had lots and lots of questions and ideas of what we might be looking for. Jon was patient and cooperative and made us feel no matter what our purchase was we were worth his time. Highly recommended!!!
“Best and most honest realtor in Salida is Dennis Ridley at First Colorado Land Office. He worked so hard for me and I could not be more pleased. And he is genuinely nice, no act.”
Betty from Salida
I have worked with Jon many times within the last couple of years and he has helped me close on 2 properties in the Buena Vista/Salida area. He is professional, thorough, expedient, and has vast knowledge on all fronts. He is exactly what I look for in a competent sales agent. I am looking forward to working with Jon again in the near future.
You can’t ask for a more thorough introduction to the Arkansas River Valley than by working with long time resident, Nancy Hollen. She met each obstacle in our home purchase with an unflappable calm, offering creative solutions and unwavering optimism. Her extensive knowledge of local resources made our transition to mountain living even easier. Nancy offers a totally professional real estate experience – exactly what’s needed when making your largest purchase!
Bobbie & Art – Buena Vista, CO
We are from Florida. We want to eventually move to Colorado with clean air and plenty of room. Dennis drove us all over the San Luis Valley in a Spring snowstorm. The piece of land we wanted Dennis said just went under contract. Two days of driving around and trying to decide on which property we would buy, Dennis called and said the property we originally wanted was out of contract. We immediately went to his office and signed everything. 10 days later, we closed. This never would have happened if Dennis wasn’t looking out for us.
Corey Zarem, Sarasota, Fla
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