"What Mike’s Clients Say"

  • After having had no success in selling our Mountain Village property for some time, we were referred to Mike from a prior real estate client who spoke highly of him based on their real estate transaction.  Our property had already been listed with two (2) other Realtors, so we weren’t convinced the outcome with this Realtor would be any different.  Fortunately, after consulting with Mike and seeing how professional and insightful he was about selling our property, we engaged his firm to continue the pursuit of our goal.  Not long after implementing Mike’s recommendations, we had multiple offers to consider and eventually accomplished our goal of selling the property.  Just like the prior client that referred him to us, we too highly recommend Mike to assist you in your real estate needs.

    ~Donnie Coats, 115 Lawson Point | January 2015

  • Shimmy has been a spectacular Realtor and friend to us in our search for a home in Telluride!  We brag to our friends and family that we found the best Realtor possible: he looked out for our best interest through the entire process.  He provided insight about specific locations, market timing, and by helping us find the best fit for mortgage and insurance brokers.  Shimmy handed us all the information we needed to make an informed and seamless transition into the Telluride market.

    We are so happy with our new home that Shimmy located for us.  After working with my fiancé and me, he knew what qualities and amenities were important to us, but never pressured or pushed us in any direction.  We consider Shimmy a friend and would recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Telluride area.

    Thank you, Shimmy, for a warm and genuine experience!

    ~Gaea Bailey and Kyle Seiling, Outlaws 3A || December 2015

  • I have had the pleasure of knowing Mike for over 15 years. He has always been very consistent with his knowledge of the Telluride region, I should have listened to him when we first meet – left a lot of money on the table. His suggestions have always been spot on, he is a real professional, extremely patient. I took 4 years to make my first purchase. Mike is a very good listener and always very detailed. He knows the area like the back of his hand. It is a true pleasure to work with him, not like most Realtors. I highly recommend Mike, he is great and you will be extremely happy with the service you receive from him.

    ~Ed & Rosie Welz, Terraces 201 || December 2015

  • I would like to thank you for providing what could be described as one of the most perfect experiences for Karen and myself.

    We arrived in Telluride with the intention of researching the real estate market with the long term prospect of purchasing a house.  From the very beginning you listened to both my wife and myself, identified what was important to us, then proceeded to more than exceed our expectations.   This was done by showing not only what we thought  we would be interested in, but by going far beyond.  Not only did you intelligently show and explain all different options, but opened us up to possibilities we had never conceived.

    Through the properties shown, meetings with local residents, architects and builders you organized, we were able within a 36 hour period finalize  our Telluride aspirations and dreams.  Then, after having made our choice, the attention to detail you represented through the purchasing and closing phase, made the whole process an incredibly enjoyable experience.

    To conclude, you are without a doubt the best Shimmy.

    Brian & Karen Nevins, Cat Spring, TX || November 2015

  • I highly recommend Mike Shimkonis as Realtor when either buying or selling property.  He listed and sold my condo in very short time and the price was on target for its appraisal; settlement was quick and the easiest I have had for all the settlements I have had.  He had done all his homework when we met so I was well aware of value.  Mike was sensitive, caring and constantly in contact throughout the process. I knew him from the time I arrived in Telluride and lucky to find him to be just what I expected; considerate,  a friend at all times.  You will make the right decision when you select him, all the time.  I pass to my friends use Mike for your real estate needs.

    ~Robert Rogers, Outlaws 3A, Telluride, Colorado || November 2015

  • Mike is a superb real estate professional and a really good person. We listed our Telluride Ski Ranches home with Mike and just closed the sale. Every step of the way, Mike provided excellent advice, great marketing and prompt information about showings and feedback from potential buyers and other brokers. He also was a steady hand during the negotiations that led to the sale. Mike knows the Telluride market and the real estate business. Mike was truly a pleasure to work with.

    ~John Iurino & Joni Wallace, Telluride, Colorado || May 2015

  • We discovered Telluride in 2006 and returned annually for family ski trips following our first visit to theiconic box canyon. We decided this destination was special and we needed to make a second homehere a reality. Our search began on line where we discovered Mike “Shimmy” Shimkonis, the selling agent, several years ago. The response to my random request on line was impressive and his knowledge of the region and market was impressive. It was obvious that Mike knew the market and had a passion for the region greater than our own. He worked diligently with us onsite and remotely over a few years and helped us obtain our dream. Mike was instrumental in helping us sort out exactly what we needed as a family and was more concerned with what our needs were over what he could potential profit from moving a more expensive property. We backed out of our first attempt to purchase because of cold feet on my own accord and Mike jumped back in with the same enthusiasm and energy as he hadthroughout the process. I write this testimonial from our new second home and can only say we cherish every second we get to spend as a family in this amazing place and without reservation would recommend Mike as a real estate broker and will certainly utilize him for our next property in the Telluride/Mountain village.

    ~The Ondr Family, Elkstone 21 || May 2014

  • Mike went above and beyond what could be expected of any Realtor in helping us secure our property in Telluride.  He persisted through nearly nine months of short sale, and ultimately bank foreclosure, gyrations and delays and addressed each turn in the road with a level of expertise, patience and resolve to see the purchase through to conclusion.  He covered all of the bases in a complicated transaction, anticipating our needs and proactively contacting all related parties to keep things moving forward.  He was thorough, conscientious  and  determined and always had our best interests at heart.  We could not recommend any Realtor more highly than Mike.

    ~Randy & Leslie Root, Dallas, Texas

  • How does one (or two) say thank you for helping to make a dream come true? Your professionalism, knowledge and expertise, gentle (but business-like) manner and general demeanor are so appreciated. Your knowledge of the area, the market and its trends and all the “extras” we required proved to be more than we could’ve hoped for. Thank you, thank you!

    ~Rich & Barbara Geiger, Austin, Texas || December 2007

  • Hi Mike, Thanks for all you have done for us, sincerely. You are the most upstanding, honest realtor we have worked with, and there had been quite a few. Looking forward to owning a place in Telluride! Thanks again.

    ~Captains Brietta & Jason Walker, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, California || February 2006

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