"What Mike’s Clients Say"

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shimmy! You have helped me with three transactions now and I totally appreciate everything you’ve done for me. Thank you once again for helping with the sale of my house. You can only imagine the calls from my friends back in Telluride. They were ASTOUNDED that it sold so fast and in such a difficult market. I am so glad that I had you to rely on. You’re the GREATEST. Now, if only you could help me find a house out here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    ~Molly Silver, San Francisco, California

  • I enjoyed working with you and appreciate everything you did for me… you go above and beyond. I can only hope my clients feel as pleased with my services as I with yours! You always WOW me!

    ~Allen Ginsberg, Flagstaff, Texas

  • Shimmy – It was a pleasure to work with you again in Telluride. You have become a good friend and adviser over the years. I would not consider doing another deal in Telluride without you in my corner. Thanks for everything!

    ~Everett Coon, Dallas, Texas

  • Working with Mike has been an absolute pleasure. He spent a great deal of time really listening to what my family wanted and needed before the process began. It was important to us to have someone actively involved with our entire project. Mike gives of his valuable time generously. Thoroughly professional before, during, and after the transaction.

    ~Tom & Susan Mace, Flagstaff, Arizona

  • We are so glad the sale went through Franz Klammer Lodge. We really appreciate all the time you spent with us, usually at the last minute. You kept us updated without being pushy and have such a vast knowledge of the area that we were comfortable that you would not steer us wrong. Thank you so much again for everything!

    ~Gwen & Tom D., Austin, Texas

  • Working with Mike was an experience I will never forget. Going through a first-time home buying experience can definitely be nerve-wrecking, but with Mike’s help, this was not the case. Thanks to his high level of patience and understanding of the local market and my situation, he made this ordeal extremely pleasurable and educational. Mike’s knowledge of the local assistance programs helped keep money in my pocket, which was a huge help when discussing the costs of such an investment. His follow-up since our deal has been great and I have made a new friend. I look forward to doing business with Mike again and would recommend him to my closest friends and family. He is truly “the local’s local!” Thanks Mike!

    ~Ryan Deppen, Telluride, Colorado