Testimonials

As the former co-owner of Telluride Mountain Title Company, in business 17 years, my choices for a personal realtor were very difficult. In a small community where over 200 realtors competed and were my clients, choosing one to represent us was extremely difficult. The uniqueness of our home presented some special marketing challenges. Mike “Shimmy” Shimkonis immediately came to mind. While working with Shimmy professionally, he was consistently reliable, diligent, paid attention to detail, and determined in meeting his clients’ needs. These attributes carried over as he represented my husband and me. We ultimately received our asking price, which is rare…especially in the current market. I feel that Shimmy’s professionalism and compassion make him the ideal choice for anyone’s real estate needs. 

~Sharon Helwig-Miller & Gregg “Acorn” Miller, Telluride, Colorado

My husband and I purchased a condo in Telluride sight unseen, and the only thing that made that possible for us was Mike Shimkonis.  Mike went out of his way to help us with the purchase, from looking to buying.  Not only was he responsive to our many questions, but he brought a welcome sense of humor that made the process that much easier.  He offered invaluable insight into the Telluride market, and helped us compare and evaluate properties.  Ultimately, we purchased a place that we absolutely love.  We recommend Mike Shimkonis without hesitation, and would call him immediately for our next purchase or sale.  Thank you, Shimmy!!!  

~ Jennifer and Masakazu Ito, Littleton, Colorado

Thanks for making us feel like you don’t have anything else to be working on except us – a good quality to have in a realtor!!! 

~Ted & Julie Rolfs, Wisconsin

Thanks for all your help. It was a pleasure working with you. Even though we are purchasing in Park City, you really know your properties – more than any other Realtor I have worked with. 

~ Dr. Richard Vanlangendonck, New Orleans, Louisiana

I am absolutely thrilled that we closed and grateful that your wisdom and poise throughout every step of this arduous journey made it happen. 

~Nicole Greene, Ophir, Colorado

Hi Mike,

Thanks for all you have done for us, sincerely. You are the most upstanding, honest realtor we have worked with, and there have 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

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

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

We know Mike as “Shimmy” and he is a true cut above all Realtors. He is patient, honest, considerate and not pushy. Shimmy is extremely knowledgeable of the Telluride market. He worked with us for six years before we bought—we should have listened sooner. If you want the best and an ethical and honest Realtor, it’s Mike Shimkonis. 

~Ed & Rose Welz, El Paso, 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

Mike Shimkonis is an outstanding broker in the Telluride area. His knowledge of the area, pricing and insights are extremely valuable to any buyer. Mike showed us a variety of properties (including those listed by other brokers and bank owned), thus highlighting his commitment to us, rather than sussing out the largest commission possible. He not only found us a beautiful lot at an amazing price, but also tracked down soil testing, reviewed covenants in the deed, and acted as our representative for the closing. We were extremely impressed by his commitment to due diligence. Clearly, our comfort and trust in Mike was evident as we did not attend the closing, nor did we hire an attorney on our behalf. Having purchased other properties before, this was a novel approach for us – one we would not have undertaken without such a broker. Thank you for everything! 

~Michael Davia, MD & Andrea Vambutas, Maryland