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Here are ways I can help save you time while providing valuable, thoughtful insights into the Telluride real estate marketplace. Whether it be Telluride luxury real estate, ski in ski out homes for sale in Mountain Village, golf homes or condos for sale in Mountain Village, Telluride ranches for sale or homes and condos for sale in Telluride and beyond, there are tremendous advantages to working with an experienced, analytical Realtor.
Telluride Properties and Mike Shimkonis have consistently demonstrated a unique and unparalleled ability to represent buyers and sellers with Telluride real estate using advanced home buying and home selling tools, utilizing creative digital marketing and capitalizing on domestic and international real estate networks and affiliations. I’m data savvy, detail-oriented and knowledgable within the Telluride real estate market. My involvement with all types of real estate in Telluride is extensive. Whether it be Mountain Village ski homes for sale, Mountain Village golf homes for sale, condos for sale in Telluride, homes for sale in Telluride Ski Ranches, Ophir homes for sale, properties on Wilson Mesa for sale, properties on Hastings Mesa for sale, Telluride ski homes for sale, homes for sale in Aldasoro Ranch or other Telluride luxury real estate, I understand how to gauge inventory and analyze past sales data to deliver the best results for you.
Purchasing a property is a big decision affecting you and your family. Telluride Properties and Mike Shimkonis have consistently demonstrated a unique and unparalleled ability to represent buyers and sellers with Telluride real estate using advanced home buying and home selling tools, utilizing creative digital marketing and capitalizing on domestic and international real estate networks and affiliations. I’m data savvy, detail-oriented and knowledgable within the Telluride real estate market. My involvement with all types of real estate in Telluride is extensive. Whether it be Mountain Village ski homes for sale, Mountain Village golf homes for sale, condos for sale in Telluride, homes for sale in Telluride Ski Ranches, Ophir homes for sale, properties on Wilson Mesa for sale, properties on Hastings Mesa for sale, Telluride ski homes for sale, homes for sale in Aldasoro Ranch or other Telluride luxury real estate, I understand how to gauge inventory and analyze past sales data to deliver the best results for you.
As a seasoned broker and just one of three directors at Telluride Properties based on sales performance, I have assisted buyers and sellers with over $220 million in sales with more than 30% of those transactions occurring in Mountain Village, more than 25% of those happening in the Town of Telluride and the remainder in other areas of the county including Telluride Ski Ranches, Aldasoro Ranch, farms and ranches for sale around Telluride and on the mesas including Wilson Mesa and Hastings Mesa.
Perhaps most importantly, I am thoughtful, work smart and am focused on one-on-one relationships with clients and prospects, much more so than basic mass marketing. I have many testimonials that I’m glad to share with you from buyers who purchased properties like Telluride condos for sale, Mountain Village homes for sale as well as sellers who had Telluride ski homes for sale, Mountain Village condos for sale and Telluride ranches for sale. In closing, I’m not like the rest. I’m simply the best! Put me to the test and I’ll respond with zest! You’ll likely be impressed!
Director, Telluride Properties, LLC
"What Clients Say"
I always enjoy your updates. Your email perfectly describes everything we love about Telluride and the region. Your marketing is outstanding - certainly best in Telluride. I run global sales/marketing for a software company so I know what I’m talking about. Your market reports are great, too. Smart.
P.C., Dallas, TX, 5.18
If you want my opinion on an outstanding realtor, I would suggest Mike "Shimmy" Shimkonis. An outstanding individual and agent. In Telluride, it is possible to hook up with a dubious broker! He is a straight up guy with plenty of success to show for it.
Today, being the day before my closing of my ranch in Montana, I am yet again reminded how grateful I am that you are my Realtor! It's hard to believe how NOT "on it" these other agents are.
Jennifer Gilliland, 495 W Curtis Drive
Asa Van Gelder accomplished a rare and incredible feat for us. In 2005 he sold our home for almost 15% above appraised value. In 2017 during one of the hottest "sellers" market in Telluride history, he helped us purchase a replacement property for 15% below appraised value not including a Seller's credit of over $10,000 for a year's worth of HOA dues. Throughout both of our transactions, Asa's attention to details and promoting our best interests went above and beyond good business practices. His efforts gave us complete confidence that we were maximizing our sales potential of our home and benefiting from the best negotiating strategies during our purchase. He comes highly recommended.
Dave and Lyn Gruss
Mr. Shimkonis “extensively marketed the house…and posted to national and local websites; made some very high quality brochures, advertised in print media and Wall Street Journal online edition, posters placed in his office, made direct marketing to portfolio of buyers, professional photography was very high quality. The broker is very knowledgeable and he and the trustee together came up with a process for negotiating the contract terms and they did a good job…the broker was pretty good, he did a lot of work, he spent a lot of time and they did more than a good job of exposing the house to the market.”Excerpts from U. S. Federal Bankruptcy Judge David T. Thuma as transcribed from his oral order in June 2017 authorizing the sale of a luxury home in the Telluride area.
David T. Thuma, Federal Bankruptcy Judge
We recently listed and sold a vacant lot in Mountain Village with Mike Shimkonis. He did a great job of marketing our lot and delivering a qualified buyer who purchased our home. Mike was always available to answer all our questions and provide us the information requested. This is the second sales transaction that Mike has handled for our family. In 2008, he also sold our home in the town of Telluride. If you are looking for a great partner in the sale of your real estate, Mike is the perfect realtor.
Joe & Tami Pringle, 109 Double Eagle Way
When I first moved to Telluride, I knew finding housing would be a challenge. I did not know it would be SUCH an overwhelming experience. I was approached by many assertive realtors promising me what I knew would be near impossible to find in the tight housing market. A friend recommended Asa, so I gave him a call. Within a few days, we were driving around looking at houses. The amount of time, dedication, and heart Asa put into my home search was truly remarkable. I was very particular about what I wanted, and he stuck with me until we found it. Once we did find it, Asa walked me through every hurdle with consistent support, knowledge, and all around good humor (which I needed). Asa's knowledge of the local market, and deep relationships with SO many members of the community helped me to not only buy a home, but make some friends along the way as well. I would HIGHLY recommend Asa to anyone in Telluride looking for a smooth, trustworthy, and FUN home buying experience.
Amanda Miller, Director of the San Miguel Resource Center
You are the most accurate broker in your firm. Looks like that may play out again.
Thomas Emilson, Ridgway, CO
Working with Asa was great. There were never any surprises and I felt confident in the decisions I was making. That was huge for me as this was our first home purchase. When the process became overwhelming, he was our calm patient guide that helped us reach our goal!
Anton and Erin Kress
Working with Asa was like buying a house from a friend and neighbor. From the beginning Asa learned our needs and exceeded our expectations. Specifically, Asa found us a house that was 75% of our budget. He further negotiated the price down below what we thought was possible. Even though we were in San Diego, Asa was quick to get inspectors, contractors, etc to the property for estimates and evaluations. Then Asa used video interviews to complement written reports, giving us a true sense of the state of the house even though we were not physically there to talk to everyone. From figuring out Costco runs and getting furniture to coordinating with our architect, Asa did it all. In the end, we got more house than we expected and better service than we could have asked for.
Denise Jackson and Trevor King
Shim and I have been acquainted for nearly 25 years, even before he was in real estate. I have known him to be honest, fair, and helpful – qualities that he employs every day in his job. We have worked with him as a buyer and a seller, and he has been a strong advocate for us in each case. His deep knowledge of the market is apparent. He listens to what we want and don’t want and has always been helpful. I cannot imagine doing a real estate deal in Telluride without Mike on our side. Our trust and confidence in him is complete.
John & Amy Stehr, Zionsville, IN
Mike “Shimmy” Shimkonis and his team patiently and professionally assisted me through a very lengthy and complex real estate sale. As an out of state seller Shimmy also saved me a lengthy trip to Telluride by coordinating all the many many details of having my tenant move out and assuring the property met all the conditions of the closing. I appreciate all of the professional advice he provided along the way and strongly recommend his expertise to buyers and sellers alike. Thanks Shimmy!
Tom Vasconcellos, Eider Creek 406
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 was absolutely love. We recommend Mike Shimkonis without hesitation, and would call him immediately for our next purchase or sale. Thank you, Shimmy!!!
Jennifer & Masakazu Ito, Littleton, Colorado
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
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
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
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
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
This deal that you have orchestrated for us and the buyer is a work of art. Thank you for getting it to the finish line.
Paddy Kurtz (Mater Woodworker, Boat, Furniture Maker) Irvington, Virginia
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
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! 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
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
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 town 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.
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
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 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
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.