Shimkonis Partners have a combined 50-year tenure in Telluride and nearly $300 million in sales complemented by the additional efforts of personal assistant Charlene Abuton and several marketing specialists. This experienced and effective team provides buyers with in-depth market knowledge, creative and thoughtful negotiating skills, comprehensive insights of complex situations (land trades, mining claims, wrap mortgages, contingency sales, seller financing, divorce sales, bankruptcies, estate sales) and overlooked aspects of real estate including 1031 exchanges, tax default properties, ranch operations, property management and water rights.
After being employed at the Walt Disney Company for several years, I continued my career in the entertainment and outdoor industries by settling in Vail, Colorado in 1987 and moving to Telluride in 1993. Being considered a top pick for understanding the subtleties of sales, marketing, positioning, and guest services in the ski industry I decided to stop climbing the corporate ladder and branched into real estate brokerage in 1999. I have a strong understanding of our communities, home values, and market trends along with negotiation skills and my ability to keenly listen and provide top-notch service to my clients. My performance has earned me a position as one of three directors at the company, and I want to put that same drive and knowledge to work for you.Overall, I am a real guy and I love the Telluride area and I love real estate. I truly enjoy the process, the people, and the relationship at the end of it all. Making the process smooth and seamless is what I do best and my skills are top-notch. Let my experience benefit YOU today – and trust an expert with one of life’s largest transactions. Live the Good Life in Telluride!
I came to Telluride in December of 1992 to visit friends and upon returning to Santa Barbara, immediately put in my two-week notice and moved to Telluride in January of 1993. I met my wife, Robyn in the powder line at chair 8 in 1996 and shortly after we purchased our first home in the area. In 2003, I began working in the local real estate community as a Certified Residential Appraiser. Utilizing the analytical skills and in-depth market knowledge attained as an appraiser, I made the transition to the real estate brokerage community in 2006. My expert value analysis, personal nature, contract negotiations and experience allows my clients to make confidant and informed real estate decisions. My enthusiasm for the Telluride region, real estate and the personal aspect of each transaction is clearly apparent. I look forward to utilizing my skills, experience and enjoyment of the process to make your real estate transactions rewarding and enjoyable. Let’s start today, turning your dreams into reality!
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