About Mike Shimkonis

Shimkonis Partners

Personal Touch, Expertly Crafted

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. Mike brokered the highest priced residential sale ever in San Miguel County, along with several high ticket, low profile transactions for leaders in the worlds of entertainment, politics and business. His role as one of three directors inspiring the team at Telluride Properties is based on performance and marketing ingenuity. His long time tenure, extensive community service and broad respect among peers, speaks volumes to his integrity and core values. Asa’s background as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser since 2003 and broker for over a decade ensures accurate market analysis and identification of properties with outstanding values for buyers. His First Time Home Buyer Realtor of the Year awards in 2007, 2008 and 2010 reflect strong community support and locals’ trust in his expertise. Asa’s sincerity, personal touch and grit provides his clients with care that extends beyond just business. A client recently reflected that “Working with Asa was like buying a house from a friend and neighbor. From the beginning he learned our needs and exceeded our expectations.

Mike Shimkonis

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!

Director, Telluride Properties, LLC
Mobile: 970.708.2157
Office: 970.369.5375
Email: shimmytelluride@gmail.com
Address: 237 South Oak Street Suite A @ the Telluride Gondola Telluride, CO 81435

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Asa Van Gelder

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!

Broker Associate
Certified Residential Appraiser
Email: asavangelder@gmail.com
Address: 237 South Oak Street Suite A @ the Telluride Gondola Telluride, CO 81435

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