The Ondr Family, Elkstone 21
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.
Ted & Julie Rolfs, Wisconsin
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!!!
Michael Davia, MD & Andrea Vambutas, Maryland
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!
Everett Coon, Dallas, 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!
Paddy Kurtz (Mater Woodworker, Boat, Furniture Maker) Irvington, Virginia
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.
Nicole Greene, Ophir, Colorado
I am absolutely thrilled that we closed and grateful that your wisdom and poise throughout every step of this arduous journey made it happen.
Allen Ginsberg, Flagstaff, Texas
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!
Molly Silver, San Francisco, 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.
Rich & Barbara Geiger, Austin, 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!
Sharon Helwig-Miller & Gregg “Acorn” Miller, Telluride, Colorado
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.