Testimonials

Donnie Coats, 115 Lawson Point

After having had no success in selling our Mountain Village Real Estate 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.

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.

May 2014

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!!!

July 2011

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!

May 2011

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!

January 2011

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.

July 2010

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!

June 2009

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.

January 2009

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!

December 2007

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.

June 2007