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.

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

Captains Brietta & Jason Walker, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, California

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.

February 2006

Ed & Rose Welz, El Paso, Texas

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.

August 2004

Ryan Deppen, Telluride, Colorado

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!

April 2004

Tom & Susan Mace, Flagstaff, Arizona

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.

January 2003