While vacationing in Southwest Colorado in 1991, Steve was drawn to the rural character, the small town feel and the many recreational opportunities of the area. Having recently married, Steve, his wife, Vi, and daughter, Mara, decided to leave the big city behind and move to Montrose. An avid fisherman, Steve found the many lakes and streams irresistible and continues to explore the fishing and hiking available in Montrose, Ridgway and Ouray areas. Before moving to Western Colorado, Steve lived and worked in the Denver area. He sold real estate in Denver for nearly 10 years before starting a flooring business and a surface preparation business. Click here for additional information
Skiing was the reason I first came to Colorado. It stands to reason that from a very young age, someone born and raised in South Florida would be fascinated with mountains and snow. Once here, I was drawn to the beauty and wild places throughout Colorado. By 1980 I was establishing a new home in the Vail Valley. My background in education, BS from the University of Florida and 13 years teaching at Coral Gables Senior High and Ransom- Everglades School, gave me the adaptability to become established in my new community. I taught skiing on Vail Mountain for over twenty-five years, worked as a marketing manager for Vail Resorts, was a retail shop owner in Beaver Creek and real estate broker. April, 2003 I moved to Ridgway. I love the wide-open spaces, unmatched beauty, serenity and the starry skies on inky, black nights. The common tread for my professional experiences has been guiding people to get the most from life’s adventures whether it is skiing, enjoying the back country of Colorado or buying and selling real estate. It is all a learning process. The last 37 years I have been living a dream, working and enjoying life in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The reality of life has far exceeded my early expectations. Investing in real estate has been part of that reality. With my knowledge of the area and my passion for the Colorado lifestyle it is my pleasure to work with others as they search for their Colorado dream place. Clients Comments: “Judy was the most prepared, helpful, energetic, and knowledgeable agent in the six states we have visited for property.” “We were buying two properties at one time so the paperwork got pretty involved. Every time I got nervous about a deadline or question , there would be Judy on the phone to comfort us. We never had an agent so attentive.”
Hal was lured to the Telluride area in 1998 to fulfill a dream of living in the Southwest Colorado mountains, and to enjoy the recreational opportunities here. He is an avid outdoorsman, former volunteer ski patrolman at Vail, and is a great resource about the best hunting, fishing, trail riding or hiking spots in the area as well as real estate. Before moving to the Western Slope, Hal pursued a career in management and marketing on the Front Range of Colorado, working for and marketing for such companies as Pentax and Lowe Alpine Systems. He has a degree in Engineering from Case Western Reserve. Until his move to Norwood, real estate was a hobby for Hal—buying, improving, and then selling land and houses in the Denver/Boulder area. So real estate was an obvious choice as a career to pursue in the rural Southwest. Hal’s technical background is an asset when understanding water shares, the global positioning system for locating property corner pins, all the new computer software, and internet communications related to real estate. More importantly, with Hal’s marketing background, he understands the need to advertise extensively, and to communicate through direct mail and the internet to expose property to potential buyers and other Realtors. “My goal is to provide accurate, informed, trouble-free service so that transferring real estate is a pleasant event for both parties.” Hal Jordan Client Comments: “Hal is the best!-Very professional yet very personable. We would definitely recommend him and the staff to anyone.” - Derald and Janet “It was a pleasure to work with Hal! I was afraid that the long distance between us would be a problem, but Hal made everything effortless. Thanks!” - Pebble “Hal was wonderful to deal with. We enjoyed working with him.” - Chris and Jamie
Born and raised in Colorado I appreciate everything the mountains have to offer and love to share it with my family, friends and client's. After raising our children in Anthem Az my husband and I returned to the Ridgway Area. We have always been drawn to the San Juan's. My husband has been building custom homes in Telluride, Ridgway and Az for over 30 years and I have been invloved in the industry for 26. We love everything to do with homes and working with clients to make their dreams come true. Whether you are looking for a primary residence, a vacation home or vacant land to build I would enjoy every minute of being a part of your team and helping you through the buying process. If you are looking to sell you can trust me to sell your home like it;'s my own. In the San Juan Mountains we sell a Lifestyle not just homes. Please call, text or email me and let me know how I can help you.
A Native of Telluride with a family history in Telluride dating back to the 1880’s After high school I worked at the Idarado Mine in Telluride for a while and then joined the U.S. Navy for a four year tour of duty, including the Far East and Vietnam. After the Navy I attended Colorado Mountain College in Leadville and earned two associate degrees in business. I graduated from the Colorado School of Banking at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I met my wife, Christine, in Leadville and we lived there for 20 years before moving back to the Western Slope of Colorado. While in Leadville I was Senior Vice President of the Commercial Bank of Leadville and Christine taught 4th grade at private and public school. We also ran a mortgage company for a couple of years. During that time I was on the City Council for 10 years including 4 years as Mayor. We had our two children, John and Annie, while living in Leadville. In 1987 we decided to move to a lower altitude and moved to beautiful Ouray, Colorado – THE SWITZERLAND OF AMERICA. I worked for The Citizens State Bank of Ouray for the 26 years including President of the bank for 10 years. I retired from that position in 2013 and worked for the bank holding company – The Harry A. Lowe Agency, Inc. as managing real estate broker and Insurance Producer. Christine served many years as Director of the Ouray Public Library. I have served on several local and state boards during my business career. Current community involvement : Chairman – Frank Massard Charitable Trust; Chairman of the Cedar Hill Cemetery Board and Vice President of the Bachelor Switch Water Users Association. Previously: Colorado Division of Banking board member; Ouray Fire Protection District Treasurer; Region 10 Revolving Loan Committee Chairman; Colorado Ducks Unlimited State Treasurer; Club 20 Board Member; Ski Patrol and various other local boards and committees. In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and ATV activities. Growing up in the Telluride mountains and having lived in the Colorado Mountains most of my life, I spend as much time as possible out in the woods and the back roads and trails of Western Colorado. I joined Todd Schroedel and his crew at United Country Sneffels Realty in August 2014. I have held a Colorado Real Estate Brokers License and a Colorado Insurance License since 1978. I was a Colorado Licensed Appraiser for several years. I am enjoying the fast pace and on-going training in Todd’s office. My education is never ending. My background gives me numerous contacts and provides great real estate related opportunities in Ouray, Ridgway, Silverton, Norwood, Telluride, Montrose and the West End that I can put to work in my current position as your local Realtor. My goal is Your Satisfaction!
Originally from South Florida, I moved to Ridgway in Ouray County, Colorado in 1995. I had been visiting relatives and vacationing in this southwestern Colorado area during summers for more than 25 years, before moving here permanently. I love the inspiring mountains, the beautiful terrain, the freedom of the western states, the wonderful, warm and hospitable people of the Western Slope and the quality of life that surrounds our families.
I find that the most gratifying part of my Real Estate practice in Southwest Colorado is the opportunity to help my clients fulfill their dreams. Most often, my clients’ dreams focus on locating that new home, second home, a vacant lot on which to build their home for future retirement, and sometimes a small-to-large farm or ranch land. However, many of my recent clients have capital to invest in income-producing property or development projects. I really enjoy putting together commercial ventures with land owners, investors and builders, and then facilitating much of the project. I found my dream (pictures right), so let me help you find yours!
I feel equally at home finding the right opportunity for my clients in any of these areas. I pride myself on providing much more than just a listing and showing service. Many previous clients tell me; that it was because of my own business background and community development efforts, coupled with the local, regional and state boards that I formerly or currently serve on, plus my real estate industry knowledge in Ouray County, that gives me the background, experience and ability to get the job done for them. I’m extremely proud that most of my previous clients became and still are my friends.
I’m well aware that, when all is said and done, it doesn't matter what I say about myself or all of my credentials, it's what my clients think about what I've accomplished for them, and how closely I was able to match their dream home or direct and facilitate their investment dollars in the right direction and opportunities. I recommend you go to the Client Comments and Community References on this site to discover what I have accomplished for my clients and, therefore, what I can do for you. A summary of my business and real estate background, experience and education is detailed in the ““About Judi’’ page.
As you go through my web site, I encourage you to access the links to the chambers of commerce for Ridgway, Ouray, Montrose and Telluride, so that you can see why we live in this very special region of Colorado. I have posted many currently-available properties, special developments that I represent exclusively, and my selection of favorite homes, lots, and commercial properties. If you have an interest in finding out more about southwestern Colorado, Ouray County, life on the Western Slope of the great Rocky Mountains or any specific listing, just let me know and I’ll be glad to provide the information and personal service that you need. I’m dedicated to helping you, the buyer, in any way I can to make your consideration as easy as possible.
Please call or send an e-mail if I can be of any service. Thank you in advance for the opportunity to work with you.
Judi is originally from Fort. Lauderdale, Florida, where she was the owner and director of Master Schools (proprietary-post secondary-vocational-hospitality schools) in South Florida from 1979-1995. She was also a licensed real estate broker in Florida from 1984-1995. In 1998, she became a Broker Associate in Colorado. She has an Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami, and has completed graduate level work at FIorida International University, Miami, and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Judi acquired her Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) National Real Estate designation in August 2004 & her Accredited Buyers representative (ABR) in 2006 and the Risk reduction Specialist RRS in 2007. She currently owns a home in Dallas Meadows, just outside of Ridgway. Her son Nick (see first photo, sitting on Inspiration Point-Loghill, Ridgway) completed Culinary School at Johnson & Wales University –Denver Campus in May of 2007 and is working as a chef in the Telluride area.
Judi has successfully written grants and enjoys coordinating community events. Her interests include horseback riding and 4-x-4ing and traveling in the Four Comers area of southwestern Colorado whenever possible.
In Judi’s first venture in Ridgway and Ouray County, she developed, designed and operated a popular hospitality business, the White Horse (a western “Cheer’s” style tavern) for four years. She also has been actively involved in the community. She has written three successful grant proposals for the local school and library districts, served as Ridgway School-to-Career coordinator (business and education community development), and was chairperson of the Accountability Committee for the Ridgway School District. She was appointed by the Ouray County Board of Commissioners to represent business in Ouray County. Judi also chairs the Youth Council for six counties under the Work Force Investment Act, and is the Youth Co-Chair for the State Rural Consortium.
What has rural-mountain family living and community involvement been like for me in Ridgway-Ouray?
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Todd serves as broker/owner, and has deliberately built United Country Sneffels Realty to offer real estate services throughout a wide region. The office is based in the mountain town of Ridgway, which is known as the home of the Grammy’s, Dennis Weaver and True Grit. It services all of Ouray County, including Ridgway of course, but also Ouray-known as the Switzerland of America, Log Hill, Owl Creek Pass, Colona, and Pleasant Valley-where Ralph Lauren’s ranch is located. And it ranges out to include the counties of San Juan(Silverton), Montrose (Montrose/Olathe), San Miguel(Telluride/Norwood), and Delta(Delta/Cedaredge/Eckert). To best serve his buyers and sellers, Todd participates in the CREN(Western Slope), TAR(Telluride) and GJARA(Grand Junction) multiple listing services. These add significant local and regional exposure for United Country’s nationwide and international marketing. United Country currently has over 540,000 buyers in its system looking to purchase one or more properties, and leads the Real Estate Industry in SEO(Search Engine Optimization). They ensure our office internet placement will lead our local market. When you work with United Country Sneffels Realty you have “Local experts with Global Marketing Power.” He and his office partners are experts in all areas of real estate. This includes residential, commercial, building lots, larger acreages, agricultural parcels, ranches, and hunting/recreational properties. They are specialists in the ‘blended’ approach to real estate, utilizing conventional real estate listings with auctions, assist with foreclosure purchases, and are skilled in assisting sellers through the short sale process. Todd extends a warm welcome to you and invites you to come to our very special area of Southwest Colorado-where you can ski, snowboard, hike, jeep, 4-wheel, climb, ice-climb, snowshoe, bike, water ski, sail and hunt. You can also soak in the our many hot springs, relax at one of our beautiful hotels and spas, camp at the many RV parks, Forest Service Campgrounds, or Ridgway State Park, shop at an amazing array of stores, and eat at a range of restaurants that make many urban areas jealous. You might be wondering, “What makes him tick?” Todd was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the second son of a United Church of Christ Minister and an Elementary School Teacher. After two successful pastorates in the St. Louis area, Todd’s parents moved the family to Rochester, Minnesota, where his dad took on a ministry that lasted 32 years and his mom taught school. Todd graduated from John Marshall High School there, and graduated with honors from Mankato State University with a degree in Elementary Education and a Mathematics Concentration. The mountains of Colorado have always had a pull on him, and Todd and his wife Darlene(also a teacher) left Minnesota immediately after college for their first teaching positions-at a one room schoolhouse in Browns Park, Colorado(West of Craig). Todd taught mostly middle school mathematics in Colorado and Wisconsin for another eighteen years, and enjoyed the opportunity to help Middle Schoolers succeed in the classroom as well as in extracurricular activities. He was a middle school coordinator, coached football and basketball, and led many academic teams such as MATHCOUNTS and Science Olympiad. Todd and Darlene had three daughters, Emily, Anna and Laura and they spent their family times camping, traveling, off-roading, and skiing in the area. Todd entered real estate in 2002 with the plan to be only part time, but the real estate opportunities became great. He immediately loved working with United Country’s team of over 500 offices. Initially he worked under another United Country broker, but after a series of years where he earned top ten status among all United Country agents nationwide, purchased his office in 2007 and renamed it Sneffels Realty after the 14,000 foot peak that is the primary focus of our valley. The success of his office has continued to grow, and he has built Sneffels Realty into the top producing Ouray County office each year since 2011. He is so thankful for his success, which continues to grow and is extremely grateful for his many blessings, which include his faith, family, friends, clients and teammates. He knows that it’s essential to give back to his community and has been active in professional, church, and community organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Montrose Association of Realtors, and assists other United Country offices and agents throughout Western Colorado. He volunteers much of his time, and assists his church through donations, committee work and speaking, and has served on Church Council as Moderator. Additionally, he donates and helps with local schools, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice, Educational and Arts organizations, the Better Business Bureau, and the Ridgway Chamber of Commerce. Todd’s attention gets distracted at times by his four grandsons, Paxton, Slade, Corbin and Ryker, as well as Darlene, his daughters and the rest of his family. But not for too long! He will set aside time for you too! Call him today and create that special relationship with him as your realtor.