Get to know Shelley Stanford
PASSION I love what I do
As an agent who's an expert in the Steamboat Springs Real Estate area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate in Routt County. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you and love helping people with their dream.
PERSISTENCE Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this the Steamboat Springs Real Estate area inside and out! I have lived and worked here for 39 years along with raising three very successful children. I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, whether it is new construction, bank owned, a foreclosure or a short sale. I can help you find neighborhood amenities that matter - family neighborhoods, ski in-ski out, lake front, river front, view homes or log cabin not to mention other essential criteria you have for your ideal home. I specialize with all types of buyer including investors, ranch buyers, second home buyers and first time home buyers.
PATIENCE Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
PERSERVERANCE Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Often times buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, curb appeal, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast. I have experience in new construction and developements so I know and understand the important items inside and out.
PERSONAL A little about Me Growing up in Long Beach, California, I always knew I would one day live in the Mountains of Colorado. In 1977, after attending the University of California Santa Barbara, my husband Jerry and I moved to Steamboat Springs to fulfill that dream.
In 1979, along with a partner, we opened Mattie Silks, a restaurant we owned and operated for 22 years. Jerry and I have now moved into the construction and real estate businesses of Steamboat Springs. Jerry and his past partners' company, VGS Enterprises, were the developers for Anglers Retreat, a development of 16 single family homes here in Steamboat Springs I joined Colorado Group Realty as a broker in 2000, became an owner in 2003. and am serving on my Fourth Term as Board of Directors. I have received the "2011 Broker of the Year" and the "2008 Broker of the Year" awards.
We have three children, ages 32, 30 and 27. They have kept us busy in the world of dance, speech team, basketball, crew, track, hockey, waterskiing, wakeboarding and baseball. Along with being a spectator, I volunteered for and have served on boards for many of these organizations. I have also been spotted at the ballet barre myself or wearing a pair of hockey skates at the rink, and I have been known to run around the softball bases in the summer and ride a snowmobile in the winter. Along with these sports I enjoy water skiing, camping, hiking, and playing with my 1 year old English Cream Golden Retriever and 11 year old Miniature Long Haired Dachshund. My oldest daughter graduated from Westmont College, was in the Peace Corps and has now received her Juris Doctorate at DU Law School and MBA at DU's Daniels School of Business. She currently works in Phoenix, Arizona for Carvana. My middle daughter graduated from Purdue University, is married with three "Grandpuppies" and has received her Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Purdue. She now works in as a Research Scientist at Baxter Pharmaceuticals in Bloomington, Indiana. Our Son is graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in business finance and is working in the Insurance Industry in Colorado based out of Steamboat Springs.
Active in the community, I have volunteered at the schools and have served on many boards and committees including the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association, Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Board of Directors, Mountain Business Association, Restaurant Association and was Founder and Chairperson of the Fall Foliage Festival for 5 years. I currently am a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the Hahns Peak Area Historical Society.
I love the active lifestyle of Steamboat Springs. I have seen many changes over my 39 years here and feel that Steamboat Springs is a wonderful place to work, live and raise a family. Winter may be why I came to Steamboat, but the summers are why I've stayed.
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PROFESSIONAL Colorado Group Realty, LLC
Colorado Group Realty is the preferred real estate firm in the Steamboat Springs area. As part of that team I am committed to professionalism, integrity, and a good deal of hard work. Let me put my knowledge, experience and expertise to work for you.
Luxury Specialist, Lake Homes, Ski in Ski out, Condos, Townhomes, River Front