It is important to know who your working with when attempting to acquire or sell your real estate. Ed is quality conscious. Here are just a few testimonials from satisfied clients who have worked with him.

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"For many years my wife and I have admired the Telluride territory. In early 1987 we decided to plant some money in the area but knew no one in the real estate business. We answered a newspaper ad and called Ed Andrews in Telluride. Ed showed us a wide range of potential properties from condos to building lots to parcels of undeveloped land. Mr. Andrews had a broad knowledge of the real estate scene in south west Colorado. After 3 days of intensive property hunting, we bought a parcel of land in the Ilium Valley. Ed handled the sale with dispatch and was a real professional throughout. All the legal requirements were handled smoothly and the closing went off without a hitch. Perhaps of more importance or note is the way Ed followed up on the sale. He has continued to help us with our building plans as well as making us aware of other investment opportunities for us in the area. We would buy another property from Mr. Andrews with confidence that we would be treated fairly and honestly."

Robert B. Kammer, MD, Massachussetts and Colorado

"This past year I worked with Ed Andrews in acquiring property in Telluride, Colorado. Working with Ed has been a terrific experience. Ed has been a tremendous asset, someone who is both professional and very knowledgeable. He has worked hard for our best interests. Ed has taken a sincere interest in helping us to purchase and develop our property in Telluride and we are happy with the results. I gladly recommend Ed. If you have any questions and would like to call me, feel free to do so. (Pager-1/800-689-3160 or office-(931) 668-2876.)

Richard Rhea, President
Universal Constructors, Inc., Tennessee

"I am happy to provide this letter of reference to you and to reiterate our favorable experiences with you and your firm during the sale of the Bear Wallow Ranch for Leo Payne. Your knowledge and experience in handling the sale of this ranch was overshadowed only by your diligence and willingness to do whatever was necessary to see this complicated transaction through to a successful closing. Your assistance with the survey and attention to the many other details was greatly appreciated by both Buyer and Seller. I know Leo Payne shares my sentiment as we both feel your services were essential in concluding the sale of the Bear Wallow Ranch. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts, which at times were above and beyond the efforts put forth by most Realtors, and we wish you well in the future."

Charles R. Cuchiara, Jr., Corp. Counsel
Leo Payne LTD. Colorado

"As you are aware, we had the ranch listed for a year with another Broker. He never even showed it once! Selling the ranch in the winter far exceeded all our expectations. Who would have thought of snowmobiling in to show it?! You negotiated all the hurdles, i.e. easements, gas leases and survey issues, etc. quite skillfully. We would recommend you as a Real Estate Broker to anyone."

Ray Robson, Arizona

"We were amazed that after only a couple of hours of conversation discussing our needs we found the ideal property on the second day! ( Since the closing we are less surprised at your success with us since we have learned from several sources that your objective knowledge of the Telluride area, and especially the outlying Regions is legendary. ) Your professionalism throughout the process, and your continuing support after the sale have been wonderful ( and very unique in a world that seems to have lost the personal touch. )

Orlo & Miriam Dietrich, Arkansas and Colorado

"Having spent time in the new house during a snow storm, I am very pleased to say that this property is everything and more that you said it would be. We especially appreciated the fact that you brought your own snowmobile up to the mesa and helped us move into the new house."

Fred and B.J. Gerling, Ohio

"I am happy to provide this reference to you and to reiterate our favorable experience with you and your firm during the sale of the Bear Wallow Ranch for Leo Payne. Your knowledge and experience in handling the sale of this unique ranch was overshadowed only by your diligence and willingness to do whatever was necessary to see this complicated transaction through to a successful closing. Your assistance with the survey and attention to the many other details was greatly appreciated by both Buyer and Seller. I know Leo Payne shares my sentiment as we both feel your services were essential in concluding the sale of the Bear Wallow Ranch. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts, which at times were above and beyond the efforts put forth by most Realtors and I wish you well in the future."

Charles Cuchiara, Jr. Corporate Counsel, Leo Payne LTD. Colorado

"Although the property we purchased was small and relatively inexpensive compared to most properties in the Telluride area, we were treated as if we were your most important clients. The level of professionalism and personal attention your company offered was outstanding."

James P. Wyllie, Georgia

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"As you know, I stay extremely busy with a young business and an equally young family. Like too many other people, I don't often write letters unless it's to voice my objection to some inequity I've experienced. I am compelled to write you in reaction to the way you went beyond what would make you some dollars today, in concern for our long term welfare and goals. I am referring to the assistance you provided in the refinancing of our lot 7B in Last Dollar, which we have listed with you. As far as I know, you had no financial stake in helping us find a lender who would fit the narrow requirements, but you eagerly provided the leads and follow up which truly made the difference and helped us avoid an interim financial fiasco. There are areas in business where sometimes the only way one can guage the quality of the service being performed is through the consistent character of the service provider. I feel that my family has a friend and advocate in Telluride, and his name is Ed Andrews. There are transactions and there are relationships.One of the latter can lead to many of the former! We will have both. There is a quote which has hung behind my desk for ten years now as a reminder to me and those in my company. It describes you, and I suspect, those in your company. Please share it with them. Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism. Ed Andrews, the little things still matter--- Thank you for who you are!

Michael Roberto, California

"When my wife and I had decided to sell our property at Carstens Ranch, we listed it with one of the bigger firms in town anticipating more exposure and opportunity for a quick sale. However, to our dismay we had neither. At this point we contacted Ed and listed the property. From the beginning of our relationship Ed displayed his professionalism and thorough knowledge of the real estate business. In conjunction with his sincere and enthusiastic attitude, he quickly marketed and sold our parcel...."

John & Elizabeth Kruty, Colorado

We want to sincerely applaud you on your forthrightness in helping us bring to life our hopes of being Hasting Mesa landowners. Having never before owned or purchased real estate, we embraced the expert guidance which you provided throughout the entire process. You were frank and candid with us about our limitations and expectations. We appreciate that very much. As young, recent newcomers to San Miguel County, it seemed there was no hope for working class Joes to obtain a piece of the pie. You proved otherwise. We will gladly refer to you all acquaintances toying with the possibility of purchasing land. Again, thank you very much for all your help/

Eric Johnson/Jason Bombardieri, Colorado

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" This reference is to acknowledge the professionalism and hard work exhibited by Mr. Ed Andrews with regard to my recent acquisition of North Mountain Ranch in Norwood, Co. Ed provided the guidance and extensive research in helping me select the ranch property which would meet my needs. His efforts were continuous not only through the search and acquisition stage, but continued after the purchase to ensure my complete satisfaction with the ranch. ed thoroughly researched the wildlife on all properties considered, especially with regard to Elk and Mule Deer populations. He assisted in many aspects of the ranch operation to help me through the learning curve. Throughout my dealings with Ed, he has acted as an extension of myself. He did not "disappear into the sunset" after the sale of the ranch. To this day he continues contact with me, informing me of local conditions concerning the ranch and the surrounding area. It was through Ed's efforts and commitment that the purchase of North Mountain Ranch was a success. I would highly recommend ed to anyone interested in selecting this type, or any type of property. I am a very satisfied client."

Monte Black, Chairman, MPW Industrial Services, Ohio

"You went far and above the expected labor in completing the sale of our cabin to the complete satisfaction of all. The location was remote...26 miles from your office and 5 or so of the miles on gravel, the roads not cleared in winter. But alas, there were unexpected deficiencies with the construction which were a huge hurdle to the sale progress. Since we were absentee owners and the buyer was in Arizona, you headed the negotiations with the county officials and the other Realtor to bring about the sale. You snowmobiled to the cabin on several occasions and even shoveled snow to give others access. You were patient, supportive and most helpful. Thank you for the extraordinary service. I strongly recommend you and your office to others whose real estate needs lie in the San Juans..."

Edward M. Pallette, MD, California 

" I'd like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for representing us in the sale of the TLC Ranch. Both my parents were in the real estate business, and I have done legal work over the years for both buyers and sellers. I have known no one who has worked any harder than you did in the time you had our listing. You never gave up!

As you know, prior to your involvement, we had our ranch listed with a much larger brokerage firm. Their listing with Southeby's and their other work was not as good as the artwork you did on the ranch. Furthermore, they didn't give us the individual attention that you did throughout the process. Thank you for a job well done!"

Dale Linebarger, Texas

"With the sale of Cotter Corporation's Big Bear Creek Claims, July 99, you have successfully completed selling all our remaining properties in San Miguel County, Colorado. These difficult properties were sold through your firm by means of persistence, knowledge and an understanding of the local real estate market. Thank you for the accomplishments and the professionalism."

Bruce Ochs, Cotter Corporation, Colorado

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"I wanted to take a few moments to write to you and thank you for your persistence, determination and professionalism in handling the sale of the Primos No.1 Mill Site for Cyprus Foote Mineral Company. I have listed many Cyprus owned properties throughout the United States and have often worked with brokers who would not actively market the properties. I very much appreciate the effort you put forth to market our property and am greatful that you had the knowledge to deal with the various planning and zoning issues as well as floodplain issue, which impacted the property. Your assistance in helping determine the location for the recently constructed bridge across Big Bear Creek, and help establish a right-of-way was also very much appreciated. Without your expertise, I believe Cyprus' property would not yet be sold. If I know of anyone who is interested in buying or selling property in Telluride, I will certainly recommend that they retain you as their broker."

Hans Bihr, Land Manager, Cyprus Minerals Co., Colorado

"I have found you to be very professional, consistently hard working and ethical, and by far the most knowledgeable real estate broker in the entire Telluride region. You havesurprised me by doing things way beyond the call of duty, things I would never have expected even from a close friend. It shows me that your level of commitment is much higher than most everyone I have ever worked with. It is refreshing, and a great pleasure to know and work with you."

John T. Knowles III, California and Costa Rica

"My wife Jane and I have been casually shopping real estate in Telluride for over twenty years. We had never hooked up with a Realtor who felt right and who did not seem disappointed that we were not ready to spend a million dollars. We stopped in to see Ed one fine day and liked him immediately. Ed showed us property like he was showing off his grandkids. A day on the mesas with Ed is better than most of the jeep tours in town. He knows the land, the wildlife, the history, the people, and he shares it all.

In summary, we finally found property worth the asking price and Ed made the purchase extremely easy. The transaction went without a hitch, even though we did it from Arizona, because Ed knew every person involved in every step of the transaction. He has become a fast friend of Jane and myself and if you will give us a call,we will convince you why he should be a friend of yours too."

Gary Robinett, DDS, Arizona

"We wanted to take this time to thank you again for all the work and extras you put into selling our home and property on Hastings Mesa so quickly! As you are aware, we had become so frustrated with our previous Realtor in Telluride for not having taken any seeming interest in even showing our home at all in the two years that he had the listing. During those two years, you were the only realtor who took the extra effort required to show our home. The remoteness and the near inaccessability in the winter months to our home was a deterrent for the other realtors, but your appearance on snowmobile with buyer prospects always amazed and impressed us as to your devotion to the business! Your detailed knowledge of Telluride and it's entire remote surrounding area, and your extra efforts to acquaint yourself so thoroughly with your listings, make you a wonderful asset for both buyers and sellers."

Robert Coma Kathy Slaughter, Texas

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"Both Byron and I want to thank you for your professionalism and courtesy in handling the sale of our property at San Juan Vista on Hastings Mesa. We were very pleased with your services and the attentiveness of your staff. We were also impressed by the speed with which you found a buyer for us. The fact that you yourself have owned property in our area for years, confirms your own good judgment. It also makes a solid, first-hand basis for your expertise. We look forward to doing business with you again, and will be recommending you to others."

Byron and Alida Allison, Colorado and California

"Having recently purchased a beautiful parcel of land at the base of the Sneffels range, I can attest to Ed's attentive, professional, and sincerely helpful handling of that transaction. He was in continual communication with me throughout the process, from my initial interest in the parcel, to final closing. Not only that, but he provided customized service that many Realtors don't even think of. For instance, since the transaction closed in the dead of winter, Ed used his own snowmobile to give me an exciting personal tour of the property. That was a unique experience for me! I heartily recommend Ed Andrews as a Realtor of top- notch quality. And, of course, he has an extensive listing of properties of many types, in a variety of locations and price ranges."

John Herbst, Colorado

"I have purchased properties from New York to Hawaii to the Far East. The acquisition of my home in Telluride could have proven to be the most difficult transaction. As you know, my travel schedule between the aforementioned locations was extremely hectic and a great deal of my time was spent in remote locations in Asia where phone contact was not a possibility. You transformed this potentially disastrous situation into the most rewarding Real estate transaction that I have ever experienced. Your attention to detail and follow through are as strong as any individual I've had the pleasure of dealing with in my entire business career. The service you provided in finding my property exceeded all of my expectations and your negotiation skills allowed me to spend far below the fair market value. In these competitive times, I believe it is common for even the upper echelon of Real estate Brokers to compromise their ethics to make "The Sale". This was definitely not the case with you. Your sincerity and genuine concern were apparent from the first meting. You have proven yourself as the consummate professional and I Thank You."

Jim Leworthy, President, Seagram Phillipines, Inc.

 

"I can't really say enough about how diligent, thorough, and persistent you were throughout my recent real estate transaction with buyers from England. It would have been easy for this deal to fall apart several times if it were not for your unwavering attention, along with your willingness to go "above and beyond the call of duty". In short, you made it happen. You really lived up to the role of a transaction broker----- you were fair and level headed with both parties. This is a hard tightrope to walk and you did a super job. Thank you so much Ed!"

 

Rita Marie Robinson, Colorado

 

"I'm sure without your very hard work and attention to details this deal would not have gone through. In this transaction, there were numerous road blocks and technical hurdles that had to be overcome- you were always on top of the situation and there every step of the way to ensure the process went smoothly and came to a successful conclusion. The complexities of dealing with a bank owned property with an uncooperative spirit could have resulted into a serious nightmare. Fortunately, with your to detail and calling in your vast resources to help bring the deal to fruition, it did not."

 

Kelly Bynum, Colorado

 

We had the pleasure of working with Ed Andrews of Andrews Real Estate Inc on the recent purchase of our home in Telluride. We initially met Ed by walking in his office, but were immediately impressed with his thorough knowledge of the market and his detailed analysis. Our meeting was without pressure and directed more towards education, which is something that we truly needed in order to fully evaluate all opportunities. Ed continued to represent us through multiple showings, numerous appointments, and extensive negotiations. We are thrilled with our purchase in the Ski Ranches and we owe our success in the process to Ed's efforts. We would highly recommend him to anyone searching for property in and around the Telluride area.

 

Jeffrey Goldberg, Illinois

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