We wanted to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and pleasure in working with you on the purchase of our Colorado vacation home. We vacationed in the Southwest Colorado area for the past 30 years and we always dreamed of having a place where we could spend more time in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. With your help that dream is now a reality.
We privately searched for the right place and at a price that was within our reach for a couple of years. When we found your website and discovered the home on the Horsefly Mesa, we knew the search was over.
When Lori and I contacted you, we were immediately impressed with your knowledge of the property and the area. You were able to provide us with details of the location, the condition of the property, weather (with lots of emphasis on how quickly it could and would change) and other important details that a 1st time buyer of mountain property might not know.
Now that we know you better, we look back on our conversations and realize that given the years of your experience & knowledge in selling mountain properties and being a longtime resident in the area, it was easy for you to answer all the questions and address our concerns.
When we made the trip to Montrose and visited the property, we found everything just as you described it on the phone and on your website. In short order, we were able to make the offer, address any concerns and conditions, agree on terms and sign the purchase agreement in the same weekend. It was so helpful that you were able to introduce us to an area contractor of high regard to facilitate an inspection. Since the cabin was winterized, you were also able to arrange with the seller to have the water and plumbing system reinstated so we could see that the systems were in working order. No doubt your experience, reputation and relationships with others in the Telluride area aided this process.
If that would have been the end of the process, then it was enough for us to know that we were blessed to have not only found the right place, but also the right person to work with during the purchase process of our mountain home. There was still more to come as you continued to walk with us through the sale.
Our biggest obstacle was the appraisal. Given the fact that large mortgage companies lose sight of how much the area is impacted by snowfall and as you predicted they were slow on getting the appraisal scheduled and the snow began to fall. Yet again you were there to clear the way, literally (to have the road plowed to the property) and then arrange for someone familiar with the area to drive the appraiser to the cabin. I honestly believe that without that level of support we would have been waiting on the spring thaw and not be able to close as scheduled. We can’t even imagine how differently things would have turned out, but thanks to you the deal is closed and we are proud homeowners on the Mesa.
Lori and I consider you a friend and we suspect most people that work with you probably feel the same way. Feel free to use this letter or us as a reference. We stand behind every word and I know you do as well. You are truly a man of integrity and we are glad we walked this trail with you.
Thanks again, Ed. We will see you on the Mesa after the spring thaw.