Meet the de Jong Team Steamboat

One of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty's top producers. The de Jong Team has over 25 years of experience in real estate and continually places in the top 0.5% of brokers nationwide. The bulk of our business comes from referrals and we greatly appreciate that our past clients have been the source of our success! Thanks for spreading the love!



Colleen de Jong broker associate
An over achiever by nature who attends to every detail with laser focus.  There isn't a real estate problem she can't solve.

Michael de Jong broker associate
He just doesn't quit. He retired once from a career as a  Rugby World Cup Team Member and again from a career as a very successful entrepreneur and CEO.  Did we mention he is from South Africa and has an amazing accent.         

Cristin Frey marketing and listing coordinator
A marketing guru and a genius at getting your home sold for top dollar. Coming off of a 6 year run as the Marketing Director at Strings Music Festival, she comes with plenty of creative experience.


How it all began

I (Colleen), tell this story way better than Michael;) We met in the most unusual way - by serendipity, on the phone. I’d lived in Steamboat, since 1978, but I moved away for a few years to start my commercial real estate career in Denver after earning a degree in finance.

Michael owned a Travel Agency and we worked with his company. My work as a property manager required some travel, and the usual agent who handled account wasn’t available, so I got Michael on the phone! Back then, we used paper tickets and he decided he would deliver the ticket in person. The rest was history.

Michael eventually retired… twice. Once from a professional rugby career, where he played in the 1991 Rugby World Cup, and again from a career as a successful CEO and owner of one of the largest privately held corporate/sports travel agencies in Colorado.

We eventually made the move back to Steamboat, where I pursued real estate. My success made for an easy decision for us to finally "join forces" and continue to grow the business. Today, Michael and I are business partners and parents to our two college-aged sons, Devin & Troy.

Cristin Frey joined the team in 2016 after spending 7 years as the Marketing Director for Strings Music Festival. She’s helped us grow immensely in the marketing we’re able to offer our clients. Her enthusiasm is infectious and our clients really enjoy working with her.

Today we rank in the top 0.5% of realtors in the nation. It’s all that experience and the referrals from our satisfied customers that keep us going strong year after year!


Meet the Team