Colleen de Jong is awesome! The most knowledgeable real estate broker we have ever met. She walked us through the process with lightening speed and with expertise that tanks the best. We were impressed with the breadth of her knowledge and her data base of information. We would hire her again in second! ~Mary Croly
We just closed on our home we designed, built and raised our family in over the past 15 years. The de Jong Team is excellent. Very knowledgeable of the market, extremely professional, supported us when glitches occurred and welcomed our involvement in the marketing process, which was very important to me us. They went above and beyond. One example: The last piece of "furniture" left unsold or otherwise given away was our treadmill (it killed me, but we won't have room for it at the next place). So, Cristin Frey (Marketing & Listing Coordinator) jumped in and ran a Facebook ad and it sold within 24 hours. Out the door it went. The de Jong team “gets" that selling a high-end home (or any home) requires skillful marketing... it's not just "sales". We are working with them on our next place and will always keep then in mind for any future real estate endeavors we engage in. Definitely recommend! ~Tim DePuy
Colleen is the definition of a 5 star realtor. After working with several realtors across northern Colorado and losing my faith in the industry, Colleen demonstrated what true professionalism is. Not only did she find answers to any question I had, she found questions that I didn't know to ask. There are only a few in the industry like her and I highly recommend her. ~David
Colleen and Michael are more than real estate agents. Not only did they manage us through a difficult purchase, but being out of town, they were our eyes, ears and our physical presence at the property especially in the final days before closing. They arranged everything for us to get us to closing - from being at inspections, helping to hire the right people to get things done, to finding us specialized people to answer our questions, to even cleaning last minute things to make our home just perfect when we walked in. We have used Colleen and Michael now for this our third transaction and would not go anywhere else. Colleen spent countless hours on the phone with us during the negotiation and felt that she was available 24/7. If you are looking for someone that will walk with you the entire process and treat you like a member of their family when handling the transaction, the de Jongs are the real deal.
Michael and Colleen de Jong did an excellent job finding our property and negotiating with the seller. We had such confidence in them we purchased the property over the phone. After closing they helped find contractors to do some upgrades on the property and checked on the work. All this additional service was provided by them after the sale was completed. I would highly recommend them for any real estate transaction.
It has been a pleasure working with Colleen and Michael. They know Steamboat inside and out and were helpful throughout the process, going over and above on several occasions as we worked through negotiations, closing and getting my personal belongings out of my place. I would recommend them highly.
Extraordinarily responsive, patient and helpful in every way. We viewed many properties, some several times and all of our requests, questions and concerns were timely and very respectfully addressed. We were provided with guidance during every step of the purchase process and felt we had a true partner throughout the experience. All documents and information were provided in a timely way and clearly explained. Michael even assisted me in setting up utility service and handling several details after the closing. We love our new property and are very grateful to Michael and Colleen for all their help.
I have worked with colleen on several projects, and have always had a great working relationship. She keeps me very informed and is always there to help and answer questions, I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing to buy or sell any property. ~Jim Wachsman
Colleen was outgoing and easy to work with. At no point did I feel pressured into anything. She was thoughtful and when appropriate was able to give us her opinion, which really helped us make an educated decision to buy. We had a great experience with her and felt that she was really on our side.
Excellent agent! Colleen and her husband, Michael, know what they're doing and really took a sincere intereste in helping us find a great house. They were always responsive to our questions and continually involved throughout the whole process. We highly recommend Colleen and Michael. ~Ryan Adrian
Really loved working with Colleen. She was patient with us, first of all. Took us 5 years to buy a house! When we did go under contract, Colleen was really thorough, fought for us, and helped us in every way. Great Realtor! ~Sarah
We met Colleen in 2004 when she was the listing broker for a townhouse we purchased in Steamboat Springs. This was a second home for us, with our primary residence being on the East Coast. Colleen went above and beyond in helping us get settled into our new place, even offering to store some new household purchases in her garage until our next visit to CO. Her knowledge of Steamboat Springs and the local community is extensive, and over the past 11 years we have relied on Colleen to be our "go-to" person for recommendations on restaurants, housekeepers, electricians, painters, and much more. Colleen has become more than just our realtor. Besides the commonality of raising sons, we share many of the same family values. So Colleen is someone that we enjoy seeing whenever we are in Steamboat, even if it is for a quick lunch or drink in between ski runs. When we decided to sell our townhouse in 2013, Colleen's knowledge of current market conditions and trends was beneficial in helping us set realistic expectations and competitively price our listing. She worked with us through a difficult negotiation process always putting our needs and concerns above her need to "close the deal". We still keep in close contact with Colleen. Yes, she has become a friend, but she is also the person we trust to find us our next home in Steamboat Springs...someplace that is just right for us!
Colleen guided us through our first home purchase and could not have been more friendly and professional. She went above and beyond our expectations of a realtor and helped us buy a home that we love. Her knowledge of the process went a long way to easing our minds and making the whole experience of first time home ownership a truly great one. I know we would not be where we are today and as happy as we are with our house without Colleen's help and guidance. She will be our realtor for all future real estate transactions.
We have been in a long term relationship with Colleen about selling our house. Although we do not have it listed at this time, when we do she will be our first choice as the listing Realtor. She has been meticulous in keeping us apprised of market conditions and in the process has done a lot of extras for us beyond our expectations. For example, she has checked on our house in our absence to make sure things were all O.K. when we had concerns about what was happening such as questionable renters. Even though we have a property manager, we trust and respect her attention to detail and being a "straight shooter". While we do have a sales contract with Colleen, from time to time she has alerted us to potential buyers and has taken the initiative to arrange a showing - always checking with us and the management company to make sure it was O.K. Colleen makes good suggestions and we value her advice. We went through an extensive remodeling and Colleen always gave us good advice as to how to proceed and what remodeling changes would add the most value for the money. Consequently, we are very pleased with the changes we have made and her guidance in making those tough decisions. As an aside, she recommended the contractor with whom we were immensely pleased. From a personal standpoint, Colleen is warm, friendly, and a real pleasure to do business with. Lynda and I would highly recommend her if you are planning to sell or buy a property in Steamboat. ~Kent and Lynda Hamby
Colleen was a total professional when she sold my property above town. Prepared, knowledgeable, courteous and unpretentious. I offered my property by owner prior to engaging Colleen and went from one showing in four months to showings almost daily and a qualified buyer within a couple months. She's fantastic.
Colleen was wonderful to work with. She is honest, hard working and gave us great advice on our purchase. I do not hesitate referring her and will continue to use her for any future real estate purchases.
What a cheerful, knowledgeable and professional agent! She made the process fun and exciting. She really knows the market -- what's for sale, proper pricing, and the ins and outs of all the neighborhoods and complexes. And what I really appreciated was that I never felt like "just another client." I highly recommend Colleen