Glad you stopped in to learn more about me, and Southwest Colorado real estate. I am your real estate expert in these markets:
... and all surrounding areas.
As one of the top agents in the area, my wealth of experience, extensive networks, proven negotiation skills and talented support staff mean I get things done fast and efficiently for you. But no need to take my word for it -- check out my reviews on Zillow.com, to see what clients say about working with me. If you're thinking about buying or selling, or have any questions about my experience, the real estate market, or the value of your home, feel free to call me on my cell at 970-749-7671.
A little bit more about me:
Originally from Mississippi, I have been a Licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker since 2000 and have lived in Colorado since 1995. My office is located in Cortez, CO (about 30 miles west of Durango). Other towns in this great region include Mancos, Dolores, Rico, and Durango
Whether you are looking to buy or sell acreage, land for sale, homes for sale, log homes, vacation homes, horse properties in southwest Colorado, I can help you achieve your real estate goals.
Much of my childhood was spent growing up in NW Colorado and most of my adult life I have chosen to live in SW Colorado. This region is my home and I have a deep respect for the land and animals that inhabit it. I have enjoyed exploring and playing all over this area. There is an endless opportunity for fun and adventure at our doorstep and I am happy to take advantage of it.
My Real Estate career started in 1991 as an assistant. In 1995 I first obtained my Real Estate license and enjoyed selling for several years until I moved from sales to investing. Partnered with my Builder husband, I have a lifetime of experience in the Real Estate and Building industries.
Now that my children are grown, I am excited to be back into sales. In January of 2019 I joined United Country Blue Sky Homes and Land as a Broker Associate. I am proud to hang my license with such a reputable company.
I enjoy what I do and I am excited to share my experience and knowledge in assisting with all of your Real Estate needs!
You can reach me directly at (970) 799-4725.
Melanie is the proud recipient of TOP AGENT award for the last three years…2020, 2021 and 2022!
Dolores CO transplant. I love selling real estate, mountain biking, skiing and beating up small children with large ears(I am a karate coach). I have been Serving Montezuma County and the surrounding areas since 2020. I specialize in video marketing and internet marketing. I love to bring a high level of enthusiasm and integrity to all of my real estate transactions. I work hard and will do my best to be sure your experience is top notch
I moved to Southwest Colorado from Jackson Hole, WY in 2015. I instantly fell in love with the area as it provides so many opportunities to do all the things I love, including; snowboarding, mountain biking, kayaking, backpacking, fishing, and hiking. After deciding to stay here permanently, my husband and I bought land in Mancos and built a home that we hope to never leave! Around this same time, I got into real estate and quickly knew this would be my life long career. I love helping people find a place they are excited to call home, just the way I feel about my home. In my 5 years in real estate I have become very knowledgeable about the local market and it is a pleasure for me to share this knowledge with my clients or anyone who is interested. I aim to make the real estate buying process as smooth and rewarding as possible for all parties involved. Over the years, I have been so lucky to have so many amazing clients, a lot of whom I am now lucky enough to call friends. I would be happy to help you in your next real estate endeavor!
Having grown up in Montezuma and Dolores Counties, Mindi holds a deep love and respect for the area and surrounding community. She enjoys the diversity of the high desert mountain landscapes that surround us and loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and son. After traveling and living abroad (in London and Austria), she returned home to raise a family. Mindi loves calling this place home.
Prior to joining United Country Blue Sky Homes and Land, Mindi served our community as a Registered Nurse for 15 years. She notes, “I have always enjoyed helping people, building relationships and trust, and being there to help guide people through important transitions in their lives”.
With a great understanding of the importance of trust and integrity, Mindi is committed to staying true to her clients' needs as they embark on the journey of buying or selling property. As an agent with Blue Sky Homes and Land, she always strives to achieve the best possible outcome in every transaction while ensuring that the buying and selling process is easy and stress-free. Her intimate knowledge of the region and her now long-time connections in the area will help you to find just the right place for you to call home.
As a Colorado resident, and parent of two children raised in the unparalleled scenery of the Rocky Mountains, with endless recreation opportunities, I know that moving to Colorado is not just about finding a home, it’s about embracing a lifestyle. I have built a career dedicated to helping strengthen communities and increasing economic vitality, while preserving the natural landscape and planning for a sustainable future. I have personally experienced and worked to enhance all that Colorado has to offer, including safe and healthy communities, access to broadband, educational and recreational opportunities, beauty and serenity. I am focused on excellence in customer satisfaction through trust, communication and equity. I strive to seek out the perfect fit for any individual or family based on your needs and desires. My goal is to help you achieve your dream lifestyle nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
As your licensed realtor, Dasha understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. She will work hard to lower your stress level and make your experience as smooth as possible. She will accomplish this through constant communication throughout your transaction.
Dasha has been an area resident since 2003 and earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Western Washington University in Washington State. With a background in restaurant management Dasha knows how to meet and exceed client expectations. She recognizes the unique characteristics and benefits of living and working in Durango, Colorado and strives to help clients find their own piece of “paradise”.
When not assisting clients, Dasha enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She can often be sighted at the nearest local trailhead in her trusty running shoes, secret Utah desert locations, or high up in the mountains.
Hi! My name is Melissa Herrera, formerly Melissa McKinney, I have been involved in the Real Estate industry since 2022, where I started as a Transaction Coordinator for broker owner of Blue Sky Homes and Land, Bill Stanley. Now as a licensed agent I am well prepared to take on the growing industry of Real Estate!
I am a born and raised, fourth generation family member of Montezuma County in Southwest Colorado. Growing up in Montezuma County I am familiar with the area and have numerous connections with people in the community of all different backgrounds. I worked in the service industry in Cortez for 8+ years, which has brought me even more connections with people from right here in the Four Corners, as well as people traveling through to experience this beautiful place we call home.
From a young age I have been involved in 4-H and FFA, and still volunteer as a superintendent for the program today. The lessons and morals taught to me through these programs over the years, truly resonate with how I live my life today. I love being an active member of the community.
My interests are very diverse and include cooking/baking (with my husband who is a chef), cake decorating, leathercraft, spending time with my family, hiking, and spoiling my many pets.
Montezuma County is the perfect place for my family and I, maybe it is for you as well! As your agent I will strive to find the perfect fit for you in a home with your needs in mind. Being a part of a top-ranked brokerage like United Country Blue Sky Homes and Land, doesn’t only help me be supported as an agent but it will help you as a seller or buyer because of our National Marketing and Local Expertise.
I would love to be your agent and to help you find the property of your dreams!
Leigh was born in the UK, Wales specifically, and moved to Malta at a very young age! He was raised on the Mediterranean Island of Malta and began his Event Coordination business. Leigh worked Event Coordination for 7 years before moving onto Real Estate! Working with investors on the island, Leigh found their perfect vacation rentals and secondary homes!
In February 2020, Leigh married an American woman. They chose to take a road trip around the states, starting in the west coast and traveling to the east! Fortunately, Leigh and his wife never made the trip back, as their dear friends needed help on their farm in Mancos, CO! After deciding to help with the farm, COVID-19 locked Leigh and his wife in place - in Mancos, CO. Falling in love with the land was easy, as they began to explore new opportunities such as hiking, skiing, and snowboarding - all things that were not accessible in Malta. After a few months in Mancos, Leigh and his wife decided to set roots and begin their careers. Leigh decided to continue his passion for Real Estate and make it his full-time career.
Leigh picked up Real Estate photography and created his own website portfolio - View it Here
Leigh's passions include music, photography, and outdoor adventures! He loves climbing mountains, mountain biking on the amazing MTB trails in Colorado, and playing music. Leigh has played music since he was 15, and continues his passion for drums, bass guitar, and piano.
Leigh can help you find or sell property in all of SW Colorado. From country homes, mountain properties, land, and hunting property, Leigh can help! Offering his services to all of Southwest Colorado, which includes Durango, Mancos, Dolores, and Cortez, CO! Call or email Leigh today to discuss your real estate needs!
As a graduate of the local high school (MCHS) I headed off to Denver to Metro State University as a Hotel/Restaurant major. I managed wonderful restaurants, one of which offered live Opera entertainment, both offering some of the best cuisine in Denver. I then dove into Hotel managaement which landed me in Florida. Being a God loving, Colorado girl I returned home in December of 2015, back to my family in Cortez. I have been at The Farm Bistro Since the beginning of 2016, which supports the local community, bringing delicious farm to table dining. I enjoy volunteering and promoting our local culture. I love all that is available to us in the beautiful Southwest, like hiking, biking, paddle boarding, skiing, sledding, gardening, and soaking in the various hot springs in the area. I am a "Mimi" (grandma) to my grandson, who loves it here also. I have a tender heart for others and am grateful for the amazing friendships and connections I have made here. I am honnored to be a broker at United Country Blue Sky Homes and Land. With all the passion, intergrity, and dependability, I am super excited to help you sell your home or land, or to help you find the one your heart desires.
Originally from Pennsylvania, I have been fortunate to call these Four Corner’s my home for the past 26 years. Having lived in Durango, Cortez and Dolores, I have developed a deep love for the area, finding peace both on the highest peak and the deepest desert canyon.
After teaching for 20 years, I am so excited to be fulfilling my dream of being a real estate agent by joining the United Country Blue Sky family. In addition to my knowledge and enthusiasm for the area, my dedication to you, my clients, will contribute to a seamless and enjoyable experience when it comes to buying or selling your home.
Imagine: You receive that much anticipated offer on your house; OR For the first time, you walk through the door of the house you are going to call your home; OR The cash flow from your first real estate investment starts rolling in. No matter what your dream, every real estate transaction has a story. Together, let’s write yours!
Holly is a Southwest Colorado real estate agent and Colorado native with an extensive background in sales. She understands the complexities of the local market and she knows how to navigate it successfully. When she’s not helping her real estate clients, Holly enjoys a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, motorcycle rides, attending local events and traveling.
With a passion for service in the Montezuma and La Plata Counties, Holly is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the United Country Blue Sky Homes and Land family, Holly carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does.
I have lived in Colorado most of my life and began my real estate career in 1992 in Colorado Springs. and Ihave a lot of experience in residential, commercial, and land sales across our beautiful state. My specialties range from sales of individual homes, commercial properties, farm and ranch, land and water rights transfers. I also have experience in building and development of housing subdivisions. I have listed and sold many different types of properties, so whether you are a buyer or seller, you will feel more comfortable understanding the sale , when you work with me as your agent.
You will understand your sale from financing through closing ,so can be confident when I am your agent because I have your best interest at heart.
Let my experience work for you. I can help you find intseresting properties of all types in Colorado!
Grandpa Les got the call back into active Real Estate a couple of years ago when one of my adult grandsons became intrigued with getting his RE license. He knew that in one segment of my career I had owned a United Country franchise office in Grand Jct (which was then United Farm Agency).
This adult grandson (who at age 21 was already successful as an entrepreneur), suggested that this United Country’s national franchise is
EXPLODING with growth in a very hot marketplace. He said the local agency is owned by a great guy. Also that the brokers in his office are friendly, helpful, and successful. He said “Grandpa, you’ll feel at home”
The grandson was right! I had so much fun closing deals and hooking up with friends and contacts I’ve known for years!! What a way to go if you’re the type who would rather be doing a real estate deal than sitting in my favorite rocking chair!!! I DON’T NEED YOUR ROCKING CHAIR
By the Way, Thankyou dear friends (A great attorney, a team in Title Insurance, a cooperative seller as well as several professionals) for your collaboration in the recent closing of a gravel pit. I had it listed for a few months when LaPlata County Road and Bridge decided to make it their own. It was not an easy closing (six months of focused effort), but that’s what keeps us on our toes. $1,500,000 for the pit. $400,000 for the permits. Not a bad way to start the year.
Buying and selling real estate is
exciting, but it can get pretty stressful at times too! Whether you are a
first-time buyer or seller, or a seasoned investor, Trena is a licensed Realtor
that you can trust and depend upon throughout your transaction. She will ensure
that all the details are taken care of, and will negotiate and advocate
for you from start to finish - and beyond - because she is vested long-term in
the community and cares about YOU.
Trena was born and raised in
Southwest Colorado, then spent several years in Phoenix where she gained
invaluable social and business experience. She is a tenacious problem-solver
and earned a Bachelor’s degree in business while working full-time. After
working in a few different industries, including the Colorado Judicial Branch,
she began her real estate career as a listing and administrative assistant and
became a licensed Realtor in 2022, where she feels perfectly at home! In her
spare time, Trena raises her two children and enjoys reading, sewing, exploring
the great outdoors with her family, and being social.
She is excited to add her skills
to the table at the top-ranked brokerage, United Country Blue Sky Homes and
Land, where she is highly supported with a local team with untold collective
years of professional Realtor experience, and an international company that has
been selling the dream of home and property ownership for more than 90 years.
Give her a call today - she would be honored to accompany you and be your
As a SW Colorado resident since 1997, I know the area well and love the community I’ve built here. Living, working and adventuring in this area, I am fully aware of how unique this part of the country is and take full advantage of it’s many offerings.
I love the world class mountain biking, hiking and river sport opportunities in the summer and skiing, sledding and snowman building in the winter. Bill and I are raising our two young children here. We are so grateful for the communal family we have made here where we can rely on our village.
Prior to obtaining my real estate license in 2017, I gained experience in sales and customer satisfaction working for Osprey Packs. Since obtaining my license, I have attained knowledge in the transaction process and insight to our local market by offering support to our family run Real Estate business.
Having been here for a time, I have lots of connections and am well known; I have access to a large pool of buyers and sellers to connect YOU with as you make the purchase of or sell your home.
I’m eager to help you find your freedom this year!