The Group Real Estate located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The Group Real Estate is our new name as of August 2022. Colorado Group Realty has merged with The Group out of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Their business is built on relationships and trust. Their relationships with their customers and with each other are more important than the money or the deal. The Group has been the top producing company in northern Colorado since 1976 …but what really matters is that they know how to get the job done to help you get where you need to be on time. 

  • Leading company in Northern Colorado since 1976 based on market share
  • Recognized as one of the most productive companies in the country.
  • Ranked 195th in 2021 based on the number of transactions by RIS Media Power Broker Report.
  • Sales volume of $2,441,739,545  in 2021.
  • In 2021 The Group completed 4591 transaction sides.

About Colorado Group Realty:

Colorado Group Realty founded in 1998, was an independently owned, real estate brokerage serving Steamboat Springs for over 2 decades. Dean Laird, Broker was partners with several other real estate brokers contributing to a team of over 80 people. 

Colorado Group Realty typically assists over 700 clients each year when buying or selling their home and consistently ranks among the top firms in the area. To achieve such a long-standing record of success, the company is always improving the client experience using new technology, new marketing techniques, in-house systems, and developing relationships across the globe. 

We have two premier office locations: one in the heart of Old Town at Lincoln Avenue and 5th Street and one in western Routt County in the ranching community of Hayden. 

Through an affiliation with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, we access the world’s largest referral network, ensuring company listings are visible to buyers across the globe.

Colorado Group Realty's exclusive affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies, gives our company and brokers world-class tools and resources to expand our reach on both a national and global level.

At a time when a lot of people are talking about being “global”, we truly live it through this extensive network. With affiliate members in 65 countries, we have connections in all corners of the world with firms that are leaders in the markets they serve. This invitation-only membership is based on the unparalleled performance and provides us with trusted relationships that result in exceptional client experiences. 

When your home is posted to our website locally, it is immediately promoted on the website. It is also immediately connected to the websites of over 565 of our affiliated real estate firms in the world. 


  • More #1 market share companies in top markets than any network
  • 14 of the top 25 real estate companies in the U.S.
  • More sales among the top 500 U.S. brokerages than any network
  • Top-rated luxury real estate program
Dean Laird
Broker Associate | Partner
The Group Real Estate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Call: 970-846-8284


My wife and I both work in the real estate world (commercial) and have been fortunate to buy a number of properties in a couple of states. In all of that time we have never worked with a more professional, better informed, more honest, or nicer person than Dean. The house he represented us in purchasing was not an easy deal to make, and although his commission hung in the balance, he never made one suggestions that was not 100% in our best interest. Through thick and thin of the deal, and since, he has always been helpful and positive in every way. As you can tell, we recommend in the highest possible way to get to know Dean if you get the chance. And, if you get to work with him, you will be doubly rewarded. ~Lee P will be the one I come to, and I will recommend you to EVERYONE I talk to who is interested in real estate. Thanks again for keeping me in the loop- you've done a great job!! ~Lorri B.

Great. Thanks for your help on this Dean.  You’re good to work with. ~Cam B. Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty

I am thrilled with the transaction and know that your work and expertise made it happen. Thank you!!! ~A.M.

Dean has an easy, laid back style but will surprise you with how sharp his negotiation skills are! He's a local family guy who knows everything there is to know about Steamboat. ~Karen M.

In any town you have a lot of choices when it comes to realtors. Dean was referred to me by a friend of mine who also had a great buying experience with Dean. I honestly don't prefer most realtors approach to selling. Dean was everything opposite of most realtors in that he listened to exactly what I was looking for, was patient, and helped us through the inspection and buying process. Dean was VERY knowledgeable about the area and the best deals in town! Most town homes/condos in Steamboat are located amongst 100s of other short-term rentals. Our town home is located in a very upscale area of town, very quiet, and lot's of great, long-term neighbors! If you want to work with a realtor who has your best interest in mind and isn't just looking for his/her next paycheck, I'd HIGHLY recommend working with Dean! Thanks Dean!! We love our new home!!! ~Barry B.

Our home buying experience with Dean was pleasant, easy, and professional. Truly, it was the best experience we have ever had with a real estate agent or broker. He has a strong knowledge of the Steamboat Springs community, as well as background as a builder so he knows exactly what to look for and really nailed our listings. We were shown properties that matched our needs and found something that was perfect for us. Dean was a great advocate for us during the process and completely followed through on all expectations. And he was still there for us long after the sale was complete, in case we would have needed him. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy a property in the area! ~Holley G.

In 1996 Dean Laird helped my wife and I find acreage in the Columbia River Gorge. At the time we were living on the Oregon coast several hours away from the Gorge. Dean scouted several properties for us and we then drove up to take a look at what he had found. After looking at a few properties he drove us to a magnificent piece of land which exceeded our expectations and eventually became our home. During the entire process of purchasing our land, Dean was methodical, professional and quite knowledgeable in his handling of contracts. My wife and I were very impressed with his management of our purchase and his willingness to help us acquire the type of property we were seeking. I highly recommend Dean Laird and would most certainly request his services in the event we should ever be in the market for another property. In my estimation he is by far the finest, most caring and professional realtor I have ever had the pleasure of working with! ~David N.