Steamboat Springs Realtor® Dean Laird

Steamboat Springs Realtor Dean LairdSteamboat real estate broker associate Dean Laird was one of the owners of Colorado Group Realty which merged in August 2022 by The Group out of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Dean will continue as a Broker / Partner in this new firm. Dean has consistently been one of the top sales producers throughout his career in resort real estate. Approaching 30 years in the real estate business, Dean handles any property type, including home, condo, ranch, land or commercial sales.

Here's what Dean's clients have to say. 

Dean's philosophy: commitment to using extensive background, knowledge, and integrity to make your property purchase or sale in Steamboat Springs, Colorado a pleasurable and profitable experience. He is known for his upfront diligence and honesty in making property sales close smoothly, no matter which side of the closing table you are on. 

Dean is a third-generation Realtor with over two decades of experience. After receiving his degree in Industrial Technology from Colorado State University, he chose a robust and diverse professional path including design and home construction. His real estate career began in 1995 in the Columbia River Gorge. Since Dean grew up skiing the slopes of Steamboat, it was only natural that he would eventually return here in 1999. 

Dean’s vast professional expertise and real estate experience give him the unique ability to separate the exceptional home opportunity from the average houses. He takes time to understand his clients and their expectations and enjoys the opportunity to be your personal tour guide of Steamboat and the surrounding area. Whether buying or selling, you will always have direct communication with Dean because he handles all of his own business.

Buying and/or selling properties can be one of life’s most exciting and emotional decisions. Let Dean help you with all of the details so you can take advantage of the Steamboat lifestyle and find the perfect place to call home.

Dean Laird, Broker Associate
Call: 970-846-8284
Colorado Group Realty
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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.