Dean Laird is the best. I’ve been buying and selling real estate in Steamboat Springs since 2006. And in that time I have worked with several real estate agents. And as a seller’s agent, Dean is by far the best I have ever worked with. He was great at portraying my property in its best light when I sold my condo last year, and was able to attract buyers and make a sale in a matter of weeks where my previous agent could not get it done in a year. And when it came to buying another property, I discovered that Dean is both knowledgeable about the area (I think he told me that he has lived in Steamboat since middle school) and that he really listens when you talk to him. He gets it when you tell him what you are looking for and he is not going to waste your time showing you places that don’t fit your search criterion. I also found him to be a great help during the process of buying a new property. He is truly a buyer’s representative and is a great help in searching and negotiating. The deal almost went south a couple of times and Dean stepped in, worked with the seller’s agent, and got things straightened out and streamlined the process. I intend to keep trading up with properties in Steamboat and Dean will always be my go to agent for both buying and selling.
~ Steve B. -Buyer Howelsen Place Condo Downtown 2018
"Dean provided us everything: *market data reports & pics *we toured current competition & drove by recently sold. *provided names of competent subs to refinish floors & paint walls to prepare home for sale *staged home with local professional *provided gorgeous paintings for staging *multiple showings with knowledgeable, kind staff *continueous feedback from showings *shoveled snow *good, sound advice when offers came in *recontacted potential buyers when other offers came in *closing went smoothly Dean is an exceptional realtor!”
~ Steve M., Seller Victorian Home Downtown 2018
"When I was looking to buy a condo in 2014 I was getting nowhere with my real estate agent, but when I switched agents and started working with Dean it was a world of difference. Dean knows the ins and outs of all the properties in Steamboat and found me a smoking deal on a condo. Dean was very upfront about all the costs involved, and I could not have been happier after closing on my first home purchase. Fast forward 4 years and I contacted Dean again about selling the condo. Dean gave me some very helpful tips about how to spruce up the place and even staged the condo with some of his wife's amazing artwork. We ended up getting the price we were hoping for and could not have done it without Dean. Thanks Dean!" ~ Brett P., Seller Mountain Area Walton Creek Condo 2018
"Dean was incredible! He is so knowledgeable, did a fantastic job negotiating for us, patient with all of our questions and a great guy! I do not hesitate at all to give him 5 stars and to recommend him whole heartedly!” ~ Berkely A., Buyer Mountain Area Luxury Townhome 2018
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
...you 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.
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.