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Judi Snelling
(970) 626-3282 Ofc
(970) 318-8437 Cell
Ridgway Investment and Real Estate
133 North Lena Street
Unit 4-b
PO Box 602
Ridgway, Colorado 81432


Letter in PDF from Michael Harrah dated 8/30/05

About Judi Snelling..

Our family moved to the Boulder, Colorado area in spring of 2007. We wanted to buy a home shortly after we arrived, so we sought out several local real estate agents who were supposedly 'tops' in their field here. One agent gave me a photocopied list of homes to 'drive by' and see if I liked them. Another told me, on the phone, that her client would not be interested in my offer. I guess my 'price range' didn't suit their 'commission structure' and it would be too much of a bother for them to drive ME around! We followed one particular listing out of curiosity. The sellers had ended up spending thousands of dollars to update their house and it sold 8 months later for the price I hade originally discussed with this 'top agent' BEFORE her client had spent all that money. So much for 'presenting all offers' and working for your client!

I was frustrated. I knew Judi from South Florida and knew that she was in real estate in southwest Colorado. I called her and told her that I just didn't feel like I was able to find an agent here that I could trust. I asked her for a referral and, instead, she offered to come out to Longmont and work with us here. She got all of my info, set the appointments, and drove 5 hours to work with us here in Longmont. We viewed 12 homes and made an offer that the other agents told us ''not to bother" with. We closed the deal in 3 weeks. Judi was on top of everything and we could not have been more pleased with her enthusiasm and perseverance to get through the whole process. Real estate transactions are always stressful, but Judi's knowledge and 'client first' attitude made the whole thing a lot easier for our family. Thanks Judi and please use our recommendation for your future clients!

Kevin and Mindy Mullen
1013 Fordham Street
Longmont, Co 80503


Dear Judy:
I have owned, operated and developed real estate for 25 years. I have worked with dozens of brokers but only a very few have been of great value to me.
You found a property that was not listed for sale or even for sale by the owner. You negotiated and got a deal done the day before the property was to be listed. Had I been working with any other broker I simply wound not have been able to acquire this property.
For my purposes, the properly is absolutely irreplaceable. To give you a sense of the value I place on your making this deal possible please know that I would not sell the property for a million dollar profit. That is a value created by you.
Thank you. I plan on doing all future land acquisitions in Ouray County through you.
John Tucker, Seville East
Santa Fe, NM


Dear Judi,
You’ve been wonderful. Don’t know how I can ever repay your kindness, but I’ll be thinking of ways!
Grant Walker
Southbend, IN


Dear Judi,
It has been a pleasure having you represent us in our recent real estate transaction. We really appreciate that through many challenges you persevered. Your business knowledge and real estate-legal knowledge helped us to make the right decisions. We were and are very grateful for your integrity, directness, and honesty. When we have need of a competent real estate person again, you will be our first choice. If we know of someone looking for help in any type of real estate transaction, we will certainly refer them to you.
Dick and Barbara Fridlund
Montrose, CO


We are extremely satisfied with the service Judi provided. We will be recommending her to anyone who needs an agent in the area. She went above and beyond the call of duty as we decided exactly what we wanted.
Stuart & Judith Harrah
Chandler, AZ

June 2003

Dear Judi,
The weeks have flown by and we just wanted to let you know how much we have appreciated “the find”. We love the house. I have a “honey-do” list that will surely take Joe into old-age! Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts.
The Nelsons
Ridgway, CO

Judi is the best teacher turned sales associate ever! She has integrity, excellent business skills and if she could would turn herself inside out for her clients. She is also highly community minded. After all she has done, her smile is wonderful! You have a fine associate.
William & Nancy Pyle
Colorado Springs, CO


I met Judi Snelling in the Fall of 1992. I had retired from the publishing business to pursue my ambition to own a bar/restaurant aimed at the senior market. I thought a good way to begin learning the business would be to enroll in bartender school.  That's where I met Judi, who was president of the Master School of Bartending in Ft. Lauderdale.
After classes had begun, I learned of her consulting business and we agreed to work together. While I was completing bartender school, she worked up a preliminary study of various types of establishments which would best suit my needs and those of the market, and which types would be most likely to succeed in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
For the rest of 1992 and through Spring 1993, she acted as buyer's broker and analyzed six sites and properties before finding the one I leased in June 1993, situated in an area whose demographics best fit our profile. It was Judi who came up with the perfect title, Brennan's. "In The Mood".
After guiding me through the lease negotiations, she was continuously involved in designing and decorating the restaurant, menu planning, liquor stocking, and hiring and training personnel from kitchen to wait staff. She also played a key, role in marketing/advertising strategy and its implementation, as well as the opening promotions and festivities.
Even though we opened in the off-season (Labor Day), with her planning and constant suggestions, business grew gradually into high-season and improved each month thereafter.
In summary, I can only say. that Judi's knowledge of and experience in the restaurant business, combined with, her keen insight and indefatigable attitude toward obstacles, was of critical assistance to me in getting my restaurant up and running, and I strongly recommend her services to anyone considering entering this highly competitive field.
G. M. Brennan, Pres.
Brennan's In The Mood, Inc.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL