(970) 626-3282 Ofc
(970) 318-8437 Cell
Ridgway Investment and Real Estate
133 North Lena Street
PO Box 602
Ridgway, Colorado 81432
Letter in PDF from Michael Harrah dated
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
Kevin and Mindy Mullen
1013 Fordham Street
Longmont, Co 80503
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
John Tucker, Seville East
Santa Fe, NM
You’ve been wonderful. Don’t know how I can ever repay your kindness, but
I’ll be thinking of ways!
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
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
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.
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
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN;
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