Dan Estey

I arrived in Colorado from my native state Maine on vacation in 1996, and like many others, never returned. I enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder and graduated with a degree from the College of Business. That same year I discovered Crested Butte while on a mountain bike road trip and was enamored with the community and lifestyle. 

In 2008, I purchased a home in Crested Butte South where I lived as a part-time resident for years, spending much of the summer and fall riding my mountain bike and exploring the nearby backcountry. In 2017, I put down full-time roots in Crested Butte after 10+ years of bouncing between here and Boulder in order to live a more balanced life (and in hopes of never driving in I-70 or I-25 traffic ever again). 

I have been a full-time residential real estate broker in Colorado since 2002 and have personally closed over 400 transactions. My professional experience in real estate has been quite diverse. I was able to succeed in a very competitive primary market (Denver/Boulder/Front Range) with a broad spectrum of property types and personalities. I have also represented a variety of properties, from assisting first-time home buyers with a condo purchase to selling multimillion dollar luxury homes. I’ve overseen a broad range of transaction types, from straightforward conventional sales to complex 1031 exchanges, short sales, and REO (bank owned) transactions. 

I also personally invest in real estate and enjoy and excel at the business aspects of a transaction. I am personally invested in student rental property in Colorado and Idaho, have flipped a number of houses, developed “spec” homes from the ground up, and participated in tax lien sale investing here in the Gunnison Valley. I was also the past president of the Boulder Area Rental Housing Association where I represented the interests of the owners of over 10,000 housing units and collaborated with the community and local government on many important issues.

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