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.
“Fantastic Real Estate Professional. Extremely knowledgeable not only in transactions of real estate sales, which can be tricky and complicated, but in understanding of where the market is. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to sell or acquire real estate.”
“Dan Estey was very professional and helpful on the entire sales process of our house and was very easy to work with. He had a thorough knowledge of the market and helped us negotiate an excellent contract and good price. We highly recommend his expertise.”
“Dan facilitated my recent purchase of a bank owned property. He ensured all parties were aware and responsive to the requirements of the closing therefore averting time loss and frustration. His knowledge of purchasing strategies and approach provided great confidence during the bidding process. I cannot stress the importance of having a broker that is knowledgeable of all aspects of the buying process and is responsive and consistent in approach. Many thanks to Dan!”
“Dan helped us through our first real estate purchase and made the process a breeze. Dan has a great understanding of the Crested Butte market. The property on the market at the time we wanted to buy was less than inspiring, but Dan was able to find property that was not on the market that suited our needs. In all respects, he went above and beyond to help us find what WE wanted. He was happy to show us everything on the market, walk us through the buying process, and give us contacts for lenders, builders, layers, etc.. I would recommend Dan to anyone looking to buy in Crested Butte/Gunnison. ”
“Dan was incredible to work with. We had spoke with many brokers before talking with Dan. He was by far the most helpful, proactive and thoughtful. He went above and beyond to find us the right option for us. We never had to wait for him, as he was always extremely communicative, quick to respond, efficient and thorough. It was our first time buying land and he was patient, made us comfortable and understanding of the process from start to finish. If you are looking for a broker that you can trust and rely on, Dan is your man!”