Mike Budd's Additional Testimonials

Quickly found the best value in the market.

Being involved for my entire career in commercial real estate, one can sometimes be so far removed from the dynamics of the residential market that you become a total novice without knowing it.  I do want to thank you for the tremendous job that you did with respect to the sale of our condominium and the acquisition of our new home in Singletree.  Please feel free to use this as a recommendation for future clients.  We purchased our condominium before the peak in values during the last decade.  However, because it was a one bedroom, we needed to sell it and replace it with a larger dwelling unit.  We had one false start where we missed the market trying to assuage our egos.  We were not successful in that effort.  What I appreciated when we decided to list again, was your knowledge of the market and your guidance on how to correctly price the unit in order to attract interest.  This was not the price that I wanted, but it was the “right price” that attracted interest and a new buyer.  Completing the sale was more important to us than selling at or above our original purchase price.  You did a terrific job of showing us where the market was and how you would go about promoting our condo as a “good buy” in a buyer’s market.  You told us the truth and not what we wanted to hear.  For that, I am very grateful.  Once our condo was sold, we were in no hurry to purchase another home.  Once again, your knowledge of the market and your ability to spot a bargain convinced us to purchase our new home.  You knew what we needed and quickly found the best value in the market where we wanted to live.  

The cold hard reality of real estate is that it moves in waves and cycles.  Knowing that your advisor has intimate knowledge of the market enables a buyer or a seller to move with confidence.  I would highly recommend that any potential customer of yours call me for a recommendation.  Keep up the great work. 


Mike Cantwell, Executive Vice President of CBRE

Placing your intersted ahead of mine.

I’ve had the privilege of being a principal on a number of complex transactions in the Vail Valley over the past number of years where Mike Budd was the broker enabling the closing of the transactions to occur. If professionalism is in part defined as having expertise in your knowledge of the marketplace, in knowing the technical aspects inherent to a transaction, and in placing the client’s interest ahead of personal interest, while doing it all in a manner that is pleasing and satisfying, Mike is a professional. Mike’s many years of experience outside of real estate, as well as his involvement in community service in a multiplicity of advisory capacities, make him well suited to understand the many dimensions that encompass a transaction. Also, I’ve learned that Mike follows exceptional guiding principles which undoubtedly help him endure the “punches” of life. Family values, loyalty to friendships, doing more than expected, doing what you say and saying what you do go a long way in defining working with Mike. This all being said, I very much appreciate the friendship developed through this business experience and recommend Mike to those who may be contemplating using his fine services.


Darrel D. Schmidt President of Signature Equities, Inc

Mike, thank you for your thorough work and professionalism in handling our two short sells at the Brightwater Club last year. Your knowledge of the market place and ability to provide 

the Bank with the necessary information to make a decision was critical.  Hope all is well with you and your family and you have a successful 2013.

Chris Chase Vertical Funding



Market Knowledge & professionalism.



Dear Mike, It has been a pleasure to work with you for several years. Your market knowledge, professionalism and responsiveness have been matched by a warm personality. Selling vacant land in recent years has been a challenge - but with your effort and experience, we have successfully completed several transactions. I would be happy to recommend you to any Vail Valley residential prospect and serve as a reference to anyone.With warmest regards, Bob Shaw






Possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of the real estate market.

I would like to recommend MIKE BUDD as a REALTOR.  I was caught in two investment properties in a development with no hope in sight for getting them sold in a down market, let alone in a project the developers had abandoned. Mike as my Realtor demonstrated persistence, creativity, and tenacity, dealing with my situation.   He is professional, and possesses a deep knowledge, and understanding of the Real Estate market in the Vail Valley.  He was excellent in 

communicating aspects of the sale for each property, and his negotiating skills are superb.  He is very creative in putting deals together and he follows through with every detail. Under the circumstances my holdings were in I felt Mike negotiated a very fair price on both properties.  He is a person I would trust to sell anything especially my houses.If you would like to talk to me about Mike my contact information is available through Mike.

Dr. John A Munneke  

I would like to recommend Mike Budd as a real estate broker.  My wife and I have known Mike for many years and he recently sold a property for us in Colorado.  I have owned and sold many homes both in the United States and foreign countries as well.  Mike is the best, most professional agent I have ever worked with.

He has a lifetime of experience and his personal skills demonstrate a quiet dignity that is both effective and appreciated.  Most brokers list properties, Mike sells them.   He understands all concerns of both parties and knows all aspects from finance, appraisal, escrow, and the closing requirements.  He understands when to communicate to his clients but what is more important he can think on his feet and take appropriate action when needed.

If you are lucky enough to have Mike as your agent, there is not a better man in Colorado or anywhere else.

Very truly yours,

Denny Gray