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For more than 20 years, Cheryl Foote has lived and worked in Steamboat Springs as a full time Realtor.

From the Mountain Area at the Steamboat base, to Downtown SteamboatFish Creek Falls, West Steamboat and North Routt; South Valley to Stagecoach Reservoir, Cheryl and her team make the needs of Buyers and Sellers across Routt County the top priority every day of the year.

Why Cheryl:

After 20 years living in Steamboat and working as a full-time licensed Realtor for over 21 years, my statistics speak for themselves.

With over 58 closings in 2015, I ranked 2nd in properties sold among over 300 Steamboat Realtors.

2015 #2 in units sold • #5 in sales volume • Top Listing Agent • Top Producing Agent
2014 #5 in units sold • #11 in sales volume • 2014 Global Summit Sales Award
2013 #7 in units sold • #17 in sales volume • President’s Circle
2012 #4 in units sold • #6 in sales volume (2012 Top Producing Agent)

Steamboat Sotheby’s Highest Sales Volume 2015 Q2 • Steamboat Sotheby’s Top Listing Agent 2014 & 2015
Top Producing Agent May 2015 • 2nd Highest Sales Volume in CO
Chairman’s Circle GOLD • 2014 Best of Trulia —Top 1% of Agents

Why Sotheby's:

835+ Offices in 63 countries and over 18,800 members worldwide
• 1 million+ people a month visit SothebysRealty.com
• ​90% of homebuyers begin their search online.



What People Are Saying About Cheryl

In the fast paced Steamboat market, there is no doubt Cheryl and her team are a big reason we were able to purchase our dream home. Cheryl seems to be connected to everyone in town and knows the market as well as anyone. We first saw the home on a Friday afternoon, the day after it went on the market. Cheryl scrambled to help us pull everything together so quickly that we were under contract within 24 hours. Everyone we worked with on her team was very professional and efficient, which made this daunting process as easy as possible. We would recommend Cheryl to anyone looking for real estate in the Steamboat area. Rob & Molly Layton
Cheryl and team are very professional and the presentation of the property was simply awesome. It is the most professional marketing machine I come across in real estate, from strong digital content to virtual tours. Cheryl and team are truly trusted partners. They are factual, transparent and dependable. Mikael and Ursula Hagstroem
Cheryl Foote and her team (shout out to Chris and Heather!) helped my husband and I in our condo search in Steamboat. She really listened to our requirements and made sure that the properties she showed us met our needs. More importantly, she was very flexible in showing us properties when we only had a small window while we were in Steamboat---11 properties in under 4 hours. When we began the contracting process, she kept us informed of the details and potential impacts of our decision-making. Her keen eye to detail kept the contract process on track and accordingly, we closed in October 2016. Loved working with Cheryl and her team---great group of folks who will help you make your dream happen! Margaret
We have hired Cheryl as our real estate agent primarily due to her reputation. We have not regretted it. Cheryl has put extra effort to promote our house as well as to help us present it properly. She was not too proud to admit when unsure and she would always recommend us professional that could help. Herself and Chris, her assistant, were on top of the communication with us and other parties. Even when our listing was coming to the end Cheryl was investing in marketing and did not give up and result was us selling the house. Serg and Sunny Brstina
Working with Cheryl was a wonderful experience. She listened to what our needs and wants were and really helped us find the right home and we love it! I would highly recommend Cheryl to anyone moving into the area. Michelle MacPherson
We selected Cheryl Foote to assist us with the search for our dream residence in Steamboat Springs. She was an excellent choice since she knows Steamboat exceptionally well and she showed us only the key properties that met our goals. Cheryl also went above and beyond our expectations by soliciting input from multiple engineering companies to resolve an issue with our buyer and the Homeowners Association. She also helped us locate a property management company for which we are optimistic to meet our goals. Dick and Margie Replogle
What a wonderfully enjoyable experience working with Cheryl! She made every aspect of our search for the right property in Steamboat a positive experience. Her knowledge of the area and the market is unsurpassed, but more importantly, her ability to really listen to our needs, coupled with her honest and straightforward suggestions, counsel and advice, left us confident we were in the best hands possible. Despite her busy schedule, Cheryl always made us feel we were important and was very accommodating to our schedule and short window of time in Steamboat. We never felt rushed or pressured and were very appreciative of both her patience and her desire to find us the perfect place. She answered every question and she and her staff followed up with all the information we requested or needed to help us make the right decision. She made us feel as if we were her only client. Thanks to Cheryl, we have found our home away from home! We are also incredibly grateful for all the guidance and expertise Cheryl provided as we navigated the purchase from our home back East. Cheryl and her team were never more than a phone call away and were invaluable in guiding us through the process. She truly went above and beyond! If you are looking to purchase or sell a home in Steamboat you could not find a better partner than Cheryl Foote and her team. Kayne & Doug Darrell
I recently sold a home in Steamboat Springs and used Cheryl Foote as my Realtor. I would highly recommend Cheryl to anyone in need of a Realtor. She was on top of everything all the time. She made the selling of my home seamless. Her knowledge of the business made me feel comfortable and at ease. There were times when I had questions and she seemed to be able to address the questions I had without me even having to ask. She did a great job!!! DonEla Burke
Working with Cheryl and her team was a terrific experience. We had been trying to sell our unit for years, with no success. We hired Cheryl and sold the condo very quickly. Cheryl assessed the condo and made a few inexpensive suggestions to update the condo to show better. Her communication was amazing. There were numerous showings and with each showing Cheryl provided detailed feedback. We really felt like we were a part of the process even though we live in Georgia. If you are looking for an agent that will work hard, communicate well, set realistic expectations and deliver, then Cheryl is the agent you are looking for! Patricia & Bill Turpin
Summers in Steamboat can be deceivingly short so any delays could have pushed my real estate sale into Winter which would not have benefited my situation. Though I have real estate experience, selling my property "by owner", without significant marketing capability didn't seem prudent. I was familiar with Cheryl Foote as smart and affable long-time local and saw her as a hardworking and successful real estate professional. Her affiliation with Sotheby's assured a powerful marketing presence. A quick phone call and Cheyl was on board. Cheryl literally leapt into action and a contract was accepted within a few days of listing. Cheryl, coordinating her Sotheby's team, was able to bring my property to market faster than a goose could pass a cherry pit. I hadn't appreciated that engaging Cheryl would also provide a high octane team. From contract to closing every task was clearly defined and explained then expediently and professionally performed. I couldn't ask for more than that. Big thanks to Cheryl! Dennis Freeman
I originally emailed Cheryl for more information on a property in Steamboat. At the time I had been looking for a home for several years and had used other agents in several mountain resorts, with no luck. Soon after Cheryl received my email she called me to better understand what type of property we were looking for. That is when I was introduced to this methodical and high energy agent. Most impressive was her local real estate knowledge, organizational skills and 24/7 attitude combined with an outgoing friendly personality. In no time she helped us find, negotiate, and close on a wonderful home. After signing the contract on the house, we left Colorado. Cheryl kept us up to date on the progress of the closing and was quick to respond to all questions we had. She immediately took care of everything that came up in the process and truly went the extra mile for us. She lined up the house inspector, the roof inspector, a lawyer, a contractor for estimates on needed repairs and worked closely with the title agent all while we were in Alaska. We closed in three weeks. Jerry
It is said that if you have a good experience you will only tell a few people. We would like to change that and love everyone to know about the wonderful experience working with Cheryl in our search to find the right property in Steamboat. Right from the start we knew we were in good hands. Cheryl's knowledge of the market, personable approach and overall hustle and follow up really stand out. Every question we had she would work her phone and have the answer so we were always making informed decisions. One thing we really appreciated was how Cheryl was alway listening. This was evident when we were at a property and clearly talking ourselves into essentially settling as it wasn't completely ideal for us while Cheryl sat back, observed and then asked a few questions that helped us ultimately purchase the right place for us. She could have easily just talked us into the other place but was more than willing to extend the time. As we were negotiating our contract we wanted to access the place several times and Cheryl ran over to meet us every time. She also set up a meeting with a local service so we could get information on an addition we were interested in making. We are in sales and always find ourselves critical of services we receive and couldn't have had a better experience working with Cheryl! Troy & Danielle
Working with Cheryl made my condo purchase easy and worry free. I never felt rushed by her when I was initially looking at properties and never felt pressured to buy anything, even after the many hours she spent with me. She is very knowledgeable about the area and learned quickly what is was that I was looking for in a property. In the end, I made an offer on a property sight unseen due to the trust I had in her. She actually took the stress out of the purchase and made it fun! It was a pleasure working with Cheryl and her entire team and would highly recommend her if you are thinking of buying a property in the area. Tracy Crane
My husband and I just sold our condo at The Lodge at Steamboat after owning it for 25 years. It was a hard decision to make as we loved having the condo and we had many wonderful memories of our times up there. We chose Cheryl Foote as our realtor because of her reputation and because she had been sending us post cards and updates on the market up there for a while. We were very happy with her! She provided spot-on advice about pricing our unit and good suggestions for staging and preparing our condo for sale - what to update and what didn't need to be changed. She marketed it well and, soon, we had an offer. Negotiations went well and we were under contract. All the paperwork was handled well - no snafus during inspection or pending stages and the closing went on without a hitch. We would highly recommend Cheryl! She was very professional, easy to work with, she listened to us and she always did for us what she promised she'd do... she worked hard for us. Chris and Mark Entman
It was a smooth ride working with Cheryl Foote and her team. The sale and transition went quick and easy. Their communication was seamless (even while traveling). We would definitely recommend them if you are thinking about selling your house! Alohi Madrigal
I had been interested in trying to find a place in Steamboat for quite some time but until recently it just wasn't a possibility. I finally got serious about trying to make something happen but was overwhelmed when I began to research for a buyers agent to help me find something. I had only bought my first house three years prior and was still pretty green when it came to real estate. I reached out to a friend who was my buyers agent on my first house in my hometown to see if she knew anybody in Steamboat. She didn't, but after her doing some research recommended I get in touch with Cheryl. A brief time later after a phone conversation with Cheryl I knew I had the right person! Shortly after my trip to Steamboat we were under contract for an absolutely perfect raw land lot that will soon have my home on it. I didn't know the first thing about purchasing land and Cheryl made sure to guide me through everything and made it super easy. We had a lot of different variables that came up with the land as it had an easement through the neighboring lot but Cheryl helped me steer through everything with ease and made sure it was all perfect for the closing. Cheryl is absolutely awesome and was a pleasure to work with! My schedule keeps me phone and email unavailable for large portions of the day and Cheryl and her assistant Chris were beyond accommodating and always kept me informed with everything and answered my many questions with promptness. Many times I would only have a short window of time for a phone call and in the few times I didn't reach Cheryl, Chris would be calling me back before I could even finish my voicemail asking what he could help me with and shortly then handing me off to Cheryl. I would 100 percent recommend Cheryl with anything real estate related and can't thank her enough for all her hard work making sure I got my property in Steamboat. Mark D. Jones
We meet Cheryl, almost 5 years ago, when she was representing a parcel of land that was going to auction.. The day the land was going to be auctioned off we collaborated with Cheryl, made an offer, and managed to usurp the property an hour prior to the auction. A year or so ago, we realized Steamboat was not going to be where we retired. So we put the land back on the market at a time when land want really selling in that area.. Through Cheryl's knowledge and advice we recently sold the property. I have to give Cheryl major kudos as it wasn't an easy situation.. She was always very responsive, even while being on a family vacation in a foreign country! Her assistant Chris was always available, and truly was a pleasure to work with. They make a stellar team.. Many thanks to both of you!! Susan Sanford
I found Cheryl by reading her reviews on Zillow and selected her based on her sales volume. I was slightly concerned that she would be too busy for us but that was absolutely not the case as she was very responsive and her assistant Chris was also able to answer questions for us. Within in a day of our initial contact she visited our property, offered her professional opinion on what improvements we needed to make and a few days later our condo was on the market. She sent us an impressive marketing plan that detailed how our property would be introduced to potential buyers and 30 days later we were under contract. We are now working with Cheryl to find a new place in Steamboat. She is extremely knowledgeable on the market and was helped us quickly find exactly what we were looking for. I highly recommend Cheryl whether you are looking to buy or sell in the Steamboat market. Dave and Laura Dunham
Cheryl was great to work with. We were purchasing a vacation home and therefore were not located in Steamboat. Cheryl is very responsive and made it easy to get through the purchasing process from afar. Keturah Nelson
When I first talked to Cheryl my family wasn't entirely sure that we were going to move to Steamboat and out of curiosity I called about a house that I had seen for sale on Zillow's website. When Cheryl called me we spoke for awhile and eventually arranged to meet. Cheryl spent an entire day with me showing me numerous houses in several neighborhoods around the Steamboat area all while knowing that we hadn't made a firm decision to move. I really enjoyed exploring the area with Cheryl. She happily answered all of my questions and she also shared a lot of helpful information about relocating to Steamboat. After seeing numerous houses we decided to put an offer on the house that I had originally called about. The transaction was somewhat complicated and there were many pieces that needed to come together to make it work for us. Cheryl helped us navigate through the process and we are happy to say we'll be moving to Steamboat soon. We would recommend Cheryl to anyone wanting to purchase property in Steamboat. Quincee & Buz
With the sale of my vacation property, I found Cheryl and her backup team to be the kind of "remote" professionals I needed. Executing a vacation condo sale from two time zones away can be challenging, especially when it comes to pricing strategy, market timing, and the need for decisive action. I felt comfortable with Cheryl's local expertise, her marketing efforts, and her counsel along the way. Most important - when it came to an offer and the sometimes frenetic pace of closing - I was extremely happy with her extended team of local resources and virtual tools. I executed a virtual closing on time with all necessary paperwork provided by my support team. A rare and welcome example of expertise and quality customer service! Jim Deveau, Former owner at the Steamboat Grand
We are writing to thank you for selling what was our Condo, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. For our first time selling property in the USA we wanted somebody knowledgeable, honest, and professional to guide us through the process. You were all that and more! Not only did you sell our Condo very quickly, you kept in touch with us about our search for our new Condo we purchased in Park City at the same time, even putting us in contact with your colleagues in the Park City. Our Condo was marketed well and thanks to you having been in this area for a long time and having an existing list of potential buyers, resulted in plenty of visitors. We appreciated being kept informed of discussions with interested buyers and especially grateful to you communicating to us on many odd out of work time hours due to me living in Australia. We have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and family and anyone in need of your professional services. You were amazing. Justin Melvey
When considering buying or selling property, one often confronts the looming questions of what Realtor to use or if they will benefit you. There are probably many questions you have and some you don’t know you should have. Who do you trust to get you through a stressful time? If you want an advocate, a professional company that will highlight the best things about your property, and an assistant who is organized and responsive, look no further that Cheryl Foote and her assistant Chris at Steamboat Sotheby’s. Cheryl Foote has accomplished several recent transactions that are life changing in dramatically positive ways. We knew she was dedicated to our interests when she had a survey completed because she knew we desired a fence. Again, when the radon results came back high, she requested a mitigation system be installed without any direction from us. It is such a great feeling to have an advocate working for you during a stressful time. I find Cheryl to be a person who is ethical, easy to connect with, thoroughly knowledgeable, responsive and creative. We successfully sold our home and bought another, and many times we thought how lucky we were to have Cheryl working for us. I plan on more transactions with her and her team in the future. Ann Collings & Brian Bradbury
Working with Cheryl on the purchase of our home in Steamboat has been an absolute pleasure. I am a Real Estate Broker in the Denver area and when my husband and I decided to buy a home in Steamboat I decided to find an Agent who has local knowledge of the area to partner up with. Working with Cheryl is one of the best things my husband and I could have done. Cheryl replied quickly to all our questions and helped make the process incredibly smooth. Cheryl is very knowledgeable of all things “Steamboat”, very professional and so easy to work with. Her colleague Chris was also so helpful and it was great to have access to both Cheryl and Chris’s expertise. I will definitely recommend Cheryl to anyone I know that is thinking of buying property in the Steamboat Springs area. April and Andrew Kempen
I have bought over fourteen properties and Cheryl was by far the best Realtor I have ever worked with. Having never purchased a condo in Colorado, it was important for me to work with someone that could explain the details that I was custom to knowing. She and her staff continually went beyond my expectations. Property management everywhere we went showed her respect, and for good reason....She is The Realtor in Steamboat. Thanks Cheryl and Chris (Cheryl's right hand man) for all that you did! Joyce Thompson
Cheryl and her team were very accessible and kept right on top of everything through to the closing. We appreciated it. Thanks!! Mike Watson
I have worked with Cheryl on three different properties over the past 5 years, she has always been honest and fair in all of my dealings with her. She and her staff have responded quickly and responsibly to my offers and to the clients interested in my properties. I will continue to use her skills and abilities to get things done. I would (and have) recommend her to my friends, family and acquaintances. Cheryl can make it happen! Trudy W.
We have never met Cheryl or Chris. We contacted them to sell our condo at Timber Run because Cheryl has kept us up to date with Steamboat Springs and the market conditions for the last few years. No other realtor contacted us or offered their services. They are very professional and we agreed to all the conditions of sale immediately. There was no pressure and during negotiations we reached a favorable agreement. We can easily recommend Cheryl to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Steamboat Springs. Don and Sherry
Hmmm, where to start. I must admit that when we decided to buy a condo in Steamboat (this Dec 2015) , I contacted Cheryl without reading any of the testimonials about her and wow, what a dumb luck thing. From the first initial email requesting her to contact us, we got a quick call back from Chery and after a brief conversation about what we were looking for, within minutes (literally) she sent us prospective properties in the price range we were looking. Since we have been to Steamboat many times over the years and were pretty familiar with the mountain and town, it did not take long to decide on a condo in the Timber Run condo complex and Chery did a fantastic job of negotiating an equitable sale price and we had a contract on it in just a couple of days or so (so it seems). It was just what we were looking for. Over the course of the next few days from the contract stage, Cheryl got us all the Information we needed to proceed with the purchase inclusive of the bank loan originator contact (Melanie who was also fantastic to work with), property inspection contacts, utility company contacts, condo rental information for the past year, and the Timber Run property manager Becky who was also great in answering our questions about the complex as well as blocking off the unit for our stay during the week we were there for closing. Also a special thank you to Chris from Cheryl’s office who went over to the Condo and took many many pictures of the unit that were not posted in the condo listing as well as getting us other requested information associated with the closing process. Not only is Cheryl a delightful person to work with, as others have also stated, she knows the Steamboat market and went what I consider above and beyond to make our condo buying experience a pleasant stress free experience. I swear at times when I would email or call Cheryl, I got the feeling she was just sitting there in her office tapping her fingers on her desk waiting for me to contact her. She is just that fast in responding and to this day, If we have a question as to who to contact about something it is not long before she sends it (she knows everyone in town). If you are thinking about buying or selling in Steamboat, call Cheryl, you will not be disappointed!!!! Jim and Vicky from Montgomery Texas
Working with Cheryl on the purchase of our townhome on Delta Queen was a wonderful experience from the very beginning when we first met virtually to pull together a list of homes to see, to the very end at closing. Cheryl was very intuitive about what we were looking for. Everything was organized and all mapped out for us and because of this and the homework she did to prepare, our visit to look at homes was extremely productive and efficient. Cheryl and her Assistant Chris have warm and inviting personalities that make it easy to work with them. Making an offer on a house always creates a lot of anxiety, but the professionalism and knowledge Cheryl provided greatly reduced that anxiety. Joe and I totally appreciated the prompt, knowledgeable and thorough reply to our emails and phone calls. We also appreciated the comradery that Cheryl and Chris had in working with the listing agent. All of this made us feel very comfortable with the sellers, and it wasn’t a buyer vs. seller “put on the boxing gloves” type of deal; Quite the contrary. We have nothing but positive feelings from our experience in working with Cheryl to purchase our home in “the boat”, and we would highly recommend Cheryl Foote to anyone. Karen DeFeo
Cheryl and her assistant Chris Babcock helped us sell our condo in Steamboat Springs, CO. They were both very knowledgeable, professional and helpful far and beyond what is normally expected from a real estate agent. Selling of the condo was a perfectly smooth and enjoyable process, without any stress. Should a new need to buy or sell a home arise, we will hire Cheryl and Chris again and we would recommend them to a friend. Dusanka Zupanski
Working with Cheryl was a pleasure. My circumstances are “unique” which required some unique negotiations – none of which I expected to come to fruition – but based on Cheryl’s efforts, a deal was in fact negotiated, amended during the process, and taken all the way through the closing - and my family is now living in the wonderful home. I was very impressed with how she handled the negotiations and the process overall. She was very attentive, diligent, and extremely effective in negotiating my interests. She has earned my respect and thanks – as my family loves the home and could not be happier with all that has transpired to get us there! Peter Smith
I absolutely loved working with Cheryl, she knows the market, works efficiently, and was quick and responsive! Very professional and easy to work with, got the deal done with no problems. Dena Platis
Cheryl was an exceptional realtor. She and her team helped my wife and me in our search for a lot in Steamboat to build our dream house. While my wife and I have been to Steamboat several times, she was able to show us some lots in new and up and coming neighborhoods that we didn't know about. Within 24 hours we had our dream lot that overlooks the ski resort under contract. I would highly recommend Cheryl and her team if you're looking for a property in the Steamboat Springs area! J.D. Greene
When the time came to sell our Stagecoach home, Cheryl was our choice. Having seen her name on several properties in the area, we gave her a call and were not let down. Her professionalism was impeccable. From the pictures of the house, to the advertisements, to the communication, both she and Chris impressed us. All went very smoothly and Cheryl's knowledge base of the area, diligence, and attention to detail made all transactions worry free.Thank you both for leading us through this step in our lives and making it seamless. Cathy and Diego Girard
Working with Cheryl was such a blessing. If we had not found her to represent us, we never would be in our new home. Cheryl knew that we wanted to upgrade from our condo to one particular small neighborhood in Steamboat. Over the last couple years, every time a property would come on the market in that neighborhood, she would keep us informed. Finally, the perfect house went up for sale at the perfect time, and Cheryl helped us get our condo under contract in just two weeks. Because of her close relationships with everyone in the real estate business in Steamboat, she was able to get the sellers of the home that we wanted to buy to accept our contingency offer. In the end, our condo sold on a Friday and we bought the new house on a Monday. We’ve upgraded in size and location and couldn’t be happier with our purchase. Cheryl is a top professional who is always on the ball, answering our questions immediately, all the time. Should we ever upgrade again in the future, we’ll work with Cheryl again without question. Timeri Tolnay
Cheryl Foote is an energetic agent that always exceeded my high expectations. Cheryl and her teammate Chris always kept me informed of showings and feedback from those showings. Their use of all forms of social and electronic media kept my property in front of an enormous amount of buyers. Cheryl’s knowledge of the market and her awesome attitude makes her the best choice for an expert agent in Steamboat Springs. Thanks for all you did. Mark Samuelson
As a first time home buyer in Steamboat Springs, working with Cheryl Foote and her team was a very a pleasant experience. Her expertise in the real estate market helped to guide me in the correct direction for selecting a property that met my objectives. In considering a property that would satisfy my living needs, investment needs, and long term goals, Cheryl most definitely met every expectation I had. The priority and urgency Cheryl and her team place on locating potential properties for the client are well noted, and I plan to have the Cheryl Foot Team at Sotheby's represent me in the future. Nathan
As life happens, my family did end up moving to Steamboat. One of the most seamless parts of the transition was having Cheryl as our agent. Her knowledge and experience in the area were both a huge asset in locating, offering and negotiating the purchase of our home. We depended on her to oversee every part of the purchase since we were buying from out of state. She managed inspections, appointments, counters, and loans without issue. Not only did she execute the sale flawlessly, but she was available for follow up afterwards. Cheryl went above and beyond the role of agent with her time and efforts to ensure a smooth transition for our family. Both her and Chris helped us with enrolling in schools, hooking up utilities and even inviting us into the community through social events. This is not your average agent, but someone truly dedicated to her work and committed to her clients. Tiprin Mandalay Follett
Thank you for representing us throughout the sale process of our West condo. We especially appreciate the sound strategies you employed to establish the listing price, the extensive web advertising presence used to market our unit locally, nationally, and internationally, and the timely showing feedback we received. You and your assistant, Chris, were always available and responsive to answer our questions and to offer professional advice. We will highly recommend you to anyone seeking an energetic, highly competent, professional realtor in the Steamboat area. Gary and Diane Kurek
Working with Cheryl to find our family's condo was a great experience. Her knowledge of locations all around Steamboat helped us pinpoint the perfect condo for our family. Cheryl helped make our long time dream of owning a place in the mountains a reality. We will pass her name on to all of our friends and family who might be looking for places in Steamboat. Brent and Janel Neuenschwander
It was an absolute pleasure working with Cheryl Foote. Being new to the area, We were unfamiliar with all the areas of Steamboat and didn't know where to start. Cheryl is incredibly knowledgeable and was a fantastic resource for us in our search. We were all over the map this summer. We looked at condos, townhomes, duplexes and single family homes. Not once, did we ever feel rushed or pressured to buy. Cheryl was incredibly patient with us but was always there when we needed her. Moreover, her easy-going and relaxed personality made house shopping fun. If you're in the market for a entry-level condo, a multi-million dollar Steamboat home, or anything in between, I could not recommend Cheryl Foote more highly. Brandon Sirstins
A big thank you to the best realtor and advisor in Steamboat Springs, Cheryl Foote. A job well done! As a first time home-owner I was a little nervous during the process, but Cheryl made it exciting and it was a great experience. She walked me through the process every step of the way, never leaving out any detail. Am very thankful for her support and understanding and I am very happy with my new home. Marcia
It was great working with Cheryl Foote and her assistant Chris Babcock during the sale of our condo in Steamboat Springs, CO. Cheryl made the transaction happen and everything went smoothly. I recommend Cheryl for all your Real Estate needs in and around Steamboat Springs, CO. Bill and Velva Strand
After several visits to Steamboat Springs and extensive review of properties with Cheryl, we found the perfect property for me! Her desire and ability to understand my needs, her knowledge in all facets of the real estate market, her availability and the level of concern and attention to all the details every step of the way, made this the smoothest and most satisfying real estate transaction in which I have ever been involved! She and her assistant, Chris Babcock, are truly a great team! Christie Hughes
My husband and I have lived in the Yampa Valley for 12 years and over this time we have become friends with many real-estate agents here in the valley. However, when we first met Cheryl there was an energy and drive about her that we both instantly connected with. We knew our situation would be tricky and only the best of the best could actually make it happen. That is exactly what Cheryl and her team did! We needed to sell our condo in order to buy a home in Steamboat, which has been a dream of ours for years. Within 45 days our condo was under contract. A week after our condo was under contract we were under contract on a single family home in Steamboat’s highly sought after Fairview neighborhood. We truly believe that had it not been for Cheryl we would not be living our dream! A big thank you to Cheryl and Chris you are in ours eyes the best Steamboat has to offer and would recommend your services to anyone. Meghan & Joe Schuetz
Cheryl Foote is an all around Real Estate professional, who listed and sold our condominium this year, She started with a very thorough market analysis, created a detailed marketing plan and worked until the property was sold. She and her marketing team are professional, personable, and detail oriented. She took care of all the minor details from start to finish, (and especially all the little things that can crop up at, and near the closing). We will definitely use her again when the time comes and highly recommend her as your trusted real estate professional. Thank you Cheryl! Mike & Joan K.
Cheryl was the perfect person to help us with our first home purchase. She was very patient and never laughed at our silly first time home buyer questions. She was very responsive, diligent and timely throughout the whole process. Seeing as I was out of state throughout most of the time we were under contract, she put my mind at ease that everything was being taken care of. I would recommend Cheryl to friends and family! Michelle
We enjoyed working with Cheryl Foote of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty on the sale of our Condo in Steamboat Springs. She is very knowledgeable about the market. Phone calls and emails were responded to promptly with concise answers to our questions. I would recommend Cheryl to anybody who is looking to buy or sell in Steamboat Springs. Also, Chris Babcock, who works with Cheryl, also was very helpful whenever called upon. George & Kathy Turner
We have known Cheryl for over 7 years. She has seen us through 2 purchases and a sale. To say that my husband and I were all over the board on what we wanted for the second purchase would be an understatement. Cheryl has incredible knowledge of the area’s markets, tons of patience, and a straightforward no nonsense approach to sales and purchases. She thinks of everything and make the process seem less scary. We loved working with her and would highly recommend her to anyone we know! Carla & Joe
I give Cheryl Foote 5 stars across the board! My husband and I owned property in Steamboat. He passed away and the property became a hardship. I had listed locally with realtors for 3 years and nothing minimal communication no effort toward selling my property for me 1 phone call in 6 months. I shared my story with Cheryl and she did it ! She communicates , she is professional, understands her clients needs and provides every detail in the process to the closing! If you want it sold-let the professionals do it. Cheryl Foote is Awesome!! feel free to contact me for my story! Ede Schwendl
Cheryl listened to what my priorities were in the home buying process and help me narrow down properties that fit my needs long before we started looking. Her knowledge of the market and they way HOA's work was extremely valuable. She helped me find financing and was always available to discuss my concerns. Cheryl is organized, prompt and advocated for me as a buyer. I will definitely work with her in the future and highly recommend her to my friends. Brande OHare
Cheryl is the best! I have used Cheryl to both buy and sell 5 different properties over the past 12 years and she has done an Amazing job every single time. She knows everything about this market which really helps with valuation as well as handling every detail of the transaction process. She also has great relationships with the other realtors in town which is a huge advantage when selling because she spreads the word right away and also has those contacts when searching for a new place to buy. She is very driven and focused and you can be confident she is always working for you. If you are looking for a realtor in Steamboat Springs, Cheryl is one of the best out there. Aaron Bailey
While considering a job opportunity in Steamboat, we had the good fortune of working with Chris and Cheryl. Our family had considerable challenges in making the decision to move from California since we had never been to Steamboat, but Chris and Cheryl were available night and day to help us through. Their knowledge, personal attention, quick response and detailed information provided us with the guidance we needed to decide whether or not we could relocate three kids and a horse to a whole new community. Cheryl was thoroughly engaged in all aspects of our house hunt, from taxes to schools. Her expertise as a realtor made us confident we would be well-represented in buying property in an area unfamiliar to us. Although we weren't first time home buyers, we had never dealt with either the climate considerations or the state-specific laws of Colorado. Cheryl's patient explanations of everything we needed to know helped to put us at ease. Her ability to objectively describe life in Steamboat made her invaluable to us. Chris followed through quickly on all of our many requests. Together, the two of them provided us with a real sense of accuracy, reliability and professional courtesy that is hard to find and a pleasure to work with. Tiprin
Cheryl Foote was our agent on our recent purchase of a vacation home in Steamboat Springs. What we were looking for wasn't easy to find, but Cheryl was tireless, upbeat, energetic, practical and full of great local knowledge and insights to help us narrow down our search. She is so efficient and on top of things -- if we had a question she either knew the answer, or immediately texted her amazing assistant, Chris, and in no time we had subdivision plats, tax and ownership records, whatever would help. We felt so confident that we were getting all the information we needed to make the right decision. Once under contract, her extensive contacts made easy work of all our financing, inspection and remediation issues. If you are looking to sell or buy in the greater Steamboat area, we enthusiastically recommend her. Marc Sheridan & Melissa King
I want to thank Cheryl again for all her help and expertise. She kept us informed and updated during and prior to the sale of our property. We had a few hurdles that she handled professionally and could explain the processes to us. We appreciated her patience and candor. Lillian Ryer
I recently sold my home in Steamboat Springs. My realtor was Cheryl Foote, and I can't thank her enough for helping me with the sale. To fully appreciate Cheryl's success in getting the house sold, I need to first explain that my home had many challenges. It was a side by side duplex with one unfinished unit. I knew from the start that it would take a special buyer to appreciate my house and the wonderful opportunities it presented for the right person. Cheryl was able to guide me through the process, including giving me suggestions on what needed to be done before the first open house and she pointing me in the right direction to get answers to zoning questions. Also, I especially appreciated her encouragement along the way. Additionally, I would like to thank Cheryl's assistant Chris Babcock for his help with the sale. I definitely recommend Cheryl to anyone that is looking to sell or buy property in Steamboat Springs or Routt County. Sigrid Lucas
After years of unsuccessful attempts at selling my Steamboat Springs condo, finding Cheryl proved to be the missing link. Working with her was a great experience and I cannot say enough good things about her. She helped me through the challenging and laborious short sale process with knowledge and professionalism, and was always on top of every twist and turn, especially when things did not go as expected. But most importantly, Cheryl’s professional and comprehensive knowledge of the real estate industry, combined with her straight forward and trustworthy personality made me feel at ease even during the most difficult times in the process. Her hard work and dedication to getting the condo sold never wavered. She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend Cheryl Foote, without hesitation, for her expertise, experience, and integrity. Erin Murphy
I have found working with Cheryl Foote and her assistant Chris Babcock to sell our rental property was a seemless and easy process. Initially, Chris took professional photographs of our rental unit and was able to show the property in the best light possible. I believe that the photos were solely responsible for the large amount of internet traffic that our listing enjoyed. When there were a few hick-ups with the transaction, Cheryl readily found a solution and immediately resolved the problem. Cheryl was always available to take our phone calls and responded quickly to texts and emails. In short, she was a wonderful broker to work with and my husband and i would highly recommend Cheryl and Chris for your next transaction! Yuri & Leslie Goldstein
Cheryl was especially professional and helpful. She was quick to help out when the unit was not cleared out as it should have been and came up with a solution in short order. Appreciated all her help. Maury Handler
I recently listed and sold two properties in Steamboat Springs. I was very fortunate to have Cheryl Foote as my agent for both transactions. Her professionalism and attention to detail are unsurpassed. She made me feel like I was top priority and always had time for my questions and concerns, despite the demands of her busy schedule. Cheryl exudes enthusiasm and energy in everything she does and the results are proof. Her attitude towards life, people and the Yampa Valley is positively beautiful and genuine. What else can I say? If I was looking to buy or sell another property in Steamboat Springs, I would seek out Cheryl Foote. Dave
Cheryl was the best. She was very professional, very friendly, always happy and so easy to talk to. She took my husband and I to see lots of homes in just two days. My husband and I did not make a decisions at that time and had to return to Houston. Cheryl kept us informed of any houses for sale that she thought would be suitable for us and even took our daughter, Lisa, and her friends to look at some of these houses. Our daughter had just started college in Steamboat and Cheryl was very willing to help Lisa settle in and to help if she had any problems. Cheryl was very well informed about each house and the areas we looked at and she always had an answer to any of our questions. When we decided on our home to buy she did all the necessary work in a very timely manner and when we closed on our house it was easy. I would definitely recommend Cheryl to anyone who is looking for a Realtor in Steamboat and I think we have made a new friend. Cant wait to catch up next time we are in Steamboat. Audrey
It was great working with someone who has such a vast knowledge of our community and local real estate. She was always available for those little questions and gems of advice. Her passion and drive for slingin local real estate is up there with the best! You guys rock. Eric Schankerman
Cheryl is one of the brightest , kindest realtors I know and we were proud to have her represent us. We always felt taken care of and her guidance was extremely appreciated during the listing time but mostly during the contract period. She was always available and went above and beyond to help us through. We would highly recommend Cheryl! Richard and Kathy Arce
Working with Cheryl Foote and her team at Sotheby's in Steamboat Springs was probably the best experience I have ever had in selling real estate. From listing to closing, every detail was handled quickly, professionally, and always with a lot of communication. She is experienced, very energetic, and has a great team to handle details. She helped us time the market well, so that when we decided to finally list, the property was under contract in a couple of weeks at a satisfactory price to us! I would not hesitate to work with Cheryl Foote again, she is a real pro .. Sue Kimball
Working with Cheryl Foote was an absolute pleasure. Cheryl sold my condo in seven days. She is a women true to her word. She took professional photos of my condo, made suggestions to enhance the look of the condo, advertised and priced the condo on target. Cheryl answered all my questions graciously and professionally right through my closing and sale. Doing business with Cheryl was a delight. Florence Lipsman
My wife and I have bought, sold, and rented many homes over the years and have dealt with every kind of realtor imaginable - - - literally, the good, the bad, and the really ugly! We can tell you with absolute certitude that Cheryl is the finest real estate professional we have ever dealt with. And here’s why: - Cheryl really knows the Steamboat and Routt County real estate market. She is a professional, full-time agent working 200% for her client. - She does her homework. The first time we met her, we were so impressed with her knowledge of our neighborhood, the long and short-term sales trends, the history and benefits of living in our neighborhood, etc. Not just the normal realtor stuff; Cheryl really knew what she was talking about. The consummate professional. - We had done some independent analysis to estimate what our home ‘should’ sell for and Cheryl’s numbers were spot on and actually, a bit better. - Cheryl was totally enthusiastic about the sales potential of our home and was always there when we had questions. - She was realistic about what buyers would love about the house and also (and most importantly) what would turn them off, as well as providing recommendations to mitigate any potential issues/concerns. - She is very aggressive/proactive and took the lead on everything to make our lives easier during this very stressful time. Her communication really helped us relax during the entire sales process. - Cheryl had loads of (serious!) potential buyers coming through the home as soon as we put it on the market. She also made sure that all the real estate agents in town were invited to walk through. - The photographs of the home were done by a skilled photographer who is an expert in architectural and real estate photography. No blurry iPhone images taken by some amateur. Therefore, the sales brochures, web presence, newspaper and magazine ads, etc. were incredibly professional and stunning. - Cheryl leads a superb team who are equally dedicated to selling your home. Of special note is Chris Babcock who was extremely professional and polite, always followed up, offered valuable advice and encouragement, and was a genuine pleasure to work with. - How did we hear about Cheryl? Our neighbor had Cheryl sell her home and had nothing but praise for her. BTW, Cheryl sold my neighbor’s home in 3 days! Finally, we cannot say enough about the professionalism and dedication of Cheryl and her team. They were a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend them. Oh, and did we mention that she sold our home in 4 days; with multiple competing offers; for full price!! Not bad! Nice work, Cheryl. Thank you for everything. Bob and Mary
Cheryl is such a pleasure to work with we enjoyed the whole experience tremendously. She made the home buying experience fun and we actually spent most of our vacation meeting with her. We plan to visit her every time we come to steamboat to check on her and her family. She responded immediately with great advice and decorator tips as well anytime we called or text. Thanks Cheryl! Bill & Mary Parker
Cheryl was great to work with. She spent two days driving us around the mountain area to check out units similar to the one we wanted and eventually bought. Even though she represented the seller we felt we could trust her opinion regarding the different units we viewed. If we are ever in the market to buy or sell again in Steamboat we will be calling Cheryl. Jim Hellman
Cheryl did a great job in getting our home sold. She is knowledgeable in the local market, professional, energetic and worked hard at making sure our needs were met. I would definitely refer her to others looking for a top notch Realtor. Steve & Ann Moore
We recently purchased a house in Steamboat Springs with the help of my Realtor, Cheryl Foote, and her Assistant, Chris Babcock. It had always been a dream of mine to own a house in Steamboat Springs. I took a leap of faith on my last trip in April, 2014 and contacted Chris. He immediately put me in touch with Cheryl. Within 24 hours Cheryl was able to identify what I actually wanted, even when I didn't know myself. She quickly could see that I was more interested in a townhome than a condominium. She narrowed down the market efficiently and was able to show me some quality properties in a very short time. Her knowledge of the steamboat market and availability was extremely helpful. She then repeated the process with my husband over the next two days because he had been unable to attend some of our first showings. This meant that she was essentially repeating what she had already done with me. I'm sure that is a frustrating process for a Realtor, but she was patient with our needs. The rest of our business transaction was done long distance. Over the next two months we reevaluated the properties and reevaluated the market for any new offerings. By the time we made an offer on a listing we were quite comfortable that it was the house we wanted. Cheryl was able to guide us through the negotiations with sage advice as to what I should offer in order to achieve the acquisition of the home. She had to go the extra distance as I was out of town through some of the process. She continued to visit the property and send me video updates so that I could adequately evaluate the inspection report and the inspection objections. It turned out to be a complicated transaction but Cheryl was extremely patient and also very encouraging. There were times when I truly wondered if we were headed in the right direction,but Cheryl was able to focus our energy and objectives. We finally closed on the house and I'm very excited about what the future brings. None of this would have been possible if it had not been for Cheryl's help, expertise, and encouragement. Nancy Newman & George Boatwright
It was a pleasure working with Cheryl. She was professional and prompt, handling everything beyond my expectations. I dealt with her long-distance and never met her face to face until closing. It was easy and convenient. She understood the issues regarding second residence and rental properties, knew the market in Steamboat well, dealt with property managers and others for me, saving me tremendous time and effort. She also provided weekly updates, market information, direction and insider knowledge that was invaluable. I was very pleased with Cheryl and her staff. The entire process was effortless for me. I highly recommend her. Margie Albert
It was a pleasure working with Cheryl. She is thorough, prompt, goes out of her way to be helpful, and is obviously a very knowledgeable, professional real estate agent. It's nice to have someone that answers e-mails, phone messages, and lots of questions immediately. She is good about explaining things, providing names and resources for getting information needed to make the close as painless as possible. I enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her. Dave Wiese
Cheryl can be described in one word....."Awesome"! She listened to what we were looking for and instinctively knew the best properties to show us. She is tenacious (in a good way!) and made my wife and family totally at ease in the process. Cheryl truly cares about you and about doing the best job for you. We highly recommend her. Joe & Janet Miller
We were very fortunate to have had Cheryl Foote as our realtor. She was very professional and did a fantastic job of marketing our home. She kept us informed weekly as to comments and action with our home and gave us good advice when needed. Cheryl was a knowledgeable and delightful realtor, and I hope many with have the pleasure of working with her as their realtor. Nancy McConnell
Cheryl is the most professional Realtor I have ever worked with. She is so caring and honest. I was moving from Florida to Steamboat Springs after loosing my husband to cancer; Cheryl was extremely thoughtful and always went out of her way to make the transition as easy as possible for me. I not only gained an incredible realtor... But also a friend. Gretchen Herrero
Cheryl was a true professional to work with. She went above and beyond our detailed research and found us a perfect home in an area that wasn’t even on our radar. Even while on vacation with her family she fielded our phone calls, and most importantly, her intimate knowledge of the Steamboat market helped get us a great deal. Samantha & Glenn
There are at least three things I like about Cheryl Foote, based on our recent closing of our town home: I like her ‘impatient’ get-it-done personality. I like her keeping us informed via text, email and phone. Realtors buy and sell property every day; and I do it once in 15-years; I really appreciated her ‘hand-holding’ and guidance, especially since I am detail oriented. I like her understanding of our desires and only showing us properties that were real candidates. I like her working almost 24-hours a day to keep this on track with everyone’s crazy schedules. I liked her taking the time to show the property again to our son, Danny. Well maybe there are more than 3 things. Paul & Mary Randolph
If you’re considering buying or selling property in Steamboat, you owe it to yourself to call Cheryl Foote. Her knowledge of the Steamboat market and obvious passion for helping others find their special place combine to make the experience both productive and enjoyable. We had the pleasure of working with Cheryl when looking to fulfill a long standing dream of owning a condo in Steamboat. She has a local’s knowledge of Steamboat and quickly helped us focus our search on the properties that met our criteria. She seemed to know everyone in town and was able to schedule showings and obtain information at a moment’s notice. Her energy level and work ethic are amazing. Cheryl is a true professional and her enthusiasm for what she does made our experience truly enjoyable. We would definitely work with her again and highly recommend that you do too. Dave & Gail
We were seeking an aggressive agent to get our house sold when the economy had turned. not only did Cheryl counsel us through dealing with our bank, she got our house sold and we were able to move on. We look forward to the recovery and getting back into the market. Deb and Keith
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Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty announces the launch of SIR Mobile.

The saying, “there’s an app for that,” has never been more true, especially for real estate.

Forget about all those huge real estate sites like Zillow and Trulia and their corresponding apps, which, let’s face it, are often grossly inaccurate. Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty has partnered with Smarter Agent, the leader in mobile real estate technology to launch our very own free app, SIR Mobile.

There’s no doubt technology has changed the way we do business, especially in real estate. We know that for some, technology can be annoying, distracting, and even overwhelming. And sometimes it seems like half the world walks around their nose in their phones, connected on one level and disconnected on another, with so-called “social media” making people less social than ever.

That’s why we’ve harnessed technology to do the opposite.

Now it’s easier than ever (as much as we hate to use the tired expression “one click” it’s actually true) to get all the most up-to-date local real estate information you need on your Android, iPhone or iPad anytime, from anywhere, anytime.

It’s never been more convenient to preview a home right from your mobile device, with high quality photos and an interface that is easy and intuitive. Or connect with your broker to get more information – again, one click, and you can email or call. The power is literally in your hands, because our app has all these cool features and more:

GPS/Location-Based Search
Picture this: you’re driving through your favorite neighborhood and you see a “For Sale” sign in front of a cool house. Maybe you are looking for your next home. Or, maybe you are just curious – you want to see what it looks like on the inside and are curious about the asking price. Either way, you want more information but aren’t at the point that you want to talk to an agent or set up a showing of the property. Well, with SIRMobile, you can have a virtual showing of the home right there from the comfort and privacy of your car! Simply click on the “compass” navigation feature, and the GPS search will quickly pull up all the listings closest to your location, making it super easy to find the listing you’re looking for (or in this case, looking at). While you are there, the app will also show you other properties in your immediate vicinity. If there is another one that looks intriguing but you don’t quite know how to find it from where you are, the GPS feature of SIR Mobile will provide you with driving directions.

Super-charged Search
Find homes for sale, search recent home sale prices, or refine your search to your heart’s content. Want to find a home near the ski area? Looking for something in Old Town? Always dreamed of a big ranch property where the deer and the antelope (okay, elk) play? Hone in your property search and get to know the neighborhoods that you are interested in. A dynamic map feature will also display all available homes for sale based on your location or the neighborhood you might be interested in.

Save and Share
Maybe you’re planning your next trip to Steamboat, and you are thinking about checking out some real estate while you are in town. Good news! With the SIRMobile app, you can do your research ahead of time and save your search or favorite properties to view later, and they will all be saved right on your mobile device so that you can quickly and easily go back to them at any time. Let’s say, while doing your research, you stumble upon your dream property in Steamboat Springs and you have to let your spouse, your kids or your best friend see it. No problem! Using the “Share” feature of SIRMobile, with one click, you can send the property to another mobile device via text or email, or share it on Facebook or Twitter. You can also use the “Send to a Friend” feature to forward the app to anyone so that they can join in on the fun. The iPad app even allows you to take notes on your various searches.

Connect with a real, live person!
OK – you have been driving around, doing your research, and you have chosen a handful of favorite properties. You’ve viewed them online, seen the photos, read about the features, and you want to check them out in person. This is when “connectivity” becomes a good thing. Unlike those big real estate sites, SIR Mobile makes it easier than ever to connect with a broker. No more calling into an 800-number that sends you to who-knows-where, and who-knows-who. Select the “Call to See” option to connect with a local Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty professional – someone who actually knows what they’re talking about, who can give you up-to-date and accurate local market information, or who can schedule a time to show you the property.

Getting the App
Downloading the app is free and fast. It is “light” so it won’t take up a lot of memory or data on your device. Simply search “SIRMobile” from your App Store, or visit our SIR MOBILE APP WEBSITE where you will be able to enter your phone number and have the app sent directly to your phone or iPad.



Renting your home in a ski town can be rough waters. Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty’s Leasing Division has some advice to help you find your way.

Beyonce made headlines last winter when she used Airbnb to rent a $10,000/night luxury home in Altos Hills, California during the Super Bowl. The news wasn’t so much about the price she paid or how grandiose the property was: The story was an indication that the luxury home rental market is bigger than ever and even celebrities are entrusting online booking sites like Airbnb to book these extravagant properties.

In Steamboat, the luxury vacation rental market is hotter than ever. “Steamboat was at full capacity a few times this summer. These are some of the highest numbers we’ve ever had in terms of vacation rentals,” says Kristi Hoffman of SSIR’s Leasing Division. Not only does the rental market increase the value for real estate, it’s also a feeder market for buyers who want to test out specific locations or property types before buying.

This is all good news, but with the increased demand comes increased risk. Property owners need to be well educated about all the responsibilities that come with renting in order to protect themselves and their property. We sat down with Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty’s own Leasing Division gurus Kristi Hoffman and Dunte Valrey to find out what every property owner needs to know before uttering the words “for rent,” especially if you are considering posting your home online.

1) Make sure your tenants are well vetted.

There is more liability in renting your property than people realize, and a lot of online vacation rental services like Airbnb and VRBO don’t protect owners as well as you might think. A recent article in Vanity Fair exposes the ugly side of using an online vacation rental site.

Vetting potential tenants requires a lot more than a verified email account and phone number, which is all that is required of most of the online sites. “We do three different background checks on all of our tenants,” Kristi says. “We’re meeting everyone in person and talking to them face to face.” It’s also important to have a personal contact if something does go wrong, and companies like Airbnb have grown so big that just getting someone on the phone can be a challenge.

2) Know the market when you decide how much to charge for rent.

The Steamboat rental market is so fluid that there are no “comps” to determine how much to charge for rent in terms of basic square footage or number of bedrooms.

Factors like location, finishes, amenities and property type come into play. “We often surprise owners for what they can get in rent for their properties,” Kristi says. “Right now, the rental market is awesome for property owners. You can’t just look in the paper to figure out how much to charge in rent. There’s so much more to it than that.”

3) Make sure your lease is iron clad.

A well-written lease is one of the most important ways for a homeowner to be protected against liability, yet many people will download a basic lease off the Internet. “There are a lot of random laws specific to Colorado, like marijuana being legalized, for example,” Kristi says. “Property owners probably don’t want tenants growing six pot plants on their property, even though it is not illegal to do so.”  There are other local and state laws to also consider, so having a lease that is at least reviewed by a lawyer is key. “Our lease is iron-clad,” Kristi says. “It was just rewritten to take into account some of these new laws.”

4) Compile a list of service providers (electricians, plumbers, etc.) you can trust.

A lot of homeowners who live far away don’t realize how important it is to have a list of vendors and contractors they can rely on. “We have cultivated a list of vetted vendors and contractors we really trust. Having those connections, especially in a resort town where contactors are often hard to get a hold of is key,” Kristi says.

5) Hire a local property manager in case something goes wrong.

Even luxury properties aren’t immune to the occasional water leak, power outage or other issues that need to be dealt with in person. When it comes to taking care of your property and your tenants, it’s ideal to have someone to take the calls and meet the clients’ demands with a level of professional and personal service that can’t be found on the Internet, or trying to manage a property from afar. That is where the personal service comes in,” Kristi says. “There is no one better than Dunte. He goes above and beyond to make sure our clients, and their properties, are well taken care of.”

CLICK HERE to check out Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty’s leasing portfolio.



Steamboat based photographer Noah Wetzel turns to the wilderness for inspiration.

A lot of people pull their share of the weight at work, but Noah Wetzel carries it all on his back. The 29-year-old photographer regularly hauls heavy gear into the wilderness, sometimes hitting the trail in the middle of the night to get to a prime location by first light. Sometimes he does this for days on end, and the hours and the intensity of his labor can be grueling. “But once I’m out there, it’s always worth it,” he says.

The Wisconsin native moved to Steamboat sight unseen to attend CMC in 2005 and, inspired by the freeskiing movement and the ski and snowboard videos of the early 2000’s, knew he wanted to document all the fun that could be had in the mountains. Eventually, he traded in the video camera for a professional grade still camera and found his calling as a photographer. Focused mainly on landscape and action photography, Wetzel splits his time between Steamboat and Alta, Utah, aiming his lens at wherever the trail—and the adventure, however unexpected—might lead.

SSIR: How did you get into photography?
Noah Wetzel:  I started skiing when I was 14 and freeskiing had just started to gain momentum.  Watching my idols travel the world, skiing and documenting the fun with their friends inspired me. I decided to move to Steamboat and go to CMC with my friend Graham even though I’d never seen a picture of the town – I knew both college and skiing out west were a necessity. Throughout college I continued to film, however when I graduated from CMC in 2007 I sold my film equipment and picked up my first DSLR, a professional grade still camera. I had an eye for composition but that’s about it. I was totally self-taught. So I just started shooting and learning, and it all evolved from there.

SSIR: How would you describe your style?
NW:  I love shooting action and working with talented athletes, but I really love shooting landscape. It gets me out into the wilderness. I’m alone a lot of the time and it’s very meditative and peaceful. Showcasing the landscape and focusing on composition and light applies to all the photography I do. I try to capture the natural beauty of the location in each shot regardless if I’m shooting landscape, action, lifestyle, or portraits.

SSIR: What inspires you?
NW: Just being in the wilderness and feeling the power of nature combined with a passion for travel and meeting unique individuals. Every time I find my creativity lacking or I feel exhausted and start to question things, I venture into the wilderness and immediately the creativity and inspiration start flowing once again. With every wilderness experience or road trip I always return recharged and motivated to keep moving forward towards my goals.

SSIR: Are you more technically oriented or creative and how do you balance the two?
NW: I’m more creative for sure. I’m completely self-taught. I’ve never been a gear head or one for specifics. I’ve had to figure it out through experience, adjusting on the fly until repetition makes specific camera settings an obvious choice. Every day you learn something new as a photographer, no matter what level you’re at. I also like shooting stuff that’s out of my comfort zone because that’s how I learn. I think the best photographers are the ones who can shoot anything. If I have a camera in my hand I’m happy no matter what.

SSIR: What is your favorite season/time of year to shoot?
NW: I love the fall colors in Steamboat, and it’s off-season, so I have more time to get out there and shoot what I want.

SSIR: How far will you go to get the shot?
NW: As far as I need to go. I’ve done some pretty crazy stuff. As a photographer you need to have a lot of energy…to be able to dig deep when needed. I often haul a ton of gear and sometimes I have to function on very little sleep, but as soon as I get out there it’s worth it 100 percent. Sometimes you can grind it out hiking 8 miles in the dark, but mother nature is the one who decides if she’s going to put on a show or not. You have to have a lot of patience.

SSIR: Tell us about your involvement with Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty.
NW: You would think that with a real estate company, they’d just want photographers to shoot houses for listings. But that’s not the case at all. They want photos that represent this community and the beauty in the surrounding area. They want to showcase Steamboat in the best possible light, and so do I.

To learn more about Noah Wetzel and his work, CLICK HERE to check out his website.

CLICK HERE to view Noah’s photography featured on the Destinations page of Sotheby’s International Realty.


You don’t want to miss Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty’s 11th Annual Labor Day Home Tour. On Saturday, September 3 from 1-5pm, this is, by far, the largest home tour of the year, featuring 28 homes in and around Steamboat which are currently listed for sale.

FREE and self-guided, you are welcome to visit as many or as few of the homes as you would like and you can go at your own pace. No plan, no tour guide, no pressure!

The properties on tour are spread throughout the Strawberry Park, Downtown, Fish Creek, Mountain, and South Valley areas, and are priced from $489,000 to $5.9M, including several luxury homes.

CLICK HERE for a list and map of all of the homes that will be on tour. Call me at 970.846.6444 with questions or for more information on any of the homes you plan on seeing or need help finding.


We’re not just about real estate – as it turns out, Sotheby’s knows a thing or two about wine.

Can you imagine paying over $200,000 for a bottle of wine?

Sotheby’s has a 46-year old wine division, Sotheby’s Wine, which is both a retail wine merchant and a wine auctioneer that sold a worldwide total of $60.4 million worth of wine at auction in 2015. (And you thought real estate was expensive!) Sotheby’s Wine broke the world record for the highest price paid for a single standard sized bottle of wine when a bottle of Château Lafite 1869 sold in 2010 at the Lafite Ex Cellars sale in Hong Kong for $232,692. Sotheby’s Wine also broke the record for a wine collection sold at auction when wines from the Cellar of William I. Koch (New York, 19-21 May 2016) brought a total of $21.9 million, with 100% lots sold.

Chances are you won’t find a bottle of wine that costs as much as a house at the Steamboat Wine Festival, but you will find Sotheby’s Wines as one of the event sponsors. You’ll also discover a lot of great wines and, even though it’s a lot to digest, learn something new. We caught up with Glenn Wiedemer, who runs the wine program at Central Park Liquor and has been in the wine industry for over a decade, to get some advice on how to navigate the waters of all that wine at The Steamboat Wine Festival.

Steamboat Sotheby’s: What’s trending right now in the wine industry?

Glenn Wiedemer: The hottest category in the industry by far is rosé. It’s very popular right now. The skin is left in contact with the juice to give it a pink color. These wines are crisp, clean, and fruit focused with no tannins. It’s very food friendly so it crosses a lot of lines in terms of pairings.

If you like wines on the sweeter side, Moscatos are also trendy right now. Moscato is a type of grape that can be white, pink or red and can be found as a still or sparkling wine.

In the reds, blends continue to be very sought after, from Cabernet-based to Merlot-based to Zinfandel-based, typically a blend of 3 to 4 varietals. The saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is true of blended reds.

SS: What’s the can’t-miss event of the festival?

GW: The Farm to Barn Wine dinner that kicks off the event on Wednesday night is spectacular—that’s why it sells out every year. It not only features great wines but fresh, local foods prepared by some of the best chefs. If you want to get in, you have to get in early. I also love the Wine on the Mountain Reserve Tasting on Thursday at the top of the gondola. My favorite thing is taking the gondola down at sunset. It’s also a great way to taste some really nice wines.

SS: Are there any new wine regions to explore?

GW: Portugal is producing some really nice wines from grapes most have not heard of. While known for their port which is produced in the Douro region, there are a variety of great wines also from this region and further south. I’ve tasted some nice light reds that are unoaked and refreshing from this area. Vhino Verde is the most widely consumed of all Portuguese white wines, it’s crisp with a slight effervescence.

SS: Any last words of advice?

GW: Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to be good. People just don’t trust it if it’s below a certain price point but you can get a lot of good wines for under $15/bottle, you just have to do your homework.

Come visit our booth at the Steamboat Stroll event on Friday and get your Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty wine bottle tote bag, a collaboration with local boutique Ohana, which will come in handy throughout the weekend.

To learn more about the Steamboat Wine Festival click HERE


3276 Snowflake Ct Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Thursday, 7/21 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS:  This 5-bedroom, 4 and a half-bath half-duplex on Snowflake Court is walking distance to the base area and has enough space for the largest families. The home features views of the gondola, a very large master suite with sun room, private balcony, steam shower, and jetted tub. Two large en-suite bedrooms, two living areas, sauna, central vacuum, and radiant in-floor heating are just a few of the other amazing things to love about this home. Offered at $1,100,000 Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/SnowflakeCourt

464 8th Street Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Thursday, 7/21 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS:  Living in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs offers convenience, community, and ownership over a piece of western history. This fantastic three bedroom home on 8th street features a main level master suite, new knotty alder kitchen cabinets, modern appliances, full laundry room, rich wood floors, new interior paint, breakfast nook, and french doors out to a private balcony. Just steps from Soda Creek Elementary School, Boys and Girls Club and Open Park Areas provides for a great place to grow. Just a short walk to downtown shops, restaurants, the core trail bike path, and all the amazing year round downtown Steamboat events, this great home offers an outstanding blend of community and accessibility. This home is situated on one and a half lots with the opportunity to build a garage with a caretaker unit, and currently features a generously sized fully-fenced backyard. Priced to sell, this home won't last long. Offered at $599,000 Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 

1875 Ski Time Square Dr. #511 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Thursday, 7/21 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS: Fantastic fifth floor 3-bedroom ski-in ski-out condo at the mountain-modern Torian Creekside building just a few feet from the world-class slopes of Steamboat Ski Resort. Enjoy all the excellent restaurants and shops of Torian Plum plaza and exciting year round base area activities staying in your spacious upper level condo with 3-bedrooms and 3-baths. With stunning mountain views from every room, you can look up the mountain to the top of the gondola and catch the amazing colors of the alpenglow. Enjoy stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and tasteful mountain contemporary furnishings throughout. Offered at $674,500 Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/TorianCreekside511

1855 Ski Time Square Dr #504 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Thursday, 7/21 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS: This wonderfully large Torian Plum 2-bedroom condo is an affordable ski-in-ski out condo ready for new upgrades. Walk just a few feet to the ski slopes, and enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of Torian Plum plaza while owning this spacious upper level 2 bedroom 2 bath condo. This unit has stunning views of the base area from it's covered balcony and can be enjoyed all year round. Well maintained and being sold fully-furnished, this base area ski condo is the perfect blend of convenience and luxury at nearly 1,250 square feet. Offered at $475,000 Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/TorianPlum504


Come Join me for a tour of two fantastic Mountain Area 4-bedroom options. A large 4-bedroom townhome with a 1-car garage with a seasonal shuttle to the base area, and a 4-bedroom ski-in ski-out top-floor condo at the Snow Flower with views of the South Valley. Hope to see you there!

2837 Kitzbuhel Ct Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Wednesday, 7/13 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS:  This 4 bedroom mountain townhome features granite counters, wood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a 1-car garage. With an open concept living room and kitchen, seasonal on-call shuttle to the slopes, and a common area outdoor hot tub, this Elk Run townhome has all the amenities you need to relax during any season. Owner pets are allowed, and sidewalks and bike paths are right nearby and lead all the way downtown. Some brand new living room and master bedroom furniture gives this over 2,100 square foot townhome a polish that makes it stand out as the move-in ready option you've been searching for. Offered at $680,000, Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/ElkRunTHM

2200 Apres Ski Way #311​​​​​​​ Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Wednesday, 7/13 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS: This top floor fully-furnished 4-Bedroom 3-Bath ski condo at the base area's Snow Flower condominiums has a brand new kitchen with alder cabinets, granite counters, tile floors, pendant lighting and stainless appliances. The large main living area right off the kitchen is an open and bright social space ideal for bringing family and friends together after a long day on the slopes. Offered at $699,000, Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/SnowFlower311


237 Hill Street Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Wednesday, 7/6 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS:  This 4 bedroom downtown home has been completely remodeled down to the studs, inside and out, with a brand new covered deck and a detached one-bed one-bath apartment above a heated 2-car garage that generates healthy monthly income. Offered at $899,000, Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/237HillStreet

3012 Aspen Leaf Way Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Wednesday, 7/6 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS:  3012 Aspen Leaf Way is a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath luxury townhome located right on the free bus route in the mountain area. With 2 living areas, oversized garage, expanded deck, granite & stainless kitchen, and sunset views from the master suite, this townhome is a special property for locals or second home owners alike. Offered at $525,000, Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/3012AspenLeaf

3276 Snowflake Ct Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Wednesday, 7/6 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS:  This 5-bedroom, 4 and a half-bath half-duplex on Snowflake Court is walking distance to the base area and has enough space for the largest families. The home features views of the gondola, a very large master suite with sun room, private balcony, steam shower, and jetted tub. Two large en-suite bedrooms, two living areas, sauna, central vacuum, and radiant in-floor heating are just a few of the other amazing things to love about this home. Offered at $1,100,000, Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/SnowflakeCourt


Happy Independence Day to Everyone! As we all celebrate this coming weekend and into next week, please join me in touring some fantastic Steamboat properties. I hope to see you at these Open Houses! Call me for more information 970-846-6444, Cheryl@CherylFoote.com.


3012 Aspen Leaf Way Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Saturday, 7/2 2:00 - 4:00PM
DETAILS:  3012 Aspen Leaf Way is a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath luxury townhome located right on the free bus route in the mountain area. With 2 living areas, oversized garage, expanded deck, granite & stainless kitchen, and sunset views from the master suite, this townhome is a special property for locals or second home owners alike. Offered at $525,000, Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/3012AspenLeaf


237 Hill Street Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Wednesday, 7/6 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS:  This 4 bedroom downtown home has been completely remodeled down to the studs, inside and out, with a brand new covered deck and a detached one-bed one-bath apartment above a heated 2-car garage that generates healthy monthly income. Offered at $899,000, Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/237HillStreet

3012 Aspen Leaf Way Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Wednesday, 7/6 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS:  3012 Aspen Leaf Way is a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath luxury townhome located right on the free bus route in the mountain area. With 2 living areas, oversized garage, expanded deck, granite & stainless kitchen, and sunset views from the master suite, this townhome is a special property for locals or second home owners alike. Offered at $525,000, Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/3012AspenLeaf

3276 Snowflake Ct Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
WHEN: Wednesday, 7/6 3:00 - 5:00PM
DETAILS:  This 5-bedroom, 4 and a half-bath half-duplex on Snowflake Court is walking distance to the base area and has enough space for the largest families. The home features views of the gondola, a very large master suite with sun room, private balcony, steam shower, and jetted tub. Two large en-suite bedrooms, two living areas, sauna, central vacuum, and radiant in-floor heating are just a few of the other amazing things to love about this home. Offered at $1,100,000, Call me to learn more 970-846-6444 http://tinyurl.com/SnowflakeCourt


SSIR has launched a new responsive website with unprecedented property search technology,www.steamboatsir.com.

What can’t you buy on the Internet these days? Between Amazon and eBay, you can shop for just about anything with a few quick clicks.

But is it a good idea to buy your home online?

The short answer is no. “A website can give you a ton of information that saves a lot of time, but at the end of the day, acute property value can not be determined by an algorithm,” says Nancy Ihlenfeldt, Marketing Director for Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. “A website also can’t help you with negotiating, advising, strategizing, not to mention the insane amount of legal and contractual work that goes into every real estate transaction.”

Websites have, of course, changed the way Realtors® do business. A 2016 study by the National Association of REALTORS® found that 89 percent of home buyers used a website in their search and 57 percent used a mobile app or website. And 42 percent of house hunters looked at online listings before contacting a real estate agent.

The good news is that websites are creating more informed homebuyers, saving them time, frustration and confusion in the search for their new home—no more driving around viewing properties that don’t meet a client’s needs.

The bad news is that many of the big real estate websites like Zillow and Trulia are riddled with outdated and incorrect information. “Clients request information about a house they found on the website Zillow, only to find out the house isn’t for sale or the price estimate is wrong,” Ihlenfeldt says. “‘Zestimates’ have been found to be overwhelmingly inaccurate.”

That’s where our new web site comes in.

For starters, steamboatsir.com has information that is accurate and up to date. It also delivers local insider information on neighborhoods, schools and community not available on national websites, yet we still offer everything else that they provide.

But what’s really cool is the technology. We’ve got the best photography including 3D video. We’ve got the most updated and accurate local and property information. We’ve got a responsive site that will format (customize) itself to work on any device (desktop, mobile, tablet, etc). Plus, you can search by a myriad of criteria to find what you’re looking for based on your specific needs.

Still the web site is intended as a first step. “We’ve given you the best tool to get you started but the next step is our Realtors®,” Ihlenfeldt says. “The details and nuances of a property are significant and require a human element.”

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