DAVID BALDINGER, JR.

Testimonials

Steamboat Village Brokers was a tremendous help to us when we were considering Steamboat Springs as an investment opportunity. Considering that we are not from Colorado, we were unfamiliar with the area. Within a short time of working with David, we had understanding of the real estate market of Steamboat and an affinity for the town itself. His personality lent itself to that of a trusted friend instead of simply a salesman, so that in just two days of work we were able to narrow down our search to one property. We came away from the experience with a fantastic second home and a new friendship – who could ask for more!”

Marty and Alison Maher
Chicago, IL

“I have found Dave to be a real straight shooter. I have bought and sold several homes and acreages and found him to extremely knowledgeable regarding both the area and the particular property I was interested in. Dave is trustworthy and never pushy or high pressure like some brokers. I would and have definitely referred friends to Dave as I know they are in good hands.”

Claude Christiano
East Hampton, NY

“I have known David since we were 11 years old growing up together in Steamboat. David has worked as my realtor on three transactions in Steamboat and with each deal I felt I had the best broker in Steamboat on my side. He has been an active member of the Community and his knowledge of Steamboat, being life long resident, is unsurpassed. David has always conducted himself in a professional and diligent manner in order to get the most for his clients.
I would whole heartedly recommend David to any of my friends or co-workers who were interested in the Steamboat property market.”

Jeff Uberuaga
Senior Vice President
New York, NY

“David has been the principal broker in our last two real estate purchases. He and his staff have proven to be highly skilled, professional, and most of all, personable in our experience with Steamboat Village Brokers. He has made it possible to obtain our dream property in which to build our cabin and instill priceless memories for our family. We look forward to doing all of our real estate business with him.I highly recommend David and the Steamboat Village Brokers staff to my friends and family.”

Kerry S. Kaster
Steamboat Springs, CO

“We enjoyed his professional yet low-key approach to working with us. He is to be highly recommended.”

Bob and Beth Schlechter
Austin, TX

“You were the one who got it done. When you sold the house for Deb & I, you worked every single angle there was, to make it happen. You never took NO for an answer and always had a “we can get this done attitude”. Your attitude rubbed off on all the other parties, including the buyers, sellers, lenders, appraisers, title examiners, surveyors, etc., and in the end it did get done. You stuck to it and got it done.
Along the way, there were many obstacles that appeared overwhelming to everyone, but you. You must have stayed awake at night trying to figure out a new approach. Each day brought a new answer and when another question came up, you were there to get it answered. You were involved as if it were your own house being sold. Your attention to getting it done in a timely fashion was most appreciated and we thank you every month (since we don’t get any more payment coupons).”

John P. Holloway, Jr.
Holloway, Brabec & Associates, P.C.
Steamboat Springs, CO

“My wife and I couldn’t be happier with the work that David did for us to help us purchase our home. What really impressed us was his overall approach to meeting our needs. He didn’t come with an agenda and a set list of his properties to sell. Instead, David conducted his first meeting with us where all he did was ask us about what our needs and goals were. And he listened very well. He took our inputs and put together a group of showings that mapped perfectly into what we wanted to see. He followed thru on our questions and was patient with us, while at the same time keeping us on track to find the right home in the timeframe that we had allotted.
David knows Steamboat–not only the real estate market, but the history, the people, the community, and the best way to approach sellers to optimize the overall result. Great job David!”

Jack Trautman
Loveland, CO

“When I moved to Steamboat I used David Baldinger to buy my house because he is a friend and I trust him. What I found in the process is an extremely alert realtor with his client’s needs as his only priority. If you are looking for a realtor, David Baldinger is a competitive and unusually intelligent broker.”

Chris Puckett
Edward Jones Investments
Steamboat Springs, CO

“David has compiled the most comprehensive market information available in Steamboat. This information is very important while making buying and selling decisions.”

David C. Osborne
SV Capital
Englewood, CO

“I have had the pleasure of working with David Baldinger Jr. and Steamboat Village Brokers for over ten years. For a prospective client, I highly recommend him as a real estate broker. I have found David to be very knowledgeable, professional and fair in all my dealings with him.”

Ed MacAuthur, President
Native Excavating, Inc.
Steamboat Springs, CO

“David Baldinger was the consummate professional broker in helping my family sell property in Steamboat. Our, was a very difficult transaction: with an expensive and difficult to build housing site, a long listing period, a location with good visibility which brought in many unqualified buyers, and eventually a sale with multiple bidders. David, for years, continued to market the property, enthusiastically work with potential buyers and walked the steep property many, many times. When the market eventually reached the valuation we sought, David supported us while we had a bidding process with three qualified buyers to obtain a high price and see that everyone was treated fairly and honestly. In addition to his professionalism David was always a pleasure to work with, during stressful situations and the happy ending and I can recommend him with no reservations.
It is also of great benefit to his clients that David is a “local” and knows everyone through his years in the community and his service in it’s charitable and land planning organizations.”

Thomas J. Harrington
Boulder, CO

“It is with pleasure that we write this letter of recommendation for David Baldinger, Jr. Our trust and confidence in David stems from his years of experience and dedication. David keeps apace with the ever changing Steamboat Springs Real Estate market. He has assisted our team in several production and creative meetings for Blackhawk Townhomes, where he has offered his sound advice and invaluable feedback. He is a generous colleague, giving his time and expertise.
David gently leads us along the path of developer meets ski-town market, gracefully prompting our next paperwork deadline. Managerially speaking, David is thorough and well organized. By illustration, all contracts have been well written and overseen to ensure smooth closing transactions.
David has high standards and permeates all his efforts. He has an honest and caring reputation in Steamboat Springs. We wholeheartedly wish David well in all future endeavors.”

Maya Young and the Young Team
Blackhawk Townhomes/Deep Blue, LLC
Lindenhurst, NY

“David and his firm, Steamboat Village Brokers, came highly recommended from a trusted local source who is also a developer. I expected great local knowledge and responsive, efficient service. I received a great deal more. First he worked to understand our needs and quickly prioritized and focused on just the properties that were important to us. In fact he creatively developed some situations that were not even on the market yet so that we could have a chance to consider them. Each of these carefully selected options allowed us to accelerate our own thinking about what was most important, thus preparing us to be decisive when the right opportunity occurred. When we chose a property to bid on, he was enormously helpful providing market and property specific data to enable an informed bid contract, solving many problems along the way. What I learned in this process is that buying western property presents many hurdles not typically experienced in developed metro areas and that a successful outcome, from a distance, requires an engaged, objective, problem solving partner like David Baldinger.”

Thomas P. Saddlemire
Vice President Finance
GE Energy
Atlanta, GA

“It is of great honor that I recommend David Baldinger Jr. to you for your real estate needs. I have known David for over 25 years and can attest to his professionalism, commitment and sincerity in everything that he does. David has provided both professional advise and service for me in the real estate market and I have been more than satisfied with his work.
Most recently David has been employed as a real estate agent for my parents as they down size from the “family homestead” to a more manageable property. Through this most challenging and emotional process David has performed with the utmost care, diligence and personal attention. David continues to over deliver.”

Kris H. Severson
Executive Director
Park City Jazz Foundation
Park City, UT

“No stress. Never would I have thought that phrase could apply to real estate transactions. Particularly contrasted with each one I’ve endured over the years here in California.
We have had the pleasure of working with David Baldinger of Steamboat Village Brokers on four Steamboat property transactions – two purchases and two sales over the past nine years, each of which was amazingly low stress for us because David and his staff make it a point to absorb the stressful details and logistics on their side of the equation thus making the experience for their clients as uncomplicated and straightforward as possible.
Late last winter, on short notice we asked David to find us a very specific type of condominium property within a specific price range to meet our recently changed physical, location and layout needs. No small feat in Steamboat’s very tight condo market.
Living at a distance, we depended on David’s extensive knowledge of the market to locate just the right property. He kept us informed with regular updates as he and his team searched for us. We viewed potential condos via the internet and/or faxed information. His positive “can-do” approach throughout was always reassuring despite the fact that we had given him a tough assignment. One day in April we got the call – he had found exactly the right property but we would need to move very quickly.
After a quick trip to Steamboat to view the unit, we made an offer on the spot. The property was precisely what we were seeking – every element of our needs was met. But next we needed to sell our other condo, quickly, as we wanted to do a 1031 real estate exchange. David’s professional, efficient and straightforward approach to marketing our unit had positive results. He kept us informed with details about where, when and how our property was being advertised and marketed, including feedback from other realtors and buyers who toured our condominium. His thoroughness, honesty and excellent communication enabled us to make an intelligent business decision when it came time to consider pricing options and happily, purchase offers.
Everything worked so well that we found ourselves buying and selling simultaneously. Most observers would rate that as potentially among the most high stress set of circumstances a real estate client might experience. However, David and the Steamboat Village Brokers staff again made it all happen without a hitch because of their great follow through and attention to detail.
If you are looking for a professional realtor to sell your property, or to find a new one, I would not hesitate to recommend David Baldinger. He is the most knowledgeable, responsive real estate broker I have ever worked with.”

Dr. Paul Torrens