I had the best experience working with Kristen Hughes during the purchase of my first home in 2017.  After experiencing a failed attempt to purchase a home without her, or any realtor, I quickly saw reasons why having an advocate and representative was a huge advantage in the process!  In my initial meeting with Kristen, she took the time to find out about me, my needs in a home, my comfortable budget, and she told me that she loved her job because she “gets to help people achieve their goals.”  This statement resonated with me, and with that she had earned my trust that she would diligently serve as my representative and that she would go to bat to help me find and purchase my forever home.  The day that my home came on market, I called Kristen and said I want to see this house.  She was so quick to reply in all of her communications, and because she had unique and specific knowledge of this particular house from previous clients, she recommended that I put in an offer that day.  Based on that advice, I was the first offer of many submitted on the home, and I was the first offer accepted in the very competitive Ridgway market.  In negotiating the terms of the sales contract she worked tirelessly as my advocate and was able to manage the communications in ways that I was not able to.  Without her, I may have lost this home to another buyer!   Once we were under contract, she kept dates, deadlines, and tasks to be completed incredibly well organized and she was so clear in her communications with me and all parties involved.  She also was able to help refer me to my amazing lender who worked tirelessly to help complete this purchase.  When closing time came, Kristen was professional and yet easy going and approachable and she was quick to acknowledge the hard work everyone put into making the deal happen.  I can honestly say that without Kristen I would not have been able to be so well positioned and organized to purchase the home that I love, and look forward to staying in for many years to come!  When the time comes to sell and move on, I will without question call Kristen and ask her to list it!  I would recommend her services to any buyer, regardless if this is your 1st or 5th home purchase, and I would trust her to handle the sale of the most complicated of deals!  She is simply the BEST!

~ Brenna Gillman

Kristen Hughes with Tree Reality has been our realtor through the purchase of our first deed-restricted home in Telluride (a short-sale that ended up taking WAY longer than expected to close); and the sale of this house, to the purchase of our current home in Placerville.

In general, our home selling and purchases have never been painless and easy; always some drama has occurred. Kristen has always been the calm champion of our cause— getting the million papers filed and signed while cheering us up when we started to think we would never close the deal.

We happily endorse Kristen Hughes as our realtor of choice!

~ The Grufman’s ️

I loved working with Kristen on the recent sale of our kooky, Norwood rental house. She gave us valuable insight as to what needed to be done to make the house sell and how to price it right. She was considerate to our tenants and she went the extra mile to get it sold. I liked her comparative market analysis emails and the whole process was pain free and easy. She taught me a lot about the process and the closing was a cinch with the technology that she uses including Docusign, etc. I did most of the sale and closing paperwork from the convenience of my cellphone. I have referred others to her and they all have had the same feedback… that Kristen is an incredible human being with a ton of market knowledge. She is a great communicator, an honest and direct agent and an all-around superstar. I can’t wait to use her again in the future.

~ Stephanie Warner

Most would see the house Kristen helped me purchase as nothing special. It’s tiny. It was relatively cheap. It’s not going to pay any real estate agent’s bills. The thing is, Kristen never looked at it that way. To her, it was the biggest, most important house in the world. And really liked that about working with her. She never had anything better or bigger to do than help me. She was thorough, thoughtful, and a consummate professional. Me and my tiny little house are thankful for her every day.

~ Matt B.

Working with Kristen Hughes was the best buying real estate experience I have ever had. She is a true professional! Kristen answered all of my questions promptly and kept me informed all throughout the purchase process better than any realtor I have ever worked with. I would highly recommend  working with Kristen for either buying or selling a property if you want minimal hassle and the job done right!

~ Julie

Buying our first (and only) home was an exciting, yet daunting process.  Kristen was very helpful in navigating us thru the confusing real estate jargon and contracts.  She was ever so efficient, educated and enthusiastic with her advice.  If and when we have any other real estate issues or questions  we would not hesitate to call on Kristen!

~ Melanie and Himay Palmer

We initially sought out Kristen based on a friend’s referral. She did not disappoint. Her knowledge of the market trends in Ridgway and the region was right on target and we quickly found what we were looking for. From opening offer to closing she facilitated the process with expertise, alacrity and uncommon positive energy. We strongly recommend her.

~ Jon Kornbluh and Melanie Law