Service & Results — The Steamboat Group

At the Steamboat Group, we understand that people and their goals are just as important as the business details. When searching for a guide to life in Steamboat, everyone has information. At the Steamboat Group, we work to provide deeper knowledge and insights tailored to your needs and goals from community members you can trust.

We are fortunate that the majority of our business comes from past clients and their friends. Integrity, trustworthiness and active involvement in our community are core values of The Steamboat Group. This outlook has helped not only create happy clients, but also lifelong friends that we look forward to seeing every season.


We highly recommend working with The Steamboat Group.

We were very impressed how Jon Wade and Dianne Bertini handled the final details during the seller/buyer negotiations as well as assisting us all the way to closing. Their professional approach and paying attention to details helped us negotiate a desirable price and a successful contract.

We highly recommend working with The Steamboat Group.

- Miro & Joanna


Under contract within a few days.

Jon Wade helped us sell our property very quickly. He recommended that we invest in new interior doors, trim and flooring. He also recommended a local contractor who finished the upgrades quickly, did beautiful work and charged under his estimate. This allowed us to ask a premium price and we were under contract within a few days.


Jon was patient and thoughtful.

We worked with Jon Kowalsky, one of the members of the group. We can not possibly say enough great things about Jon. He took us on numerous house-hunting marathons (with our kids) and they were always fun and helpful. The kids felt like they were on HGTV. Jon was patient and thoughtful in our search and ultimately helped us find the perfect place for us.


Willingness to help a local.

Thank you to The Steamboat Group for selling my home. I appreciated your service, willingness to help a local, and finding a way to sell an off the grid home. I called Jon because a friend recommended him and I'm glad I did. He and his team provided great service and took care of my like I was selling a larger home.


Many thanks to The Steamboat Group.

I'll admit I was a challenge. I wanted a much higher price than the last sale, personal attention, and didn't want to any further negotiations after the contract. Jon Wade listened to my goals, educated me on the market, found a way to position my home for more value, showed it off in a 3D tour, and prepped each agent. In the end Jon and his team got me $70K more than the recent sale of a nicer more upgraded neighbor's place, and was able to keep further negotiations for inspection items to a minimum. Jon's team gave me much better service than my last agent in, Steamboat and made the whole process easy for me even as I traveled most of the time. The best thing is that Jon listened and advised me instead of pushing me. Many thanks to The Steamboat Group.


The Steamboat Group is the best option hands done. WOW!

Jon and Derek with The Steamboat Group made my buying process simple and stress free. They were always able to answer any of my questions and able to stay patient with myself, a first time buyer. Derek has become a trusted friend of mine and I wouldn't refer business anywhere else. The Steamboat Group is the best option hands done. WOW!


I would recommend both Ryan and the Steamboat Group.

Ryan Shattuck and the team at the Steamboat group were excellent. My fiancé and I were only able to meet on the weekends as we held jobs out of town during the week. After a few weekend trips around the Steamboat area Ryan found a great single family home that fit our criteria. While the negotiating process was long due to several seller issues, Ryan was consistently responsive to all questions and concerns from our end. I would recommend both Ryan and the Steamboat Group to friends and family looking to buy in the Steamboat area.


He called us, updated us on the shift in the market, and we were able to get a much better price.

Jon and his team really made a difference for us. He and his team were great to work with, got back to us fast and Jon negotiated a great price for us as we sold our lot. $290K vs $225K for the last sale! He called us, updated us on the shift in the market and we were able to get a much better price after he sold the one that was competing with ours.


Took the worry out of buying our home.

Jon Wade helped us find the perfect home and he made the process enjoyable and very easy. We consider Jon the best realtor in Steamboat. His knowledge, professionalism and caring attitude are some of the reasons we are so happy to work with him. Jon and his team paid attention to all the details and took the worry out of buying our home. Their web site was outstanding in searching for the exact type of home in the area we wanted to live. I would highly recommend Jon and The Steamboat Group.


Prepared, professional and caring.

Jon did an outstanding job helping me find my new home in Colorado while I was still living in Texas. He was prepared, professional and caring. He listened and did a lot of the leg work for me so my time looking at real estate was well spent. His staff was friendly and extremely competent. I would highly recommend him.


Informative, thorough in her research, expedient in communication, and patient.

Dianne Bertini, our agent at The Steamboat Group was delightful when assisting us to find a condo in Steamboat Springs. She was informative, thorough in her research, expedient in communication, and patient guiding us through the purchasing process. she always wore a big smile. All personnel in the office were friendly and professional. I highly recommend Dianne and the Steamboat Group.


I am so impressed with Jon and his team.

I have sent family members to work with Jon and his team. They have been treated with professionalism and great care. I am so impressed with Jon and his team. My family has always praised Jon for his knowledge and ability to get them exactly what they wanted. If anyone is looking to sell or buy in Steamboat Springs, there is only one agent to call, Jon Wade!


Steamboat Real Estate is simply amazing.

Steamboat Real Estate is simply amazing. They are very knowledgeable and provide great client care. Their service and work ethic is five-star worthy. I highly recommend all of our referrals in the Steamboat Springs area to them.


He is a respectful and knowledgeable individual.

We had a great experience working with Jon. He is a respectful and knowledgeable individual, who took his time to show my family the many properties and neighbourhoods of our prospective home. He was always punctual, responsive and was prepared for any unforeseen obstacles. Jon did a splendid job during the negotiation and closing process on our behalf, and we are very pleased with his service.


Jon was very helpful and informative.

Jon was very helpful and informative when it came to getting my home prepared for listing; such as selecting the best price to have the home listed, addressing issues with the prospective buyers and negotiating the sale. We had an accepted offer seven days after my house was on the market and I am positive Jon had a lot to do with this.


Jon Wade just makes it happen!

Jon Wade just makes it happen! He is skilled, compassionate, and is phenomenal at negotiations to get you the best deal! He has made raving fans by many of us. When you use Jon, you will be writing on this page just like all the rest of us! You rock Steamboat Real Estate!


He outlined the process clearly and assisted us throughout our entire transaction.

Jon is a fantastic agent he responded to our inquiries promptly and adequately. He outlined the process clearly and assisted us throughout our entire transaction. He was responsive, in-depth and highly professional. With his help, we were able to purchase our home in a timely and effective manner.


I would recommend him highly to anyone.

Jon was terrific...he was our eyes and ears, a good advisor, patient, and professional. I cannot say enough about Jon. I typically do NOT work with agents, and have bought and sold quite a number of properties. I needed and agent in Steamboat, as I don't reside there, and was pleased to work with him. I would recommend him highly to anyone.


All in all, the best real estate agent I've ever worked with.

John has been instrumental in helping us find and purchase two properties in Steamboat Spring, Colorado. He is almost more consultant and facilitator rather than broker — that is to say, he helped us shape our thinking about what we wanted, helped us sort the options, and helped facilitate transactions in an unfamiliar market that were ultimately exactly right for us. In both the land purchase and the condo purchase, he demonstrated not only deep local market insights, but the transactions themselves were flawless (he's really good at keeping the negotiations steady and productive).

All in all, the best real estate agent I've ever worked with.


I'd highly recommend Jon for your Steamboat real estate needs.

I think the key to a great real estate agent is local market knowledge, trustworthiness, and obviously someone who is friendly and you can easily work with on finding the right piece of real estate. Jon Wade demonstrates all of these attributes.

Lastly, I appreciated Jon's connection to modern technology. He has the right MLS tools at his fingertips to understand the history of each property and he utilizes e-contract tools (you can sign contracts on your iPhone or laptop without faxing) to make the process easy and painless. I'd highly recommend Jon for your Steamboat real estate needs.


I always send my Steamboat Springs referrals to John and The Steamboat Group!

Innovative marketing matters. When choosing your Steamboat Springs Realtor I would highly recommend Colorado Group Realty! I always send my Steamboat Springs referrals to John and The Steamboat Group!


A true professional.

I was referred to John by a friend and he could not have been more helpful in giving me advise about the market and taking the time to show me the full range of properties on the market. A true professional.


Jon did an excellent job.

Jon did an excellent job in finding us a vacation condo that met our personal needs while providing best value for the dollar. He is extremely knowledgable of the local real estate market and was able to provide valuable insight into the current and historic vacation rental market conditions in the Steamboat area. Jon was great at negotiating the best price for the unit we purchased. The entire buying process went very smoothly and we closed on schedule. Jon put us in contact with a great mortgage broker at Wells-Fargo (Lynn Reiff) as well as a great home inspector. The closing went smoothly as well. In summary, we highly recommend using Jon Wade for any of your real estate purchases on the Steamboat Springs area.


Jon was a perfect real estate agent for us.

Jon was a perfect real estate agent for us. He knows the market, he knows how to negotiate the final deal, he is patient (we started looking at Steamboat in 2007 and finally purchased in 2013), and he is overall delightful to work with. We do not live in Steamboat and we were looking for a vacation property that our family could use and a unit that generated decent rental income. Jon was extremely helpful in both giving us guidance that met our personal needs plus the economics made sense from a rental perspective. And as an added bonus, Jon is passionate about Steamboat and all the local amenities. Many times since we purchased our unit, he has provided us with great local recommendations.


Jon exceeded all of our expectations.

Jon exceeded all of our expectations while purchasing our 1st home in Steamboat Springs. Patience must be in his "job description" as I am sure we viewed a much higher number than the average buyer. This was due to the fact we were undecided as to city vs country living. Jon was able to guide us through the decision process by providing all requested information in a timely manner. The final outcome is one that we have never regretted — a beautiful country home on 49 acres! Thank you Jon!


Great real estate firm!

Great real estate firm! Highly recommend!


I recommend Jon and his team on a regular basis and without ANY reservation!

I have worked with Jon and his team on several transactions and have referred a number of others as well since 2002. He is a remarkable individual and with impeccable honor and values! Jon and his team truly care about their clients and are focused on helping them reach their specific and very individual goals. His knowledge and passion for his profession and of the Steamboat area are unmatched. His ability to be successful for his clients even during the past recession still amazes me. As in my health care profession, the best referrals don't come from magazines or the Internet, they come from other clients through trusting, caring and sustained relationships. I recommend Jon and his team on a regular basis and without ANY reservation!

- Michael S.


Couldn't have had a better experience.

We have purchased two homes and sold one through The Steamboat Group. Jon is a pleasure to work with because he knows Steamboat and understands why people want to live there. Couldn't have had a better experience.


Jon Wade and his team are the best of the best.

Jon Wade and his team are the best of the best. They provide an unparalleled level of service and commitment to their clients. Steamboat Springs is fortunate to have Jon Wade and his incredible team.


He stands head and shoulders above other realtors.

Jon proved to be invaluable in assisting us with the purchase of our new home. His understanding of the market and our needs helped us quickly find the right home and not only negotiate a great price but work though the details of the buying process. Jon's high level of professionalism combined with a sincere desire to help us get the best deal possible made it easy to trust he had our best interests in mind from the minute we first began to work with him. He stands head and shoulders above other realtors we have talked with and I would highly recommend him.


He is about helping people achieve dreams and goals of home ownership.

Jon is probably the best realtor in Steamboat in terms of market knowledge, understanding of a clients needs, patience with the process to find the right property for his client and a keen sense of urgency where appropriate. He is not about the sale. He is about helping people achieve dreams and goals of home ownership in Steamboat Springs. Jon is extremely involved in the community and maintains great friendships with many of his clients after their purchase. He has been very helpful in introducing us to local people so we feel part of the community and not just "visitors" when we are in Steamboat. When we bought our condo in 2006, Jon was helpful in showing us all the comparable options on the market at that time so we could make a well informed decision. A couple years later we decided to consider buying some land for future development. He spent literally 3 years working with us on looking at options across the whole county until we successfully got our dream lot in one of the best locations in town.


I have no hesitation recommending this honest, sincere, smart, and hardworking realtor.

I was fairly familiar with the Steamboat Area market, but was really keen at finding an exceptional property at a great price. I chose Jon because he not only knows the market inside and out, but more because he is completely trustworthy and straightforward. He was far less concerned about "making the sale" than he was about making sure that I got exactly what I wanted and that what I wanted had no unseen issues. He found a once in a lifetime opportunity where we able to purchase a superb property in an ideal location for a price we still cannot believe. I can say unequivocally that this has positively changed not only our families but our relatives as well in such a positive way. I have no hesitation recommending this honest, sincere, smart, and hard working realtor.


Jon is by far the best realtor in Steamboat Springs.

Jon is by far the best realtor in Steamboat Springs. Always willing to go the extra mile he helped us find our dream property. Jon is someone who just gets it. He asks the right questions to get the answers. He knows the area well and is well connected in town. We wouldn't use anyone else.


He's just a genuinely good guy with lots of passion for Steamboat!

Jon was referred to us by a friend about six years ago. He helped us find our first home in Steamboat, and since that time Jon has represented us in three additional transactions. Being in the commercial real estate business, I understand the pressures and reputation that some members of the real estate community can face. In this regard, I would classify Jon as the rebel! He is one of the first agents I have ever dealt with that truly is not affected by the amount of time he spends with us; his genuine concern for helping us find the right place has always been his top priority. He's always immediately available to show us properties we've researched, even when we both know they aren't right but need to be seen to help us narrow down to what IS right. I can't say if he knows the market better than anyone else, but I can say he knows his market, and he's not afraid to tell us the truth, even if it means we shouldn't consider a property in which we might otherwise have been interested. He's also very connected within the community, so he always has the latest information on community development. And, to top it all off, he's just a genuinely good guy with lots of passion for Steamboat!


We love working with him because he is extremely patient and never rushes.

We met Jon via mutual friends, and immediately knew that he was the realtor for us. Jon is extremely knowledgeable and always seems to know what is going on in the area of Steamboat. We love working with him because he is extremely patient and never rushes or pushes for decision making. We have made two real estate purchases in Steamboat using Jon, and best of all made a life long friend.


Jon is one of the best real estate agents I have ever worked with.

Jon is one of the best real estate agents I have ever worked with. After buying property in Fort Collins, my agent recommended me to Jon as he thought "Jon is the right fit." He was completely correct. Jon did everything possible to help my partner and I get the condo we wanted, and we couldn't be happier.


He has a good pulse on the market.

John has helped us purchase two properties in Steamboat. Both times his service and professionalism have been exceptional. He has a good pulse on the market and his insights have helped us make solid property choices.


I would highly recommend Jon.

I have bought property in Steamboat Springs and did this with Jon and his group. He is excellent with detailed knowledge of the complete gambit of properties available from undeveloped land to a studio condo. He knows the current status of the properties as well as the history and trends. He is not high pressured at all and wants you to have all the information and time to decide what is right for you. The negotiation and transaction process was easy and flawless. He is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend Jon for any real estate needs you may have.


Jon was awesome to work with.

Jon was awesome to work with. He is super knowledgeable and helpful. Knowing the ins and outs of Steamboat, is for sure one of Jon's strengths. He was also very laid back and had a non-pressure attitude while looking at properties but really went to bat for us during negotiations. I would highly recommend Jon as a realtor!


Jon Wade was fantastic to work with. He consistently went above and beyond the call of duty. He will be a life long friend.

- Paul & Kristina


What can we say? It has been great working with you and getting to know you. We don't think you could have done anything better. We're looking forward to along friendship. We appreciate all you have done to make our dreams a reality.

- Anne & Phil


We had the pleasure of working with Ryan Shattuck and Jon Wade in our recent purchase of a Downtown Loft in Steamboat Springs. My husband and I have bought and sold many income properties and have dealt with many different levels of expertise in Real Estate professionals. We were so pleasantly surprised with Ryan's knowledge of the area and his willingness to go above and beyond at every point during our transaction. His professionalism was evident from the very first meeting with him and he was incredibly prepared to answer every question that came up, as well as anticipate the information we would be considering as investors. The whole experience was flawless and Ryan couldn't have been more pleasant to spend the day with looking at properties. We appreciated his work ethic and dedication to finding us the perfect Steamboat property. It is a rare combination to find an agent who is not only sophisticated in the area of income properties but incredibly personable as well. This was by far the BEST experience we have had in 27 years of purchasing real-estate. Thank you!

- Elliette H


Jon and his team really made a difference for us. He and his team were great to work with, got back to us fast and Jon negotiated a great price for us as we sold our lot. $290K vs $225K for the last sale! He called us, updated us on the shift in the market and we were able to get a much better price after he sold the one that was competing with ours.

- G Porento


Jon, very much appreciate the wonderful,seamless, painless process of working with you.

- Larry


Jon is the "Go-To Guy" for Steamboat Springs real estate. He is honest, has a first rate reputation, does his homework, and was always great to work with. I highly recommend Jon as a contact for North Western Colorado real estate transactions.

- Rick


We worked with Dianne Bertini to find a condo to purchase in Steamboat. She was wonderfully informative & responsive during the entire process. We were able to find the perfect place that fit our needs & budget and we would absolutely work with Dianne again.

- Robin Lutz


We did not purchase property in the area; but I will say that Mr. Wade was very fast and responsive to my questions. If we moved forward with a purchase in the area, I would certainly contact him again.

- Julie Adrian


Jon Wade was an amazing help in the purchase of my home. Talk with Jon and his team if your are in the market for a new home.

- Glen


Jon, Thank you so much for finding us the perfect home. You've really made us feel welcome in Steamboat.

- Dana, Mary & Maddie


Jon is simply the best REALTOR® you will find; a consummate professional who has a true passion for not only finding you the perfect home but also for Steamboat itself...

- Ron Contarino


Jon is the only REALTOR® I've met that treats your money like it was his own.

- Gary


Jon Wade helped us find the perfect home and he made the process enjoyable and very easy. We consider Jon the best realtor in Steamboat. His knowledge, professionalism and caring attitude are some of the reasons we are so happy to work with him. Jon and his team paid attention to all the details and took the worry out of buying our home. Their web site was outstanding in searching for the exact type of home in the area we wanted to live. I would highly recommend Jon and The Steamboat Group.

- A. Kemps


Jon was awesome! He found us the perfect property! Made buying from 2,000 miles away a carefree process! Felt like we were right there.

- Ron & Kerry