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About Don Bailey

I am a native of Colorado, born in Delta and raised in Colorado. I lived a few years in the Chicago suburbs where I obtained my real estate license in 1978. I've been a full-time licensed Realtor in the Montrose area since 1980.

Montrose has a lot to offer and I am very proud to be a member of this community. The high quality of life is the primary reason for living here, yet the stunning scenery and unlimited recreational opportunities have something to do with it, too. Sailing on beautiful Ridgway Reservoir and hiking in the high country are some of my favorite pastimes. I have really enjoyed raising and educating my children here.

Some of the community organizations I've been involved with include the Montrose Association of Realtors; Western Colorado Congress; Valley Land Conservancy; Kiwanis; Red Coats; Chamber of Commerce; Whole Life Network, Horsefly Volunteer Fire Protection, KVNF public radio and Gallerya Youth Center; serving on the boards of many of these organizations.

I've served as the Chairman of the Montrose Association of Realtors for three terms; as the Colorado Association of Realtors Director several terms and as the Colorado Association of Realtors Northwest District VP. I was named Realtor of the Year in 2010 and 1992.

My business philosophy is basically service oriented. I love to share my knowledge of the area and my professional experience to help buyers find that perfect place and to enable sellers to get the best price for their property. The four cornerstones of my business are service, knowledge, experience and integrity.

One of the most effective things a Realtor can do is to maintain open lines of communication. I am happy to communicate in whatever form is most convenient for you: by phone, e-mail or text message. I am available to talk to you at any time. It's important to me that you can reach me. My wife Ellen assists me at the office and would be happy to help you at those times when I am in a meeting or at a showing.

Although I have received numerous awards for sales productivity during my career as a Realtor, the best reward for my work efforts are the many happy and satisfied clients that I have helped to buy or sell a home, land or business. For many people, buying or selling real estate is one of the biggest financial decisions that they will make in their lifetimes. Seeing to it that my customers are pleased with their outcomes is what makes my work satisfying and purposeful for me.

Montrose Real Estate Group is a firm that supports my business model. Helpful and efficient support staff, experienced and knowledgeable sales staff, innovative marketing, personalized service and a great location.

If you are looking for a Realtor with competence, integrity and motivation who knows how to communicate and negotiate - contact me and
Put my expertise to work for you!

Ellen Bailey has been Don's personal assistant (and wife) since 1997. Ellen was raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan and spent eight years in the Bay Area of California, then back to West Bloomfield in 1985. She moved to Telluride, Colorado in 1996. Prior to her career in real estate, she managed large commercial property & casualty insurance accounts at major insurance firms and provided errors and omissions quality control services. She handles much of the administrative work for Don as well as marketing and advertising. When not at work, Ellen enjoys gardening, playing music, boating, Pilates, camping and hiking in the high country and currently volunteers at the Niagara Community Garden. Ellen feels that Montrose is a wonderful place to live and raise children, with good folks, fantastic recreational opportunities and unsurpassed scenic beauty.