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Donna Burd Fernald

(970) 729-0334
(970) 728-6933
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Telluride Office
300 West Colorado Avenue
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-4454
300 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
In 1978 I discovered a little ski town called Telluride, Colorado.  When I pulled into town, it was cold, snowing hard, and my first 3 days on the ski mountain were spent helicoptering down the slopes.  On day 4, the sun came out, I fell in love with this beautiful mountain town and that love affair has never ended.

Becoming a real estate broker in 1983 is one of the best decisions I have ever made and has fit my lifestyle in Telluride perfectly.  I am fortunate that clients I have worked with from all walks of life, I now call my friends.  For over 36 years I have been a very active member of our Real Estate Association.  Holding positions as President and Realtor of the Year, and being active in Professional Standards for CAR and TAR has enabled me to be active in more than just the sales side of the business.  I have also worked with our local EMS department as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician on the ambulance service, filled in at Telluride Medical Center as an "as needed" ER Nurse, disk jockeyed at the local radio station and sang on the stage of the Sheridan Opera House.  All while raising 2 beautiful daughters, and with my husband, remodeling far too many houses to even count!

Through all of these various "hats" I have worn, meeting new friends, introducing them to the Mountain Lifestyle that I love, and helping them find the perfect property to fulfill their dreams has been one of the highlights of my life.  Let me introduce you to that little known hike or secret mountain lake and help you on your journey to happiness in our small corner of the world.

What my clients are saying (4)

07/01/2019 - Kendal and Ian

Donna, We couldn't have made this amazing step in our lives without your patience, kindness, and wits! Getting to know you has been wonderful. We can't thank you enough!

07/01/2019 - Karen

Donna's first response to working on the sale of my cabin was : "Oh, great, that will be fun! It's so beautiful up there." That was how our working relationship began.
I have nothing but praise for her hard work, her enthusiastic approach, her honesty. She is good at communicating complex information comprehensively.
She let the interested parties take their time, taking them up the dirt road more than once.

Both myself and the buyer had innumerable questions; each question was patiently researched and answered. She even put together a wine and cheese party for a group of people who wanted to experience what it was "really" like up there. She seemed to remember everything...and remained positive even when the closing date had to be changed because of all the snow.

It was a great pleasure to work with Donna: only good good things to say, a very positive experience.

07/01/2019 - Eddie

Where to begin? During our search for property in San Miguel County, I had the pleasure of working with a half a dozen agents in the area. Without exception they were helpful, knowledgeable, and experienced real estate professionals.

But I have to brag about Donna Burd Fernald. I can’t say enough good things about her. I had the pleasure of working closely with Donna during the purchase of a small mountain cabin in San Miguel County. This would not have been possible for a flatlander such as myself without Donna’s knowledge and dedication (and frankly, her patience). I’ll spare you the play-by-play. Suffice it to say that this transaction involved a property above 11,000 ft., a seller that resides in Europe, and buyers from Texas (I’m a lawyer - so you can imagine how “fun” this must have been for Donna).

As you might know, this past season the San Juan Mountains were blessed with record breaking snowfall. As a result, we knew we would have to delay closing until the snow melted in order to complete the necessary inspections, appraisals, and surveys. On the bright side, Donna had the pleasure of dealing with your’s truly for the better part of 9 months. Of course, I would not go quietly into the night, and the snow would not quit (and as I write this – still has not quit). But neither would Donna. I don’t know exactly how, but one mountain guide, two engineers, and three snowmobiles later, we got all the due diligence done by the middle of May (and with some 6 feet of snow on the ground) and we closed!

From day one Donna’s abilities were apparent. She is undeniably a world-class real estate professional and a delightful human being to boot. As a former credit officer and practicing attorney, I have been involved in hundreds (if not thousands) of real estate transaction. As a result, I have come to know many real estate agents and brokers (some on better terms than others). Even with my experience with Texas real estate (or perhaps because of it), I knew that I needed to work with a local agent attuned to the nuances of real estate transactions in Colorado, and with knowledge about the local market.

Donna made our transaction a wonderful experience all around - a perfectly managed and executed affair. I learned a lot from Donna, and thoroughly enjoyed working with her. Without hesitation or reservation, I would refer anyone to Donna if they are in need of a real estate professional for any reason. She and her team are a delight to work with. If anyone ever wants to reach out to me for the play-by-play, or for additional accolades for Donna, please do not hesitate to have them contact me at 979-324-4127.

(Donna, if you read this – Thank you - a thousand times thank you!!!!)

Active Listings (4)

4102 County Road 63L, Telluride, CO 81435 - Telluride, CO real estate listing
4 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,815 SqFt
30 Diamond Point Lane, Telluride, CO 81435 - Telluride, CO real estate listing
4 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,329 SqFt
186 Alexander Overlook, Telluride, CO 81435 - Telluride, CO real estate listing
3 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 2,688 SqFt
TBD Albert J Road, Telluride, CO 81435 - Telluride, CO real estate listing
Residential Zoning | 3.20 Acre(s)

Recent Listings Sold (2)

Property Address Details
3280 Hope Lake Road
Ophir, CO 81426
0 Bed(s) | 0 Total Bath(s) | 384 SqFt
40 Mt. Wilson Way
Telluride, CO 81435
4 Bed(s) | 5 Total Bath(s) | 4,518 SqFt

Recent Buyer Sales (3)

Property Address Details
3280 Hope Lake Road
Ophir, CO 81426
0 Bed(s) | 0 Total Bath(s) | 384 SqFt
117 Lost Creek Lane
Mountain Village, CO 81435
1 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 796 SqFt
960 Mountain View Lane
Norwood, CO 81423
3 Bed(s) | 1 Total Bath(s) | 1,416 SqFt

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