Welcome to one of the most beautiful places on earth, where the natural beauty of the San Juan Mountains overlooks a small friendly town with wonderful neighbors and a sunny disposition. I’m Jim Smith, owner and managing broker of Jim Smith Realty and the great Broker Associates that make up the Jim Smith Realty Team. I’ve had the privilege of living and raising my family in this paradise for over 40 years. This very special town attracts a community of good people who make great neighbors and friends. My children, three wonderful girls, grew up in this community. Now, four of my six grandchildren are growing up here as well. My wife Nancy is also very active in our community which is a fantastic place to live for people of all ages. We are proud of our community and always glad to welcome new neighbors to it. We love helping them find their very special “Rocky Mountain Dream” just as we did. Let us show you around the area and tell you why we love it as much as we do.
Pagosa Springs, the Colorado You’ve Always Dreamed of!
Pagosa Springs is “Refreshingly Authentic,” and one of the best and most beautiful places to live if you appreciate a small town atmosphere in a dynamic Rocky Mountain setting surrounded by wilderness areas and national forests, rivers and lakes, wildlife and hot springs. All kinds of outdoor activities will keep you busy from hiking to fishing to hunting to snowmobiling and many other sports. Pagosa Springs may be small, but we have some very nice restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, grocery stores, brew pubs, bicycle shops, ski and fly fishing shops and much more including the Great Pagosa Hot Springs, our championship Golf Course and the Wolf Creek Ski Area.
About the Real Estate Market
The real estate market in Pagosa Springs is much like the rest of the nation. It peaked in late 2005, ran steady into the spring of 2006 and then fell like a rock. We experienced four consecutive 30% drops (in the number of sales) over four years. We bottomed out in 2010. During 2011 through 2013, most of the foreclosures were purchased. Since then, we have experienced steady demand for homes in the Pagosa Springs Area. With historically low prices and low interest rates, it seems to be a great time to make a purchase of that dream property. The demand has been so heavy that home builders have returned to Pagosa and some are building a lot of “spec” homes.
There is a real possibility interest rates will begin to increase soon. We believe a normal real estate market is taking shape and demand is rising as the national economy improves.
Pagosa Springs is rebounding as the retirement and second home markets gain momentum. Thousands of people are retiring each month, many with stable retirement incomes. Locally we have experienced several years of a significant increase in real estate sales. The economy is good. Now is the time for the smart buyers to act before inventory drops and prices go up.
Jim Smith Realty has been serving Pagosa Springs for over 30 years and is the oldest real estate firm in Pagosa Springs. We also, year after year, consistently sell and list more properties and have helped more buyers and sellers than any other company. We lead the way in the Pagosa Springs real estate industry in technological advances. Our websites are second to none and we offer a great deal of information on them. Also check out our downtown live streaming webcams at www.Pagosa.com.
We believe our success is due to the fact we put our customers and clients first and treat them the way they deserve to be treated; fairly and honestly, giving them the benefit of our expertise. Real Estate is increasingly becoming more complicated. We have been doing this for a long time. Let us help you through the real estate selling or buying process.
With agents from all walks of life and from all over the country, I have no doubt you’ll find not only a very professional REALTOR®, but also a new friend. The agents of Jim Smith Realty are dedicated people; involved in community activities, devoted to their families and always ready to do their best for you, a customer and a friend. Read our agent bios throughout the real estate section or our website at www.JimSmithRealty.com. Drop in our downtown office located next to the courthouse and let us help you find your dream.
This magazine is an effort to allow you to sample the real estate offerings in the Pagosa Springs area, to give you valuable information about the things you should think about when purchasing real estate in Pagosa, and to inform you about some of the great recreational opportunities available. Many prefer to search on their own before contacting a REALTOR® and this magazine is a great tool to get you started. Have a blessed day.