Locally, I am best known for being Durango's Weather Guy and launching a local Facebook page dedicated to bringing the most accurate weather to our geographically challenging region of Colorado Durango Snow Lovers. Here in Durango, we are over 200 miles to the nearest radar and National Weather Service office. I have been an amateur weather guy all of my life and have informally studied meteorology for 30 years. I was born and raised in Iowa and moved to Denver, Colorado in 1992, and Durango in 2008. Professionally, I spent 15 years in Finance, Investment Banking and Venture Capital. In 2003 I became a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker. I also received a job offer in Operations Management, which I took. After 11 years I left the Company and once again got my Real Estate license to join my wife, and now business partner, Susan Givens, a licensed Real Estate Broker and full-time Realtor since 1999. We enjoy working with all Buyers and Sellers, regardless of price, from a $50,000 lot to a $5,000,000 estate. We are active in the community, we do volunteer work for the United Way and Habitat for Humanity where Susan sits on the Board of Directors. We are fun people to work with, we are experienced, innovative and savvy, and we promise an excellent experience. Here are what others have recently said:
Susan and Jeff really went above and beyond helping us through a challenging mid-winter marketing on a tight timeframe. With three feet of snow on the ground in Forest Lakes, frigid winter temperatures, and buyers about beating the door down, we moved across the country confident that the Givens’ wouldn’t let us down. Our worries about power outages, lingering maintenance items due before the closing, pipes freezing, etc. were very real but were adeptly handled by the Givens’ in our absence. We had to trust them implicitly and they did not let us down.
From start to finish, Susan uses a collaborative style that takes into account the needs of sometimes demanding clients (yes, I’ll admit it) while she tactfully kept us from throwing a monkey wrench into the works. This being our second transaction with Susan, there is no doubt our faith was well-founded in their abilities and tactics as brokers.
The closing was nearly stress-free and had stayed on schedule from the day the contract was signed.
During the “heat of battle”, we had actually offered additional compensation to the Givens’ for the extra visits and attention required by our situation. The fact they declined our offer was yet another indicator of their commitment to their clients, regardless of arising challenges.
Susan was recommended by an associate at work over six years ago, and I now am willing to do the same having experienced twice the Givens' professionalism and excellent service. While most realtors claim service and relationships are #1, with the Givens’ it truly is a “Given” as their tagline states.
Brian and Cortney White
April 2, 2017
Susan and Jeff Givens are the best! They have handled transactions for us selling our Durango condo as well as buying rural land. They go the extra mile on every step from listing to closing. They helped us find contractors to make the condo sparkle, helped us find places for furnishings we did not want to keep and saved our closing from a last minute title glitch with their perseverance. They held frequent and well-organized showings and met contractors for us when we were not able to be in Durango. And when we purchased a vacant property near our home, they walked that deal through without a hitch, start to finish. We think very highly of Susan and Jeff; you cannot find a more professional real estate team in the Four Corners region! When they say “Service is a Given” it is more than just a slogan, it is a promise!
Philip & Linda Walters, Mancos, CO
We are so very glad and thankful we happened to walk into your office over two years ago. Little did we know that chance meeting would lead us down this crazy path of first moving to Durango and eventually finding a place of our own. We appreciate all the property listings you sent our way and your amazing patience when our plans shifted and changed.
Your guidance through the purchase process was invaluable and really couldn’t have done it without you. It got rather stressful at the end, but your constant reassurance and support were so appreciated. Thank you for helping us find the right house and for being so awesome through the entire process!
Brian and Stephanie Erickson