Our Preferred Professionals

The Vanatta Group is associated with an extended array of exceptional business affiliates, who offer the same level of competency and precision they do. Whether it’s a mortgage broker to help you get a competitive rate for the luxury rustic mountain home you wish to purchase… or an attorney to counsel you about some high level specifications of a pending contract….the Vanatta Group recommends only the absolute best.

Decorators: To make luxury rustic mountain homes (not the contradiction in terms it would seem!) picture-perfect, we call on the services of the following home decorators:

Irene Nelson:In the design and retail business for 40 years, Irene Nelson and her associates have a unique and knowledgeable approach to any design project.

Suzie Lord: A full service interior design firm and offer turn-key packages for all of your home decorating and design needs, since 1985.


Mortgage Brokers: You want to know that you’re receiving the best available rate for the Steamboat home you’ll own for many years. You can put your trust in the brokers that WE trust to give our clients great mortgage rates and confidential counsel.

Holly Roger
Summit Bank & Trust
Direct Line – 970.875.1609
Fax – 970.879.1778

Kathryn Pedersen
Fidelity Mortgage
kathryn@fidelitymtg.comDirect Line – 970.761.2245
Fax – 970.245.4152

Lynn Reiff
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Direct Line – 970.879.8586
Fax – 970.879.4056

Attorneys: When there are complexities involved in your real estate transaction, it’s helpful to consult a knowledgeable attorney. The local law firms we work with specialize in real estate, and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of the field. Right here on the mountain tops. The wild, wild west needn’t be, with one of these lawyers at your side:

Sharp, Steinke, Sherman & Engle LLC.
Melinda Sherman
Attorneys at Law


Insurance: Only the best insurance policy will work when you’re investing in rustic mountain homes, Luxury real estate, primary homes, vacation homes and other valuable Steamboat property. We’ve been referring these risk-indemnifying brokers for years, so we trust in the unparalleled service they’ll provide to you:

Debbie Aragon – State Farm Insurance
Dax Mattox – State Farm Insurance


Title Companies: Title insurance provides the buyer or the lender with the assurance that the seller is the true owner the property and that title to a piece of real estate is legitimate.  The title search examines the limitations to the use and enjoyment of the property that may exist including any liens, encumbrances, encroachments, easements, covenants or otherwise.  A title company with work to resolve title problems before you purchase the property ensuring that one of the most important investments of your life goes smoothly.  Title insurance protects the lender and/or owner against lawsuits or claims against the property that result from disputes over the title.

Land Title
Heritage Title
Stewart Title


Window Tinting: For Energy Smart home solutions, interior protection from UV rays, increased privacy, safety and security, or decorative accents look no further than Steamboat Tinting.  Protect and enhance your luxury home.

Steamboat Tinting


2nd Home Property Management: Your home is one of your biggest invesments so don’t take chances while you are away.  A reputable property management company will put your mind at ease and keep your home in excellent condition.

Call us for a tailored recommendation


The Sotheby’s Network

Networking is a vital component of selling real estate. With contacts throughout Colorado, the United States, and even in foreign countries, you can be assured that your property is getting the best exposure. My associates in “feeder” communities direct their clients that are looking to buy in Steamboat to someone that they know. By networking and knowing these key Realtors, I can promote your property to the Realtors that make the deals.

Craig Morris –  Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s, Aspen, CO

Michael G. Lawler –  Premier Sotheby’s, Naples, FL

Paul Benson –  Summit Sotheby’s, Park City, UT

Suzanne Perkins –  Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA, Montecito, CA

Tye Stockton –  Ascent Sotheby’s, Vail, CO

Scott Webber –  Fuller Sotheby’s, Denver, CO

Zach Morse –  Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s, Durango, CO

Cathy Benson –  Benson Sotheby’s International Realty, Crested Butte, CO