Client Testimonials

My greatest satisfaction as a real estate broker...


"Doug was our agent for four real estate transactions - two purchases and two sales. Needless to say, our experience with him on the first one was excellent, so we continued to work with him for all our real estate transactions. I highly recommend him to others."

- Butch & Honore

"We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts and your expertise in getting us exactly what we wanted for our vacation condo. As you know, our tastes are very specific and without your diligent help we would not have been able to get exactly what we wanted."

- Hal & Marilyn

"Doug has been our realtor for the past 15 years and we have bought and sold our properties as our family needs have grown and changed. He has listed our properties and sold them. He has assisted us in buying 2 previous properties as well as our most recent home purchase about a month ago. He is a longtime resident and knows every inch of Steamboat. He is honest, patient, efficient and always prepared at every appointment. He negotiates with his client as his top priority and always acts with their best interest in mind. Quite simply Doug is the best!"

- John & Carolyn

"Doug has helped me in the purchase of two homes in Steamboat Springs. He is an honest advocate with lots of real estate experience and has become a friend. I appreciate that Doug is a respected community member and knowledgeable and professional in his field."

- Hollis

"Doug is a numbers and contracts pro. He keeps you out of trouble during the due diligence and closing process - he doesn’t need supervision like most realtors I’ve dealt with. His knowledge of the Steamboat area real estate scene is encyclopedic. I’ve been involved in around 20 real estate transactions and Doug is the best.

- Gary & Tosh

"Doug helped both in locating my new home and selling my old home. We wanted the perfect home and it took some time to find the right one. Doug was very earnest in making sure he found the right home for us."

- Chris & Denise

"Your clients describe your services as a unique, special oasis in their lives and are universally satisfied with your services.  They describe you in terms that are not used anywhere in the business today.  You are selfless, honest, hard working and you know your stuff.  They feel under supported in most ventures, however the striking experience of someone working for them is powerful!"

- Ben Benya, Benya Consulting

"Dear Doug...We wanted to thank you for all the help with purchasing our unit at One Steamboat Place.  The whole condo search sure got a lot easier once you got involved.  You handled all the legwork for us and were invaluable once we left Steamboat and have been doing everything long distance.  And I really appreciate the advice around the offer and counter-offer levels - you were spot on.  We definitely need to get together for dinner or drinks when we get back out there."

- Jack & Caroline

"You are a true professional that has a passion for your work as well as your clients. We recommend you to anyone seeking property in Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas. You really made our dreams come true."

- Garrett & Suzi

"I chose Doug after interviewing several other agents in Steamboat. Doug was, by far, the most responsive and positive. Throughout the process of selling my property he was very communicative. And, he sold my difficult property in much less time than I expected. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to buy or sell in the Steamboat area."

- Jack

"Doug has the expertise and experience to make out of town home buying as stress free as possible. His network and service is beyond reproach. I would recommend Doug Labor to anyone looking to buy property in the Steamboat area. Specifically, Doug worked with our Sellers to negotiate a fair price for a wonderful property. He communicated with us, the seller, and the bank for every portion of the transaction, was very organized (deadlines all outlined and marked). He provided useful referrals for financing, home inspection, and also interior design. He even offered to complete a walk through for possession with FaceTime!"

- Emmanuel & Kate

"In fact, we were so satisfied, that when we decided to look for more Steamboat property, we went straight to Doug. He quickly found an ideal piece of land within Steamboat city limits within our budget. With his help, we purchased it quickly, and now have a site for our prospective retirement home. We know that we could have never have found this opportunity without Doug Labor."

- Doug & Linda

"Doug has lived in Steamboat for over 20 years and is very knowledgeable of the local market. He was extremely helpful in navigating the buying process, particularly since for most of the escrow period I was not in Steamboat. He was instrumental in getting the sellers to agree to fix a dishwasher leak that the sellers initially denied that the leak existed. I would strongly recommend him to anybody looking to buying a home in Steamboat."

- Gary

"We have conducted multiple purchases and sales with Doug over a 10+ year period. Doug has always been: **A client-centric expert- Doug consistently operates from both a deep knowledge of the Yampa Valley/Steamboat Real Estate market and a real desire meet and exceed his clients' needs. His style is not pushy or transaction oriented, rather, it is deeply client focused. **A valued advocate and advisor-Doug delivers calm, reasoned answers and advice- he won't simply tell you what he thinks you want to hear, or what he thinks will get the deal done quickly- he will tell you the truth and his honest opinion, which is informed by decades of experience. **Referrals- years ago, I was initially referred to Doug by a good friend who had excellent experiences with him. I have recommended Doug to multiple friends who have been interested in purchasing in the Steamboat area, or who want to begin that process by becoming educated on that market. Doug is well known as a valuable knowledge resource in the Steamboat Real Estate market, and he does a great job sharing his knowledge. **Integrity- Doug has always shown a deep sense of integrity, for doing the right thing whether folks are watching or not. I highly recommend Doug to anyone who is thinking about buying (or selling) a home or property in the Steamboat Springs area, either as a home or for investment.

- Lindsay & Laura

"My wife and I fell in love with Steamboat 10 year ago and while the skiing is outstanding it was the people and the town itself that made the decision for us. While it was random that we walked in to Sotheby's and met Doug, his knowledge of Steamboat and the surrounding area was invaluable over our two-year search. Doug was willing to show properties at the drop of a hat, both ones we found on our private search as well as an array of possibilities from the MLS and his own search, all based on our 'needs & wants'. His willingness to show any property we requested as well as his knowledge of our specified needs and wants was impressive and saved us time and pretty much kept us on track. Doug is a professional, and I would highly recommend him to anyone."

- Tim & Linda

"It is a difficult proposition to come to an unknown area and invest in real estate...Traditional real estate agents naturally want to sell their listings, and as an outsider it may be tough to spot a real estate value in the marketplace. As an investor that has been involved in many real estate transactions, you are as fine a broker as I have worked with. You truly listened to our needs and desires, and your follow through was outstanding."

- Rene & Marlene

Doug is one of the best, He does what he says he is going to do. I have known Doug for a number of years, however, this is the first time I have worked directly with Doug. professional, knowledgeable and open minded. Doug is a pleasure to work with.

- Mike & Diane

"As an owner and manager of my own business, I greatly appreciate when someone is able to carry out their job in such a professional manner. In the future I hope to work with Doug again. Your honesty, integrity and work ethic is, in a word, refreshing."

- Victor

"Milledge and I so enjoyed our time with you, and after our first tour together I knew we would trust you to be our agent through this process. What I didn't really realize was the extent to which I would rely on you as a partner. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of Steamboat residency and to not consider all of the tactical steps required to make it happen...especially if a mortgage is involved. Living 1800 miles away could have added so much stress to the process if you and your company had not taken responsibility for our best interests. This could not have gone better or have been more pleasant if we lived there and done business with friends!"

- Tom & Milledge

"Over a year was spent searching for the right property, at the right price, and we are quite pleased with the results! It was also enjoyable, fun and relaxed working with you, particularly since you really listened and absorbed what we were trying to accomplish."

- Steve & Cassandra

"I had never before used an exclusive buyer's agent in purchasing a property but I think it is the only way to go. I contacted other agents but did not receive the attention or consideration as an out-of-towner or stranger to Steamboat that I received from Doug Labor."

- Lisa


"We worked with Doug over a period of several years in the Steamboat area and can gladly say that he is the best real estate professional we have had the pleasure to work with. He combines a depth of knowledge of the market with great negotiating skills and an extensive network of resources. He went the extra mile to help us find the right property and went even further to close the deal!"

- Mark & Rebecca