Todd serves as broker/owner, and has deliberately built United Country Sneffels Realty to offer real estate services throughout a wide region. The office is based in the mountain town of Ridgway, which is known as the home of the Grammy’s, Dennis Weaver and True Grit. It services all of Ouray County, including Ridgway of course, but also Ouray-known as the Switzerland of America, Log Hill, Owl Creek Pass, Colona, and Pleasant Valley-where Ralph Lauren’s ranch is located. And it ranges out to include the counties of San Juan(Silverton), Montrose (Montrose/Olathe), San Miguel(Telluride/Norwood), and Delta(Delta/Cedaredge/Eckert). To best serve his buyers and sellers, Todd participates in the CREN(Western Slope), TAR(Telluride) and GJARA(Grand Junction) multiple listing services. These add significant local and regional exposure for United Country’s nationwide and international marketing.
United Country currently has nearly 1 million buyers in its system looking to purchase one or more properties, and leads the Real Estate Industry in SEO(Search Engine Optimization). They ensure our office internet placement will lead our local market. When you work with United Country Sneffels Realty you have “Local experts with Global Marketing Power.” He and his office partners are experts in all areas of real estate. This includes residential, commercial, building lots, larger acreages, agricultural parcels, ranches, and hunting/recreational properties. They are specialists in the ‘blended’ approach to real estate, utilizing conventional real estate listings with auctions, assist with foreclosure purchases, and are skilled in assisting sellers through the short sale process.
Todd extends a warm welcome to you and invites you to come to our very special area of Southwest Colorado-where you can ski, snowboard, hike, jeep, 4-wheel, climb, ice-climb, snowshoe, bike, water ski, sail and hunt. You can also soak in the our many hot springs, relax at one of our beautiful hotels and spas, camp at the many RV parks, Forest Service Campgrounds, or Ridgway State Park, shop at an amazing array of stores, and eat at a range of restaurants that make many urban areas jealous. You might be wondering, “What makes him tick?” Todd was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the second son of a United Church of Christ Minister and an Elementary School Teacher. After two successful pastorates in the St. Louis area, Todd’s parents moved the family to Rochester, Minnesota, where his dad took on a ministry that lasted 32 years and his mom taught school. Todd graduated from John Marshall High School there, and graduated with honors from Mankato State University with a degree in Elementary Education and a Mathematics Concentration.
The mountains of Colorado have always had a pull on him, and Todd and his wife Darlene(also a teacher) left Minnesota immediately after college for their first teaching positions-at a one room schoolhouse in Browns Park, Colorado(West of Craig). Todd taught mostly middle school mathematics in Colorado and Wisconsin for another eighteen years, and enjoyed the opportunity to help Middle Schoolers succeed in the classroom as well as in extracurricular activities. He was a middle school coordinator, coached football and basketball, and led many academic teams such as MATHCOUNTS and Science Olympiad. Todd and Darlene had three daughters, Emily, Anna and Laura and they spent their family times camping, traveling, off-roading, and skiing in the area.
Todd entered real estate in 2002 with the plan to be only part time, but the real estate opportunities became great. He immediately loved working with United Country’s team of over 500 offices. Initially he worked under another United Country broker, but after a series of years where he earned top ten status among all United Country agents nationwide, purchased his office in 2007 and renamed it Sneffels Realty after the 14,000 foot peak that is the primary focus of our valley. The success of his office has continued to grow, and he has built Sneffels Realty into the top producing Ouray County office each year since 2011. He is so thankful for his success, which continues to grow and is extremely grateful for his many blessings, which include his faith, family, friends, clients and teammates. He knows that it’s essential to give back to his community and has been active in professional, church, and community organizations.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Montrose Association of Realtors, and assists other United Country offices and agents throughout Western Colorado. He volunteers much of his time, and assists his church through donations, committee work and speaking, and has served on Church Council as Moderator. Additionally, he donates and helps with local schools, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice, Educational and Arts organizations, the Better Business Bureau, and the Ridgway Chamber of Commerce. Todd’s attention gets distracted at times by his four grandsons, Paxton, Slade, Corbin and Ryker, as well as Darlene, his daughters and the rest of his family. But not for too long! He will set aside time for you too! Call him today and create that special relationship with him as your realtor.