As a kid growing up in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, Durango became a popular and easy destination for family vacations. Beginning in the early 1970’s, my parents, 3 sisters and I enjoyed summer camping and fishing at Molas Lake and long weekend ski trips at Purgatory. My parents (and us girls!) fell in love with the area – and soon after they invested in their first piece of property along Lime Creek Road just north of Purgatory. Over the years, they also owned a condo at Silverpick, and then purchased a lake-front property, 1 mile south of the ski area, where they eventually built their dream home and retired.
After high school I attended NMSU in Las Cruces where I studied humanities and math. After 2 years, I began to miss home, and especially my trips to the cooler climate and mountains of Durango. It never occurred to me that I could live and thrive in a favorite vacation destination, and decided to give it a try. Excited and determined, I packed up my ’77 Scout and headed north – Durango or bust. The best move I ever made! I completed continuing education at Fort Lewis College, and began my “new” ski resort lifestyle and career in real estate.
I have two amazing children who were born and raised in the north county where they too have thrived in the splendor of our mountain community and the endless recreation we have been blessed to enjoy right outside our front door. My daughter Ryann obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from CSU in Fort Collins, CO and as a post-baccalaureate student, she is applying her education to support human health, currently employed at Los Alamos National Labs. My son Ian is a DHS graduate who participated in extra-curricular clubs, specifically to explore his passion for the culinary arts - including an opportunity to work alongside the best Chef(s) in Durango at the exclusive Electra Lake Boat House. He is soon to pursue continued education at a National Park in the northwest. Living in the beautiful San Juans has certainly had a positive impact on both my career path and that of my children – as well as our personal growth, gratitude, motivation and inspiration behind our passions to succeed and make a difference in our community.
I am so grateful and blessed to live in such an inspiring community, doing what I love most, sharing that appreciation with great friends, family and clients I have maintained strong relationships with over the years. This is home…. And, I look forward to working with you in finding your next home too.
CHARITIES AND AFFILIATIONS:
I will continue to specialize in resale properties, existing neighborhoods, as well as new development product available. In addition to cabins, water-front locations, condos, ski-in/ski-out, and vacant land, I may also assist with commercial/development property through local and international referral networks.
I look forward to having a long and successful partnership with both newcomers to the area as well as current owners and businesses in this community. I appreciate all the return and referral business and will continue to bring decades of real estate experience and knowledge to the table, ensuring a seamless buying and selling process to my customers and clients.
Thank you for your time and consideration – I look forward to working with you.
Kris Daly exceeded expectations. Expert knowledge of real estate market. This was my second transaction with Kris. She always gets the offer accepted and the deal done! Great experience with Wells Group and Kris. She goes above and beyond. B+T, Durango
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I want a realtor who is competent, responsive, efficient and thoughtful. I also want a realtor I like working with. Kris is the complete package. She brings unbeatable area expertise along with her compatible nature, making the entire process enjoyable.
Kris exceeded expectations. Expert listing description and photos, attention to detail and excellent in communication as the sale progressed. This is an expert Broker you can depend upon 100%
Kristin (Kris) is a phenomenal agent. She represented our family in two back to back transactions (1) the purchase of a home in the Animas Valley near Dalton Ranch, and (2) the sale of our home near Electra Lake. In both transactions, she was professional, thorough, conscientious, and at all times offered sage and helpful advice. We had a great contract on our home within a week, and she helped guide us through a relatively complicated purchase transaction. We would recommend Kris--she is wonderful from top to bottom.
Kris is extremely knowledgeable about the North County area. She is helpful and efficient. Kris kept me well informed as to all the steps from listing to selling.
Kris, you are an outstanding Realtor! Wells Group is blessed to have you…..It’s always great to know you’re doing well! You’ve made my day.
Thank you Kristin for giving me the chance to be able to look beyond the cactus of southwest Texas. I wish you the best in all your business dealings.
Kristin is very easy to work with-very knowledgeable, great communication, skilled in negotiation and very responsive to all questions and concerns. She made our stressful selling situation go very smooth and was very professional the whole time. I highly recommend her!
For my area of Durango (Purgatory ski resort/Electra Lake/Lakewood Meadows), I don't think you can find a more knowledgeable agent. Kris lives in, and knows, the area well. Kris' personality is really great.
I was introduced to Kris through a friend and could not have been more satisfied with her advice. Kris successfully navigated me through what was an active bidding process for the Durango mountain property which I was fortunate to secure. Her professionalism and knowledge of the Durango market is from my point of view unsurpassed and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a Durango property investment.
Kris and her family were our friends and neighbors for nearly 30 years when we decided to sell our home and move to another state. Having seen how hard she works for her clients, we would never have considered anyone else to list our home with. She was professional at guiding us through the process, patient with our many questions, and generous with her advice. Our only regret is that she's not our neighbor any more, but she'll always be a friend!
Kristin was excellent in helping my husband and I find a mountain home. She is very familiar with the Purgatory area and has extensive knowledge of the real estate industry. Kristin will be our agent of choice for selling or buying real estate in the Durango area in the future.
Kris was amazing. I had never gone through a land purchase before and it was intimidating, but Kris made it impossibly easy. She was there every step of the way with all the answers to my many questions. She was always easy to get a hold of with quick responses and a relaxed, professional, and knowledgeable manner.
If I ever do it again, I wouldn’t think of going through anyone else. Thanks Kris!
Our family had a wonderful experience with Kris Daly, who assisted us in finding what we consider the perfect condominium. Kris was patient, professional, timely and tremendously helpful. We became friends with Kris during this process and remain so today.
We first met Kris in 2014 when she helped us buy a mountain cabin as a second home. This last fall (2021), we decided to sell both our homes in Austin, TX and Durango and buy a new house in the San Juan mountains. Of course we only thought of Kris to both help us sell our Durango house and help us buy our new house. Kris did a great job for which we are very appreciative, We would give her the highest recommendations. The things that make her great are her knowledge of the real estate market in the north county and of real estate in general. In addition she is highly reliable and honest, which is very important when buying and selling homes. When she says she will do something it is done quickly and correctly. Finally Kris has a great sense of humor and is a lot of fun to hang with. That really helps with what is often a stressful time.
I’ve been involved brokering, developing, and owning real estate for over 20 years… And working with Kristin Daly to buy my house in the mountains was probably the best real estate experience of my life. She is responsive, efficient, and excellent to work with. I will use her for all of my real estate needs in Colorado.
Kristin knows the Durango Resort area real estate market like no other Broker. She is helpful and knowledgeable and works hard for her clients. I have used her services many times over the years and could not recommend her more highly.
Kris is awesome to work with! Very professional, quick to respond to any need or issue. Always has the information to answer any/all questions, and very knowledgeable about the area. Kris is very easy going, makes everyone feel at ease, and she’s a ton of fun as well! I have no hesitation in recommending Kris. In a word - great!!!
Kris Daly has been my broker for two real estate transactions and I have been very impressed with the hard work and professionalism that she dedicated to each situation. Even when negotiations became difficult and challenging Kris put in the extra time and effort to assist with getting these transactions completed. Kris put in a lot of time to help me find the right property to build my future home and I am very happy with the property that I ...
We so appreciate ALL that you do for us Kris. Really! Words just aren’t enough.