As a kid growing up in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, NM, Durango became a popular and easy destination for my family to escape from our busy schedules. Beginning in the early 1970’s, my family and I would enjoy summer camping and fishing at Molas Lake and long weekend ski trips at Purgatory. My parents fell in love with the southwest and Durango in particular. They purchased their first piece of property near the ski area, “Purgatory”, in the early 1970’s.
After high school I attended NMSU in Las Cruces, NM where I studied humanities and education with an emphasis in secondary math. After 2 years, I began to miss home, and especially my trips to the cooler climate and mountains of Durango. It never really occurred to me that I could actually live where we vacationed, but 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.
I have two wonderful children who love the outdoors and are active in all sorts of recreation that the resort lifestyle offers…I can’t imagine living or raising a family anywhere else, and am so grateful and blessed to have the opportunity 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.
In 1993 I became the office manager at Needles Real Estate. This was my opportunity to be more specialized and “hands on” in real estate which I had always been interested in. It was this career move, when I made a commitment to learn and explore as much as possible of this great north county mountain community. I received my Associate’s license in May of 1994, and my business has grown each year ever since, having participated in a majority of sales listing and/or selling transaction side. I have consistently maintained one of the top tier positions amongst resort area brokers in total sales and dollar volume. My most recent affiliation was serving on the Board of our Durango Area Association of Realtors Ethics Committee. I have also recently obtained my certificate of completion of the NAR Resort and Second Home Markets Course. Locally, I have contributed to many charitable events including the Columbine Children’s Fund and Adaptive Sports Ski Association. My family and I continue to be very active in the resort and Durango community.
In 2007, I briefly explored a development real estate firm on the mountain. I am very appreciative for the valuable knowledge I took with me concerning the master plan and new products currently available, as well as what is planned for the future of the resort. I am now even better experienced and educated to truly cover more ground than any competing broker on the mountain. 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 also have commercial/development property available.
I was thrilled to (re)open at our Needles Square Branch where I’ve spent most of my 27+ years, merging with Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage in 2011, representing all segments of the real estate market at Purgatory and all of north-county. My networking and comprehensive coverage is most specific to the resort where I am consistently ranked amongst the top 3 real estate brokers in production. 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 I have received over the years, and happy 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 in the near future.
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.