About TREE Realty

Kristen Hughes

Captured by the natural beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, cultural happenings and incomparable lifestyle this spectacular area provides, Kristen Hughes has made the Telluride region her home for more than 29 years.

Kristen began her real estate career in 1999, working for one of the most established brokerage firms in Telluride. After working with many buyers and sellers, Kristen recognized an opportunity to provide a more individual and personalized service. Building on her strong background and experience Kristen founded her own real estate company TREE Realty, LLC in 2010.

Kristen develops personal relationships with her clientele and is keen to understand individual aspirations and values. She is both honored and grateful for the many long term friendships she has cultivated through her work with TREE Realty.

With her thorough market knowledge, honesty and integrity Kristen will help you understand the regional real estate market. Whether you want to relocate, buy a home for the first time or invest in the area, she will listen to you, understand your objectives, and implement a plan that produces results.

Four time recipient of the Telluride Association of Realtors First Time Home Buyers Assistance Fund REALTOR of the Year Award.

Member of the Telluride Association of Realtors and CREN.


Kind words from trusted and happy clients.

We were interested in buying a new home in the Ridgway area, but didn't really know much about all the steps we needed to take or about the local market here and what it had to offer. Kristen was able to get us out right away to start looking at houses and on the first day out she added one more house to the tour that turned out to be the perfect house for us. After we found the home we wanted, Kristen helped us to complete the purchase, overseeing and ensuring that all the needed steps where addressed and performed by all parties to ensure our successful home purchase. It was not a simple purchase, there were a lot of ins and outs, but Kristen helped us to manage the various steps so it did not feel overwhelming and she went above and beyond to make sure all parties were actually doing what their obligations required them to do. In the end we got our house for less than the asking price and moved into the house exactly a month and a half after we first looked at it. We couldn't be more pleased and we would highly recommend Kristen to any interested home buyers.
by Dan and Angela C.
Ridgway, CO
Kristen is not only my trusted realtor but she became a fast friend. I love how detail oriented she is and kind. She knows how to communicate well with me and she has taught me a lot about real estate. On this most recent rental property deal- she is the reason why my low ball offer was chosen over a half dozen other full price offers. I know it’s because she is so easy to work with. Everyone from my mortgage lender to my attorney and my insurance agent were blown away at her skills and knowledge. She doesn’t miss a beat and she always goes the extra mile. She has patience, smarts and experience. I trust her so much I bought a house without being able to do my own walk through. I didn’t need to because Kristen was on it and provided me a thorough video tour. She does her homework and knows the nuts and bolts of all local municipal codes. I really admire that Kristen can juggle a million tasks while making me feel like I’m her only client. I can’t wait to do another project with her.
by Stephanie Warner
Montrose, CO
Kristen Hughes made dreams come true for us. She was always on point with deadlines, inspections, surveys, contract negations etc. She would check in with us regularly throughout the buying process and deeply cared and quickly addressed our hesitations and fears. She found us an amazing property for a great price and in a remarkably quick timeframe. She deeply cares for people and their home buying dreams. She’s down-to-earth. She is a true local, and very tapped into the regional market. She’s been around a long time and her knowledge and love for the area is palpable and contagious. We cannot recommend Kristen enough.
by Erin R. and Matt W.
Telluride, CO
Kristen was a HUGE help in finding us our new Mountain home for our family vacation house! She has extensive knowledge of the entire Telluride, Montrose, Placerville, Ridgway region. She was always attentive to emails and phone calls, very professional & negotiated us a great deal! We would recommend her expertise to anyone buying or selling a home In this area!
by Christina and Casey Bussard
Realtor, Texas

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