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in Your Second Home in Durango?

Durango Realty Group is your #1 resource for finding and buying the perfect vacation or investment property in and around the beautiful mountain town of Durango.

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What We Do

We believe that purchasing a second home is not just about the right home, but the right home in the just the right place. As part of our onboarding process, we take the time to learn about YOUR vision for YOUR future, whether it’s family vacations, a strong return on investment, or both. We make sure the home you buy can make that vision a reality.

1. Lifestyle Analysis  

Our Lifestyle Analysis Tool identifies your goals, your wishes, your wants, and your dreams, and allows us to determine which Durango-area homes match up and can make those visions a reality!

2. Viability & Income Projections  

We compile a pro forma for every property our clients are interested in, providing accurate and realistic figures for rental and income projections based on location, seasonality, and owner usage.

3. Preferred Lender Relationship  

We work with Sindberg Capital Lending, a premier mortgage brokerage in Durango. This relationship allows us to provide a smoother and safer home buying experience for our clients.

Our Story

Durango Realty Group specializes in second home and investment property purchases in Durango and the surrounding areas. We strive to strike a balance between the long term financial aspects of these purchases and the intangible value of vacationing and making memories in such a beautiful place.

Meet Lorie

Our principal, Lorie Somermeyer, brings two decades of local property management and home buying expertise to every transaction. She understands the importance of matching the perfect second home to the lifestyles of her diverse but discriminating clientele. Lorie has been a Real Estate Broker in Durango, Colorado, since 2008 and possesses an exceptional understanding of the local market dynamics.

Lorie specializes in assisting clients who are seeking to purchase second homes and investment properties that can also bring impressive performance as a vacation rental. With an uncanny ability to anticipate her clients’ needs and goals, she has structured her business to provide comprehensive property management services at the time of the purchase and also for years to come. Lorie’s success stems from relationships built on trust, hard work, and a high level of service. Her attention to detail, commitment to exceptional customer service and strong negotiation skills deliver results.

Congrats on buying your new vacation home! Now what?!

Sit back, relax, and make the most of your new vacation home, by enlisting Durango Vacations to manage the property and find short-term renters for you year-round.

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Our Clients Love Us!

“Lorie truly understands how to sell houses. She made the whole process incredibly easy and painless. She previewed our home and gave us tips to help it show well, which was a huge help. We sold our home within a week of listing it well over the asking price. She’s the best Realtor in Durango with a great team around her.”

Anton R. & Susan I.

“We were so fortunate to find Lorie Somermeyer when we were looking for a second home in Durango. She helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood, and she was patient with us. We looked for several months, and she always cautioned us about overbidding when we fell too quickly for overpriced homes.”

Christy and Greg R.

“Lorie Somermeyer is amazing! I had a vision of a second ski home in Durango, but I just couldn’t find the right property. She used her knowledge, savvy, negotiation skills and a heavy dose of patience to find just the right slope side home for us. She persuaded the owner to sell it, making it a win/win for everyone”

Trey Brown

“When it came time to purchase an investment property in Durango with the goal of renting it out when we weren’t using it, Lorie Somermeyer with Durango Realty Group was the obvious choice. She listened to our wants, needs, and desires, and worked diligently to find us just the right home.”

Brett and Bob M.

Success Stories

Not all realtors specialize in second homes and vacation rentals, and it’s important to work with someone who knows what they’re doing. Read a few stories about how Lorie found the perfect Durango-area properties for her clients.

Gone Golfin’  

Gregg was a Durango local looking looking for an investment property that he could use to generate consistent income year round as a vacation rental. Lorie found him an ideal home in the Dalton Ranch golf course community alongside a relaxing water feature. Being on the golf course, 10 minutes from downtown, and 20 minutes from Purgatory Ski Resort allows it to attract visitors in all seasons. The unit generated over $66k in gross rental revenue in 2021.

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Heaven Is In Purgatory  

Keith & Laura were living in Albuquerque when they decided that Durango would be the perfect place for a second home where they could make a lifetime of memories with their grandkids. They also wanted to rent out the house as a vacation rental when they weren’t using it. Lorie found a magnificent property near Purgatory with plenty of space for family to visit, and it generated over $63k in gross rental revenue in 2021.

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Luxurious Lakeside Lodge  

Barrett & MaryJo work in the tech industry in Austin, TX, but wanted a second home in Durango away from the chaos of urban life where they could go skiing and mountain-biking with their two teenage sons. Lorie found a luxurious and expansive house on Lake Purgatory that was perfect for their big family and very attractive as a vacation rental. It generated over $67k in gross rental revenue in 2021!

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Headed West  

Wendy & Gary were Texas natives who decided to move to Durango after they visited on a trip and fell in love with the spaciousness and access to nature. As their full-time home, they were looking for new construction, great views, lots of yard space, and big garage. Lorie found them the perfect home and they’re still living there now with no intentions of leaving!

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Stop dreaming. Start living the dream.

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