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Tom Morse is founder of Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. His passion for the outdoors, respect for the western way of life and commitment to the protection of our natural resources brought him to Colorado with his wife Linda. This coupled with the understanding that there are many like-minded people, seeking a lifestyle of greater simplicity and purpose along with more time to enjoy their recreational interest, gave birth to the firm. The intention is to bring together a group of passionate and competent partners and associates, from multiple disciplines, to support individuals and families in realizing their lifestyle aspirations, by finding the finest ranches and recreational properties in the West to meet their needs. Prior to founding the company, Tom formed, developed and sold companies in publishing, financial services, business software and real estate development over a 35 year career. Tom and Linda also had the great privilege to volunteer for more than six years supporting the worldwide activities of both charitable and not-for-profit organizations. His creative talents and management expertise provides vision and overall guidance to the day-to-day operations and growth of Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. Given his knowledge and understanding of the market, he is a great person to start with in your quest for the perfect place for you.

Zach Morse is the Co-Owner and an Associate Broker for Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty. As a partner in Team Morse, Zach has been directly involved in high-end property sales in excess of $200M over the past 9 years, and has an intimate knowledge of active and private residential, ranch, and recreational properties in the region. Zach was recognized by the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends among the top 250 real estate brokers in the US by Sales Volume for 2016 and ranked #5 in Colorado in Real Trends “Americas Best Real Estate Agents.” Known for his positive attitude and “win-win” mentality, and solid reputation among his colleagues, clients and other professionals in the real estate industry, Zach is the top choice for Buyers and Sellers who want high quality representation, to smooth the sales process and maximize value.

In January of 2016, Zach was honored for graduating from Realogy’s brands Ascend program: The Executive Leadership Experience. Zach was one of 41 participants selected from over 250,000 agents to participate in the inaugural program. The rigorous Ascend curriculum engaged Realogy senior leadership, real estate industry experts and current successful franchisees from all Realogy brands as part of this world-class program.

On his days off, Zach takes full advantage of the Durango area by going snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, boating, hunting, fishing, and playing golf. Whether you are a Buyer or Seller, please give Zach a call, let his knowledge and understanding of the market help guide you in your real estate dealings.

Cathy Craig is Managing Broker with Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. Growing up on a guest ranch in southwestern Colorado, Cathy lived adventures and experiences that most kids only dream about. Not only did this cement her love for the outdoors, trails, rivers and wildlife, but by virtue of hosting families from all corners of the globe, she understood at an early age, the true meaning of customer service.

After graduating from Colorado College with a degree in business, Cathy's professional career revolved around various aspects of the ski industry; working for ski manufacturers K2 and Lange and spearheading the sales and marketing for several resorts in Colorado and New Hampshire.

In 1997 Cathy moved back to Durango and formed the real estate brokerage at Durango Mountain Resort, specializing in second home resort property. As the Vice President and managing broker of Durango Mountain Realty, she was dedicated to helping her clients realize their second home dreams through knowledge, expertise and premier customer service. As a specialty brokerage, Cathy and her agents consistently ranked within the top 10 sales agents in the county and her brokerage was consistently one of the top performers in the Durango area.

In 2013 Cathy joined Tom, Linda and Zach Morse of Legacy Properties West, the top luxury real estate brokerage in southwest Colorado. As a team, they united with Sotheby's International Realty and formed Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty.

She has served on various boards including the Durango Area Association of Realtors (treasurer, 6 years), Adaptive Sports Association, various home owner's association boards and local Parent Partners.

Cathy loves all facets of the outdoors, but tends to spend most of her time road biking, mountain biking, skiing (downhill and Nordic), hiking and paddling her lake kayak. She is the mother of 3 grown children and lives in Durango, Colorado.

Kelly Kniffin offers luxury service and marketing for all types of residential real estate. Kelly received her Colorado Real Estate License in 2004 and earned her CRS “Certified Residential Specialist” designation early on in her career, and has been a top sales agent ever since. Kelly focuses on golf course communities and resort lifestyle; she has helped many realize their dream of relocation or finding a second home in Durango.

Approaching real estate as the demanding full-time job that it is, Kelly's success is based on a combination of in-depth market knowledge, experience, determination, and most importantly, her genuine concern for the needs of her clients. Kelly's commitment to excellent customer service ensures her clients the highest levels of personal care and attention to detail. Acclaimed for her marketing expertise and negotiating skills, Kelly stays focused on every detail through her clients transactions, offering quality resources, and knowledge that can only be acquired through years experience.

Selling clients can expect a strategic marketing plan for their property, and buying clients find confidence in Kelly’s innate ability to find the ideal property. She is astute at recognizing the sense of style, lifestyle and personal taste of the clients she serves. Kelly is a Past President of the Durango Association of Realtors and the 2014 recipient of the “Realtor of the Year” award.

Continued education has enhanced Kelly's business success, and she has received several designations including Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR). Giving back to the community is important to Kelly. She has served for several years on the Durango Area Association of Realtors Board and is the 2014 Board President, SW District Representative of the Housing Opportunity Foundation (CAROF) and volunteer for Durango High School Booster Club. Kelly continues to support many community non-profits by volunteering time, as well as financial contributions.

Kelly, her husband and two daughters relocated to Durango from San Diego in 2002, choosing Durango for the opportunity to raise their daughters in a smaller community. Their move was a lifestyle choice but the bonus was discovering the incredible community. Kelly enjoys being outdoors. "Durango is just so beautiful, all year long." Kelly enjoys biking, skiing, hiking, paddle boarding on the Animas River, and playing golf; particularity with her husband out their back door on the scenic Dalton Ranch golf course. Visit Kelly's website at www.HomesDurangoCo.com. Email Kelly Kniffin

Lesley Gannon Meiering – Spend any time in Durango and, before long, you’re likely to return Lesley’s warm smile. That’s because she’s simply everywhere serving on community boards, tutoring at the elementary school, climbing peaks for charity and making friends at every turn. A 40-year Durango resident and full-time broker, Lesley helps families, relocating professionals, retirees and elders throughout the Durango Area. Warm and gracious, Lesley sets people at ease the minute she enters the room.

Blessed with the gift of being a good listener, Lesley puts her heart, intellect and substantial community connections into finding you a home you will love. She uses those same skills to locate enthusiastic buyers for listed properties. In fact, Lesley was named Rookie of the Year and since has ranked as one of the company’s top three brokers year after year.

Lesley and her husband, Bob, raised five sons, three of which started businesses in Durango. A retired PGA golf pro, Bob says he used to be a golfer until he became a gofer for Lesley, as he’s quite involved in the behind-the-scene necessities of real estate sales.

The quintessential home-and-hearth person, Lesley often raises money for local charities with mother-and-daughter teas at her historic home, Four Chair Farm on County Road 250. Drive by and you will see four brightly colored chairs decked out in celebration of the current fun thing going on in Durango. If it’s happening in Durango, you can count on Lesley to be part of it. Give Lesley a call, and you will experience her passion for Durango and La Plata County real estate.

Katie Sturm is a top agent in her market in Durango, Colorado, having earned numerous sales awards and distinctions in her career. She thoroughly loves all aspects of the real estate field and enthusiastically enjoys sharing her personal expertise with clients to help them meet their objectives. She is an avid investor of real estate herself, having formed many investment partnerships to purchase and sell income property – fix and flip single family homes, foreclosed property, apartment buildings, ministorage units, and has also general contracted several homes.

Before pursuing her passion in the real estate market, eventually becoming a full time Realtor in 2005, Katie enjoyed a successful career as a top salesperson in the technical sales field in Washington DC and Denver, Colorado. She holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Engineering from Virginia Tech and George Mason University. Katie has consistently ranked in the top 5% in La Plata County Board of Realtors, having sold in excess of $60M of property over her career. She is highly committed to her clients, her partners and to being the very best in her field.

Durango real estate broker Danielle Enea’s success can be summed up in three words: Personality, Presentation & Perfectionism. Clients love working with Danielle not just because of her superior service and results. They are drawn to her vibrant nature, vast market knowledge and contagious passion that make her a stand-out in her field.
Danielle has sold luxurious properties throughout Durango, and serves a diverse clientele. Her style, service and results keep clients happy, loyal, and always coming back.

  • Personality. Danielle, originally from the East Coast, knows how to find dream homes for all types of clients; and she does so with utmost knowledge, finesse, dedication, and humor.
  • Presentation. Danielle’s image is one of great poise and professionalism. Her eye for design and innate good taste make her skillful at showcasing and marketing fine properties in their very best light.
  • Perfectionism. Danielle handles every detail and deal to perfection. She has an intuition for finding clients the most fabulous homes.

Danielle is married to a luxury home builder and is an architecture and historic-home lover, and member of the Durango Arts Center and the Durango Women’s Resource Center. She made real estate her career when she relocated to Durango in 2008, and has since garnered a stellar reputation for her compassion, enthusiasm, and comforting guidance throughout the stressful real estate process. Danielle relates to customers of all ages and price levels, and is fully invested in your needs. Her favorite pastimes include running, home design and architecture, and most of all spending time with her husband and their two young children.

Rob Littfin’s real estate career spans 28 years. He came to Durango in 1984 from the Denver area to attend Fort Lewis College and obtain his BA Degree in Business. He then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and was influenced by his father, a retired executive with Pulte Homes Corporation, to enter real estate. Rob joined Blue Chip Development Corporation as Sales Manager and was in charge of sales, marketing, and assisted in land acquisition & home design. He then partnered his own real estate brokerage firm, Blue Chip Properties, Inc. which grew to 15 agents. Although the real estate market was hot, so too was the weather and he and his wife decided to move back to the cooler temps and lifestyle that Durango offered to raise a family.

Rob joined forces with Tamarron Realty, Inc. as Associate Broker selling property throughout the Durango area. His focus for the next 8 years was on selling resort property in the North Valley Corridor including Tamarron Resort (managed by Hilton, Sheraton & Starwood Capital during his tenure) and was a part of the transition with Tamarron’s rebirth as Glacier Club. In 2004 he moved his license to Horizon Properties Christie’s Great Estates as this platform offered him the ideal situation to continue to market the upper end of the market and some of the area’s finest properties. Rob’s past and current affiliations include Residence International, Christies Great Estates, Classic Properties International, “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate”, an International Network of Brokers representing Luxury Properties Worldwide and LuxuryHomes.com. Rob recently moved his license to Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty and couldn’t be more excited to continue his career with Durango’s finest real estate firm. Prior to real estate, Rob worked on the golf staff at Tamarron in Durango, Colorado and Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona.

If you’re looking for an agent who knows the area, lives the area lifestyle and makes every transaction as smooth as possible for both buyers and sellers, Rob will be a perfect choice for you. He and his wife and two sons live in the Animas Valley and enjoy golf, boating, wake surfing and waterskiing, snow skiing, camping and Rob loves to ride his Adventure Motorcycle and his dirt bike all around the southwest mountains.

Dave Peterson sees himself not as a sales person, but as a professional who guides his clients through the major life event of buying or selling a home. Dave lives and works by the motto: “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it.” His clients soon learn that whether it’s a problem to be solved or a detail to be handled, they can count on him to do just that. When you add Dave’s patience and his genuine liking for people to the mix, you get a combination that leaves clients knowing that they have a friend and a protector as well as a guide.

He’s built a loyal following by always listening first to fully understand his client’s wants and needs; making sure they understand both the process and the significance of each decision they make and each document they sign; putting their best interests ahead of making a sale; and being available and responsive to them 24 hours a day. Whether it takes a day or several years to find that just right home, he never pushes.

Because he knows the real estate market and its housing inventory so well, he’s skilled at creating an accurate market analysis, so his listings will sell for the highest price in the least amount of time. His detailed marketing plan always includes professional photography, followed by extensive on-line exposure, open houses, notification to his buyer list, and much more. Long distance clients appreciate that he is tech savvy and will use e-mail, text, photo, and video messaging to get them the information they want and need.

Whether working for the seller or the buyer, Dave is a fierce and skillful negotiator. He also maintains good relationships with all the other professionals involved in a real estate transaction - a practice that leads to cooperation and trouble-free closings.

After a wonderful childhood growing up in Iowa & Minnesota. Dave moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University where he studied Business & Photography. After college he began working as an Aerial Photographer for Landiscor Aerial Information in Phoenix. After several enjoyable years of flying & photographing most of the Southwestern states of the United States, Dave decided to get his feet on the ground and pursue his dream of helping his clients with their real estate transactions.

Dave’s other hobbies include Aviation, Photography, and Competitive Road & Mountain biking. These pursuits are what drove him to Durango Colorado to vacation for many years. Dave started his Colorado real estate career in 2005 when he was recruited by the Glacier Club in Durango, Colorado to join their sales team. Dave has 20+ years of selling luxury properties within Arizona & Colorado.

Linda Morse is an Environmental Consultant who creates living and workspaces that are in harmony with Nature. To accomplish this, she incorporates universal principles with various time-tested tools and technologies to analyze and effect powerful changes to support your overall health, happiness and welfare. Whether you are working with an existing space or planning a new building project, Linda will work closely with you to turn your environment into a 'sanctuary of home' that enlivens you and all your activities.

For an existing home or office, she can make seamless adjustments inside and out that can eliminate the effects of environmental stress and positively impact areas of your life such as finances, health, work and relationships. She can make suggestions about interior design, ideal furniture placement and use of color that assist you in unfolding your full potential.

If you are building a new structure, Linda can identify the most favorable site for home or office that will support beneficial alignment with magnetic, solar and earth energies. For the exterior, she's able to recommend landscape and plantings that are both energetically balanced and aesthetically pleasing. She will also work in conjunction with your architects, builders, designers and other professionals to help create the best possible placement for various rooms in your house to attract greater abundance, health, creativity, harmonious relationships and vitality.

To learn more about Linda's services and about the processes she uses, please visit her website at CoCreativeDesign.net or email her at