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Duff Knott & Liz Montoya

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35 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Professionals (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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Two years ago we bought our house via Duff, and we were happy with his services, until right after closing when we discovered the washing machine had some problems (inspectors do not inspect W/D). We emailed Duff twice and he ignored our email, so we emailed the listing agent, and he emailed back numerous times and was right on top of it until it was resolved. Despite the fact Duff ignored us on the washer he was a likeable guy, so we contacted him a year and a half later about listing our house. He agreed to do it for 1% commission. We told Duff we would not accept a contingency unless the buyer's house was under contract. We were firm about this. We had 2 offers come in the first week, and a 3rd offer the 2nd week. All three were contingencies, the first two were too low on price, but the 3rd one was almost at asking and a great offer, but we needed them to go under contract first. That buyer had a few offers on the table, so it looked promising. Duff then called and told me another offer was supposed to come in late that night, and said it was for full price/no closing costs, but they wanted a 60 day close because their kids were still in school, and wanted a week to come up with the earnest deposit. He stated there was no contingency. My husband and I agreed, but later that night we started to feel uncomfortable about this offer. We questioned that if they did not need to sell their house to buy our house, why did they need 60 days until their kids got out of school, if their kids could still be in their current house. As well, we wondered how they could afford our house and come up with a down payment if they did not have the earnest deposit directly on hand. We emailed Duff our concerns and asked him to have the other agent confirm via a letter from the buyer's lender that they were qualified without needing to sell their house. As sellers, we wanted to make sure this offer was solid and safe for our end. But, much to our dismay, Duff called back within minutes of receiving our email and was upset, and made the statement that we were "over the top" in our request, and would not do what we requested, and that he was canceling our listing agreement immediately. The other listing agent who was supposed to bring in the offer late that night was his partner, Liz Montoya, whose clients had viewed the house a week earlier. We had never had a sour word with Duff, so his decision to abruptly end his relationship with us made us suspect it was because his partner was involved, and he chose to represent Liz and her buyers instead of remaining true to his contractual obligations to us. As soon as the call ended, he sent us a termination letter. He canceled our agreement with him during the time more than one offer was still in play, greatly undermining the sale of our house.

  

03/31/2015 - jishafhid
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2015 in Johnstown, CO.

Two years ago we bought our house via Duff, and we were happy with his services, until right after closing when we discovered the washing machine had some problems (inspectors do not inspect W/D). We emailed Duff twice and he ignored our email, so we emailed the listing agent, and he emailed back numerous times and was right on top of it until it was resolved. Despite the fact Duff ignored us on the washer he was a likeable guy, so we contacted him a year and a half later about listing our house. He agreed to do it for 1% commission. We told Duff we would not accept a contingency unless the buyer's house was under contract. We were firm about this. We had 2 offers come in the first week, and a 3rd offer the 2nd week. All three were contingencies, the first two were too low on price, but the 3rd one was almost at asking and a great offer, but we needed them to go under contract first. That buyer had a few offers on the table, so it looked promising. Duff then called and told me another offer was supposed to come in late that night, and said it was for full price/no closing costs, but they wanted a 60 day close because their kids were still in school, and wanted a week to come up with the earnest deposit. He stated there was no contingency. My husband and I agreed, but later that night we started to feel uncomfortable about this offer. We questioned that if they did not need to sell their house to buy our house, why did they need 60 days until their kids got out of school, if their kids could still be in their current house. As well, we wondered how they could afford our house and come up with a down payment if they did not have the earnest deposit directly on hand. We emailed Duff our concerns and asked him to have the other agent confirm via a letter from the buyer's lender that they were qualified without needing to sell their house. As sellers, we wanted to make sure this offer was solid and safe for our end. But, much to our dismay, Duff called back within minutes of receiving our email and was upset, and made the statement that we were "over the top" in our request, and would not do what we requested, and that he was canceling our listing agreement immediately. The other listing agent who was supposed to bring in the offer late that night was his partner, Liz Montoya, whose clients had viewed the house a week earlier. We had never had a sour word with Duff, so his decision to abruptly end his relationship with us made us suspect it was because his partner was involved, and he chose to represent Liz and her buyers instead of remaining true to his contractual obligations to us. As soon as the call ended, he sent us a termination letter. He canceled our agreement with him during the time more than one offer was still in play, greatly undermining the sale of our house.

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03/09/2015 - female tigress
Bought a home in 2015 in Elm, CO 80634.

Duff Knott was our real estate agent for a rental property that we bought for our daughter. His knowledge of Greeley, CO was outstanding. He was able to find a house we bought when there were few on the market.

I highly recommend both him and Liz Montoya. Fantastic, trustworthy professionals that are on your side throughout the buying process.

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01/29/2015 - Covelo Family
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Frederick, CO.

Duff helped my husband and I find our first home in 2013, as first time home buyers. I also work with Duff professionally (for the past 4 years), as I am a Mortgage Loan Originator in Fort Collins. I could not recommend a more professional, and caring Realtor to trust with one of the biggest purchases in your life. Duff specializes in the Northern Colorado market, and has an extensive knowledge about the various programs that are available to help his buyers and sellers find the home of their dreams.

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03/11/2014 - justmontoya
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Evans, CO.

Duff helped find me the home I had been looking for by staying in touch with active new listings. I am so thankful that I was able to get the one I liked best. I also felt that Liz and Duff gave me excellent advise in a competitive market. If it were not for their guidance and expertise I may not be in my dream home. Also I already have equity in my home!

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02/21/2013 - fb515445418
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Evans, CO.

I was so impressed with Liz's knowledge, professionalism, and willingness to tirelessly show me as many homes as I wanted to see, and most importantly in helping me to negotiate and purchase my home!

Liz made sure that I was an informed buyer and helped me to understand each and every process and detail - and as an inexperienced home buyer this was extremely important!

I have HIGHLY recommended Liz to my family and friends and will continue to recommend her services as she is an agent who definitely goes above and beyond for her clients.

Thanks Liz!!!

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02/05/2013 - user3786240
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Greeley, CO.

Duff and Liz guided us through the process of finding our Dream Home. We are first time home buyers and both Duff and Liz made our experience seem easy! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a home. Also wanted to say Thank you to Sherri at Bank of Commerce

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01/24/2013 - user0365971
Helped me rent a home in Campion, Drake, CO 80537.

Duff and Liz are the best realtors around. I am having the best time looking to purchase with these two. Not only are they the most knowledgable in the area, but they are the nicest, most caring people I have ever met. You can't find a better real estate team!

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12/26/2011 - UNCBear
Sold a home in 2011 in Elm, CO 80634.

Duff did an awesome job for me. He is very knowledgable about Northern Colorado and a well respected member of our community. I would highlynrecommend Duff to anyone looking to sell or buy a property.

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12/12/2011 - Patty Arnold
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $225K in Greeley, CO.

Duff and Liz did an awesome job! They addressed all of my concerns and they found me a wonderful house.

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11/21/2011 - Mike Phillipps
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Lakewood, CO.

Duff and Liz are an amazing team that offer professional and personal service to their real estate clients. They absolutely shine at the negotiation table. Five stars!

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