Our Team of Experienced Brokers

Austin Office

22044 Main Street  |  Orchard City, CO 81410

Mark Shaffer


After 10 years in commercial banking Mark started Shaffer Real Estate Company in 1990 brokering real estate transactions throughout western Colorado, assembling a skilled team of Farm and Ranch Real Estate Brokers. Mark concurrently and until recently held a Certified General appraisers license performing farm and ranch appraisals. Originally from Littleton Colorado Mark graduated from Colorado State University and started business here on the west slope in 1980 where his roots are deep going back 5 generations. Mark and his wife Debbie live on a small farm between Hotchkiss and Paonia.


Yvon Gros


With 20 years experience of growing grapes and making wine in Western Slope, CO, Yvon Gros has the knowledge of soil, irrigation, climate and the vinefera varietals or hybrids adaptable for the terroir. Whether you are looking for raw land or an established winery or vineyard, Yvon can help with your search for the perfect property. Yvon moved from France to Vail in 1973 where he had a restaurant business, was a ski instructor and started working in real estate. In 2000, Yvon & his wife, Joanna, moved to the North Fork Valley, where they planted a vineyard and opened a winery at Leroux Creek Inn. With 31 years in real estate business, Yvon specializes in vineyards, wineries and hospitality properties.

Montrose Office

1100 E. Main Street #C  |  Montrose, CO 81401

Burton Bullington

A Colorado native, born and raised on a ranch in Montrose, Colorado Burtons’  roots run 3 generations deep. With a background in agriculture, I have been farming and ranching my entire life and remain heavily involved today. I have been selling Ranch and Farm properties in Western Colorado for 20 years. I know what it takes to get your investment listed and sold. Let me show you some of the best around.


Delta Office

640 Highway 92. |. Delta, CO 81416

Roger Lord


Roger brings a lifetime of experience in financial management and planning, mediation, real estate investments, and ranching to his real estate work. Roger continues to own and operate his families cow calf operation. He is experienced with the complex issues regarding taxation, family/estate planning, and financial planning. Throughout his business career he has worked closely with accountants and attorneys on gifting plans, revocable and irrevocable trusts, charitable remainder trusts, 1031 exchanges, conservation easements, and the use of tax deferred retirement accounts for the purchase of real estate. Roger’s background in finances link him to buyers as well as to sellers. He brings skills as a professional mediator to his real estate negotiations.

John Fowle


With an extensive background in agriculture, John has great insight into what it takes to run a successful operation. John grew up in Palisade, started in the livestock transportation business and then moved on to work on several working cattle ranches in Western Colorado and Southern Kansas until his return. John has a keen interest in real estate, particularly farm and ranch real estate on the western slope. He see’s great opportunities in the future for both buyers and sellers and is ready to go to work for you.

Grand Junction Office

Matt Shaffer

Matt Shaffer is a Mesa County native and has specific expertise in Mesa, Garfield, and Delta counties.
Matt attributes his passion for the outdoors and agriculture to his summers spent working in and exploring the West Elk Mountains. This rural upbringing includes 4H livestock projects that paved the way for Matt to form his own cow/calf operation. After attending Colorado Mesa University, Matt began a career in construction management where he was part of a project team that over saw the construction of large-scale commercial projects in excess of 40-million dollars across the western slope. After a few successful years in business Matt decided to follow his passion for farm and ranch real estate. Matt is true to the belief that time spent outdoors including caring for land, water and livestock result in the strongest relationships and most wholesome way of life. This simple mindset fuels a desire to assist clients in achieving their real estate goals and dreams. Matt is active in the Grand Valley community and enjoys hunting, fishing and ranching. Matt and his wife Sarah currently reside on a farm in Loma, Colorado.