Exclusively Farm and Ranch Real Estate Brokers

Austin Office

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.

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.

Montrose Office

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.


Hotchkiss Office

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.