Doug Labor

Real Estate Agent at Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty

Office Phone: (970) 870-8885

Mobile Phone:(970) 846-0661


star Real Estate License EA.000275731

star Licensed in Colorado (35 years)


During my 30+ years in real estate I have developed proprietary methods of analyzing properties for both buyers and sellers.

Doug Labor Real Estate Agent

My real estate career began in 1983, and has included executive level positions with some of the largest ski and golf resorts in North America, with disciplines in real estate brokerage, sales, marketing, construction, resort master planning, development and general management. While possessing such a well-rounded and in-depth background in a number of real estate disciplines, my specialty is simply helping clients, no matter if you are in the luxury or introductory market. I most enjoy providing proven, logical and valuable guidance in helping clients accomplish their goals. I am also the General Manager for Sotheby's downtown office, have been elected for two terms as President of the Steamboat Springs Board of REALTORS, two terms as President of the Colorado Exclusive Buyer Agents Association and four terms as a Director for the Colorado Association of REALTORS. I've volunteered to sit on several community boards, and currently serve on the Board of Directors for Yampa Valley Data Partners. I've earned a number of real estate designations throughout my career, including the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), Registered Resort Professional (RRP), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), ABR Manager (ABRM), and Electronic Professional (ePRO) certifications. My clients and peers have recognized me as one of the premier brokers in Steamboat as the 2005 and 2014 Steamboat Springs REALTOR of the Year and 2012 and 2014 "Best of the Boat" Real Estate Agent. My clients appreciate having his incomparable knowledge of the market and keen negotiating skills working for them, as well as the professional work ethic and personal care he delivers to each and every client. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife Mary, and children Kelly, Nick and Maddie. I can also be found golfing, skiing, playing hockey or flying airplanes. My personal website is



Service Area

  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Hayden, CO
  • Oak Creek, CO
  • Phippsburg, CO
  • Clark, CO
  • Yampa, CO

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What advice would you give a buyer trying to purchase a home?

For most people buying a home is the biggest investment they make, and the worse thing than paying too much for a property is buying the wrong property. I take pride in educating my clients on the market, understanding why they are wanting to own a home, exhausting the market to locate the best properties that meet their needs, then helping them negotiate the best price and terms. Retaining an experienced broker like myself, with over 30 years of experience, is not going to cost a buyer any more than using a new broker, so they should look for the most knowledgeable and experienced broker they can find.

2. What advice would you give a seller trying to sell their home?

Hire a broker who is going to provide an honest value for the property and logical and proven method to get it sold in the time they want.

3. What types of clients have you worked with?

Anyone from first time homebuyers to those who are very wealthy. I have worked with clients who made a purchase decision the first day we looked at properties, to clients who took five years and even longer.

4. Describe a recent transaction you are fond of. How did it go?

It was their first time to Steamboat Springs. The husband waited in the car while the wife came in to get some information on the market and my services. The husband called the next day to set up a meeting, we then went out to look at three homes and he paid $1.2m for a property we saw the next day. No pressure and they love the property.

5. How did you get started in Real Estate?

I was waiting for my top security "Q" Clearance for a government job at a nuclear weapons plant and had a year before it would be completed. I always wanted to get my real estate license so I took classes and started to sell real estate in Summit County, CO. About six months into the clearance I got a call that they were closing the plant down and my clearance was suspended. I had no problem with that because I was living in the Rockies and doing quite well in real estate in a very short time.

6. Do you have any special education or training that will benefit your clients?

I have a very analytical mind. I'm not one to sell someone anything. I enjoy educating clients on the market and letting them decide on what is best for their needs. Before starting my own real estate office I held executive-level real estate sales, marketing and development positions at major ski/golf resorts around the US and have a very in-depth knowledge of most aspects of resort real estate.

Location & Hours


56 9th St

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Office Hours



Golfing, skiing, hockey, flying airplanes, biking, camping

Community Involvement

I have served on several volunteer committees in Steamboat Springs, coached several different athletic teams including football, baseball and soccer.


Wife Mary, grown children Kelly, Nick and Maddie.

Other Languages



BA Geography, Fluids Engineering




2014 & 2005 Steamboat Springs REALTOR of the Year

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