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Experienced Agents

We're one of the largest independently owned realty companies in Grand Junction, CO. Consistently in the top 10! We feel it is important for you to get to know our agents so that you are able to create a connection, and ensure only the best help when buying or selling a home!


Heidi Jo Elder, Managing Broker 

Licensed since 2007



I am dedicated to making your home buying and home selling dreams a reality.  I have a great passion for family and selling homes. This passion shows when you list or sell your home with me.

Education: I attended the Real Estate Training Center and received my license in March of 2007.  At the current time I love my career in Real Estate and I graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Degree in Business.  The Real Estate market is constantly changing therefore you need an agent who is keeping up with the changes, and that agent is me!

Heidi can be reached at 970-623-0301 or at the main office 970-243-7100.

Orrin Thompson



I know this area well! And I should.....I am a Grand Junction native! I have been licensed in real estate since 2004 and I specialize in commerical AND residential properties. You will appreciate my "down to earth, down to business" approach to helping you in your search for just the right property....or in helping you sell.
Please contact me today for your consultation.

You can reach Orrin on his cell at 970-250-9728 or at the main office 970-243-7100.


Elma Melious


"Se Habla Espanol"


Elma is a buyer's agent in every sense of the word!  Besides getting referrals from the many satisfied mortgage lenders in the area, her loyal clients are responsible for her repeat business as well.  She takes charge from the very beginning, counseling her buyers on the entire process ~ from driving them to the initial mortgage application, to walking through and finalizing the closing process.

Her background is varied ~ she was in office management from 17 years in the medical field, and worked for a major national insurance company.  She got her real estate license in 1994 and loves that many of her clients are first time home buyers, one of which includes a 75 year old married couple!

You can reach Elma on her cell at 970-260-4107 or at the main office 970-243-7100.

Jonilyn Berry



Jonilyn has been licensed since 2004 and is a 5th Generation Colorado Native!!!  She received her business degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango. Spending time with her husband and 2 children, jeeping in the mountains, geocaching and tending to their hobby farm are just a few things that Jonilyn likes to do!! 

Jonilyn can be reached at 970-250-6141 or at the main office 970-243-7100.

 Edna Davis



Edna is a Grand Junction native through and through. Being a long time Realtor, her clients  enjoy her fun, easy-going attitude, mixed with her knowledge of the market! Being   a  fitness fanatic, she plans to run the Boulder Bolder for the second time. She is a specialist in listing and selling HUD properties. When not selling homes, or running a marathon, she spends time with her grandson Ethan.

You can reach Edna on her cell at 970-250-6081 or at the main office 970-243-7100.


Holly Balbier  GRI -- Graduate, Realtor Institute



Holly has been the office assistant at Real Estate West since fall of 2011. Licensed since 2005, Holly will put her experience to work for her clients drawing on her background as an investor, a property manager and also as a Realtor.

Holly is a native of northern Wisconsin and transplanted from the Chicago area to Western Colorado in the mid "70's. Married to Tom, Mom of two daughters and Gramma to three extremely active boys and one precious grand daughter. They enjoy all this area has to offer including fishing on the Grand Mesa, camping at Ridgeway and 4 wheeling on Pinyon Mesa.

Buying a property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment a buyer will make in their lifetime. Holly looks forward to serving her past and future clients with the highest ethical standards. You can reach Holly at 970-261-2600.


 Charlotte Martin



Charlotte is a long time resident of Mesa County and knows this area and real estate like the back of her hand!  She has been a licensed real estate agent since 1994 and has takes pride in the hundreds of buyers she has placed in homes. Charlotte is very involved in the community and also has her CMT certification. 

You can reach Charlotte on her cell at 970-234-3011 or at the main office 970-243-7100.


Rolf Indergard



Rolf was born, raised and educated in Grand Junction. Licensed since 1997, Knowing the area well, he is ready to serve his past and future clients looking to buy or sell a home.An avid boater and frequent visitor to Lake Powell, he also takes advantage of the outdoor activities here in Western Colorado which includes hiking, biking and skiing. 

Rolf can be reached at 970-261-0262 or at the main office 970-243-7100.


Kari Oxford



Kari has lived in the Grand Valley for most of her life. She is very familiar with the area’s growth and downturns and remains optimistic through them all. She finds the relationship aspect with both sellers and buyers to be one of her favorite perks of being a Realtor. Building a trusting relationship is key to taking this monumental step in home ownership. 
She has two boys, Cade who is 18, and Keenan who is 11. They are both involved heavily with baseball around the Valley and various teams. Cade will be heading to college in Nebraska this fall and Keenan will be starting his Middle School journey. Kari also sings around the Valley at various events.
You can rely on Kari to place your best interests first and foremost with utmost professionalism. She is willing to respond to texts and emails at any given time and will get your needs met as quickly as humanly possible, all while maintaining and individual approach to each client. Please give her a call at 970-261-5392 or drop her an email at for any buying or selling need.

 Lynn Schuman


Lynn has been a Realtor in Mesa County for over 25 years and was a managing broker for 6 years. Her expertise is in residential, mountain, farm and ranch and commercial properties. Helping people with their Real Estate needs and fulfilling their goals is her joy and passion!

Lynn lives with her husband, 2 rescue dogs and 3 rescued cats on a wonderful 35 acre horse ranch. Raising 6 children, she has 12 exceptional grandchildren!

Working with Lynn, you can be assured you will achieve your goals with the confidence and dedication you can trust!

You can reach Lynn on her cell at 970-250-0557 or at the main office 970-243-7100.


Andy Hughes



Andy can be reached at Real Estate West on her home phone at 970-243-8627 or at the main office 970-243-7100. 



Carolyn Glass


Carolyn can be reached at Real Estate West on her home phone at 970-242-1935 or at the main office 970-243-7100. 




Cynthia Preston-Romero



Hello, I would like to introduce myself to you. I'm Cynthia Preston-Romero. I was born and raised in California, and in my early adult years I relocated to Colorado. I have fallen in love with Colorado's beauty, and enjoy hiking (always with my camera in hand) to capture all the beautiful surroundings I encounter. Throughout my career my mission has always been to go above and beyond to help my patients, customers and clients with some of the biggest decisions of their lives. I've worked in the Medical field as a Front Office Manager at The Aspen Sports Medicine Institute, and as a Financial Counselor at St Mary's hospital. I've also worked in the Cruise ship industry on The Love Boat! I was a Cruise Vacation Planner for Princess Cruises and Cunard Lines and have received multiple awards for top sales. I entered into my Real Estate career when I lived in California, and I'm now returning to the Real Estate. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better. Please feel free to contact me at

I'm ready to go above and beyond for you and your family.

Cynthia can be reached at Real Estate West on her cell at 970-948-1800 or at the main office 970-243-7100. 

Kim Jessup



Kim has been a Realtor in Mesa County since 2002. Her experience leads to a well-rounded, informed approach to all facets of your real estate transactions. She gives each transaction her utmost attention and commitment all along the way to closing.

Kim has lived on the Western Slope of Colorado since 1977 and truly is a part of our community. She and her husband have raised two children and now enjoy five grandchildren all living in Mesa County.

You can be assured that Kim will devote all of her experience in helping you achieve your real estate goals with confidence and dedication that you can rely on.

Kim can be reached at Real Estate West on her cell at 970-201-6556 or at the main office 970-243-7100. 

Esther Piper


Esther received her real Estate license for the State of Colorado in 1988. She is experienced as a Notary Public. She has notarized closings for refinance loans, Hud closings, and out of state title companies. Esther was the owner of Piper Real Estate & Associates LLC, she was licensed as an employing broker in 2000. After recently leaving Keller Williams Colorado West Realty, Esther is pleased to join our family at Real Estate West. In Esther's free time she enjoys crochet, knitting, and Hiking. She has 4 daughters, 5 Grand children, and 7 great grand children.

Esther can be reached at Real Estate West on her home phone at 970-640-0516 or at the main office 970-243-7100. 

  Donna Bade




Born and raised in Colorado, attended Central High School. Mom of 5 daughters and one fabulous granddaughter! They are my world! I love riding horses, playing baseball and going 4 wheeling. I attended Real Estate School of Nevada and worked in Real Estate in Las Vegas – selling and Rentals. I love Real Estate. Looking forward to helping you find your next home.

Donna can be reached at Real Estate West on her cell phone at 702-524-3212 or at the main office 970-243-7100. 



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