Category Archives: Anne Skinner I Colorado Mountain Realty

New Land Listing

New Listing

Land for sale

Leadville, CO 80461
Lots Size: 0.58 Acres
Improvements: None
Electric: Available
Gas: Available
Water: Municipal Water Available

Sewer: Septic Needed


Discover a hidden mountain gem, close to shimmering, crystalline lakes; some of Colorado’s tallest peaks; and charming downtown Leadville. Enjoy the quiet seclusion of being tucked back among aspen and pine trees on 0.58 acres, surrounded by wildflowers and cool breezes, yet within an easy two miles of downtown eateries and shops. Turn your dreams into reality by building your very own picturesque mountain retreat on this pristine, flat lot!

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Anne Skinner

CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert

I am constantly looking for ways to better myself as your Realtor and this past week I added another helpful certification to my name: Certified Negotiation Expert

What this means for you is that I am extremely prepared to get you the best possible price on your next home or mountain escape. The course focused on these main topics and principles (From

  • Competitive Win-Lose Hard Bargaining vs. Collaborative Win-Win Negotiating
  • Psychology of Buying
  • Persuasion Principles
  • CNE Model and Planning Guide
  • Case Studies
  • Skill Practice/Role Plays
  • Group Discussion Topics

Looking for your family’s mountain getaway? Contact Me


Open House TODAY! July 23rd

Open House Today, Saturday July 23rd!

TODAY (Saturday July 23rd) 1p – 4p

310 S 8th Avenue #2
Frisco, CO 80443

Come stop by this incredible townhouse just a block off of Main Street:

3 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
2 3/4 Baths

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Come see me, Saturday July 23rd 1p – 4p! See you there,

Anne Skinner

Open House TODAY, Saturday July 16th

Open House Today, Saturday July 16th!

TODAY (Saturday July 16th) 1p – 4p

310 S 8th Avenue #2
Frisco, CO 80443

Come stop by this incredible townhouse just a block off of Main Street:

3 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
2 3/4 Baths

Property Information

Come see me, Saturday July 15th 1p – 4p! See you there,

Anne Skinner

Open House Saturday, July 16th!

Open House Tomorrow, Saturday July 16th!

Saturday July 16th 1p – 4p

310 S 8th Avenue #2
Frisco, CO 80443

Come stop by this incredible townhouse just a block off of Main Street:

3 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
2 3/4 Baths

Property Information

Come see me, Saturday July 15th 1p – 4p! See you there,

Anne Skinner

Mountain Events: July 15th-17th

Friday, July 15th 

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe: 10a Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge.

Scratchboard Art: 1p Randall Barn, Breckenridge.

*Mac & Cheese Festival: 5:30p (events Sat & Sun also) Copper Mountain.

Bravo! Vail Music Festival I The Philadelphia Orchestra: 6p Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail.

Late Night, Date Night, Create Night: 7p Ready Paint Fire, Breckenridge.

Leftover Cuties: 7p Dillon Ampitheatre, Dillon.

Chicago: 7:30p Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge (Sat Night also).

Cabaret: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Silverthorne (Sat Night also).

A Bears Choice: 9:30p The Historic Brown, Breckenridge.

Saturday, July 16th

Xterra Mountain Championship: 8a Beaver Creek Resort, Beaver Creek.

Ballet Technique: 8a Old Masonic Hall, Breckenridge.

Yoga at the Marina: 8:30a Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco.

3rd Annual Frisco Triathlon: 9a Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco.
* Registration may sell out so call for more information.

Alma Festival In The Clouds: 10a Alma Town Hall, Alma.

Vail Family Fun Fest 2016: 11a Lionshead Village, Vail.

*Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival: 1p River Run Village, Keystone.

Free Live Music – Todd Johnson Blues: 1p The Outlets at Silverthorne (Blue Village), Silverthorne.

*Mac & Cheese Festival: 2p (events Fri & Sun also) Copper Mountain.

The Magical Music of Disney: 6p Breckenridge River Walk Center, Breckenridge.

Line Dancing: 6:15p Old Masonic Hall, Breckenridge.

Sunset at the Summit Concerts: 7p Rainbow Park, Silverthorne.

Displace: 9p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco.

Sunday, July 17th

Kristin McLain Get Out Girl Paddle Jam: 7a Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco.

*Mac & Cheese Festival: 10a (events Fri & Sat also) Copper Mountain.

*Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival: 12:30p River Run Village, Keystone.

Pirates of the Caribbean – Presented by New Belgium Bike-In Cinema: 7:30p Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco.


Under Contract!

1796 Four Seasons is Under Contract!

In just 14 days this beautiful Leadville home is under contract. The average days on market for homes in Leadville, CO is 115 days. Here are just some of the reasons why I am so successful at getting homes sold fast:

  1. I implement an aggressive marketing campaign including, but not limited to, using professional photos that show off the true beauty of this home.
  2. Worked to have all repairs taken care of and have beautiful staging arranged before listing the property to ensure it stood out from other homes on the market.
  3. I targeted local agents and individual buyers to bring as many potential buyers through the door as possible. This included mailing out high quality postcards.

Please consider using me to list your property if you’re looking to sell. Here you will find more information on my aggressive strategy for selling your home. I am also more than happy to come out and give you a complimentary home evaluation.

Anne Skinner


Single Family Home
4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms
2100 sq ft.
1.31 acres
2 car detached garage with an oversized bay
Possible income suite 

For a showing or more information please Contact Me:

Anne Skinner

How Much Does a Remodel Cost, and How Long Does It Take?

How Much Does a Remodel Cost, and How Long Does It Take?

The 2016 Houzz & Home survey asked 120,000 Houzzers about their renovation projects. Here’s what they said

Happy 4th of July! (Pet Safety Tips)

My fur baby, Playa, goes almost everywhere with me, but on the 4th of July I make sure to leave her home safe and secure. Have fun celebrating Independence Day this year, but keep your pets at home. The fireworks can be a bit much for them. PetMD put together a great list of safety tips:

Top Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

By Yahaira Cespedes

Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with barbeques and day at the beach, no July holiday celebration would be complete without enjoying the fireworks that celebrate the birth of our nation.

Perhaps you are considering staying at home and planning a get-together with friends and family. Or, you may want to go check out your local professional fireworks display. While putting the finishing touches on your planned celebration, take a moment to consider your pets.

Unlike people, pets don’t associate the noise, flashes, and burning smell of pyrotechnics with celebrations. Pets are terrified of fireworks, and often panic at the loud whizzes and bangs they produce.

Because of this, the American Humane Association reports that July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. Why? In a 2005 press release the Indiana Proactive Animal Welfare, Inc. (PAW) stated that animal shelters the day after Fourth of July are “inundated with pets that panicked at the noise of firecrackers and fled into the night, winding up lost, injured or killed.”

Both the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and PAW have listed ways you can prevent your holiday celebration from turning into a tragedy. Here are 10 tips on how to keep your pet from panicking this Fourth of July weekend.

10. Keep your Pet Indoors at All Times!

It may seem obvious, but even if your pet is used to being outside, the resulting panic caused by fireworks or other loud noises may make them break their restraint or jump a fence in a terrified attempt to find safety.

9. Don’t Put Insect Repellant on Your Pet that isn’t Specifically for Pet Use

The same tip applies to applying “people” sunscreen on your pet. What isn’t toxic to humans can be toxic to animals. The ASPCA lists the poisonous effects of sunscreen on your pet as, “…drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy.” DEET, a common insecticide, may cause neurological issues.

8. Alcoholic Drinks Poison Pets

If your pet drinks alcohol, they can become dangerously intoxicated, go into a coma, or in severe cases, die from respiratory failure. Yes, even beer is toxic; fermented hops and ethanol are poisonous to dogs and cats.

7. Going to a Fireworks Display? Leave Your Pet at Home

The safest place for your pet is at home, not in a crowded, unfamiliar and noisy place. The combination of too many people and loud fireworks will make your beloved pet freak out and desperately seek shelter. Locking them in the car is also not an option; your pet may suffer brain damage and heat stroke.

6. Have Your Pet Properly Identified

If your pet manages to break loose and become lost, without proper identification it will be that much harder to get them back. Consider fitting your pet with microchip identification, ID tags with their name and your phone number, or both. It is also a good idea to have a recent picture of your pets in case you have to put up signs.

5. Keep Your Pet Away from Glow Jewelry

It might look cute, but your pet could chew up and swallow the plastic adornments. The ASPCA states that while not highly toxic, “excessive drooling and gastrointestinalirritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.”

4. NEVER Use Fireworks Around Pets

While lit fireworks can pose a danger to curious pets and potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws, even unused fireworks can be hazardous. Some fireworks contain potentially toxic substances such as arsenic, potassium nitrate, and other heavy metals.

3. Don’t Give Your Pet “Table Food”

If you are having a backyard barbeque, you may be tempted to slip some snacks to your pet. But like beer and chocolate, there are other festive foods that could harm your pet. Onions, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough are all possible hazards for dogs and cats.


2. Lighter Fluid and Matches Are Harmful to Pets.

The ASPCA lists chlorates as a harmful chemical substance found in some matches that, if ingested, can cause your pet difficulty in breathing, damage blood cells or even cause kidney disease. If exposed to lighter fluid, your pet may sustain skin irritation on contact, respiratory problems if inhaled, and gastric problems if ingested.

1. Citronella Insect Control Products Harm Pets, Too.

Oils, candles, insect coils and other citronella-based repellants are irritating toxins to pets, according to the ASPCA. The result of inhalation can cause severe respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, and ingestion can harm your pet’s nervous system.


The safest and best bet for celebrating this Fourth of July with your pets is to exclude them from holiday festivities, at least this time around. Instead, find a safe, secure spot in the home for your pets while you go out and enjoy the loud bangs, bright lights and spectator fun. Your pets will appreciate the quiet a lot more than you’ll enjoy the noise.

Image: Tony / via Flickr

Mountain Events: Fourth of July 2016!

Friday, July 1st

6th Alley Bar and Grill at Arapahoe Basin Opens for lunch: Fridays – Mondays 11am – 4pm.

Kids Adventure Quest: 12p Registration/events begin Copper Mountain.

Landscape Painting: Step by Step: 1p Old Masonic Hall, Breckenridge.

Kid’s Pajama Jam with DJ: 5p Copper Mountain, Burning Stones Plaza.

Friday Night Concert, New Sensation: 7p Dillon Amphitheater, Dillon.

National Repertory Orchestra “Music from the Movies”: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Chicago: 7:30p Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge.

Cabaret: 7:30p The Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Silverthorne.

Saturday, July 2nd

Family Adventure Quest: 8a Waves start, Copper Mountain.

Show Your Orange for Flight For Life: 8a St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco. – Tie an orange ribbon around a tree or front door to show support for Flight For Life. 

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe: 11a The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge.

Saturday Night Concert: 7p The Nacho Men: Dillon Amphitheater, Dillon.

Fireworks Over West Lake: 9:30p Copper Mountain Center Village.

Liver Down The River: 8:30p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco.

Street Arts Festival: ALL DAY various events/locations, July 2nd – July 4th

Liam Doran

Sunday, July 3rd

Strider Bike Registration & Races: 9a River Run Village, Keystone.

Pedal for Pints Community Bike Ride: 10:30a Gravitee Sports, Copper Mountain.

Mountain Pose Yoga: 12:20p Solitude Station, Copper Mountain.

Three Dog Night: 1p FREE Concert Copper Mountain.

Cornhole Tournament & BBQ: 4p The Historic Brown Hotel, Breckenridge.

Wash Park, Live Music: 6p Lakeside Village Gazebo, Keystone.

Wynonna & The Big Noise: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Fireworks: 9:30p River Run Village, Keystone.

Monday, July 4th

Team Summit Pancake Breakfast: 7a Old Community Center 110 3rd Ave, Frisco.

Breckenridge Independence Day 10k Trail Run: 7a Carter Park, Breckenridge.

Kid’s Fishing Derby: 9a Meadow Creek Park, Frisco.

The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race: 9:30a Main Street, Breckenridge.

Main Street Parade, Breckenridge: 10a Breckenridge Main St. (watch for road closures)

Summit Concert Band: 10a Frisco historic park gazebo, Frisco.

Annual 4th of July Bike Parade: 10:30a River Run Village, Keystone.

July 4th National Repertory Orchestra Concert: 10a Dillon Amphitheater, Dillon.

Fabulous Fourth of July Parade: 12:30p Frisco Main Street.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band: 2p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Interactive Drum Circle: 3:30p Main Street, Frisco between 3rd ave. and 4th ave.)

Independence Day Concert Air Force Academy Concert Band: 7p Dillon Amphitheater, Dillon.

National Repertory Orchestra: 8p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Fireworks, Frisco: 9:30p Over the Dillon Reservoir, Frisco Bay Marina.

Fireworks, Breckenridge: 9:45p Gondola Lot, Breckenridge.