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Broker Spotlight Introduces Doug Ford with Ford Realty

June 22, 2015

I grew up in Grand Junction, CO on a peach farm on East Orchard Mesa.
I have been in real estate for 32 years. You can say real estate is in my blood.

I have been married to my wife Peggie Ford for the past 30 years.
She recently retired from St. Mary’s Hospital Operating Room. I have 3
grown children and 4 grandchildren.

My primary interest is in residential real estate sales and the ever changing challenges that we have today with mortgage and lender requirements. I enjoy the puzzle of finding a way to make all the pieces involved in a real estate transaction, fit, and achieve the end result of helping people realize the “American Dream” of Quick read more or view full article being able to own their own home. 


One of the most interesting real estate situations that I’ve been involved with happened when I had only been in the business a short time. I had shown a home to some out-of-town buyers on a Sunday and they decided to purchase it. The purchase price was $150,000 and when I asked the buyers about earnest money and financing they handed me a brown paper bag. They said they had the $150,000 in cash and that they wanted to put the entire amount down as earnest money. Sure enough there was $150,000 in the bag! After some discussion and a trip to the bank on Monday, they purchased the property.
There are many good real estate values available. If you have the ability to buy a property that needs repairs there
are programs that will help you buy the home and give you money for the repairs if the home will be owner occupied.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a home today? If you are looking to sell your home be realistic about the value you choose and then make the home the best and shiniest home in your price range.

I have many years in the business and have dealt with many unique situations that have given me the type of experience I need to help you buy or sell your property. Please call me at 970-250-1028. Read Less