Ray's Profile

Telluride Broker | 25+ Years Experience

Contact Ray | (970) 729-2278

Ray Bowers - Credentials and Commitment

With over two decades of experience in the Telluride area market, Ray has marketed successful sales on extraordinary and varied properties from a Frank Llyod Wright styled slope-side chalet - to resort condos - to ranches on the mesas - to homes down in Ridgway - to specialty vacant lots - to an art gallery business - and even to  some private islands in the Caribbean. 

His varied experiences gives insight to safeguard his clients’ interests during a transaction (lots of legal experience) while also having some fun and insight during the property search phase.  If you choose Ray as your broker, you will be dealing with a knowledgeable Telluride real estate agent who operates in a truly professional and honest manner.

One Testimonial:  ""You are gracious and real. Authenticity is a big deal for me as it has been an attribute I have lacked. I appreciate your honesty. I love LOVE Telluride. It is my favorite place. When I buy there I will buy from you. Thank you" - Mark

Real Estate Involvement

Advanced Real Estate & Legal Education

  • Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) - 12-session course with courses in real estate law
  • Master in Real Estate (MRE) - 12 full-day seminars, with emphasis on law and writing contracts to protect client interests
  • E-Pro Designation - Competency in internet marketing and e-mail marketing
  • Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), 2001 - 7 days of courses and extensive international experience
  • Used and learned aspects of law well enough to win a Federal Court case representiing himself "Pro-Se"

International Real Estate Experience - Belize

  • Participated in the sale of high-end resort hotel
  • Listed and Globally Marketed most expensive large private islands
  • Sold the private islands to a high-end resort developer
  • Currently associated with Ambergris Seaside Real Estate company

Involvement with Telluride Association of Realtors

  • "Realtor of the Year" for 1999-2000 after only 1-1/2 years in the business
  • Member of Board of Directors: 1998-2001
  • As treasurer, overhauled accounting systems
  • Director of Telluride Multiple Listing Service (MLS), 2000-2001
  • Taught courses to Telluride Brokers on use of MLS systems

Other Boards

  • Past Associate Member, Board of the Telluride Chamber Music Festival
  • Past President, Board of Directors of The Telluride Repertory Theatre
  • Past President, Treasurer - Ski Ranches HOA over 3 periods & 8 years (200 owners)
  • Past President - Cornet Creek Condominiums HOA over 5 years

ShowcaseReal Estate Related Activities

  • Real Estate Showcase magazine, former owner and publisher
  • Accomplished at property tax appeals to LOWER CLIENTS' TAXES
  • Won over 140 tax appeal cases
  • Past President of Ski Ranches HOA for 3 terms and 8 years

Lifestyle Enthusiast || Ski Instructor | Caribbean Charter Operator


Resort Experience - Hosting and Marketing

  • Caribbean Charter Operation Owner and Captain in Belize for eighteen years; hosted and guided thousands of scuba divers on specialty offshore trips.
  • Hotel Manager (also in Belize) for five years, hosted celebrities such as Margaux Hemingway and Jane Wyman at a luxury hotel which was once featured on Robin Leach's Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
  • Captain aboard an 88-foot luxury charter yacht in the Eastern Caribbean (Virgin Islands, Antigua, St. Bart's, Grenada).
  • Promotion & Marketing - managed and promoted largest dive charter business in the country. Instrumental in "putting Belize on the map" with promotion efforts that involved the Ministry of Tourism for the first time in the 1980's. With 18 years of marketing tourism in Belize, the switch to marketing property in Telluride was easy. Get in touch we'll talk! 970-728-0708

Life Trends

  • Born and raised on the East Coast of New Jersey, grew up on the water, sailing and water skiing
  • Schooled at Andover Phillips Academy, Graduate 1974
  • Graduated from The University of Virginia in 1978 with B.A. in History and Drama
  • Lived and worked in Belize from 1978-1996 (18 years as a Hotelier, Dive Charter Company Operator, Part time Real Estate work)
  • Spent one year in Eastern Caribbean, skippering an 88-foot luxury charter yacht.
  • Moved to Telluride in 1997 - Obtained Real Estate license in that year
  • Happily married with grown up daughter and son.

Have a look at Endorsements from Buyers & Sellers