Shane Dawson, REALTOR® selling Durango Colorado Real Estate.

(Shane and his son backpacking in the San Juan’s)


Shane’s real estate career began over 20 years ago working for one of the nation’s largest private landowners. In the early 2000’s, he moved to Durango to work in sales for a local ranch and land developer. Following that, Shane was a Christie’s International Real Estate agent and member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate™, closing some of the highest valued properties in Southwest Colorado. In 2010, he opened Elevation Real Estate Company, and for close to a decade, has operated his own real estate company.

Shane holds several certifications including ABR, ALC, CRS, E-Pro, RSPS, PSA and RENE. He is one of only several dozen qualifying members in the State of Colorado (out of 26,000 REALTORS®) to be an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC). His Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the top real estate designation for residential sales.


Shane has been heavily involved in advocating for private property owner’s rights through appointed positions on Local, State and National REALTOR® Association Boards and Committees. In 2017, Shane received the Durango Area Association of REALTORS® “Realtor of the Year” Award for his sales success and commitment to clients and the industry. Shane was the 2019 President for the Durango Area Association of REALTORS® and served on the Board of Directors for United Way of Southwest Colorado.

Shane and his family moved to Durango to enjoy all that Southwest Colorado has to offer. They love to be in the outdoors hiking, backpacking, skiing and taking care of their small farm.

(970) 769-2949
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Professional Involvement:

Board of Directors, Durango Area Association of REALTORS® (2014-2019)
President, Durango Area Association of REALTORS® (2019)
Vice-Chair, Government Affairs Committee, Durango Area Association of REALTORS® (2015-2019)
Board of Directors, United Way of Southwest Colorado (2017-2020)
Member, La Plata County Fiscal Sustainability Committee (2016)
Member, La Plata County Government Affairs Coalition (2016-2020)

State of Colorado
Member, Legislative Policy Committee, Colorado Association of REALTORS® (2015-2020)
Member, Political Action Committee, Colorado Association of REALTORS® (2017-2020)
Member, Colorado Project Wildfire, Colorado Association of REALTORS® (2018-2020)
Member, Consumer Advisory Taskforce, Colorado Association of REALTORS® (2019)

Member, Government Affairs Committee, REALTORS® Land Institute (2017, 2019)
Member, Education Committee, REALTORS® Land Institute (2018)
Member, Insurance Committee, National Association of REALTORS® (2019)


Luxury Properties
Vacation Homes
Country Homes
Vacant Land
Farm & Ranch
Hobby Farms

Professional Development:

E-Pro (E-PRO)
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)
Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)
Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)
Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE)
Resort & Second Home Specialist (RSPS)
Seller Representative Specalist (SRS)

We've bought and sold many homes. Shane was the best agent we've encountered. He did many little things that he didn't have to do, over and beyond. Very knowledgeable and very responsive. We did most of the negotiations and paperwork in another state. Shane always delivered on time as promised. A quality individual.

Charles & LyndaDallas, Texas

Shane was an immense help, and huge asset in helping us find and purchase a home in Durango, CO. He's extremely well organized and prepared, which made the entire experience as stress-free as a real estate transaction can be, and allowed us to move our closing date up significantly. He's honest, straightforward and an extremely likable person. This was the best real estate experience we've ever had. If you're looking for a home in Durango, I highly recommend working with Shane!

Mark & GraceDurango, Colorado

Shane was very organized, detailed, respectful and reliable. He was considerate in how he handled our home sale during some delicate moments and emotional ones as well. I felt he was honest and upfront the whole time and gave us his full attention when needed. I would recommend him to anyone.

SandyDurango, Colorado

Shane Dawson, owner/broker, of Elevation Real Estate Company recently represented us in buying a home. He has a relaxed, calm, no pressure manner that we both found easy and comfortable to work with. When we found a house that suited us, he proved to be a good negotiator. Also, he handles the details that must be done, competently. For example, there was a Mineral/Geological Hazard Designation on our property that our real estate attorney questioned. Shane went to great effort to see if this was accurate. It was not, and the title company removed it. We would definitely use Shane again and would absolutely recommend him to others.

Bart & Tamara