Testimonials


Purchasing and selling real estate is a momentous decision and we take pride in offering the best experience possible for our clients. Here are some testimonials straight from some of our clients. We are so thankful for their support!

Chad was very professional. Not only did our property sell within a short amount of time, this was a property involving a family trust and was not the easiest property to sell. He was able to answer all of our questions. Chad knows the market well and was a great negotiator.

– C.P.

Chad and I grew up together, so when the time came to sell our family home we knew we could count on him. He has lived in Jackson his whole life and knows his business. We were very pleased and recommend him and his team without reservation. Chad went the extra mile at every step in the process,  and we were also impressed with the way his team worked together to get the job done. We would definitely call on them again.

– J.M.

Rebekkah Kelley with Budge Realty Group was the realtor we worked with while house hunting and was always willing to go out of her way to meet with us and show us properties, even at short notice. She is very professional, honest and went out of her way to get back with us very quickly on any  questions we had. She knew a lot about the details of each property we looked at and if she couldn’t answer a question, she got back with us – usually that same day with an answer. It was a pleasure working with Rebekkah and I highly recommend her as a realtor.

– R.G.

We worked with Chad off and on for over a year and he helped us to understand that the Jackson Hole market was changing, he gave a good perspective on value and as the market reached its bottom earlier this year helped us understand the importance of timing. His expertise, negotiation skills and clear communication made the buying process smooth and understandable. Chad works with his wife and daughter as a formidable team that gets the job done. We would definitely recommend the Budge Team for your Jackson Hole real estate needs

- Wakefield

Our time in Jackson was limited, but we saw all the available properties of interest to us. We purchased within 24 hours. Excellent post-purchase assistance with closing, insurance, renovation, and recommendations.

– M.B.

This is my second transaction working with Budge Real Estate; and any future Jackson Hole property transactions will be with them, as well. Primarily working with Dianne, but the whole team is proactive, available any day or time, and extremely knowledgeable about each and every home in the region. Given WY does not provide previous sales publicly, this general knowledge is extremely valuable. They also go out of their way to understand the client to best serve their needs.

– S.A.

I have now purchased two homes and sold one with Chad and his team in the Jackson area over the past four years. Chad is unquestionably one of (and arguably the) best realtors I have ever worked with, and there have been quite a few in California, New York and Connecticut over the years. Chad knows his market inside out, takes the time to understand and know his customers, is a very good listener, gives straight forward reliable and informed advice and always put his client’s interest first, as opposed to just wanting to close a deal. I can recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone seeking to buy or sell a property in the Jackson Hole market.

- P.R.S

My husband and I purchased a home in Kelly WY in June and at the time we were living out of state in CT. Rebekkah was extremely professional, had a friendly personality and was great to work with. She understands the market in the Jackson area and surrounding towns well and her negotiation skills enabled our transactions to go smoothly. At the time we made our offer on the home Rebekkah was away on a previously planned family vacation, however at all times she was very responsive, in communication and went out of her way to make sure the deal went through for us. We’d be happy to work with her again and recommend her highly.

Jackie P.Oct 2016

This is our second time working with Dianne Budge from Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates. She helped us by a condo site unseen in 2014 (and she picked the best available, we were very happy with it). Just recently (May of 2016) she helped coordinate a purchase and sale, both closing on the same day without any delays. Dianne is very detail oriented realtor with genuine intentions to help her buyers find the right house. If it wasn’t for her and her team, we wouldn’t be enjoying our own yard and plenty of space in the new house. Thank you.

- TR

We were extremely pleased with the service. They knew and understood the current market and changing dynamics. They provided us the information and alternatives needed for us to make decisions on for setting selling price and choosing a marketing and negotiating strategy. The communications was terrific, using a variety of communications methods depending on the timeliness and technical issues involved. They were available and were working evenings when necessary to insure that we were not pressed for time when making critical decisions. They really work as a team and we would recommend them, without reservation, to anyone wanting to buy or sell a property.

- Despain

Dianne was great to work with as we bought a condo unseen via the internet and telephone conversation. She did everything we asked as far as helping us evaluate it without the benefit of an on-site visit until actual closing.

- Steve

Buying from long distance without stepping into a condo was very nerve racking. Thankfully, Dianne guided us through every step from viewing, inspections to final check ups before closing. She always returned our calls, followed up on any issues along the way. If it wasn’t for Dianne’s expertise, our dream would not become a reality. Sincere thank you from our whole family.

- T.R.

What a great agent! Goes back generations in Jackson and thus knows everything about the local market. Always responsive. Worked as hard for us as any other real estate agent we’ve ever had. You cannot go wrong with this agency or this agent. We are very pleased.

- Paul

Chad Budge is a consummate professional and has a depth of knowledge and experience in the local Jackson real estate market that is unmatched. If you are buying or selling in Jackson Hole; Chad’s team will provide you with the service and accountability you need to be successful in your transaction.

- G.H.

We first worked with Dianne about 6 years ago. We contacted her because at the time we thought we wanted to purchase a condo or townhome. After patiently showing us countless units, my wife and I came to the conclusion that what we needed was a home. When it came to showing us homes that caught  our interest Dianne scored above 90%. There is nothing worse than pulling up in the driveway and knowing with certainty before ever walking inside that a home isn’t a match – this never happened with Dianne. She was also essential in helping us understand the market differences between north of town, west bank, in town, Teton Village, as well as proximity to the parks, airport, river or skiing. She also had a good grasp of different neighborhoods’ HOA requirements or restrictions. Her knowledge runs deep. When we independently became aware of a home that was about to come on the market the first person we called was Dianne based on our experience with our previous purchase with her. We knew she would help us navigate the pitfalls and stay on track while providing useful and honest advice. Prior to putting our home (the one she helped us purchase 6 years ago) on the market we asked for a blunt critique so we could assess anything they may have deemed substantial. My wife and I thought Dianne and Chad did an excellent job with this. When it came to putting it on the market, Dianne, Chad and Rebekkah worked very hard to come up with fair and honest comps. Further, they were extremely helpful in assisting us in arriving at an asking price that balanced our financial satisfaction with not turning potential buyers off. Our home sold at full asking price in less than two weeks and at a tidy profit. Dianne has excellent intuition regarding her clients. I can be pretty difficult to work with and her demeanor is perfect to manage that. We ask for the straight story without the “sugar coating” and Dianne delivers it. Energy abounds in Dianne, rest assured that you will not fall behind when it comes to meeting the various milestones required during the process of buying or selling a property – she will keep things on time and moving forward! In closing, we are unequivocally confident in saying that you will be very happy if you choose Dianne Budge to assist with the purchase or sale of a home or property.

– D.B.

I would highly recommend that you choose Chad Budge and Rebekkah Kelley for all of your real estate needs. Rebekkah is one of the sweetest individuals I have met in Jackson. Just lovely if you ask me, she is honest and genuine in character and spirit. I think for them, it isn’t about the money so much, but about the person or the client, and their specific needs being balanced with what is available on the market. Chad and Rebekkah were forthright in all of their interactions with my husband and I. They were on top of it!!! Their local knowledge is insurmountable. They have excellent process expertise. They were immediately responsive to all of my very many phone calls and email inquiries, and they have excellent negotiation skills. They were able to handle my emotional states and the vicissitudes that come with buying a home and going through the mortgage/escrow process with grace and dignity. They are a great team. The most unique thing about Chad and Rebekkah is that we can still call on them for questions. Being new to Jackson, we have a lot to learn! Whether we would like a recommendation for a house cleaner, nail spa, a roofer, or a place to go for dinner, they are still available to us, and that is very special!

- Mr. and Mrs. Steven Squillaci

I have to say working with Rebekkah Kelley of Budge Realty throughout our process was truly enjoyable. She made the experience of finding our dream retirement home a reality. We conversed over the phone for nearly 3-4 months prior to our visit. Our original intention was to look for a piece of property and build down the road. Rebekkah knew the area so well and was able to give us a history of the area and a history of the property values over the past 5+ years. She found a home for sale that had the most magnificent view of the Grand Tetons. She found the comp history of the area, trends and found 5 other properties for us to consider. She worked hard in answering our questions and negotiated hard on our behalf. Thank you Chad, Dianne, and especially Rebekkah. Now we not just a house, but a home that we look forwarded to enjoying our time together as a family.

- AC

Dianne helped us find a vacation home. She was extremely knowledgeable, patient, prompt and honest. Early on, our interest shifted to a very different type of property than we had initially requested – Dianne handled that shift without hesitation. She was a good listener and provided very good suggestions based on our preferences and commentary. Dianne showed us only properties that interested us. No time was wasted looking at properties that did not suit us! What’s more is she clearly knows the market and different areas in and around Jackson very well. She and Chad managed negotiations between long distance “jittery” buyers and seller deftly. Dianne also did a terrific job of keeping the process moving from initial contract through closing. Thanks to Dianne we found our perfect Jackson vacation home.

- Dave

The most professional, knowledgeable real estate person I have dealt with.

- JLC

I felt Chad & Dianne Budge were a great fit to work with for my husband and I from the very first introduction. They had a calm demeanor and a urgent sense to help! I was in very good hands and they are both lovely people to work with!

- Baer

We are very excited about having a Jackson home place once again and want to thank you and your staff in facilitating that this would happen for us. It has been a real pleasure to work with you and you made this a very efficient, smooth transaction for us.

- H.C.

Dianne and team did a great job in responding and ensuring someone was always available when there was a question. Dianne was great about ensuring what the buyer is interested in, any nuances, not just in the home, but in overall interests to ensure the best locations were sought. This deal could have fallen off the rails several times if Dianne and team had not gotten involved. Very pleased with the efforts and attention to detail that Dianne et al provided. Should I pursue another property in the region, it will be through Budge Real Estate.

- S.A.

Chad has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Jackson Hole real estate market. His peceptiveness of our needs and skill in the price negotiation enabled us to buy a great home at a good price. I would heartily recommend Chad to anyone.

- CM

Chad and Dianne are long time friends of mine. I have bought and sold several properties with them. They are true pro’s and somone you can trust.

- Mike

Chad was always available to answer questions and provide guidance.  He is thoroughly knowledgeable of the area, he knew intimate details of each property we were interested in seeing.  He is the consummate professional.

- RS

I had an inquiry about a condo in Jackson Hole.  Dianne was very knowledgeable of the foreclosure/short sale process and was able to clearly tell me what to expect and why.  Thanks Dianne!

- M.A.

I have worked directly with Chad and I can say that he is as knowledgeable and honest as it gets.  He will make sure that your experience is worthwhile.  I would recommend Chad and Dianne to anyone looking to buy or sell property in and around Jackson.

- Sam

I highly recommend Dianne Budge and the entire Budge Realty Group team. Partnering with Dianne over the previous ten years while residing both out of state and locally, I have successfully completed three real estate transactions involving both land and personal residence. All three experiences were positive. Direction, opinion, communication, availability and follow thru all led to very smooth closings.

- jdskin462