Tom R. Bell, realestate big and small (RE/MAX  Mountain Vista Properties) Real Estate Agent



Tom R. Bell
realestate big and small
location_on Buena Vista, CO — RE/MAX Mountain Vista Properties
RE/MAX International Inc.
Get to Know Tom R. Bell

I was born In Santa Fe, New Mexico in December, 1944. Since I was raised in the high desert country of New Mexico, I developed a life-time love affair with the clean air and big spaces. I graduated Santa Fe High in 1962, Western Electronics Institute 1964. My career has been varied and most rewarding, from radiation detection instrumentation, to a 30 year devotion to aircraft and electronics. I owned and operated my own avionics facility in Broomfield, Co., for several years. In 1992, we sold our home of 17 years and made a career move, for my wife, to the Vail valley. Joining my wife Nancy, I was to start a directional change in my life that has led to my becoming a realtor.

I answered an ad for fly-fishing guide, rafting many of the gold medal rivers of Colorado. I spent two seasons in Alaska guiding and maintaining the lodge facilities for a 5 star guest lodge. This has been a very good change for me. I am now a certified fly-casting instructor for the Federation of Fly Fishers. I am also a certified white water raft guide, licensed pilot, and avid model airplane enthusiast.

The year 1996 brought an opportunity to travel and be a team leader for a large disaster recovery agency. I have worked in Puerto Rico doing FEMA inspections, Chicago doing flood inspections, and spent six years as a regional supervisor for a class action company dealing with defective building material. I traveled everywhere from the Mississippi river west including Alaska and Hawaii. Buena Vista is the best of all these places and the one my wife and I have chosen to spend our remaining years. Real Estate is a profession that I thrive in and enjoy.

I have been married for 44 plus years to the same great woman. We have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. My wife, Nancy, works as a Special Education teacher for Park County School District in Fairplay. My daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Jesse Mair, also live here, having moved here from California via Colorado Springs.

Working in the field of real estate as a realtor is a career choice I wish I had made decades ago.  I am an e-Pro certified Realtor, knowledgable in the new technology of total electronic contracts. The wave of paperless (GREEN)  Real Estate tranactions. The families I have helped to fulfill their dreams have become good friends. I truly enjoy their search for the right spot to live. I enjoy being part of my clients' journeys.

Thank you for being part of mine.




I am an e-Pro certified Realtor I try to not specialize  in a particular market. I do have my SRS(Sellers Representative Specialist) certification, Master certified Negotiation expert certification, Military relocation certification, I work very hard for the 2nd home buyer and the relocating buyer. I have the properties they are looking for available through  over 4 MLS services.  All my for sale listings are also on these same MLS  sites.


I serve Chaffee, Park, Lake,Saguache, Costillo,Conejos, Rio Grande,Fremont, Alamosa, Mineral counties. Specializing in REO,Forclosures,high end properties Relocation