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Setterfield & Bright Testimonials

What People Around Aspen are Saying

"I am grateful to Karen Setterfield for her amazing work. Karen's extensive experience, tireless efforts, unyielding tenacity, and complete devotion to her work allowed us to hurdle numerous and complex road blocks to complete our lease transactions. I honestly and wholeheartedly recommend Setterfield & Bright as the best and only real estate brokerage for any business or investor in the Aspen market."

Steven Hilowitz
CEO of Sunglass International and Sunglass Pros

"Galen.....thank you so much for the professional way you handled our sale. It meant even more to us as everything was handled over the phone, fax, etc. It was not one of your easier ones I am sure, but you came through for us with a full price offer. Everything from that day on went so smoothly. You helped us fight the right people for every step of the way..."

Betty and Carl Schroeder
Long-time Aspen Residents


"Angi Wang's hard work and support made my partner and I’s business a reality. Angi’s drive and persistence allowed us to overcome numerous logistical issues. Her familiarity with local contractors allowed us to return our, previously incapacitated, space to operational condition. And her tireless efforts allowed us to get our business up and running within our remarkably short timeline. Furthermore, once the deal was complete Angi didn’t disappear. Instead she proved to be one of our greatest champions constantly checking in on our status, going out of her way to introduce us to members of the local community, and relentlessly spreading knowledge of our new business."

           Jaysen Chiaramonte
           Red Fox Yogurts

"Since 1987, Karen Setterfield has worked with us as our preferred broker for retail leases and office leases, and in acquiring commercial investment properties in Aspen. Because of Karen's honesty, integrity and thorough knowledge of the market for Aspen commercial property, we highly recommend Karen for your commercial real estate transactions in Aspen."

Frank Woods and Tony Mazza
Prominent Aspen commercial property investors/owners/landlords

"Galen Bright did an excellent job selling our house. He is hardworking, always easy to reach, and creative with marketing. In addition, Galen is very social which made him easy to work with and helped him network with potential buyers. I highly recommend Galen to anyone looking for a broker.

Joseph Friesenhahn

 "Galen Bright's level of professionalism is second to none. Having lived in Aspen for 18 years, he knows all areas of the real estate market and the community exceptionally well. I highly recommend Galen, and I have referred two buyers to him already." 

Matti Bourgault
General Manager of "Boogies” and new Aspen homeowner


 "About the best experience I've ever had looking for property. Angi has a way of understanding exactly what you are looking for and the results are lightning fast. Hard working, warm and personable, you always feel like you are priority number one. And other real estate agents love her, always greeting her warmly at whatever showing we attended. That says a lot. You get the VIP treatment from all because she is so professional and well liked. I give her my highest recommendation and I am not easy to please."

         SG Patterson
     Los Angeles, CA

"Galen Bright sold our condo for us this summer. He went above and beyond in every way. He was always accessible, returned calls, texts & emails in a timely manner & has an incredible knowledge of the real estate market in Aspen. When we couldn't be there before the closing he and his assistant, Alexandra George, generously offered to pack our belongings for us and send them! I don't know another realtor who would have done that. If we ever revisit ownership in or around the Aspen area we would definitely use Galen. Sincere thanks to you & Alex for all your hard was much appreciated!" 

Lisa & David Hoener
 Dallas, TX

"Through Karen’s great enthusiasm, professionalism and knowledge we were able to fill the vacant spaces in my office building in a very short time. I also like her meticulous attention to detail. It is such a pleasure working with Karen Setterfield and I certainly learned a lot. I can highly recommend Karen."

Gerhard Mayritsch
Long-time Aspen business owner and resident

"My experience with Galen Bright has been nothing but positive. We have been trying to sell a condo for me for 4 1/2 months under a lot of adverse conditions. Where as I would explode over some of the ridiculous requirements, Galen would always calm the situation down and move on with business. I don't believe my condo could have been sold without his calm, steady manner. I certainly appreciated all his help."

Boyce W. Billingsley

"Galen was terrific. From start to finish he was friendly, quick, efficient, asked all the right questions, and helped us through the process every step of the way. And always went out of his way to find out more information about thing that had come up He was always responsive, and got our house closed quickly. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Aspen area."

          Michael Burns
         President of Colorado Audio V

"Thanks to Galen and his thorough knowledge, professionalism and great enthusiasm, I am now a proud owner of a riverfront condo in Aspen. Not only did I learn a lot, I also gained the confidence that was necessary to go through the process as a first-time homebuyer. Whatever you are looking for, Galen will always make sure your best interests are exceeded!"

Nancy Ho
Long-time Aspen resident, jewelry designer and new homeowner


"Angi is an extremely knowledgeable agent when it comes to Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley's commercial real estate market. She went out of her way to research spaces that fit my criteria and budget. She was very thorough and responded to phone calls and emails almost immediately. Angi also showed a great depth of understanding when it came time to prepare legal contracts. I highly recommend Angi to anyone who is looking for a full service, professional, and personal approach when trying to find real estate in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley."

John M.
Aspen resident

"Meeting special people in our journey through life is not accidental. Galen’s exceptional character, attention to detail and total professionalism is unprecedented. Thankfully we crossed paths and stopped to build this friendship that will undoubtedly endure. Thank you, Galen, for all you have managed to put together in the last few weeks."

Tricia Robinson
New Aspen homeowner and owner of "Riptide”

"We would never have found our "perfect spot" in Aspen had it not been for Karen Setterfield. She literally "went the extra mile" for us, and we are eternally grateful. Her expertise and knowledge of the Aspen area market were invaluable in our experience. Thanks again Karen!"

Marion & Patrick Garrett
Long-time Snowmass Village residents and owners of "Aspen Jewelers”


"Angi is the hardest working person I know. She will go the extra mile to help you buy or sell your property. If you want someone with impeccable customer service then Angi is your realtor. Her knowledge of the surrounding market is unmatched."

           Thomas D. Lester
           Lester Development

"What a great experience! Galen Bright is a professional who listens to his clients' needs. He is very easy to work with and made home buying a pleasure. I would recommend Galen to anyone interested in having a positive real estate experience. Galen puts the energy and professionalism into real estate shopping that you expect from your broker."

Lance Bolton
Long-time Aspen resident, owner of "Aspen DJs” and repeat client

"Galen has been a pleasure to work with! As I am relocating to Aspen, he has been terrific in educating me, as he has extensive knowledge of the areas and of the properties available, as well as the pros and cons of each. I wouldn't have felt as confident in my purchase if I had not been working with Galen. He is happy to accommodate my questions &/or needs, and is terrific at communication and follow-through. I highly recommend Galen to anyone who wants a true partner in seeking their new home or property!"

New Aspen resident

"For over 18 years I have known Karen Setterfield who has been a leading Realtor in Aspen commercial real estate sales, retail leases and office leases. I recommend Karen to anyone who needs an experienced, knowledgeable and professional commercial broker in Aspen."

Douglas Allen, Esq.
Aspen attorney and commercial property investor

"I could not have picked a better person than Galen to help me with my recent house purchase. Not only is Galen superbly knowledgeable about the market he is equally savvy with the various systems of construction. He asked questions that I would not have thought to ask and had solutions to various issues just as trustworthy as any contractor. Beyond the practical bit of finding the right house, it was a blast to work with Galen."

Deborah Walson

"Galen found us the property of our dreams in Starwood. He stayed with us on every detail of the transaction from beginning to end and helped us assemble the team to make the transaction happen fast! Galen’s follow up and persistence is unmatched.”

Michael Solondz
New Aspen Homeowner

"Anyone that has spent more than five minutes with Galen has experienced the "Galen Factor." His undeniably positive, upbeat attitude and genuine personality are a rarity. His attention to detail makes doing business easy and effortless. When a matching full-price offer placed the very same day as our bid, we were happy to have the "Galen Factor " on our side and it paid off...not only was our offer accepted, Galen also helped convince the homeowners association to accept our two dogs, Bean and Sage. Thanks Galen!!!!"

Stephanie Krystyn & Josh Lewis
New Aspen Homeowners

"Galen Bright exemplifies all of the characteristics of a true professional, from integrity and courtesy to in-depth market knowledge and a sincere desire to meet the customer's needs. Galen was instrumental in facilitating my real estate needs at all levels, from short term rentals to finally finding the house of my dreams!"

Scott Kimple
New Aspen Homeowner

" Thank you Galen!... For your commitment and tenacity in finding me a home! You’re my HERO!”

Barbara Pitchford
Long-time Aspen Resident

"A special word of thanks to you (Galen), for your professionalism, your knowledge of the market, your experience in managing the process, and most of all, your patience in sticking with me."

Mike Szeto
New Snowmass Village Homeowner

"Galen is an excellent listener: He pays attention to what his client wants. And then he is diligent in finding the right property for his client, no matter how long it takes."

David Dowler
New Aspen Homeowner

"Working with Galen as my agent was as enjoyable as my personal relationship with him has always been. A true professional, he simply takes care of business with efficiency and humor from the first meeting to closing. The respect for him within the real estate community is well deserved."

John Prosser
Long-time Aspen Resident


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