Everything You Need To Know About Buying A Home

Real Value. Real Experience.

When you choose to work with our team, you’re partnering with trained agents that have the backing of the world’s largest real estate company, consisting of 180,000+ associates around the globe. That puts your search in the hands of the largest, most resourceful real estate network.

And, by choosing to partner with our team you are not just getting a single agent, you’re getting an entire team that is working on your behalf to accomplish your real estate goals.

The Atha Team – with decades of local market experience as top experts in Montrose Colorado and surrounding areas, the Atha Team has helped more families move than any other team.

Diana Atha – Lead Real Estate Advisor

Ian Atha – Real Estate Advisor

Evan Mudgett – Real Estate Advisor

Dave Thomas – Buyer Specialist

Atha Team In Business Since 2006

Over 1,000 Families Served in the last 10 years

141 Families Served in 2022

Your Needs Come First

Your needs drive how and when we find your next home. From this day forward, everything we do will be motivated by your goals and how you imagine your life taking place in your new home.

Once we get an understanding of where you see yourself, finding your dream home will move quickly, and with minimal interruption to your daily life.

Visualize Your Dream Scenario For Buying Your Home

What’s the one thing that has to happen to make that dream scenario a reality?
How can I make that happen for you?

Why is that important to you?

If we could add just one more thing to make this process even better, what would it be?

Why is that important to you?

Our Promise To You.


We COMMUNICATE frequently and effectively; Our clients and team members are kept fully informed at all times

We DO THE RIGHT THING, even when no one is looking
We exercise EXTREME OWNERSHIP and admit our errors. We take massive action to correct mistakes and discover solutions.
Our SUCCESS is linked to our client
Solution Focused
We FOCUS on the solution, not the problem
We PURSUE EXCELLENCE in everything we do

We strive to serve as your trusted local expert. You have an advisor by your side.

How Buying A Home Works.

Partner with an Agent

• Absorb their local insight
• Get to know neighborhood inventory levels
• See what’s about to hit the market
• Gain access to off-market properties
• Review market averages
• Complete needs assessment

Get Pre-Approved for a Loan

• Understand what you can afford
• Determine your monthly mortgage payment
• Understand your debt ratio
• Prepare for escrow
• Obtain a pre-approval letter

Find your New Home

• Compare home and neighborhood averages, then narrow down the neighborhoods you want to live in
• Favorite homes and save them to collections
• Nix homes that don’t meet the mark
• Schedule home tours and plan an itinerary with your agent
• Decide on your dream home

Make Your Offer and Negotiate the Terms

• Review contract terms and time limit for offer
• Negotiate purchase price
• Prepare for down payment, earnest money
• Choose a target closing date
• Sign the Offer
• Deliver earnest money check
• Obtain a home inspection
• Shop home insurance options

Under Contract

• Secure a home loan *more details to follow
• Acquire home insurance and send proof to your lender
• Schedule home inspection and negotiate repairs
• Order an appraisal
• Acquire a property disclosure from the seller
• Conduct a title search
• Schedule closing
• Certify funds for closing
• Stay in close contact with your agent, lender, and title company

Before you Close

• Transfer funds for closing
• Reserve a moving company and set a moving date
• Change your address through USPS, your bank, and other instances
• Set up your utilities to be activated or transferred
• Confirm that all contingencies are resolved
• Schedule the final property walk-through
• Designate a safe, dedicated space to save your final paperwork
• Stay in close contact with your agent, lender, and title company

Closing Day

• Sign closing disclosure, promissory note, and all other documentation
• Title transfer
• Deed delivery
• Save your paperwork in your predesignated spot
• Get your keys - congrats, it’s all yours!

The Bottom Line.

Real Estate is complicated.

That’s where we come in. Most agents use only a single source of home listings, the MLS vending machine. Our team has a vast knowledge of the entire market and not just the MLS. We actively pursue for sale by owners, expired properties, and also provide our clients exclusive 24 hour private previews on our new listings before they hit the open market.

Our entire team is by your side from search to close. At the closing table, our goal is for you to feel that the purchase of your home exceeded all of your expectations, so throughout our interactions – from search to close – we work hard to achieve that goal.

When you choose us as your partner, you are not just getting a trusted, respected agent – you are getting a team of local experts who are passionate about delivering legendary real estate advice and services, serving our community and those who call it home.

Let’s get started!

Real Clients

Donovan WhiteDonovan White
20:16 08 Feb 24
Evan was wonderful to work with. Kept us informed through the whole process. Excellent job.
19:30 08 Feb 24
Evan was a pleasure to work with, along with the entire Atha Team. His knowledge and attention to detail is second to none. He made purchasing land a breeze. I would highly recommend Evan to anyone looking for an amazing realtor who cares about his clients.
18:39 08 Feb 24
I've done business with them several times and have only ever had excellent experiences. Their knowledge and customer service is top notch. They are amazing and I will continue to use them!!!
Matt WineyMatt Winey
20:40 29 Jan 24
Evan helped us get more money for our home than we had planned and had an offer in a week
Tanner GoodTanner Good
14:23 29 Jan 24
Evan and team were wonderful to work with once again! We appreciate their willingness to answer questions, their ability to make the buying process simple, and their genuine care for us as clients!
Jesse NegreteJesse Negrete
18:54 25 Jan 24
The Atha team hits another one out of the park! They really work with you as a buyer and really go the extra mile for you as well. The home my wife and I recently bought had some hick-ups in the process due to the seller being a joke, but the Atha team took care of everything and relieved a ton of stress off our plate as buyers. During the whole process they communicated to us with updates and what next they would tackle next. We have worked with Evan as our Realtor in the past and again this time around and we couldn't have been happier. We appreciate all that he has done to make this a great experience.
Mindi HufmanMindi Hufman
03:54 20 Dec 23
Rhea and the entire Atha Team was so great to work with! Great communicators, honest, personable, and truly working for us and our best interests! Cannot recommend this team of folks more!
The transaction went smooth and was handled in a professional manner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Evan and the Atha Team to handle your listing.
Bryan VoegtliBryan Voegtli
19:51 06 Dec 23
Great team! Evan was great.
Jami KellerJami Keller
23:34 01 Nov 23
Rhea and the entire Atha Team did an amazing job as our Buyer's Agent. We really couldn't have asked for a better group to work with. The level of professionalism, experience, communication, and great care and attention given to our questions made our entire experience easy and enjoyable. We definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy property in the area! Thank you, Atha Team!!
Karen EickholtKaren Eickholt
22:52 26 Oct 23
The Altha team was very supportive through the whole process. Evan answered all my questions and was always available. I appreciate their help
20:51 17 Oct 23
Evan and his team were a great fit as our sellers agent! Our home was listed quickly with well done photos and videos as well as staging advice. We sold our home quickly and at a price we were happy with. Evan and his team are communicative, friendly and professional.
Carmen BrashierCarmen Brashier
14:14 17 Oct 23
The Atha Team took great care of us! Great communication, easy signing, available to answer questions and provide some guidance when needed. Not sure what else we could ask for in our realtor team while selling our home! Thank you!!
Jay MartinJay Martin
00:32 10 Oct 23
My wife and I did not know what to expect when buying a house. But the Atha team was amazing! We had lots of questions and didn't know what we doing, but Rhea was very patient and extremely helpful and professional! I would 100 percent recommend them to anyone!
Douglas JohnsDouglas Johns
17:22 14 Jul 23
Friends referred me to the Atha Team and what great advice! Evan and the Atha Team helped me remotely sell a property, giving sound advice and quality referrals along the way. I was impressed by the marketing materials created for the listing. Within a week, multiple offers were received on the way to a stress-free closing. Thank you to the entire Atha Team!

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