The Bridge Team
Shelley Bridge Team Leader, Broker Owner
Shelley Bridge brings her 38 years of experience to both the buying and selling sides of the real estate business. When it comes to questions about market conditions, negotiating, title insurance or mortgage problems Shelley has seen most things before and if she hasn’t, she probably knows where to get the reliable answers her clients need to make good decisions. Starting her career in 1981, she has worked in both the strong buyer’s market of the 1980’s and the strong seller’s market of the 1990’s and understands what it takes to make transactions happen in both types of markets.
Shelley also understands the unique way homes are sold compared to other types of products. According to the multiple listing service, 97% of all real estate sales are co-op sales. This means that different brokers will represent the buyer and seller. Thus, Shelley knows that by maintaining a spotless reputation by treating her competitors with honesty and respect is vital to her business. Her fellow Realtors will want to sell her listings and will accept offers from her buyers.
Shelley is hard working and patient. She learned to work hard growing up in Iowa where work ethic was highly valued and as the child of depression era parents. She learned patience prior to entering real estate by working as a Physical Therapist. She graduated from the Mayo Clinic School of Physical Therapy in 1973 and worked a short time at Denver Health, then seven years at Craig Hospital with spinal cord injury and head injury patients.
Pam Tomlinson Buyer Specialist
Pam is a Colorado native and graduated with a BA in Business from Western State College. She first practiced Real Estate in Virginia in 1989. Pam continued in real estate during another relocation, to Illinois, before returning to Colorado in 1998 to raise a family. For 15 years, Pam used her business skills to follow her passion for garden design and owned and operated her own landscape design company. Pam updated her licensure in 2011 and joined the Bridge Team in 2012. She shares a similar value system of hard work, professionalism, integrity and exceptional customer service.
Pam truly enjoys applying her creative energy and vision to help Buyers see how they can create future value in their homes and showing Sellers how they can get the most money for their homes in the least amount of time. She tours property on a regular basis and keeps a close eye on the ever changing market. Pam is an expert negotiator and relentless when it comes to getting an offer accepted. She attends inspections, negotiates inspection concerns and keeps in close contact with the Buyer’s lender through closing to ensure earnest money is protected and closing date is met without issue.
Alex Brachfeld Broker Associate
Alex studied Geography at UCLA and spent some time living in Los Angeles following his degree completion. He is excited to be back in Denver and to be a part of the burgeoning residential real estate market. He uses his background in spatial analytics, office administration, and marketing to the benefit of The Bridge Team and our clients. Alex’s primary responsibility on the listing side of the business is to work directly with sellers once their home is on the market through closing. Working hand-in-hand with Shelley, he will help negotiate inspections which often includes gathering bids and estimates, review final closing figures, and schedule the closing. He enjoys helping clients on both sides of the transaction achieve their goals each and every time. As a licensed team member, Alex can show homes, prepare contract materials and address most questions and concerns on both the Buying and Selling sides of the business. He is in the office Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00.
Alex is a Denver native. In his free time you’ll find him rooting for local sports teams, playing sports with friends, biking, and taking in the local music scene. He recently purchased his first home and is looking forward to growing his own real estate portfolio.
Katy Ayers Operations Manager/Listing Specialist
Katy joined the Bridge Team in 2004 and has been licensed since 2010. As the team’s Operations Manager, Katy keeps an eye on every aspect of the Bridge Team’s day-to-day operations. She works closely with Shelley, Pam and Alex to ensure each transaction goes smoothly. Katy’s primary responsibility on the listing side of the business is to work directly with sellers until the property is activated in the MLS! She will walk thru a property and make staging suggestions or coordinate a meeting with the stager (if furniture rental is necessary), coordinate with contractors for any projects that need to be completed prior to entry into the MLS, install a lock box, take notes and measurements for marketing materials, coordinate the photographer, review showing instructions and input property information into the MLS. As a licensed team member, Katy can show homes, prepare contract materials and address most questions and concerns on both the Buying and Selling sides of the business, as well.
Katy is a Denver native and a Colorado State University Alum. She enjoys time outside of the office with her husband and three children and her large extended family.