Founded more than 35 years ago, Schur Success Group is a second-generation Colorado Auction, Fundraising, Appraisal and Real Estate company with an eye towards the future.
We conduct government surplus auctions, estate auctions, real estate auctions, and much more. We have expert personal property appraisers on staff. We also are a full-service real estate company selling lifestyle properties through our sister company, Schur Success Realty & Auction.
Schur Success Group is staffed by trained, licensed, certified, and award-winning auctioneers, appraisers, real estate brokers and support staff members.
Shannon Schur, CAI, BAS, GPPA
Thanks for stopping by our website and for wanting to meet our staff. My name is Shannon Schur, and me and my Husband Rich own the Schur Success Group and Schur Success Realty & Auction based in Monument, Colorado.
I'm a Colorado native, and have lived in several places including La Junta, Arvada, Littleton, Castle Rock, and now I call Monument my home. I love Colorado, and I'm always excited to show out-of-towners my stomping grounds. There is just something magical about living at the foot of America's mountain, and all that Colorado has to offer.
I have been in the auction business for more than 25 years, working with, and eventually taking over for my dad Ray, who started the company in the early 80's. It's an exciting profession. I've enjoyed every minute of it, and was honored and thrilled in 2012 when the Colorado Auctioneers Association inducted me into the Hall of Fame. There's only one other woman in the Hall of Fame, Cookie Lockhart (google her, she's fascinating).
Over the years I've met some incredible people, and made great friends. I've also had the opportunity to sell real estate through the years as an auctioneer. It only made sense that I get my license and become a Realtor myself. We're a small company and I like it that way. We help each other with our projects. There's no "mine" and "yours", it's ours. I think it's the best way to serve our clients. Win-Win-Win for all involved.
When I'm not selling real estate, or calling bids at a Fundraising auction, I like my cup of coffee or glass of wine by the fire. Or better yet, looking at the sun rising on, or setting over Pikes Peak, with my dog Kota next to me. (Kota has her own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KotaBacon/)
Colorado is a great place to call home. I love the mountains, the plains, the wildlife, the city life, and the laid-back lifestyle that lets me be comfortable no matter where I may be.
I'd like to help you find your special place in Colorado. I'm a Realtor after all, and it's my job — no, it's my joy.
Rich Schur, MS Ed., CAI, AMM, BAS, CMEA, MPPA
There’s a lot of alphabet behind my name! It simply means I love learning. My wife Shannon and I own and operate the Schur Success Group in Monument, Colorado, and we love serving clients up and down the Front Range, from Fort Collins, to Denver, to Castle Rock, and south through Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
In fact, since we are Relators and auctioneers, we serve clients all over Southern Colorado, in the mountains, on the Plains, and even on the Western Slope. We love the Rocky Mountains, and we are privileged to call Monument, Colorado our home. (Real estate is sold through Schur Success Realty & Auction, LLC).
We live on the edge of the Black Forest, and we are blessed to be able to sit on our back deck and look at the beautiful Rocky Mountains every day. With a southwest exposure, we have a fantastic view of Pikes Peak and the incredible Chapel at the Air Force Academy. There are horse ranches, farms, log cabins, chalets, and lots and lots of trees all around us. I left the Chicago area in 2002, and have not regretted the decision for a single moment. I rarely saw a deer where I lived, and now there’s a herd that wanders through our yard all the time.
I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded suburbia and flat landscapes. I grew up north of Chicago in a town called Deerfield. I lived in several places in Lake County, and for more than 12 years, I worked locally as a police officer. My kids were born and grew up in Lake County. But there were no mountains. I had to suffer through all kinds of development before I could find farms or ranches. Wildlife was scarce.
In Colorado, I met Shannon, who was an accomplished auctioneer. The more I spent time with her, the more I enjoyed the profession, and chose to become a full time auctioneer. In fact, I think the decision was a factor in her agreeing to marry me. I enjoy the profession so much, I gave up my jobs in higher education and my side business in HR. I even became the 2010 Colorado State Champion Auctioneer!!
Hence the alphabet. I love learning (I have a Master’s in Adult Education) and continue to take as many classes and studies as I can. The CAI is the Certified Auctioneers Institute, one of the most prestigious designations in the industry. I’ve also earned the BAS, or Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation, in recognition of our work helping non-profit organizations raise funds through auctions. My AMM stands for Auction Marketing Manager.
Along the way, I became a Realtor and despite my initial fears, I now love selling property – either the “traditional way” or via auction. I have made some great friends as a Realtor, both buyers and sellers. Being a Realtor means I get to know people, and get to understand their needs in buying or selling a home or property. This creates the opportunity for a relationship. I’m a people person, so this was a win! One of my proudest moments (so far) is selling homes to three generations of the same family!
I’ve also become a Master Asset Appraiser. I can appraise just about any kind of personal property, but as a gear head, I enjoy the mechanical “stuff”. When I’m not helping clients buy or sell property, or appraising their things, I serve on the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce as the Co-Chair. I’ve been on the Board of the National Auctioneers Association and still serve on several committees, and am a Past President of the Colorado Auctioneers Association. When I’m not doing that, I travel the country as an instructor for auctioneers and appraisers. And, in the little spare time I have left, I enjoy working in my wood shop.
Outside of the company, I recently completed a two-year term as the Chairman of the Board of the Tri Lakes Chamber of Commerce, and am now serving as the Board President of Tri-Lakes Cares. It's a great way to get to give a little back to our community.
So, enough about me. What about you? How can I help you?
Call me directly at (719) 210-6230. That’s my cell. I don’t mind calls “after business hours”. If I'm not around, you can talk to anyone on our team, as we work together on every project to give you the best service we can.
Sara Breese, Associate Broker
I’m a Midwestern girl, originally from Iowa but have lived in many states. I earned a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and ended up in Colorado two years later. I moved to Monument in 2003 where I have been raising my two boys. While attending to my family, I spent many years volunteering for the school, church and town.
I have a passion for tennis, interior design and cooking. My happy place is in the kitchen with my boys who both love cooking, too!
I have always enjoyed the real estate business, and have dabbled for years. I’ve taken extensive classes in Interior Design and have managed vacation and long-term rentals. After having success with fix-and-flips, getting my real estate license seemed like a natural step forward. I am excited to help you find your real estate niche!