Real Estate Broker

Experience what a Certified Negotiation Expert can do for you!

Why the Roaring Fork Valley?

People claim that visitors are drawn to the Roaring Fork Valley because of the world- class skiing and, in many instances, the allure of Aspen’s cachet and sophistication. However, the good life also lies beyond the environs of Aspen. The Roaring Fork Valley, a 40-mile stretch between Glenwood Springs and Aspen that includes Carbondale, El Jebel, Basalt, Woody Creek, and Snowmass, is not just a winter wonderland, but a region to be enjoyed every season. Nature’s splendor and an active lifestyle are yours for the taking. The area is rich in the history of the West and each community boasts geologic features and a personality of its own. Within easy access outdoor activities abound, music festivals and concerts are plentiful, and cultural, scientific, and arts events are offered around the calendar. Excellent restaurants, galleries, and shops line the streets of all the towns in the Valley.

Professional Service

About Trudi

Clients who have worked with Trudi are all in agreement. When describing her, they use words such as honesty, integrity, fairness, detail-oriented, thorough, authentic, and dedicated.


Trudi’s knowledge and insight of residential home building and the construction process is grounded in her family relationships.  Trudi’s husband, Keith Johnson, has worked as a licensed general contractor for almost all of their married life. 


See Trudi's current listings and available homes for sale in the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado.


The success of selling your home depends on choosing the right realtor! Always do business with someone you like, someone you feel comfortable talking to and someone who has your best interests top of mind. Listen to your heart! Communication is key to all negotiations and a successful sale

What Makes Trudi Different?

Balanced Approach

Trudi works as diligently for a client who is looking for a modest condominium or house as she does for a client who is interested in purchasing a multi-million dollar estate.

Successful Broker

Trudi's success as a broker, whether representing a seller or a buyer, is well-rooted in her business acumen, her meticulous negotiating skills, and the solid principles by which she lives.

certified & experienced

Trudi is a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS). Lic#: IR 100017154

client satisfaction

Trudi's clients always feel very fortunate to have connected with Trudi and to have experienced the impeccable service her reputation is built upon.

Realize Your Dream

Home Ownership can be your NEW reality!

Taking these steps will help you narrow your focus on your needs, wants & desires. It will reduce your stress levels & help to ensure that you are choosing the right property for your personal situation.

  • Make a detailed list of your needs, wants, and desires.
  • Identify, what your needs & must haves are for your new home.

  • Figure out what you are and are not willing to compromise on, and what the deal breakers are for you.

  • Determine what YOU are comfortable paying in terms of a monthly mortgage payment.

What Trudi's Clients Say

"Trudi Watkins is an accomplished Independent Real Estate Broker in the Aspen Valley and surrounding areas. Trudi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the negotiating table and professionally represents her clients interests at all stages in a real estate transaction. Trudi is straight forward and honest. Her work ethic is unmatched."
Paul Andersen
July, 2021
"Over the last 30 years as a Realtor serving Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley and nearly all else in western Colorado, I have worked with a plethora of Realtors. One such Realtor who stands head above the crowd is Trudi Watkins-Johnson. Her knowledge of contracts and all the associated documents is exemplary. Her counsel is always couched in the straight talk that fosters the satisfactory conclusion to all parties. I relish any opportunity to work with her again."
J. Wilfred Cahill
April, 2020
"Trudi Watkins-Johnson is a dynamo when it comes to real estate. She develops a detailed market analysis for the property. Her energy and enthusiasm carry thru to the end on all deals. Trudi pursues the details relentlessly from start to finish. When we sold my mother’s house there was a deal in place the same day the house was listed. You can’t go wrong using Trudi for your real estate needs."
John Filippone
February, 2019

Ready to be represented by the best?

Trudi’s experience in real estate and her intimate knowledge of the construction industry, coupled with her determination to facilitate the best possible result for her clients, affords her a keen understanding of the details while never losing sight of the larger picture of every transaction, no matter how complex.