Published February 21, 2014 11:28
Many people enjoy sharing their lives and their homes with pets – of all kinds. Colorado is known for being an animal loving state! Let's face it - everyone’s dog has a dog in Colorado. If you are selling your home, there is a good chance that some potential buyers will also have pets, BUT, that doesn't mean you should not make an effort to minimize the impact your pets have on the appearance and attractiveness of the home you are selling.
The evidence of pets living in a home can vary from a little to a lot… but let’s face it – non-pet owners usually aren’t fans when they can sense that a pet has been living in the home. Evidence of pets can include odors, stains, pet toys, litter boxes, chewed or scratched furniture, pet doors, water bowls and the pets themselves.
Here are some tips on how to “spiff up” your home so that pet lovers and non-pet lovers alike can appreciate the details of your home without distraction.
Odors and stains: These two items are the most significant issues to address. Even if your potential buyer owns a pet, they’re probably not going to be interested in inheriting the odors left behind by your dog, cat, rabbit or flying squirrel.
The American Humane Society suggests that you use a black light to find evidence of accidents on floors, walls, furniture and carpets. No matter how old, they will likely show up under the black light.
Once you find these accidents, you can use a wet vacuum (not steam) and standard carpet cleaners to try and remove the stains and their associated odors from carpets and fabrics. In some instances (cats, for example) you may need an enzyme-based product.
Carpet pads that have been stained with pet urine may need to be replaced (entirely or just in the stained sections) and stained paint or varnish will need to be removed and replaced. Sanding and resealing hardwood floors can both remove and conceal certain odors, and would improve the overall attractiveness of the home at the same time.
Take them for a walk! There is also a general expectation by real estate agents and buyers that pets should not be in a house (or yard) when the property is being shown. Some people are not comfortable around pets and some pets react strongly when strangers come into their spaces. We wouldn’t want this to hinder the sale!
Some experts advise that, if possible, pets should temporarily live elsewhere while you are trying to sell your house. That way, much of the visible evidence (toys, litter boxes, pet food) can be removed from the house. For many people this won’t be practical or acceptable, so making the extra effort to minimize the pet’s presence is the next best option.
Reptiles, snakes and spiders! Oh my! If your pets are part of either the insect or the reptile families, removing them from the home is pretty much mandatory. More than half of all Americans fear snakes and quite a few feel similarly about large spiders and tarantulas.
Don’t be hairy. When pets are part of the environment, cleaning also means vacuuming the carpets, floors and furniture regularly. People with allergies will often sense right away if there is pet hair in the home.
Keeping your home as clean as possible is important to attracting buyers. Anyone who has sold a home has probably had those moments of annoyance in picking up after their children, making the beds, wiping the counters and doing all the other things to make your home attractive – pretty much every day it is on the market.
As people tour your home, they will be visualizing themselves living there. Just as neutral paint colors, a nicely manicured lawn and good lighting makes for an inviting vision, so will the absence of pets and any evidence they have lived there help to seal the deal.
Published January 29, 2014 12:53
Do you know someone who is detailed, self-motivated, great with people and would love a great job as our Transaction Coordinator?
Send them our direction! Here are some details:
A Transaction Coordinator for BRC will provide administrative support to the commercial and residential brokerage teams; works closely with individual brokers as their right-hand; coordinates with team members to assure all aspects of brokerage sales and leasing run smoothly and efficiently. The Transaction Coordinator is the cog in the wheel that keeps the department running.
- Prepare contracts, proposals and letters of intent for brokerage team
- Coordinate all brokerage invoices with accounting and office manager
- Organize and maintain company transaction and brokerage files, including commission bookings and associated billings
- Track all broker and office licensing requirements
- Prepares closed deal files (hard copies and database) to ensure compliance with company procedures and Colorado real estate law
- Track and report upcoming contract expirations, closings, and other critical dates to team members
- Track timelines in each transaction to assure all contractual obligations are met from the time of initial letter of intent or contract through the closing, including earnest money receipts, title orders and disclosures
- Assist with listing and area research for marketing material
- Maintain and update ACT! contact management database
- Work with company Marketing Coordinator to assure consistent marketing is achieved
- Conducts research for commercial leasing and sales team using CoStar, Xceligent and other sources of information to provide analysis for rates, terms and real estate trends
- Update online listing services:
• Xceligent or DMCAR database (commercial)
• CoStar (commercial)
• LoopNet (commercial)
• BRC Website (commercial and residential)
• MLS (residential)
• Realtor.com (residential)
- Show properties as necessary
- Other duties as assigned
- Self-motivated and able to work independently. Must be able to handle multiple, complex tasks simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy.
- Bright, energetic and professional – someone who seeks continuous improvement and can adapt to changing situations.
- Highly developed interpersonal and customer service skills to interact effectively. Ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy.
- 3-5 years of experience in real estate or related industry
- Associates Degree and Colorado real estate broker license preferred
- Proficient with real-estate related forms (including standard Colorado real estate contract) and CTMeContracts
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Highly organized
- Detail oriented
- Team player
- Good sense of humor
- Ability to have fun
Resumes and inquiries may be sent to email@example.com. Please let us know how you found out about this position, and include a cover letter to introduce yourself! Thanks!
Published January 02, 2014 15:52
"I was in Ikea the other day and, no surprise, I struck up a conversation with the check-out guy. We talked about Ikea kitchens, the section I had gotten stuck in for what seemed like hours dreaming and planning. During our chat he mentioned that he had a new kitchen installed in a home he sold in 2013 and he DOUBLED his investment.
Here are some of the details he shared with me: His home was on the market for two weeks. He had been through about 40 showings with no offers. The feedback was mostly positive, but most of the buyers did not like the kitchen. With a need to sell his home, he pulled it off the market for a few weeks and spent a few grand on having a new Ikea kitchen installed. Once it was finished, he put the home back on the market with the price adjusted up by TWICE what he had spent. He had two offers within two days at full price, doubled his investment, and got his house SOLD!
This story is not meant to be an Ikea commercial, but a real life example of why and how you can invest in the right things (kitchens, kitchen, and kitchens) to sell your home faster for more money! People buy kitchens with houses around them. I have seen it more times than I can count. Trust me, as a Realtor I see lots of kitchens. I hear what my buyers say and I know what they’re looking for. If you plan on selling and your home is in need of some updating and upgrading, invest in your kitchen!"
Article written by Pie Konchar, Vice President of BRC's Residential Division
Published December 20, 2013 15:08
Geologist Bob Zinke closed today on his acquisition of his new office condo at 1100 W Littleton Boulevard, Suite 440, Littleton, CO.
85-year-old Zinke still enjoys his work and likes to have fun. He "donned" this cap so that women can still run their fingers through his hair.
You are never too old to purchase commercial real estate, and have fun doing it! Carole Schumacher of BRC brokered the transaction. Bob is looking for someone to help him move from his current office on S. Prince St in Littleton of anyone is interested!
Published December 13, 2013 14:45
Lise LeBlanc, a BRC Residential Realtor®, has two very happy clients that wrote a raving review of her proficiency and dedication during their time working with her. Read below for details!
"We wanted to downsize, and before she even had a contract to sell our home, Lise LeBlanc graciously showed us just about every ranch floor plan available in Highlands Ranch! She was so patient and understanding. She really listened and developed a keen sense of what we wanted -- we found the perfect plan! Then the really hard work began -- preparing our large home (4500 sq. ft. with 6 bedrooms, 4 baths) for sale. Lise helped us every step of the way -- giving us great advice on what to replace and upgrade, what will bring value and what won’t, and how to stage our home so it would be attractive to the buying public. When the preparations were finished, Lise engaged a professional photographer to showcase our home through a video tour – it looked fabulous! She posted her “Coming Soon” and “Great Views” signs out front to create some excitement and prospective buyers began stopping by! We were thrilled when our house sold within 3 days after being listed! But Lise didn’t stop there – she promptly and efficiently handled issues that arose before the closings on the houses we were buying and selling. She was there at every inspection and meeting and her knowledge of the real estate market and the home building industry was very useful. We felt very comfortable with Lise and would give her our highest recommendation if you are looking to buy or sell a home. She is a true professional and gives 110%!"
Published December 09, 2013 08:58
A note from Pie on listing during the winter & Holiday season…
“Sellers are hibernating because they’re scared to come on the market before Spring, but they should adapt instead! We have just about 5,000 active listings in the Denver metro area including condos, townhomes and single family homes. Selling your home in the current market is like introducing a new car line in 1921 when there were only 4 car manufacturers in business.
I’ve got buyers lined up, waiting for what they’re looking for to come on the market, but because of hibernating sellers they have to just keep waiting.
How does a home owner adapt to the winter market instead of hibernate until Spring? By using what nature has given us. We have snow! Make a snowman in your front yard. Christmas is right around the corner! Decorate your home for Christmas with lights, tree, wreaths, etc. We have more darkness than we’d like! Take night pictures of your home glowing with light.
Make your home a warm, glowing beacon of coziness. With so little competition, you may be able to generate the kind of traffic you are hoping to see earlier than expected, and get your home SOLD before the rest of the herd.”
-Pie Konchar, Residential Division of BRC Real Estate
Published November 22, 2013 10:30
BRC Cycling presents the Castle Cross State Championships in Castle Rock on December 14th-15th! To register, go to www.USACycling.org.
Published November 01, 2013 11:52
Zillow vs. Trulia vs. REALTOR.com
Which real estate website is the best to use for complete results of listings, accurate information and the least errors? BRC did some research and this is what we came up with. It seems that Zillow comes in the winner for the most errors, and REALTOR.com is the most accurate. Check out the chart below.
You might ask, “Why is one website more accurate than the other? Aren’t they all based off of the same listings and information?” Our answer? No. We'll explain.
REALTOR.com has a partnership with the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), which gives them exclusive access to MLS listings nationwide. (Don’t know what the MLS is? Read about it here.) On the flipside, sites like Trulia and Zillow receive listings data user submissions in which agents, brokers, developers and home owner’s themselves are responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of listings posted on these sites. This method is prone to all types of inaccuracies from time lags to wrong listing information to human error and illegitimate postings used for the infamous “bait and switch” trick.
I’ll give a good example of why Zillow is extremely unreliable. Zillow has a function called “Zestimate.” If you’re in the real estate market, I’m sure you’ve heard the term. A Zestimate estimates the value of a property based on its surroundings, lot size, home features and comparable homes in the area. However, Zillow only takes into account the standard information that is available online. It doesn’t know the value of the area, the different “parts of town” that increase or decrease a home’s value, the condition of the home, etc.
So what happens when a bad Zestimate occurs? The REALTOR®’s value that they placed on the home when they do a market analysis is typically extremely different than the Zestimate, and sellers either get offended or believe their home is worth much more than what the REALTOR® has said. See the estimate below on a home we valued at $197,000, versus Zillow’s Zestimate, which comes in $100,000 more than BRC's market value which is based on our expert knowledge and facts about the area & home.
This creates problems on quite a few levels. First of all, it gives buyers an unrealistic opinion of value and think they’re getting a “steal” when they’re buying at market value, or that the seller is trying to rip them off. It also gives sellers the idea that their home is worth more or less than it really is worth, which creates big problems for banks and real estate agents trying to do their job.
Moral to the story? Over reliance on user-generated websites can be a mistake. Feel free to surf through them, and use what information you can to educate yourself on the real estate market. However, they are definitely not a replacement for the MLS or for your REALTOR®. Make sure you use them with careful discretion!
For more information on the market or for a market analysis on a property, call BRC! Our rela estate experts will take great care of you.
Published October 30, 2013 16:51
Many buyers are hesitant to list their home until after the Holidays have come and gone. However, there quite a few benefits to listing your home during this time!
Here are a few tips from BRC on why you should consider listing your home during the Holidays:
• Many people take their home off of the market during the Holidays, which means that buyers have less inventory to view. Less inventory = more possible showings for your home!
• During the holidays, buyers have quite a bit of time off from their jobs and finally have time to house shop.
• Emotions are a big part of buying a home… especially during the Holidays! Take advantage of the warm and fuzzy feeling that the Holidays provide by decorating your home in a tasteful, inviting way.
• There are tax benefits to purchasing a home towards the end of the year, so many high end buyers are looking around this time.
For more tips on buying or selling your home, be sure to contact one our team members today!
Published October 21, 2013 16:30
Remember to send in your RSVP's for BRC's Family Movie Night hosted by BRC Real Estate, Jason Reynolds and Pie Konchar. We're looking forward to a fun evening with all of the folks who made our success possible this year. A special thank you to our local sponsors as well!
Costa Vida Lone Tree, Dynamic Roofing and Construction, Zerorez of Denver, Redd Orthodontics, First American Title, and Duke Property Inspections.
Published October 18, 2013 14:50
BRC is excited to announce that we've got a new residential agent here in the office!
Jon VanNoy is going to be a great addition to our residential team, as he has more than sixteen years of sales management, account management, sales, and customer service experience. His background is primarily in the sporting goods industry, as well as owning the Helaman Group, LLC, which is an independent sales representative agency representing major brands in the outdoor and golf industries.
Welcome to the team, Jon! We're glad to have you here!
Published October 16, 2013 10:13
Many people have asked our residential agents about the pros and cons of buying a condo, and if it is a good option versus purchasing a single family home. Yes, condos can be trickier to obtain financing for due to higher loan stipulations, but condos offer a lot of great perks and amenities that single family homes do not. The type of home you decide on ultimately depends on what your goals are for home ownership.
So, what are the perks of owning a condo versus a single family home? It doesn’t matter if you’re 75 or 25 years old. Single or married. Condos (also called condominiums) are the perfect choice for those that are looking for an affordable yet comfortable type of housing on a smaller scale. Some don’t feel that buying a big house with constant upkeep is necessary. They could live comfortably in a condominium in which someone else will take care of the lawn, maintain the common areas, keep up the exterior and interior appearance of the facilities, etc.
Condos are the perfect middle-of-the-road form of housing. Many condominium communities today offer luxury units for affordable prices that attract residents of all ages and walks of life. Besides the convenient upkeep of condo ownership, locations are typically highly convenient since most condos are built closer to urban life and large working communities. Additionally, small spaces are more affordable to furnish with great design, and upgrades are more affordable.
If you’re looking for housing that fits your budget, condominiums may be the answer for you. They're a great option for the first time home buyer, new families, senior citizens thinking about downsizing and more. Be sure to check in to the history, find out what HOA dues cover, the reputation of the community and amenities.
At BRC Real Esate, we openly welcome you
to take a closer look at what we have to offer for condos on our website. Feel free to contact us with additional questions regarding your condominium purchase.
Published October 14, 2013 15:03
BRC Real Estate is honored to once again sponsor the BRC Cycling Team. Our first team meeting was Wednesday, the 9th of October and we see a lot of potential again this year with all 33+/- members of the team! Stay tuned for more information on events and races that we will be involved in.
Published September 30, 2013 10:40
Fall and Winter are upon us!
Yes, it may be 80 degrees outside today, but there's a chill in the air in the evenings and snow will be falling soon!
BRC has put together a list for you on how to lower the cost of utilities and save energy during the cold weather.
Take Advantage of Heat from the Sun
- Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
Cover Drafty Windows
- Use a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames during the cold winter months.
- Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame to help reduce infiltration.
- Install tight-fitting, insulating drapes or shades on windows that feel drafty after weatherizing.
Adjust the Temperature
- When you are home and awake, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable.
- When you are asleep or out of the house, turn your thermostat back 10° to 15° for eight hours and save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature.
Find and Seal Leaks
- Seal the air leaks around utility cut-throughs for pipes ("plumbing penetrations"), gaps around chimneys and recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets.
- Learn more about air sealing new and existing homes.
- Add caulk or weatherstripping to seal air leaks around leaky doors and windows
Maintain Your Heating Systems
- Schedule service for your heating system.
- Furnaces: Replace your furnace filter once a month or as needed.
- Wood- and Pellet-Burning Heaters: Clean the flue vent regularly and clean the inside of the appliance with a wire brush periodically to ensure that your home is heated efficiently.
Reduce Heat Loss from the Fireplace
- Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning. Keeping the damper open is like keeping a window wide open during the winter; it allows warm air to go right up the chimney.
- When you use the fireplace, reduce heat loss by opening dampers in the bottom of the firebox (if provided) or open the nearest window slightly -- approximately 1 inch -- and close doors leading into the room. Lower the thermostat setting to between 50° and 55°F.
- If you never use your fireplace, plug and seal the chimney flue.
- If you do use the fireplace, install tempered glass doors and a heat-air exchange system that blows warmed air back into the room.
- Check the seal on the fireplace flue damper and make it as snug as possible.
- Purchase grates made of C-shaped metal tubes to draw cool room air into the fireplace and circulate warm air back into the room.
- Add caulking around the fireplace hearth.
Lower Your Water Heating Costs
- Water heating can account for 14% to 25% of the energy consumed in your home.
- Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll not only save energy, you'll avoid scalding your hands.
Find other strategies for energy-efficient water heating.
Lower Your Holiday Lighting Costs
- Use light-emitting diode -- or "LED" -- holiday light strings to reduce the cost of decorating your home for the winter holidays.
Published August 20, 2013 11:00
Carole Schumacher, one of our BRC commercial agents, served with a team of 10 other women from CREW Denver at a Habitat for Humanity build on Saturday, August 17. Good work, Carole! We're proud to have you as a member of our team. Would you like to get involved in Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver? Check it out here!<
Published May 24, 2013 15:40
Last weekend Avout Racing powered by BRC
had another impressive at Rocky Mountain Endurance's Indian Creek with two first place finishes by Michelle Slingsby and Eric Truman. A big round of applause to the three people on the podium: Michelle, Eric and Dave Slingsby!
Dave Slingsby; 3rd; Half Marathon Pro Men: 3:18:13
Eric Truman; 1st; Half Marathon Men 30-39 3:24:29
Jason Reynolds; 6th; Half Marathon Men 30-39 3:47:24
Ed Tokarski; 4th; Half Marathon Men 40-49 3:49:30
Brandon Hodges; 8th; Half Marathon Men 40-49 4:01:43
Barry Wiebe; 12th; Half Marathon Men 40-49 4:07:14
Michelle Slingsby; 1st; Half Marathon Women 40-49 4:19:45
Dave Wright; 4th; XC Men 40-49 2:09:44
Pie Konchar; 14th; XC Men 40-49 2:34:31
Way to go BRC's own Jason Reynolds and Pie Konchar! Congratulations to all the Avout racers! Next up: Peace Valley Scout Ranch on Sat., June 1!
BRC is proud to sponsor Avout Racing, which is becoming the dominate mountain bike race team in Colorado. Avout Racing supports human powered racing through team and individual sponsorships. In the future, Avout Racing will also support motor powered racing. Avout Racing won the overall team series at Winter Park’s Epic Singletrack Series for two of the last three years.
Published May 22, 2013 11:36
Pie Konchar is personally delivering supplies to victims of the devastating Oklahoma tornado. Please help him out by donating canned goods, individually wrapped snacks, water bottles, etc. You can bring them to the BRC office (9331 Commerce Center St., #A1, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129) today because Pie is leaving tonight at 9 pm.
Published May 08, 2013 13:36
Congratulations to the Avout Racing team at the Battle the Bear this past weekend! The team landed three 1st places, nine podiums and a sweep of one podium. All in all, Avout Racing secured four of the top 10 fastest riders! Below is the breakdown:
Half Marathon Pro Men
Dave Slingsby; 4th; 1:49:59
Half Marathon Men 30-39
Jason Giles; 1st; 1:49:31
Nate Deibler; 2nd; 1:49:32
Eric Truman; 3rd; 1:52:03
Bill DiMaio; 5th; 1:52:51
Shawn Evinrude; 9th; 1:58:17
Chris Knight; 26th; 2:12:36
Half Marathon Men 40-49
Kevin Langan; 3rd; 1:53:51
Ed Tokarski; 6th 1:56:29
Barry Wiebe; 7th; 1:57:42
Kevin Simonton; 10th; 2:01:08
Doug Stickler; 14th; 2:03:47
Half Marathon Women 40-49
Michelle Slingsby; 2nd; 2:10:24
Coreen Wright; 3rd; 2:10:59
XC Men 30-39
Erik Bedell; 1st; 1:17:52
XC Women 30-39
April Paige; 3rd; 1:34:45
Half XC Men 40-49
Dave Wright; 1st; 45:48
We can't wait to see what happens at Indian Creek on May 18!
BRC Real Estate is proud to sponsor Avout Racing, which is becoming the dominate mountain bike race team in Colorado. Avout Racing supports human powered racing through team and individual sponsorships. In the future, Avout Racing will also support motor powered racing. Avout Racing won the overall team series at Winter Park’s Epic Singletrack Series for two of the last three years.
Published April 10, 2013 16:22
In 2013, why not enhance your home with the latest in technology? Jason Reynolds, Executive Vice President of the Residential Division, reveals how you can enhance your home and make your life easier. You will be the envy of the neighborhood!
1. Laser Robot Vacuum
This awesome little robot by Neato Robotics does the dirty work for you. Not only will it clean the house after you go to sleep, but it has a special laser that maps the home. This little guy knows where it's been and where it hasn't, and when it's done it drives itself back in the closet!
2. Heated Driveway
If you live in a cold weather state, shoveling snow is a dreaded fact of life. What if you could throw the shovel away? Heated driveway technology, utilizing mats and cables within the driveway, can eliminate strenuous snow removal from your life.
3. Thermal Imaging Gun
High energy bills taking their toll? Try the Black and Decker thermal leak detector. With this little guy you can check your home for energy leaks. The infrared thermometer will detect leaks and let you know where the hot and cold spots are.
4. Sun Tunnel
Looking to add natural light but a sky light may not be viable? Try the Velux Sun Tunnel. This cool flexible tube can find its way around obstructions and deliver a perfect amount of light into your room.
5. Wireless Can Light Speaker
The Klipsch LightSpeaker system gives you the best of both worlds. This wireless speaker screws right into your can lighting. It even comes with an efficient LED light.
Published February 14, 2013 14:53
Growing up here in Denver, if you know anything about the commercial real estate industry, you know the name Frederick Ross. I sure did, because my father has worked for them for the last three decades. Frederick Ross Company is the oldest full-service commercial real estate firm in Denver, Colorado and a partner of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) since 2010. The company has gone through a lot of changes, but none bigger than the one that was finalized at the end of 2012: the acquisition of the Frederick Ross Company by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. NGKF is a part of BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP), a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. Together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank employs more than 11,000 professionals, operating from more than 300 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents according to newmarkkf.com.
But what does this acquisition mean for the Denver Commercial Real Estate Market? There is no short and easy answer here, but let us take a very brief look.
I like to call them the big six: CBRE, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, Cassidy Turley, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Newmark Knight Frank Frederick Ross (Grubb & Ellis, another story in and of itself, is now park of #6). Of course there are other big players in the Denver market: Legend, Transwestern, Unique, Pinnacle, CRESA, and Studley just to name a few. But these “big six” brokered over 51 million square feet in 2011 (office, industrial, and retail) in the Denver area according to the Denver Business Journal’s Book of Lists and most likely even more in 2012 as the market continues to show signs of recovery.
Frederick Ross has a rich and storied history. Founded in 1888 by Frederick Ross, the company has grown and prospered with the city during the 20th century. Jack Box, one of the region's most respected leaders and visionaries in commercial real estate, has served as president and chief executive officer of Frederick Ross Company for 24 years and will assume the title of chairman for this NGKF region.
The size and scope of these “big six” allow them to do what the smaller firms can’t: provide international service capabilities, unique access to capital market resources, and global reach. But with size also comes some disadvantages. Hence, Newmark’s acquisition to tap into the local expertise of Frederick Ross and the trusting relationships that have been created by people such as Jack Box and my father.
From personal experience and a perspective from afar, I have seen how the Denver Commercial Real Estate market has changed. And as a new entrant into the Denver commercial brokerage work force, I can see only positive signs for the growth of Denver and the health of the commercial real estate market in my lifetime. It is exciting to see these “big six” firms taking notice of our “small” market and the positive signs of growth.
As a new chapter begins in the long history of the Frederick Ross Company, I contemplate where the “big six” are going. Will we see only the “big two” in my lifetime? Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Jones Lang La Salle (NGKFJLL) and CBRE Cassidy Turley (CBRECT)? What does this mean for the small and mid-size firms like my own? Where do we fit in this new competitive landscape? I see our company and our leaders as a modern-day Frederick Ross, understanding the importance of community involvement, quality customer experience, and responsible professionalism in developing and serving the community in which we are a part.
On a personal note, I am sad to see the Frederick Ross name go. I remember going into the office with my father in the 1990s when Ross was in the Equitable Building. I remember my internships at Ross and Westfield Development as a college student when they were in the Johns Mansville Building. And I also remember the transition to the new, beautiful 1800 Larimer building in which they now occupy. This building evolution is in a way symbolic of the company’s growth and success. But I will always treasure my Ross coffee mug that my father received from Ross for his continued support, service, and professionalism.
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