"Chris is perhaps the most attentive, caring real estate broker I've ever encountered. I cannot recommend him highly enough." - Lisa M.
For most people, buying real estate is likely the most expensive and complicated thing they'll do in their lifetime.
It's a decision with far-reaching impact into their financial well-being, kid's education, relationships, and community involvement. Right next to your spouse, kids, and job, what other choice has such a big day-to-day impact on how much you enjoy your life?
9 percent of people try do it themselves,
33 percent are buying for the first time,
70 percent only talk to one agent
and some look for discount agents.
The reality is that accomplishing an optimal real estate transaction requires an experienced professional. When you're sick, you don't do self-surgery. When you buy your first car, you want someone who's done it before beside you as your advisor. And when your stock broker is creating value in his handling of your portfolio, the cost is a secondary concern. It is for these reasons, and many others, that the percentage of people using a Realtor in their real estate transaction has increased between 2001-2014 from 69 percent to 88 percent.
I've lived and worked in the Dallas, Detroit and Denver metro areas - three very different markets! I've bought, sold, and owned/managed investment properties with experience in residential, commercial, and undeveloped property. Time after time, I've seen the difference that a great broker and brokerage makes.
There's lots of them out there - lots of brokers and brokerages clamoring for your business and making all kinds of claims and promises. How do you select one? The decision is consequential. In my experience, it's a very small portion of them that are committed to and capable of providing great above-and-beyond service in handling your real estate transaction. There's even fewer that go beyond the financial and legal aspects to guide you in finding a community and culture that will help your family feel genuinely at home in to thrive.
8z is one of those brokerages and I'm one of those brokers.
With 17 years of executive experience in the non-profit sector serving families prior to focusing on real estate as a full-time career, I bring an added dimension to serving you. Beyond the technical skill, negotiating savvy, knowledge of the market, and effective communication and transparency in the transaction that you should expect as a minimum baseline from a real estate professional, I help bring clarity about the fit a particular neighborhood and community has for your entire family. Prior to that, I was in law enforcement - a job that definitely leads you to thoroughly know your community.
As for 8z Real Estate, you will not find a real estate company more committed and successful in fixing what's broken and raising the bar for the whole industry. From our industry-leading technology to ethics and professionalism that should characterize everyone else to our unparalleled marketing muscle, the whole team of real estate agents, in-house title and mortgage people, and rentals division, will do whatever it takes to address your needs.
Personally, my family is firmly rooted in Castle Rock. My wife Cami is an R.N. for Kaiser Permanente and our daughters Ayanna and Aryssa both attend Sage Canyon Elementary. Whether we're at a soccer game or church, hiking or grabbing a bite, we love being a part of this community in this beautiful place!
I work in the south-metro area (Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Centennial, Englewood, Franktown, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Larkspur, Lakewood, Parker, Sedalia) as well as eastern Boulder County where we lived for six years (Boulder, Broomfield , Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior). If you're looking in Castle Rock specifically, I'm the guy with expertise to talk to about my 'home turf' of Castle Oaks/Terrain and Cobblestone Ranch. We definitely live where we love just as much as I love what I do! I look forward to the opportunity to meet and serve you.