Brokers Lisa and Keith Rosenhagen Join FSIR Cherry Creek Office

23Oct 2014

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A leader in luxury real estate, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR), is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa and Keith Rosenhagen, a highly active broker team with over a decade of residential real estate expertise, to its prestigious Cherry Creek office. Their extensive knowledge of Denver’s residential market and proven track record as knowledgeable business advisors, support their reputation as a leading real estate team in Denver and a welcome addition to the FSIR brokerage team.

“Lisa and Keith Rosenhagen offer a distinct team advantage to both home buyers and sellers,” said Shannel Ryan, managing broker of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. “Lisa’s award winning sales expertise is perfectly matched with Keith’s successful marketing prowess.”

Lisa was one of the top three producers in her previous company, ERA Herman Group, winning the coveted International Collection Sapphire Award for distinguished leadership in the luxury marketplace. She was awarded the Five Star 5280 Magazine’s Top Broker award for Customer Satisfaction in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and holds the Graduate Realtor Institute designation.

Keith joins FSIR with a distinguished marketing and advertising background, understanding the importance of powerful exposure in promoting listings and finding buyers. His high level of consistent service starts with the first phone call and continues all the way to the close.

Both Lisa and Keith are top producers at all price points; indeed, the Rosenhagens maintain the distinction of offering clients VIP treatment when buying or selling a home regardless of the listing price.

Lisa and Keith pride themselves on providing the best service to their clients. “I recently partnered with my husband Keith of 25 years in an effort to provide our clients with even more experience and expertise. Our service is our passion and our client’s satisfaction is our reward. We count many past clients as personal friends and are honored when they return again and again with referrals and repeat sales,” said Lisa.

Whether a client is buying or selling, the Rosenhagens navigate the process with efficiency to ensure information is easily understood by all parties. “My skills as a communicator make it easy to expertly advise clients on what can be a complicated process resulting in an easily understood transaction and ultimately a positive experience,” said Keith. Lisa continued, “clients choose to work with us because of our real life experience and work ethic. We are extremely knowledgeable about Denver and its surrounding areas, making it easy and fun to advise clients on market trends, pricing strategies, and creative marketing options.”

Dedicated to delivering the utmost care backed by the marketing tools and the support of the highly recognizable Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty brand, the Rosenhagens will continue to stand out as a top brokerage team among Denver’s real estate professionals.

For more information contact Lisa Rosenhagen at 303.520.5106 or Keith Rosenhagen at 303.520.5976.


Castle Pines Village Fall Home Tour

22Oct 2014

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All Homes open 1PM to 4PM

340 Tamasoa Pl
340 Tamasoa Place, Castle Rock, Colorado 80108 

653 Ruby Trust Dr
653 Ruby Trust Dr., Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

461 Lorraway Dr
461 Lorraway Dr., Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

5023 Ballarat Ln
5023 Ballarat Ln., Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

5024 Ballarat Ln
5024 Ballarat Ln Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

1134 Northwood Ct
1134 Northwood Ct., Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

346 Silver Cloud Pl
346 Silver Cloud Pl,. Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

493 Tolland Dr
493 Tolland Dr., Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

2715 Castle Glen Pl
2715 Castle Glen Pl., Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

762 Valderrama Ct
762 Valderrama Ct Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

514 Prospect Dr
514 Prospect Dr., Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

178 Ramshorn Dr
178 Ramshorn, Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

778 International Isle Dr
778 International Isle Dr Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

163 Glengarry Pl
163 Glengarry Pl., Castle Rock, Colorado 80108

4203 Morning Star Dr
4203 Morning Star Dr Castle Rock, Colorado 80108


Top Floor Living – Four True Penthouses Hit The Denver Market

22Oct 2014

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The term penthouse is often diluted in real estate marketing as many try to push the definition of what a penthouse is and represents.

Penthouse units are not only exclusive but they also provide a style of living that is far beyond what’s available in a typical condominium setting. Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty broker Douglas D. Kerbs intends to set the record straight with the introduction of four penthouses listed for sale that are the real thing- meaning that they fully occupy the top floor(s) of their respective building. While all of Kerbs’ listings feature skyline views, expansive terraces, greater living area, direct elevator access, and high end interior finishes, his are true penthouse listings and he’s not afraid to explain why these penthouses are a cut above the rest.

“The worth or value of penthouses is first based on the rarity of the offering (penthouses make up less than 1% of total real estate offering worldwide),” said Kerbs. “A penthouse, much like a single family home, does not have any other unit attached next to it or above it. The square footage or size of the unit is typically greater than most available units in the marketplace, providing a rarity in the market.”

925 Lincoln Street Penthouse - 01For real estate investors penthouses are savvy pieces of property to consider because much like beach-front property there is a limited supply and a penthouse tends to hold its value, yet appreciate at a greater rate based on its rarity. Despite these benefits, penthouse ownership is not for everyone.

“They are for those who seek a greater living experience,” said Kerbs. “Typically, a penthouse owner is an individual that enjoys privacy. These units are in multi-unit developments; however, often times the elevators open directly into the unit, alleviating any common space associated with a penthouse. Owners typically are single family home owners that desire living in an urban setting without any maintenance. Penthouse owners also seem to need the space to entertain. With all that a penthouse unit commands, it makes it the best option for an individual with a very specific idea of what they are looking for.”

In many metropolitan cities, individuals try to locate rooftops that have the ability to be built on to be able to create these exclusive and often aloof residences, but four true penthouses have recently hit the market, alleviating the task of scouring rooftops.

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 25 Downing Street at $5,250,000, 925 Lincoln Avenue at $4,900.000, 475 W. 12th Avenue at $1,299,000, and 909 Lafayette Street at $999,000 (Sold). All are rare residential opportunities in the Denver metro area that differentiate penthouse-style from penthouse-level. To see if top floor living is right for you, contact Douglas D. Kerbs at 303.898.7818.


FSIR Attends 19th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference in Boston

21Oct 2014
LRE Board of Regent Members (left to right): Thomas Wright, Malia Nobrega, Kristen Muller, Melanie Frank, Bart Peaslee, and Scott Webber

LRE Board of Regent Members (left to right): Thomas Wright, Malia Nobrega, Kristen Muller, Melanie Frank, Bart Peaslee, and Scott Webber

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s Annual Fall Conference took place at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts, October 5 – 8, 2014. Leadership and broker experts from Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) attended the event, as newly appointed members of the Board of Regents, an exclusive network of the world’s most elite luxury real estate professionals.

In July, the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents announced that FSIR had been selected to exclusively represent the brand in Metro Denver, Boulder, Breckenridge and the Vail Valley, Colorado. Comprised of 10 offices and 250+ broker and support staff associates, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty serves some of Colorado’s best-known luxury real estate markets and consistently produces over $1 billion in annual sales volume, which is projected to grow with the newly appointed Board of Regent status.

“This year’s LRE conference in Boston was a huge success. The exposure we get to the freshest thinking on marketing luxury properties, and to expanding our national and international connections adds significantly to our capacity to serve our clients,” said FSIR president Scott Webber.

This year’s fall conference celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the The Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents brand. A special presentation was given by Jim Gardner of The Wall Street Journal on luxury real estate and members of the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network participated in expert panel discussions throughout the conference.

Speaker PanelA diverse range of topics including working with international buyers, the latest technologies to win and market a listing and cultivating your network by leveraging your connections to grow your business were discussed. FSIR President, Scott Webber, spoke on a panel, Cultivating your Network, and addressed strategies for identifying and marketing to feeder markets.

Keynote speakers included Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot, who discussed inbound marketing principles and tactics, and Kermit Baker from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, who shared insight on current housing trends.

The 19th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference was hosted by Luxury Real Estate Chairman/Publisher, John Brian Losh, and is one of four annual invitation-only events that bring together the most prominent luxury brokers from across the globe to discuss current real estate trends and network among fellow leaders in luxury real estate.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Broker, Jon Goldberg, Hosts Autumn Art Soirée

18Oct 2014

Jon Goldberg WalkerFineArt-3On October 2, 2014, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Jon Goldberg, hosted an Autumn Art Soirée, featuring the art installation, Shades in Time, highlighting two talented Colorado artists, Bonnie Lhotka and Norman Epp. 

The event, celebrated on the “first Thursday” of October, at the Walker Fine Art Gallery, located in Denver’s Golden Triangle museum district, was to showcase Denver’s vibrant art scene. A client, vendor, and business associate appreciation event; over 80 guests enjoyed an evening of culture, culinary delights and libations.

Guests were treated to Lhotka’s incredible use of photography and unique printing methods. Lhotka holds a degree in Printing and Printmaking from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She uses multiple layers of ink and printed mediums to give her art a truly matchless look and feel. In additional to Lhotka’s work, guests enjoyed viewing one of a kind wood sculptures crafted by master woodworker, Norman Epp.

Epp holds a master’s degree in fine art and is known for using environmentally friendly, reclaimed materials, to create unique sculptures.

“These artists exemplify the talent and passion in the Colorado art community, and I am excited to support their work,” said Goldberg. “It is gratifying to introduce this type of art to clients and friends of my own.”

Along with a stunning visual palette of art, guests were treated to spectacular food and libations. A wine concierge service, WinePairings, provided three specialty wines from across the globe and Crazy Mountain Brewery treated guests to three distinctive craft beers, brewed in Vail, Colorado. As they say at Crazy Mountain, “crazy is, as crazy does, so drink up and live the life you want!” Occasions Catering delighted taste buds with their famous mac’ and cheese bar, featuring two pasta and cheese creations and a dedicated staff that orchestrated the event flawlessly.

The combined package of unique art, distinctive food and beverages created an exceptional evening for guests of Goldberg at the Walker Fine Art Gallery.

For more information contact Jon Goldberg at 303.919.8950



FSIR Welcomes Broker Jenny Kurpinsky to Cherry Creek Office

17Oct 2014

Jenny KurpinskyThe Cherry Creek broker team at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) prides itself on being a leader in luxury real estate. With brokers of only the highest quality, FSIR is pleased to announce the addition of Jenny Kurpinsky, a highly active broker with proven results, to its quality brokerage team.

“We were attracted to Jenny’s high standards of business ethics and service excellence,” said Shannel Ryan, managing broker of Cherry Creek at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. “She is an outstanding leader in the real estate community.”

Colorado native Jenny Kurpinsky is hitting her stride in the luxury real estate market. Awarded the Five Star 5280 Magazine’s Top Broker for Customer Satisfaction for two years running, she has been assisting buyers and sellers in North East Denver and the Stapleton area for over 10 years. Having grown up in Aurora, her knowledge of Metro Denver combined with her working within the Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty network, sets her apart from other brokers. The service, knowledge and marketing products Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty provides foster optimal results for her clients and Kurpinsky’s excellent people skills put her clients at ease.

“Home buying and selling is complex, stressful and usually linked to other large changes in people’s lives,” Jenny explains. “I use my experience with corporate relocations, knowledge of loan options and understanding of complicated family situations to make the transaction process as smooth as possible.”

A holder of the Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI), Jenny has secured a strong educational foundation and achieved a high level of professional service that coincides perfectly with her natural ability to work well with people. Reading the emotions of her clients and the brokers she negotiates with is a skill Jenny has cultivated through her years in real estate, and uses with her degree in Psychology to understand the needs of her clients.

Her long-time involvement in the community and membership in groups such as the Denver Metro Real Estate Association and Stapleton Cooperation of Realtor Excellence provides her with inside information on the area and a leg-up on properties coming to market. Denver’s low home sales inventory makes bidding on a home extremely competitive and requires a broker like Jenny who finds out what to expect in the market before it happens so her clients have a leading edge.

Whether a client is home buying for the first home, planning to down-size after the kids are gone or want to purchase a luxury home in one of Denver’s many high end neighborhoods, Jenny can help navigate through the complicated business of real estate, making home buying and selling an enjoyable and memorable experience.

For more information contact Jenny Kurpinsky at 720.339.1880.


The Market is Cooling, And It’s Good

16Oct 2014

By Steve Blank, managing broker of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Denver

The real estate market, both nationally and in Denver, is considered healthy with positive prospects for the future.

Prices in Denver continue to rise, however not at the same pace we experienced in 2012 and 2013. Since July, Denver has seen price appreciation level off to around 6.5% – 7% annually (year over year), compared to an average of approximately 11% per year, for the prior two years. According to a recent Case-Shiller report, our local numbers echo the general retraction across the country where there has been an easing of home price gains.

It is crystal clear that Denver enjoys one of the strongest “sellers market” in the nation.

1014705_Exterior_highIf we look at “Days on the Market (DOM)”, which indicates how long it takes for a home to sell, the national average in August was 53 days, while Denver hit a record breaking low of 25 days. That timeframe is likely to increase over the coming months. Denver experienced low inventory levels in 2014, contributing greatly to the “sellers market” as supply was not able to meet buyer demand. As more homes come on the market “for sale”, we will see this cooling off period become reflective of a market transitioning to a more normal pace of appreciation, as opposed to the big swings of a few years ago.

Real estate should always be viewed on a more local level as it is safe and realistic for Denver to put the housing recession further in the rearview mirror. It’s interesting to note that a sellers market is not necessarily one where values wildly rise, but rather one where homes sell more quickly, price reductions occur less frequently, and properties sell very close to (or above) the list price. Of course values will generally increase to some degree when all that takes place. And if Denver’s current pace 6.5% – 7% price appreciation cools off to 5% or 6%, that would still be 2-3 times the rate of inflation. We talk about Denver being a “sellers market”, but in the last few years, it has also become a “landlords market”. During the recession (2008-2011) many homeowners became “accidental landlords”, meaning they became trapped in the tougher market and decided to rent, rather than sell at a loss. Higher prices and faster sales times have allowed these owners to cash-out, leaving fewer homes for lease and pushing rents higher. Rents will begin to level off in Denver with the thousands of new rental units being built over the next 1-2 years. We have all heard of multiple offers on homes available for sale. Well, renters have also been going head-to-head, typically seeing multiple applications on a high percentage of homes for rent. Next year, Denver will see inventories on homes for rent AND for sale improve in availability. This summer Denver’s inventory of homes for sale ranged from 7,200 to about 8,600, compared to averaging over 10,000 homes during the summer of 2013, and well over 20,000 available homes in the summer of 2011.

The National Association of Realtors chief economist, Lawrence Yun, believes “as long as solid job growth continues, wages should eventually pick up to steadily improve purchasing power and meet pent-up demand for buying”. That relates nicely to the Denver economy, where the Denver Post recently reported that Denver had the 4th best post-recession recovery from among the 150 largest U.S. cities. “ said Denver ranked #1 for the increase of college-educated workers, and second for the decrease in foreclosures. Denver was also 10th in increasing median household income”. All of this really means that by cooling off…it can be very healthy for the long term.

For more information call 303.893.3200 or visit Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty.


The Wolfe Group of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts VIP Reception at $27.7M Taylor Estate

15Oct 2014

Sotheby's - Taylor Estate-002 Sotheby's - Taylor Estate-017Architects, historians, VIP clients and guests of Nancy and Fred Wolfe, of the Wolfe Group and Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, attended an invitation only reception held at the Taylor Estate Thursday, September 25, 2014.  The reception offered an exclusive look inside one of Denver’s rarest listings. At $27.7Million – the Taylor Estate is the highest priced home listed in greater Denver.

The event was held to introduce the listing to potential buyers and to thank members of  Historic Denver for helping to identify the rich detail of the home, constructed by Burnham Hoyt in 1932. Among those in attendance were members of Historic Denver, Inc., enlisted by the Wolfe Group to discover greater details of the historic estate.

“I went down to the Western History and Genealogy collection at the Denver Public Library and pulled the records for the house on Morrison Road. There are five oversized folios of architectural drawings housed at the library, showing every elevation and detailed floor plans. Hoyt designed the house down to the molding used on each door, the radiator openings and even that pantry sink,” said Becca Dierschow, preservation programs assistant at Historic Denver

The Taylor Estate boasts numerous interesting details.  For example, the “s” shaped sink in the staff kitchen is coated in nickel to prevent crystal glassware from breaking if dropped.

To attend a catered garden party at the Taylor Estate using local accoutrements like honey from the estate and all access to the nearly untouched antique-filled rooms and backyard gardens is an experience enjoyed by few.

“This estate has been owned privately for more than 60 years, since the Taylor’s bought it in 1951,” said FSIR broker Nancy Wolfe. “Unless you were personal friends of the Taylor’s or dignitaries, you wouldn’t have known the property was there.”

Taylor_Estate_146Vernon Taylor III, the son of Vernon and Ann Taylor, original owners of the estate, attended the event. He explained that to honor the legacy and wishes of his parents he has placed a five-year deed restriction on the property prohibiting immediate development from the time of sale of the Estate in hopes that  the property will be passed on to someone else to create their own legacy.

“It was my father’s wish for this place to go to a family. A family with kids who would sail, ice skate, play tennis and especially ride horses like my parents loved to do,” said Taylor. “They rode every day. My father would ride with my mother every morning before he went to the office.”

Just 20 minutes from downtown Denver, the property is hidden away at the end of a long dirt drive in Lakewood, Colo. Situated on Ward Lake with 1,100 feet of waterfront, boating privileges are shared with just 10 families. The property has one acre zoning with agricultural status and features a 14,000 square foot English manor-style 26-room home, a lake cottage, stable, dressage ring and two barns, a tennis court, outdoor pool and unobstructed mountain views. For more information, contact Nancy Wolfe of The Wolfe Group at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty at 303.324.0825.

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The “It” List – Cartier Exhibit Premiers at Denver Art Museum

14Oct 2014

Almost as rare as a perfect diamond is an exhibit with subject matter that is truly unique.

When that subject matter is stunning jewelry, timepieces, and precious objects created by the iconic French jewelry and luxury goods maker, Cartier, be prepared to be dazzled. The Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century exhibit at the Denver Art Museum runs November 16, 2014 through March 15, 2015, and features more than 250 rare pieces created by Cartier between 1900 and 1975.

Brilliant encapsulates the years when the Cartier name rose to fame. From Hollywood’s early glamour years to the Art Deco movement of the 1920’s, the exhibition will include signature pieces worn by Elizabeth Taylor and the Duchess of Windsor.

Egyptian striking clock owned by Mrs  George Blumenthal (c) Cartier

For those interested in experiencing one of the world’s most prestigious names in jewelry and luxurious accessories, Brilliant is not to be missed.

The exhibition is organized by the Denver Art Museum, and will be on view in the Anschutz and Martin and McCormick galleries on level two of the Hamilton Building. Tickets for Brilliant are $15 for members and start at $25 for adult nonmembers.

Above: Crocodile necklace made as a special order for María Félix. Cartier Paris, special order, 1975. Gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies; Length .30 cm. and 27.3 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Nick Welsh, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

Below Right: Egyptian striking clock owned by Mrs. George Blumenthal. Cartier Paris, 1927.Gold, silver gilt, mother of pearl, lapis lazuli, coral, emerald, cornelian, enamel; 24 x 15.7 x 12.7 cm. Cartier Collection. Photo: Nick Welsh, Cartier Collection © Cartier.

Friends and family of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty receive a special discount with promo code BR-FSIR. Click here to purchase tickets.