Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty Brokers Wanda Ford and Doug Oskinksi Co-List ‘Ventanas’ Property


29Oct 2014

Denver, Colo., October 26, 2014 – The term “dream home” is loosely used in the real estate industry, but seldom a property hits the market that is inspired by a true dreamer. Designed by Walter S White, protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, nestled in the foothills of the Black Forest, in Colorado, is a home for sale created by perhaps the most famous ‘non architect’ of his time.
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Fuller Insider: What’s Trending in Real Estate?


28Oct 2014

What’s Trending in Real Estate? The new look of home design and what buyers are seeking now.

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In this edition of Insider, discover what’s hot and what’s not in the face of home design. Learn the key home improvement trends that are popular now and decide for yourself if it’s time to upgrade your kitchen, or upgrade your residence. With a keen understanding of current industry trends, keeping your investments sound and the ability to stay ahead of the curve in the latest in home design is easy – whether buying, selling, or upgrading a home.


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DOP.img8442-00340038In a survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal Insights study in August 2014, nearly 9,000 respondents answered questions regarding what type of real estate property would be their next investment, and what specifics in home design were most important to them. Studies indicate that buyers are not necessarily seeking a new demographic of home, but are seeking very specific qualities in home design. Remodeled kitchen and bath, state-of-the-art features and outdoor living space are high on the list in home design.

In a study conducted quarterly by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) beginning in 2005, home design trends were examined out of a panel of 500 leading residential architectural firms. Featured home design characteristics including Continue reading

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FSIR Welcomes Broker Taylor Heslop to Cherry Creek Office


27Oct 2014

Taylor Heslop is the latest addition to the Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty office in Cherry Creek, where he serves as a broker associate and realtor for metro Denver and the surrounding areas. With years of experience in finance and banking, Heslop brings an unparalleled level of service and keen understanding of current industry trends to Colorado’s real estate market.

In only six months since joining Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, Heslop has produced just under $4 million in sales, with properties under contract projected to push his sales to nearly $5 million by the New Year.

“Taylor Heslop has an energy and professionalism that is contagious,” said Shannel Ryan, managing broker of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty.” With astounding success in such a short time frame, we are very enthusiastic about supporting his career and watching him continue to break industry records.”

a-048With eleven recent transactions, successfully conducted, Heslop’s accomplishments within the real estate market have not gone unnoticed. “Even before we signed Taylor as our realtor he took his time to send us listings and keep us informed of the market conditions. If he put in 100% before becoming our realtor, he put in 200% after,” said Thomas Koth, client. “His level of dedication, effort, patience, understanding and drive makes the selling and buying process easy. Taylor is organized, prepared, honest, on time and ahead of the curve! I recommend for any and every real estate transaction you’ll have.”

Taylor prides himself on looking after the best interest of his clients, as well as for utilizing his creativity and eye for design to reveal any property’s potential. With spirited determination and confidence, Heslop manages sales, closings and home purchases from start to finish, specializing in homes of various price points.

“I recently sold a stunning home in the LoHi area. The original list price was $625,000 but after negotiations, I was able to get my client under contract for $575,000. He’s still so thrilled with his purchase, he constantly sends me new listings in the area to remind me of the amazing property he purchased at such a reasonable price,” said Heslop.

As a native Coloradan, Heslop holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, where he studied business management and economics. Like any true Colorado native, Taylor enjoys living an active outdoor lifestyle and being involved in his local community.

For more information, contact Taylor Heslop at 720-663-8545. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.fullersothebysrealty.com.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.”

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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

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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.

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