Ex-Pro Baseball Player, Josh McKinley, Joins Growing Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty Boulder Office

26Nov 2014

Josh McKinley Color 473T1Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) is pleased to announce the addition of Josh McKinley, to its quality Boulder brokerage team. After a successful career as a professional baseball player, and a diverse background in finance, McKinley, who achieved record sales his first year in real estate, brings an unparalleled level of service to Colorado’s real estate market.

“Josh is a terrific addition to our firm and we are very excited to have him in our Boulder office,” said Tre Behr, managing broker of the FSIR Boulder office. “Josh McKinley comes to us from Madison & Company, where he spent his first 12 months in the business successfully closing over $10 million in sales volume. We look forward to watching him grow his business and become an integral part of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty.”

A former #1 draft pick for the Montreal Expos, McKinley spent 7 years playing professional baseball for the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, and Boston Red Sox organizations. Following his athletic career, McKinley worked from Palm Beach, Florida, negotiating real estate holdings in Hartford, CT, and Guanacaste, Costa Rica, for a prominent estate.

The punctuality and precision he learned during his professional athletic career, combined with his prowess in financial services, equip McKinley to handle the needs of even the most discerning client, making him an ideal fit as a real estate broker at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty.

Deciding it was time to pursue his dream of living closer to the mountains; McKinley accepted a position with Morgan Stanley in Denver, CO, where he gained an acute understanding of the metro Denver market and cultivated his real estate skills.

Specializing in the Denver/Boulder area, McKinley’s clientele ranges from the sophisticated investor, to banker, to athlete and he has earned acclaim for achieving record sales volume within his first year as a broker.

McKinley holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University with a major in International Business and trade.

“I am truly honored to be a part of a company with the outstanding reputation that Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty has,” said McKinley. “Every time I walk into one of the FSIR offices I feel like I am surrounded by real estate professionals who run their businesses at the highest levels and it motivates me to step up my game.”

McKinley lives in Denver and is an avid skier, triathlete, and overall fitness enthusiast. His high level of career motivation stems back to the days of his professional athletic career.

“I have always been passionate about real estate,” said McKinley. “No one has ever had to twist my arm to go out and look at a beautiful property, and I enjoy sharing that experience with others. I can truly say I love going to work every day.”

For more information, contact Josh McKinley at 720.375.3661. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.fullersothebysrealty.com.


Insider: Kitchen Karma – What Earns the Biggest Reward in Kitchen Design?

25Nov 2014

25 Downing Street, #1-1201During the holiday season, it is likely you will spend more time in the kitchen baking, rolling, roasting and poaching- and even if you don’t, spend some time in there assessing the form and functionality of your kitchen.

Kitchen renovations net a higher profit in resale than upgrading the basement or adding on to a deck. A 70% return Continue reading


Holly Carpenter Organizes 1st Annual Bonnie Brae/Cory Merrill Luminaria Event

24Nov 2014

Lights of LoveNo Kid Hungry Colorado campaign, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) broker, Holly Carpenter, has organized the 1st annual Lights of Love Luminaria Event, Sunday, December 21, 2014.

This bright and festive evening will take place exclusively in the neighborhoods of Bonnie Brae and Cory Merrill. Residents who choose to participate will line their front street with luminaries, offering a visual feast of light for spectators while simultaneously raising awareness of No Kid Hungry Colorado, a nonprofit organization that supports hunger challenged children in Denver. Continue reading


Broker Becky Adams Joins Growing Denver Tech Center Office

20Nov 2014

Becky Adams Color 470T smallFuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) is pleased to announce the addition of Becky Adams, to its quality Denver Tech Center brokerage team. With over $23 million of real estate sales in her portfolio, Adams, a 10-year licensed broker, brings an unparalleled level of service to Colorado’s real estate market.

“We are thrilled to welcome Becky Adams to our Denver Tech Center office. She is a seasoned professional with an extensive background in investment property, fix and flips and residential real estate,” said Katie Williams, managing broker of the Denver Tech Center Office. “She will be a great asset to our team.”

Succinct communication skills and a high level of responsiveness, have earned Adams the reputation as a professional, result driven broker who embodies the Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty brand. Able to pinpoint the ideal buyer or property quickly, Adams offers a timely response that illustrates her efficient way of doing business.

A Boulder/Denver area resident for over 40 years, Adams specializes in the metro Denver area including Boulder and the northern corridor. Having owned and showed horses for 20 years, Adams also specializes in residential and equestrian properties.

Adams is currently earning her master’s in international real estate, and holds unique real estate designations including the Master of Distressed Properties certification, Graduate Realtor Institute certification and Housing of Urban Development certification. She is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, Colorado Association of Realtors, Boulder Area Realtor Association, and the ASPCA. Despite her many designations, community involvement is a top priority for Adams.
“For me, it’s not just about being educated in real estate or business, it’s about building relationships and being connected to the area where you work,” said Adams. “Being active in my community keeps me on the leading edge on local issues that may impact housing as well as informed about upcoming properties that will be hitting the market.”

Whether a client is looking to buy or sell their property, Adams offers her clients the highest level of professionalism and efficient service to achieve fantastic results, and is proud to have the Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty name to back her.

“I am excited to be a part of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty because it allows me to offer my clients high quality marketing tools and exposure for their properties along with the tools and team to ensure the transaction goes smoothly both on the sell and buy side.”


FSIR Evergreen Office Garners Dual Nominations

19Nov 2014

Annually, the Evergreen chamber of commerce recognizes businesses that demonstrate extraordinary achievement. The nominations are based on evidence of leadership and the enhancement of the Evergreen community. The Evergreen office of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty has been nominated for two business awards by the Evergreen chamber of commerce; the People’s Choice and Business of the Year award.

FSIR Evergreen broker, Christy Schoonover, assisting in the EACC ribbon cutting

FSIR Evergreen broker, Christy Schoonover, assisting in the EACC ribbon cutting

Four award categories were recognized by the chamber, categorized by gemstones.

The Emerald award signifies the “Most Uniquely Evergreen” nomination, and connotes any business or organization that embraces the unique Evergreen area and exemplifies what it means to live and do business in the Evergreen community. Ruby, the “People’s Choice” award, depicts Continue reading


FSIR Welcomes Linda McConnell to Evergreen Office

17Nov 2014

lindachamberFuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) is pleased to announce the addition of Linda McConnell, to its quality Evergreen brokerage team. A former mortgage broker executive and 20-year real estate veteran, McConnell has a passion for finding real estate solutions to help her clients meet their real estate goals and has been serving the Evergreen area since 2007.

“Linda McConnell has an energy and professionalism that is contagious,” said Bob McCarroll, managing broker of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, Evergreen office. “With astounding success in the field and numerous professional designations, we look forward to watching Linda continue to break industry records.”

Having worked with over 800 families to help buy or sell their homes, McConnell specializes in recognizing the small details of home sale or purchasing. Whether a county road will be plowed in Evergreen or where the nearest school bus stop is to a property in Conifer, McConnell is the expert on information that impacts lifestyle choices in areas outside a large city.

Priding herself on her vast supply of local knowledge, the ability to anticipate possible transaction set-backs, and expert contract writing skills, McConnell is a leader in real estate and holds special designations including the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and Internet Marketing Specialist Designation (IMSD). Her advanced knowledge and training in internet marketing and sales and buying techniques also benefit her clients.

“There’s so much information online today,” McConnell explains. “As a broker and expert in the Denver Foothills area, clients come to me for help in narrowing down what they see online and I offer information about the nuances of an area that can’t be found on the internet. Using social media tools along with face-to-face connections allows me to offer my clients affirmation as to what they are seeing online, as well as a successful approach to marketing to millennial buyers.”

As a member of Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR) and member and former director of Mountain Metro Associations of Realtors (MMAR), McConnell stays current on market trends and utilizes her knowledge and contacts in the area to give her clients the highest level of success possible.

Having joined Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty for the global outreach, branding and world renowned professionalism offered, McConnell strives to dominate the entire Denver West Foothills market.

“I love helping families move on to their next stage in real estate so they can pursue their life goals. Being a very social person, I feel like being a realtor is just the right fit to connect people. I joke about being a ‘professional socialite’ when folks ask me what I do for a living,” said McConnell.

For more information, contact Linda McConnell at 303.781.7945. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.fullersothebysrealty.com.


Nate Postlethwait, Sponsors Extreme Community Makeover’s Annual Event

14Nov 2014

On Friday November 14, 2014, broker Nate Postlethwait of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR), will sponsor Art is in the Air, an event to raise monies for Extreme Community Makeover (EMC).

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For the fifth year running, EMC will host its annual fundraiser, this year, at the Artwork Network gallery, from 7:00-9:30pm. The venue sets the perfect backdrop for an evening of art, libations and a silent auction and will feature local Denver art with mediums ranging from paint to sculpture and more.

Postlethwait attended last years’ Art is in the Air event and was moved by the amount of hard work that went into the event behind the scenes from the director and her board, and decided to become a sponsor.

“Artwork Network seeks out community leaders to promote events. The location is fantastic, and you are surrounded by talent from local Denver residents. That sense of community is meaningful when trying to raise awareness for those in need,” said Postlethwait, “and I wanted to support it.”

Extreme Community Makeover is a non-profit that targets specific neighborhoods that need repair or a makeover. “The reality is, there are several blocks in our city that have homeowners that are not physically or financially capable of the upkeep on their homes,” said Postlethwait. ECM finds these people, puts a team together, and in a day, transform their home free of charge.”

A valued broker at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, Postlethwait is no stranger to community involvement. For every transaction Postlethwait closes, he dedicates a minimum of $500 to one of three Denver-based charities in his clients’ name. “I feel like community involvement is just as important as my job. FSIR has incredible strength in its name, and people are encouraged to know that with that force come people who want to make a difference in their community,” said Postlethwait.

15% of proceeds from artwork purchased from the main gallery of the Art Network website from October 14 – December 14 will benefit the EMC project. The event is located in the Art District on Santa Fe, located at 878 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Appetizers, drinks and dessert are included in ticket price which is $25 advanced, or $30 at the door.

For more information, contact Nate Postlethwait at 303.486.3704. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.fullersothebysrealty.com.


FSIR Attends Panel on Changing Role of CMO and Data Analytic Shifts

13Nov 2014

DENRD_EXT2B_25149.adapt.640.800Argyle Executive Forum, a firm specializing in highly targeted business-to-business communications for strategic collaboration and business development out of New York City hosted an invite-only marketing think tank at the Grand Hyatt in Denver. Kristen Muller, director of marketing, and Brittanny Havard, public relations manager, at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) were invited to participate in the event, and contributed in the dialog about the changing role of today’s chief marketing officer (CMO) and the use of data analytics as the new driving force behind optimizing industry wide business improvements.

“At FSIR, we consistently provide the highest level of service to buyers and sellers and strive to have a clear understanding of our client’s wants and needs,” said Muller. “We know how instrumental data analytics are to delivering that promise and we value the opportunity to learn from other experts representing various other industries.”

Leading CMO’s expect the acceleration of predictive analytics to grow substantially Continue reading


The “It” List – Tis’ The Season

12Nov 2014

As the cool fall weather turns to winter, attend a performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and prepare to let your senses be warmed and your spirit be lifted. A timeless holiday tradition, The Nutcracker has been transporting audiences to a world of enchantment for decades.

Experience one of Colorado Ballet’s signature performances, The Nutcracker, November 29 – December 27, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with an extraordinary array of unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, timeless choreography and Tchaikovsky’s classic arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Continue reading