How long have you been in the real estate industry for? I began my residential real estate journey just over three years ago. My three little boys just so happened to be full-time in the same school for the first time in six years and so it seemed like the perfect window to jump in.
What initially drew you to the real estate industry? My mother was one of the first women in commercial real estate in Denver. She began her career when I was six years old. She was a trailblazer in her industry, focusing on Cherry Creek North and creating a niche business on the retail side. Her career lasted 35 years and I have always admired her drive, market knowledge, and success. My father also taught me about real estate, taking me out for drives to scan neighborhoods, evaluate the numbers on potential properties, and he even taught me to door knock! 15 years ago, I happened to marry a real estate lawyer so my path seemed rather inevitable that I, too, one day would do something within real estate.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in your career? Every deal, leaving the closing table or not, is an accomplishment. That’s because I learn something new with each process. There hasn’t been a day in real estate that I haven’t learned something new. How cool is that? As long as I continue to learn, I will continue to grow and in turn, serve my clients in the absolute best manner. Earning the “Rising Star” award by Denver Metro Association of Realtors was a nice nod to my hard work and success in my first year in the business.
What makes LIV Sotheby’s International Realty unique? I am so proud to place a LIV Sotheby’s International Realty sign in front of my seller’s property, have the name be on a contract to purchase a property for a buyer, or simply to leave a voice message saying “Casey Perry from LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.” LIV Sotheby’s International Realty means instant credibility. It is a brand that has been built on centuries of tradition and has stood the test of time. There are no gimmicks, just tried and true promises.
What is a trend that you are keeping your eye on right now in the industry? Being a third generation native, I have witnessed the city change so much in the past four years. With this growth, there has been exciting new restaurants, retail, home developments and of course, more traffic and parking issues. I have always viewed Denver as a “driving city” and one that you could almost get anywhere in just 15 minutes. I’m very curious if the new parking initiatives such as inventory management will flourish or flop and if the idea of ridesharing, public transportation, or life without a vehicle will grow.
Personally, what drives you in this industry? Right-brained or left-brained, I’ve never been able to self-identify a greater strength. I love showing the properties equally as much as diving into the comps and the numbers behind a price; I love a good deal. This could mean an appraisal came back significantly more than the purchase price, the home sold for $250,000 more than asking price, or simply that a buyer or seller is happy with their decision.
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about surrounding myself with happy, kind, and good people. Trite, maybe, but what’s more important than our health and our relationships? I have been blessed to learn a lot about kindness from my son Chase, who happens to have Down Syndrome. Chase thrives on personal connections and is inherently a kind person. He has no material desires so his relationships are totally pure. It’s refreshing to see and very much a gift to be a part of. We are proud to be a part of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation whose mission is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down Syndrome through research, medical care, education, and advocacy.
What are your hobbies/interests outside of the office? I have three boys…you can always find us outside somewhere on the sidelines of a lacrosse game, on the tennis court, teeing off, in the swimming pool, or skiing down a mountain. We are constantly on the go whether it’s driving the boys to their schools or their myriad of sports.
What’s your favorite part about living and working in Colorado? As a native, there is nowhere else I would rather work than my own stomping grounds. I love learning about all the neighborhoods that I didn’t know existed or that really didn’t exist and are just now emerging. I love the sunshine so although it may be freezing cold, if the sun is out, it’s perfect showing weather. I love teaching my out-of-town clients about Colorado and not only showing them properties but also introducing them to schools, restaurants, doctors, and communities.
What community do you live in? What do you like about it? I live in Covington, a small enclave of 30 or so homes in Cherry Hills Village. I live with my husband and our three boys. We are definitely in our 20-plus year home. We fell in love with the bones of the home and knew we would stay here for a very long time. My husband, Brett, has two first cousins who also live in Covington. Brett grew up in Cherry Hills Farm where his grandparents and two aunts also lived just seconds away! I love the proximity to my kid’s schools, I-25, Cherry Creek, DTC and the fact that the Highline Canal has a trailhead in our neighborhood. I have always lived in a neighborhood that has close Highline Canal access, from Green Oaks where I was raised to our first family home in the Preserve. We bought our house before it hit the market because we knew it was perfect for us!