How long have you been in the real estate industry for?
Caitlin – 5 years
Laurie – 13 years
What initially drew you to the real estate industry?
Caitlin – For me, it was a family business that I grew up hearing about and it combined my love of hospitality and beautiful homes!
Laurie – It started for me as a way to keep busy when my kids were in school and I always loved looking at homes as a hobby. It developed into a full-time career that changes every day and keeps me on my toes.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in your career?
Caitlin – Being a mother-daughter team and not killing each other. The real answer – we just landed a 60-home new development in the neighborhood I grew up in and Laurie still lives in!
Laurie – Ditto!
What makes LIV Sotheby’s International Realty unique?
Caitlin – It’s a huge force in the real estate business but feels like a small and intimate experience. My little downtown office is like my family. Everything is white-glove service and top quality.
Laurie – It’s a high-quality brand, synonymous with luxury. I would never work anywhere else.
What is a trend that you are keeping your eye on right now in the industry?
Caitlin – We are loving the incorporation of the outdoor Colorado elements into the interior design and maximizing the space and time spent in outdoor living spaces. I am also a big fan of the smaller, more impactful spaces. People my age (millennial, sorry!) are going for a tighter budget, cooler neighborhood and functional but small homes.
Laurie – I also love the indoor/outdoor blend. We can take advantage of it here with 300 days of beautiful sunshine!
Personally, what drives you in this industry?
Caitlin – I love taking away the stress of the whole process and ensuring that it is seamless and fun! I especially love newcomers to the state and helping people discover which neighborhood or enclave is perfect for their lifestyle.
Laurie – I love living and working in the same neighborhood. I get to help my friends find homes and see the evolution of where I live and what my clients experience every day.
What are you passionate about?
Caitlin – I am passionate about family, friends and spending time with them in this beautiful state. I have the two cutest nieces in the whole world who live nearby and I smother them with love any chance I get.
Laurie – I am passionate about work, family, a good book, and travel.
What are your hobbies/interests outside of the office?
Caitlin – Skiing, sports, traveling, cooking, my dog, and of course looking at pretty houses!
Laurie – Golf, gardening, my friends and family.
What’s your favorite part about living and working in Colorado?
Caitlin – It’s always changing and growing. There is an infinite number of quaint little towns with their own charm to discover. Everyone loves to visit you! When it’s cold and most people hibernate for the winter, Coloradoans go out and ski, snowshoe, board – it’s incredibly difficult to be unhappy here.
Laurie – I love that as I am writing this while it is nearly 60 degrees in February! We moved here from the East Coast, temporarily in our 20s, and never left!
What community do you live in? What do you like about it?
Caitlin – I live in the LoHi neighborhood of downtown Denver because it’s close to the river, the office and it’s the center of the action, but I just bought a new place near South Pearl! As a former chef and current foodie, I have to be close to good restaurants.
Laurie – The Village at Castle Pines for the last 25 years. My husband and I built it and love everything about it! We raised both of our kids there.