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Allison Smookler | Featured Agent

Allison Smookler 

Allison Smookler

Hometown:

Right here in Denver, Colorado!

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

Being a 3rd generation native Coloradoan, one of the most special things is getting to experience the same places that the two generations before me got to experience! The same schools, restaurants, landmarks, etc. It is also so amazing to meet people that know my family from way back in the day! Oh, and the snowcapped mountains… they’re pretty special too.

What Was You First Job?

Serving frozen yogurt at I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt

Hobbies:

Re-learning to ski as an adult, attending Broncos games (proud season ticket holder), hiking, bike riding and walking around the city, the occasional Netlfix binge, travelling with and without my kiddo, exploring Denver’s expanding food scene with friends.

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Funny, loyal, quick-witted, driven, problem-solver

What Was Your Favorite Halloween Costume?

This year I found matching costumes for me and my daughter, so though it hasn’t happened yet… this year’s costume is my favorite!

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Camping in my teardrop trailer

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Anywhere with a good margarita

One Unusual Thing About You:

I graduated top of my class in statistic from college (I mean, there were only two of us, but I did beat him).

In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?

I am on the board of a local charity that helps single parents keep their homes in safe living condition (www.BeTheGift.com). My daughter and I also bake cookies and distribute them at the homeless day shelter near our house.

Who Inspires You?

I like to gain bits of inspiration from many people around me. My mother and grandmother inspired me to be a strong independent woman.  My dad inspired me to create a strong financial future for myself. My daughter inspires me to be tenacious and never give up. I am inspired by those that aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in. I am inspired by strangers showing kindness.

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?

The number of times that I have been able to turn lemons into lemonade.

How Do You Define Success?

Being able to have time to do the things that I love without sacrificing work. And the ability to have work be on the list of the things I love!

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

I always wanted to be a high school math teacher!

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

Sewing. I have friends and family that are excellent at designing and making amazing creations and this is something that I’ve always wanted to do! Oh, and to save some money on alterations and be able to do them at home would be amazing!

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

Paragliding in California three years ago – what a rush!!

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

My grandfather. Though we had dinner together every week, I didn’t know that our last one was going to be the last one. I want a do-over.

What Is Your Favorite Family Tradition?

Many years ago I received quite an unattractive hat as a gift. It was hysterical and became an ongoing joke between my sister and I. Ever since then, we add embellishments to it, wrap it and re-gift it to each other when we least expect it. Most recently, I brought it on a family vacation and had it delivered to her room.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

Though not necessarily a favorite band, Blues Traveler at Red Rocks on 4th of July back in 1997 was the best! My mother and I decided that day that we should go, drove up on a whim, scalped tickets and soaked up all that is Red Rocks! We could see so many firework displays on the horizon. It was amazing! Musically, probably Jethro Tull, also at Red Rocks!

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

I would want to be Goldie Hawn in Overboard. She loses her memory, starts all over, finds love and happiness and THEN finds out she is a gagillionaire!

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Kentwood Northern Properties

Kentwood Northern PropertiesWith abundant recreational opportunities, flourishing cultural scenes, and world-class communities, Northern Colorado boasts a quality of life that is hard to replicate.

Kentwood Northern Properties’ premier location enables our leading real estate professionals to deliver exceptional service to the Fort Collins community and beyond. Our seasoned brokers not only specialize in Fort Collins’ charming neighborhoods, they also possess a broad depth of knowledge of the entire Northern Colorado area. An area characterized by a thriving economy, educated workforce, and recreational opportunities.

At Kentwood, we recognize that location, opportunity, and culture are all vital factors in deciding where to put down roots. Northern Colorado communities consistently rank as some of the best locations in the country for business, lifestyle, and craft beer. In fact, Northern Colorado has one of the highest performing economies nationwide. The area also offers access to high-quality, award-winning educational institutions. Among them are Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado, and two community colleges that are both nationally accredited.

If all that weren’t enough, Northern Colorado boasts more than 330 miles of scenic trails for biking, running, and hiking. There are more than 125 parks with amenities such as tennis courts, skate parks, picnic facilities, and illuminated athletic fields. Northern Colorado also offers endless opportunities for remarkable hiking, mountain biking, camping, kayaking, and world-class white-water rafting. It is truly an ideal location for those seeking outdoor adventure and natural beauty at their fingertips.

From Fort Collins’ eclectic enclaves and Loveland’s urban streets to Windsor’s small-town charm and Erie’s bustling communities, Kentwood Northern Properties provides you with the most dependable and effective residential real estate service possible. Because of Kentwood’s strong national and international connections, we work with buyers and sellers in all areas of Northern Colorado and beyond.

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Top 8 Bathroom Remodel Trends

White Double Sink On Wood Counter With A Round Mirror Hanging AbIf you are building a home or simply undertaking a bathroom remodel, there are several trends that tend to get the spotlight right now. These trends are getting bolder and more exciting than ever before, taking elements from past bathroom trends and blending them together to create something new and beautiful for the modern home. In this article, we’re going to look at 8 different bathroom trends that will get your exciting about creating a new space.

Bold Walls

One of the newest and biggest trends in bathroom updates for the modern home is bolder walls. These walls are usually done with bright and spectacular colors, making them stand out against neutral tiles, counter-tops, cabinets, and more. Bold wall colors usually consist of navy blues, bright reds or even coral pinks. The bolder the wall, the better. Some people even take the idea and make a bold accent wall to complete their home decorating in the bathroom.

Textured Materials

While smoother materials used to be in, more texture is coming back into the spotlight with bathroom design. Materials like tiles, cabinets, and counter-tops are all being made with more texture than ever. The rougher the materials, the more popular they are in the modern home right now. These materials are usually done in a neutral color like cool grays, tans, and a mixture of colors. Most people use these textured items to tile their shower, finish off the counter-top, or even the floor.

Handy Storage

Part of having a great bathroom space is having storage that is both stylish and functional. Storage is something that all bathrooms need. The modern bathroom takes storage seriously, but it does it in a way that makes it less obvious. Gone are the days of the racks standing over the toilet. Instead, many people are creating storage through larger cabinets and vanities, storage beside the shower, and more. Some tubs are even made with small cabinets beneath them for towel and cloth storage, especially if the bathtub is used often.

Sink Options

One modern bathroom trend starting to hit the spotlight is stone sinks. These sinks have an outdoor and classy feel that many people are starting to employ. Since the trend of textured materials is starting to make a huge comeback, the sink is set to follow closely. Many modern homes are updating and building bathrooms with stone type sinks that look amazing in these nature-like bathroom designs.

Cabinet Updates

For those who already have a bathroom intact, one trend that renovators are starting to check out is cabinet updates. These updates typically involve things like fresh coats of paint and even fresh cabinets altogether. One major trend, which is opposite of the bold walls, is bolder cabinets. Many homeowners are painting their cabinets a dark blue or even a deep red hue to provide some sort of break in the monotony.

Music Media

For those who love music, a new trend is starting to emerge that has everyone tapping their toes while they get ready in the morning. Many people are starting to build bathrooms with Bluetooth speakers or a sound system allowing you to play your favorite tunes while you bathe, shower, and even brush your teeth. Music updates are one of the most exciting trends in bathroom updates right now. With so many people already using speakers in the bathroom to incorporate music, this could be a long living trend that keeps going for several years. Who knows, we might even see more waterproof options in the future.

Updated Tiles

Just a few years ago, subway tiles used to be the biggest hit in bathroom renovations and building. Everyone wanted subway tiles. However, with the rise in the texture materials, many people are choosing to go with textured stone types of tiles for their showers and bathrooms. The textures aren’t the only thing making a big splash in the bathroom. Textured floor tiles are also set to be huge, and patterned tiles in the shower are going to be a big change from the smooth, single color tiles in the bathroom.

Mixing Materials

Bathrooms of the past seemed to be focused on single materials for the entire bathroom. This mean that people had bathrooms with the same color tiles on the floor, tiles in the shower, bathtub, toilet, sink, and counter-top. There was little change other than the cabinet color and the wall color. However, the modern bathroom mixed up the materials like stone, brick, and more to give the bathroom a new sense of texture that more closely resembles nature.

If you are planning to build a house or renovate your current home, chances are, you are going to focus on the bathroom at some point. Luckily, there are many new trends that are creating new and exciting options in the bathroom. No longer are people avoiding the bathroom updates. They are now finding ways to create a bolder and better bathroom than ever before.

By Caryl Anne Crowne a contributing author for ReBath

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Top 8 Home Remodeling Mistakes

Home Remodeling MistakesHome remodeling can be an exciting process to undertake! You’ve purchased a home and now you get to make it your own. Whether you’re in for a  total gut renovation or just trying to redecorate, there is a lot more work than you might think. While there is more than one way to approach a successful remodel, you’ll want to be armed with as much knowledge as possible before diving in head first. Avoiding these home remodeling mistakes will help you keep your budget and your sanity intact.

Starting Renovations Too Soon

Before jumping right in to any renovations, we suggest you live in your space awhile first. Learn the flow of the home and how you live in it. Get to know the choke points, how the sun shines in, and where the groceries land. All of this will help you make an informed decision on any overhauls you have in mind.

Not Thinking About the Big Picture

Another step you should take before getting started is to take stock. Think realistically about the renovations that your home will need and create a list. Think about the short-term (within a year), mid-term (within the next 5 years), and long term (5 years or more). Thinking about projects that are further down the road will help you determine what projects should happen beforehand. And you can create a timeline by working backward.

Expecting Everything to Go According to Plan

Whether you’re remodeling an old building or something a bit newer, the one thing you can count on is unforeseen events arising. With older buildings you can’t be sure what’s going to be behind that wall you’re opening, or underneath the carpet you’re tearing up. Newer construction will be a bit more controlled, but that doesn’t mean it will be smooth sailing. Be prepared for the unexpected and you will save yourself a lot of mental stress.

Hiring the First Contractor, Roofer, or Electrician You Find

Before hiring a professional, do your due diligence. You’ll want to get at least three or more estimates on the work you need to complete. Ask for references to confirm your potential hire does quality work and has completed projects like yours. These professionals are doing major work for you and the outcome of these projects will have a lasting effect on your home. So, don’t just hire the first professional that comes along.

Thinking You Need to DIY Each Step

Before deciding whether a certain project is DIY-able, consider the cost and evaluate your ability to complete every step of the project from hauling materials to clean up. Some projects just aren’t for light-weights. Many people try to save money on big projects like these by purchasing the materials through an online vendor and DIYing the entire thing. But, they may not have the necessary tools or skills to tackle the project. Even if you must hire a professional for portion of the job, you can DIY pieces of it and still save money.

Underestimating Costs

Most jobs take longer and cost more than you initially thought. As a rule of thumb, always add 20% to your total when budgeting for a project. This will help you know if you can realistically afford that project and you will be prepared for any surprises. And if you come in under budget, your surprises are the positive kind!

Underestimating Psychological Stressors

Remodeling your home comes with a certain psychological strain. Sure, it’s exciting, but you’re also putting a lot of time and money into the place that you call home. You want everything to turn out perfectly, which puts a lot of pressure on anyone involved. Any building project in your home is going to be charged with power dynamics, adding to the stress. You and your significant other may want to take on a smaller project before diving head first into a remodel. You will be surprised how different your styles, ideas, and approaches are.

Measuring Incorrectly

For DIYers, you will want to follow the adage “measure twice, cut once.” This can save you countless delays and most importantly, money. Even if your measurements are only off by a fraction of an inch, it can have big repercussions, causing poor fits, and requiring you to reorder materials. Don’t cut corners here, or it will cost you.

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A Special Thank You to Our Clients

Over the past several years, Denver has witnessed rapid growth. The sudden influx of potential home buyers has turned Denver into one of the most competitive housing markets in the country. Right now, a home in the Denver metro area sits on the market for an average of just 26 days. And the housing inventory is significantly below what is considered a balanced market. This type of competitive climate can present a challenge to potential buyers and sellers looking for an exceptional real estate experience.

When consumers are looking for representation, we know they have many options. Despite being faced with a multitude of choices, you – our clients – have consistently trusted Kentwood to bring value to your transactions. You have confidence we will provide insight and support when things get tricky. And you believe that our brokers are truly the best in their profession.

Kentwood brokers have become nationally recognized top producers and our company consistently ranks as a leader in the industry. Our agents’ cumulative years of experience representing buyers and sellers, and the company’s 37 years as a metro market leader help us to provide unmatched expertise. We are passionate and dedicated to ensuring that you will be well cared for and advised throughout your transaction.

This is why Kentwood Brokers are best in class, and why we want to thank you – our clients – for recognizing that successfully representing you requires more than the proverbial 3 P’s – “Putting out a sign, put it in MLS, and pray.” Without your unwavering trust in our business and confidence in our knowledge we could hardly boast such a reputation. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your continued support of our brand over the years. It is because of your loyal relationship that we have been able to succeed as a company. Thank you for being part of the Kentwood family.

Thank You

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Home Sales Decline in Denver’s Housing Market

September Home SalesCooler days brought with it conditions of a cooler market too in the Denver-area. Is this shift in the market seasonal or something more? In fact, it’s a little bit of both.

Seasonally, we expect to see home prices and sales to drop this time of year. They have been down month over month for the last three months, but, again, this is normal. The outlier, however, is the significant 33 percent month-over-month decrease in sales of homes priced over $500,000. For comparison, metro Denver experienced a 17 percent drop during this same time period last year.

Looking at the housing market from a macro level, what is happening is that we are heading towards balance. Balance is where conditions favor the home-buyer and seller equally, which is not something we have experienced for some years now.

Market Adjustments Affecting Home Prices

In the single-family home market, the average sold price decreased 3.79 percent month over month to $502,034, while the median price decreased 2.73 percent to $428,000. The year-to-date average sold price stands at $523,224 for the single-family home market, up 9.16 percent from last year, with the median sold price at $445,000, up 8.54 percent. Condos continue to outperform single-family home prices with the average sold price of $350,766, representing an 11.38 percent increase over 2017. The median price of condos sold also increased by 12.34 percent to $299,900.

Seasonal Slowdown in the Luxury Market

As far as the luxury market goes, homes priced $1 million and greater, it was a record-breaking summer. While sales of residential homes priced over $1 million plummeted 44 percent from August to September, it is important to look at the whole picture. Year to date, 29 percent more homes priced $1 million and greater have sold this year compared to last year. Furthermore, year-to-date sales volume in this luxury segment is nearing $2.5 billion, a whopping 27 percent increase over last year.

Taking a deeper look at the numbers, in September, 115 homes sold and closed for $1 million or greater – down 44 percent from the previous month and down 4.17 percent year over year. The closed dollar volume in September in the luxury segment was approximately $173 million, down 45.02 percent from the previous month, and down 6.9 percent year over year. Notably, year-to-date sales volume in this segment is outperforming years past. Furthermore, year to date, September had the lowest median and average days on market on record.

Our ‘hot’ market is still thriving, yet it is going through a shift that is to be expected due to both seasonal adjustments and its move toward balance.

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The Families of Kentwood Real Estate

Here at Kentwood, we like to think of ourselves as one big family. We golf together, give back to our communities together, and celebrate birthdays together. Within our Kentwood family, exist mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, and sons and daughters who are so passionate about real estate, they have chosen to make it a family business! And we couldn’t be happier that they have chosen to make Kentwood part of that legacy. Let us help you get to know all about the many families of Kentwood.

Helm Weaver Helm

Helm Weaver Helm is comprised of Patti Helm, Pam Helm, and Libby Weaver. Patti and Pam are sisters-in-law. Their husbands, brothers Corey and Blake, are in the orthopedic device industry. They have worked with Libby Weaver’s husband, Dr. John Papilion (an orthopedic surgeon) for more than 25 years. We all consider ourselves to be family. In fact, all three of our husbands are looking forward to spending more time on the golf course as Helm Weaver Helm continues to shake up the real estate market!

Families of Kentwood

The Cryer Team

For the Cryers (Dee and Tom), it’s all about family. From the earliest days on the slopes right up until today, one of the greatest thrills for us as parents are those runs when all of us can “schussbaum” Riva Ridge together.

Fast forward to 2018, it’s been an eventful 18 months. Two weddings, two grand puppies, one new grandchild and one on the way, we’re exploding in numbers from 5 to 9 overnight! A really fun event for us is sneaking off on a walk with one of the “crazy dogs” or running up to Vail to visit “Cordie Lou”. Soon we will have little Colette right here in Denver!

Approaching 20 years with Kentwood, Dee and Tom have worked with many families from first time purchases to moving up, to the “dream home”, and even that eventual move down or “last move”. One thing never left their focus – every family has its own individual needs, wants, and budget. Colorado is a fabulous place to live. It’s the last place a family wants to “house poor”. The Cryers are completely focused on being there every step of the way.

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Phelps Blair & Annzo Phelps

Phelps Blair and Annzo Phelps joined forces in the real estate business six months ago. It has been great for both and a wonderful collaboration. We are now “A generation for every buyer and seller.”  Annzo has loved and thrived in the business for over 34 years, Phelps is hitting his stride in the business and is enjoying the collaboration with his mother.

Families of Kentwood

Ron & Allison Smookler

As 2nd and 3rd generation Colorado natives, Ron and Allison are a father-daughter duo who are part of The Move Group at Kentwood City Properties.

Allison was raised in a real estate family, often attending open houses and showings as well as nights spent searching the MLS books! Then, after receiving her real estate license in 2001, Allison joined her father’s team at Coldwell Banker. She eventually came to Kentwood seven years later, in 2008, and her father followed suite in 2018. They now have a combined 55+ years real estate experience.

Off the clock, Ron and Allison enjoy family time with the grandkids/kids, share an interest in property investments, and bounce many ideas off each other.

Ron and Allison are joined by Greg Yoshida and Zach Gilbert to complete The Move Group. Though not family by blood, Greg and Zach complete the family feel of the team.

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The King Team

Paula and her husband met when they were both brokers in Los Angeles. Two daughters, their oldest son, and a son-in-law followed successfully on this path. Their son, Matt, grew up in Colorado with the real estate gene flowing through his veins, so it was no surprise when he joined Paula at Kentwood and like the proverbial “ducks to water,” quickly absorbed the concepts and nuances of the industry. Paula is the old pro with a world of experience and Matt’s the wunderkind that embraces innovation.  Something clicked, as they individually and as a team, are experiencing the best year of their careers.

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The Glery Ross Group

Roy Lopez, Jonathan and Jeff are truly a real estate family. The father and sons group bring together over 45 years of combined real estate experience. Together they apply their experience and ‘client-first’ approach to navigate a successful transaction. Their passion comes from their shared vision of providing unparalleled service for their clients.

They formed the Glery Ross Group, whose mission is to conduct ‘Real Estate with a Purpose’. The Glery Ross Group is driven by high integrity, focused on always maintaining a ‘client-first’ approach in the quest to achieve their clients’ goals. They never lose sight of the personal nature of each transaction and the importance of a client for life.

Roy started with Moore and Company in 1980. He joined Kentwood in 2007, 3 months before Bill Moore and Peter Niederman purchased Kentwood. It was full circle having Bill and Peter back as owners, and it created the perfect platform to invite his sons to join Kentwood.

They started the Glery Ross Group at Kentwood, which represents the family crest of the Lopez family. Its original incarnation was a high-end fashion design couture store in Cuba during the 1950’s. The name was synonymous with high quality merchandise, sold by a successful and caring business family. The owners and operator of Glery Ross were Miguel Lopez and Glaucia Lopez, the mother and father of Roy and grandparents of Jon and Jeff. The name was derived by combing three family names: Glaucia (mother-owner and former professional model), Areli (aunt), and Rosa (aunt in-law). During the Holidays, they gave away toys to the needy from their high-end Glery Ross store in Havana, Cuba. Their giving back continued even after escaping Havana, Cuba.

Families of Kentwood

Sallie Grew & Julie Egan

These Denver natives have real estate in their blood.  With a father who was a top commercial broker in Colorado, Sallie’s 10 years’ experience as a corporate and real estate attorney, and Julie’s connections to people, a career in real estate seemed inevitable.  The sister team started in 1997 and continues today delivering twice the experience, twice the expertise, and twice the customer service to each and every one of their treasured clients.

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Thomas & Roseanne Dutzer

We began selling real estate as a team in 2015 and made the decision to join Kentwood City Properties in December 2017. As Dutzer & Co we have a great working partnership which is supported by the belief that regardless of price point, every client deserves to have a luxury experience.

When not at work we enjoy cycling outdoors on the fantastic bike routes in Colorado. Our business and personal relationships have expanded in part because of our involvement with great organizations such as the Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Real Estate Association of America and Wish for Wheels.

Families of Kentwood

Amy Hulsey & Brian Rosen

Amy Hulsey & Brian Rosen are part of a modern blended family. Partners in life and now partners in business, Amy & Brian met at their kids’ elementary school when they were co-chairing the schools spring fundraising auction. They are now raising 4 terrific kids together in their new home in Lowry, which they recently renovated. Amy says that it’s good to move every now and then to remind yourself what your clients go through in the process! (Even though they only went 2 blocks from the old house). Remodeling was a chore, but so worth it. They created a better and more usable spaces for their sizable family, their 14-year-old son is already 5’ 10”. Now the 10, 9, and 8-year old have room to spread out too!

Amy started in real estate over 15 years ago. She came to Kentwood Cherry Creek 11 years ago with her long-time business partner Martha Potter-Goldstein; the two of them had enjoyed many years of friendship, fun, and success when they decided to mix it up and invite Brian to join them! Brian has done many exciting things in his past, including an adventure into rolled ice-cream. He really enjoys marketing and business development and his sincere personality and desire to connect with people make him a terrific realtor. Amy & Brian are constantly on the go between kids’ sports, school activities, and all things real estate. So, there isn’t much downtime in their lives. They do find time to give back to the community by way of volunteering for important fundraising committees at their kid’s schools. They recognized early on that being committed to a public education for their kids can come at a disadvantage because of locally underfund schools. This commitment to raising money for the schools is how they met in the first place and that dedication continues today!

Families of Kentwood

Brian & Jamie Harris

Jamie started with Kentwood City Properties in the fall of 1999. At the time, Brian was working for a local computer animation company, doing commercials and online programming training for new medical devices. While their individual careers thrived, Jamie and Brian dated for two years before getting married in the summer of 2001. The real estate market was experiencing tremendous growth and Jamie was preparing to hire an assistant to keep up. The idea of Jamie and Brian joining together rather than hire an assistant came up during a conversation with his business-minded parents. After much consideration and deliberation, the Harris Team was born. It has been nearly 17 years of working together and Brian and Jamie still feel it has been one of the best decisions they’ve made. They enjoy a successful partnership in both work and in life!

Families of Kentwood

Bob & Sean Kelly

Bob and his son Sean are 3rd and 4th generation Denverites, who started at Kentwood over 11 years ago. To say real estate runs in their blood would be an understatement. Their three uncles sold real estate across the Denver metro area all the way back to the 1950’s. Bob just reached his 40th year in the business, while Sean has been selling for over 15, creating this dynamic duo back in 2003. Bob and Sean have made life/work balance a priority. Family first, while selling over 2,500 homes in their illustrious careers.

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Bryan & Kris Uhl

Bryan and Kris Uhl have been in the real estate business for over 20+ years.  They joined Kentwood in 2000 and at the time were one of the company’s first married real estate teams. Bryan and Kris utilize their marketing and sales background to provide creative and unique ways of marketing properties as well as negotiating the best deal for their clients. The Uhl’s are dedicated to providing their clients with only best Real Estate services.

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Julie Winger & Nancy Morgan

Nancy Morgan is one of the great Grand Dames of Denver Real Estate. She has held her Colorado License for 50 years and has sold many of Denver’s most exceptional and prominent homes. Her daughter, Julie Winger, having watched her Mom go through all the ups and downs of selling real estate while growing up, swore that she would NEVER go into that profession! However, she relented in 2001 and decided to give it a try. Julie discovered that she loved selling Real Estate, and taking excellent care of her clients, just as much as her Mom did. Nancy and Julie came over to Kentwood in 2011 and have been exceedingly happy members of the big Kentwood family ever since. They are both Denver natives with a broad knowledge of all the central Denver neighborhoods, and have a love of and expertise with Historic homes. They are both grateful for their wonderful clients, and the long-lasting friendships that have been the gift of their profession.

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The Schlifkin Team

The Schlifkin Team, consisting of Sheila Schlifkin and Mitch Rothman, was formed in 2004. Together, they have more than 50 years of experience in residential real estate. They are consistently recognized as top producers in the Kentwood Company and by the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. Mitch is married to Sheila’s daughter, Aliza, which makes this an unusual pairing but one that works very well. “We enjoy working together but also family time together,” Sheila and Mitch comment.

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The Hotz Group

Larry Hotz began his impressive real estate career in Denver Real Estate in 1978, joining Kentwood Moore, now Kentwood Real Estate, in 1990. Eldest daughter, Elizabeth Hotz, was quick to follow in her father’s footsteps and in 2005 they started The Hotz Group. Larry and Elizabeth made an amazing duo and have been consistently among the top-ranking teams at Kentwood for many years. In 2015, younger sister, Meredith Hotz, decided to join the family business. Now, as a family team, they sell castles to cottages throughout the Denver area. And still have Sunday night dinner together!

Families of Kentwood

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Jonathan Lopez | Featured Agent

Jonathan Lopez

Jonathan Lopez | Featured Agent

Hometown:

Aurora, CO

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

We always had an award-winning yard at the house I grew up in. It included a zip line and chipping green, which my dad built.

What Was You First Job?

Cart Boy at Murphy Creek Golf course.

Hobbies: 

Golf, hiking, skiing, trying new restaurants around Denver.

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

I love a good laugh.

Favorite Colorado Past-time: 

Golf in fall time.

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Senor Bear

One Unusual Thing About You: 

I am half Cuban.

In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?

We donate a portion of every closing to our Glery Ross Group charities, which supports the under privileged in Dominican Republic and local Denver Public Schools.

Who Inspires You?

My business partner and Dad, Roy Lopez, whom started the Glery Ross Group with me.

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why? 

Walking onto the Golf team at the University of Denver.

How Do You Define Success?

Being able to wake up and love what you do.

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

Professional Golf.

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be?

Architectural design.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?    

Traveled through Europe for a month.

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

Arnold Palmer because he is one of the all-time greats in the game of golf and handled his success and fame with grace.

What Is Your Favorite Family Tradition?

Every year during Christmas my significant other, Lindsey, and I pick a new hotel in Denver. We stay, eat at a new restaurant, and see the Nutcracker. I’m not exactly a ballet guy but if you haven’t seen the Denver Ballet perform the Nutcracker, it’s a must!  Our favorite hotel so far – the Brown Palace. Favorite restaurant – Avalina.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

Gregory Allan Isakov at the Boettcher Concert Hall. We had 2nd row seats and he played with the entire Colorado Symphony behind him. Just spectacular!

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

The Great Gatsby. The roaring 20’s in early America seem like a fascinating time to be alive.