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Kentwood Real Estate Announces Significant Sales for Month of October, Totaling Over $43 Million in Sales Volume

Kentwood Real Estate is pleased to announce the sale of homes that sold in October for over $2,000,000.  The listings and sales had a total sales volume of over $43,000,000.

“Our passion is to inspire people to dream about the next steps in their life journey,” said Gretchen Rosenberg, president and CEO of Kentwood Real Estate. “Our belief is always rooted in the philosophy that we accomplish more together. This guiding principle, coupled with the exceptional real estate expertise of our brokers, has continued to position our brand as the preeminent source for luxury real estate in Colorado for four decades.”

The significant sales in the month of October for Kentwood Real Estate are as follows: 

Kentwood Broker Associate Linda Hantman represented the seller of a six-bedroom, 11 bath, 11,922 square-foot home in Cherry Hills Village Neighborhood that sold for $4,600,000. Located on 2.5 private acres, this premier residence offers a gracious floor plan that includes vaulted ceilings, cathedral windows, and architectural details throughout the home. Two staircases lead to the upper level featuring a private master bedroom suite with a fireplace, sitting room, marble bath, his/her walk-in closets, and a balcony. This home highlights exceptional Colorado living with a finished basement that includes a wet bar, wine cellar, theater room, billiard room with fireplace, bedroom, and full bath. The spacious, professionally landscaped gardens and grounds are complete with a private outdoor pool with a deck, hot tub, and spa, and a pool house with bath, gas fireplace, built-in gas grill, pergola, and numerous patio seating areas ideal for year-round indoor and outdoor entertainment. 

Kentwood Broker Associates Jon & Peggy Gordon represented the seller of a four-bedroom, four-bath, 7,040 square-foot home located in the lovely Hilltop Neighborhood that sold for $2,350,000. Kentwood Broker Associate Gina Lorenzen represented the buyer of this home. Situated in one of Hilltop’s best locations, this stunning custom home features a first floor with a grand open living and dining room with ten-foot ceilings, a dramatic limestone-surround fireplace, and custom built-ins and sets of french doors from the dining room leading to a large covered patio and beautiful backyard. Rounding out the main is a beautiful study and powder room. The second floor, with dramatic high ceilings, features a master suite, huge master bath, and large walk-in closet, along with two more bedrooms, each with its own bath. The basement is delicately finished and flowing with the rest of the home, making this residence an entertainer’s dream.

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Kentwood Broker Associate Jill Schafer represented the seller of a four-bedroom, four-bath, 7,384 square-foot home in Cherry Hills Village which sold for $2,350,000. This spectacular, solitary 2 acre home in Cherrymoor features a peaceful pond and is located on a corner lot, adjacent to a bridle path that leads to only one neighbor. The overall floor plan features a large original kitchen that opens to a casual dining area or hearth room and floor to ceiling windows that host views of the pond. The expansive living room features a stunning wall of windows and sliders that lead to a balcony overlooking the backyard. The main floor master suite has a walk-in closet and a five-piece bath. Located upstairs are two expansive bedrooms and a bath, as well as a massive unfinished space where the owner can add-on. The walk-out lower level with a game room, a bedroom, bath, workshop, and a large amount of storage, makes this a breathtaking lot in one of Cherry Hills Village’s finest neighborhoods. 

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Kentwood Broker Associates Ann Kerr & Charlotte Connolly represented the seller of a five-bedroom, eight bath, 6,452 square-foot home in The Buell Mansion which sold for $2,344,000. This rare modern beauty is an elegant and stylish design that meets with warm and comfortable living spaces. With floor to ceiling windows, the entire home is bathed in light with contemporary architecture on a corner lot that hosts multiple patios and balconies, and thoughtful landscaping. The open concept main floor, designer kitchen, and formal dining with a temperature-controlled wine closet are just a few of the additional perks, along with a spacious master suite with his/her closets, steam shower, and a balcony overlooking the backyard. Finishing with a private and secluded guest suite, this home has been meticulously maintained with thought going into every design element. 

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Kentwood Broker Associate Jim Rhye represented the seller of a five-bedroom, six-bath, 4,607 square-foot home in North Country Club that sold for $2,320,000. This light, classic brick Georgian home sits majestically on Williams Parkway, one of Denver’s premier streets. In 2016, a major renovation was completed to this residence, making the home turn-key and ready to move in. Inside, there is a sparkling white kitchen with a large marble center island that opens to the family room, which hosts a fireplace and views of the landscaped outside. There are five bedrooms and six beautifully updated baths, plus a wood-paneled office. Majestic trees and a large parkway make for enjoyable short strolls to Cherry Creek.

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Kentwood Broker Associate John Fitzpatrick represented both the buyer and the seller of a six-bedroom, six-bath, 8,960 square foot home in The Preserve that sold for $2,320,000. Located in the Estate Section of the Preserve on 1.9 manicured acres, this property contains a traditional floorplan featuring a main floor master suite, and a finished walkout basement with two more large bedrooms, and a recreation room with a wet bar and fireplace. Separate billiard or pool room and lower study are also featured in the floor plan. With full deck access, the backyard overlooks the heated and filtered pond and pool, and a fire pit and hot tub. Close to the Highline Canal Trail, residents enjoy all the amenities of the Preserve with a large pool, tennis courts, and party pavilion. 

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Kentwood Broker Associate Sana Wood represented the seller of a five-bedroom, five-bath, 4,940 square-foot home located in the beautiful Washington Park neighborhood that sold for $2,299,000. Kentwood Broker Associates Gayle Glucksman & Tiffany Glucksman Appel represented the buyer of this home. A stunning residence, this home offers unique features like an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, and a large family room with an oversized folding door that leads to the back patio. The main floor hosts a study or office and a gorgeous private master suite with heated floors and a master bath, while the upstairs features two additional upstairs bedrooms with ensuite baths, as well as a laundry room. Included in the floor plan of this home is a finished basement with a wet bar area, an exercise room, and plenty of space for family and game room. 

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Kentwood Broker Associate Chuck Gargotto represented the seller of a five-bedroom, five-bath, 7,672 square-foot home located in Cherry Hills Village that sold for $2,200,000. Kentwood Broker Associate Josh Steck represented the buyer of this home. This beautiful Georgian style residence in Old Cherry Hills was built from the ground up, with the master bedroom and three additional bedrooms located upstairs, and a finished lower level and lovely outdoor patios below. This two-story home features a large living room and dining room, high ceilings in every room, an open chef’s kitchen, and a family room which both open to the pergola covered backyard patio and fire pit. The finished basement contains high ceilings, a recreation room, home theatre, exercise room, wine room, and the fifth bedroom and bath. 

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Kentwood Broker Associate Julie Winger represented the seller of a four-bedroom, four-bath, 5,389 square-foot home located in the Park Hill neighborhood that sold for $2,150,000. This custom home features amazing living space and light with groove beadboard ceilings, and an open floor plan that hosts a spectacular grand entryway with a two-story, sky-lit atrium. On the main floor, the kitchen comes equipped with every bell and whistle and leads to an incredible master bedroom suite. Three additional bedrooms are located upstairs, and exceptionally high-end finishes and exquisite details can be found throughout the entire home, such as gorgeous quarter sawn white oak floors, multiple antique and custom stained glass pieces, and transom windows on all bedroom doors. Outside hosts professionally landscaped outdoor spaces, including an in-ground, heated pool, and delightful lounging space with a spacious patio for dining and hanging out by the fire pit. 

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Kentwood Broker Associate Edie Marks represented both the buyer and the seller of a six-bedroom, seven-bath, 5,665 square-foot home in Cherry Hills Village that sold for $2,148,400. The brick English Tudor sits on over 2 acres of land and displays panoramic mountain views from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak. Hardwood floors, exquisite transitional cabinetry, and extensive built-ins make this home ideal for its new residents. The “Prairie Style” windows and doors not only bring the mountain panoramas in, they bathe every room in filtered light.

Kentwood Broker Associates Bobbi Lou Miller & Jennifer Dechtman represented the seller of a four-bedroom, six-bath, 5,710 square-foot home in Cherry Creek North that sold for $2,100,000. An art lover’s dream home, this contemporary residence hosts soaring ceilings and natural light. The singular master suite has a roomy master bath that includes warm floors and a television in the mirror, and a kitchenette to round it all out. The distinctive and spacious gourmet kitchen is equipped with five dishwashers, a Miele master chef oven, three U-line refrigerators, and custom cabinets with a hidden walk-in pantry. The adjoining and well-lit artist studio or exercise room catches the north light. An elevator to all levels makes every room accessible, and the separate outside entrance provides space for an ideal home office, nanny, or guest suite. 

Kentwood Broker Associates Greg Margheim & Kelly Sophinos represented the seller of a five-bedroom, eight bath, 7,330 square-foot home in Polo Reserve Neighborhood that sold for $2,070,000. The idyllic gated community is among the best Colorado has to offer. This one-owner home has been meticulously maintained and is situated on a private cul-de-sac lot with mature landscaping, private patios, a fabulous pool, and a firepit designed for year-round entertainment. European inspired, this residence boasts five bedrooms and eight baths with a main floor office or library and a true cook’s kitchen with state of the art appliances that include a 300+ bottle wine closet as well as a full-size butler’s pantry. The upper level includes a library, four bedrooms with attached baths, a steam shower, his and her water closets, and a large walk-in closet. The fully finished walk-out basement hosts a large recreation room, bar, exercise room, steam shower, guest bedroom with bath, and plentiful storage. The oversized, side load, six-car garage with lift is the icing on the cake for this beautiful home. 

Kentwood Real Estate also represented the buyers of one luxury homes that sold in October as follows:

  • Kentwood Broker Associate Elizabeth Sacerdoti represented the buyer of a home in The Buell Mansion that closed for $2,800,000.

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October News Recap

From winning awards to a crazy housing market, October was a great month for Kentwood Real Estate. See the list of articles that Kentwood and our brokers were featured in.

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CEO Reflections – 6 Ways You Win by Working with a Real Estate Agent

Written by Gretchen Rosenberg, President and CEO of Kentwood Real Estate

There are many benefits to working with the full-service real estate professionals at Kentwood Real Estate. During challenging times, it becomes even more important to have an expert you trust to help guide you through the complex process of buying or selling real estate. If you’re considering going it alone to sell as For Sale By Owner or on your own as a buyer, or by using a less than full-service company, it’s critical to consider the following:

1. Your Safety Is a Priority

Your family’s safety should always come first, and that’s more crucial than ever given the current health situation in our country. When you FSBO or call on owners directly, it is incredibly difficult to control the circumstances of the showing or disclosure of information related to safety. A real estate professional will have the proper protocol in place to protect not only your belongings but your family’s health and well-being too. From regulating the number of people in your home at one time to ensuring proper sanitization during and after a showing, and even facilitating virtual tours for buyers, real estate professionals are equipped to follow the latest industry standards recommended by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to help protect you and your family.

2. A Powerful Online Strategy Is a Must to Attract a Buyer

Recent studies from NAR have shown that, even before COVID-19, the first step 44% of all buyers took when looking for a home was to search online. Throughout the process, that number jumps to 93%. Today, those numbers have grown exponentially. Kentwood real estate agents have developed a strong Internet and social media strategy to promote the sale of your house. They’re also adept at helping buyers through a complex process using those same virtual tools. A full-service professional owes a duty to you and your transaction to ensure you receive the information you need to make informed decisions. You don’t know what you don’t know. A service orientation and high level of experience are vital and will save you time and money in the long run.

3. There Are Many Negotiations

Here are just a few of the people we negotiate with throughout a transaction:

  • The buyer, who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent, who solely represents the best interests of the buyer
  • Or the seller (if you’re a buyer) who wants the highest price, most favorable closing date, and fewest contract conditions/contingencies
  • Inspectors, who work for the buyer and will almost always find challenges or recommendations for a house
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value
  • Attorneys, title companies, and the other broker

As part of our training, brokers are taught to negotiate every aspect of the real estate transaction and how to mediate the emotions felt by buyers or sellers looking to complete what is probably the largest transaction of their lives. The best brokers advocate for their clients while keeping the end game in focus. A win for everyone is when the transaction is closed, and people can move on to the next steps in their life journey.

4. Is the Purchaser Is Qualified for a Mortgage?

Having a buyer who wants to purchase your home is the first step. Making sure they can afford to buy it is just as important. A real estate professional is trained to ask the appropriate questions and, in most cases, will be intimately aware of the progress being made toward a purchaser’s mortgage commitment.

Further complicating the situation is how the current mortgage market is rapidly evolving because of the number of families out of work and in mortgage forbearance. A loan program that was available yesterday could be gone tomorrow. You need someone who is working with lenders every day to guarantee your buyer makes it to the closing table, or you as the buyer, gets the best mortgage service and advice possible.

5. Transactions are Becoming More Difficult from a Legal Standpoint

The documentation involved in the selling process has increased dramatically as more and more disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. In an increasingly litigious society, the broker acts as a third-party to help the buyers and sellers avoid legal jeopardy. This is one of the major reasons why the percentage of people trying to sell their own houses has dropped from 19% to 8% over the last 20+ years.

6. You Net More Money When Using an Agent

study by Collateral Analytics revealed that FSBOs don’t actually save anything by forgoing the help of an agent. In some cases, the seller may even net less money from the sale. The study found the difference in price between a FSBO and an agent-listed home was an average of 6%. Two of the main reasons for the price difference is effective exposure and informed pricing:

“Properties listed with a broker that is a member of the local MLS will be listed online with all other participating broker websites, marketing the home to a much larger buyer population. And those MLS properties generally offer compensation to agents who represent buyers, incentivizing them to show and sell the property and again potentially enlarging the buyer pool.”

The more buyers that view a home, the greater the chance a bidding war will take place. Particularly if you’ve received topflight information on pricing competitively.

Bottom Line

Doing it alone leaves you to manage the entire transaction by yourself. Why do that when you can hire an agent and net the same amount of money or have a buyer agent negotiating for and advising you? Before you decide to take on the challenge of wading into the real estate markets, contact a Kentwood broker to discuss your options.

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Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Broker

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Whether you’re a first time or a veteran buyer, Kentwood has you covered. Here are some great questions to ask your agent before, during and after buying your new home.

Before Hiring Your Agent

1. Can I see your real estate license?

This should always be one of the first questions you ask a potential agent! Always make sure the person you are working with is an accredited professional. All established agents will be prepared to show you their license, so if they refuse, move on to the next.

2. How long have you been an agent?

The more experienced the agent is, the more industry knowledge and problem-solving skills they will have. To confirm the credibility and success of an agent you are considering, check out their testimonials and online reviews.

3. Are you familiar with the area I am interested in?

Find agents that have experience buying or selling in the neighborhood you are considering. Location does matter! You want to make sure they can answer all of your questions regarding school districts, development plans, crime rates in the neighborhood, surrounding restaurant and entertainment options, etc. For more information on areas that you may be interested in, check out the Colorado Communities section of our website.

During the Housing Search

1. Can you explain the homebuying process from start to finish?

This question is great for first-time buyers! You want to know what to expect going into the buying process. They should cover topics such as: how showings go, how to place an offer and what happens during a home inspection. The Realtor® should also be transparent about how their commission works since buyers do not usually pay agent commission fees.

2. How dated is the property?

It is crucial to find out how much extra money you will have to put into a property post-purchase. The most expensive renovation is typically roof replacement. Most roofs last for roughly 20 years and cost, on average, $6,000 to $10,000 with a maximum rate of around $45,000. It is also important to ask about the major appliances and what their predicted life expectancies are. Make sure to inquire about the water heater, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer, refrigerator and HVAC system.

3. What was the seller’s motivation for putting the house on the market?

This question will determine your negotiation angle. If the seller is moving to a larger house in the same town simply to upsize, they probably are not too worried about the timeline of closing. On the other hand, if the seller is relocating for a job and has already moved out of town, they are usually more willing to work with you on the price to have a quick closing.

4. How many days has the house been on the market?

Another question related to negotiating strategy. According to Realtor.com, most houses are on the market for an average of 52 days. This statistic excludes winter, where the average is slightly higher. So, if a home has been on the market for over two months, the seller may be more receptive to a negotiated price.

After You Have Found a House

1. Can I see a CMA for this house?

You have found the house of your dreams, but you are not done yet! When it comes time to close on a house, you want to make sure you as the buyer are getting the most bang for your buck. A Competitive Market Analysis form will look at nearby, similar properties to determine your future home’s worth in today’s market. This will tell you whether your home is priced reasonably and can inform the route you take with negotiation.

2. What happens when I move to close on a house?

Make sure you coordinate with your agent on who will be handling the closing, where the closing will take place, what you will need to bring to the closing and what the closing costs will be. Both the buyer and the seller are always required to provide photo identification, and the seller must show proof of homeowner’s insurance. As for closing costs, they vary depending on the property, so be prepared to pay both broker and third-party fees at the closing.

Whether you are looking to list your property or search for a new home, Kentwood is always available to provide expert guidance on your real estate journey. Fill out our contact form to connect with a seasoned broker dedicated to fulfilling your homeownership dreams.

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Kentwood Real Estate’s Amy Herrington Wins Bronze Stevie® Award

The Stevie® Awards shine an international spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and organizations run by women. 

Kentwood Real Estate is proud to announce that Amy Herrington,  Director of Agent and Staff Services at Kentwood Real Estate, was recently awarded a prestigious 2020 Bronze Stevie® Award in the “Female Employee of the Year Business Category,” which recognizes the achievements of non-executive female employees.

One of the world’s premier business awards, The Stevie® Awards were founded in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. 

A Kentwood veteran of 22 years, Amy Herrington’s accolade comes as no surprise to everyone who has the pleasure to work with her. Building on her career as a real estate assistant when joining Kentwood, Amy moved up the ranks to become the brokerage’s chief liaison between the company and individual brokers. Amy’s position continuously ensures brokers are educated and supported by the brokerage’s resources and programs, like updating individual marketing strategies, maintaining compliance, program implementations, and more.

Through the years, Amy’s relentless dedication to both broker and customer service has been critical to the success of Kentwood and is one reason the company has a record longevity rate for brokers that averages over 17 years at the company. A brokerage of 240 top-producing brokers, Amy has a dynamic and challenging role, yet always finds time to ensure she and Kentwood positively impact the local community to help neighbors in need.

Amy is credited with starting Kentwood’s annual “Adopt-a-Family” program. The now 21-year old program is a beloved Kentwood institution, where Amy leads partnerships with nonprofits and local government services to identify families in need of support through the holiday season. Last year alone, Kentwood donated 96 gifts, meals, and Christmas trees to single mothers and 36 families through the “Be the Gift” organization. This year Amy furthered the company’s alliance with HomeAid Colorado to assist the homeless in Colorado and helped administer food deliveries to COVID front-line workers.

“Amy’s success as a Kentwood employee is absolutely a testament to her personal character, and we are thrilled to learn that she has earned a Stevie® Award,” said Gretchen Rosenberg, President and CEO of Kentwood Real Estate. “Her significant and impactful contributions to aiding our clients, as well as those in need, guides Kentwood’s deep roots in the community and belief that “we accomplish more together.” Our clients and community know they can count on Kentwood staff, thanks in large part to Amy, for advice and support that drive tangible results for their personal businesses and beyond.”

In 2020, more than 1,500 nominations from organizations and individuals around the world were submitted for consideration in various categories, and more than 180 business professionals working in seven specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners. The 2020 Stevie® Awards ceremony will take place virtually on December 9th at 2:00 pm MST. To learn more about Kentwood Real Estate and Amy Herrington, visit www.Kentwood.com.

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Three Ways Low Inventory Is a Win for Sellers

The number of houses for sale today along the front range is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

“There is no shortage of hopeful, potential buyers, but inventory is historically low.” 

When the demand for homes is higher than what’s available for sale, it’s a great time for homeowners to sell their house. Here are three ways low inventory can help you win if you’re ready to make a move this fall.

1. Higher Prices

With so many more buyers in the market than homes available for sale, homebuyers are frequently entering into bidding wars for the houses they want to purchase. This buyer competition drives home prices up. As a seller, this can definitely work to your advantage, potentially netting you more for your house when you close the deal.

2. Greater Return on Your Investment

Rising prices mean homes are also gaining value, which drives an increase in the equity you have in your home. In the latest Homeowner Equity Insights Report, CoreLogic explains:

“In the second quarter of 2020, the average homeowner gained approximately $9,800 in equity.” 

This year-over-year growth in equity gives you the ability to put that money toward a down payment on your next home or to keep it as extra savings.

3. Better Terms

When we’re in a sellers’ market like we are today, you’re in the driver’s seat if you sell your house. You have the power to sell on your terms, and buyers are more likely to work with you if it means they can finally move into their dream home.

So, is low housing inventory a big deal?

Yes, especially if you want to sell your house at the perfect time. Today’s market gives sellers immense negotiating power. However, it won’t last forever, especially as more sellers return to the housing market next year. If you’re considering selling your house, the best time to do so is now.

Bottom Line

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the current sellers’ market, reach out to a Kentwood agent to determine your best move in the Colorado market.

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CEO Reflections

Written by Kentwood Real Estate President and CEO Gretchen Rosenberg

Jim Collins’ classic bestseller Good to Great celebrates it’s 20th anniversary of publication next year. At Kentwood Real Estate we’ve taken many of Collins’ insights to heart.

Discipline is where it’s at

Of the many examples of success cited in the book, one word stands out and is repeated – discipline. Discipline of people, thought, and action. Getting the right people on board and creating single-minded goals, remaining focused on execution and honest about the facts of a situation, and finally focusing on what is important.

Disciplined People

We remain committed to being a brokerage of elite agents who collaborate and excel. Kentwood agents are never part-timers and always bring a level of real estate or business experience to their profession. Kentwood staff and management recognize the importance of creating value for our consumers and our agents. It’s a partnership of the best of the best who are embedded in our community.

Disciplined Thought

Kentwood brokers recognize the great honor it is when our clients entrust us to help them accomplish their real estate goals. We excel in many aspects of real estate; marketing, analysis, negotiation, but we’re passionate about listening and understanding what our clients’ needs are. We want to grow your nest egg and net worth and provide comfort at home, and through that, we grow our company.

Disciplined Action

We trust our people to act consistent with our company values. We encourage freedom and responsibility to do the right thing. We’re confident that we accomplish more together and that deep roots matter. Our team of agents are among the most successful brokers in the U.S. and they possess the experience to assess potential in any given situation. Our team of staff and managers keep focused on helping our agents succeed for their clients.

Kentwood Real Estate’s nearly 40 years of success is borne of these disciplines. Our passion to inspire people to imagine the next steps in their life journey is how we start every day. We’re here to help!

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CEO Reflections

Written by Kentwood Real Estate President and CEO Gretchen Rosenberg

Rooted In… Community Engagement

Be a Giver

Kentwood Real Estate and our ancillary companies like Denver Rental, Kentwood Commercial, Kentwood Relocation, and Prosperity Home Mortgage are filled with people with a passion.

We’re passionate about where we live and work and about giving to our communities in myriad ways. Our company purpose states “Deep Roots Matter” because we believe in our core that where you live is more than the sticks and bricks of your abode.

Vote

This week dropping your ballot in a vote box or heading to the polls on Tuesday are the best ways to demonstrate your civic engagement. Don’t sit on the sidelines hoping others will do the heavy lifting. Aside from the big races, we have many important ballot initiatives on the Colorado ballots that will impact our lives in large and small ways. Consider all sides of the equation and make a choice. Then take that ballot and drop it in a secure box by Tuesday afternoon or find your local polling place if that’s your preference.

Engage

The list of where our people volunteer their time and send their donations is lengthy. Check out more information on how we’re rooted in community at Kentwood.com. Stand alongside our volunteers and help. This week alone we raised hundreds of dollars and filled a truck with donations on a few hours’ notice to help the Grand County fire victims. We don’t have an office in Grand County and only a couple of our brokers sell in that region. But all Coloradoans are our neighbors and we’re here to help the communities we love.

Give – Engage – Vote 

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Kentwood Real Estate Welcomes New Brokers to Its Team

Kentwood Real Estate recently welcomed a set of dynamic new brokers to its offices throughout Colorado. With these new additions, Kentwood expands its level of expertise, integrity, and reliability, solidifying its reputation as the brokerage to trust in Colorado.

Kentwood is committed to working with only the finest agents. Many of our esteemed brokers serve on committees and Boards of Directors of real estate associations throughout the state, and all are active and respected in their communities. As an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America, Kentwood has access to the resources of leading real estate brands. Yet, our locally-managed offices allow for our in-depth, extensive knowledge of where we – and our clients – live. 

At Kentwood, we believe that the best, most productive agents are those that know their communities inside and out. When we hire new brokers, we put our full trust in them that they will serve as consummate professionals: trustworthy, dedicated, and ethical. Kentwood Real Estate is “rooted in community,” and our diverse team of agents regularly participates in charity events, volunteers, and supports local restaurants and businesses. 

Our latest brokers to join the Kentwood family are:

  • Anna Brady – 1/9/2020
  • Megan Heagle – 1/10/2020
  • Josh Steck – 2/3/2020
  • David Powell – 2/5/2020
  • Christina Albus – 2/6/2020 
  • Brian Noel – 2/7/2020
  • Sparkle Berkley – 2/26/2020
  • Andrea Jones – 3/24/2020 
  • Jay Modglin – 5/12/2020
  • Lindsay Ripley – 6/17/2020 
  • Lisa Gould – 6/24/2020 
  • Terri Barnes, 7/8/2020
  • Allison Kitchen – 8/19/2020
  • Kiki Faircloth – 8/20/2020
  • Eli Boone – 8/20/2020
  • KiKi Cannon – 8/25/2020 
  • Peter Boland – 8/26/2020
  • Virginia Reiman – 8/31/2020 
  • Sam Valenzuela – 9/11/2020
  • Josh Haakinson – 9/29/2020
  • Danielle Ewing – 10/20/2020 

As real estate demand across Colorado revs up, Kentwood Real Estate continues to grow to meet the needs of buyers and sellers.

Kentwood Real Estate is a proud member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the Colorado Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (CAHREP), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) Denver Chapter, the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). Additionally, our brokers belong to such esteemed associations as the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®, Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®, Boulder Area REALTORS® Association, Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS®, South Metro Denver REALTORS® Association, and the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. To learn more about Kentwood Real Estate and available listings, visit www.Kentwood.com.

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Kentwood Real Estate Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

In its commitment to addressing homeownership disparity in Colorado and the real estate industry, Kentwood Real Estate has formulated a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council. The council is actively identifying and executing on initiatives to help underserved communities and to educate the brokers and staff through education, community activation and engagement, and by influencing policies.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion within our brokerage and our neighborhoods has always been a top priority to our leadership team,” said Gretchen Rosenberg, president and CEO of Kentwood Real Estate. “The DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Council is a place to create conversations in safe open dialogue. We want to unite the company, learning about our differences, and highlighting how this makes us stronger. We want to create a regular cadence of internal communication about opportunities for engagement in the community at large and in National Association of Realtors® affinity organizations.”

Members of the DEI Council are as follows:

Education is at the heart of the program. The DEI Council is planning an all-company panel on a range of topics tied to diversity, equity and inclusion. Furthermore, every broker in the company, plus a guest of their choosing, will be encouraged to attend at least one function per year with affinity or community groups. The ‘plus-one’ program will encourage brokers to tap into their sphere of influence to both expand education in the community and facilitate a level of comfort for people stepping into new situations.

On more granular levels, the DEI Council is examining all touchpoints within the company to find ways to ensure the brokerage is addressing diversity, equity and inclusion at every level – from translating homebuyer and seller books into Spanish, to confirming the equal housing guidelines are optimally represented on all marketing material.

Kentwood Real Estate is a proud member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the Colorado Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (CAHREP), the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®) Denver Chapter, the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). Kentwood Real Estate is passionate about and committed to advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion in the housing industry and beyond. To learn more about Kentwood Real Estate and available listings, visit www.Kentwood.com.