What sets Liz Richards apart from your average real estate agent?
A tremendous drive to be the BEST in the industry achieved through a devotion to extremely high standards of customer service, a far-reaching referral network, an extensive knowledge of new construction and the remodeling of older homes, and an intense love for and involvement in the Denver real estate market. My knowledge spans the realm of infill development, historic preservation, and property rights. By helping clients to buy and sell real estate I exercise my passion on a daily basis. I view my role as a real estate agent to be in the consultant arena. My responsibility with clients does not end after the transaction is complete but is instead an ongoing relationship. I continually strive to furnish my clients with relevant, cutting edge information as it pertains to their real estate investments. Depending on my clients’ needs, such data can range from weekly sales statistics, current market inclinations, and referrals for home improvement tradesmen, neighborhood happenings, and home design trends.
An extensive knowledge of the real estate industry plays a paramount role in my ability to furnish clients with top notch customer service and professional advice. It’s always my goal to educate clients rather than just sell to them a product. Information ranging from absorption rates, remodeling costs, neighborhood values, the nuances of historic homes, schools, home staging techniques, and infill development represent just the tip of my professional wisdom. From being able to accurately read floor plans to knowing the basics of the cost of construction, my professional experience provides me with a wealth of helpful information to share with my clients.
Experience and Achievements:
Prior to being a realtor I worked in high tech sales in the corporate arena. While living in Chicago I worked for MCI in outside sales. I then moved to Boulder and worked for GE Access; a major distributor of Sun Microsystems. While the high tech world was not my passion, it furnished me with an excellent foundation from which to launch my real estate career. Acute customer service skills, negotiating tactics, marketing strategies, time management, and detailed sales trainings were just some of the educational provisions that I gleaned from technical sales experience. Since beginning my real estate career in 2004, I have been a member of the Denver Board of Realtors Million Dollar Roundtable from 2004-2016, Kentwood $10 million Club, and Kentwood Top Producers. I have consistently achieved a sales volume beyond $15 million dollars in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, a sales volume beyond $20 million dollars in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and a sales volume beyond $40 million dollars in 2016. I have completed over 700 transactions to date. One of my favorite aspects about real estate is that with each transaction, valuable experience is gained. The art of negotiation is a muscle that must be flexed in order to remain strong. Picking a realtor steeped in achievement and experience will only benefit the client. I enjoy the wide variety of transactions that the real estate world provides. I work the real estate gamut from sellers, first time buyers, savvy investors, fix and flippers, historic remodelers, builders, and 1031 exchanges.
Infill development is a passion of mine. I was instrumental in spearheading the Flats 15 development in Lohi from the project’s conception through its completion. Other projects that I have helped to market and sell are: Wash Park Row, Metroview, 2900 Wyandot, Gilpin Grove, Highland Overlook, 1200 Delaware, Vision on Zuni, Flats 15, One Lincoln Park, Wash Park Row Homes, Vallejo 2, Zuni Townhomes, Vallejo Townhome, Mondo Condos, 32nd Ave Rowhomes, Vallejo Street Townhomes, Rue Q, Zuni Townhomes, St. Luke’s Row, University Park Row, Decatur Row, 1818 Clarkson, Jackson Townes, TEN10 Brownstones, High Street Townhomes Phase 1, High Street Townhomes Phase 2, Albion 7, Uptown Row, Jackson Townes Phase 2, City View Edgewater, Uptown 6, Backyard on Blake Residences, Highland Park Townhomes, Wrigley on Penn, Triangle 22 on Elati, Perry Row at Sloans, Sloans 9, Eaton Heights, and the Downing Brownstones.
Attitude and Goals:
The real estate market is a forever changing environment. What worked 20 years ago may not necessarily be the best formula for today’s success. Because the real estate industry has become more sophisticated and challenging, you need a professional who thoroughly understands the business and strives to be the best. I’m committed to staying at the top of my game and being one of the highest producing and performing realtors in Denver. My exceeding energy, unbridled enthusiasm, and positive attitude serve to compliment my extensive business skill set. Also noteworthy are the numerous articles I have written for local publications such as the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Business Journal, and the North Denver Tribune. I strive to continue to position myself as a Denver real estate authority.
I grew up just outside of Chicago where much of my family still resides. I’ve been in Colorado since 1997, first residing in Boulder and then moving to Denver. The University of Arizona in Tucson is my alma mater. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Art History. After college I moved to Paris and lived there for over a year and traveled throughout Europe. While living in Paris, I took classes at the Sorbonne and studied art history. This increased my knowledge of art and architecture beyond the average realm.
As a seasoned veteran in the local real estate market, Deviree Vallejo Brown has made her mark as one of Denver’s premiere agents. She has a thorough understanding of the local market, an unparalleled work ethic and implements state of the art technology and marketing tools to sell your home. With over 90% of her business generated from referrals and past clients, Deviree has established a solid and trusted reputation in the industry. Her goal is to ensure a smooth and successful experience in working with her to buy or sell your home. .
Deviree became a licensed agent in 2003. She is a member of the Denver Board of Realtors. She has found her niche at Kentwood City Properties, a premier downtown Denver real estate firm. As a broker with Kentwood, Deviree welcomes the opportunity to showcase some exciting new projects. In recent years infill development in central Denver has dominated the market as the population downsizes and relocates to the city center. Deviree has worked with developers from land acquisition all the way through sales and marketing of their new construction projects and has an intimate knowledge of the processes involved. Some of the projects that she has had the opportunity to sell include:
Boardwalk 31 | High Street Townhomes | 2900 Wyandot | Tejon 4 | Jackson Townes | Mondo Condos | Zuni VI | Tejon Ten | Wash Park Rowhomes | Perry Modern | 1818 Clarkson | Highland Avenues | Zuni VII | Boardwalk at Sloan’s Lake | Park Place XII | Perry Row | Uptown 6 on Ogden | Ten10 Brownstones | Lohi Courtyard | LoHi Place | City View Townhomes | Huntington at 26th | One Lincoln Park | Julian St Townhomes | Regis Row | 24 Jeff Park | Highland Park Place
Deviree also has a significant amount of experience buying and selling the older homes that make up the central Denver market. Understanding all the benefits of living in a charming bungalow, stately Tudor, or classic Victorian, as well as potential issues, help to make Deviree well rounded in central Denver real estate.
Deviree’s partnership with Kentwood City Properties has advantages for buyers and sellers in today’s marketplace. Kentwood is a Full Service Firm with dedication to extensive marketing and fresh use of new technologies. Clients of today are internet savvy and often begin their real estate searches online.
Kentwood and Deviree offer extensive web presence with DenverRealEstate.com, Kentwoodcity.com, KentwoodOpenHouses.com, Realtor.com as well as Deviree’s own personal sites SeeDenverHomes.com and ModDenHomes.com. If you are looking to buy or sell in the Denver Area, you will have a strong web presence and exposure on a multitude of sites. Her sites are user friendly with search engines based on price, location, and type of neighborhood as well as schools and area attractions.
Deviree has been recognized as one of the top 3 individuals for production and number of transactions by Denver Metro Association of Realtors, top producing agent at Kentwood City Properties, Five Star Professional as voted by homeowners, and top percentile of real estate agents nationally as ranked by Real Trends. She is also a member of LuxuryRealEstate.com and affiliated with Luxury Portfolio.
Deviree believes in giving back to the community where she lives and works. She has been involved with, Tennyson Center for Children, When I Grow Up Foundation, First Descents, Freedom Service Dogs, Children’s Museum of Denver and MaxFund. One of her favorite fundraising methods is to parlay her love of competing in running, cycling, and triathlon events into raising funds for her favorite charities.. Deviree also participated in the Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Program and is a member of the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association, Union Station Advocates, and the Denver Film Society.
On a personal note, here’s what Deviree has to say about living in Denver. “I am very blessed to live in a city that provides such a great lifestyle for its residents. Where else can you enjoy a 70 degree day in the city and be within an hour commute of ten different ski resorts. I love all of the different neighborhoods that make up Denver, as each has its own distinct vibe. My husband, Dan, and I try to escape to the mountains every so often with our kids and dogs for some hiking and biking.”