Welcome to an exceptional real estate experience.
Home is a reflection of you. It’s a refuge. A place where you create memories and build dreams. It is also one of your greatest financial assets. I am dedicated to helping you discover your perfect home while building your personal wealth. With a family real estate background, I understand the importance of choosing a home that is not only a wise financial decision, but also represents your lifestyle and dreams.
My dedication to you will be apparent throughout the entire real estate process. I create an experience that is highlighted with my professionalism, support, and guidance. Central to my success is my ability to connect with you on a personal level, keeping your goals top of mind while navigating even the most challenging situations with grace and ease.
One of the greatest gifts Gretchen brought to our working relationship was an ability to listen and understand what we were looking for in a house, even when our thinking was misguided. She was incredibly patient throughout the process, easy to reach for discussion, and unfailingly kind. As a professional, Gretchen was well-informed about the real estate market in the Denver/Boulder area, market trends, and open house availabilities.
Gretchen guided me through an international move (Job transfer) in the summer of 2018. She was extremely knowledgable on the neighborhoods and options near my new job location. Better yet she respected my price points and walked me through a range of options that grounded my expectations and assisted in the decision making process. Gretchen has a bag full of tools to guide buyers through the mountains of paperwork and activities from offer to closing. She was there every step of the way and always available for support. She genuinely cares that you find the right home for the right price.
Gretchen guided us through the sale of our current home, and with her guidance, we closed on both homes in less than 6 weeks! Gretchen gave great advice about pricing and marketing our home and was incredibly supportive during the process of both buying and selling our properties. She was always professional, accessible, knowledgeable, and reliable; plus, she made the sometimes stressful events far easier than we could have imagined.
Gretchen was amazing to work with, especially as a first time home buyer. She took the time to listen to what I wanted in a house (which evolved as I saw more properties) and patiently answered all of my questions. You know from the beginning that she is “on your side” and willing to go the extra mile so you get what you want. When the time came to put an offer on “the one” she made sure my offer was strong, while still comfortably within my budget – without any pressure.
Gretchen made the home buying process approachable and achievable. It wasn’t long before she made me feel empowered and knowledgeable about making big decisions. She is also very responsive and patient as I whittled down what I was looking for. Her professionalism is top notch and her bubbly personality makes it feel like I’m shopping with a friend.
“She made me feel empowered and knowledgable about making big decisions.”
From a financial standpoint, owning a home has always been and will always be better than renting. Let’s breakdown 5 major financial benefits of homeownership.
Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners wanting to upgrade from their current house.
On the same day, in the same survey, the same experts who forecasted a recession happening within the next 18 months also claimed housing will not be the trigger, and home values will still continue to appreciate.
The housing crisis of the last decade was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. Homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping their equity for cash. Unlike 2008, homeowners have a comfortable level of mortgage debt and are sitting on massive amounts of home equity.
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. Having this list fleshed out before starting your search will save you time and frustration.
Now more than ever, you need an expert on your side who is going to guide you toward your dreams and not let anything get in the way of achieving them. Buying and/or selling a home is definitely not something you want to DIY!
A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, and the outlook for an economic slowdown.
Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).
Whether buying your first home or moving up to your dream home, knowing your options will make the mortgage process easier. Your dream home may already be within your reach.
We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones.