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.