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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Sloan Lake, Denver, CO.
Working with Rick was a pleasure as he is resourceful, creative, flexible, and a great problem solver. In my particular case, I received a decent pre-market offer for my home from a neighbor and I seriously contemplated accepting this offer. However, Rick convinced me to “scratch the itch” I had to take it to market. His creative approach involved entertaining the neighbor’s offer by giving them the right to buy at the higher bid received after a bit of time on the market, or at their original bid price. Ultimately, the neighbor back out, but I still received a higher price in the end, so was grateful for Rick’s judgement of market potential. Also, while on contract, I had the need for quick support (roofers, inspectors, etc) to help with assessments, quotes, and problems. Rick had the contacts and network in place to quickly fill the need and find the right people to help to make sure the deal was successful.
Rick was really patient as we explored many neighborhoods and multiple price ranges. He didn't try to convince us we loved houses or to overlook issues. He had a lot of useful input about which changes would be relatively easy and which would be major. As we were new to Denver, we also benefited from his knowledge of good restaurants around town. He's also pretty funny--a great plus in light of the time you can spend moving from place to place. He was a great negotiator when we had an unexpected issue at closing. He's a good choice for a realtor.
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Westminster, CO.
I listed my condo with Rick last fall, and it sold within about two weeks. One of the greatest aspects of his work is his uber-professional photography, which is like something out of Architectural Digest. He also was very helpful with staging the property. The combination of photos and staging brought many people in to tour the property, and he negotiated well on the sale. He also has intelligence, experience and integrity, which are the reasons I chose to work with him in the first place.
Response from Rick on 09/03/2014
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to work with you and help you with the big transition.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Lafayette, CO.
Rick's no pressure attitude was refreshing. We never felt any pressure from Rick to get a deal done. He was truly looking out for our interests. Even after living in Denver metro for several years we were not sure in what area we wanted to spend the next 10 years. Rick took this indecisiveness in stride with patience, giving us the time to figure it out.
In this sellers market it's tough to get a great home once you find it. Rick had some savvy unique ways of keeping us in the game when putting offers in. He did a great job in the negotiations and kept a cool head for us when we were a bit nervous. All in all, Rick is a great agent! Thanks for the great experience and helping us find a home we love.
Response from Rick on 08/12/2014
Thank you Paul. It was truly a pleasure to work with your family to find your forever home. I look forward to seeing how you make it your own.
Rick Janson with Denver Lifestyle Real Estate is an amazing realtor! Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in home values and getting you the most for your money, he is very patient, accommodating, enthusiastic, and he's an amazing photographer! Rick first helped us to sell our home and the pictures he took made us almost want to stay in our small starter home. He knew how to market our home well and we had our first offer in less than 24 hours and were under contract in 6 days! When it came to buying another home he was so patient with us and very helpful. He knows Denver and the surrounding areas so well that we were looking at houses in areas we never even thought to go and at every one of them he gave us honest feedback on the house, neighborhood, and price. He also has amazing vision on the spot. Any house we looked at and weren't happy with a certain area he could tell us right then and there ways we could change it. In the end he found us our move-in ready dream home! We got everything we wanted because he was patient and made sure we were happy with all aspects. I recommend Rick Janson to anyone who is buying, selling, or even contemplating either one. He's the best!!!!!!!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Littleton, CO.
Rick worked with us to find our perfect home. I think Rick knew what we needed before we even did. He helped to guide us and asked all the right questions to help us find and secure a home, even in a hot real estate market. He smoothed out all of the normal bumps and made the process easy. Rick is honest, knowledgeable, and is a man of integrity. Thanks Rick!
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $525K in Golden, CO.
Rick has an intimate understanding of the regional market allowing him to quickly and efficiently bring homes to our attention which held the features most important to us. His expansive knowledge base of the different communities around Denver was extremely helpful in providing advice on school systems, cultural events, local amenities and other aspects which cannot be easily researched and can only be experienced by living within the area.
The process of purchasing a home can be occasionally stressful and chaotic. Rick's organizational and communication skills are exceptional. Throughout the processes, we were kept abreast of new developments and he clearly outlined his responsibilities, our projects and specific deadlines. This "road map" greatly reduced much of the confusion and anxiety which can be associated with such a large investment.
Rick's law and MBA degrees provide comprehensive insight into the home purchasing process. This background enables him to view a home transaction from all angles. His combined legal, business and real estate experience provided us with assurance that not only were we purchasing the right house for us, but that our offer was competitive with fair market value and there were no hidden surprises.
Rick has worked within the Denver area for many years, with an ever-growing support network to facilitate each step. He was able to give strong recommendations for lending agents, home inspectors, structural engineers and contractors. Each recommendation was based on excellent working relationships he cultured over the years, ensuring reliable, comprehensive service and we were extremely satisfied with each of the agents he recommended. We didn't have to research individual companies for different projects. If we needed something, Rick new someone reliable and skilled.
Above and beyond each of the each of the above attributes, I was most impressed with Rick's work ethic. His attention to detail, dedication to the job, commitment to communication and diligence to getting the job done, was beyond reproach. Rick embodies what the home buying process should be and I have no hesitation in providing the highest recommendation for Rick as I have for close friend's of mine.
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.325M in Greenwood Village, CO.
Rick is an exceptional realtor. He has been my realtor for 2 years and he has helped me buy two homes and sell two others. I have been extremely pleased with his experience, professionalism and service. I was able to buy both homes well under list price and sell my houses quickly and at a premium. His background in business, law and other areas of real estate make him extremely qualified and his skillset shines through regularly. I have referred him to several friends and co-workers and will continue to do so.
Bought a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $325K in Speer, Denver, CO.
Rick was patient, attentive to detail, and flexible in how he worked with me once I expressed how I wanted my home search process to be handled. Rick has a keen eye for things that the average buyer might not pick up on and served as a good counselor (literally and figuratively) throughout the search, inspection, contract and closing process. Hi knowledge and understanding of the nuances of the various Denver submarkets is impressive. As an attorney, Rick is well-versed in the legal aspects of real estate contracts and transactions which I appreciated. Above all, Rick does business with honesty, candor and integrity...I'd have no hesitation having Rick represent me again, nor would I hesitate to recommend him to others. He is the consummate professional.
Bought a home in 2013 in Ruby Hill, Denver, CO 80223.
Rick was great! Always responsive and helpful whenever I called. I wasn't hell bent on finding a place immediately when I met Rick. He immediately started sending emails with homes that met my initial criteria. I was not very responsive at first but slowly I started to look more and get into it. When we started looking Rick listened well and tailored house after house in the direction I was headed. His knowledge of remodels brought a great eye to spaces that could use some work. When it came down to the perfect house, Rick was ready to put an offer down the day we saw it (as was I). There was an other offer on the table that was minutes from being accepted but Rick was able to persuade the other party to hold off long enough to get my offer in. After a quick battle, we won and I got the house. I couldn't be happier with the house or with Rick. Great guy, great Realtor!