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DAPHNE QUEEN


Humanizing the Real Estate Experience The best way to humanize the real estate experience is to create a personalized experience for the customer. Ask your customer how they would like to be contacted? Are weekly updates too much? Don’t rely solely on technology to notify them, acknowledge you’re part of the process too. At Fidelity National Title, we customize the real estate experience for you.

Call your Fidelity Sales Executive today. Leveraging our technology to enhance the customer experience 4875 PEARL EAST CIRCLE | SUITE 300 | BOULDER CO | (303) 440-0511 655 S. SUNSET STREET | LONGMONT CO | (303) 485-0076

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Our trained and courteous professionals can help you with any of these services:

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Humanizing the Real Estate Experience The best way to humanize the real estate experience is to create a personalized experience for the customer. Ask your customer how they would like to be contacted? Are weekly updates too much? Don’t rely solely on technology to notify them, acknowledge you’re part of the process too. At Fidelity National Title, we customize the real estate experience for you.

Call your Fidelity Sales Executive today. Leveraging our technology to enhance the customer experience 4875 PEARL EAST CIRCLE | SUITE 300 | BOULDER CO | (303) 440-0511 655 S. SUNSET STREET | LONGMONT CO | (303) 485-0076

Experienced Hauling and Moving Professionals Locally Owned and Operated

Our trained and courteous professionals can help you with any of these services:

Service in 24 Hours with Emergency Service Available Fair Competitive Pricing Trained Courteous Professionals Safe Recycling

HAULING MOVING PROPERTY CLEAN-UP RECYCLING AND METAL REMOVAL

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Protecting What Matters!

TA B L E O F

CONTENTS 07

Providing Residential, Commercial and Industrial Inspections within the Boulder Metro Area

16

Meet the Team

Top Producer: Daphne Queen

Predictive Analytics

18 22

22

26

The Business Quiller Beat Team’s Love Affair

Sewer Scoping Radon, Mold, Lead and Asbestos Testing

10

Ask the Architect: Home Design Postpandemic

Sponsor Spotlight: Fidelity National Title

If you are interested in contributing or nominating REALTORS® for certain stories, please email us at John.Mendez@realproducersmag.com. DISCLAIMER: Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of N2 Publishing but remain solely those of the author(s). The paid advertisements contained within the Boulder County Real Producers magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher. Therefore, neither N2 Publishing nor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. NOTE: When community events take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication.

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Protecting What Matters!

TA B L E O F

CONTENTS 07

Providing Residential, Commercial and Industrial Inspections within the Boulder Metro Area

16

Meet the Team

Top Producer: Daphne Queen

Predictive Analytics

18 22

22

26

The Business Quiller Beat Team’s Love Affair

Sewer Scoping Radon, Mold, Lead and Asbestos Testing

10

Ask the Architect: Home Design Postpandemic

Sponsor Spotlight: Fidelity National Title

If you are interested in contributing or nominating REALTORS® for certain stories, please email us at John.Mendez@realproducersmag.com. DISCLAIMER: Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of N2 Publishing but remain solely those of the author(s). The paid advertisements contained within the Boulder County Real Producers magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher. Therefore, neither N2 Publishing nor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. NOTE: When community events take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication.

4 • June 2020

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PREFERRED PARTNERS

This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a trusted real estate affiliate. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring your magazine. These local businesses are proud to partner with you and make this magazine possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting the REALTOR® community!

AIR CONDITIONING Squeaks Services (303) 280-5765 www.squeaksservices.com ARCHITECTURE Rodwin Architecture Scott Rodwin 12145 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 413-8556 rodwinarch.com CERTIFIED MORTGAGE PLANNERS Premier Mortgage Group Portia Noel 1844 Folson Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 302-3907 www.pmglending.com CLEANING SERVICE The Clean Team (303) 235-8005 CleanTeamDenver.com COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE LENDING MIDFIRST BANK Brian Wilkinson 101 Cook Street in Cherry Creek - 3rd Floor Denver, CO 80206 (303) 376-5461

FLOORING McDonald Carpet One (303) 449-0011 mcdonaldcarpetone boulder.com HANDYMAN/HOME REPAIR PROP MAINTENANCE, LLC (720) 890-4978 www.PROPMAIN.NET HOME INSPECTION HERO Inspections & Environmental (303) 500-3378 HEROinspect.com Steel Rhino Jim Michael (303) 920-7276 jim@steel-rhino.com LANDSCAPE/MOWING PROP MAINTENANCE, LLC (720) 890-4978 www.PROPMAIN.NET LENDING SPECIALISTS First Western Trust Liana Pomeroy (303) 601-5197 www.myfw.com

MORTGAGE LENDER Academy Bank (720) 456-5020 AcademyBank.MyMort gage-Online.com/Wen dyHartman.html Elevations Credit Union 2960 Diagonal Highway Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 443-4672 elevationscu.com SWBC Carrie Nash 1470 Walnut St Ste 100 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 478-7696 www.cnash.com MORTGAGE LOANS Premier Mortgage Group Noel Bennett 1844 Folson Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 302-3848 www.pmglending.com MOVING & HAULING WE HAUL Your Junk (303) 517-1144 wehauldenver.com PHOTOGRAPHER Tiny Dragon Photography / The Headshot Gal (312) 208-1305 theheadshotgal.com

PROPERTY CARE & MAINTENANCE PROP MAINTENANCE, LLC (720) 890-4978 www.PROPMAIN.NET

MEET THE

BOULDER COUNTY REAL PRODUCERS TEAM

RADON TESTING/HOME INSPECTION RDS Environmental RDSEnvironmental.com REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION COORDINATOR High Contry Transaction Management LLC (303) 324-3077 SENIOR MORTGAGE SPECIALIST Premier Mortgage Group Alicia Alpenfels 1844 Folson Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 302-3845 www.pmglending.com

John Mendez

Publisher John.Mendez@ realproducersmag.com 303-596-1685

Heather Imel

Associate Editor heather.imel@ realproducersmag.com

Julie Kruger

Bob O’Brien

Darren Thornberry

Lauren Hansen

Photographer JulieKruger.com (214) 457-3395

Liv Berger

Photographer theheadshotgal.com (312) 208-1305

TITLE COMPANY Fidelity National Title 4875 Pearl East Circle Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 441-5122 www.fntcolorado.com TITLE INSURANCE First American Title Insurance Company 4940 Pearl East Circle, Ste 104 Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 449-8442 www.Firstamcolorado.com

Staff Writer

Staf Writer

Contributing Writer

Scott Rodwin

Contributing Writer

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PREFERRED PARTNERS

This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a trusted real estate affiliate. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring your magazine. These local businesses are proud to partner with you and make this magazine possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting the REALTOR® community!

AIR CONDITIONING Squeaks Services (303) 280-5765 www.squeaksservices.com ARCHITECTURE Rodwin Architecture Scott Rodwin 12145 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 413-8556 rodwinarch.com CERTIFIED MORTGAGE PLANNERS Premier Mortgage Group Portia Noel 1844 Folson Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 302-3907 www.pmglending.com CLEANING SERVICE The Clean Team (303) 235-8005 CleanTeamDenver.com COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE LENDING MIDFIRST BANK Brian Wilkinson 101 Cook Street in Cherry Creek - 3rd Floor Denver, CO 80206 (303) 376-5461

FLOORING McDonald Carpet One (303) 449-0011 mcdonaldcarpetone boulder.com HANDYMAN/HOME REPAIR PROP MAINTENANCE, LLC (720) 890-4978 www.PROPMAIN.NET HOME INSPECTION HERO Inspections & Environmental (303) 500-3378 HEROinspect.com Steel Rhino Jim Michael (303) 920-7276 jim@steel-rhino.com LANDSCAPE/MOWING PROP MAINTENANCE, LLC (720) 890-4978 www.PROPMAIN.NET LENDING SPECIALISTS First Western Trust Liana Pomeroy (303) 601-5197 www.myfw.com

MORTGAGE LENDER Academy Bank (720) 456-5020 AcademyBank.MyMort gage-Online.com/Wen dyHartman.html Elevations Credit Union 2960 Diagonal Highway Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 443-4672 elevationscu.com SWBC Carrie Nash 1470 Walnut St Ste 100 Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 478-7696 www.cnash.com MORTGAGE LOANS Premier Mortgage Group Noel Bennett 1844 Folson Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 302-3848 www.pmglending.com MOVING & HAULING WE HAUL Your Junk (303) 517-1144 wehauldenver.com PHOTOGRAPHER Tiny Dragon Photography / The Headshot Gal (312) 208-1305 theheadshotgal.com

PROPERTY CARE & MAINTENANCE PROP MAINTENANCE, LLC (720) 890-4978 www.PROPMAIN.NET

MEET THE

BOULDER COUNTY REAL PRODUCERS TEAM

RADON TESTING/HOME INSPECTION RDS Environmental RDSEnvironmental.com REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION COORDINATOR High Contry Transaction Management LLC (303) 324-3077 SENIOR MORTGAGE SPECIALIST Premier Mortgage Group Alicia Alpenfels 1844 Folson Street Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 302-3845 www.pmglending.com

John Mendez

Publisher John.Mendez@ realproducersmag.com 303-596-1685

Heather Imel

Associate Editor heather.imel@ realproducersmag.com

Julie Kruger

Bob O’Brien

Darren Thornberry

Lauren Hansen

Photographer JulieKruger.com (214) 457-3395

Liv Berger

Photographer theheadshotgal.com (312) 208-1305

TITLE COMPANY Fidelity National Title 4875 Pearl East Circle Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 441-5122 www.fntcolorado.com TITLE INSURANCE First American Title Insurance Company 4940 Pearl East Circle, Ste 104 Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 449-8442 www.Firstamcolorado.com

Staff Writer

Staf Writer

Contributing Writer

Scott Rodwin

Contributing Writer

If you are interested in contributing or nominating REALTORS® for certain stories, please email us at john.mendez@realproducersmag.com.

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“As a busy & successful realtor, I consider Miracle Services part of my team! They help my sellers prep for sale and then once under contract they assist with most inspection items including handyman work, mold remediation, carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning and more. Andrew’s been in the industry for 20+ years, been consistently in business since 2000 and he's earned my trust and business. He truly is part of the reason I've been the top agent in my office 4 of the last 5 years. Miracle Services helps me get from listed to sold! Thanks Andrew & Tonya Conklin & Miracle Services!”

Cindy Montgomery, Realtor

Colorado Natives Andrew Conklin and his wife, Tonya, run Miracle Services to provide good quality services to their clients and quality job growth for their employees.

Serving Boulder Residents for over 16 years!

Professional real estate transaction management company focused on supporting realtors in Boulder and surrounding areas. Our team provides the most comprehensive and professional support behind the scenes with Under Contract Management for Buyers and Sellers.

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We know how valuable your time is! If you are looking for leverage to spend more time prospecting and building your business, call High Country Transaction Management today for all your real estate support needs. Our truck mounted hot-water extraction process is environmentally friendly, using “pet-safe” and “baby-safe” cleaning products.

Best clean possible guaranteed or it’s free! Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

Miracle Services, PO Box 270338, Louisville, CO 80027 www.miracleservices.net | 303-252-0810 miraclemanager@outlook.com

Hello, Boulder County Real Producers,

High Country Transaction Management, LLC Dena Lancaster Owner/Transaction Manager

(303) 324-3077

As many of you know, our deadlines are six to eight weeks in advance, so by the time you’re reading this issue, we should be on the downward side of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. But who knows the long-term effects of this and how does this affect your business today or could take months if not years to completely rebuild or even understand? In the issues to come, we’ll like to interview you, some of the top REALTORS® to find out how you prepared, weathered and made it through all of this...pandemic. Would you be willing to share with your friends and fellow REALTORS® – your story? Please share your story with us, simply email me at John.Mendez@RealProducersmag. com. As I’m sure most of you have heard this before, what’s happening or how this entire virus and the methods taken to reduce its spread is unprecedented, the story is now how we all survived and how we managed thru this in our lives.

Lastly, if you have a great relationship or had a great interaction with another REALTOR®, please nominate them to us to be a featured REALTOR®. Just send an email to me, John. Mendez@RealProducersmag.com, with a brief on why you’re nominating that person and we’ll take it from there. There’s no cost to any REALTOR® to be featured and we only feature those REALTORS® that have been nominated to us by a peer or someone in the industry. If you work with a company that you feel would be a great fit or Partner for this magazine, we would appreciate your referral too. Every company or Partner in this publication, we’ve met with and feel 100% confident in recommending or referring to those of you reading this magazine. The Sponsors/ Partners in this magazine have been referred to us and/or are one of the top companies in their field, you can rely on and trust them to deliver. Thanks for all of the REALTORS® who have shared their personal and professional stories with us…without you, this magazine would not be what it is today! Regards,

Our goal with Real Producers is to tell the real stories of real people so that those that make up the real estate community can make the type of connections and relationships that will help your business and overall life for years to come. 

8 • June 2020

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“As a busy & successful realtor, I consider Miracle Services part of my team! They help my sellers prep for sale and then once under contract they assist with most inspection items including handyman work, mold remediation, carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning and more. Andrew’s been in the industry for 20+ years, been consistently in business since 2000 and he's earned my trust and business. He truly is part of the reason I've been the top agent in my office 4 of the last 5 years. Miracle Services helps me get from listed to sold! Thanks Andrew & Tonya Conklin & Miracle Services!”

Cindy Montgomery, Realtor

Colorado Natives Andrew Conklin and his wife, Tonya, run Miracle Services to provide good quality services to their clients and quality job growth for their employees.

Serving Boulder Residents for over 16 years!

Professional real estate transaction management company focused on supporting realtors in Boulder and surrounding areas. Our team provides the most comprehensive and professional support behind the scenes with Under Contract Management for Buyers and Sellers.

a

note

from the

We know how valuable your time is! If you are looking for leverage to spend more time prospecting and building your business, call High Country Transaction Management today for all your real estate support needs. Our truck mounted hot-water extraction process is environmentally friendly, using “pet-safe” and “baby-safe” cleaning products.

Best clean possible guaranteed or it’s free! Our technicians are trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

Miracle Services, PO Box 270338, Louisville, CO 80027 www.miracleservices.net | 303-252-0810 miraclemanager@outlook.com

Hello, Boulder County Real Producers,

High Country Transaction Management, LLC Dena Lancaster Owner/Transaction Manager

(303) 324-3077

As many of you know, our deadlines are six to eight weeks in advance, so by the time you’re reading this issue, we should be on the downward side of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. But who knows the long-term effects of this and how does this affect your business today or could take months if not years to completely rebuild or even understand? In the issues to come, we’ll like to interview you, some of the top REALTORS® to find out how you prepared, weathered and made it through all of this...pandemic. Would you be willing to share with your friends and fellow REALTORS® – your story? Please share your story with us, simply email me at John.Mendez@RealProducersmag. com. As I’m sure most of you have heard this before, what’s happening or how this entire virus and the methods taken to reduce its spread is unprecedented, the story is now how we all survived and how we managed thru this in our lives.

Lastly, if you have a great relationship or had a great interaction with another REALTOR®, please nominate them to us to be a featured REALTOR®. Just send an email to me, John. Mendez@RealProducersmag.com, with a brief on why you’re nominating that person and we’ll take it from there. There’s no cost to any REALTOR® to be featured and we only feature those REALTORS® that have been nominated to us by a peer or someone in the industry. If you work with a company that you feel would be a great fit or Partner for this magazine, we would appreciate your referral too. Every company or Partner in this publication, we’ve met with and feel 100% confident in recommending or referring to those of you reading this magazine. The Sponsors/ Partners in this magazine have been referred to us and/or are one of the top companies in their field, you can rely on and trust them to deliver. Thanks for all of the REALTORS® who have shared their personal and professional stories with us…without you, this magazine would not be what it is today! Regards,

Our goal with Real Producers is to tell the real stories of real people so that those that make up the real estate community can make the type of connections and relationships that will help your business and overall life for years to come. 

8 • June 2020

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DAPHNE

QUEEN top producer By Darren Thornberry Photos by: Liv Berger The Headshot Gal theheadshotgal.com

There’s an inside joke between Daphne Queen’s friends when one of them needs an answer to a pressing question: “Better check daph.com.”

That’s how confident they are that Daphne, whom they jokingly liken to a web browser, will have the answer. With her experience as a sales rep, general contractor, homeowner, investment property owner, and interior designer informing her career as a broker and partner at 8z Real Estate, she usually does. Twenty-nine years ago, Daphne moved to Boulder, sight unseen, from the Midwest after earning a B.S. in Marketing from Ball State University. She was no stranger to long winters, but she’d had enough of them without the sunshine and playtime known to Colorado residents. “The doom and gloom of the Midwest is not my cup of tea,” she admits. So, she hopped in the car, Boulder-bound, with a friend of a friend. Daphne soon became fast friends with a group of seniors at CU, most of whom she still knows and loves today, and never looked back. Daphne began working as a sales rep for Burton snowboards and her career flourished. For 10 years she serviced mountain resorts and sold gear and repped clothing lines for practically all the major snowboard and ski manufacturers. She was very, very good at her job, but despite being on the road much of the year, she still kept a waitressing gig at J.J. McCabe’s and then Hapa Sushi in Boulder so she could maintain her local network. The timing wasn’t quite right yet, but real estate was always on her mind. Next came an interesting move into digital music distribution during the earliest days of the iPod. The idea was to offer pre-loaded playlists on iPods to restaurant managers to replace their stodgy books of CDs. Small record labels got on board, and suddenly it was easier than ever for managers to quickly set the mood they wanted for their restaurants. While it was a successful

10 • June 2020

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Top-Producing 8z Real Estate and 8z Company Partner

venture, Daphne could not leave her real estate itch unscratched. She left that business in 2006, having already quietly earned her real estate license. Daphne kept a few unrelated business irons in the fire when she began selling real estate, but that didn’t last long. “I quit everything else I was doing because I quickly realized I had to be all in with real estate or it wouldn’t work,” Daphne explains. “Someone said to me early on that my sphere of influence would support me, and that was true, it did.” She didn’t know it yet, but her previous work in sales, marketing, and waitressing had formed the foundation of her real estate business. Daphne’s journey in the Boulder real estate market began at Keller Williams Realty. She credits their agents and robust training program for her foundational grounding in the business. Four years later, in 2010, an opportunity at 8z Real Estate came along that she could not pass up. In Her Blood

Remodeling houses is Daphne’s true passion. She has the gift of walking into a space and knowing what to do. “It’s something that was ingrained in me.” She continues, “My parents remodeled every single house we lived in, so it’s my DNA, having grown up that way. My dad wasn’t a builder, but he had great ideas and vision.” Five years ago, Daphne and her husband Andrew purchased a

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DAPHNE

QUEEN top producer By Darren Thornberry Photos by: Liv Berger The Headshot Gal theheadshotgal.com

There’s an inside joke between Daphne Queen’s friends when one of them needs an answer to a pressing question: “Better check daph.com.”

That’s how confident they are that Daphne, whom they jokingly liken to a web browser, will have the answer. With her experience as a sales rep, general contractor, homeowner, investment property owner, and interior designer informing her career as a broker and partner at 8z Real Estate, she usually does. Twenty-nine years ago, Daphne moved to Boulder, sight unseen, from the Midwest after earning a B.S. in Marketing from Ball State University. She was no stranger to long winters, but she’d had enough of them without the sunshine and playtime known to Colorado residents. “The doom and gloom of the Midwest is not my cup of tea,” she admits. So, she hopped in the car, Boulder-bound, with a friend of a friend. Daphne soon became fast friends with a group of seniors at CU, most of whom she still knows and loves today, and never looked back. Daphne began working as a sales rep for Burton snowboards and her career flourished. For 10 years she serviced mountain resorts and sold gear and repped clothing lines for practically all the major snowboard and ski manufacturers. She was very, very good at her job, but despite being on the road much of the year, she still kept a waitressing gig at J.J. McCabe’s and then Hapa Sushi in Boulder so she could maintain her local network. The timing wasn’t quite right yet, but real estate was always on her mind. Next came an interesting move into digital music distribution during the earliest days of the iPod. The idea was to offer pre-loaded playlists on iPods to restaurant managers to replace their stodgy books of CDs. Small record labels got on board, and suddenly it was easier than ever for managers to quickly set the mood they wanted for their restaurants. While it was a successful

10 • June 2020

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Top-Producing 8z Real Estate and 8z Company Partner

venture, Daphne could not leave her real estate itch unscratched. She left that business in 2006, having already quietly earned her real estate license. Daphne kept a few unrelated business irons in the fire when she began selling real estate, but that didn’t last long. “I quit everything else I was doing because I quickly realized I had to be all in with real estate or it wouldn’t work,” Daphne explains. “Someone said to me early on that my sphere of influence would support me, and that was true, it did.” She didn’t know it yet, but her previous work in sales, marketing, and waitressing had formed the foundation of her real estate business. Daphne’s journey in the Boulder real estate market began at Keller Williams Realty. She credits their agents and robust training program for her foundational grounding in the business. Four years later, in 2010, an opportunity at 8z Real Estate came along that she could not pass up. In Her Blood

Remodeling houses is Daphne’s true passion. She has the gift of walking into a space and knowing what to do. “It’s something that was ingrained in me.” She continues, “My parents remodeled every single house we lived in, so it’s my DNA, having grown up that way. My dad wasn’t a builder, but he had great ideas and vision.” Five years ago, Daphne and her husband Andrew purchased a

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house, gutted it to the studs, and remodeled it. Daphne served as the general contractor. The wealth of knowledge that experience provided continues to pay dividends every time her clients are doing small home projects or need a recommendation from her deep network of contractors and builders. Daphne owns five investment properties and can speak directly to her clients’ dreams of building wealth through real estate. When asked how it’s possible to keep a home but invest in another, she’s never caught flat-footed. She knows a thing, or five, about it and is happy to share her experience and help her clients succeed. Pushing Through a Pandemic

At the time of this writing, Boulder REALTORS® are under state orders not to show houses in person. The market is fairly quiet, and brokers are scrambling to adjust. No one selling homes in Boulder has ever experienced such a thing, yet for top-producing REALTORS® like Daphne Queen, the adjustment serves as an opportunity to make sure their online game is on point. Daphne is spending time connecting with people in new ways—time that usually just isn’t there. Pandemic or not, Daphne always puts together a knockout marketing package for her listings with 365-degree photo tours, floor plans, a video walk-through, and professional photography. Lately, she’s enjoyed doing online video calls with sellers and online listing appointments, checking in with past clients, and connecting with colleagues daily. Being wholehearted in her work has paid off for Daphne Queen. She was the top-producing REALTOR® for 8z Real Estate in 2017, 2018, and 2019, weathering some stiff competition from other agents she respects and admires. Last year, she also hit a career volume milestone of $30 million and became a partner at 8z in a program that is unique within the industry. “My success has come with blood, sweat, tears, tons of hard work, and sacrificing time away from my family. But my husband and son are my biggest cheerleaders, and their support propels my success.”

12 • June 2020

DOING OUR JOB GOES BEYOND MARKET EXPERTISE. It’s being a therapist, marriage counselor, financial advisor, and designer. It’s an allencompassing job, and clients look to you to wear all those hats.

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house, gutted it to the studs, and remodeled it. Daphne served as the general contractor. The wealth of knowledge that experience provided continues to pay dividends every time her clients are doing small home projects or need a recommendation from her deep network of contractors and builders. Daphne owns five investment properties and can speak directly to her clients’ dreams of building wealth through real estate. When asked how it’s possible to keep a home but invest in another, she’s never caught flat-footed. She knows a thing, or five, about it and is happy to share her experience and help her clients succeed. Pushing Through a Pandemic

At the time of this writing, Boulder REALTORS® are under state orders not to show houses in person. The market is fairly quiet, and brokers are scrambling to adjust. No one selling homes in Boulder has ever experienced such a thing, yet for top-producing REALTORS® like Daphne Queen, the adjustment serves as an opportunity to make sure their online game is on point. Daphne is spending time connecting with people in new ways—time that usually just isn’t there. Pandemic or not, Daphne always puts together a knockout marketing package for her listings with 365-degree photo tours, floor plans, a video walk-through, and professional photography. Lately, she’s enjoyed doing online video calls with sellers and online listing appointments, checking in with past clients, and connecting with colleagues daily. Being wholehearted in her work has paid off for Daphne Queen. She was the top-producing REALTOR® for 8z Real Estate in 2017, 2018, and 2019, weathering some stiff competition from other agents she respects and admires. Last year, she also hit a career volume milestone of $30 million and became a partner at 8z in a program that is unique within the industry. “My success has come with blood, sweat, tears, tons of hard work, and sacrificing time away from my family. But my husband and son are my biggest cheerleaders, and their support propels my success.”

12 • June 2020

DOING OUR JOB GOES BEYOND MARKET EXPERTISE. It’s being a therapist, marriage counselor, financial advisor, and designer. It’s an allencompassing job, and clients look to you to wear all those hats.

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Daphne absolutely loves her clients and pours herself into seeing them achieve their homeownership goals. They inspire her, and working with them is, as she says, “a gift to do this for a living.” Daphne is a self-described “total people person” who loves her networks, thrives on doing what it takes to get her clients across the finish line, and strives to have a great working relationship with the broker across the closing table. “Doing our job goes beyond market expertise,” she says. “It’s being a therapist, marriage counselor, financial advisor, and designer. It’s an all-encompassing job, and clients look to you to wear all those hats.”

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Business will flow again, the market will rise again, and stayat-home orders will eventually be a distant memory. Whatever the situation while you’re reading this, know that Daphne Queen, with the incredible support of 8z Real Estate, is ready to walk you into your dream home, come what may. Call Daphne at 303.589.4308 or visit her online at daphnequeen.8z.com.

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Daphne absolutely loves her clients and pours herself into seeing them achieve their homeownership goals. They inspire her, and working with them is, as she says, “a gift to do this for a living.” Daphne is a self-described “total people person” who loves her networks, thrives on doing what it takes to get her clients across the finish line, and strives to have a great working relationship with the broker across the closing table. “Doing our job goes beyond market expertise,” she says. “It’s being a therapist, marriage counselor, financial advisor, and designer. It’s an all-encompassing job, and clients look to you to wear all those hats.”

ESSENTIAL IMAGES TO LAND YOU THE JOB, THE BUSINESS, OR THE DATE!

Business will flow again, the market will rise again, and stayat-home orders will eventually be a distant memory. Whatever the situation while you’re reading this, know that Daphne Queen, with the incredible support of 8z Real Estate, is ready to walk you into your dream home, come what may. Call Daphne at 303.589.4308 or visit her online at daphnequeen.8z.com.

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From there, scores are broken down into three levels: 1. Most Likely 2. Likely 3. Least Likely

LEVERAGING PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO BETTER SERVE CLIENTS

By Lauren Hansen, CEO, IRES MLS

As real estate professionals, we all want a crystal ball that shows us how the housing market in our area will evolve over time.

Whether your client is in the market for a new home or looking to sell, a glance into that crystal ball would allow you to help your clients decide whether it’s the right time to buy or sell. It may even help agents and brokers pinpoint owners who are ready put their home on the market before they’ve reached out to a real estate pro. Clearly, understanding how the market is shifting enables agents and brokers to move from hindsight to foresight. The very best seem almost clairvoyant. So, how can real estate professionals provide their clients with the most accurate and up-to-date insights into a location or property’s future risks and opportunities? Enter predictive analytics. PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS IN REAL ESTATE

For decades, real estate firms made decisions based on a combination of intuition, firsthand knowledge and traditional, retrospective data from conventional sources. But today the power of big data is transforming the real estate industry by identifying emerging patterns for quick, actionable insights. 16 • June 2020

In addition to real-time MLS data, agents can also see tax records, mortgage histories, deeds and other historical information that provides a fuller picture of the property. Plus, the platform’s homeowner profiles enable the ability to instantly call, email or text seller leads. Realist

A public-record database that seamlessly integrates with MLS systems, including IRES, Realist allows members to quickly research properties and listings, assess market conditions and trends, value homes, identify comparable sales, market to buyers and sellers and create custom exports. The Realist databases encompass more than 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, and aggregates data into easy-to-consume formats, ultimately unearthing new and valuable insights.

Used across industries, predictive analytics involve predicting future outcomes based on historical data and analytical techniques, such as statistical modeling and machine learning, with significant precision. For real estate professionals, that means leveraging data to generate leads, analyze properties or neighborhoods, match buyers and sellers and close deals.

Additionally, predictive analytics can be used to match your buyers with the best home for sale in the local housing market. Fortunately, real estate predictive analytics platforms compile advanced real estate data, allowing agents to farm properties and find the best property that meets the needs of their lead.

BENEFITS FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

From lead generation, qualification and nurturing to property farming, analysis and evaluation, predictive analytics tools optimize nearly every aspect of an agent’s job. Generating buyer and seller leads is vital to the success of any agent and their organization. Emerging tools leverage complex analytical models and machine learning algorithms to predict the homeowners who are most likely to sell their home soon. Removing much of the effort from lead generation helps agents generate seller leads and illustrates how to get an increased number of listings. Plus, agents can use consumer data to better understand the homebuyer’s journey over time, reaching buyers with the right message at the right time.

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With sophisticated predictive analytics tools and models, any brokerage can now use past and current data to reliably forecast trends and behaviors milliseconds, days or even years into the future. PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TOOLS IN REAL ESTATE

While the use of predictive analytics remains more of an art than a science, nationwide the effective use of such by agents is apparent. And tools like

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Homesnap and Realist, which are both available to IRES subscribers, are drastically changing the real estate landscape for consumers and agents alike. Homesnap

As a benefit of an IRES subscription, Homesnap provides agents with an advanced set of new tools so they can quickly find seller leads using expanded data and predictive analytics. Leveraging a sophisticated algorithm, Homesnap’s Likelihood to List is a homegrown machine learning algorithm that considers over 3,000 sources to identify which homes are likely to list and compiles them on an intuitive heat map.

While the saying goes that every house is for sale, tools like Homesnap and Realist open the door for conversations surrounding gauging a homeowner’s unique situation and the circumstances that would prompt them to sell. Although predictive analytics algorithms are not perfect, exact or foolproof, they provide excellent sources of information for real estate professionals. For more information about how you can use Homesnap’s Likelihood to List or any of the other tools the platform offers to make it easy to search for and share homes with friends, clients and colleagues, sign up for IRES’ Homesnap webinar at https://www. homesnap.com/university/ires

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From there, scores are broken down into three levels: 1. Most Likely 2. Likely 3. Least Likely

LEVERAGING PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO BETTER SERVE CLIENTS

By Lauren Hansen, CEO, IRES MLS

As real estate professionals, we all want a crystal ball that shows us how the housing market in our area will evolve over time.

Whether your client is in the market for a new home or looking to sell, a glance into that crystal ball would allow you to help your clients decide whether it’s the right time to buy or sell. It may even help agents and brokers pinpoint owners who are ready put their home on the market before they’ve reached out to a real estate pro. Clearly, understanding how the market is shifting enables agents and brokers to move from hindsight to foresight. The very best seem almost clairvoyant. So, how can real estate professionals provide their clients with the most accurate and up-to-date insights into a location or property’s future risks and opportunities? Enter predictive analytics. PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS IN REAL ESTATE

For decades, real estate firms made decisions based on a combination of intuition, firsthand knowledge and traditional, retrospective data from conventional sources. But today the power of big data is transforming the real estate industry by identifying emerging patterns for quick, actionable insights. 16 • June 2020

In addition to real-time MLS data, agents can also see tax records, mortgage histories, deeds and other historical information that provides a fuller picture of the property. Plus, the platform’s homeowner profiles enable the ability to instantly call, email or text seller leads. Realist

A public-record database that seamlessly integrates with MLS systems, including IRES, Realist allows members to quickly research properties and listings, assess market conditions and trends, value homes, identify comparable sales, market to buyers and sellers and create custom exports. The Realist databases encompass more than 4.5 billion records spanning more than 50 years, and aggregates data into easy-to-consume formats, ultimately unearthing new and valuable insights.

Used across industries, predictive analytics involve predicting future outcomes based on historical data and analytical techniques, such as statistical modeling and machine learning, with significant precision. For real estate professionals, that means leveraging data to generate leads, analyze properties or neighborhoods, match buyers and sellers and close deals.

Additionally, predictive analytics can be used to match your buyers with the best home for sale in the local housing market. Fortunately, real estate predictive analytics platforms compile advanced real estate data, allowing agents to farm properties and find the best property that meets the needs of their lead.

BENEFITS FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

From lead generation, qualification and nurturing to property farming, analysis and evaluation, predictive analytics tools optimize nearly every aspect of an agent’s job. Generating buyer and seller leads is vital to the success of any agent and their organization. Emerging tools leverage complex analytical models and machine learning algorithms to predict the homeowners who are most likely to sell their home soon. Removing much of the effort from lead generation helps agents generate seller leads and illustrates how to get an increased number of listings. Plus, agents can use consumer data to better understand the homebuyer’s journey over time, reaching buyers with the right message at the right time.

@realproducers

With sophisticated predictive analytics tools and models, any brokerage can now use past and current data to reliably forecast trends and behaviors milliseconds, days or even years into the future. PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TOOLS IN REAL ESTATE

While the use of predictive analytics remains more of an art than a science, nationwide the effective use of such by agents is apparent. And tools like

realproducersmag.com

Homesnap and Realist, which are both available to IRES subscribers, are drastically changing the real estate landscape for consumers and agents alike. Homesnap

As a benefit of an IRES subscription, Homesnap provides agents with an advanced set of new tools so they can quickly find seller leads using expanded data and predictive analytics. Leveraging a sophisticated algorithm, Homesnap’s Likelihood to List is a homegrown machine learning algorithm that considers over 3,000 sources to identify which homes are likely to list and compiles them on an intuitive heat map.

While the saying goes that every house is for sale, tools like Homesnap and Realist open the door for conversations surrounding gauging a homeowner’s unique situation and the circumstances that would prompt them to sell. Although predictive analytics algorithms are not perfect, exact or foolproof, they provide excellent sources of information for real estate professionals. For more information about how you can use Homesnap’s Likelihood to List or any of the other tools the platform offers to make it easy to search for and share homes with friends, clients and colleagues, sign up for IRES’ Homesnap webinar at https://www. homesnap.com/university/ires

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The Quiller Team’s Love Affair with Boulder Means

Compass is known as an Internet-savvy real estate company formed in 2012 and now has over 10,000 affiliated agents throughout the US. With Brad’s experience in construction, he founded 2Q homes, which he operated in addition to his affiliation with The Pedal Group at Compass. From the 2QHomes Website: “With years of experience in residential remodeling 2Q Homes is here to make your dream home a reality. We are here to help you pursue your housing dreams from buying and selling real estate, completing a few “updates,” making your current space more functional or fun, to whole home flips.” Both Brad and Al say the synergy between real estate transactions and construction is an important distinction they bring to the table with their clients because they can offer seamless repairs and remodels without having to go through outside vendors.

GIVING

BACK

Brad adds, “Often clients have a vision for a home, such as removing walls, expanding a kitchen, or adding a bedroom. They want to know what is involved and an estimate on cost. We are able to provide this information on-the-spot enabling our buyers and sellers to make decisions quickly.”  

By Bob O’Brien Photos by Julie Kruger JulieKruger.com

18 • June 2020

along with my colleague, Tim Shea, an event called Boulder Nights Classic. It was an evening bike ride that occurred one day in the summer with the goal of raising funds for people with disabilities. We worked with the City of Boulder and got everything all set up for the ride. The bikes were all outfitted with lights, and the riders would ride their bikes through town all lit up. In addition to the bike ride there was a festival. It was a fantastic event. We raised significant funds for people with disabilities and it was a true community event with over 500 people involved. It went for five years and at the end of that Tim, who owned Peddle to Properties, said: “Hey, why don’t you come be a REALTOR® with me?” And that is how Al Quiller ended up at P2P and both Al and Brad, father and son, became part of The Pedal Group at Compass.

They say experience has taught them that the synergy between the two companies’ offers an ease of transaction that often turns into a listing and/or a sale. The duo routinely earns five-star Zillow ratings.

In 2014 Brad Quiller became a commercial squid fisherman on a 35-foot fishing boat out of Long Beach California. It’s the start of quite a story. He and his wife Leah had moved there for her internship and clinical training hours after completing her masters from CSU. Brad explains, “while she completed that phase of her education, I got the job working on the squid boat to make some money. Most of the fishing was overnight; typically, we’d be out for a couple of days at a time.” Once Leah completed her internship and training hours the couple needed to determine “what was next.” Leah was eventually offered a position in Denver and “that was a big transition period for us,” Brad explained. That’s when he got into construction which also led to real estate as well.

...their energy and passion is to give back to the community “that has given so much to us.”

The “elder Quiller,” Alan, “came to Boulder in 1972 to attend the University of Colorado. His love for tennis, running, and hiking attracted him to Boulder. After graduation, he began a career with the City of Boulder. As the Director of the North Boulder Recreation Center and a coach in Boulder, he gained extensive knowledge of the community. As the NBRC Director, he spearheaded extensive projects and was involved in complex negotiations, (valuable tools in real estate).” Al got his real estate license in 1971 and has been involved in the profession ever since. “My father (Alan Quiller) suggested I get my real estate license and then we could join forces as the Quiller Team. Going from spending several days and nights at a time on a 35 foot fishing boat bobbing out on the ocean to actually being grounded and building a career was a huge transition for me.”

Brad, a Boulder native and a graduate of Fort Lewis College in Durango with a degree in International Business, joined his father at Pedal to Properties (think bikes) which eventually merged with Compass real estate and became The Pedal Group at Compass.

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Al says that after he retired from Parks and Recreation with the City of Boulder, he had a strong desire to give back to the community, something that seems to run in the family. “After I finished my 34-year career with the City of Boulder, I decided I wanted to give back to the community. And at the time at Parks and Recreation we had an area for people with disabilities. So I created,

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As for the rest of the family:

There is one younger and one older brother, making by deduction Brad the “middle child.” The younger brother, Tyson lives in Longmont, is ex-military, works as an accountant for the University of Northern Colorado and just completed his MBA at CU. The older brother, Troy was Chief of Police in Commerce City and is now Deputy City Manager of that same municipality. Brad and Leah have three chickens, two cats and a dog. According to Brad, “they all get along…the dog likes to sit in the backyard and watch the chickens just walk around.” In addition to being married to Brad, “Leah Quiller is a section violinist with the Boulder Symphony and the owner of Peak

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The Quiller Team’s Love Affair with Boulder Means

Compass is known as an Internet-savvy real estate company formed in 2012 and now has over 10,000 affiliated agents throughout the US. With Brad’s experience in construction, he founded 2Q homes, which he operated in addition to his affiliation with The Pedal Group at Compass. From the 2QHomes Website: “With years of experience in residential remodeling 2Q Homes is here to make your dream home a reality. We are here to help you pursue your housing dreams from buying and selling real estate, completing a few “updates,” making your current space more functional or fun, to whole home flips.” Both Brad and Al say the synergy between real estate transactions and construction is an important distinction they bring to the table with their clients because they can offer seamless repairs and remodels without having to go through outside vendors.

GIVING

BACK

Brad adds, “Often clients have a vision for a home, such as removing walls, expanding a kitchen, or adding a bedroom. They want to know what is involved and an estimate on cost. We are able to provide this information on-the-spot enabling our buyers and sellers to make decisions quickly.”  

By Bob O’Brien Photos by Julie Kruger JulieKruger.com

18 • June 2020

along with my colleague, Tim Shea, an event called Boulder Nights Classic. It was an evening bike ride that occurred one day in the summer with the goal of raising funds for people with disabilities. We worked with the City of Boulder and got everything all set up for the ride. The bikes were all outfitted with lights, and the riders would ride their bikes through town all lit up. In addition to the bike ride there was a festival. It was a fantastic event. We raised significant funds for people with disabilities and it was a true community event with over 500 people involved. It went for five years and at the end of that Tim, who owned Peddle to Properties, said: “Hey, why don’t you come be a REALTOR® with me?” And that is how Al Quiller ended up at P2P and both Al and Brad, father and son, became part of The Pedal Group at Compass.

They say experience has taught them that the synergy between the two companies’ offers an ease of transaction that often turns into a listing and/or a sale. The duo routinely earns five-star Zillow ratings.

In 2014 Brad Quiller became a commercial squid fisherman on a 35-foot fishing boat out of Long Beach California. It’s the start of quite a story. He and his wife Leah had moved there for her internship and clinical training hours after completing her masters from CSU. Brad explains, “while she completed that phase of her education, I got the job working on the squid boat to make some money. Most of the fishing was overnight; typically, we’d be out for a couple of days at a time.” Once Leah completed her internship and training hours the couple needed to determine “what was next.” Leah was eventually offered a position in Denver and “that was a big transition period for us,” Brad explained. That’s when he got into construction which also led to real estate as well.

...their energy and passion is to give back to the community “that has given so much to us.”

The “elder Quiller,” Alan, “came to Boulder in 1972 to attend the University of Colorado. His love for tennis, running, and hiking attracted him to Boulder. After graduation, he began a career with the City of Boulder. As the Director of the North Boulder Recreation Center and a coach in Boulder, he gained extensive knowledge of the community. As the NBRC Director, he spearheaded extensive projects and was involved in complex negotiations, (valuable tools in real estate).” Al got his real estate license in 1971 and has been involved in the profession ever since. “My father (Alan Quiller) suggested I get my real estate license and then we could join forces as the Quiller Team. Going from spending several days and nights at a time on a 35 foot fishing boat bobbing out on the ocean to actually being grounded and building a career was a huge transition for me.”

Brad, a Boulder native and a graduate of Fort Lewis College in Durango with a degree in International Business, joined his father at Pedal to Properties (think bikes) which eventually merged with Compass real estate and became The Pedal Group at Compass.

@realproducers

Al says that after he retired from Parks and Recreation with the City of Boulder, he had a strong desire to give back to the community, something that seems to run in the family. “After I finished my 34-year career with the City of Boulder, I decided I wanted to give back to the community. And at the time at Parks and Recreation we had an area for people with disabilities. So I created,

realproducersmag.com

As for the rest of the family:

There is one younger and one older brother, making by deduction Brad the “middle child.” The younger brother, Tyson lives in Longmont, is ex-military, works as an accountant for the University of Northern Colorado and just completed his MBA at CU. The older brother, Troy was Chief of Police in Commerce City and is now Deputy City Manager of that same municipality. Brad and Leah have three chickens, two cats and a dog. According to Brad, “they all get along…the dog likes to sit in the backyard and watch the chickens just walk around.” In addition to being married to Brad, “Leah Quiller is a section violinist with the Boulder Symphony and the owner of Peak

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Pathways Music Therapy, LLC, in Boulder,” according to the Orchestra website. “Quiller is also Music Therapy Liaison with the Orchestra. Leah graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of New Hampshire then moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University where she earned her Master of Music in Music Therapy, emphasis in Neurologic Music Therapy.”  As a Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow (former Arizona US Representative Gabby Gifford, who’s recovery therapy, after her brush with death in a shooting, included NMT), Leah has additional training in neuroscience, physiology and brain malfunction. She served as the Chair of Social and Public Relations for the Colorado Association for Music Therapy for two years and now works with the Colorado Music Therapy Task Force to advocate for legislative recognition at the state capitol. Mrs. Quiller also facilitates the Orchestra’s “The GLOW Project, a Dementia & Sensory Friendly Concert Series bringing together individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, sensory disorders, and cognitive & physical disabilities along with their families and caregivers for a community-building, heart-filling concert experience. GLOW stands for Grow, Life, Open, Wonder. Al and Kenna Quiller were married in 1983. Kenna volunteers her time with Stephen Ministries, a national ministry, as leader and referral coordinator associated locally with the nearly 150-year-old Grace Commons Church (formerly First Pres, Boulder). “I participate in training Stephen Ministers and serve as the referrals coordinator matching care receivers with Stephen Ministers,” notes Quiller on her Linkedin profile. The approximately 70 Stephen Ministers based out of  “Grace Commons” help individuals with a kind of Christian counseling “offering prayer, Scripture, confession and absolution as healing agents,” according to the fall 2018 issue of Boulder Quarterly. All this is offered in complete confidentiality for as long as it is needed. Kenna has also owned Kenna L. Quiller & Associates since 2000 which describes itself as providing “organizational development consulting, strategic development, management development and training and corporate wellness programs.” 20 • June 2020

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Providing Expert Service in Boulder Since 2004 Brad, through his 2Q Homes Company, recently completed their first project with Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, where they donated time and labor for a three-unit new-build affordable housing townhouse development. 2Q Homes anticipate having an ongoing relationship with the charitable organization. “2Q Homes is proud of every project we complete for clients from bathroom or kitchen remodels to whole home flips, with exceptionally good reviews. However, the project that we are most proud of is the partnership that has been established with the Flatirons Habitat for Humanity,” notes Brad. According to the Flatirons Habitat for Humanity website, “Flatirons Habitat was chartered as a Habitat for Humanity International affiliate in 1993. Habitat for Humanity partners with the people in our community – and across the world – to help

them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With the support of our volunteers, partners, and donors, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build better lives for themselves and for their families. Today, Habitat for Humanity has served more than 9.8 million people in more than 70 countries around the world, and completes the construction or repair of a home every four minutes.” 2Q Homes and the Quiller Team are both growing and grateful enterprises, but it seems at the heart of their energy and passion is to give back to the community “that has given so much to us,” say both Al and Brad. The evidence would seem to bear that out.

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Pathways Music Therapy, LLC, in Boulder,” according to the Orchestra website. “Quiller is also Music Therapy Liaison with the Orchestra. Leah graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of New Hampshire then moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University where she earned her Master of Music in Music Therapy, emphasis in Neurologic Music Therapy.”  As a Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow (former Arizona US Representative Gabby Gifford, who’s recovery therapy, after her brush with death in a shooting, included NMT), Leah has additional training in neuroscience, physiology and brain malfunction. She served as the Chair of Social and Public Relations for the Colorado Association for Music Therapy for two years and now works with the Colorado Music Therapy Task Force to advocate for legislative recognition at the state capitol. Mrs. Quiller also facilitates the Orchestra’s “The GLOW Project, a Dementia & Sensory Friendly Concert Series bringing together individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, sensory disorders, and cognitive & physical disabilities along with their families and caregivers for a community-building, heart-filling concert experience. GLOW stands for Grow, Life, Open, Wonder. Al and Kenna Quiller were married in 1983. Kenna volunteers her time with Stephen Ministries, a national ministry, as leader and referral coordinator associated locally with the nearly 150-year-old Grace Commons Church (formerly First Pres, Boulder). “I participate in training Stephen Ministers and serve as the referrals coordinator matching care receivers with Stephen Ministers,” notes Quiller on her Linkedin profile. The approximately 70 Stephen Ministers based out of  “Grace Commons” help individuals with a kind of Christian counseling “offering prayer, Scripture, confession and absolution as healing agents,” according to the fall 2018 issue of Boulder Quarterly. All this is offered in complete confidentiality for as long as it is needed. Kenna has also owned Kenna L. Quiller & Associates since 2000 which describes itself as providing “organizational development consulting, strategic development, management development and training and corporate wellness programs.” 20 • June 2020

Furnaces certifications with CO detector

$165 SqueaksServices.com

(303) 280-5765 Taking Care of our Families By Making Sure Yours is Safe! We prioritize the needs of Real Estate Agents and communicate with urgency! We understand how important closing deals are and we want to be Helpful, Ethical, Accountable, Resourceful and Thankful.

General plumbing, drain, and HVAC is our business and we use HEART to get things done quickly and efficiently.

Furnace cleaning with filter change with CO detector

$75 Sewer camera

$145 Plumbing inspections

$100 General drain clearing

$125

Providing Expert Service in Boulder Since 2004 Brad, through his 2Q Homes Company, recently completed their first project with Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, where they donated time and labor for a three-unit new-build affordable housing townhouse development. 2Q Homes anticipate having an ongoing relationship with the charitable organization. “2Q Homes is proud of every project we complete for clients from bathroom or kitchen remodels to whole home flips, with exceptionally good reviews. However, the project that we are most proud of is the partnership that has been established with the Flatirons Habitat for Humanity,” notes Brad. According to the Flatirons Habitat for Humanity website, “Flatirons Habitat was chartered as a Habitat for Humanity International affiliate in 1993. Habitat for Humanity partners with the people in our community – and across the world – to help

them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With the support of our volunteers, partners, and donors, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build better lives for themselves and for their families. Today, Habitat for Humanity has served more than 9.8 million people in more than 70 countries around the world, and completes the construction or repair of a home every four minutes.” 2Q Homes and the Quiller Team are both growing and grateful enterprises, but it seems at the heart of their energy and passion is to give back to the community “that has given so much to us,” say both Al and Brad. The evidence would seem to bear that out.

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ask the architect

How home design may change

POST-PANDEMIC By Scott Rodwin, owner of Rodwin Architecture/ Skycastle Construction

like (programmable) framed art when not in use. Or more commonly, if they nest their TV into custom built-in casework, it tends to look discrete and integrated into the room decor.

I’m writing this article from the same place you might be reading it – your make-shift home office. And whether it’s a converted guest bedroom or you took over the kitchen table, you’ve probably become painfully aware of how important a good space is for work. So have your clients. In the wake of the state’s ‘Shelter at Home’ order, many of us have a new perspective on how our home can support our lives (or not). Here are my Top 10 take-aways on how the pandemic may shift your clients’ thinking about what they want in a home.

Food storage – COVID created a newfound anxiety in many households about possible food shortages, so some are increasing the size of kitchen pantries and are adding auxiliary fridges and freezers. Note that fridges use more electricity than any other appliances in the house, so make sure they are Energy Star rated.

7.

8.

Home office - So let’s start with that most critical and suddenly obvious space. Home offices have been an increasing trend over the last decade and this moment will likely permanently cement that as a “must have” in many people’s minds. In many households, having two dedicated work spaces will become the norm. Fortunately, they can be quite small, but they do typically need a door, some natural light and decent artificial lighting. Choosing the right location is critical to its success; specifically, are they looking to stay connected or be isolated from the rest of the household activity?

floors of a home. It can make a huge difference in allowing multiple people to simultaneously use the home without driving each other nuts.

1.

2.

Home investment - Between the stock market falling off a cliff, the

apparent stability of the housing market (so far) and the lowest interest rates we’re likely to see in our lifetime, many people are considering investing more of their money in their homes. For the last decade construction costs have been going up roughly 10%/year. With the shutdown, we may see a temporary flattening of these increases as contractors are suddenly hungry for work for the first time in ten years. But when the brakes come off the economy later this year, it will likely trigger a wave of deferred construction projects, so if your clients want to lock in a contractor’s attention and better pricing, don’t delay in getting the project started.

3.

Acoustic insulation – “Will you kids keep it down!?! Mommy is

having a very important phone call with the President of Chardonnay!” Higher-end homes often have acoustic insulation (cotton or fiberglass) in the walls around bathrooms and bedrooms, and between 22 • June 2020

4.

Home gym – One

of the things many of us miss the most right now is the ability to get proper exercise. And while going for a bike ride or a jog around the neighborhood is great when the weather is nice and someone can watch the kids, a home gym gives us the flexibility to work out anytime, and do things other than just cardio. Minimum typical size is that of a small bedroom, so in some cases it can be converted from space that you already have. Most importantly, make sure it’s a space that you want to be in (not a windowless basement with 7ft. head height), otherwise all that fancy equipment is going to get really lonely. Mother-in-law suite/ADU – Around the Boulder area and elsewhere, cities are relaxing rules for Accessory Dwelling Units, realizing that it is one of the most important tools for

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creating low-impact affordable housing, as well as increased cash flow and lifestyle convenience for homeowners. During COVID, many families are suddenly having an unexpected multi-generational living experience. Maintaining some privacy (with separate entrances and kitchens) by means of an ADU gives families greater flexibility and long-term social sustainability. Many of these ADU’s are also being created with “Universal design” principals in mind (handi-capped accessible entrances, 3 ft. wide doorways, roll-in showers, etc.) for aging parents. ADU’s are generally allowed in the City (with conditions), but are substantially more restricted in the unincorporated County. Licenses are transferrable with the sale of the property. Separate kids’ TV/game area – Are your clients tired of hearing ‘Call of Duty’ explode in the background while they’re writing their novel, hosting a Zoom call or doing their taxes? On the flip side of creating a separate area for adults to work, many households are creating kids TV/game areas that can be closed off.  One way to do this without adding yet more square footage is to give the kids what might have been the media room, and make the Great room into the main TV space. “But we don’t want the main social space to be visually dominated by a TV!”, your clients protest.  One clever solution is to disguise it with something like the Samsung Frame TV, which looks

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Multi-tasking spaces – If you add

up all your clients’ “must have” spaces it could quickly bloat the size of the house, which may not be possible or desirable due to building codes, the size of the property, your client’s budget or their sustainability values. The “Not so Big House” movement recommends designing every space to do double duty. For example, use a Murphy bed (folds into the wall), a fold-down sewing table, or a floor-to-ceiling wall of builtin storage for crafts in a single room, instead of building a separate space for each. It also saves money – even though custom-built furnishings like these can be expensive, they are much cheaper than extra square footage. Breathe easy – If your clients want to be sure that the air in the home is healthy they can add an advanced air filter to the forced air ductwork. Nearly all homes have a filter, but some are far more robust than others. The fanciest of these is called a HEPA filter and is able to screen out particles as small as a virus. They can also increase the amount of fresh outdoor air that they’re bringing into a home without ruining their energy-efficiency by adding an Energy-recovery ventilator (ERV).  

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Resiliency & Technology – With our increas-

ing dependency on our electronic devices, many homeowners are opting to add battery back-up power. For the Tesla Powerwall and other lithium-ion based options, prices range from $7K-50K depending on how much of their house they want to run and for how long (most commonly: garage door, security system, basic lighting, and a handful of outlets connected to key equipment like your fridge, WiFi router and sump pump). At this point most battery solutions can only support a home for a matter of hours, but that may be sufficient to get them through short-term power outages. One other tech upgrade people are choosing is Cat5 or Cat6 wiring for optimal internet speeds. BONUS IDEA

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Indoor/outdoor - In an

age where our home has become our sanctuary and café patios, playgrounds and parks are suddenly off-limits, the outdoor spaces around the home may become more even more precious. They can cover porches and add misters to make them cool in the summer, and give them radiant heat or fire-pits to keep them comfy when it’s a little nippy. Making the outdoor spaces useable more of the year can also make it less important to increase the size of your home.

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POST-PANDEMIC By Scott Rodwin, owner of Rodwin Architecture/ Skycastle Construction

like (programmable) framed art when not in use. Or more commonly, if they nest their TV into custom built-in casework, it tends to look discrete and integrated into the room decor.

I’m writing this article from the same place you might be reading it – your make-shift home office. And whether it’s a converted guest bedroom or you took over the kitchen table, you’ve probably become painfully aware of how important a good space is for work. So have your clients. In the wake of the state’s ‘Shelter at Home’ order, many of us have a new perspective on how our home can support our lives (or not). Here are my Top 10 take-aways on how the pandemic may shift your clients’ thinking about what they want in a home.

Food storage – COVID created a newfound anxiety in many households about possible food shortages, so some are increasing the size of kitchen pantries and are adding auxiliary fridges and freezers. Note that fridges use more electricity than any other appliances in the house, so make sure they are Energy Star rated.

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Home office - So let’s start with that most critical and suddenly obvious space. Home offices have been an increasing trend over the last decade and this moment will likely permanently cement that as a “must have” in many people’s minds. In many households, having two dedicated work spaces will become the norm. Fortunately, they can be quite small, but they do typically need a door, some natural light and decent artificial lighting. Choosing the right location is critical to its success; specifically, are they looking to stay connected or be isolated from the rest of the household activity?

floors of a home. It can make a huge difference in allowing multiple people to simultaneously use the home without driving each other nuts.

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2.

Home investment - Between the stock market falling off a cliff, the

apparent stability of the housing market (so far) and the lowest interest rates we’re likely to see in our lifetime, many people are considering investing more of their money in their homes. For the last decade construction costs have been going up roughly 10%/year. With the shutdown, we may see a temporary flattening of these increases as contractors are suddenly hungry for work for the first time in ten years. But when the brakes come off the economy later this year, it will likely trigger a wave of deferred construction projects, so if your clients want to lock in a contractor’s attention and better pricing, don’t delay in getting the project started.

3.

Acoustic insulation – “Will you kids keep it down!?! Mommy is

having a very important phone call with the President of Chardonnay!” Higher-end homes often have acoustic insulation (cotton or fiberglass) in the walls around bathrooms and bedrooms, and between 22 • June 2020

4.

Home gym – One

of the things many of us miss the most right now is the ability to get proper exercise. And while going for a bike ride or a jog around the neighborhood is great when the weather is nice and someone can watch the kids, a home gym gives us the flexibility to work out anytime, and do things other than just cardio. Minimum typical size is that of a small bedroom, so in some cases it can be converted from space that you already have. Most importantly, make sure it’s a space that you want to be in (not a windowless basement with 7ft. head height), otherwise all that fancy equipment is going to get really lonely. Mother-in-law suite/ADU – Around the Boulder area and elsewhere, cities are relaxing rules for Accessory Dwelling Units, realizing that it is one of the most important tools for

5.

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creating low-impact affordable housing, as well as increased cash flow and lifestyle convenience for homeowners. During COVID, many families are suddenly having an unexpected multi-generational living experience. Maintaining some privacy (with separate entrances and kitchens) by means of an ADU gives families greater flexibility and long-term social sustainability. Many of these ADU’s are also being created with “Universal design” principals in mind (handi-capped accessible entrances, 3 ft. wide doorways, roll-in showers, etc.) for aging parents. ADU’s are generally allowed in the City (with conditions), but are substantially more restricted in the unincorporated County. Licenses are transferrable with the sale of the property. Separate kids’ TV/game area – Are your clients tired of hearing ‘Call of Duty’ explode in the background while they’re writing their novel, hosting a Zoom call or doing their taxes? On the flip side of creating a separate area for adults to work, many households are creating kids TV/game areas that can be closed off.  One way to do this without adding yet more square footage is to give the kids what might have been the media room, and make the Great room into the main TV space. “But we don’t want the main social space to be visually dominated by a TV!”, your clients protest.  One clever solution is to disguise it with something like the Samsung Frame TV, which looks

6.

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Multi-tasking spaces – If you add

up all your clients’ “must have” spaces it could quickly bloat the size of the house, which may not be possible or desirable due to building codes, the size of the property, your client’s budget or their sustainability values. The “Not so Big House” movement recommends designing every space to do double duty. For example, use a Murphy bed (folds into the wall), a fold-down sewing table, or a floor-to-ceiling wall of builtin storage for crafts in a single room, instead of building a separate space for each. It also saves money – even though custom-built furnishings like these can be expensive, they are much cheaper than extra square footage. Breathe easy – If your clients want to be sure that the air in the home is healthy they can add an advanced air filter to the forced air ductwork. Nearly all homes have a filter, but some are far more robust than others. The fanciest of these is called a HEPA filter and is able to screen out particles as small as a virus. They can also increase the amount of fresh outdoor air that they’re bringing into a home without ruining their energy-efficiency by adding an Energy-recovery ventilator (ERV).  

9.

10.

Resiliency & Technology – With our increas-

ing dependency on our electronic devices, many homeowners are opting to add battery back-up power. For the Tesla Powerwall and other lithium-ion based options, prices range from $7K-50K depending on how much of their house they want to run and for how long (most commonly: garage door, security system, basic lighting, and a handful of outlets connected to key equipment like your fridge, WiFi router and sump pump). At this point most battery solutions can only support a home for a matter of hours, but that may be sufficient to get them through short-term power outages. One other tech upgrade people are choosing is Cat5 or Cat6 wiring for optimal internet speeds. BONUS IDEA

11.

Indoor/outdoor - In an

age where our home has become our sanctuary and café patios, playgrounds and parks are suddenly off-limits, the outdoor spaces around the home may become more even more precious. They can cover porches and add misters to make them cool in the summer, and give them radiant heat or fire-pits to keep them comfy when it’s a little nippy. Making the outdoor spaces useable more of the year can also make it less important to increase the size of your home.

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Fidelity National Title COLORADO

The company began serving the Centennial state just after World War II. Headquartered in Denver, it’s an industry leader in technology for REALTORS®, Lenders and consumers and is the preeminent provider of Nationwide Title and Settlement Services including but not limited to 1031 Exchanges, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Title and Escrow, For Sale by Owner, Foreclosures, and Refinances. The depth of knowledge possessed by the company’s leadership and front-line employees is staggering but not surprising.To lead in and understand the red hot Denver metro and Boulder County housing markets, complicated rural land parcels on the Western slope, and all points in between requires ingenuity and empathy, and those qualities are consistently what make Fidelity National Title the state’s first choice for title and settlement services.

You couldn’t write a better narrative than one about a 150-year-old title insurance company that collided with a pandemic and emerged more agile, more creative, and more valuable to its clients and customers than ever before. It’s not fiction; this is the Fidelity National Title Colorado story.

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While all of Fidelity National Title’s employees deserve credit and are responsible for moving the company forward, innovating, and working toward a common goal during the global pandemic, three women in particular have spearheaded Fidelity’s efforts to chart a course for growth in Colorado, coronavirus notwithstanding. Tina LeMieux, Vice President of Escrow and Compliance, has been the rock of the company’s infrastructure, especially navigating the nuances of the emergency rulings that have affected the industry. Sharon Dixon, State Sales Manager and Vice President

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of Operations in the Denver Metro, Boulder, Longmont and Greely areas, has successfully facilitated multiple brand and office consolidations, developed Fidelity’s personnel assets, and expanded the company’s market share. Jean Clements, Vice President of Marketing for Colorado, specializes in the development and execution of marketing initiatives, using her charismatic leadership skills and her consistent determination to optimize Fidelity’s digital marketing programs. The stay-at-home orders in Colorado, brought about by Covid-19, have been extremely challenging for the real estate industry, and Fidelity also felt the sting. “The pandemic has forced individuals who were perhaps reticent to embrace emerging technology to do so,” Dixon says. “We were on an exciting path, and then this happened. Our staff has retooled and reinvented as necessary to stay youthful and creative, able to rise to the challenges we’re all experiencing. I’m very proud of our team’s ability to adapt.” About six months ago, Sharon and Jean began working closely with the shared goal of melding Fidelity’s traditional business practices with crucial new technologies and taking a fresh look at how to make the customer experience even better. “Our focus is the customer experience,” Jean says. “Whether you’ve been doing this for 20 years or it’s your first transaction, we want you to come to the closing table with confidence.”

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sponsor spotlight By Darren Thornberry

Fidelity National Title COLORADO

The company began serving the Centennial state just after World War II. Headquartered in Denver, it’s an industry leader in technology for REALTORS®, Lenders and consumers and is the preeminent provider of Nationwide Title and Settlement Services including but not limited to 1031 Exchanges, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Title and Escrow, For Sale by Owner, Foreclosures, and Refinances. The depth of knowledge possessed by the company’s leadership and front-line employees is staggering but not surprising.To lead in and understand the red hot Denver metro and Boulder County housing markets, complicated rural land parcels on the Western slope, and all points in between requires ingenuity and empathy, and those qualities are consistently what make Fidelity National Title the state’s first choice for title and settlement services.

You couldn’t write a better narrative than one about a 150-year-old title insurance company that collided with a pandemic and emerged more agile, more creative, and more valuable to its clients and customers than ever before. It’s not fiction; this is the Fidelity National Title Colorado story.

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While all of Fidelity National Title’s employees deserve credit and are responsible for moving the company forward, innovating, and working toward a common goal during the global pandemic, three women in particular have spearheaded Fidelity’s efforts to chart a course for growth in Colorado, coronavirus notwithstanding. Tina LeMieux, Vice President of Escrow and Compliance, has been the rock of the company’s infrastructure, especially navigating the nuances of the emergency rulings that have affected the industry. Sharon Dixon, State Sales Manager and Vice President

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of Operations in the Denver Metro, Boulder, Longmont and Greely areas, has successfully facilitated multiple brand and office consolidations, developed Fidelity’s personnel assets, and expanded the company’s market share. Jean Clements, Vice President of Marketing for Colorado, specializes in the development and execution of marketing initiatives, using her charismatic leadership skills and her consistent determination to optimize Fidelity’s digital marketing programs. The stay-at-home orders in Colorado, brought about by Covid-19, have been extremely challenging for the real estate industry, and Fidelity also felt the sting. “The pandemic has forced individuals who were perhaps reticent to embrace emerging technology to do so,” Dixon says. “We were on an exciting path, and then this happened. Our staff has retooled and reinvented as necessary to stay youthful and creative, able to rise to the challenges we’re all experiencing. I’m very proud of our team’s ability to adapt.” About six months ago, Sharon and Jean began working closely with the shared goal of melding Fidelity’s traditional business practices with crucial new technologies and taking a fresh look at how to make the customer experience even better. “Our focus is the customer experience,” Jean says. “Whether you’ve been doing this for 20 years or it’s your first transaction, we want you to come to the closing table with confidence.”

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trying to stay on the Fidelity considers cusp of trends and itself a true part“We were on an exciting path, and then this look for new localner of its customized data that we ers. It is known happened. Our staff has retooled and reinvented as can share with our globally for procustomers,” Jean tecting consumnecessary to stay youthful and creative, able to rise to explains. ers’ money from the challenges we’re all experiencing.” wire fraud and is Dixon has been in this incredibly conindustry for almost servative when it 40 years and does not comes to guarding its clients’ capital. The company has its own title ing technology that makes work more waver about two things: The business has to be profitable and it only plant and internal underwriting, so complex transefficient, leveraging social media, and becomes so by working as a team. actions are all in a day’s work. Many of Fidelity’s learning from tech-savvy salespeople People out for themselves will fade, closing associates have been doing this work for in order to thrive in their work. It and those that work collaboratively 15 or 20 years; their expertise is the backbone of sounds easy enough, but theirs is a and compassionately will rise with every transaction. relationship-driven business where their colleagues and customers. “I’m being together in person greases the wanting something better for us when When asked what kind of shape the industry will be wheels of sales and marketing. we come through this,” she says. in this summer, Sharon replies, “There’s no crystal “More life balance, more success, a ball. A lot depends on consumer confidence. What Fidelity’s marketing leadership team smarter way of meeting people...I can I can tell you is, however it recovers, it will change is a three-person juggernaut, headed envision a lot of good things!” the way we do things. ‘Business as usual’ is not by Clements, that is training its sales what we’ll see, but it’s exciting because it will cause staff to unleash every tool available Whatever job you hold in the real us to step back and do some reinventing.” and grow their business. With the estate industry, you know that ability to meet customers in person title insurance provides evidence of As we all know, necessity is the mother of inventemporarily off the table, that has title and insures ownership of real tion, but that goes for reinvention, too, which has not been a walk in the park. Yet Jean property. Fidelity National Title defined the last few months for Fidelity. Just a few praises her employees’ commitment Colorado, which has been protecting short months ago, it was assumed that meetings, to stay in front of clients by any the residents of Colorado since 1946, whenever possible, must take place in person. Now, available means and keep pushing believes it’s the cornerstone to a safe weekly online calls with 200 people are the norm. themselves to the next level. “With and successful residential investment. Fidelity’s clients and staff are necessarily embracso many unknowns right now, we’re Who better to partner with to achieve your goals, especially now?

Sharon Dixon (303.889.8200) and Jean Clements (303.889.8401) would be thrilled to hear from you today. fntcolorado.com

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FINANCIAL

TIPS

FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADS financial fitness By Shauna Osborne

CONGRATULATIONS – the big day has finally arrived! Although I’m sure this senior year looked pretty different from how you anticipated (thanks, COVID-19!), high school graduation nevertheless is an exciting time for both students and parents. Now that your grownup, independent future is spreading out before you, there are so many variables to consider: college? Job? Military service? Travel? Finances? Yep, that’s a big one! It can feel overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin with managing your own finances. Check out (and share with your favorite grad!) the tips below to get started on the right foot!

Make a budget.

Creating a sensible budget for yourself is a crucial first step and will help you spend less than you earn. Once you know where your money is going, you can better understand how to make it go where you want. There are many ways to approach setting up a budget – you might write everything out on paper or choose one of many excellent budgeting apps available (I like Mint). Most important is having an accurate account of your income and your major fixed expenses, such as utilities, food, rent, etc. Establish credit (responsibly).

This is the perfect time to establish and/or build up your credit, but proceed with caution. Credit is a useful and necessary financial tool, but only if you understand how to use it properly. First, take time to research and understand what determines your credit score; after all, your score affects practically every decision these days, including your ability to take out loans (and those loans’ interest rates), rent a house or apartment, or even open utilities or a cell phone contract in your name. Then, when

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you’re ready to build some credit history, start small! Stay within your means; choose a small loan or a credit card with a low limit and interest rate, and establish a regular pattern of ontime payments. Start an emergency fund.

An emergency fund is money you keep in a savings account to be used for emergencies only; it can help you deal with unanticipated expenses that crop up, such as car repairs, vet bills, or plane tickets home. Aim to save $1,000, then $2,000, working toward three to six months’ worth of living expenses in savings. Having this support in place will help you avoid needless financial anxiety and credit card debt. Finally, have fun! No, really! You’re entering what is likely the most exciting and carefree time of your life, and you don’t even need to spend a lot of money to do it, particularly if you’re on a college campus. Connect with new people, volunteer, join a club or team – the options are endless, so enjoy!

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trying to stay on the Fidelity considers cusp of trends and itself a true part“We were on an exciting path, and then this look for new localner of its customized data that we ers. It is known happened. Our staff has retooled and reinvented as can share with our globally for procustomers,” Jean tecting consumnecessary to stay youthful and creative, able to rise to explains. ers’ money from the challenges we’re all experiencing.” wire fraud and is Dixon has been in this incredibly conindustry for almost servative when it 40 years and does not comes to guarding its clients’ capital. The company has its own title ing technology that makes work more waver about two things: The business has to be profitable and it only plant and internal underwriting, so complex transefficient, leveraging social media, and becomes so by working as a team. actions are all in a day’s work. Many of Fidelity’s learning from tech-savvy salespeople People out for themselves will fade, closing associates have been doing this work for in order to thrive in their work. It and those that work collaboratively 15 or 20 years; their expertise is the backbone of sounds easy enough, but theirs is a and compassionately will rise with every transaction. relationship-driven business where their colleagues and customers. “I’m being together in person greases the wanting something better for us when When asked what kind of shape the industry will be wheels of sales and marketing. we come through this,” she says. in this summer, Sharon replies, “There’s no crystal “More life balance, more success, a ball. A lot depends on consumer confidence. What Fidelity’s marketing leadership team smarter way of meeting people...I can I can tell you is, however it recovers, it will change is a three-person juggernaut, headed envision a lot of good things!” the way we do things. ‘Business as usual’ is not by Clements, that is training its sales what we’ll see, but it’s exciting because it will cause staff to unleash every tool available Whatever job you hold in the real us to step back and do some reinventing.” and grow their business. With the estate industry, you know that ability to meet customers in person title insurance provides evidence of As we all know, necessity is the mother of inventemporarily off the table, that has title and insures ownership of real tion, but that goes for reinvention, too, which has not been a walk in the park. Yet Jean property. Fidelity National Title defined the last few months for Fidelity. Just a few praises her employees’ commitment Colorado, which has been protecting short months ago, it was assumed that meetings, to stay in front of clients by any the residents of Colorado since 1946, whenever possible, must take place in person. Now, available means and keep pushing believes it’s the cornerstone to a safe weekly online calls with 200 people are the norm. themselves to the next level. “With and successful residential investment. Fidelity’s clients and staff are necessarily embracso many unknowns right now, we’re Who better to partner with to achieve your goals, especially now?

Sharon Dixon (303.889.8200) and Jean Clements (303.889.8401) would be thrilled to hear from you today. fntcolorado.com

28 • June 2020

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FINANCIAL

TIPS

FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADS financial fitness By Shauna Osborne

CONGRATULATIONS – the big day has finally arrived! Although I’m sure this senior year looked pretty different from how you anticipated (thanks, COVID-19!), high school graduation nevertheless is an exciting time for both students and parents. Now that your grownup, independent future is spreading out before you, there are so many variables to consider: college? Job? Military service? Travel? Finances? Yep, that’s a big one! It can feel overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin with managing your own finances. Check out (and share with your favorite grad!) the tips below to get started on the right foot!

Make a budget.

Creating a sensible budget for yourself is a crucial first step and will help you spend less than you earn. Once you know where your money is going, you can better understand how to make it go where you want. There are many ways to approach setting up a budget – you might write everything out on paper or choose one of many excellent budgeting apps available (I like Mint). Most important is having an accurate account of your income and your major fixed expenses, such as utilities, food, rent, etc. Establish credit (responsibly).

This is the perfect time to establish and/or build up your credit, but proceed with caution. Credit is a useful and necessary financial tool, but only if you understand how to use it properly. First, take time to research and understand what determines your credit score; after all, your score affects practically every decision these days, including your ability to take out loans (and those loans’ interest rates), rent a house or apartment, or even open utilities or a cell phone contract in your name. Then, when

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you’re ready to build some credit history, start small! Stay within your means; choose a small loan or a credit card with a low limit and interest rate, and establish a regular pattern of ontime payments. Start an emergency fund.

An emergency fund is money you keep in a savings account to be used for emergencies only; it can help you deal with unanticipated expenses that crop up, such as car repairs, vet bills, or plane tickets home. Aim to save $1,000, then $2,000, working toward three to six months’ worth of living expenses in savings. Having this support in place will help you avoid needless financial anxiety and credit card debt. Finally, have fun! No, really! You’re entering what is likely the most exciting and carefree time of your life, and you don’t even need to spend a lot of money to do it, particularly if you’re on a college campus. Connect with new people, volunteer, join a club or team – the options are endless, so enjoy!

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