REALTOR® Spotlight

Short interviews with our RE/MAX of Boulder agents

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Want to get to know our Realtors better? Our Realtor Spotlight Series highlights fun facts about them! This week we talk with our superb Realtor Pete Abel.

What’s one of the most interesting things you’ve done in your life?

Heli skiing in Canada!

Who inspires you?

My mother. 

Is there a fact no one would ever guess about you? 

I raced motorcycles when I was a teenager.

If you could go back in time or into the future, what year would you travel to?

I would travel 20 years into the future to see my grandchildren as adults.

Do you have a favorite nonprofit you work with and wish more people knew about?

Flatirons Habitat for Humanity. I have served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. My term limit was over in June of this

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Many congratulations to our very own Denise Patryas for being honored as Distinguished Realtor of the Year by Boulder Area Realtor Association. This is prestigious award recognizes her steadfast dedication, hard work, and leadership in the Realtor’s association, her profession, and the community. 

To contact Denise, call 303 818-5354 or email denisepatryas@boulderco.com

Click here to learn more about Denise. 

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Want to get to know our Realtors better? Our Realtor Spotlight Series highlights fun facts about them! This week we talk with our outstanding Realtor John Chamberlin.

What’s one of the most interesting things you’ve done in your life?

Went on a vacation deep into the Amazon jungle in Peru. So exciting and at times scary all at the same time. So cool!

Who inspires you?

My kids, they provide me energy, perspective, and purpose on a daily basis. 

Is there a fact no one would ever guess about you?

Yes, when I graduated from high school I was a little guy, only about 5 feet tall and 105 pounds. I wrestled in the 98 lb. weight class in high school. I hit a growth spurt after age 18 and my friends could not believe it was me when we would

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Want to get to know our Realtors better? Our Realtor Spotlight Series highlights fun facts about them! This week we talk with our superb Realtor Karla Bielanski. 

What’s one of the most interesting things you’ve done in your life?

I have had the pleasure of traveling all my life. Seeing the unique beauty and awe of lush jungles in Central America, crashing oceans and vibrant markets of Mexico, historic places of Europe, the chatter of Spanish and French, as well as all that America offers is a feast for the senses. Seeing how people in other countries live and think is a mind-expanding experience and we realize how much we are the same underneath it all. Now my young son (pictured above) travels with me too! 

Who inspires you?

My grandmother.

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By Terri Johnson, Realtor, RE/MAX of Boulder


Boulder County’s growing season is in full bloom – perfect for the plants we want in our garden. But it's also perfect for weeds.

Many of the chemical weed killers are toxic to the environment and to our kids and pets, too. Our furry and young family members need a yard free of chemicals to roll around in. You don't have to look farther than your kitchen for items that can do the trick. Here’s a helpful list, first published by Better Homes and Gardens.

1. Salt

Salt will kill weeds and any other vegetation, too. So only use salt where you don't want anything at all to grow. Salt can be used in the cracks in sidewalks, driveways, and pathways to eliminate plant growth. Just be sure the water

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Chip Bruss has deep roots in Colorado and the Southwest, growing up in Littleton. After attending Southern Utah State University, Chip moved to San Diego, where he founded B&B Communications, an award-winning multimedia production company, producing TV commercials and media communications for companies like Sony, IBM, and Xerox, earning numerous Emmy, Telly, and Addy awards along the way. After 14 years of creative production, Chip sold the company and joined The Ken Blanchard Companies (famous for “The One Minute Manager”), where he served as the Co-Founder and VP of Marketing of Coaching.com, an executive coaching network.       

Afterwards, Chip began his real estate career in Columbus, Ohio, and after building a successful practice with Real

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Published in BizWest on December 6, 2017.

The Boulder Valley real estate market has undergone a shift in 2017.  While we began the year in a fairly strong seller’s market, it soon became apparent that the indicators we track were pointing to a shift toward a more balanced market. 

Making predictions is always a risky business, but here are my top three predictions for 2018 and what they will likely mean for people in the market.

1. Appreciation will continue (but at a slower pace). 

While the Boulder area continues to top the country in total appreciation since 1991 (a whopping 371 percent), we have fallen out of the top 10 — to number 19 — nationally in terms of one-year appreciation (10.84 percent according to FHFA). Nevertheless, many

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Duane Duggan is an award-winner Realtor and author of the book, “Realtor for Life.” 

It’s the new year! Time for a fresh start – for reconsidering your finances and growing your investments. Real estate can be great way to build wealth. Most people start investing in real estate by buying a personal residence. Yet the majority of Americans will stop there in terms of building their real estate portfolio. This is because when people are motivated to buy their first investment property, they are often told they will need a 20- or 25-percent down payment. Finding it tough to save for that large sum, most go no further. However, if you are willing to move from house to house frequently, there is a way to build your portfolio with smaller down

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Duane Duggan is an award-winner Realtor and author of the book, “Realtor for Life.”

What is a lease option? Otherwise known as a “lease option to buy,” it is an agreement between a buyer and a property owner in which a buyer pays the owner money to purchase the property at a later date. This real estate tool can be a win/win for all parties involved, especially if both the buyer and seller would like to wait to make a transaction.

However, there are many details that need to be worked out to come to a satisfactory agreement. In Colorado, there is no Real Estate Commission-approved lease option form. Therefore, licensees would be practicing law to create such an agreement for clients. With that in mind, it is always a good idea to involve a real

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Our lobby this holiday season was filled with presents for Share-A-Gift, a local nonprofit which opens a toy shop for low-income families who can choose donated toys, books, bikes, and more as presents for their children. 2,000 children received presents from Share-A-Gift this year.

Our Realtors, staff, clients, and friends generously donated gifts -- and volunteered -- for this incredible cause. Our Realtor Patrick Dolan and his team donated gifts from their holiday party, our Managing Broker Todd Gullette serves on the Board of Share-A-Gift, our Realtor Mary Arnold Grow is a volunteer and will be up for Board election in the spring, and our Realtor Lisa Wade is a long-time volunteer and former Board member. Volunteers from our office also

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