I grew up in a small town, Colby, Kansas, and in a big family. I was the seventh of eight children. The dinner table was a place where stories were shared about our day, and I navigated my way to get 2nd helpings before they were finished off. You could say that’s where I began developing my negotiation skills.
I dreamed of being a radio announcer at a “big city” station. When it came time for me to go to college, I decided to study journalism in broadcasting and management. And that college experience gave me opportunities to explore that interest. I was a play-by-play announcer for the school’s Junior College basketball team and an on air “disc-jockey” at the University of Kansas...Rock Chalk!
It seemed to be the right decision for me as I took various broadcast jobs across the country. I spent 10 years working in radio and the field of communications. I was effectively a professional communicator! During that time, I met my lovely wife Jane, we got married, and settled in Madison, Wisconsin for a few years. Jane was going to the UW there, studying for an advanced degree in French education. While working as an afternoon drive radio announcer I came to the realization that making it as a radio announcer was losing its luster. I found myself pondering what kind of work I should tackle next. I knew I loved meeting new people, working with them, and communicating with them. I sold books door-to-door during the summers in college and found the work engaging and learned a lot about human nature. I wanted to pursue a field where I could work with diverse and interesting people. It’s not all that different from how you first drum up business in real estate.
It wasn’t until we moved to Colorado that I began to work in the industry. I met people and developed organic relationships. Once people discovered I was a licensed broker, they’d come to me with questions. That was when I first realized how a real estate broker brings value to their clients and a real estate transaction.
It has been a great career for me as a dad as it has offered flexibility to spend time with my family. Jane and I have three kids, Grant, Abe, and Stella who are pursuing their careers.
A key to a successful business relationship is communication. I recognize that people prefer to communicate in a variety of ways. I stay in touch with my clients during a transaction in the way that works for them. I respect those I do business with and feel that they treat me the same. Over the years...I've learned a lot, and in the event that I don’t have an answer to a question, I’ll most likely know where to find it.
I have assisted 100's of clients buy and sell real estate and as the Managing Broker for two RE/MAX Offices for five years in Evergreen and Conifer, oversaw over 5000 real estate transactions for more than 70 real estate brokers.
The emotional aspects of a real estate transaction are at the forefront of my mind. I keep a level head to guide clients through inevitable challenges and focus on the positive end result. Assisting clients reach their goals and objectives is the high point, the pinnacle of what I do…sharing in the joy clients have at the closing table or the relief and satisfaction they feel upon a successful closing. I look forward to and welcome the opportunity to possibly share these feelings with you when we secure the home of your dreams or successfully complete the sale of your home. The best part has been getting to know so many wonderful people whom I’ve had the honor of working with. I am grateful! We live in Conifer and I enjoy hiking whenever I can and long distance backpacking with friends and family...and look forward to some upcoming solo backpacking trips too.
I'm doing a podcast called To the Foothills, a Colorado Lifestyle and real estate podcast focusing on the nuances of buying and selling real estate in our foothills community and our Colorado lifestyle. I interview area experts, residents and Colorado adventurers. Check out the "To the Foothills Podcast"! It's fun and informative!
Real Clients. Real Stories.
"It was a pleasure working with Robert! His communication is excellent and he has a wealth of knowledge specific to mountain living. His calm and professional demeanor really helped to minimize the stress we were feeling about the home selling process. I will be recommending Robert to friends without hesitation."
Home Buyer | Shawnee, CO
"Robert is the most authentic person I know. He was patient, intelligent, and experienced with the foothills housing market. His guidance and advise, were right on. His support service providers are top notch. I completely put my trust in Robert and together we found the perfect home in paradise. Today, Robert and I are good friends. We hike and have coffee together. How many people can say that about their REALTOR®? From the heart, I highly recommend Robert."
Home Buyer | Evergreen, CO
"This is my second time using Robert's services. If you are looking for an agent that is very knowledgeable regarding the local real estate market, keeps you informed of every step, checks in with you frequently, is very responsive and has a great understanding of the entire buying/selling process then Robert is your agent."
Buyer & Seller | Bailey, CO
"Robert has assisted us in buying and selling four properties throughout the years, and I cannot recommend Robert highly enough! He provides an almost Zen-like calmness to the transaction, which belies his extensive knowledge and expertise in selling and marketing mountain homes. If you are looking for a trustworthy advocate to help you sell or buy your next home, I recommend Robert."
Buyer & Seller | Conifer, CO
"We would give Robert 10 out of 5 stars if we could! Robert's knowledge of the current market within our wide search range (from Conifer to Nederland) was exceptional even during this unsteady time in the real estate marketplace. His knowledge gave us an incredible peace of mind that we were making appropriate decisions regarding our offers."
Home Buyer | Golden, CO
"Robert was wonderful to work with on the sale of my Condo. I had worked with him on another sale and he, again, did not disappoint! He was responsive to my texts, emails, and phone calls. He was hands on through every facet of the listing, showings, and closing of this transaction. He is very professional and an extremely kind and understanding person."
Home Seller | Littleton, CO
"Robert is the ultimate professional and a joy to work with! He recently helped us sell our Evergreen home and we were so pleased with his top notch marketing, staging and photography team. Thanks to Robert, this was by far the easiest real estate transaction I've participated in and I'm truly grateful for all his hard work and guidance."
Home Seller | Evergreen, CO
"Robert was an excellent REALTOR® for my wife and I. As anyone buying or selling a home knows, it's stressful, confusing, and exhausting. Robert made all that easier with great communication, great effort, and with kindness and patience throughout. I would highly recommend Robert if you are looking to buy or sell a house. He is a wonderful person."
Home Seller | Shawnee, CO
"This is my second time working with Robert on the sale of my home and the purchase of another. It is a pleasure working with Robert--very professional, knowledgeable and accessible. He makes what could be a difficult process so much easier and enjoyable. I highly recommend him."