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REALTORS in the News

Regional Spotlight: Denver

Denver-area REALTOR Matthew Leprino recently spoke with REI INK about Denver's booming residential real estate market despite a dip during the COVID-19 shutdown. Leprino notes that the State of Colorado classified construction as an essential business, which most likely helped cushion the slide in the market as a result of coronavirus. He also said that many buyers weren't as concerned with...

From 3-D Walk-Throughs to Zoom Consultations, Boulder County’s Residential Real Estate Agents Adapt to COVID-19 Restrictions

“There was clearly a pent-up demand for the spring market for buyers who were waiting to buy and were not able to look at homes for those, say, four to six weeks,” Boulder-area REALTOR Kelly Moye told the Longmont Times-Call. “And as soon as things opened up again, they went out and bought.” “While I think the virtual tours are...

Denver Post: As Market Reawakens Following Shutdown, Low-end Properties Turn Red Hot, While Upper End Buyers Search for Elbow Room

“The price range from zero to $400,000 is on fire, as hot as it can get,” says Matt Leprino, spokesperson for the Colorado Association of REALTORS. “In a normal year the market spikes in March and April and you see a peak in May, then less into summer,” Leprino said. When back-to-school approaches the fall-off is very demonstrable. “Usually you don’t...

CAR Remembers Gary Bauer

It is with great sadness that I the share news of Gary Bauer’s passing on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. As most of you know, Gary diligently served our profession in countless roles through the Jefferson County Association of REALTORS® and then Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®. In addition, Gary was a key figure at the state and national level in many capacities,...

Denverite: CAR Foundation Funds Rent and Mortgage Assistance in Response to the Pandemic

Last week, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation donated $125,000 to three Colorado non-profit organizations to help those Coloradans in need of housing assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We just knew that there were people needing assistance, and we wanted to get this done in a timely manner,” said Chris Djorup, Denver-area REALTOR® and Foundation Chair. “The...

CBS 4: Certain Aspects Of Colorado Housing Market Affected By Coronavirus

“In spite of the inability to show homes and the stay-at-home order, our market remains strong,” Kelly Moye, a Boulder-area REALTOR®, told CBS 4. “We’re still a little bit early right now … everything looks just peachy as if nothing happened.” “I think a lot of folks were maybe expecting a larger shift than occurred when, in fact, it wasn’t...

Poll: COVID-19 Is Making People Rethink Living in Big Cities

A new poll shows more people are considering moving to rural areas from larger cities due to the pandemic. “I do know there are some folks in NYC who seem to be flocking towards the country, which is understandable since it’s such a densely populated area,” Boulder-area REALTOR Kelly Moye told Fox 31. “Here what we’re really seeing more of is people...

Denver Post: Home Sales and New Listings Plunge Across Colorado in April – but Prices Don’t

Stay-at-Home orders resulted in decreased home sales across the Denver region, according to the April 2020 market statistics from CAR. “Everybody expected there would be this massive tanking of our market when it opened back up, but on the contrary, we are back to where we were. It isn’t doom and gloom,” Denver-area REALTOR Matthew Leprino told the Denver Post. He added,...

Denver Post: As Property Showings Resume, Builders and Agents See a Quick Resumption of Spring Interest from Buyers, Sellers

The Denver Post spoke with Denver-area REALTOR® Matt Leprino on the uptick of buyer interest now that statewide stay at home restrictions are being relax. “We’ve already seen plenty of showings; there’s pent-up demand,” Leprino said. “How long that will last is hard to tell, but showings are back up after dropping off.”  Read the full article. ...

Denver7 News: ‘Back to Normal Slowly’: Colorado REALTORS® Begin In-Home Showings Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Denver7 News spoke with two Colorado REALTORS® on their experiences with the residential real estate market as individual counties slowly begin to open up amid the coronavirus pandemic. "We were dead in the water for about three weeks," said REALTOR® Amy Salley, the lead buyer's agent with The Prevail Group at HomeSmart Cherry Creek. "But as soon as Douglas County...