Terry is a Denver native, who grew up in the Southeast part of town. He graduated from Denver University in 1988 with a degree in Business Administration. He has had his real estate license since 2005, but was investing in real estate long before then. By 2005, Terry owned 14 rental units in the Denver and Pueblo area. Get to know even more about Terry below!
What attracted you to real estate?
My first exposure was reading the book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”. The light bulb really went on that working 14 hours every day, in a restaurant wasn’t going to get me where I want to go.
You probably wear a lot of different hats. What are they?
I have had the best assistant on the planet, for the past 6 years, Cassie Laderer. So, my number of hats is a lot less than most. But, recently, my “biggest hat” has been helping train my brother in the business.
The most important hat, though, is being a CEO of my business (as Brian Buffini says). Treating your profession as a real business is tough, a lot of times.
What has been your strongest area of growth?
Since joining me 4 months ago, my brother has made me realize that I way underestimate what value I bring to my clients. I have always thought that real estate agents were the most over paid people, ever. Tommy has really made me realize that I do bring real value to my clients.
Any tips for first-time buyers or sellers?
Hmmm, I think my tips for first time buyers and sellers, would be the same as any buyer or seller. And, that is, find an agent that you are compatible with, personality wise (especially buyers, who are going to be spending a ton of time with their agent).
The other tip would be to find out what kind of production/experience (sorry newer agents) the agent you are potentially working with, has.
If you could live in any TV home, which one would it be?
Is this kind of like, if I was a flower, what would I be? Hehe. Lets see……..I would probably say the show Friends. I love the idea of having a lot of people close to me, living nearby me.
What’s your dream vacation house?
Without a doubt, a sweet condo in the heart of Vail Village. Even though I don’t ski anymore, I love the vibe of Vail Village!
Favorite house that you’ve sold this year?
This may sound weird, but it was a $300k, fixer upper, in Ruby Hill. And, it wasn’t about the house, it was about the couple. They are 96 years old, and truly amazing human beings. I learned more about what is important in life from them; than my previous 14 years in real estate.
Would you ever want to live in a castle?
Ummm, probably not; unless I had a full staff to take care of the castle.
Why should CO homebuyers choose a Your Castle agent?
Because Lon and Charles truly make YC agents the most knowledgeable in the industry. Having access to all the analysis they have done; makes us the best in Denver.