Open letter to motivated individuals who want a career in Real Estate: I can teach you how to excel.
I believe that a career in Real Estate is one of THE ONLY professions that can offer you the potential to achieve pure, financial independence and wealth, without already being wealthy. Seriously. Your income is only limited by YOU. People from all walks of life, and from every educational background can be successful real estate agents. They can also be horrible real estate agents, and barely scrape by. What type of real estate agent would you like to be? If you’re already an agent, what type of agent are you? If you are not a top agent, would you like to be? If you are already a successful agent, would you like to achieve even more? If you want to be a successful agent, and are not currently a Keller Williams agent, we should talk.
Times are changing for me. Yes, I am STILL selling real estate – I am NOT retiring. I love my career and clients. However, I am beginning a new chapter – one of education and excellence. Have you thought about a career in Real Estate? I will be mentoring both new & experienced real estate agents. Do you want your real estate sponsor to be a knight or a Jedi? I would like to offer you real world education from a Jedi. =) I work at a TERRIFIC company (Keller Williams), with a WONDERFUL team leader (Tammie Daily), that offers inarguably the BEST ongoing education of any real estate company in the industry.
If you think you have what it takes to be an amazing real estate agent, this is it. This is your opportunity. And I am offering to help you for FREE. I am looking for a SELECT group of highly motivated individuals, who are go-getters, ethical, personable, service-oriented, hard working, and committed to their own success. I am not saying it will be easy, but it WILL be worth it. Your first year (and probably several more years) as a real estate agent will likely demand a 60-80 hour work week – if you are willing to do what I have done. I’m hoping you will benefit from my growing pains, and squeak by on the lower end of the scale. BUT, be prepared to give more…and reap the benefits. I will be your official sponsor, and it will be challenging. I will have high expectations for you, and I don’t like to be disappointed. Please contact me to discuss the possibilities if you believe it’s possible for you.
Rachel Betz to be Featured in Top Agent Magazine – Showcase of the Most Successful & Unique Realtors
Rachel Betz, Denver, Colorado Realtor will be featured in an upcoming issue of 2013 Top Agent Magazine.
Top Agent Magazine features articles highlighting real estate agents and firms, as well as industry expert editorials focusing on the business of real estate.
The magazine seeks out the most successful and unique Realtors and companies Nationally and Internationally to profile their accomplishments in in-depth feature stories. These stories highlight their production, community involvement, and industry involvement. The magazine continues to feature “up and coming” industry agents who bring a fresh perspective to the marketplace.
The featured industry experts help agents with their sales and marketing, education, finance, and business strategies. In addition, Top Agent Magazine includes motivating articles about the newest trends and products in the marketplace, which allow readers to learn how to bring their own careers to the next level.
Contact Rachel Betz directly for all your metro Denver Real Estate needs at: 303-534-5000
RACHEL BETZ COMPLETES LUXURY HOME MARKETING TRAINING, BUILDS EXPERTISE IN LUXURY HOME MARKET
(January 2013) — Rachel Betz with Keller Williams Denver Downtown Luxury Homes recently completed training with the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
Designees are sales associates who work to hone the special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service in the fine homes and estates marketplace. Members of The Institute who hold the CLHMS designation have documented performance in the TOP 10% of their markets, and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market. Less than 100 professional Realtors in Colorado have the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation.
The luxury real estate courses, which covered such topics as demographics of the affluent, lifestyle segmentation, trends and amenities in today’s luxury home product, and creating a marketing plan for the multi-million dollar property, were part of the requirement toward earning the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation, which The Institute awards internationally to sales professionals who meet performance standards in the upper-tier residential market.
Rachel Betz is an award-winning real estate sales associate who has been in real estate since 2004, and specializes in the Denver, Colorado metro real estate market. Connect with Rachel Betz Real Estate via LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Call her directly for all your real estate needs at 303-534-5000.
Rachel Betz is #1 Top Selling Individual Agent in Colorado & #20 in the world – 3rd quarter 2012 Keller Williams
PRESS RELEASE January 7, 2013
The numbers are in. Rachel Betz is the #1 Top Selling Individual Agent in the state of Colorado, and #20 in the world of over 80,000 Keller Williams Agents worldwide. These rankings were recently released for the 3rd quarter of 2012 as Rachel Betz was listed (for the first time in her career) in the Top 50 Individual Agent category of the Keller Williams OutFront Magazine publication. Rachel Betz sells real estate in the Denver metro, Boulder, and Northern Colorado real estate markets. She specializes in Luxury Real Estate, Buyers, Sellers, Land, and Investment Properties.
In addition to this incredible accomplishment, Rachel Betz was the #1 Top Selling Individual Agent in her market centers for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Hello my amazing friends, family and clients! Whew, what a year it’s been! Thank you again for your continued support of me and my business. I have made the annual holiday donation a tradition from here on out (see last year’s donation details here). In lieu of sending meaningless little paper calendars and wasting money on cards, envelopes, and stamps, I have chosen to make substantial annual donations in your honor. As always, you know I’m good for lunch, coffee, or a great glass of wine, if you’re truly in need of a present. Call me to catch up. =) Because of your continued support of my business, and much appreciated real estate referrals, I was able to make the following donations this year:
1. $12,000 worth of School Supplies for American Children (via World Vision)
2. $12,000 worth of Necessities for American Families (via World Vision)
3. An additional $1,000 to the following charities:
a. Wounded Warrior Project Helping Wounded American Veterans ($500)
b. Project Little Hearts through the Friends of Barnabas Foundation ($200)
c. Teaching Tree Early Childhood Education ($100)
d. Maxfund Animal No Kill Shelter ($100)
e. Misha May Foundation Dog Rescue ($100)
f. Clothing Donations for Denver Works Program through Safehouse Denver Battered Women Shelter
Some of you requested I donate to your favorite foundations…thank you for helping me help them! Merry Festivus! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING MAKE ALL OF THIS POSSIBLE!
Warmest Regards, Rachel Betz Real Estate (December 2012)
Denver metro Real Estate Market RIGHT NOW – CONDOS – Colorado News Statistics FACTS for Buyers & Sellers Summer 2012 Rachel Betz
The Denver Real Estate word of the season is…CONDO. If the real estate market in Denver is HOT, then the condo market is on FIRE! The spring buying frenzy has continued throughout the summer season, and there are still not enough homes and condos on the market to meet Buyer demand. Inventory is at the lowest it has been in years, and prices are up. The condo market is the absolute fastest moving market in the metro Denver area. Do you remember that “condo” was a dirty word only 2 short years ago? The market has definitely shifted, and condos are being snapped up faster than they can hit the market!
The Top 5 Reasons why condos are the investment to buy RIGHT NOW:
1. Retiring Empty-Nesters. There is not a more appealing lifestyle choice for empty-nesters, than the decision to downsize, simplify, and become FREE. After their kids leave the nest, they embrace their new lives, and know that simplifying is the true key to freedom. Why spend your days working on your home and a yard that is never quite done? Want to jet-set to Paris? Hike the Rockies? Road trip to Napa? A lock & leave condo is a MUST!
2. Second Home Owners. Seeking a tax haven? Seeking a vacation home? Seeking an income property? Condos can fulfill all of these needs for those buying second homes. Second homes can be snapped up with 20% down…and with interest rates floating around 4%, you would be crazy not to consider buying. Passive income IS the answer. Why ride the stock market up and down on an hourly basis? A second home (condo) can be the perfect mix of rental property and vacation home…you make money every month it’s rented. You can write off expenses. You don’t need to worry about cardiac arrest if things are erupting in Europe. A condo is a less stressful investment – period.
3. Luxury Home Owners Downsizing. I have brokered numerous luxury condo deals over the past year to Buyers wanting to find an incredible home, with less square footage. Today’s luxury Buyers are looking for QUALITY, not necessarily QUANTITY. They want a refined, luxurious space that they don’t have to worry about maintaining. They want high quality finishes, and the same lock & leave lifestyle as Retiring Empty-Nesters.
4. 1st Time Buyers. When young Buyers switch from being a renter to being a homeowner, they often feel stressed upon discovering how much maintenance a single family home requires. They are often surprised to find themselves mowing the lawn & pulling weeds on weekends, instead of actually enjoying life. The solution? A condo – especially for urban dwellers. Young Buyers can discover home ownership without being tied down to property maintenance. Why not let someone else deal with all of that work? Colorado was made to play!
5. Investors. If ever there was a time to snatch up condo deals, it is now! Many investors are snatching up condos for under $100,000, anticipating their values will jump at least 20% over the next few years. “Why,” you ask? Because they have been underpriced since 2008. If you can purchase a property for $100,000-$150,000, rent it out for between $800-1,500 a month, then sell it for a 20% gain in a few years, you should consider it. Investors are snatching up undervalued condos like crazy!
6. Young, Kidless Singles & Couples. You’re young. You’re fun. You’re local. You work. You play. You are Kidless. The Denver Condo lifestyle, in an urban setting supports everything you could want in this world. And it’s EASY. The house will come…with the kids. Just not quite yet! =)
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? WANT TO TALK REAL ESTATE? CALL ME! Rachel Betz Real Estate 303-534-5000
Many of you hear about the horrible state of the real estate market on a daily basis. I am here to hopefully brighten your day with THE TRUTH about the state of the Denver real estate market. Below details, in very basic terms, what you need to consider if you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the near future. The current real estate market is exciting, and what you hear on the national news about real estate as a whole DOES NOT apply to our local market in Denver, Colorado.
FACT 1: The Denver Real Estate Market is stronger right now than it has been anytime since the crash. AND it’s getting stronger.
FACT 2: We are now officially in a Seller’s Market. What does that mean? There are now fewer homes and condos on the market than there are Buyers who want to buy. How many fewer? A staggering number! Compared to just one year ago, we have almost 42% fewer active listings on the market. We have as many if not more Buyers who want to buy right now, and THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH HOMES & CONDOS TO PURCHASE. Listing times are 15% shorter than this time last year! There are 40% more homes under contract than this time last year! It is time to SELL. It is time to BUY. IT IS TIME. (see MLS statistics courtesy of Metrolist below)
FACT 3: I personally have not written an offer for one of my Buyers in the past 5 weeks that didn’t have multiple offers submitted already. From my discussions with other Realtors, this is very consistent with their experiences right now.
FACT 4: Of the many offers I wrote on behalf of my Buyers over the past several weeks, most were full price offers, and some were even above asking price. Some of my Buyers did not get the house – even some who offered above asking price. Someone else did – a Buyer who offered far ABOVE asking price.
FACT 5: Throughout history, real estate has followed the traditional model of supply and demand. When there are not enough homes on the market to meet the demand, prices generally increase.
FACT 6: Interest rates have never been lower in most of our buying lifetimes. Many of my Buyers are buying homes at a 3.75% interest rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage. How is this possible? If rates creep up 1%, 2% or even 3% (still historically very low), you cannot afford as nice or as much of a house as you can right now. For the same exact home, your mortgage payment could increase by hundreds of dollars a month, even thousands (depending on your pricepoint).
My thoughts…all of these current market attributes have created the Perfect Storm. SELLERS: Have you thought about putting your home on the market recently? You should sell. There has not been a better time for you to sell your home in the past 4 years than right now. BUYERS: Are you thinking of buying? You should buy. If you wait another year to buy a home, prices will be higher than they are now. And if rates follow prices, you will be able to buy MUCH less house for your money.
Call me anytime to talk shop! I can help you every step of the way in pursuit of achieving your real estate dreams! Rachel Betz Real Estate 303-534-5000
Friends, family, colleagues and clients…Here Are Your Presents! Happy Holidays from Rachel Betz Real Estate
Dear Friends, Family, Colleagues and Clients,
Every year I sit down at my desk to write my Holiday letter to you. I think about all of your home buying and selling experiences, all of our time together (the good, bad and ugly), and what you bring to my life. I try to put all of my thoughts into a small, 1/2 page letter (so not to bore you), then include a small token in the letter as a gift (usually a calendar). In the world of Real Estate, the idea behind sending tokens, such as calendars and pens is so your clients, friends and family will be reminded of you throughout the year. Then, hopefully they will refer you business because you are in their thoughts when the opportune time comes for a referral.
Are you tired of the calendars? Does it really make an impact on life and the world to see my face on a calendar? Is that really what makes you send your friends and loved ones to me, so I can help them buy and sell their homes? I am fairly certain the answer to all of these questions is “no.” What I do know is that I spend A LOT of money printing little calendars, and letters, and envelopes, and stamps. Eventually, you throw it all away. What a waste…
This year, I sat down at my desk, and thought about you and your lives. I thought about the fun, laughter, tears and excitement we’ve shared, and thought…why waste anything?
So for my client gifts this year, I have chosen to donate in YOUR HONOR. Because you have referred your friends and family to me, and because you have trusted me as your Realtor, I was able to do this:
1. Donate $1,800 worth of school supplies to American children in need
2. Donate $3,000 worth of necessities to American families in need
3. Fund business loans for 3 women in 3rd world countries
4. Provide safety for 3 formerly sexually exploited children
5. Provide 3 shares of deep well fresh drinking water to families in 3rd world countries
6. Provide 13 farm animals to families around the world
All donations through World Vision.
You will not receive your calendars and letters in the mail this year. Are you angry with me? Will you miss them terribly? If you are truly upset, you know I will make it up to you with Starbucks! Call me for coffee, and I’ll make you a custom calendar of your own this year. Merry Festivus! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year!
Thank you for your friendship, love, support and commitment.
Warmest Regards, Rachel Betz 2011
Tonight marks the end of an era for Rachel Betz Real Estate. Tonight I said goodbye to my first and only employee EVER. Tonight I said goodbye to Kimm Merritt, my friend. Kimm, you have been through the good and bad times with me. You were there through thick and thin. You have supported me and my dream for several years now. You are the epitome of commitment and grace. You are a gift. I wish you the best as you move on to the next chapter in life. You will be missed and you are appreciated. Your shoes will be hard to fill. I wish you the best of what life has to offer in your move, and know that your next chapter in Iowa will be amazing.
Kimm, Thank You
for suffering with me through the infancy of my business.
for believing in my vision.
for treating my clients like GOLD.
for supporting my ideas.
for answering my calls & listening to my crazy ideas at unGodly hours.
for staying by my side during the early days when your paycheck was late.
for bringing me Starbucks.
for loving me as family.
for taking care of my family.
for helping me bring my business to the next level.
for being a true friend.
Reg & Kylee for sharing your amazing wife/mom with me.
Thank you for everything that all of you are.
Rachel Betz chosen as Project Manager for development of THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens Cherry Creek North
Rachel Betz has been chosen to be Project Manager for the development of the remaining residences at Saint John’s Gardens. THE FLATS constitute the remaining 6 units available for purchase at Cherry Creek North’s gorgeous boutique-style small luxury condominium complex on the corner of 5th & Josephine in Denver, Colorado. Rachel Betz will also list these 6 fine semi-custom residences, which will hit the market at the beginning of August 2011. Call Rachel Betz now to schedule your tour of THE FLATS at Saint John’s Gardens. The townhomes are completely sold out, and the demand for THE FLATS is even stronger.