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Old 07-24-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Sorry for the Double Post! I meant to put this in the Denver Forum

Hello All!

I am a frequent visitor to City-Data to read and honestly normally just search to find the info I need since it seems every question has been asked. Well this one I need current data.

Currently I reside in Minneapolis and am from Minnesota in general (born in southern MN and went to school in Duluth). I recently left my cushy job at a national telecommunications agency because I really couldnt stand it anymore. I decided with my previous sales skills and devotion to Customer Service I would thoroughly enjoy Real Estate. So now I need to decide where to do this.

I have always wanted to move out to Denver from my visits during college and really like the liberal atmosphere out there, not that Minneapolis doesnt have it. I really enjoy my life in Minneapolis, but have always had "is the grass greener on the other side?" question about Denver.

More importantly and the topic of this question- what is the market like for someone who is starting out in Real Estate in Denver and for those of you who know what is it compared to Minneapolis-St Paul?

Also for those who are in the business, am I fool for leaving "my network" (family, friends, college acquaintances) in MN to try out Denver, or is this something that could easily be built in Denver?

Thanks for the answers! I am currently gathering data on the info at hand so I can decide to get my license in CO or MN.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Well...

We can always use another real-estate agent in Denver as there is a distinct shortage of them now.
Just remember, "Do you want fries with that?" is not a good question as it a closed-ended question.
You would be better off asking: "How many orders of fries do you want with that?".
ABC - Always Be Closing
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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Go for it. - "Whats worse? Accepting a sub-par quality of life or taking a risk to see if a move leads to a better quality of life."
Someone quoted me that....Never forgot it..Hope it sticks with you.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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I'm not sure how someone who doesn't know this area at all would be a good real estate agent.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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I am always looking for a real estate agent who knows nothing about the city. PM me when you get in town.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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We all started with little knowledge and gained experience, as they say, one yard at a time.

I relocated here from Sunnyvale, CA where I had sold one house, twice. I was new to the area here, but loved exploring. I learned to share my enthusiasm with other first time home buyers. Then they moved up or down or out; now I am helping their kids get places.

Next month I will have had my real estate license, here, for 24 years. I think it's been a most rewarding career.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: on a hill
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Sorry for the Double Post! I meant to put this in the Denver Forum

Hello All!

I am a frequent visitor to City-Data to read and honestly normally just search to find the info I need since it seems every question has been asked. Well this one I need current data.

Currently I reside in Minneapolis and am from Minnesota in general (born in southern MN and went to school in Duluth). I recently left my cushy job at a national telecommunications agency because I really couldnt stand it anymore. I decided with my previous sales skills and devotion to Customer Service I would thoroughly enjoy Real Estate. So now I need to decide where to do this.

I have always wanted to move out to Denver from my visits during college and really like the liberal atmosphere out there, not that Minneapolis doesnt have it. I really enjoy my life in Minneapolis, but have always had "is the grass greener on the other side?" question about Denver.

More importantly and the topic of this question- what is the market like for someone who is starting out in Real Estate in Denver and for those of you who know what is it compared to Minneapolis-St Paul?

Also for those who are in the business, am I fool for leaving "my network" (family, friends, college acquaintances) in MN to try out Denver, or is this something that could easily be built in Denver?

Thanks for the answers! I am currently gathering data on the info at hand so I can decide to get my license in CO or MN.



Learning some history of the area would benefit you, and potential buyers. Suggestion: Give a year's subscription of Colorado Heritage magazine to your buyers at closings.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I'm not sure how someone who doesn't know this area at all would be a good real estate agent.

Agree. Love the OP's spirit and stranger things have happened, but it's going to be tough.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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We can always use another real-estate agent in Denver as there is a distinct shortage of them now.
Just remember, "Do you want fries with that?" is not a good question as it a closed-ended question.
You would be better off asking: "How many orders of fries do you want with that?".
ABC - Always Be Closing

Truly?

Both my wife and I are Realtors and have been seriously considering a move to the Front Range (possibly west slope) as my parents are in Estes Park.

Coming from downtown Baltimore we thought we may like something a bit smaller (Boulder, Fort Collins) but it seems that Denver has some 'hoods that we would like.

We both tend to be more service oriented and are far from the over-promising, under-delivering, strictly-in-it-for-the-commission salesman stereotype so thought CO may be a better fit.

(OP, sorry dont mean to hi-jack your thread... I just havent found much info on being a Realtor in CO)

If you think that you would like working with people and getting a decent mix of office and on-the-street time than go for it. One word of caution: most people think that Realtors work the hours they want. While that can be true, we tend to work the hours that others want/ are available (i.e. evenings and weekends) and often dont get to leave work at the office.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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We all started with little knowledge and gained experience, as they say, one yard at a time.

I relocated here from Sunnyvale, CA where I had sold one house, twice. I was new to the area here, but loved exploring. I learned to share my enthusiasm with other first time home buyers. Then they moved up or down or out; now I am helping their kids get places.

Next month I will have had my real estate license, here, for 24 years. I think it's been a most rewarding career.

You may very well get PMs from me in the future (if you dont mind).
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