There are so many reasons why I am thankful that I chose a career in real estate in our beautiful state of Colorado, but today, I am especially grateful for my clients who continually instill their trust in me to partner with them in reaching their real estate goals and to the incredible Coldwell Banker Colorado team who supports my business endeavors and provides me with wonderful opportunities including hosting an event of a lifetime - the Annual Coldwell Banker Awards Celebration.
I was fortunate enough to have been invited to attend this world-class event last month at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and I was astonished and deeply moved to have been awarded with two very distinguished honors:
Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society Designation
Earned for placing in the top 14% of all Coldwell Banker NRT Broker Associates Nationwide
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rising Star Award
Earned for closing the most units in 2016 out of all Coldwell Banker Colorado Broker Associates who finished their first year in the real estate industry
Thank you to Coldwell Banker Colorado's President and CEO, Chris Mygatt and Executive Vice-President, Kevin Risen, for offering outstanding mentorship and friendship.
Of course, none of this could have been possible without every single one of my clients who helped me to get to where I am today. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to earn your trust and assist you in selling/buying your home. The most important mantra I maintain in my real estate business is the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. I treat all of my clients as if I were on the other end, and I know that I would want someone assisting me who I could trust to put my needs before a commission earning and someone who is ethical, responsible and communicative. When you hire me to represent you in real estate, you will always receive over-the-top client service from beginning to end. So again, thank you! Thank you for helping to achieve my business goals!
Lastly, I was recently interviewed for the ColoradoHomeStyle Blog regarding my achievements, and if you would like to read the article, please click here. I had such a great time with this interview and appreciated the opportunity very much. Below are some of the interview questions that were asked and answered, and as you read them, please remember, I am always looking for ways to connect with others who may be interested in buying or selling a home anywhere throughout Colorado or any other state in our nation. I would love to meet with anyone you might know so don't ever hesitate to have me reach out to your friends. Thank you!
Interviewer: Congratulations on winning the Rising Star Award and being granted the International Sterling designation! How does the accomplishment feel?
DeBacco Real Estate: I feel truly blessed to be recognized for such a Cinderella year! I am thankful for the opportunity to work with so many fantastic clients who have put their trust in me for the largest investment they will most likely make in their lives. Having the responsibility of a client’s life transition is such a rewarding and fulfilling experience and I am forever grateful.
Interviewer: Why are these awards special to you?
DeBacco Real Estate: Awards are amazing and I’m extremely grateful for them. However, what’s more special is seeing the excitement and sense of relief when a client closes on a house. I recently purchased my first home with my wife, and I remember how amazing it felt to have a place to call home. Being able to relive that on a weekly/monthly basis with my clients is a gift that I always appreciate and look forward to.
Interviewer: What would you say is the recipe for success in the real estate field?
DeBacco Real Estate: Living and breathing the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have others do unto you) is the only recipe for success. Embodying this rule day in and day out will always put you in the shoes of your leads, prospects, clients, friends, family and colleagues. With leads/prospects you don’t want to be too pushy, because I hate being hassled. I treat my clients with the same respect, communication, and professionalism I would expect from any vendor I was working with. Lastly, I make sure that I help everyone I know (family/friends/colleagues) with things other than real estate. When you go out of your way to help others, you will be remembered for your service, and in turn they will want to help you which usually means offering a referral.
Interviewer: What do you like most about working in the Colorado market?
DeBacco Real Estate: I love the challenge! Every client, transaction and situation is different. In Denver, we have to be super creative when working on the buyer side. We are often competing in multiple offer situations, and have to go above and beyond to win the offer. That usually entails meeting the listing agent in person, learning what needs to happen to have a deal accepted and constructing offers that will be irresistible for the seller to accept. When working as a listing agent at Coldwell Banker we have an arsenal of tools and resources to give our clients the best possible exposure and the opportunity to achieve top dollar for their property. Anyone can put a sign in the yard, but it takes a real expert to market the property to the right demographic, at the right price and of course with a level of service and professionalism.
Interviewer: Other than selling properties, what is another passion of yours?
DeBacco Real Estate: I am extremely passionate about service and giving back to the community. I am member of two charitable boards, I coach youth baseball, I am on the leadership committee for my alumni group (University of Dayton), and my wife and I play on a co-ed softball team. My wife and I enjoy boating, going to the movies, traveling and being with family and friends.
Interviewer: What makes living in Colorado a unique experience?
DeBacco Real Estate: I grew up in Ohio, spent five years in California and ended up here in Colorado. This state has it all in my opinion: you have the Midwestern friendliness and the four distinct seasons similar to Ohio. Yet you have the activity and excitement that California offers. I truly feel blessed to call Colorado home!