“#1 Individual Keller Williams Agent in Colorado 2015. Listing Agent of the Year 2014 & 2015”
The hardest working Realtor in the business! Growing up in the small farm and factory town of Horicon, Wisconsin, Derek learned the meaning of hard work from a young age. He grew up working at his family’s farm and as a young boy mowed lawns, shoveled snow, and did other odd jobs. He joined the Army his junior year in high school and went on to serve 6 years in a Mechanized Infantry Unit while attending Carroll College. During his military service, he was nominated as “Soldier of the Year” for his Infantry Unit and graduated on the Commandant’s Top 10 List for Primary Leadership Development School. As a Collegiate Wrestler, Derek was nominated team captain his junior and senior years and enjoyed over 15 years in the sport.
In 1999, Derek graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Carroll College. He worked in the software industry for nearly 8 years, including 5 years at Intel Corp as a software engineer. In 2003, Derek started his own real estate investment business which focused on rehabbing multi-family buildings and foreclosure properties. After a year of flipping several small apartment buildings and homes, Derek decided to get his real estate license. He was disappointed with the quality of service he received from other Realtors and was inspired to provide the highest level of service to his clients. He joined Keller Williams Realty and was named “Rookie of the Year,” with over 30 closings and $8.3 million in sales volume his first year in the business. Now, nearly a decade later, Derek has sold over 600 homes with over $80 million in sales. Derek also ranks among the top 1% of Realtors nationwide as a Certified Negotiation Expert.
Today Derek lives in the Willow Creek Community of Centennial Colorado with his lovely wife and two beautiful daughters. He enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, long boarding, and anything else he can risk injury while doing. He sells real estate in the entire Denver area including Denver Metro, Centennial, Littleton, Lakewood, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Parker, Aurora, LoDo, and many other areas. If you are looking for an experienced Realtor in Denver, then Derek is the hard working broker you need.
Derek has helped numerous clients build their real estate portfolios, find their dream homes, and sell for a profit. He has a broad spectrum of real estate experience, from distressed properties to traditional real estate. He enjoys working with everyone from the experienced investor to the first time homebuyer. During the height of the economic downturn, he helped numerous homeowners avoid foreclosure by successfully closing their short sales. He was also a foreclosure specialist for several banks and sold over 200 bank-owned properties.
Derek consistently stays up to date with the latest real estate market trends and has a keen eye for a good deal, which gives his clients a huge advantage in any market. He also understands the importance of an aggressive marketing campaign, which has earned his sellers on average 100% of their listed price and sold their homes in less than 10 days.
If you are looking for a Realtor with the knowledge and experience to help you find that perfect home or sell your home for a profit, then call Derek today!