LONGMONT – For nearly two decades Equity Colorado has provided their clients a full suite of real estate services. Recently, they made an important real estate transaction of their own: The Northern Front Range office has moved from their Niwot office to 710 Kimbark Street in Longmont.
Though Equity Colorado was established in 2000, it wasn’t until 2010 that the northern Colorado branch opened its doors. Today, it’s one of four offices that comprise the company, including Denver Metro, Colorado Springs, and Summit County. According to Nancy Umbreit, managing broker and owner, the Northern Front Range office serves Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties, with some agents covering parts of Adams, Jefferson and Denver counties. While the company has grown over the years, one thing that hasn’t changed is their commitment to fairness. “The people all the way up the ladder have stayed talented and loyal to our basic concept – to be fair and just to everyone, especially our agents and our clients.”
According to Umbreit, Equity Colorado’s clients pay smaller commission fees, while agents have access to the same or better service, tools and technology as their competitors. Plus, agents keep more of their commission, as they’re not supporting large office buildings and other overhead costs typical of bigger companies. Agents, therefore, can afford to take on fewer clients and give each one more time and attention – a win for agents and clients alike.
Equity Colorado prides itself on the fact that they seldom use assistants. “Ours is a personal touch,” says Umbreit. Because the company seeks Realtors who possess traits like integrity, initiative, and a positive attitude, Umbreit feels clients are more comfortable navigating the real estate process. The 80 agents who work out of the Longmont office “are there to help our clients and their families and to personally solve any problems that inevitably occur in a real estate transaction,” says Umbreit.
Umbreit feels their new space, a 1500 square foot house built in 1905, has a historic feel and cozy ambiance that will only improve their agents’ ability to serve clients. Since she purchased it she has made some renovations, including adding a large classroom but overall has maintained the building’s original feel, preserving the original windows and the walnut floors. Says Umbreit, “It is a joy to work in.”
By Pam Moore, At Home Colorado.