BAUMGARTNER-BARRETT, the partnership of Ann Baumgartner and Steve Barrett, will provide you with two of the most well-rounded and experienced Real Estate Brokers practicing in the Metro-Denver real estate market.
Steve is a full-time Real Estate Broker and specializes in sales of homes by 50+ years old, seniors and elderly (Seniors), and estates and protected persons in Probate. As a result of his background as an attorney and homebuilder, Steve is uniquely adept at resolving the numerous issues that arise in real estate sales involving representing Seniors and Probate. Steve earned a NAR Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation, and continues active membership in the SRES Council. During his 25+ year legal career, Steve honed his negotiating and contract drafting skills, and on a daily basis calls on these skills in his real estate practice. Although he no longer practices law, his license remains active for the benefit of his real estate clients. Steve can draft contracts and offer advice associated with real estate transactions that other real estate brokers cannot do, such as lease-back agreements, numerous amendments and side agreements. Steve also continues active membership in the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) and its Elder Law, Trust and Estate and Probate sections. A benefit of his membership in these sections, Steve regularly receives continuing education in topics affecting his Senior clients and his clients in Probate. He also serves on CBA committees that provide community services to older adults, such as Senior Law Day. In the early 2000’s, Steve, stepped away from his law practice to pursue his interests in business and construction. He created a company that built and restored some of the most prestigious homes in Cherry Hills, Park Hill, Denver Country Club and Hilltop neighborhoods. He keeps his general contractor’s license active for the benefit of his real estate clients. For example, Steve will inspect the home to identify any potential defects or maintenance issues, provide advice to his clients regarding repair options and costs, and offer referrals to qualified construction professionals, saving our clients valuable time and money.
Ann has been recognized year over year as a Metro-Denver top producer by the Denver Board of Realtors. She has been personally investing in real estate for over 30 years, and is well experienced with issues of financing and improving homes. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and has earned designations as a CNE (Certified Negotiations Expert) and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist). Ann is considered by her clients and peers a “gifted” in home staging, photography and marketing. Before becoming a full time broker, she owned and operated a multi-state aviation insurance brokerage and negotiated with underwriters on large aviation risks. An entrepreneur, Ann’s creative side included ownership in an art and interiors’ business, where she partnered with well-known companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue. Her expertise in negotiations, marketing strategies and visual arts is valuable in every aspect of achieving her client’s goal of home buying or selling.
Together, Steve and Ann have a unique ability to connect solutions to problems and connect people to opportunities, making Baumgartner-Barrett one of the most dynamic Real Estate Broker teams in Metro-Denver.