Testimonials

Allan L. Pallarito, President, Photonic Technologies Inc

“When in the market for real estate it is absolutely imperative to find the best in the business. You are looking for a well-established firm with a track record second to none, and a depth of personnel. Any real estate firm can achieve closure; the real question is the quality of the relationship along the path to that end. With Banyan Real Estate your search is over.

It is the working relationship with your listing agent, and their support staff along the way that makes all of the difference. As with many things in life, the ability to know that difference can sometimes only come from the perspective of having a lesser quality real estate experience! With Banyan it is all a matter of paying attention to the little details and to that end the staff of Banyan are second to none. With others in the past I had to pay attention to all of the minute details.

And than there is the subject of ethics and professionalism, that is sometimes lacking in the real estate business. In my most recent transaction with Banyan, the transaction was a complicated 1031 exchange that involved multiple properties. I really needed top-level professional expertise. Chris not only found me “a guy”, he literally found the guy that wrote the book, and that had provided input to the IRS about this kind of advanced exchange transaction.

In summary, I simply cannot wordsmith strong enough language that would convey to you the deep level of satisfaction I have experienced in my long history of working with the people at Banyan Real Estate.

Stephanie Bonin and Keith Arnold

“We have worked with Adam and Banyan Real Estate on 12 different transactions and each time it has been a smooth enjoyable event. Isn’t that what buying a house or an investment property should be about? It is an exciting time in your life and Adam is right there with you matching your excitement and enthusiasm. However, it is when we sold our home where our daughters were born that I fully appreciated the depth of Adam’s skills. He was sensitive and understanding as we got cold feet, questioned decisions and had to ultimately choose a buyer among many proposals. Thank you Adam.”

Brian Clark

“I would like to take a few moments to first and foremost applaud the team members at Banyan Real Estate that were involved in our recent acquisition of our new home in Broomfield. Your efforts provided an extremely smooth and enjoyable first home-buying experience for my wife Lindy and me. We could not have been happier with all parties involved, and are grateful to no end.

Secondly, I feel it necessary to briefly highlight our agent, Kathleen Staker. From the moment we met Kathleen at our first house tour in north Broomfield some months ago, Lindy and I knew that we were in great hands. Kathleen’s energy and passion for servicing our needs at any cost was only rivaled by her love for her profession, which was evident throughout the entire house hunting process. She was up-front and honest with us about all of the homes we toured; what we should be weary of, potential resale values, and everything in-between. What blew me away most about Kathleen was her willingness to not only drive the distances to house tours, but to do so at the drop of a hat. We never felt, at any point in the process, that we were just “another piece of business” – it was a personal relationship.

I can promise that Lindy and I will long be recommending Kathleen and the Banyan Real Estate team to all of our friends and family looking for new homes in the greater Denver area. Thank you for your time, and thank you for being the catalysts of our first family home!”

Mindy and Greg S.

“My husband and I were selling our home in Cheesman Park, and we were looking for an agent who was knowledgable, reliable, and energetic. We could not have found a better agent in Kathleen Staker! Her attention to detail was so appreciated! She knew exactly how to handle the market and deal with negotiations. (She was even willing to meet with us on a Sunday evening to go over the offers in detail.) She found a buyer quickly and her professionalism shone throughout the process. I felt like she not only cared about us as clients, but took a personal interest in this monumental moment in our lives. Without a doubt, we would use Kathleen again in the future!”

Katherine and Yasser Dahab

“Katherine and I just wanted to take a moment to share with you how fortunate we feel to have worked with Kathleen during our recent home purchase. Kathleen has been working with us since late last summer, and showed us what seemed like a hundred homes over that period. Through the entire process, she was remarkably patient and extremely attentive to what we were looking for. She regularly rearranged her schedule to fit into ours, and never once seemed to place us any less than her top priority.

We met Kathleen through a mutual friend, but what impressed us most were not the impressions or recommendations that were shared with us about her, but that she took the time to genuinely get to know the two of us. Instead of simply gleaning what we wanted in a house, Kathleen went the extra mile and became not only our most trusted representative in the home buying process, but a great friend as well. Her dedication to us as clients and as friends truly shined as we ultimately purchased a house from a difficult seller. Kathleen stayed true, was never less than calm and professional, and kept our best interests in mind throughout – even though it meant stressful work for her. She is, without question, the best real estate agent we have ever had the good fortune to work with.”

Kacy Wolf

“Buying my first home was a little daunting, but with Kathleen’s help it turned out to be an easy process. I felt like she was always looking out for my best interest and cared about what would be best for my future. I would highly recommend working with Kathleen as she was very knowledgable about all of the options and the different areas to buy in the city. Kathleen is fact driven and extremely professional. She has limitless energy and gives her honest opinion. I truly feel that Kathleen was a perfect fit for me for this process and I would recommend her to anyone.”

Shawna Seldon

“Hi Dianne, I wanted to send you a note to let you know that we really appreciated working with Brooke Wilson, you and the entire Banyan team in our search for a new house. Brooke was awesome and extremely attentive. She made sure I was aware of all of my options, and looked out for my best interests. She also made sure that everything we needed to get done was completely in a timely manner, and was always available for me for any questions I had, even on nights and weekends… and over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays too! I also really appreciated your availability to answer my questions, even on nights/weekends/holidays. I think everyone was surprised that we were able to move so quickly and get to the closing table on Dec. 31. I liked that everything could be handled electronically. I also really liked the way you mapped out what to expect—as a first time home buyer, I rarely had a question that you guys hadn’t already answered and explained. And I really appreciated the list of things that needed to be handled, even after the closing, and your list of suggested vendors has been very helpful as well. Thanks again to Brooke, to you, and to the entire Banyan team. When someone is looking for a realtor, I will be sure to send them your way.”

Mike and Holly Flaherty

“Chris did a great job selling our home in a very short amount of time (8 days)!! We originally chose Chris to list our home because of his superior marketing methods and his familiarity with our area. As we got prepared to put our home on the market, Chris also made affordable recommendations that directly correlated to a higher sales price for us. We appreciated Chris’ professionalism and responsiveness. Chris had many reliable contacts to refer to us throughout the sales process, from staging to painting to repairs. Best of all, Chris listened to our motivations for selling and helped us reach our goals quickly. Banyan Real Estate is well-equipped to facilitate the sale of any home in Metro Denver without a hitch! He’s a funny guy too, which helps in tense situations…”

Gina and Andy Johannesman

“We used Chris LaMee and Banyan Real Estate for both the sale of our home and buying of our new home. We have been extremely impressed with the professionalism and attention we were given on both sides of this process. They were very quick to respond to questions and concerns as well as proactive with information that was helpful in navigating the process. This is our 5th home and we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. By far Chris and his group are at the top of our list. They go above and beyond in every respect. We have and will continue to recommend Chris and his group as they are the best in the industry. If you have any questions we would be more than willing to answer them for you. Thank you Chris and Banyan Real Estate for making our home buying and selling experience a positive and pain free one.”

Barbara & Mel Backlin

“Chris LaMee came highly recommended to us, so we chose him as our realtor. We were not disappointed! He helped us sell our home in Roxborough in a tough market and helped us locate another residence in Highlands Ranch and negotiate for a fair price.

The attributes of Chris and Banyan Realty that we were most impressed with include:

Follow-up- Chris always returned our calls or e-mails in a very timely manner, and we received feed-back after almost every showing. Dianne Johnson, the administrative assistant, took care of every detail of the closing, and was in constant communication with us. No surprises there.

Professional- Chris was always pleasant and professional, conducting business in a calm, efficient manner.

Persuasive- When the other realtor from Westminster questioned the resale values of Roxborough Park and the slightly higher prices for the Stonehenge area, Chris was able to give valid justifications for the value and prices of this beautiful community.

We were glad that we chose Chris LaMee as our realtor, and Banyan Realty, and would be happy to recommend him to anyone wishing to sell their home.”