I recently moved from New Jersey to Denver, residing in an apartment while I looked for a house. On the recommendation of a friend, I contacted Banyan Real Estate to work with me in this endeavor. My primary contact was Chris LaMee, with some additional assistance from Adam Mackstaller. I found Chris to be so easy to work with. He met with me to determine the locations I was most interested in, my price range, my time table – anything he needed to know to limit neighborhoods and houses for me to consider. Once I found the house that met my wants and needs, Chris and the Closing Manager, Dianne Johnson, led me through the process from offer to successful close. Real estate transactions in New Jersey are handled quite differently than here in Colorado. Chris and Dianne kept me well informed throughout each phase of the process, providing detailed information and answering my many questions with great patience and thoroughness. They provided me with contacts for any inspection-related issues that were identified, a big help to me since I was new here and did not know any service providers. They were responsive, professional, and very nice to work with. If you’re looking for a real estate agency to work with, I would, without hesitation, recommend Bayan Real Estate.
Danny Charlton & Angelique Batuna
“My wife & I would like to thank Banyan Real Estate for putting together our recent home purchase. Simply stated, not embellishing, we could not have pulled this off without the reliable communication from Chris LeMee and professional follow up from Dianne Johnson. We are over the moon happy with the process and our new home. Our transaction was a bit unusual since we literally live half way around the world in Indoneisa; 14 time zones different from Denver. Chris’s dependable emails and flexible schedule for international phone calls due to time adjustments reassured us we were on the right track. He guided us through the process including connecting us with banking advise, assisting the inspection process and management of our property subsequent to purchase. It became evident Chris and Dianne work well together as a team and were available at all times to answer last minute questions and finesse our concerns as novice first time buyers.
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Thank you again Banyan Real Estate and we look forward to do additional business together in the future.”
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. ”
Whitney Hake, Commercial Real Estate Broker
“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.”
Mike Wallace, CEO Constellation Energy
“Chris LaMee is a top notch professional and the best agent we have ever had. This was our 10th home purchase (in 40 years). He kept us informed and his his guidance was “right on.” We highly recommend him and Banyan Real Estate.”
Travis Gentry, President Financial Health Systems, Inc.
“Chris and his team are in a league of their own. They possess a strong understanding of real estate and have a firm grasp of the economy and markets they serve. They leverage technology to keep the process moving, buyer/sellers informed, and to provide complete documentation. Chris is a great champion able to represent any buyer/seller. There is no question who to use for any transaction.”
“Over the years my wife and I bought and sold 7 residential properties as we pursued a professional career and a comfortable retirement. So I believe I can rate real estate agents with some authority.
We had the good fortune of a neighbor recommending Chris LaMee of Banyan Real Estate to be our Real Estate Professional.
My family and I found Chris to be very professional & with integrity from beginning to the end of our sales transaction. He consulted with us on sales strategies that ultimately lead to a successful & timely sale. His Market Analysis was on target and met our goals. We had the house inspected by a professional and corrected several deficiencies and proceeded to stage the house to focus on the best features such as the kitchen, great room, bedrooms, views, and location. Chris then brought in a professional photographer who spent 4 hours taking pictures as the sun set to post on the internet.
Our house was on the market for approximately 2 weeks before we had a sales contract. The buyers found the house from Chris’ online marketing efforts. The house was sold just below asking price by only a few percentage points.
I highly recommend Chris for his outstanding job in this most difficult market. His integrity and professionalism carried the day for me. ”
“Great Transaction! Chris was very patient and was very good at staying in communication. Best realtor we?ve ever worked with. Fully electronic transaction a huge bonus! Very efficient. Escrow was also easy.”
Kathy McGovern, Owner, Bonnie Brae Drug Store
“Our experience with Chris LaMee was outstanding. We were complete neophites in the world of commercial real estate. He treated our countless anxieties and questions about our relatively small purchase with speed, efficiency and honesty. We’re not high-rollers, but he worked as hard for us as he would have for someone buying a much larger property.”
“Beth and I wanted to send this letter to express our enthusiastic thanks for your professional services to market our property.
Unfortunately we purchased the house in mid-2007 at the peak and only several months before the bottom dropped out of the housing market in 2008. You can understand our frustrations and concerns attempting to sell it initially with another agency for almost a year before soliciting your assistance. Not only did you keep the price at a level that we felt it was worth, but your thorough marketing plan to expose this property to a wider potential buyer group and incorporate unique marketing ideas was obviously the catalyst to produce a very positive purchase offer in a few short months.
And, you didn’t stop there. Having relocated to another state, your thorough communication and guidance through the closing process made the experience very enjoyable, especially with the confidence we had already developed in your professional skills. You truly took a serious financial burden off our minds, and we are both grateful for that. Please forward our personal thanks to your excellent Closing Manager, Dianne Johnson.
We just wanted to personally express our appreciation for your advice, your consistent effort, and the results you produced for us. Feel free to add our strong recommendation to your growing list of referrals from your satisfied clients. Thanks Chris.”
“Chris LaMee and his team at Banyan Real Estate provided me with excellent service on my recent search for a home from initial discussions through closing. They were always attentive and professional, and made my interests top priority in all endeavors. Chris did a fantastic job in tailoring this property search for my specific needs by continually modifying our approach per my feedback after viewings. I could count on him to pre-screen candidates and only show me those options that matched my criteria. Additionally, Chris brings to the table a wealth of experience in real estate and made sure we only viewed candidates that would be good buys from an investment perspective. My career takes up a significant portion of my life and this approach ensured that my valuable time was always well spent. I highly recommend Chris LaMee and his team at Banyan and would use them again.”
Sam Eidson, CEO 90 Octane
“…Amazing service from fantastic agents, with great technology. It was the best real estate transaction I have ever had….”
Barry Hamilton, CEO Red Canyon Software, Barerose Properties
“I receive in-depth market knowledge and excellent strategic advice every time I buy, or sell an investment property. I always recommend my Chris LaMee to employees, or friends looking for superior service. ”
“I really appreciated all the work Chris and the team at Banyan did for us and wanted to share my experience with others who might be looking for a real estate agent.
I contacted Chris in May of 2015 from Shanghai China where I had been living for the past 15 years. I told him my situation; i.e. that I was moving back to Denver with my wife and 2 young daughters and needed his help to find a home in a great neighborhood with exceptional schools.
I also asked Chris for help in finding a mortgage (I had attempted this on my own and was having no luck at all).
Chris delivered on both fronts. He introduced me to a banker who gave me a great mortgage and he helped me locate the perfect home based on our requirements. With Chris’ help and guidance we ended up paying less than we planned and he was helpful, organized and professional throughout the entire process. Perhaps most importantly, I always felt like Chris was really on “my side” as an advocate and partner in the transaction.
I will recommend Chris to my friends and family and we were 100% satisfied with the service Chris and his team provided.”