Colorado Landmark Quarterly: 4th Quarter Update

We are excited to announce that the 4th Quarter issue of the Colorado Landmark Quarterly Newsletter has finally been released!

Check out what is happening in the Boulder Real Estate Market, along with upcoming events across Boulder County and a special note from Joel Ripmaster.  Make sure to check back on our blog for the newest  Colorado Landmark Quarterly issue. Click here to download your own copy of the newsletter!
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Emily Gadacz Annouces 2014 Haertling House Design Competition

Boulder, CO – 31 Jan 2014

In collaboration with the University of Colorado’s School of Environmental Design, and Stephen Sparn Architects, Emily Gadacz, Broker Associate at Colorado Landmark, Realtors announces the 2014 Haertling Home Design Contest.  This contest gives graduate students of CU’s School of Environmental Design the opportunity to enter a local design competition and win a cash prize.  Students will submit design concepts and plans for the renovation of the main floor of Menkick House, located at 165 Greenrock Drive in Boulder, designed by famous local architect Charles Haertling and built in 1969.   More than 40 of Haertling’s structures dot Boulder’s neighborhoods, and he’s recognized for combining elements of modernism and organic architecture into his work. Some have compared his work to that of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Haertling designed the Menkick House to relate to a massive rock outcrop that dominates the one-acre West Boulder site. The outcrop is integrated into the structure’s exterior in three different areas. At one point, beams extend from the house and seem to be embedded in the boulder. The neutral horizontal roofline doesn’t compete with the rock formations; rather it seems to almost disappear, calling attention to the boulders while giving the house equal prominence. The structure and the outcropping are perfectly in sync with each other.

“As a longtime resident and Realtor in Boulder, it is undeniable that the Menkick House epitomizes everything that is Boulder – beautiful, unique and connected to its natural surroundings.  The house has so many incredible features, but among the most dramatic is its location and integration into the landscape. I am honored and delighted to collaborate with Stephen Sparn, a talented and well-respected architect, and to support our community through the innovative CU students who are competing to assist with a fresh design for the interior of the home. This property is currently listed for sale,” comments Gadacz who is also the listing agent on the property.

Each student will submit a renovation proposal for the main level of the home, interior only, and plans should include materials and may incorporate the stair cases if desired. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 6th, 2014.

Stephen Sparn of Stephen Sparn Architects will select the winner during a catered award ceremony at the Menkick House the evening of February 11th.  “I feel that the Menkick House (Currently owned by Stephen Churner) which was built in 1969 is one of Boulder Architect Charles Heartling’s best homes that he designed.  This home is nestled into a beautiful rock formation and has strong Frank Lloyd Wright influences.  I look forward to seeing how young designers might compliment this design with their design concepts,” says Sparn.  The winner will receive a cash prize, as well as recognition in the local community and a letter of commendation.

For more information on the Haertling – Menkick Home or the Design Contest please contact Emily Gadacz, Broker Associate with Colorado Landmark, Realtors at 303.868.1010 or


 Emily Gadacz / Colorado Landmark, Realtors / 303.868.1010 /

Stephen Sparn Architects:

Menick House

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Colorado Landmark Staff Member Honored

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Colorado Landmark’s Director of Relocation named to Advisory Council for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Pam Metzger, Director of Relocation and Business Development at Colorado Landmark, Realtors has just been appointed to the Advisory Council for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  The LeadingRE Advisory Council is a leadership group of top business development, relocation and corporate services directors in the organization who offer their talent and feedback to the LeadingRE management team on various programs and initiatives, mentor other members, and who serve as ambassadors for the network regarding the various tools and benefits available. As one of twelve Council members Pam will start her 3-year term as a Council member in February 2014.

“I am so honored to be included in this group of incredible real estate and relocation industry professionals and look forward to serving on the Council with them” says Pam.  “Leading RE is an amazing organization comprised of the “best of the best” companies around the globe.  I look forward to contributing as well as learning a lot from my fellow Council members and the superb Leading RE staff.”  Pam has lived in Colorado since 1993.  Prior to joining Colorado Landmark her background included work in finance and marketing in the electronics and aerospace industries.  Pam has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania.

Premier Real Estate Companies

Colorado Landmark, Realtors has been a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World since 2007.  Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a global network of over 500 premier real estate firms with 4,000 offices and 120,000 sales associates in over 40 countries around the world. Leading RE’s  member companies consistently dominate the US list of top 500 real estate firms as reported by RealTrends.  There are 16 additional members of Leading RE within Colorado including companies such as Perry & Company in Denver, Slifer Smith & Frampton in Vail and Summit County, Sears Real Estate in Greeley, and Platinum Group Realtors in Colorado Springs.

Boulder Luxury Homes

Colorado Landmark, Realtors is also a member of Leading RE’s luxury home marketing program, Luxury Portfolio International®.  This program allows consumers to view over 15,000 of the world’s most remarkable properties, with translation in multiple languages and currencies. Luxury Portfolio provides a robust menu of marketing services, tools, advertising and partnerships designed to showcase the $1 million-plus properties of its 200 member brokerage companies. This “network within the LeadingRE network” includes the most respected luxury real estate brands in the business and features more luxury properties on its website than any other luxury network.

Colorado Landmark, Realtors has been Boulder County’s most powerful resource for distinctive homes  since 1977.  Visit the following websites for more information.

Two Colorado Landmark Agents named “Top Brokers” in Boulder by Real Trends

We are so proud of two of our agents, Steve Remmert and Kim Thompson, who have been named two of the top three brokers in the Boulder area by Real Trends.

Real Trends publishes annual rankings of the top 1,000 real estate agents and teams in the United States by transaction sides and dollar volume. This year was the first time it ranked agents who have done at least 50 deals by state and city. The list includes more than 6,500 agents.

Way to go Steve and Kim!

To view the whole article, click here


Colorado Landmark Receives Website Quality Award

We are very proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Colorado Landmark, Realtors has received the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® , which presents the certification to member real estate firms that demonstrate best practices in website design and Internet communications., earned the certification after reaching high marks on a range of criteria, including usability, design and content, interactivity, responsiveness, search engine optimization and more.

Our website also won the award for “Best Visual Design” at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in 2012.

“We introduced the WQC in 2009 to recognize member websites that combine high standards for design, technology and customer service,” said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor.  “Each year, we revisit the criteria to ensure the standards reflect the most current online trends, and we are especially proud to recognize the firms whose sites earned the WQC this year.”

The WQC is an optional program available only to firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and requires re-certification every two years.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® ( is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 4,600 offices and 140,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization’s leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise 13 of the top 25 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 924,000 home sales valued at $234.6 billion in the U.S. in 2011. In addition, LeadingRE locally-branded affiliates hold the Number One position in sales in nearly 40% of the top 103 markets in the U.S., more than any national franchise organizations.


Featured Home #28

Our next featured home is 4742 W. 105th Way in Legacy Ridge. This beautiful five bedroom, 4 bathroom home features two stair cases, an attached three car garage, and an open floor plan. Hardwood floors and granite tops round out the beautiful kitchen which includes an in-island gas range.

This home not only backs to walking trails, but also boasts a beautiful, professionally landscaped yard and patio area with a lovely water feature. The unfinished ment is waiting for your personal touch to create your perfect dream home!

For more information about this lovely home, please contact Scott Ripmaster at 970-708-0444 or

Featured Home #29

Our second featured home is a real Boulder treasure! 335 Grape Lane was recently built with a timeless aesthetic using only the finest materials. This shingle-style home is truly a one-of-a-kind gem in the coveted Newlands Subdivision. The home and lot are perfectly set at the end of a private drive on a nearly half acre lot abutting Mount Sanitas Open Space. Enjoy incredible city and mountain views, lots of privacy and beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces!

This beautiful, private home is near North Boulder Park, Ideal Market and Pearl Street. The location is convenient, yet feels a world apart! 

For more information on this amazing estate, please contact Steve Remmert at 303-302-8812 or

Featured Home #30

Our first home to be featured is a true Colorado Landmark. The Yellow Barn has been designated a Historical Landmark, and was originally the Allen Farm in the 1880’s. Autumn Hill Farm is the premier equestrian facility in 3 counties, including Boulder County. Nestled neatly against the Foothills just five miles north of Boulder, Autumn Hill Farm features a large indoor arena, facilities and training for more than 40 boarders, and currently specializes in Dressage. It is also grandfathered for 48 shows a year.

Located at 9417 Foothills Parkway, this beautiful property has 2 homes and and additional building site suitable for a home up to 9,300 square feet. Breathtaking views, 3 ponds and easy access to riding trails are all part of the 97 acre property.

For more information regarding this beautiful property, please contact Mara Yehl at 303-579-6879 or

Colorado Landmark Website awarded Website Quality Certification

We are very proud to announce that our website, has earned the 2011 Website Quality Certification (WQC), presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to member companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution.

Every aspect of the site was reviewed to ensure exacting standards were met in six key areas, ranging from design and content to human interactivity to search engine optimization.  The WQC was introduced in 2009 to recognize and encourage superior websites among Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s 550 member firms.

“With so many people going online to obtain information on homes, communities and everything relating to home buying and selling, it is vital for a real estate firm to have a current, easy-to-use and relevant website,” notes Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.  “By earning the Website Quality Certification, Colorado Landmark, Realtors has demonstrated that it offers fundamental online resources to home buyers and sellers, which are further supported by the expertise only a dedicated real estate professional can provide.”   

We have also been nominated for a 2011 WQC Award for Best Visual Design, which will be awarded at the Leading Real Estate Companies of The World Annual Conference in Orlando in March.



Press Release: Colorado Landmark, Realtors Wins International Marketing Contest

Boulder, COColorado Landmark, Realtors is proud to announce it is the recipient of a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Marketing Contest Award. The award was presented March 10 at the 2011 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, an event that attracted 800 real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests from across the U.S. and eight countries worldwide.


The award-winning entry in the Business Cards and Letterhead category was chosen d on creativity, quality and overall presentation and effectiveness.

“We are delighted to recognize the member real estate firms that have showcased outstanding marketing, branding and promotional activities,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president of corporate marketing. “Winning companies have distinguished themselves by providing useful information to home buyers in sellers in compelling and memorable ways.”

“We work hard to make sure our advertising and marketing materials represent what our company stands for – integrity, quality, excellence, expertise and service to our clients and community. We have been the Boulder area’s most powerful resource for distinctive properties since 1977,” states Pam Metzger, Director of Business Development for Colorado Landmark.

Colorado Landmark also received recognition for being a Peak Producer (sending one of the highest quantity of outgoing revenue-generating closings), the Million Dollar Club (for multiple referrals with an actual sales price of $1 million or greater) and the Momentum Club (for improving our company’s Outgoing Referral Fee Split by at least two split levels from 2009 to 2010).

Colorado Landmark, Realtors is the local representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of 600 premier locally-branded firms producing $250 billion in annual home sales. LeadingRE provides a broad range of brokerage services to its affiliates, including lead generation, branding support, luxury marketing through Luxury Portfolio International, web exposure and technology systems, and state of the art learning and credentialing.

For more information on Colorado Landmark, Realtors visit or call 800-737-MOVE.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 600 firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 5,000 offices and 150,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization’s leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise six of the top 10 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 1 million home sales valued at $250 billion in the U.S. in 2009. In addition, LeadingRE affiliates hold the Number One position in terms of sales or volume in more of the top markets than any other organization.